You will not be a complete electrician until you have all the right tools that assist you in your work. To represent yourself as a good professional, you must learn and use these tools properly in every stage of your electrical project.
By having the must-have electrician tools used by the pros, you will be able to do any electrical task in a short time with fewer efforts. So here is a list of these tools that you should keep with yourself while you are working with different projects.
Must Have Electrician Tools
An electrician needs a lot of tools for different purposes and for ensuring safety. Here some of the must-have electrician’s tools used by pro electricians that makes the work more efficient and perfect.
Lineman Pliers are used for holding the wire, cutting down them, strip wires, joining and twisting them, making any shape and so on. They are handy and can be used by using just one hand.
Pliers can be a different size and different models depend on the purposes. They are portable and usable for many functions. It is one of the few tools that you must have for any electrical works or projects and also for other purposes.
Wire Strippers are used for stripping wire as well as cutting them and making a joint. They have different options for different size of wires. They can remove the insulation and uncover the copper conductor for further purposes.
Wire stripper ensures the proper electrical wiring to prevent any kind of accidents. Some of the wire strippers are universal and automatic for any kind of wires and also for any size of wires.
Cable cutter is useful for cutting wires properly at the exact point. To cut wires of any size and variety, cable cutter is the most perfect tool for you. They can cut wires sharply and without damaging the edges.
They are one-handed operating too and very handy. They are lightweight, portable and durable. You can use them for cutting anything else like rope also.
Wire crimpers are used for crimping wires instantly with connectors and so other things. To joint connectors or anything with the conductor, you can use wire crimpers to joint them at the point after removing the insulator.
Wire crimpers cramp the wire in pattern and the connectors to hold in permanently and properly. So, you can use them to connect the wire in the battery or so other things.
Cable Staple Guns
Cable staple guns are used for stapling wires with the wall, wood or any other surface to hold the wire in place. They are automatic and accurate. some of the wire stapling guns are battery powered so that by pressing just a button, you can staple the wire. They are fast and effective than manual stapling process.
Insulated Screwdrivers and Nut Drivers
Insulated Screwdriver or nut driver is a common tool to tighten and untighten screws and nut. It is needed when you are joining something together. They are insulated so that you can use them with live wires or direct contact of electricity.
There are different sizes and shapes for different purposes. Electric screwdrivers are automatic so that with the help of battery power, you can easily do the task in a short time.
Fish tape is using for passing electric wires through walls or any narrow space. They are also usable as a wire guide. They are properly made, long and can be usable in any kind of environment. You can pass your wire of any size through the narrow holes with the help of this tool.
Electrical tape is another common and most used tool that is must need for any kind of electrical wiring. They are made of polyvinyl so they are long lasting and the most important thing properly insulated.
They are used in electrical joint and in conductors to isolated them from another wire. They are also used for short circuit protection and holding wires together as well.
Electrical Wire Wrap
Electrical wire wrap is a special protective tool made of insulating material that is used for wrapping electrical wire, especially in the joint section. They act as an alternative to the insulator of the wire and protect them to be connected with human or another live wire.
High-temperature connectors are wire connectors that can work well in high temperatures. They are made of plastic that works as an insulation as well. Temperatures become so high in electrical join point because of high current so they are perfect to protect the joint and wiring as they can bear a high amount of temperature.
Conduit bender is a tool to bend conduit that is used for electrical wiring. Electrical wires are normally passed through conduit inside the wall or underground that needs to be bent for different purposes. With a conduit bender, you can easily bend your conduits at the desired point in the desired angel easily.
Threading tools are used to make a thread on pipes or conduit. Conduit is used to pass electrical wires through wall or ground. To joint conduits, making a thread is necessary and important. Threading tools can make thread perfectly of exact size and shape. So that you can easily connect two conduits together to make a long route to pass electrical wires.
Soldering iron is a traditional but important tool for soldering any wire or joint. Soldering wires are important to make any joint or connection more conductive and accurate. with the help of a soldering iron, you can make the soldering of any joint perfectly. You can control the temperature of the soldering iron and also can de-solder soldering to free the joint.
Soldering guns is a modern tool of soldering. They are automatic and easy to use. You can solder anything by just pressing a button. With this tool, you do not need to hold the soldering wire as it automatically pushes the solder wire when you press the button. The advantage of soldering guns is they are accurate, easy to use and time-saving.
Soldering wire is another important thing for soldering. Soldering wire with the touch of the hot soldering iron, it melts and become liquid which you need to put on the joint that later be hard to make a hard joint. Soldering wire is easy to keep and melt and freezes so quickly that make the soldering process fast and accurate at the same time make the joint more conductive.
A solder sucker is a tool that is needed when you desolder anything to free the joint. With the solder sucker, you can suck the liquid solder wire to remove them from the joint. Thus, the joint become free and you can open the connection or joint.
USB Microscope is needed to see the soldering point more precisely. You can connect them in any USB supported screen to watch them on the big screen as well as by zooming. This ensures the proper quality and safety of your soldering work. They are portable, light and easy to use.
Soldering stand is an important tool to keep the soldering iron while you are working. Soldering iron is very hot when they are plugged and you can’t keep them anywhere. To keep them is a safe place, you must use a soldering stand that will protect you from being in direct touch of the soldering iron. Though you need it only in case you are using the traditional soldering iron.
A soldering station is a complete unit of soldering anything. It has controlled power supply from where you can control the temperature of the soldering guns according to your need. It has an attached soldering stand and other staffs to complete the soldering task perfectly.
A multimeter is a combined measuring tool by which you can measure multiple parameters of electricity on your circuit, socket or in the wires. They are lightweight, portable and very handy as well as easy to use. They are accurate and the result is shown on the display.
You can measure voltage, current, resistance, frequency, continuity, capacitance and inductance, temperature and so on. They are fast and safe. By having this tool, you can measure almost all of the kind of electrical measuring task.
A clamp meter is a measuring device especially for measuring the current through a wire. It uses electromagnetic theory to measure the amount of current that passes through the wire. you can also measure voltage and resistance with these kinds of meters. They are useful because there is no need for disconnecting the connection to measure the current in a wire.
Voltage sniffer is a digital testing meter that is used to check whether there is any voltage or not in a point or in a conductor. With this one, you can easily measure one-point voltage with respect to ground and also you can understand that the point has electricity or not.
The tone generator is a programmable device by which you can generate and control different wave-like a sine wave, sound or signal that can be used for different purposes. They are mainly used to test audio, to cancel noise or to run a test, etc. you can easily control the parameters to get the output according to your needs.
Digital Oscilloscope is a measuring device where you can see the graphical representation of any signal or waveshape of electricity in a display. You need to hold the probe of it in the point of which you want to see and the waveshape will be displayed on the screen.
Thus, you will be able to realize the actual condition of electricity or signal in that point of the circuit. You can also measure the pick to pick voltage, frequency and so on from the graph.
Circuit analyzer is a digital tool that is used to analyze a circuit with its different parameters. It can measure everything on the circuit you need to analyze the circuit and to find any fault. It can work on a very large range so that you can easily detect the unwanted noise or fault location on the circuit.
Circuit tracer is a tracking device that is used for finding electrical conduits and cables. They can detect, find and trace electrical cable inside your wall or any object even underground. So that you can easily find the cables and locate them to do the necessary works and maintenance.
Circuit Breaker Finder
Circuit breaker finder is a tracking device that is used for finding circuit breaker in your house electricity main panel or even inside your wall or anywhere. They are also used to detect working and damaged circuit breaker that is used for protecting your electrical equipment.
Resistance and continuity tester
Resistance and continuity tester is used for measuring the resistance of any electrical equipment. This meter can measure the resistance in a sec and showed them on the big display in digits. They are also used to check continuity of a wire that indicates how well the wire is as well how conductivity the wire has. These meters are fast, accurate and portable.
Megger tester is a measuring device that is used to measure the level of insulation of a wire or object as well as to measure the earth resistance. With these meters you can know the quality of the insulation and whether there is any fault or not.
You can also measure the earth resistance by megger tester. Measuring earth resistance is a very important task for house wiring and earthing the circuit. With the help of megger tester, you can locate a suitable position for earthing of any house and industry.
LCR meter is a measuring device by which you can measure resistance, inductance, and capacitance of electrical equipment. You will get the results on the big screen and also calculate them. These meters are useful to work on power transmission lines as well.
Socket tester is used to check a socket whether it is okay or not. With this device, you can test the condition of a socket and it will show the result with the help of some led to different colors. The operation of this tool is very easy and it is lightweight and portable.
Wire tester is used for testing an electrical wire. They can detect the quality of wire, conductivity, and resistance. If there any fault on the wire, you can detect and find the exact point with a wire tester.
Digital Energy Meter
The digital energy meter is not a must needed tool but an important one almost for every house. This meter measures the energy consumed by the electrical equipment and showed them on the counter.
There are also digital energy meters that showed the reading in digits and you can function multiple options from there. These meters are also useful to check any electrical equipment besides measuring the energy consumed.
Receptacle Tester is used for checking the socket is they are wired properly or not. These tools send a small signal and after receiving them, check the signal to detect the property of the connection. If any wrong is found, it will notify you that there is some problem with the connection.
Power Drills and Drivers
Power drills and drivers are used for making drills in your wall or surface for different purposes. For electrical wiring, drilling in the wall is a must needed task for which you need a power drill machine that will make the work more perfect and efficient.
Allen wrench is an important tool that is used for different purposes. You will mainly need it to change the bit and tighten them in the drill machine. You may also use them in screws and nuts.
Hole saw is used to make a hole of different size on your wall so that you can pass different sizes of wire through them. They are powered by electricity and automatic.
You should always use Safety glass to protect your eyes from any small or big objects from hitting your eyes directly or indirectly. They are transparent so that you can see everything clearly and at the same time it will protect your eyes from objects and dust.
Insulated gloves are necessary to protect yourself from direct contact of electricity as well as to give you protection from static electricity. Any wire may store static electricity that might be a great threat for you. These gloves will ensure the proper protection of you.
Earthing and Short Circuit Kits
Earthing and short circuit kits are necessary to make an earthing or short circuit instantly to bypass the current that will decrease the threat of being shocked. So that you can easily work with high voltage live wires.
Using different tools make any work perfect and accurate as well as save time and efforts. By using these must-have electrician tools used by pro electrician’s, you can increase the efficiency and perfection of your work by a significant level.