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The Electrician’s Tools

Electrical installation and repairs require an ideal electrical service provider adept at handling electrical issues. It is not wise to handle electrical projects and repairs if you lack the right knowledge and skills. If you need electrical services such as installing an electric perimeter around your property, seek a professional electrician’s help.

Electrical works cannot be accomplished without the right tools. The right tool should be best suited for the particular task that needs to be done. Although the list of primary tools for an electrician is long, there are several must-have tools that every service provider cannot do without for any type of work or project. Here are the crucial tools.


Side pliers and long nose or needle nose pliers are critical tools that every technician should have. The ideal pair of pliers must be smooth and comfortable to grip. It should also open and close smoothly to enable a fast job. The technician you hire should invest in several sizes to suit various roles. The most common types of pliers for most electrical jobs include:
• Tongue and groove pliers – This tool is ideal for removing knockouts from metal electrical boxes. It is also commonly used to tighten clamps.
• Needle-nose or long nose pliers – These pliers will come in handy when reaching clamps in small spaces as it features thin grasping ends
• Side cutting and diagonal cutting pliers – These pliers are ideal for cutting wires to specific lengths that suit a particular job.


A multimeter is another critical tool for electricians. It is used to measure multiple electrical properties such as the current, DC and AC voltage, and resistance. There are two types of multimeters; the analog devices and the digital versions. The digital version is newer in the market and comes with sophisticated features such as thermal imaging cameras, Bluetooth, and bells and whistles.

Voltage tester

Voltage tester helps you know when a wire or device is live to prevent electrocution. The tool is useful when the electrician is checking safety measures before they begin work. A Voltage tester is an essential device because it lets you detect electricity without touching the outlet or wire.

Circuit finder

It can be a challenge finding circuit directory in homes. However, with an ideal circuit finder, the electrician can easily plug the transmitter into the outlets, and the finder will automatically detect the matching directory. It is also an essential tool when tracing a circuit during electrical works.

Screwdrivers and nut drivers

Electricians need several nut drivers and screwdrivers when working with all types of applications and fasteners. These tools also come in handy when removing and installing switches, outlets, and cover plates. The electrician should always carry a range of sizes that guarantee the job is done effectively and efficiently.

Wire strippers

Wire strippers are useful when cutting and stripping insulation from electrical wires. The ideal wire stripper should feature handles that are comfortable to hold and easy to grip. You can also go for a tool with cutting teeth to enable you to trim the wire ends easily.

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