electrical tools

  1. T

    Do you really need insulated tools?

    Are insulated tools necessary if you're not working live? Watching YouTube videos of sparks in America none of them use insulated tools and working on live circuits is apparently an OSHA offense. In the UK the EWR state that: " No person shall be engaged in any work activity on or so near any...
  2. R

    HSS Drill Bit Set Recommendations

    I’m looking to buy some HSS Drill Bits. Could anyone recommend a decent set.
  3. G

    Recommend dimmable constant voltage driver for a LED strip

    Hi, can anyone recommend a dimmable constant voltage driver for a LED strip and any suppliers? Many thanks
  4. M

    MK Grid Plus Frame & Captive Screws !

    Just bought into MK Grid Plus system to provide required flexibility for light switches. Shocked to see that the frames have captive screws held in place by a washer. Need to use longer screws as most of my back boxes are too far back. Ordinarily you junk the screws that come with sockets...
  5. J

    Looking for good quality tool belt

    As above. I had an ancient leather one from the days when battery drills had yelllow thermal cut outs on the side... looking to upgrade. C&k one looks good. Any other suggestions please? thanks john
  6. P

    Side cutter vs cable cutters?

    I'm just wondering what the difference is between these two tools below. The cable cutters seem so much easier to strip cable with and to take off the pvc to expose the copper but they use the side cutters in college. Might be a stupid question
  7. Rockingit

    SS cable tie tool?

    I'm doing an increasing amount of stuff with Stainless Steel ties, sometimes for purely decorative reasons, and obviously they're not very friendly even with gloved hands. Are the tension/cut devices worth the money and does anyone have a brand/model recommendation if so?
  8. R

    Recommendations for a Voltage Indicator and Proving Unit

    I’m looking to save for a Safe Isolation Kit, we done the Safe Isolation procedure in College using a Martindale Kit. But would anyone have any recommendations for a kit to buy? The Martindale was good but I’ve seen a few other manufacturers that seem to offer more features but are they worth it?
  9. J

    Any recommendations for a good quality Torque Screw driver set please?

    As above Thanks JB
  10. T

    Identifying tape

    Hi I'm not a qualified professional electrician but I do repair laptops and pc's. Anyway my question is this. On a couple of cables there's a piece of tape. It looks to be woven from wire fibres and it's silver / grey in colour. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I'd appreciate it...
  11. littlespark

    Kinetic switches. Good makes?

    What’s a good brand of kinetic type switches? Do they come IP rated, as existing switches and sockets are Masterseal type. Where to get them? Regular wholesalers, screwfix, Amazon? Long shed, 34m x 6m. 3 double doors along long wall, existing 2 gang 2 way at each end door controlling 6 twin...
  12. J

    Looking for recommended voltage tester with phase rotation test on it

    Hi Am looking for the above, with bag and tester confirmation box. Any recommendations please as there are a lot to choose from. Thank you. John
  13. Darkwood

    How much!

    Just wondering what the most expensive tool box item is, just bought a crimper £480 smackeroons ... anyone beat that? ... ps no meters etc just tool box tackle!
  14. B

    Can someone tell what tool creates this kind of cable termination/join

    Hi, I work with caravans and I often see this termination of cables and am intrigued what tool creates it, my Google foo has failed me so thought I would ask here. Hopefully the picture is clear enough, as looking at it now it's a bit out of focus.
  15. Electron

    Best EV Charger without Earth Rod?

    Plan to offer installation of EV Chargers, but not interested in using Earth Rods. I can only find two products, Zappi and Podpoint. Are there any others? Who would other EV installers recommend?
  16. Midwest

    Earth Rods - pointy one

    I need to buy a 5/8 earth rod. Picked one up from my local wholesaler, but it’s threaded both ends. It appears my wholesaler only stocks the 5/8 in an extendable version. I’ve seen online ones with a pointed end, are they readily available, i.e. pointed one end thread the other? Screwfix only...
  17. Lister1987

    Best place for test lead flex? Double insulated silicone I think they are

    As above, making some adapters for my MFT but seems a shame to butcher a set of leads - Ok you'll cut them in half and reuse both parts (banana plug section into a C15 and lead and probe section into a C16 (Male to Female). Trying to figure if I should just buy a off the shelf 3 phase, 5 pin R2...
  18. D

    WoW ... home made screwdrivers

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE9U4m0R8rs very impressive home made screwdrivery
  19. B

    I am trying to source a coil which has got very little details on it

    I would like some help in identifying and sourcing a coil. I have never seen one like this and there is very limited markings on it. 17-5509 Y7 is marked on one side and all I can make out from the label is Coil 240v 50hz.
  20. D

    A bit of screwdriver porno

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wycYCDgsH8 bit of a tool review