1. Jay 1987

    Electrician uses 1,000 volts to his advantage Now he has copyrighted his electrical design, and is installing for £380. What’s our Thought’s on this ?
  2. K

    What tools?

    Hi everyone, I’d be interested to see what in your opinion would be the must-have tools when you’re starting off as a labourer/mate on site and you’re looking for work through agencies, 1st and 2nd fix. Also if you have any brands that you would recommend? Thank you for any feedback! Cheers
  3. D

    Trainee Apprentice tools and advice

    Hi all I am new to this forum and was just wondering any of your advice on tools and anything I should know as I start an apprenticeship next Monday doing most domestic and local leisure centre's Any advice really appreciated Dylan :)
  4. Electrical2go

    CK Tools Giveaway - Tell us what your most essential tool is to enter

    We are giving away a set of CK Tools - Triton XLS Screwdrivers worth £20.00 For your chance to win, simply comment on this thread with Your favourite Sparky joke. (Keep it clean-ish) The professional quality Triton XLS Screwdriver is designed with tip type marking for easy identification, a...
  5. D

    Klein Tools Are they worth the extra money

    Klein tools are massively popular in Canada & America Less so over here but I have seen a few sparks using them in recent years I usually use ck , Stanley , knipex But am interested to try some Klein items but are they worth the extra few quid Thoughts ?
  6. Pete999

    Renovating old tools etc

    Does anyone know where I can get replacement insulated handles for Pliers, cutters etc, got this itch about renovating stuff I have bought from a boot sale, got to have something to do now I have given up on making all things bird related, nest boxes etc, any pointers would be appreciated, and...
  7. gnuuser

    collecting vintage tools and testers.

    Im a big fan of collecting vintage testers and tools. anyhow i'm creating a museum exibit of vintage testers and once they are all together i will probably donate them to the museum. a while back i posted a vintage analog multi meter and here are two of the latest ive aquired. a vintage GE...
  8. Spark40

    Vibration analysis help

    Hello i'm undertaking a vibration analysis check sooner in this week on an electrical motor What tools would be needed for this other than the following: Vibration measurement checker Shaft allignment tool yes i am spark40 for those wondering
  9. A

    Could anyone give me some ideas on tools

    Hi I’ve just started working with industrial work and looking to stay in this type of work for as long as I can. Because I’m new to this my tools are mostly for domestic and commercial. Could someone please give me some ideas of what tools I should get that will help me working in this field...
  10. SWD

    Bored need new tools not to use just to look at, its an illness

    Worth getting or not, I assume the voltage tester works better then a Fluke does at the moment........ any its a deal its a steal deals available........ Wera Kompakt VDE Interchangeable Blade Screwdriver Set -
  11. oracle

    Tools and training for automotive electricians

    Hi there What tools and training are required for auto electrical work?
  12. P

    Back on the tools after many years....

    Just a quick hello.... Been out of the game for some years, 16th edition last time I was on the tools.... Have a lot to catch up on, lots has changed over those long years.. Will be taking my 18th as I'm now working in the NHS, and they will will put me through the course etc. Will probably...
  13. B

    Tools stolen and ways of tracing them back...!!!

    hello, so I've been hit by the "scum of the earth" pests who decided to raid my van as I was parked outside tool shop... amongst hand tools and screwdrivers etc that they stole:mad: they also wandered off with 2 of my multimeter testers..!! Can anyone help me know if theres a way of tracing...
  14. Daniel Oake

    Apprentice Electrician, discuss my tools!

    27 years old, come from a domestic general building background; I have taken some pictures of my current tools that I take to site (week 4 as an apprentice) The electrical company I work for do a lot of everything from domestic, commercial to industrial, I have a small list of tools that I...
  15. gnuuser

    "Bang" tools collection board.

    We used to have a board in our shop where they displayed "Banged tools" tool burned from short circuit contact. it included diagonal cutters and pliers and the occasional screw driver, they would label them with the names of who burned them! people learned very quick not to work live because we...
  16. rolyberkin

    Micc stripping/potting tools wanted

    Does anyone have a set of micc tools they no longer require (or want to use) they would like to sell. Been years since I did any micc and have a job coming up with a load of micc installed!?
  17. SWD

    Clearing out and consolidating old tools and toolboxes,

    jeeeeez the stuff you find that hasn't been used for for 30 years and odd bits, anyone know what they are, the last one I made myself to make my life/work easier, will post more up if I find any obscure stuff.
  18. D

    Lights flicker when using tools

    Any electric motor, drill etc. plugged into any outlet is (suddenly) making my lights flicker. Wired my house 5 yrs ago and of course all outlets are on separate circuits w 12g Rolex 20 amp breakers All lighting is on 14g Romex and 15 amp breakers. NEVER had an issue. Not the slightest...
  19. M

    Advice wanted on retraining as an Electrican about courses and tools needed.

    Hi I’m looking at city and guilds 2365 parts 2 and 3 through trade skills for you. It’s over 16 weeks and wondered if this is any good? I’m 49 and having to retrain as getting made redundant in December so planning options in advance. I’m trying to build up most of the tools I’d need as working...