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  1. gazdkw82

    Electricians tool bag with hand tools

    Iv got so much stuff I'd decided to make a kit out of the spares. It's all still got lots of life and would be perfect for a apprentice or someone looking for a kit bag complete with tools. Things to note... One of the zips on the bag is broken but it can all still be zipped shut as the bag...
  2. B

    So what brands are we all using for power tools?

    I'd always been a Makita kinda guy but i must say i'm not impressed whatsoever by their recent stuff, from about 2016 onwards. The chucks on the cordless drills are absolutely dreadful and the battery life leaves a lot to be desired. They used to be my go-to but all i can assume is they've...
  3. T

    Best places to buy tools

    Hi All, I am looking to start building my first set of tools. I have a rough idea of what tools I need from making a list of what I most commonly borrow from others on site. I was just wondering wheres the best places to look for tools are. I am based in South Wales.
  4. B

    Tools used when rewiring domestic property.

    Good Morning. Can anyone tell me what tools would be used when cutting channels into plaster when rewiring an occupied home? House has solid walls, not plaster board and electricians used jackhammers to channel out, without extraction. I know rewiring is messy but the house was like a building...
  5. haptism

    Good selection of Tools in sale

    Found this site which have some well priced tools in the sale by the looks of it;
  6. Andy78

    Wiha tools focus group

    If anyone is interested Wiha tools are currently running a focus group for their tools, in particular the speede electric driver. The group is being run for Wiha by a company called expert trades. It's £90 Inc vat to join which then gives you access to the Facebook group where all the...
  7. Phil Thompson

    Anyone used Howe Tools

    Keep seeing them on ads on Facebook, some of the items they sell are cheapee than anywhere else, not massively, but enough to make me consider using them. But want to see if anyone else has tried them out yet.
  8. S

    Unclear about wording on tools insurance policy(hiscox)

    Wanting to claim on my tools insurance and reading the policy it says"Excess is £150.00. In another sentence it states"On each and every loss".Hoping this is not on every item stolen,or the insurance would be worthless imho.Wondered if anyone else has a Hiscox policy with Napit and made a claim...
  9. John Matrix

    Is it ok to not run jobs and just be on the tools

    just wanted some opinions on this because we were having a discussion about it the other day on site. If your on the books in my experience your looked down on if you don’t want to run a job. But is there anything wrong with it? Just wanting to be an Electrician and not a supervisor? Be good to...
  10. SparkySupplier

    For Sale Testers, Tools and Bits

    Hi all, I’ve got the following for sale if anybody is interested: 1 x Fluke T150 £85 1 x Zircon XL300 £65 1 x Schneider QO116C10RCBO30F £45 2 x Ei650 £25 each 1 x Meggar PAT120 £350 1 x TIS1835 Ins & Cont Tester £175 1 x TIS415 Phase Rotation Tester £75 1 x Klien CL800 Digi Clamp Meter £165 1...
  11. T

    Electrician Work as a mate/improver in London. Own tools and transport.

    I am 27 years old, based in London, with aspirations to qualify and work as an electrician. I apply myself well with a strong work ethic and problem solving abilities, and have a serious desire to learn and succeed. I recently left a job with EDF where I worked in metering...
  12. diced carrots

    Marking tools?

    Hi all, I'm wondering what you guys (and girls) do about about marking up your tools and betteries. I'm new to the trade so most of my tools are fairly new and I'm keen to keep track of them particularly on busy sites where they could easily be picked up (inadvertantly) by others. One DeWalt...
  13. T

    Essential starter power tools?

    I am looking to slowly start investing in some quality power tools and wondering which tools I should start with? Keen to hear which brand/model is deemed superior to others and why, although i'm sure there will be a range of opinions on this topic. I assume sticking with one brand makes sense...
  14. John Matrix

    Company kit and tools stolen

    Hi lads just looking for advice when it comes to Company kit. Things like test kits etc. If they are left in the van and they get stollen is it the electricians responsibility to foot the bill? We are being told to take them in the house. To me this doesn’t seem unreasonable because I have the...
  15. M

    Fluke hand tools

    Hiya Guys Has anyone bought any of the Fluke side cutters, pliers or screwdrivers yet as I have seen them on YouTube and wonder if they are any good also been tying to find a uk supplier on line but no joy yet. Unfortunately I am a total tool tart if it looks new and shiny I want them so if...
  16. Dan

    Google Ads have New Settings / Subscribed members new tools

    Okay, so this is part of a wider efforts to balance the books for the forums. We're trialing it out. But it comes with some good benefits as well as a few ads. So read the whole thread please before judging and replying. :) New Ads for logged-in users unless you have any one of the below:- You...
  17. R

    Voltage Indicator and Proving Unit/12v Dewalt Combi and Impact Drill

    I am looking to sell some of my Tools, due to my uncle retiring me has kindly given me some tools. Socket and See Voltage Tester and Proving Unit Kit - £80 Dewalt DCK211C2 10.8V 1.3Ah Li-Ion XR DCD710 Drill Driver & DCF815 Impact Twin £120
  18. sam400

    Couple of tools for sale

    Have a couple of bits for sale. Don’t do much install now so don’t have a need for them anymore. Prob going to be a £5 each to post or you can collect from bexhill. I’ve priced them at approx 1/2 what I paid for them. Whia torque screwdriver in case, used about half a dozen times. In good used...
  19. Dan

    FIXRADIO Tunes Request Thread (And DAB Radio Recommendations Thread)

    FIXRADIO - Tunes Request Thread - The official unofficial tunes request and shout-out thread. This isn't something we've organised with FIXRADIO officially. So it's the unofficial official tunes request thread. If you really really want a tune on, use the usual...
  20. 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 ?
  21. 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
  22. 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 :)
  23. 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...
  24. 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 ?
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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
  28. 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...
  29. S

    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 -
  30. oracle

    Tools and training for automotive electricians

    Hi there What tools and training are required for auto electrical work?
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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!?
  36. S

    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.
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. littlespark

    Public Service Announcement - Missing Tools

    Got this through on facebook this morning. Hope the link works. Editted. Removed link. Will keep trying
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