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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 ?
  11. 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
  12. 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 :)
  13. 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...
  14. 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 ?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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...
  19. 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 -
  20. oracle

    Tools and training for automotive electricians

    Hi there What tools and training are required for auto electrical work?
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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!?
  26. 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.
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. littlespark

    Public Service Announcement - Missing Tools

    Got this through on facebook this morning. Hope the link works. Editted. Removed link. Will keep trying
  30. Massive1

    Best quality electrican tools.....

    Got a few quid together to get myself some quality hand tools, Side cutters, pliers, wire strippers, etc etc and I am torn between these brands. Knipex Wiha NWS CK Tools Anyone have any preference.. Cheers
  31. Zack McCoo

    Best Tools For a Startup Electrician

    Hey everyone, Just been looking around for a decent priced startup kit and cant find anything. Can anyone tell me what they carry around and what sort of price they came to? Obviously tools aren't cheap but a beginners set up would be great! :) Cheers, Zack!
  32. CK Tools

    C.K Tools Competition - Stubby VDE Screwdrivers

    Hi All, To celebrate the launch of the C.K Stubby VDE slim screwdriver 4 pack, we have 4 sets to giveaway to 4 lucky winners!! Whilst they’re not BIG, they are CLEVER! Featuring a short slim blade for easy access to even sunken screws in the tightest of places, they are fully VDE approved...
  33. J

    MC4 Connectors £0.52 per pair, Crimpers, Cables + loads of other connectors

    100 MC4 Connectors for £0.52 each Collection from our Hertfordshire warehouse is fine or we can send out via a next day delivery service. We stock: Crimping Tools MC4 Spanners Double, Triple, Quad connectors Y Branch, 4 into 1 flexible & tree connectors 1m-25m pre crimped cable All MC4...
  34. Gavin John Hyde

    Police recover stolen tools in bristol - Are they yours?

    My local paper are running a story from Avon and Somerset police trying to reunite the owner with there stolen tools.. Tools are from the Bristol area. Guessing they belonged to a fellow electrician as the video shows a megger MFT and some Makita tools amongst other. What power tools were...
  35. S

    Old Skool Tools and Stuff you have made

    Just wondering what you still have from years yonder and what you made to make life easier, the only things I think I still have are my PYRO tools and a long handled PYRO stripper that I made myself, will need to have a rummage in the loft to find them though, oh and ancient conduit threading...
  36. E

    can i re-claim the cost of some of my essential power tools?

    can i as an employee still fill out a self assessment and claim capital allowances on tools ive bought? spent about 1600 this year on various tools
  37. R

    Tools for a beginner

    I am going to start building up my tool collection. I was thinking of screwdrivers and pliers to start off with. Any recommendations please? Or even what would you recommend?
  38. R

    Replacement Electrical Tools - Peoples Opinions

    Hi Had all my hand tools stolen from my van yesterday evening by some scum bag!!! I know I will have to replace them all just wondering what pliers and cutters you lot recommend? I had mainly Kewtechnik pliers and side cutters as I have had them since about 1998 but they seem to be out of the...
  39. Pete999

    Tool Tarts everwhere, and those who are OCD about tools

    I want a set, don't need it but I want a set.
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