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Hi I was hoping somebody could list a standard electricians tool kit content so that I can see if I am missing any essential kit, also please list anything that wouldn’t be considered essential but will be very useful really appreciate any replies thank you
 
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SparkyChick

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May I suggest a quick click on the 'Search' option in the top right corner and then judicious use of sites search functions with keywords such as 'tools', 'pliers'. There are already lots of posts on the site about tools.

You could perhaps try the same on YouTube as there are a number of sparks from the UK who have done 'what's in my toolkit' style videos.
 

telectrix

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tools consist of what ever you like and can afford, whether you need it or not. :imp: :imp:
 

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One man / woman / persons standard toolkit may not be another
man / woman / persons kit.
Also depends on whether site, or local customers, or Domestic / Commercial / Industrial.
etc
Basic kit, pliers /strippers and screwdrivers.

whether you need it or not.
My kit seems to meet that criterior o_O
I give priority to Want more than Need.
 

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Welcome Lewis. If you’re a trainee get on the Trainee section. Re tools you could break it down into three areas, tools for wiring ie stripping, cutting and termination of various conductors, safe isolation and test equipment and then other tools like drills, hole saws, multi-tools, chasers etc which will all be dependent on the type of work you do.
 
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Welcome Lewis. If you’re a trainee get on the Trainee section. Re tools you could break it down into three areas, tools for wiring ie stripping, cutting and termination of various conductors, safe isolation and test equipment and then other tools like drills, hole saws, multi-tools, chasers etc which will all be dependent on the type of work you do.
Thanks for the reply I’ve just found this website so new to how it works
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One man / woman / persons standard toolkit may not be another
man / woman / persons kit.
Also depends on whether site, or local customers, or Domestic / Commercial / Industrial.
etc
Basic kit, pliers /strippers and screwdrivers.



My kit seems to meet that criterior o_O
I give priority to Want more than Need.
Thanks for the reply
 
I literally started out with an old tool box , about 3 screwdrivers , a hammer , pair of side cutters , combi pliers and tape measures.
Borrowed my dads black & decker drill (which i burned out drilling joists)
 

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I literally started out with an old tool box , about 3 screwdrivers , a hammer , pair of side cutters , combi pliers and tape measures.
Borrowed my dads black & decker drill (which i burned out drilling joists)
you had a tape measure? luxury. i had to make do with a piece of string which my dad had knotted at intervals.
 

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There used to be a list of hand tools on the SECTT website that apprentices were required to buy for the start of college. You could try looking there.
 

telectrix

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i have a 100ft. tape somewhere. it's great as it ain'y got these new-fangled centipedes on it., just plain english inches.
 
you can still buy imperial tape measures on ebay , i think most american / canada measures come only in imperial inches/feet.
when did we start using cm/mm tapes ?
 

Andy78

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you can still buy imperial tape measures on ebay , i think most american / canada measures come only in imperial inches/feet.
when did we start using cm/mm tapes ?
Most decent tapes come with dual measurement systems no ?
 
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