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Please list the tools you'd buy if you started out again and I'll grab the lot in a few months and make a new starters toolbox list topic thing somewhere. :)

We did a similar thing on the tile forum and it's a good topic for new and experienced (never old!) tradesmen to browse through from time to time.

I'm guessing the list would be slightly different to THIS one by the way?!

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hand tools

Irazola screwdrivers
Sidecutters
Long nose pliers
Pliers
Hacksaw
Junior hacksaw
Ratchet crimpers
Knife
Tape measure
Conduit cutters
Re-threading tool
Hammer
Bolster chisel
Floorboard lifter / wrecking bar
Wood chisels
Combination square
Spirit level
Sud detector
Wire Strippers
Strait Line and Chalk
tin snips
fish wire/draw wire/rods
club hammer
marker pen/pencil
torch/headlamp (for them lofts)
tester
socket/martindale
file
spanners
chalk line
boat level
long level
GS38 voltage indicator
Martinadale prooving unit
Cable shears
25mm flat wood bits
Ratchet crimps
Multimeter
Isolation lockout locks
Fibre glass steps
Bending springs
Hole saws
Dimond tip hole cutters 4" & 6" (for extractor fans)
Bolster
Scutch chisel
Masonary bits
Henry hoover
Armeg board cutter
Transport - van
electric wall chaser
tape measure
mobile phone
magnetic screwdriver or magnetic pickup
A good selection of insulation tape
A few meters of Earth Sleeving
A few meters of single core cable
Cable Rod kit - I couldn't live without this

General selection of drill / driver bits and SDS bits



Power tools
A good combi-drill (18v)
Chaser
Vacuum cleaner!!!
Cordless scredriver
Core drill
SDS drill (24/36v)
Cordless circular saw (I prefer to use one for cutting floorboards)
 
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Bane

Re: New Electricians Toolbox

Top thread Dan!

One I'll be keeping my beady little eyes on as was just about to type one myself asking the same thing!
 

Dan

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Re: New Electricians Toolbox

Thought as much - any opinion yourself mate?
 
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Cirrus

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Off the top of my head (so not exhaustive)

Hand tools:
Irazola screwdrivers
Sidecutters
Long nose pliers
Pliers
Hacksaw
Junior hacksaw
Ratchet crimpers
Knife
Tape measure
Conduit cutters
Re-threading tool
Hammer
Bolster chisel
Floorboard lifter / wrecking bar
Wood chisels
Combination square
Spirit level
Sud detector


Power tools
A good combi-drill (18v)
Chaser
Vacuum cleaner!!!
Cordless scredriver
Core drill
SDS drill (24/36v)
 

Dan

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Re: New Electricians Toolbox

Off the top of my head (so not exhaustive)

Hand tools:
Irazola screwdrivers
Sidecutters
Long nose pliers
Pliers
Hacksaw
Junior hacksaw
Ratchet crimpers
Knife
Tape measure
Conduit cutters
Re-threading tool
Hammer
Bolster chisel
Floorboard lifter / wrecking bar
Wood chisels
Combination square
Spirit level
Sud detector


Power tools
A good combi-drill (18v)
Chaser
Vacuum cleaner!!!
Cordless scredriver
Core drill
SDS drill (24/36v)
Thanks mate

Anything to add to this list anybody?
 
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DadofTwo

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Some additional ones - apologies if I've included something already mentioned in list.

Cordless circular saw (I prefer to use one for cutting floorboards)
Wire Strippers
General selection of drill / driver bits and SDS bits
Strait Line and Chalk
Laser level (with horizontal and vertical beam projection) - just coz I'm lazy
Cable Rod kit - I couldn't live without this

Also, I know they're expensive but every toolbox should really have a multi function tester for insulation, RCD, loop and continuity.
 
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philaxgt500

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tin snips
fish wire/draw wire/rods
club hammer
marker pen/pencil
torch/headlamp (for them lofts)
tester
socket/martindale
file
spanners
chalk line
boat level
long level
 
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Cirrus

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Oh yes - volt stick! - and Steinel testers
 
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EasyFox

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GS38 voltage indicator
Martinadale prooving unit
Head torch
Fein multimaster
sds drill
Cable shears
25mm flat wood bits
Ratchet crimps
Multimeter
Isolation lockout locks
Fibre glass steps
Bending springs
Hole saws
Dimond tip hole cutters 4" & 6" (for extractor fans)
Bolster
Club hammer
Scutch chisel
Masonary bits
Henry hoover
Armeg board cutter
 
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wayne

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i think some are missing the point a basic and essesential list is needed ,if you needed that lot then don't forget the LARGE van
 
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Sparkyboy

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seems like most tools has been covered...

the one thing i would add (even if a bit primitive :p ) is a wire coat hanger!
comes in bloody handy! :)

:edit: and a loo roll! you never know!
 
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Unregistered

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electric wall chaser
laser tape measure (cos they're only £13!)
mobile phone
magnetic screwdriver or magnetic pickup
 
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Not sure if this has been said already, but the stress avoided by having a cable reel holder should never be under valued, especially on long cable runs.
 
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Lord Vader

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Insulation tape might be needed :cool:
 
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Dave McKay

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A good selection of insulation tape
A few meters of Earth Sleeving
A few meters of single core cable

This new sparky is going to needs some money for all of these tools, if you send your donations to me, I will start a bank account for him!!!!
 
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set of dogs for conduit:rolleyes:
3.5mm tap for those threaded ko box lugs
yellow 77 for pulling singles through conduit
all the rest have been covered:) OR HAVE THEY LOL........:D
 
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Cirrus

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yeah, yelow 77 is a good one!

Bear in mind it will vary according to you working on domestic or comm/ind. For example, I would say a 20/25mm bending spring is a necessity for comm/ind.
 
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Bane

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So now we need someone to put ALL the above into a new single post for easy perusal
:)

Volunteers anyone?
 
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I have used it to pull down some capping in a domestic job mate very handy stuff and it smells ace!!:)
yeah, yelow 77 is a good one!

Bear in mind it will vary according to you working on domestic or comm/ind. For example, I would say a 20/25mm bending spring is a necessity for comm/ind.
 
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Bane

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Could anyone recommend any specific type/brand of the laser tape measures?
 
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Cirrus

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Don't use one myself Bane - pointless IMO. I just use a 5m tape measure.
 
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Bane

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Well, that's what I have cirrus (normal tape measure). Maybe getting a bit beyond myself.
 
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Cirrus

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yeah steady Bane cos nxt you'll want one of thos whacker type things - hammer is it?:D
 
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Bane

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Hey! Got one of those!

Dead clever me.

No, next on the agenda is a drill. Combi drill methinks. Bosch or Makita probably after all the posts I've been reading.

Got a cordless yesterday actually. Gonna see how it fares tomorrow when I drill through some steel.

*Keeps a straight face*

It's Netto's own brand so it must be good. ToolTec? Anyone ever heard of it?
 
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Skotz

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So we have a long list of what everyone thinks is essential to have in the toolbox. But for a scotsman like me where is the cheapest place to buy them, is it online or a local store or something???
 
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Bane

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ebay, screwfix.

They're the 2 I use.

Sure other ppl can help more.
 
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Skotz

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Cheers Bane thanks for the info.

I;m not really tight with my money

but I do love the old saying every penny is a prisoner ;)
 
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Cirrus

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I never use SFix as don't rate them. Ebay or www.its-london.co.uk
 
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