What's in an Electrician's Tool Kit?

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Discover all the types of tools you'll need in your toolbox to carry out your electricity works safely and efficiently.

Now that you have your equipment assembled, it's time to learn how to prepare a worksite for electrical work to make sure it is kept clean and safe. Keep watching to find out more!

This video will take you through the four types of tools you'll need to include in your toolbox so that you're prepared to handle any type of project.

Translated by Anne Duthoit

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In this video, you will learn how to equip an electrician’s toolbox.

Having a complete and well-organized toolbox improves your efficiency in any electrical work you wish to do.

To equip your toolbox, you will need a tool bag or a tool box and a number of different tools, which we will describe for you.

This presentation is divided into 4 types of tools and equipment.

TYPE 1: PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING

To make electrical conduits, for example, you will need

gloves, safety goggles and a protective mask.

TYPE 2: TOOLS FOR TRACING AND MARKING

To install an electrical panel, for example, you will need

a level, a tape measure and a pencil.

TYPE 3: TOOLS FOR MEASURING

To verify that the power is off, you will need

a voltmeter, and a multi-meter.

TYPE 4: TOOLS FOR MAKING CONNECTIONS

To connect an outlet or a switch, for example, you will need a number of tools, such as a

hammer, a wire cutter, a wire stripper, a screwdriver, all of which should be insulated.

Tip: To insulate a metal tool, wrap the tool handles in insulating tape.

In addition to these tools, you can include a drill, a hand saw and a metal saw.

You now know how to equip an electrician’s toolbox.

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