What are the essential electrician tools?
Pliers can be used for cutting, twisting, bending, holding, and gripping of wires and cables. The handles of the pliers should be insulated. There are different types of pliers.
Screwdrivers can be used to loosen or tighten screws with slotted heads, screwdrivers are in various size and shape. Screwdrivers are made up of steel and they are tempered at the tip. According to the size and shape of screw different types of screwdrivers are used.
Wire strippers are used to remove the insulation of wires.
A meter is a truly essential tool for any electrician as it is used to test if a circuit is live, and to confirm equipment is safe before you start working. A meter is also an excellent tool to have at your disposal when troubleshooting circuits and diagnosing faults.
A fish tape is used to pull and push cables through conduit. They come on a reel or in parts which can be screwed together.
Crimper to connect lugs to cables, conduit cutters to trim conduit to length, cable cutters to cut cables to length.