An Introduction to Basic Electrical Tools

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An introduction to the 9 basic electrical tools that every electrician needs

This course has been designed as an introduction to basic electrical tools that every electrician needs, used by handyman and repair personnel. Electrical tools are used by professional contractors/electricians, who wish to install or fix wires and electrical fixtures. Having the right tool for the job allows the electrician to work safely and efficiently.

Introduction to Basic Tools

Basic tools are a good investment especially for electricians as they are designed to protect against electric shock.  The basic tool kit includes safety tools, diagnostic tools, and functional tools. Other safety tools include lighting, ladders, and protective gear.

Diagnostic tools identify voltages and measure for studs. Functional tools are hand or power tools, like pliers, wire strippers, and screwdrivers. After determining the proper tools needed, a buyer can search for a specific make and model desired. This course covers an understanding of the 9 basic electrical tools and how to use and work with them in a safe environment.

An Introduction to Basic Electrical Tools

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand of how to use the 9 electrical tools
  • Understand the importance of maintaining all these tools
  • Understand the best practices when working with these tools and using the electrical tool accessories.

Electrician’s Safety Tools

Safety is very important when working with electricity, so there are several safety tools available for the electrician. The tools are designed to make the environment safe and also protect the electrician.

  • Tool 1: Lights
  • Tool 2: Ladder
  • Tool 3: Personal Protective Gear
  • Tool 4: Wire Testers
  • Tool 5: Measuring Tools
  • Tool 6: Cutting Tools
  • Tool 7: Pliers and Wrenches
  • Tool 8: Screwdrivers
  • Tool 9: Hammer

Electrical Tool Accessories

In addition to the basic tools, electricians can use other items and accessories. A tool belt is a pouch that is worn around the waist or strapped over the shoulder.

Introduction to Basic Tools

A toolbox helps carry and organise a number of tools along with supplies, like screws. Extension cords enable the electrician’s tools to reach further and heavy-duty cords are more appropriate for power tools. Some tools, like diagnostic tools, are better stored in pouches or in a tool kit.

Electrical tape, especially coloured tape, is always handy. For some jobs, electricians may need a soldering iron or staple gun. Extra battery packs for power tools are available. To patch holes, spackle and a putty knife are often needed.

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