The domestic electrician needs a wide range of specialist tools and devices in order to carry out his work, which include tools for cutting and stripping wire and cables, to special cable clips that help keep wiring tidy. Here are some essentials that every electrician would own.
- The Voltage Tester – A critical item, the voltage tester is applied to a bare wire or power point and will tell the electrician whether or not there is current flowing. Any electrician would not touch a cable until it has been checked to see if it is live.
- Wire Strippers – With different sized grooves, the wire strippers will peel the outer layer of the cable at the exact point you wish to make the cut. Take a look at any electrician services in Milton Keynes and you will see a pair of wire strippers in their toolkit.
- Tongue & Groove Pliers – These are adjustable, thanks to the irregular shape, which allows the electrician to grip things firmly. They are commonly used to tighten clamps, and can be used in a number of ways.
- Side Cutting Diagonal Pliers – These have a sharp edge that goes right up to the very tip, which allows you to trim slivers of wire in a precise fashion. The sharp pincers will leave a clean cut when the electrician wants an exact length of wire.
The domestic electrician has many other tools to make his job that little bit easier, and with quality tools costing a lot, every electrician is very protective of their tool kit.