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ELECTRICIAN HAND TOOLS GUIDE

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SCREWDRIVERS

Cabinet Tip Screwdriver
  • Slotted tip is the same dimension as the shaft
  • Used for outlet face-plate screws (3/16") to attach cover without scratching cover surface
Keystone Tip Screwdriver
  •  Slotted tip, keystone shaped for additional strength
  •  Used when additional strength is required
Phillips Tip Screwdriver
  • Cross tip, comes in many sizes to match screw head
  • Used for Phillips screw heads
  • Most common size used by electricians is P#2 for screws on outlets, switches, and similar devices
Square Recess Screwdriver
  • Square tip, comes in many sizes to match screw head
  • Used for Square Recess or Robertson screw heads
  • Most common size used by electricians is SQ#2 for screws on outlets, switches, and similar devices
Combo-Tip Screwdriver
  • Combines the tip attributes of either Slotted and Square or Slotted, Phillips, and Square
  • Combo-Tips are used on Combination Head screw heads
  • The Combo-Tips provides better grip on these type of screws due to its many surfaces contacting the screw recesses

PLIERS

Linesman Pliers
  • Also referred to as "Side-Cutters" and "Hammers"
  • Used for cutting, pulling, and stripping wire
  • Crimp dies (U or Flat) used to compress crimps around wires
  • Fish tape pullers aid in pulling wires and tapes

Diagonal Cutting Pliers
  • Also referred to as "diagonal cutters"
  • Cuts wires, pulls, and rocks tapes
  • Available in both flat (standard) or angled-head (better for flush-cuts and rocking out staples)

Long-Nose Pliers
  • Also referred to as "needle nose" or "long reach" pliers
  • Good for reaching inside electrical boxes, twisting loops on wire, cutting wire, and grabbing/twisting  electrical box pry-outs

Tongue & Groove Pliers
  • Also referred to as "pump pliers" and "arc joints"
  • Used for tightening conduit fittings, lock-nuts, and similar threaded things

Slip-Joint Pliers
  • Also referred to as "combination" or "standard" pliers
  • General purpose plier for utility use
  • Slip joint pivot facilitates expanding the jaw capacity to grip larger nuts and bolts

WIRE STRIPPERS

Wire Strippers
  • Used to strip electrical insulation from wires
  • Wire looping hole can be used to prepare wires

 

OTHER COMMON HAND TOOLS

Multi-Crimp Tool
  • Cutter nose (knife and anvil) used to cut wires
  • Crimping dies for insulated and non-insulated barrel crimps and crush crimps
Cable Cutter 2/0
  • Also referred to as "parrot jaws"
  • Cuts large gauge wire, up to 2/0 AWG Cu or AI cable
  • Used primarily by commercial electricians on feeder cable
  • Not for use on steel wire, bolts, or staples
Adjustable Wrench
  • Used to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts
  • Adjustable head allows it to be used with different sizes of fastener heads

INDUSTRY RESOURCES

Join the tightknit community where you can lead and advance your career. Below is information on some of the organizations that you can join as a budding professional.

Associated Builders and Contractors
Electrical Training Alliance
Independent Electrical Contractors
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
National Association of Homebuilders
National Center for Construction Education and Research
National Electrical Contractors Association