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  1. Daniel Oake
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    Daniel Oake Regular EF Member

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    Hull
    27 years old, come from a domestic general building background; I have taken some pictures of my current tools that I take to site (week 4 as an apprentice)

    The electrical company I work for do a lot of everything from domestic, commercial to industrial, I have a small list of tools that I really need but I wanted to know what YOU think are your go to tools when you go to work, can members draft me a small list of tools that they use more often than not when dealing with commercial and industrial please as I would really appreciate your input in building a fair selection of tools for future

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  2. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    Kingston upon Hull
    Can't see the pic for some reason.
     
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  3. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    Kingston upon Hull
    See it now through the link.

    The gear you have is a good start. I would add......
    Voltage indicator
    Decent sidecutters, pliers, and long nose pliers. Go VDE for comfort and safety
    Adjustable square
    Metal file
    Junior hacksaw
    3.5mm rethreading tool
    Spirit level
    If you do bashing out, lump hammer, scutch chisel, cold chisel etc

    You can add other stuff as you go along. If you have to borrow it twice then you need one yourself.

    Suggestions might be.......
    specialist cable strippers (tons of types out there)
    bush spanners
    socket set
    rubber/plastic hammer if needed
    punch down tool
    ratchet driver
    allen/hex keys
    crimping tool

    And if you get bitten by tool tartery, then you'll be buying every week for the rest of your career ;)
     
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  4. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    NORTHAMPTON
    Business Name:
    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    Tool tartery are you referring to Pete there!
     
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  5. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kent
    2 x water pump pliers
    1x CK bush wrench
    1x cable shears
    1x 6-25mm ratchet crimpers
     
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  6. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Trusted Advisor

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    Harlow Essex
    Cable croppers (already has side cutters), another pair of slip joint pliers, swap the adjustable wrenches for slim jaw (Bahco type), junior hacksaw, magnetic torpedo or boat spirit level, adjustable set square,, round file, flat or half round file, chalk line plum-bob or laser, red, blue, yellow ratchet crimper, straight tin snips, 10, 11, 13 & 17mm combination spanners, dumpy flat head screwdriver and draw wire.
     
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  7. Andy78
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    Kingston upon Hull
    More my own habits, but yeah Pete too.
     
  8. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    Bush spanner
    Conduit cutter
    Cone drill/stepping drill bit
    automatic punch
    Security bit set
    Metal nibbler
    12mm cold chisel
    Electricians scissors
     
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  9. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    Telectrix
    if doing domestic, a SDS scutch chisel is a must. sod banging your hand with a 4lb hammer.
     
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  10. Daniel Oake
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    Daniel Oake Regular EF Member

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    Hull
    im not sure about electricians scissors, when do you use them most?
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    Telectrix
    for cutting his hair.he's too tight to go to the barber's.
     
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  12. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    I use scissors for all sorts, a lot for cutting labels to size from my label printer. As well I use them for cutting insulation tape so it is all neat. I also find them useful to cut cables when you can't get pliers or side cutters in. They are also used to score flexibles with the crescent in them. Very useful to have on you for cutting strings in cables and lots of other odd jobs. Oh I forgot:Electrician Knife.
     
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  13. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    I use them for cutting insulation tape so it is all neat

    i still got my own teeth for that.
     
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    Timbo Regular EF Member

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    Sussex
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    TechFix Services
    Doesn't the alcohol in your breath disolve the adhesive?
     
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  15. Tes369
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    Tes369 Regular EF Member

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    Cumbria
    * Flat ******* cut file.

    * Half Round ******* cut file.

    * ******* cut Rat tail file.

    * Deburing tool (Bacho style)

    * Engineers Square small, medium and large.

    *Centre punch (spring loaded) = stops your drill wandering when drilling trunking etc...

    * Wera big flat head screwdriver black and yellow with metal end for hammering home lock nuts. ( found in toolstation)
     
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