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  1. RDB85
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    RDB85 Regular EF Member

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    I’m looking to buy some tools, I’ve got a 12v Dewalt Combi Drill, and Impact Driver, plus some Dewalt Drill Bits and Impact Screw Driver bits. I also got a really good deal on a Knipex Plier set.

    My thinking is that if I get an apprenticeship or training, then I at least have some tools. Main ones I don’t think I can afford right now are an SDS and Multifunctional Tester, but I’m not in a position to do my Testing and Inspection yet, I’m planning on doing that after my Level 3. But it would be good practice to get familiar with one.

    So what would you recommend?
     
  2. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    star command
    a shovel & pick .strip paint to mark your tools and don't forget the Stanley new glass hammer.:)
     
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  3. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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  4. 'mr2'gd4u
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    'mr2'gd4u Regular EF Member

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    Basic hand tools? Hammer, chisel..
    A set of spirit levels. The list could be very extensive.
     
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  5. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    corrected that for you .:D
     
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  6. 'mr2'gd4u
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    'mr2'gd4u Regular EF Member

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    My mistake!
     
  7. RDB85
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    RDB85 Regular EF Member

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  8. Murdoch
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    I've used CK for a long time .......... don't buy cheap is my advice.
     
  9. RDB85
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    RDB85 Regular EF Member

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    I can believe that, in that link you sent there is a few, so I’m not sure the difference, and what to get. Thanks
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    WIHA, WERA and CK all good for drivers. there's also Bahco, but they are sometimes too long for some applications.for starting out, though. I'd look at the wickes set of drivers. a lot less money for a trade-off in a bit of quality.
     
  11. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Start off by buying one of the sets at the top ......... to suit your budget....

    Bottom line if that tools are essential and buying goods ones important ........... buy wisely ......... even of it means missing out on a pint or 3!
     
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  12. RDB85
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    RDB85 Regular EF Member

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    Thanks, I will have a look at those screwdrivers. Any other recommendations for tools?
     
  13. Michael Sands
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    Keep an eye on Screwfix they sell whia sets for half price twice a year about £12-14
     
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  14. Matthewd29
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    Matthewd29 Regular EF Member

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    You might not even need an mft and ads if the company you work for supply them, concentrate on the hand tools first
     
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  15. rapparee
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    rapparee Electrician's Arms

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    Wiha screwdrivers are what I use.


    You will also need a hacksaw and measuring tape.


    When you say you got knipex pliers, did you get gland pliers?
     
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