Like any other repair or improvement project around the house, electrical work does require tools. Not only do these tools increase efficiency but they also provide safety to the user. Let's talk about how picking the right tools can help improve proficiency.
This blog will discuss the most important electrical tools and equipments used in Engineering and Manufacturing Industries. Following are the details of the tools you should know before buying:
Pliers are one of the most important electrical tools. All types of pliers have one thing in common; they are used to hold objects or bend, compress, cut, or twist wires. The most common types of pliers are side-cutting pliers and long nose pliers. Following considerations will guide you to find the best plier for both commercial and residential use:
There have been different inventions with the advancement in technology. There are digital-monitor tapes, lasers, and other advanced innovations to help measure lengths easily. Out of all those, the tape measure is one of the cheapest options to date. Not only is it used for electrical purposes but also hanging frames, posters, and paintings on the wall. Here are a few suggestions to consider before you head out to hunt for a durable tape measure:
A screwdriver is a basic tool for fastening and loosening various tools of hardware. Almost every electrician is armed with a variety of screwdrivers at work. Although it is a very basic tool considering the different types, quality, and functionalities, picking the right screwdriver might be a task for some electricians. Considering the range of different screwdrivers, we hope our suggestions will help in identifying the requirements while keeping the budget in mind as well:
A torch is a portal hand-held electric light. It is very important in electrical projects due to the reason that most projects require flashlights because repairing work involves a lot of dark places like the inside of electrical boxes. A flashlight can be used in homes, cars, or even in your garage. So, it a must-have electrical tool. A flashlight consists of an LED (Light-emitting diode) mounted in a reflector and a transparent cover to protect the light source and reflector. The flashlight has a battery and switch due to its portable usability. With consideration of budget and your requirements here are some suggestions you can re-think before buying a torch.
Voltage Tester is essential for safety and used in almost every electrical project or repairing work. A voltage tester is basically a test light used to determine the presence of an electrical current between two points in a circuit. A Digital Voltage Tester consists of batteries, a probe, and a cord or another probe on the other end.
Most of the electrical issues arise in power systems because of poor wire connections. Crimping is a type of connection that is done without soldering. Wire crimper is a tool usually used to connect a wire to the terminal, connector, lug, etc. It connects wire to a metallic part or any two metallic parts to each other by deforming both parts to be connected or at least one of them. Following points should be checked before purchasing a wire crimper:
The multimeter is an electrical measuring instrument that can measure multiple quantities i.e. voltage, current, and resistance by rotating the knob to the labeled mark of the quantity that is to be measured. It can also be used for checking continuity of an electrical circuit by placing both probes at the two ends between which continuity is required to be observed. Some multimeters are also installed with a temperature measuring system. Modern multimeters also contain feature of DC measurement, means they can measure DC voltage and current too along with AC voltage and current. Things we should keep in mind when looking for a multimeter are:
Soldering is a technique used to connect different types of metals. Usually, it is used for making connections to electrical/electronic circuits. The tools which are required for soldering are soldering iron, de-soldering pump, holder, and soldering wire. Following points should be kept in mind when picking up soldering tools:
An electric drill is a tool used for making holes in metallic sheets or other surfaces. In electrical systems, it is used during the construction of various electrical equipment. It is driven by an electric motor. There is a need to consider the following points before selecting a drill:
It is good to ensure all electrical tools are in good working condition and comfortable to use. It will make installation, repair, maintenance, etc. of electrical systems easier and quicker.
About The Author
Abdur Rehman is a professional electrical engineer with more than eight years of experience working with equipment from 208V to 115kV in both the Utility and Industrial & Commercial space. He has a particular focus on Power Systems Protection & Engineering Studies.