All you need to know about electrical tools and accessories

Appliances and devices powered by electricity have become an intrinsic part of our lives.  From home appliances to elevators at workplaces and public spaces, almost every functional device is fuelled by electricity in one way or other. With the right electrical tools and accessories, you can carry out minor repair work and maintenance yourselves. Therefore, it pays to have a basic electrical toolset at your disposal. These tools are cost-effective and easy to use.

  • Insulated screwdrivers: Insulated screwdrivers are part of every electrician's toolset. These screwdrivers protect against electric shocks up to 1000 volts and offer better grip.
  • Wire Testers: These testers can detect if the power is on or off for a particular wire in question. Wire testers are used mostly as a safety tool for electrical projects of all kinds.
  • Voltage Testers: Voltage testers are used to detect if the wires are live before they are ready to be actioned.
  • Continuity Testers: These testers test the safety of switches, sockets, fuses when the power supply is turned off.
  • Wire Cutters: Cables and wires need to be cut into different sizes for different purposes. Wire cutters are used mainly for cutting purposes.
  • Wire Strippers: Wire strippers are used to strip and cut the insulation of the wires without cutting the wires.
  • Pliers: At times, you would need to hold wires or other objects firmly while working on related electrical tasks. Pliers are the right tools for such kind of jobs. Side cutting pliers are prominently short-nosed and have a cutting blade on one side.
  • Fish tapes: These tapes are quite useful in pulling wires through narrow spaces and channels.
  • Cordless Screwdriver: For making a faster electrical connection, battery-powered cordless screwdrivers make the job easier.
  • Rotary Screwdrivers: Fitting switch plates and light fixtures require fitting long threaded screws. It can be quickly done with rotary screwdrivers.
  • Electrical tape: It is necessary to insulate and secure wiring connections through tapes. Different coloured electrical tapes are used to mark wires. These tapes are relatively thicker and have better longevity than standard adhesive tapes.
  • Tool Pouch: Tool pouches are handy in keeping the tools you need at arm's length.