Electrician Tools Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

There's a wide variety of electricians tools available on the market. The five best electricians hand tools are compared and reviewed.

A set of electricians tools are designed around the electrical industry - and the professionals that work within it. A good quality set will stand the user in good stead, more so if they're insulated hand tools as electric shocks are an unfortunate known hazard of the trade.

There's a wide variety of electricians hand tools available, from sets to stand alone hand tools such as screwdrivers, cutters and crimpers, wire strippers and more. Although they're intended use is for the electrical industry, most are versatile and will come in hand around the house and home.

The five best selling electrical tools and tool sets are featured below. They're all well made, high on quality and value for money, as well as highly rated by those that have already purchased them.

Megapro Original 15in1 Multi-bit Screwdriver

This is one of the bestselling electricians tools - a screwdriver no less. For a little under 20 dollars you get a good solid hand tool, one that comes with a range of 7 double ended bits that cover a versatile range of sizes - well as types: torx, square, philips and slot.

The end of the shaft is open, which turns it into a 1/4" hex nut driver - a surprisingly useful feature. The manufacture is durable - solid steel, with a reinforced nylon resin handle. Having dropped it several times, it stands up to some rough use and feel good and stable when you're applying the torque. Awesome quality and design, incredibly useful and user friendly - with an equally awesome price tag.

Megapro Original 15in1 Mult-bit Screwdriver

The Megapro original 15in1 bit load screwdriver is our most popular. Loaded with 7 double end professional quality bits, this assortment provides the 14 most popular tips for dr...

$24.38  $17.50

Klein Tools D213-9NE 9-Inch High Leverage Side Cutting Plier

This is the best selling Klein tools example - and a must-have electricians tool. Side cutting pliers are among the most used tools and this one is certainly up to a high standard, both in its quality and manufacture.

It's made in the USA, constructed out of forged steel, with equally solid hardware, and contains all the usual quality you'd expect from Klein. Dipped handles for a good comfortable grip, awesome cutting and gripping performance, reliable, sturdy and designed to last a lifetime. It feels balanced in-hand, out performs a range of similar tools and is worth every cent of the price tag.

Klein Tools D213-9NE 9-Inch High Leverage Side Cutting Plier

The Klein Tools 9-Inch High-Leverage Side Cutting Pliers feature a forged, hot-riveted, and heat-treated design that assures long lasting performance and accurate alignment. Blu...

$34.97  $34.62

GB GS-388 8-Inch Crimping Electrical Plier

This is another of the best selling electricians tools - this time a reliable crimping tool. Besides crimping both non.insulated and insulated wire, it will happily cut through aluminum and copper wire, plus the nose is tapered to allow for working in confined or awkward spaces.

It's manufactured from forged steel with a cushioned dipped grip on the curved handles. It's comfortable enough to work with, about the right length at 8" long, and continued use doesn't appear to dull it's ability to cut and crimp accurately. It's as cheap as it gets for a crimping hand tool, the quality is impressive and it's good enough for day-to-day use.

GB GS-388 8-Inch Crimping Electrical Plier

GB CRIMPER LIGHT DUTY *8" long *Crimping and staking dies *Fastens non-insulated connectors through No. 8 gauge *Cushioned high leverage insulated grips

Only $13.92

Knipex 1301614 6-1/4-Inch 4-In-1 Electricians' Pliers for Strips 10/12/14 AWG

This is a highly flexible electricians tool - primarily designed for wire stripping, it will also bend, cut and crimp as required. The capacity for stripping is 10/12/14 AWG, and it will cut through a range of wires from soft through to the harder stuff.

The curved handles are long and slim, cushioned enough to make them easy to work with, the jaws give a good grip, no slipping or shying off when your using them to cut and the manufacture is a solid tempered steel construction with an induction hardened cutting edge. A great versatile pair of pliers, highly rated and a highly recommended purchase.

Knipex 1301614 6-1/4-Inch 4-In-1 Electricians' Pliers for Strips 10/12/14 AWG

Pliers - 4-In-1 Electrician'S Plier Std Pk 6

Only $44.95

Klein J502-10 Journeyman Pump Pliers, Yellow and Black

Not surprisingly, another best selling electricians tool delivered courtesy of Klein Tools. This time a pair of pump pliers that feature the quality that comes from the standard associated with the famous brand name.

The jaws are induction hardened, designed to last a life-time of work, the overall manufacture is solid forged steel, a jacketed comfort grip handle that does a great job of giving a reliable grip, and the jaw is adjustable enough to provide a flexibility sometimes missing from comparable hand tools. If you want top quality electrical tools - you need to buy the the best.

Klein J502-10 Journeyman Pump Pliers, Yellow and Black

409-J502-10 Features: -Secure tongue and groove design for non-slip grip even with heavy pressure.-Wide range of versatile jaw positions.-Material: Alloy Steel.

Only $29.97
Updated: 06/25/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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