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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 9 years ago

What tools does an electrician apprentice need to have for sure; and mechanic in his garage?

What tools does an electrician apprentice need to have for sure; any tool you can think of? What are the tools that an electrician and mechanic uses in his garage and on different jobs and things. What is some of the most expensive tools he needs to think about when he is going out shopping; is their a better kind to look for;

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  • 9 years ago
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    Oh, that’s a leading question. Whatever tools you get, you’ll usually need the one you didn’t bring. Basic, basic tools are:

    Work Gloves (leather is acceptable)

    Multi-meter

    Non-contact voltage tester (also called a “wiggler”)

    Screwdriver set -- or a “multi” or 4-in-1 type. You need at least a #1 and #2 Phillips (cross-point), and smaller and larger slot screwdriver (sizes will vary).

    Allen wrench set (hex set)

    A shorter screwdriver (“stubby”) and an offset screwdriver will be helpful, too.

    Lineman’s pliers (pliers include heavy-duty cutter)

    Long-nose pliers

    Wire Stripper

    Wire-cutter (for copper wire)

    Small hammer

    There are a number of other tools that you will need, but you will know them as you do more complex projects.

    Always think safety first – confirm that the circuit you’re working on is not energized (has no power).

    Move cautiously – even though the majority of your tools will have insulation, that will not stop the tool from shorting a circuit if one of them is energized (even when you’re not working on that one).

    Work with a partner. If one of you runs into trouble, the other can help out.

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  • Jim W
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    9 years ago

    In the Seattle area, the union apprentice list is written in the contract. It is a basic list of hacksaw, hammer, screwdrivers, level, pencil, 2 pair of channel lock pliers, lineman pliers and a set of side cutters and needle nose pliers. Journeyman have several others, including a current code book, tool belt and pouch and a voltage tester and a flashlight. Also a 8" adjustable wrench and a tape measure. This is the basic set for most construction electricians but the list changes with the branch of the industry. Ask at the local union hall for a local list. This is list is from memory and is not complete.

    Source(s): 50+ years in the electrical industry
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  • 9 years ago

    Depending on the type of electrical work you are planning to apprentice in, a basic set of tools would start with one of each of the following:

    hammer,

    1/8" - 3/16" slotted screw driver,

    1/2" slotted screw driver,

    linesman's pliers,

    philips screw drivers (#'s 1, 2, & 3)

    side cutters,

    wire strippers,

    keyhole saw,

    hack saw,

    channel-lock pliers,

    crescent wrench,

    proximity tester,

    multimeter, (600v min.) - optional - may not be needed right away.

    tool pouches and belt.

    Depending on your employer, some of the above may be supplied for you by the company. Check with your employer. The most expensive items will include the multimeter and a pair of good quality linesman's pliers. If this is his career choice, look for fairly good quality tools. Items such as the wire strippers and side cutters will likely wear out or get dull sooner than some of the other items, so they don't necessarily need to be the best quality or most expensive one that you can find. My advice is to go to an electrical wholesaler. They will have a selection of the most common items. Make sure that he tries them out. Check for good feel and balance. Grips on screw drivers can be somewhat tricky sometimes. Remember that he will need to use these tools all day long and will be using them with quite a bit of pressure on the hands. If the grips aren't good quality, he will get blisters on his hands. Rubber or rubberized handles are usually quite good. The same goes for the tool pouches and belt. They need to be comfortable if he's going to be wearing them all day long. A pair of suspenders may also be useful for supporting the tool belt and keeping the weight distributed better.

    Hope that helps.

    Source(s): 30+ years electrician/electrical contractor
  • 4 years ago

    here in Toronto all electrical apprentices need to have the same tools as an licensed electrician and are required to work as an apprentice for 5 years with licensed toronto electricians with an electrical company like TorontoWiring,com before being licensed.

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  • 9 years ago

    an amp meter and a hammer; a ratchet and a hammer.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Was wondering the same thing

  • 3 years ago

    I was wondering much the same question

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