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6 essential tools for electricians

Tool bag space is always at a premium, so you need to make sure all the tools you carry pull their weight. The key to streamlining your tool bag is to select tools that are versatile, reliable, rugged, and compact. Plus, it helps if they offer multiple functions.

We recently asked electricians what they considered their top 5 essential tools—there were a few ties, so we’re sharing their top 6: a non-contact voltage tester, insulated hand tools, a clamp meter, multimeter, insulation tester, and fluorescent light tester. These are the electrician’s must-have tools.

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