Important Electrical Tools

Having the right tools as an electrician is essential for delivering top quality jobs. That’s the reason why we’ve created this list of important electrical tools.

The list is broken down into three categories; apprentice electrician tools, journeyman electrician tools, and master electrician tools.

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Getting Started As An Apprentice

As an apprentice electrician, you don’t need to get all the electrical tools at once. You just need the basic maintenance, safety, and precision tools to get started.

As you gain more knowledge, training, skill, and experience, then you can acquire more tools to match your pedigree. The good thing about tools is that they enable you to diversify your work.

You don’t necessarily need to break the bank to get your tools. There are lots of pocket-friendly options available that can serve you in the short and midterm.

Electrical tools are subject to wear and tear and as such they can easily be damaged. Always have an alternative in such situations. As a word of caution, try as much as you can to maintain your tools.

As an apprentice, you might not have the cash to buy tools every now and again, so do you best to maintain the tools you have. Your tools require a home. Tool belts provide an amazing way to keep and organize your tools.

At the same time it makes it easy to access any of your electrical tools. Another place to keep your tools is a tool bag or box.

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Tools for an electrician apprentice

List Of Important Electrical Tools

An electrician apprentice needs to have meters, power tools, hand tools and safety tools. Check out the list below.

Power tools

  • Drill bits
  • Power drill

Hand tool

  • Crimps
  • Pliers
  • Wire strippers
  • Hacksaw
  • Screwdrivers
  • Volt meter
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Voltage tester
  • Hammer
  • Box cutter


  • Kneepads
  • Headlamp
  • Safety Googles
  • Safety boots
  • Cut resistant gloves

Journeyman Electrician Tools

In addition to the apprentice tools, a journeyman electrician will make some notable additions to his collection.

Hand tools

  • Nut drivers
  • Conduit cutter and bender
  • Circuit breaker finder
  • Tapping tool
  • Knockout set
  • Lockout set
  • Socket set
  • Fish tape
  • Ratcheting wrench set
  • Cable cutter

Power tool

  • Auger bit
  • Impact drill
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Joist and stud drill
  • Step bit

Master Electrician Tools

This is a combination of apprentice and journeyman tools. As a master, you have the experience and knowledge to know what is right, and appropriate when it comes to application of tools.

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