Tools Every Apprentice Electrician Needs To Have

If you’re about to start your career as an electrician but don’t have a clue what tools you need, feel free to consult this list. In this video, I talk about all of the tools that I deem necessary to start your career with. There will be endless tools that you will buy through the years but these are the basics that every apprentice electrician needs. In order, as they appear, I also time-stamped each tool so you can find them easier. If you’d like to buy them I’ve put links to each tool on Amazon below so you can order them if you’d prefer: First up is to get a good pouch. You’ll need a two-sided pouch with a hammer loop and a tape chain. One side of the bag should have storage for your hand tools, the other side should have multiple pouches for storing staples, screws, wire nuts, pens/pencils, markers, and a tape measure. You’ll want a separate hammer loop (one thing I forgot to mention in the video…a hammer!) that hangs behind you from the belt. Its a lot easier to have a hammer hanging from behind you than off to the sides smacking into your legs all day. (0:56)

Klein 10″ flat-head screw driver with a 3/8″ tip. (1:12) – https://amzn.to/2TASZqe

Klein long-shaft 6-in-1 multitool (1:31) – https://amzn.to/2KrhPok

Stanley Sheetrock Saw (2:33) – https://amzn.to/2DPQBrf

Klein Lineman’s Pliers (2:58) – https://amzn.to/2S78Nj0

Klein Side-cutting Pliers (3:30) – https://amzn.to/2KoODyl

Klein Small Wire-Strippers (4:12) – https://amzn.to/2DCpPSf

Klein Large Wire-Stripper/Crimper/Bolt-Cutter Combo Tool (4:38) – https://amzn.to/2BochIn

Klein Needle-Nose/Stripper Combo Tool (5:38) – https://amzn.to/2DQPEyU

Fluke T5-600 Multi-meter (6:23) – https://amzn.to/2DQPKXi

Klein #2 Square (Robertson) Driver (7:39) – https://amzn.to/2DSZ78Z

Klein ¼” – 9/16” Nut Drivers (more specifically 3/8”, 11/32”, 7/16”, and ½”) [your 6-in-1 will come with a ¼” and 5/16” so you don’t need to get these] (8:26) – https://amzn.to/2DRnofl

Klein Mini terminating screwdrivers (Philips and Flathead) (9:42) – https://amzn.to/2S3Mb31

Husky Utility Knife (10:01) – https://amzn.to/2QZBiiw

25’ Stanley FAT MAX tape measure (10:52) – https://amzn.to/2S72D2C

A pack of Sharpie Markers (12:13) – https://amzn.to/2S7GlgT

Non-Contact Voltage Tester (12:55) – https://amzn.to/2S8MZUo

¼” Masonry Bits (14:16) – https://amzn.to/2qXE6kV

Bosch ¼” to 1 ¼” Paddle/Spade Bits (14:11) – https://amzn.to/2qZzevO

¼” and 5/16” Drill Drivers (14:56) – https://amzn.to/2S74kgu

Drill extensions with Philips, flat, square, and torx tips (buy a whole kit of various tips separately) (15:10) – https://amzn.to/2Ktnb2I

GFI plug tester (15:40) – https://amzn.to/2DRoR5B

Headlamp (15:55) – https://amzn.to/2FyaFA7

1 1/8” Stepped Uni-Bit (16:34) – https://amzn.to/2S4DCVB

Klein Stubby 6-in-1 Multi-tool (17:24) – https://amzn.to/2KpQino

18v Lithium-Ion Hammer Drill (you’ll need at least 2 good batteries and a charger) (18:26) – https://amzn.to/2KnFuWM

Small Lightweight Drill (Screw-Gun) (19:58) – https://amzn.to/2DRnuUn

Various Drill Bits (metal bits, wood bits, stone bits, spare drill extensions, drill bit index etc…) (20:47) – https://amzn.to/2Fyjb1W

Set of fitted gloves (not leather gardening gloves – fitted mechanic’s gloves) (21:32) – https://amzn.to/2S3GhyX

Several GOOD flashlights (check into Nebo) (23:02) – https://amzn.to/2S1mVKG

Multi-Allen Wrench Tool (23:55) – https://amzn.to/2DBoBXn

2 Sets of Medium-Sized Channel Locks (25:12) – https://amzn.to/2R13521

NOT TALKED ABOUT IN THIS VIDEO – 22oz Ewing Claw Hammer – https://amzn.to/2FC8fAk

If you’d like to know more about this list I have a page that you can print the list out, as well as see pictures and descriptions of each of these items here:

FREE APPRENTICE TOOL LIST