ELECTRICAL Tips & Tricks

Top Electrical Tools For Homeowners

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- By jake gibson

Power up your home repairs with our top-rated electrical tools. From wire strippers to voltage testers, we've got you covered.

Check out our top picks and recommendations.

The Basics

When starting out, there are four basic types of tools you need. Pliers, screwdrivers, wire strippers, and cutting and crimping tools need to be on your shopping list.

All in One Basic Electrical Tool Set

A great tip for newbies is to buy a pre-assembled tool kit and add a new tool when you  need it. We like the Klein 28 piece tool set.

Digital Multimeter

A digital multimeter is an essential tool for most electrical contractors. It can measure various electrical properties, including current, voltage, and resistance.

Cordless Drill

You’ll need a cordless drill when you want to drill holes. While you can get away with using your electrician’s screwdriver, a power drill will save you lots of time and effort.


A Sawzall can replace several other tools in your toolbox. If anything needs cutting, the Sawzall is the tool to do it.

Tool Belt

While you can carry all of your tools in a canvas bag, a belt helps you keep everything organized. It's essential when working in dark or tight spaces.

Glow Fish Tape

This glow-in-the-dark electrical tape makes installing wires or cable behind walls and ceilings a breeze, as you can easily see what’s happening at all times.

Where's the Rest?

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