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Old 02-25-2011, 02:57 AM   #1
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Just started electrician school on the 16th of this month...what books do you recommmend I pick up for beginners in this trade? I get a tool bag from school in about 2 weeks. What tools do you suggest I buy in my beginning stages?
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Welcome to the forum. The tools depend on the type of work you will be doing, to some degree anyway. I would start with lineman pliers, a few screwdrivers such as a phillips, standard type-- perhaps a large one for big screws and a smaller size for plate screws etc.

I would also get a tape, hammer, wire strippers, hacksaw and perhaps a needle noose plier. That should get you started.
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Just started electrician school on the 16th of this month...what books do you recommmend I pick up for beginners in this trade? I get a tool bag from school in about 2 weeks. What tools do you suggest I buy in my beginning stages?
I would suggest linemen pliers and a 11 in 1 screwdriver... u can do alot with just those starting off
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Just started electrician school on the 16th of this month...what books do you recommmend I pick up for beginners in this trade? I get a tool bag from school in about 2 weeks. What tools do you suggest I buy in my beginning stages?
Welcome to the forum you will learn a lot here..


Take a look at this thread..
http://www.electriciantalk.com/f14/w...d-i-buy-21030/


http://shopping.yahoo.com/18354181-k...ians-tool-set/
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a good cell phone with a nice texting keyboard so you can text fast bosses love that on the job
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And don't forget a base board ladder and level bubble fluid! Lol
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Welcome to the forum, pick up a code book when you could afford one and reference it often. Soares grounding is a good book. Ray Mullin has good beginner books on resi or commercial. Good luck
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Well, you may want a psychological evaluation for wanting to get into this crazy business.

Tool pouch
Tool belt
#2 Phillips screwdriver
1 large straight blade screwdriver, 3/8" tip
1 short " ", 1/4" tip
1 4" "slimline" screwdriver, 3/16" tip
1 tape measure w/pouch
1 ripping hammer, 16 oz, metal or fiberglass handle, not wood
1 pair side cutters, basic Klein model with insulated grips
1 pair 420 Channelock pliers
1 pair 430 " "
1 pocket level, magnetic
1 pair wire strippers
1 pair needlenose pliers
1 work knife (I like Klein with sheepsfoot blade)
1 hacksaw
1 toolbox
1 heavy pencil
1 marker
1 ballpoint pen
1 pocket notebook

These were my standard tool list 1st place I worked. You can use these for all the jobs a beginner will be doing. Mark all your tools before taking to a jobsite. Learn to keep them close by. Keep in your pouch the stuff you use all the time or for a particular job. Keep other stuff in your box, close by for easy access. Be careful about lending tools out. Bums will beat a path to you. If you have to borrow something, return it asap in good shape. Plan to buy it soon, as you will need it again. Before long, you will need large & small allen wrenches, get the folding sets, the loose ones are too easily lost.

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