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  1. Selling: Atlas46 Tool Vest setup

    Electrician Swap
    Fantastic Set-up, but I'm transitioning roles now. Perfect for Commercial work. Atlas46.com to look up these items Saratoga Tool Vest $199 Screw and Nail Attachment V2 $150 Murphy Speed Pouch (2 of them) $80 + $50 Drill Holster $35 Magnetic Wrap $20 Jab saw Sheath $30 Plier Sheath $40 Tape...
  2. Going Union, need help on tools

    Union Topics
    Hello everyone, I bought the rolling bottom piece Milwaukee packout. Currently I am non union and it is awesome for that because I have lots of power/hand tools. But I will be going union very soon (tilt up heavy commercial work)and wonder. Do you guys think it will still be good to haul my hand...
  3. Bit tips for breakers

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    Hi all, I was landing and installing breakers in a panel last week. Everything is fine until I go to torque the bolts and seems like 10-20 % of the square heads strip out before I get them torqued. Is there a better bit I should be using that fits better? Or just torque them with a straight...
  4. Expanding the belt

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    I'm off to buy some Ridgid pipe wrenches today and I was thinking: what are some tools you guys keep in the box that might not be "typical" electrical tools but when you need it boy are you glad you have it?
  5. First day and things to have

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hello all, My first day is Monday as an apprentice. However the company I am going to be working for is surprisingly quiet on anything I need to bring. What did some of you need to bring/ know on your first day. Also if I am looking for tools of the trade can some of you recommend some good...
  6. Introduction

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hey everyone, I joined this forum because it looks like a great way to ask questions when my future journeyman isn't with me. Ha! I also have a few questions about the union apprentice program I'm going into! I got put on the waiting list out of 100 people who had the interview, I was number...
  7. Tool Question!

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hi, I am a consultant working on a project in the tool industry. I previously posted here a question about levels and I got very useful responses! So first, thanks for that :) I wanted to ask you now, how many electricians are there in the US, if you know. Also, how many levels do you or the...
  8. A Better Way TO Staple

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    Is anyone else sick and tired of getting poked every time you reach into your pouch to grab a staple? On top of that it is always such a mess I don't know if I'm stapling or paying barrel of monkeys! Check this tool out!
  9. New apprentice, starting in couple days, tool tips?

    New Member Introductions
    Hey y'all, intro here; this looks to be a great forum professionally. Hope to receive and eventually contribute some good ideas. I'm starting this (hopefully long) career in a couple days after 3mo search, just buying tools now. Been doing construction off and on for a couple years now. I...
  10. Hole Saw Kits

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    I want opinions on hole saw kits. Lenox Plumbers & Electrician's Kit http://www.lowes.com/pd_348755-28303-1786647_0__?productId=3364324 Klein Journeyman 13pc Hole Saw Kit http://www.kleintools.com/catalog/hole-saw-kits/journeymans-hole-saw-kit Basically what it comes down to is, "Klein 'Great...
  11. My Collection Electrician Tools

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    Hey everybody its been a year since I originally showcased my electrician tools. I have received a whole bunch of tools and have decided to give an updated on my tool bag. Enjoy, Nick In case your interested in the original video here is the link:
  12. A couple of NWS reviews

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    Hey everybody, I received a shipment of NWS tools, and launched a quick reviews. NWS is an awesome tool brand, full of awesome ideas, not overly accessible everywhere but I imagine that will soon change. Would appreciate any feedback, First one is The combination pliers, massive focus on...
  13. New badass tool - Installation Pliers

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    Hey everybody, I have been rocking the Knipex Installation Pliers for a month, and I got to admit they aren't the gimmick I originally thought. They can do a lot of stuff. Cable shears Combination Pliers Needle nose Crimps Reamers I really rely on these for everyday a work along side a...
  14. Mini Bolt Cutter

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    As mentioned in one of my other threads here is a quick review on the Knipex Cobolt or mini bolt cutters. This tool makes you want to commit breaking and entering just to see how quickly you can do it! It has the ability to turn anything it touches in butter. Any feedback would be greatly...
  15. Screwdrivers

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    http://youtu.be/VmStaMdwpkk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmStaMdwpkk I love Klein screwdrivers, but I have been relying on my Wera a lot more. As they are a lot better for the price quality I find. Decided to make a quick video comparing to the two, tell me what you think and which brands...
  16. Hand Tool Pricing: Supply House -vs- Big Box

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    Why don't Electrical Supply Houses put prices on their hand tool displays like the Big Box Retailers do? I try to steer all my business to my supply house (builds my account rebate and my relationship if/when I'm in a bind), but they don't put prices on the tools they have on display. The...
  17. What would be a good Multimeter to start my career with?

    Union Topics
    Im a 1st year apprentice out of local 428, Bakersfield, currently working with Rosendin on a big solar project. -I was wondering what kind of multimeter would you guys recommend that I get to start off my career? I've been told that I wouldn't be using one on a solar project so I have not...
  18. New Apprentice

    Union Topics
    I was recently accepted into the apprenticeship for lu236. Based on my test and interview score's I am number three on the waiting list so I am expecting a short wait until I begin. just wondering what brand of tools you guys would recommend. not so worried about price as much as I'm worried...
  19. Torque wrench

    General Electrical Discussion
    Any of you guys carry a torque wrench or torque screwdriver to make sure lugs and terminals are torqued to manufacturer spec? If you do what brand do you carry?
  20. need help picking meter

    General Electrical Discussion
    im looking for help picking a clamp meter for my new job i will be working as an outside electrician im looking for a multi purpose clamp meter that does allot price range 150 does anyone have some suggestions it would be great to have just one meter