Electrical Tool Reviews & Buying Guides

When you talk to electricians, tools become a sort of sacred thing. Everyone has their favorites. Still, we have swayed more than one journeyman by placing a new tool in his hands. Our electrical tool reviews aim to reveal what electricians think about new products coming to market. Those might include a Klein non-contact voltage tester, Southwire RB1000 BendStation, or even hand tools. The new Milwaukee Gen2 combination wire pliers made a particularly big impact with some of our guys. Hands-on Electrical Tool Reviews Our hands-on electrical tool reviews take things like press tools and metal hole saws and find out if they work faster than existing products. Manufacturers are quick to make claims, but testing those claims is what helps Pros and know if a tool can cut it in the field. Our Pro electricians work with us to determine whether or not new tools are accurate, ergonomic, and/or just plain helpful.

Klein Advanced Circuit Tracer Kit

Klein Advanced Circuit Tracer Kit

Trace Wires Confidently With Klein’s Advanced Circuit Tracer Kit In the electrical field, there’s less room for error than in other trades. A key part of that is knowing exactly where wires and circuits are hidden behind walls and underground. The Klein Tools Advanced Circuit Tracer Kit aims to take the guesswork out of locating […]

Milwaukee M12 Cable Stapler 2448

Milwaukee M12 Cable Stapler Causes Electricians To Rejoice! Gone are the days of hammering staples by hand. Or at least they will be thanks to Milwaukee. The Milwaukee M12 Cable Stapler promises a way to lighten the workload of electricians working with wiring and cable. Paired with Milwaukee 1-inch Insulated Cable Staples, it could be […]

Klein Utility Bucket LED Light

Klein Launches Versatile Bucket Light Aimed At Utility Workers The Klein Utility Bucket LED Light is designed to provide a versatile lighting solution specifically for utility tradesmen. While originally designed for work with a utility bucket, this light provides portable, general purpose light that will help keep any jobsite well-illuminated, according to the company. What’s […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Angler Battery-Powered Fish Tape Review

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Angler Reels In Wires With The Push Of A Button Electricians depend on manual fish tapes to pull new wires through walls and electrical conduits. However, longer runs increase the chances of the tape binding up and require more strength to actually complete the pull successfully. The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Angler fish […]

Milwaukee Portable 6-Inch Tripod Chain Vise | 48-22-8690

Take Milwaukee’s Chain Vise Anywhere Chain vices see a lot of use in the field for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical contractors. But, according to Milwaukee, most of the vices we see on the market are difficult to transport, inefficient to deploy, and become unstable as the joints wear down from use. The Milwaukee Portable 6-Inch […]

Klein Tools Cable Identification and Strain Relief Boots FEature

Klein Tools Cable Identification and Connector Protection Boots

Klein Cable Identification Boots Help You Keep Everything Sorted and Functional We’ve all likely experienced the joy of trying to sift through a bunch of identical-looking cables. Those of you in the VDV and computer networking fields likely get to deal with that particular joy multiple times a day. Klein Tools has come up with […]

Milwaukee Steel Fishtape FEature

Milwaukee Stainless Steel Fish Tapes

Milwaukee Delivers Rust Resistance with Stainless Steel Milwaukee stainless steel fish tapes expand their line of steel and polyester options. Stainless steel tapes extend tool life, particularly in high-humidity working conditions. Its anti-rust and anti-corrosion properties give it an edge—if you want to pay for it. What’s the Big Deal? Material selection looks like the […]

Fluke 393 FC CAT III 1500V clamp meter

Fluke 393 FC CAT III 1500V True-RMS Clamp Meter

With measuring 1500V DC solar panel installations, electricians have come across a new question: Most current AC/DC clamp meters carry a safety rating of CATIII 1000V. Can you use these tools to measure a 1500 V DC solar panel installation? The answer has some caveats. Fortunately, Fluke plans to bypass the problem with the Fluke […]

Fluke 87V industrial multimeter

Electrical Testing Tools You Need to Have

Any decent electrician worth his Romex has an arsenal of electrical testing tools in his collection. With the recent proliferation of new electrical tools and devices hitting the market, we wanted to share our thoughts on buying the right tools for testing and troubleshooting. Hopefully, this shopping guide helps both professionals and apprentices building up […]