David Barnes, Marketing Manager of KNIPEX, looks at the tools which could form the foundations of an apprentice’s first professional toolkit. We’ve also got a fabulous prize up for grabs for one deserving apprentice.
As an apprentice, filling your toolbox with the best tools to get the job done is vital. But how do you know which tools to start a professional toolkit with?
Here are the key tools we believe will serve as the ‘go to’s’ in a professional toolkit for any apprentice electrician.
Pliers, nippers and cutters
First up, Combination Pliers, Pliers for Electrical Installation, Snipe Nose Side Cutting Pliers and Diagonal Cutting Nippers are key staples for electricians. These tools will help you cut, grab, nip and twist cables and cable ties, even in the most cramped and hard to reach areas. They have many functions individually that will save you time, money and effort.
The award winning KNIPEX ErgoStrip Universal Dismantling Tool is a superb, fast and precise cable stripping tool which makes life so much simpler. Its innovative, ergonomic pistol grip design makes for easy cutting, stripping and a longitudinal cut of a cable sheath. It is a real favourite amongst professional electricians because of its time saving capabilities.
Water Pump Pliers
With 25 jaw locking positions, the ever-popular Cobra Water Pump Pliers can be set to the desired size by the push of a button. Fine size adjustment ensures optimum handle position and box-joint construction prevents the pliers pulling to one side when in use. A user-friendly guard prevents fingers being pinched!
A toolkit would not be complete without screwdrivers and the KNIPEX Screwdrivers Slim and KNIPEX Cross Slot Screwdrivers Slim are perfect for electricians.
Safety is the first priority when working on electrical installations. Any electrician must be able to rely 100 per cent on the tools that have been specially manufactured for this purpose. KNIPEX’s production methods and the equipment used for testing insulated tools are frequently examined, certified and monitored by the Association of German Electricians (VDE). Each design of KNIPEX insulated pliers is authorised by the independent VDE Institute concerning safety features before a type approval is granted. Added to all this are rigorous random tests that make KNIPEX tools a great choice for the electrician.
WIN! A FANTASTIC STUDENT TOOL KIT IS UP FOR GRABS!
KNIPEX is offering two great options on a Student Tool Kit.
The first is a Basic Electrical Kit featuring Combination Pliers, Snipe Nose Side Cutting Pliers, Diagonal Cutting Nippers, Screwdrivers Slim and Cross Slot Screwdrivers Slim.
The Premium Electrical Kit features Combination Pliers, Pliers For Electrical Installation, KNIPEX ErgoStrip Universal Dismantling Tool, Snipe Nose Side Cutting Pliers, Diagonal Cutting Nippers, KNIPEX Cobra Water Pump Pliers, Screwdrivers Slim and Cross Slot Screwdrivers Slim.
KNIPEX has teamed up with PE to give away a special Student Tool Kit to one deserving apprentice. To enter the free prize draw, fill out your contact details on the form below – please provide a reason (in no more than 150 words) as to why your apprentice should win the Student Tool Kit and also include their name in the submission. One winner will then be selected following an internal judging process.
Deadline for entries: 31/07/2021. Usual T&Cs apply.
SPECIAL PE READER OFFER
KNIPEX is offering a brilliant discount for PE readers who are looking to purchase the Student Tool Kit. Simply type in discount code KNIP25 when checking out.
Access the offer by clicking here