Tool List

Doing electrical work requires a large array of tools, both hand and power. The "tool List" that your are required to have can vary from employer to employer with the "Non-Union" employers. One of the many benefits of working for a union contractor is that the tool list is consistent from contractor to contractor and is limited to basic hand tools. The contractor is responsible for any additional tools needed to perform the work. The following is the list of tools needed when working for a union contractor.

FIRST YEAR OF APPRENTICESHIP

  • Knife
  • Pencil
  • Six foot rule
  • Side cuts
  • channel lock type pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hammer
  • Pocket Level
  • Crescent Wrench
  • Toolbox
  • Flashlight
  • Hacksaw frame

SECOND YEAR OF APPRENTICESHIP

  • Hand Crimping tool  (Sta-kon type) 
  • Diagonal cutters
  • Long nose pliers
  • Wire Strippers
  • Plum bob
  • Combination square
  • Voltage Tester (Wiggins Type)
  • Center punch