When ensuring a sound electrical framework to your home, an electrical tool kit comprising of all the commonly used tools fetches an obvious reference. It would help you in fixing the minor electrical faults encountered on a day-to-day basis.
In addition the commonly encountered electrical tasks such as fixing the fuse, replacing a burnt cable, replacing the electric fuse, checking the voltage of an appliance/socket etc. calls for an active involvement of your electrical tool kit.
Hence apprehending the pivotal role of an electrical kit in your home, start building your own kit by first buying yourself a large-sized tool box. The casing should be largely of plastic material as plastic is a bad conductor of electricity as well as it is not subjected to corrosion.
Wiring tools such as pliers and screwdrivers must get a first look in. The needle-nose pliers and the cutter pliers get the preference. Along with it special-purpose pliers such as slip-point pliers and the glass pliers need to be looked at. A consultation from a local electrician would ease the selection process for you and would also clear any doubts on the purpose of the selected plier types.
Keep a set of two to three rolls of plastic insulating tapes ( generally vinyl) in the repository as they're employed in almost every electrical setup whether you are insulating a naked wire or attaching two cables to each other.
Screwdrivers are an essential component in your electrical tools assembly and depending on your needs you can go for a particular screwdriver set. The set should include some basic screwdrivers such as Robertson screwdriver, nut screwdriver and flat head screwdriver.
A voltage tester and a utility knife must get a place in the scheme of the things as well. While the tester would be able to check an appliance or a socket for current/voltage, the utility knife will be helpful for cutting and stripping cable sheathing. Along with it a digital multimeter can also be placed to test the resistance, voltage or the current of a particular socket or appliance.
Along with the wiring tools and the testing tools you may also go for the installation tools but only if you possess a good idea about the electrical installation task and the relative wiring setup. The first-aid kit and the safety equipments such as gloves and goggles are mandatory enough to find a place in the tools collection.