2 Must-Have Tools for DIY Electrical Work
Noncontact voltage testers are great for making sure the power is off before you start an electrical project. But the testers are easy to lose track of and misplace—which pocket is it in?
Electrical tools with onboard voltage tester
Noncontact voltage testers are great for making sure the power is off before you start an electrical project. But the testers are easy to lose track of and misplace—which pocket is it in? Tool manufacturer Gardner Bender solves the problem of lost testers by incorporating a tester right into the handles of its wire stripper and screwdriver—tools you’re bound to have on hand whenever you’re doing electrical work. Simply press the button and move the tool handle near the wires to test before touching. Or, slide the tester off the tool handle to use it as a free-standing unit. Find the GST-70M Circuit Alert Voltage sensing stripper (about $30) and SDT-10 screwdriver (about $16) on Amazon or at home centers for these must have tools for DIY work.
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