There are many different tools that you can buy that will be very valuable if you plan on doing DIY type electrical work. For example, a non-contact voltage detector is a great way to check if the power is on or off at your circuit without having to touch any wires or any terminals. A circuit tester is also a great tools that can let you know if an outlet is wired properly and if the ground is reliable. Finally, basic wire strippers are great for cutting wires or cables.
- A non-contact voltage detector is a great tool that can let you know if the power is on without touching wires or a terminal.
- A circuit tester can tell you which wire is hot, if an outlet is wired properly and if the ground is reliable.
- Basic wire strippers are a great way to strip wires, cut wires or cables and also hook wires for screw terminals.
“Step one for an electrical job is to make sure the power is off by switching off the circuit at the main panel. But sometimes, circuits are mislabeled. And in some cases, there’s more than one circuit spliced in a junction box. That’s were this tool can be a lifesaver.”