DIY Electrical Toolkit: Things You Will Need

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There are a wide range of small electrical upgrades and repairs which you can carry out around your home. Carrying out these jobs can help to improve your confidence when working on the electrical system in your home. To carry out these small upgrades and repairs, you will require an electrical tool kit. Below is a list of essential tools you will need in your electrical tool kit in order to tackle common electrical maintenance jobs around your property.


If you are working on the electrical system in your home, it is likely you will need to turn off the power supply in your home or work in confined and dark places to gain access to wires. Therefore, it makes sense to have a torch in your repair kit, so you can see what you are doing.

Wire Strippers

Some jobs or repairs will require you to remove the plastic coating from wiring. You should invest in a pair of wire strippers which have a range of different sized teeth so you can quickly strip the insulation from different sized wires in your home.

Multimeter Circuit Tester

Safety comes first when working on the electrical system in your home, which is why you should invest in a multimeter circuit tester. This piece of equipment will allow you to test the level of electrical resistance and the amount of current. You can buy separate testers to check each of these things, but a multimeter will allow you to save a lot of space in your electrical toolkit.

Electrical Tape

Electrical tape is an essential part of any toolkit. It can be used to temporarily repair damaged wires and for wrapping conductors and connectors to prevent short circuits and possible electrical fires.

Insulated Screwdrivers

You will need to invest in flat headed and Phillips type screwdrivers so you can dismantle electrical sockets and other components to gain access to the inner electrical wiring. You should buy screwdrivers which have insulated handles to protect yourself from electrical shocks when carrying out repairs.

Needle Nose Pliers

Needle nose pliers will be required if you need to hold small components in place while you work on them or if you need to bend wires into shape. They are also handy for separating wires which are bound together.

If you have an electrical problem in your home and require additional help or assistance, you should contact a professional electrical service.