Insulated tools are essential for electrical work and are used by electricians, technicians, and other professionals who work with live electrical circuits. These tools are also commonly used in industrial and construction settings where electrical hazards are present. These tools play a key role in creating a safe workplace for you and your employees who work near energized circuits. Did you know E.B. Horsman carries an assortment of Klein premium insulated tools that can withstand 1000 volts, now that is a lot of sparks?
There are a wide variety of insulated tools available, including screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, and wrenches. Insulated tools are also available in different sizes and styles to suit different tasks and applications. Some insulated tools are designed for specific uses, such as insulated lineman pliers that are used to work on high voltage electrical lines.
The insulation on these tools is rated to withstand a certain level of voltage, and it is important to use the right tool for the job. Insulated tools are labeled with their voltage rating, so be sure you have the right tool that is rated for the voltage level of the circuit you will be working on.
Insulated tools have an interesting history and manufacturing process, plus they look really unique with various color schemes and differing design that set them apart and makes it slightly easier to tell that they are insulated. It’s also really cool that they are a lifesaving technology and represent one of the best safety features that a tool can possess; it can protect you from an accidental electrical shock. Of course to make sure they actually DO protect you when the time comes, you need to take extra special care of your insulated tools, meaning they can’t just get chucked into the toolbox like a set of normal tools. This is where Klein tool bags come into play, with their many compartments and spots to keep them from getting damaged.
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This 8-piece set features an assortment of Klein premium insulated tools. Each are individually tested to exceed the IEC 60900 and ASTM F1505 standards for insulated tools. The highly durable, black nylon case features a zipper closure, custom fitted tool pockets plus an extra pocket for storage of papers and other items.
This canvas tool bag features lots of interior pockets to organize your tools. Made of heavy duty natural canvas, this bag will stand the test of time. A detachable shoulder strap can be adjusted for a comfortable fit. With the moisture resistant vinyl bottom and non-scratch studs on the base, you can put this bag down without worrying about wear and tear.
The Klein Tools 28-Piece Tool Kit has a great assortment of tools for any tradesman, including pliers, screwdrivers, nut drivers, hex key set, and more.
Voltage Tester provides non-contact detection of voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers, lighting fixtures, switches, non tamper-resistant outlets and wires
Whether you’re high in the sky working on power lines, elbow-deep in a generator, or re-wiring a critical piece of control equipment on the factory floor, electrical workers need tools that are designed and engineered for maximum safety. Once you have ensured your insulated tools are clean, dry, free of blemishes, and ready to use, the recommended use of an insulated tool usually stipulates that you power off the circuit BEFORE you start working on it. Even on a circuit that isn’t live, insulated tools should be used in case the circuit is unintentionally turned on. To prevent that, you might also wish to employ a lockout tag out to add an extra layer of safety. Every insulated tool must be marked with the year it was insulated and an official 1,000-volt rating symbol, which ensures you will be protected for live use up to 1,000 VAC or 1,500 VDC.
Overall, insulated tools are an essential part of any electrician’s or technician’s toolkit. They help to protect the user from electrical shock and also help to prevent damage to the tools themselves. It is important to use the right tool for the job and to ensure that the tool is rated for the voltage level of the circuit you will be working on.
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