Module three: Core Electrician's Tools
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Use in practice
A good example of the benefits of wearable tool storage will be to see how effective they are at speeding up a job. For example, installing downlights.
Installing downlights involves measuring and marking multiple holes, drilling through with the appropriately sized hole saw, fishing the cables through, stripping the wires back, connecting to a connector (chockbox) and screwing down the terminals.
As you can imagine this involves multiple different tools!
By using a tool belt, you can keep all of the tools needed in one easily accessible place. you would have your tape measure on the tape measure holder, to quickly measure and mark out the holes needed between the down lights.
Then you would have your drill in the handy drill holster, ready to drill through the marked-out sections with a hole saw.
Then one by one, you can begin to connect the downlights to the wiring, by cutting down the wire to size using side cutters, then using the wire stripper to remove the sheathing, then connecting the wire to the downlight by screwing down to the terminals on the chockbox with a screwdriver, whilst all the time having the tools needed in the useful universal tool pouch.
As you can imagine the use of having wearable storage has reduced the time on the job significantly from not having to constantly move from the working area to the tool bag to grab the tool needed at the time.
This time that’s being saved means that the electrician can now move on to the next job that needs doing, ultimately making him more money, in less time!