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1

Blanket heater and box heater

Used to heat nonmetallic conduit so it can be bent

2

Cable ripper

Cuts the outer jacket lengthwise on multiconductor cables

3

Conduit bender

A tool for bending smaller and more flexible conduit

4

Diagonal cutter

Designed only for cutting the wire, has long handles

5

Electrician’s hammer

Has an extra long neck for driving nails through the bottom of an electrical box

6

Electrician’s knife

Used for stripping insulation and cutting electrical tape

7

Fish tape

Steel, fiberglass or nylon tape used to pull wire through conduit

8

Folding rule

Wood or fiberglass measure; safe for use on live equipment

9

Fuse pullers

Insulated pliers-like tools for removing cartridge-type fuses

10

Grooved joint pliers

Adjustable to a wide range of sizes

11

Hickey

Used for conduit that is too large for a conduit bender

12

Hydraulic bender

Power-assisted bender for conduit too large for both conduit bender and hickey

13

Level

Used to make sure boxes, conduit, etc are level and plumb

14

Lineman’s hammer

Heavy enough to drive a ground rod

15

Locking pliers

Pliers that lock for a strong grip

16

Long tape rule

Used for distances beyond a steel tape’s reach. Made of steel or woven fiberglass and retrieved with manual crank

17

Needle-nose pliers

Perfect form to wrap a wire around so it can be attached to a switch or receptacle properly

18

Reamer

Scrapes the burrs off a conduit edge after it is cut

19

Reciprocating saw

Used to cut steel conduit

20

Rotary hammer drill

Heavy-duty tool for drilling into masonry

21

What is the most commonly used size for a steel tape in construction?

25’

22

Torpedo level

A level that is small enough to be carried in a pouch

23

Wire stripper

Used to strip insulation from the end of a wire without damaging the conductor. Has notched for standard wire sizes.

24

The rating of an insulated tool should always exceed the ______ of the circuit being worked on.

Voltage

25

These tools are used for cutting smaller wires in a home

Lineman’s pliers and diagonal cutters

26

These tools are used for cutting larger service wires

Long-handled cable cutter and ratcheting cutter

27

Conduit

A flexible or rigid protective tubing used to contain wires

28

How is steel conduit typically cut?

With a powered or manual saw

29

To ensure straight cuts, the pipe should be held in a __________

Pipe vise

30

Three common tools used to cut metal conduit

Reciprocating saw, hacksaw, pipe cutter