Tools for electrician assembler

The list of tools for the electrician assembler is a list of complementary tools for electricians. The hand tool is the device or instrument used in the work with the purpose of facilitating the accomplishment of tasks that only need the human motive force. Through them, it is possible to perform tasks that require precision and / or physical strength with greater ease.

A building electrician needs to start a small repair of a few tools. With universal pliers, a screwdriver and a multimeter it is already possible to make diagnostics for budgets or even small repairs and measurements. An electrician who wants to assemble an electrical panel or some electrical infrastructure, other complementary tools will be very useful and essential. This electrician is called an assembler electrician.

Every day the market launches new tools and new technologies that facilitate work, it is necessary to always innovate and get to know the tool market better and better. But, some tools are basic and will always be present in the toolbox of the assembler electrician, like this list below:

  • Saw arch;
  • Square;
  • Measuring tape;
  • Level;
  • Lime;
  • Walrus;
  • Safety stylus;

The list could be more extensive according to the taste and needs of the electrician himself. Drills, saws, drills, and many other tools, which makes the list always seem incomplete or incomplete.

Let’s talk a little about each of these tools and their use in activities in electricity.

Saw Bow

The saw arch saw or hand saw as it is called by some, is a cutting tool for hard materials such as wood, steel, iron, aluminum or even PVC. The cut part is made by a toothed blade that is attached to an arc-shaped structure, hence its name.

The blade of a saw arch must be chosen according to the material to be cut, in general, the thinner the material the more teeth per inch the saw must-have, and the thicker the material the fewer teeth per inch.

Serra de Starrett Arch.


The square is an L-shaped instrument used by many professionals to measure, cut or check right angles, in some situations they can have a T shape. Traditionally used by carpenters, but it is also widely used in electricity to work angles on parts such as the 90º and 45º angles.

The video below is an example of the use of a square in electrical activities:

Measuring tape

The measuring tape is a mandatory tool for every electrician, with the measuring tape it is possible to measure parts, cables, conduits, walls and etc. Almost any activity in electricity at any time will require a measurement, and at this point, the measuring tape makes all the difference.

There are some types of tape measures and they are:

  • Pocket measuring tape;
  • Long measuring tape or measuring tape;
  • Electronic measuring tape or laser.

Measuring scales on a measuring tape can be: metric scales, inch scales, foot scales or the combined three.

See more features about the tape in the video below:


A level is a tool commonly associated with bricklayers, but it is widely used in electrical, carpentry, metalwork, and other areas. A tool that indicates and measures slopes in planes, in this way it is possible to establish through a parameter if a piece is “crooked”.

When fixing exposed conduits, boxes, electrical panels, support for parts, etc., the correct use of a level guarantees an adequate leveling and better quality of service.

Starrett level

Through the bubble in the float, it is possible to identify exactly the moment when the piece is at the angle indicated for that float, at the image level there are 3 floats one for an angle of 180º, one for 90º and one for 45º.


The file is a tool made up of a rod-shaped steel piece that has grooves, these grooves when rubbed against another material cause its wear, this effect is used to workpieces or even to finish.

They can be used on metal, steel, plastic or wood.

The file is usually associated with locksmiths or carpentry, in electricity, it can be used in numerous ways for cutting in cut pieces, be they copper, aluminum or metal, as inboxes and panels in which it has been cut and needs finishing.

Starrett hand file

Its grooves can vary according to the type of finish you need on the pieces, their width and size also vary.


The walrus is also known as a vise. It is a tool that can be worked fixed on a bench or as a manual vise. It has two parts, called jaws, both move on a thread, as the thread is rotated the jaws approach each other, being used to hold or tighten parts.

With the part attached it is possible to work it, either with a file, saw arch or to handle the part in any way.

Starrett manual vise

Working with good tools is a guarantee of safety. Among so many qualities of a tool, safety has to be considered a priority, and therefore, as a result of the safety and good quality of the tool, all work will have superior quality.

However, it is important to know the tools well, their characteristics and correct use so that they can be handled safely, just having good tools and not knowing how to use them is no guarantee of good work.