2 Must-Have Tools for DIY Electrical Work

Noncontact voltage testers are great for making sure the power is off before you start an electrical project. But the testers are easy to lose track of and misplacewhich pocket is it in?

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Electrical tools with onboard voltage tester

Noncontact voltage testers are great for making sure the power is off before you start an electrical project. But the testers are easy to lose track of and misplacewhich pocket is it in? Tool manufacturer Gardner Bender solves the problem of lost testers by incorporating a tester right into the handles of its wire stripper and screwdrivertools youre bound to have on hand whenever youre doing electrical work. Simply press the button and move the tool handle near the wires to test before touching. Or, slide the tester off the tool handle to use it as a free-standing unit. Find the GST-70M Circuit Alert Voltage sensingstripper (about $30) and SDT-10 screwdriver (about $16) on Amazon or at home centers for these must have tools for DIY work.

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