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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #30 on: March 19, 2022, 05:31:41 PM
Here is an update to my collection of electrician's MTs and knives. I will see about getting my multipurpose pliers together and taking a group photo of them also.

Squirt E4/ES4:


Gerber Groundbreaker:



Various MTs:
(Bear Jaws 155EL, Klein hybrid plier MT, Klein TripSaver, King Innovation I-Tool, Commercial Electric 7-in-1 MT, Crescent Toolzall Electrician MT, CAT 14-in-1, Amazon Basic, ProTool Wire Stripper/Utility Knife, Performance Tool (same as Amazon Basic)


Medium Electrician's MT:
(Urrea, PowerPhase, Southwire, Westward, HyperTough, Klutch, Commercial Electric, RS Pro)


Knives:
(Victorinox Red Alox Electrician from Sococut, SOG TL-29,
Camilius TL-29, Klein TL-29, Southwire Edgeforce Sheepsfoot, Klein electrician's knife, Soviet Union era factory knife, SOG Kilowatt)



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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #31 on: March 19, 2022, 06:58:51 PM
Wow! :o That is an awesome collection of Electrical tools, Adam :ahhh :like: :like:


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #32 on: March 19, 2022, 07:31:31 PM
Thank you, kind sir  :cheers:


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #33 on: March 19, 2022, 10:39:40 PM
Nice collection! I have a few of those Camillus 27s (plus a very old Robeson), and hopefully have a Squirt ES4 on the way.
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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #34 on: March 19, 2022, 11:43:58 PM
Thanks!

And great! I am glad about the ES4. I was going to surprise you with one if I could. Now, I'll just have to surprise you with something else  :D

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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #35 on: March 20, 2022, 03:15:50 AM
Nice collection Adam!   :like:


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #36 on: March 20, 2022, 11:41:51 AM
Fantastic collection! I'll get yhe Edgeforce sheepfold when they restock. It's been out of stock for ages.


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #37 on: March 20, 2022, 10:26:46 PM
Interesting collection!    :like:
What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #38 on: March 21, 2022, 12:44:07 AM
I'll just have to surprise you with something else.
You don't have to do that! I do appreciate the thought, though.
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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #39 on: March 21, 2022, 02:07:23 PM
Nice collection Adam!   :like:

Thanks Steve  :cheers:

Fantastic collection! I'll get yhe Edgeforce sheepfold when they restock. It's been out of stock for ages.

It is a good knife. I have one that I use every day, and I love it.

Interesting collection!    :like:

Thanks David  :cheers:


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #40 on: October 16, 2022, 06:08:16 PM
I have added a few more items to the collection:



Before long I will need to rent space on Mrs. Poncho's table to display my collection  :D

Here is one additional item, a NIP PT-525:



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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #41 on: October 16, 2022, 06:14:15 PM
That is an excellent themed collection and some great tools. Very nice, Adam! :tu:
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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #42 on: October 16, 2022, 06:59:53 PM
Thank you, nakken  :cheers:


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #43 on: October 16, 2022, 10:43:49 PM
Seeing this topic got me a bit excited, hoping the ultimate El.tech. MT would be revealed inside..
Guess I should  have known better, but great topic and thread, nonetheless.

90% of what I need a MT for on a daily basis, is ad-hoc electronics/electrical work. 50+% of the time I have good, or even dedicated tools available within a couple of meters, so it's mostly a convenience thing. Some times a small convenience that saves me a minute or two, but some times a big convenience that saves me tens of minutes. The biggest thing is probably that I avoid the interruption and can keep my focus and flow. The actual walking across the room or even back to my office to get a tool, isn't the real issue.

The Squirt ES is the only "electrician" specific MT I have. For the few things I have to solve on the fly, that wasn't quite planned, this MT could have worked on paper, but it suffers from bad execution and ends up being pretty useless as booth a stripping tool and pliers. I haven't tried the PS version, but based on my experience with the Style PS, I assume the Squirt PS is at least a decent plier for its size.

Most days I just carry a slightly modified Cadet, where the can opener is ground down to a long(er) reaching 3mm flat head/slotted. It leaves me plier-less for my in-pocket-EDC, but it seems like having the drivers available on the Cadet solves most small surprises. The modified 3mm slotted driver fits perfectly in most screw down terminal blocks, the file takes care of small to medium sized Phillips and Pozidriv screws and the large slotted fits a range of cabinet access screws and does a fair job at prying. I hardly ever use the knife blade, but living in society that's ever less knife friendly and tolerant, the SAK blade isn't totally redundant.

Here's from a little maintenance job I did at home a couple weeks ago, changing the battery in one of my motion sensors and replacing the adhesive tape with a better quality one from 3M. Not the most demanding stuff, but goes to show how little you need to get basic stuff done, and how much of "that little stuff" you find in the Cadet:






The mod'ed Cadet and the rest of my typical in-pocket-EDC


I did stumble across these on my last visit to one of my tool suppliers, not sure why I haven't noticed them before, but seems like a good electricians multitool for light el. work. Strips the most common sizes I work with, precision pliers, side cutters and even ferrule crimpers. Not small enough to justify 24/7 carry for me, but handy enough to throw in the pocket for when I expect to need it:



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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #44 on: October 16, 2022, 10:57:45 PM
Awesome collection,  Adam :woohoo: :like:

She doesn't even want my collection there, so you might have a hard time convincing her :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #45 on: October 17, 2022, 01:07:37 AM
Seeing this topic got me a bit excited, hoping the ultimate El.tech. MT would be revealed inside..
Guess I should  have known better, but great topic and thread, nonetheless.

Unfortunately, I can not personally recommend any of the multi-tools for full-time edc. None of them work well enough for me, though perhaps they work better for other people. However, I am a fan of many of the knives.


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #46 on: October 17, 2022, 01:09:44 AM
Awesome collection,  Adam :woohoo: :like:

She doesn't even want my collection there, so you might have a hard time convincing her :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D

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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #47 on: October 22, 2022, 04:29:29 PM
Terrific collection and a great theme for one.   :tu:
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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #48 on: October 22, 2022, 06:11:58 PM
Thanks, Aloha  :cheers:


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #49 on: October 29, 2022, 02:37:20 AM
I went in to my local electrical shop to get these "T-rex" wire strippers:



They were out of stock, so I got this Duratech 3 in 1 Multifunction Tool. I have no idea if it's any good, but I was lured by the multifunction-ness. You flip the handles to change tools.

Cutters and crimper on one side:


Wire strippers and pliers on the other:


There is a latch to lock them closed when not in use:


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #51 on: October 29, 2022, 05:46:17 AM
We have something similar here in the US:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-Double-Jaw-Wire-Stripper-and-Crimper-CE190205/205755863

 :tu:  Very similar, but also a few differences such as the handles, the lock and the cutters.
Also it says 2 in 1 and mine is 3 in 1.  ;)

Hmmm , 'm worried about using the crimper after reading the reviews (if it is from the same manufacturer)...


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #52 on: October 29, 2022, 11:43:45 AM
I ended up buying the Knipex through my work account

As usual with Knipex, it’s a well made tool. Fit and finish is impeccable, but of course when trying to achieve a lot in one tool some features will be less capable than in a dedicated tool.
E.g. the wire stripper notches are sharp and well sized, but being positioned so far from the pivot, you loose that fine motor control which makes it less than ideal for short wires in tight spaces. Overall the compromises are well thought out and certainly worth the gain in compactness.
Would have been very cool if Knipex went ahead and offered this exact plier head with a folding handle


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #53 on: November 01, 2022, 02:58:01 AM
Thanks to Poncho, I now have a PT-510 (and some MTO swag) to add to my electrical MT and knife collection:



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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #54 on: November 01, 2022, 09:45:31 AM
Well done Poncho, congrats Adam :like: :drool:
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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #55 on: November 01, 2022, 11:08:17 AM
Glad it arrived safely :woohoo: and it fits your collection much better than mine :tu: :like:


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #56 on: November 01, 2022, 12:53:01 PM
Well done Poncho, congrats Adam :like: :drool:


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #57 on: November 01, 2022, 09:48:46 PM
Congratulations, and good on Poncho!
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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #58 on: November 02, 2022, 03:30:06 AM
Well done Poncho, congrats Adam :like: :drool:


 :iagree: :tu:

Congratulations, and good on Poncho!

Whoa, whoa, whoa!
Let's not pat Poncho too much on the back. I asked for brownies from him, but he refused  >:(
No doubt he scarfed the rest of them down while reading my request to send some to me  :rant:
Keep that in mind about Poncho. He may give away a really nice MT, but he will keep the good stuff to himself  :'(


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Re: Electrician's MTs
Reply #59 on: November 02, 2022, 04:35:52 AM
 :rofl:


 

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