9 CRIMPER Automation Direct’s self-adjusting crimping tool
is designed for crimping insulated and noninsulated ferrules
and wire end sleeves. It is available in square and hexagonal
crimp styles, and it features ergonomically shaped handles and
a nonslip grip pad for applying pressure against a surface. It
adjusts to wire sizes from 26–8 AWG.
10 FLOODLIGHT Larson Electronics’ rechargeable 12W LED
floodlight is constructed with four 3W, high-output LEDs
protected by a plastic housing and a polycarbonate lens. It has
an articulated light head that can be manually adjusted 180
degrees of vertical tilt; a sealed push button used to switch
between high ( 1,050) and low (525) lumens; a magnetic base;
an ergonomic, no-slip handle; and a USB cord for charging.
11 3-IN- 1 TOOL ILSCO’s Taskmaster 3-in- 1 battery-powered tool
system has a 360-degree rotating punch head that rotates 360
degrees on two axes and can punch out ½–4-in. holes in mild
and stainless steel. The cutter head has steel alloy blades and
cuts up to 750 kcmil copper/aluminum building wire and up to
500 kcmil copper fine stranded wire. The crimp head crimps up
to 750 kcmil 8 copper wire and 500 kcmil 8 aluminum wire.
12 TOOL BAG Klein Tools’ Tradesman Pro high-visibility backpack
is made from a 1,680D ballistic weave and has a fully molded
bottom designed for durability. It has 39 different-sized pockets
including tall interior pockets for long screwdrivers, zipper
pockets for small parts and tools, reflective shoulders straps with
extra padding, an exterior tape thong and tape measure holder.
13 CLAMP TESTER Hioki’s FT 6380 clamp-on ground tester
measures grounding resistance by clamping to multiple-grounded ground wires. It can measure leak current with 0.01-
mA resolution (at 20.00-mA range) and load current up to 60.0A
range. For resistance and current measurements, it beeps when
the measured value differs from the threshold.
14 SCREWDRIVER Platinum Tools’ 8-in- 1 ratcheted stubby
screwdriver is designed for tight spaces. It has a six-piece bit
storage unit inside its handle, accessible by unscrewing the top
cap; a full ratcheting mechanism; and a nonslip rubberized grip.
It incudes Phillips ( 1, 2 and 3) and slotted (3/16- and 1/4-in.) bits.
15 LASER MEASURE Bosch’ s Blaze GLM 20 laser measure can
measure up to 65 ft. with an accuracy within ±¹/8 in. The default
real-time measurement adjusts automatically based on the
distance of the target—providing walk-off results. Distances
are recorded in the device’s internal memory. Designed for
hard-to-reach and dark places, the measure has a backlit screen.
16 STRIPPING TOOL Greenlee Textron's semiconductive
cable-scoring tool strips underground primary distribution
cable barriers. The concealed blade actuates around the cable,
rotating clockwise for a spiral cut and counterclockwise for a
ring cut. It is available in two sizes.