Tools

Submitted on July 23, 2020 | John Adams
If you were buying a crimper and wire strippers, which brand would you choose for security applications? Currently torn between buying cheap gear from an auto parts store or spending big – not an easy choice! Compact size is important...
Submitted on June 18, 2020 | John Adams
What’s in the perfect security electronics tool box? It depends on the sort of applications you’re working on but there are some electrical tools, hand tools and testers that you really can’t do without - if they're not in your...
Submitted on August 30, 2019 | John Adams
What do you think of the performance of 18V power tools over 12V tools – is there any justification for electronic security techs to switch? A: I’m going to assume we are talking about Li-ion tools here. There’s no doubt...
Submitted on December 20, 2018 | John Adams
I read your thoughts on tool quality in a recent edition of SEN with interest. Do you think the more expensive toolsets are ever worth the money? A: Quality tools, even if they are second tier, are expensive to buy...
Submitted on October 10, 2018 | John Adams
Is there any value for a young tech in buying expensive 1000V insulated screwdrivers and other insulated tools? Or is it ok to use uninsulated equipment if working on low voltage or unenergized circuits? A: It’s worth pointing out that...
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