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Whether it’s labeled as Klutch (Northern Tool), Commercial Electric (Home Depot), or some other house brand, this electrician’s multi-tool has an aluminum handle with a non-slip grip and several stainless steel tools including:

  • 10-20 gauge wire strippers
  • Pliers
  • Knife
  • Wire hook
  • Philips screwdriver
  • Large slotted driver
  • Small slotted driver
  • Saw
  • Cable splicing blade
  • File

The multi-tool comes with the obvious disclaimer to not use the tool on live circuits because it’s not insulated — if you couldn’t figure that out for yourself, somebody should probably come take your tools away.

The Electrician’s Multi-Tool includes a belt pouch and runs $19 at Northern Tool. You might be able to find it for less at your local big box, though.

Electrical Multi-Tool [Northern Tool]
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5 Responses to House Brand Electrical Multi-Tool

  1. Jupe Blue says:

    Just buy a good quality pair of wire strippers and use all the the other tools in your tool bag. No need for an “electrician multi-tool”.

  2. cheerIO says:

    This would be nice if it had a crimper added to the mix. I recently purchased a Leatherman TTI as my everyday carry, and one of my deciding factors was the “crimper”. Well it turns out the “crimper” on the TTI is for blasting caps, not the commonly used crimp on connectors that you may be using with a tool that includes wire cutters and strippers. Why Leatherman has a blasting cap crimper on a tool marketed toward the masses is beyond me. Why this tool doesn’t have a crimper at all is just as confusing.

  3. David Bryan says:

    Don’t look for a terminal crimper on a tool like this. A real crimper is a serious, sturdy, well-made tool that’ll get the job done, and it’s a bad idea trying to fake it. If you’re going to use a bad crimper you’re better off just mashing the hell out of the terminals with a pair of pliers. Or a hammer, or a rock. But just having a weird little notch in the jaws doth not a crimper make, and if I see a tool like this claiming to have a crimper I just ignore it. A tool like this one will not have a crimper that will actually work well.
    I’ve got some of the older Toolzall electrician multi-tools that were based on Leatherman tools, and some of the newer old ones that Crescent used to sell that were made by Bear, and I like them and use them a lot. You can get bit-holding adapters for the Bear-made ones, or just rig up an adapter pretty easily. I disagree with Jupe, I think they’re damn handy.

  4. Tim B. says:

    I carry my Paladin Powerplay around 24/7. Makes a great all-around multi-tool, in addition to being geared towards electrical type work (particularly handy for me, in most cases).

  5. Chris says:

    I have a pair of Gerber 400 that do nearly all of this except for the file- how often have I really needed a file and it has the ability to crimp terminals. I generally only carry a knife or maybe my electrician’s scissors as my EDC (well not really but when I DO need to carry something that’s what it is) I generally am close enough I an not stuck by not carrying all that.If I really needed one with a file I would carry my Paladin pt 510.

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