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Old 03-30-2008, 07:21 PM
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Default Witte Electrically Insulated Screwdrivers

To diagnose most boiler problems, and other pieces of equipment, it often requires check of the electrical circuits of the unit while the power is still on. In the boilers, it often necessary to work with live 3 phase and 120 volt control circuits, to avoid electrical shock, I've gone with the Witte brand electrically insulated screwdrivers. The whole screwdriver is insulated for protection up to 1000 volts, and the only exposed metal is the tip of the screwdriver. These have proven so durable, I don't carry the standard screwdrivers anymore, I use these for everything, from tiny bladed electronic screwdrivers up to very large tipped one, 3/8" x 1/8" flat blades to #4 Phillips. They have comfortable grips, very durable tips and give a secure feeling when used on live circuits. They sell for usually about $6-10 range depending on size, and are sold in 6 piece kits for about $45 in electric supply stores and from many on line vendors.

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Old 03-30-2008, 08:20 PM
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I have a Urrea (mexican Proto) set of those. They have been pretty handy
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:32 PM
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As much as I'd like to have all the Klein insulated drivers, they are just really expensive. I have two of them for the most common stuff I work on, but then I have a set similar to yours for all the other sizes. They work well and give you that extra margin for error.
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