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Southwire Electrician’s Kit First Look

Southwire Electrician's Kit

There are a handful of tools available that everyone, regardless of trade or experience, should own. Southwire does us all a solid by packaging three of them together for electricians. The Southwire Electrician’s Kit includes some of the all-time greats; a rust-resistant pair of stainless steel wire strippers, a non-contact voltage tester, and a 9-in-1 multi-bit screw/nut driver.


Whether you spend a ton of time working with electricity or not, you’ll undoubtedly come to a point where you’ll thank yourself for throwing this basic set of tools in your tool bag.

Southwire Covers The Basics

The Southwire Electrician’s Kit should cover the basic needs of anyone who needs to test a circuit, disassemble a panel, or repair some wiring.


This kit includes a pair of Southwire’s S1018STR wire strippers. Southwire constructs this tool from stainless steel for rust resistance. They can strip, snip, and bend both 10-18 gauge solid copper wire and 12-20 gauge stranded copper wire. The handles feature comfortable, double-dipped grips for better ergonomics. An easy-to-access thumb lock holds the whole thing together when not in use.

The Southwire Electrician’s kit also includes the 40116N Non-Contact Voltage Tester. With a detection range between 100-600V AC, you shouldn’t ever need to worry about having to jam anything into a live circuit. It has a flashlight on the non-business end, and it runs off of two included AAA batteries.

Finally, the Southwire Electrician’s Kit includes the SD9N1 Multi-Bit Screwdriver. This driver includes some of your basic bit sizes and shapes, as well as a couple common hex driver sizes. It includes #1 and #2 Phillips tips, 3/16″ and 1/4″ slotted tips, #1 and #2 square tips, and 1/4″, 5/16″, and 3/8″ hex drivers. The handle features a ridged rubber overmold and printing on the butt of the handle for easy identification.

You can grab your Southwire Electrician’s Kit at your local Lowe’s store or online for $24.98.

Southwire Electrician’s Kit Features

  • The S1018STR stainless steel wire stripper is rust resistant
  • The SD9N1 Multi-Bit Screwdriver includes #1 & #2 Phillips tips, 1/4″, 5/16″, & 3/8″ hex drivers, 3/16″ & 1/4″ slotted tips, and #1 & #2 square tips
  • The 40116N NCV has a detection range of 100-600V AC
  • Includes: S1018STR Wire Stripper, SD9N1 Multi-Bit Screwdriver, 40116N Non-Contact Voltage Tester

 

 

 

 

 

 

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