Ag Mechanics Tool ID

Lampholder:A plastic or porcelain device that holds a lamp.
(Electrical-Boxes and Devices)
Junction Box:Usually made of metal in square or octagon shaped boxes.
(Electrical-Boxes and Devices)
Cord Connectors:This connecting body is designed to accommodate the cord cap and is sometimes called a female plug.
(Electrical-Boxes and Devices)
Cord Cap:It is some times called a male plug. Used on extension cords and power tool cords.
(Electrical-Boxes and Devices)
Duplex Receptacle:Receptacles may be installed in outlet boxes flush with the wall or in surface mounted boxes or junction boxes.
(Electrical-Boxes and Devices)
Switch Box:Comes with knockouts for non-metallic sheathed cable or electrical metallic tubing.
(Electrical-Boxes and Devices)
Three-Way Toggle Switch:Traveler or go between wires connect to lighter colored brass screws; hot wire is connected to the darker colored brass screw.
(Electrical-Boxes and Devices)
Toggle Switch:When the toggle switch is pushed up the service is on and off when pushed down.
(Electrical-Boxes and Devices)
Flexible Conduit:It consists of a heavily zinc coated steel strip wound spiraling, with interlocked construction permitting greater flexibility.
(Electrical-Conduit)
EMT Connector:Used to connect EMT conduit to a box, panel, or other threaded fitting.
(Electrical-Conduit)
EMT Coupling:A compression fitting used to join EMT conduit.
(Electrical-Conduit)
Electrical Metallic Tubing:A thin walled conduit. Commonly abbreviated as EMT. It is coupled with special fittings and is smooth inside. Manufactured in 10 foot lengths. Common sizes 1/2"-2". Approved for indoor use.
(Electrical-Conduit)
EMT Sweep:The difference being, it is made of thin wall conduit and has no threads.
(Electrical-Conduit)
Ridged Entrance Ell:Has female thread on each end and has removable cap for access to wire for splicing or pulling.
(Electrical-Conduit)
Ridged Elbow or Sweep:Sizes range from 1/2 to 2 inch.
(Electrical-Conduit)
Ridged Coupling:Made of galvanized steel.
(Electrical-Conduit)
Ridged Conduit:It is available in galvanized and enamel finishes.
(Electrical-Conduit)
Service Entrance Cap:Made of cast aluminum or PVC.
(Electrical-Conduit)
Raintite Hub:Made of cast aluminum and has a flange with pre-drilled holes for mounting to panel, and threaded inlet for conduit.
(Electrical-Conduit)
PVC Elbow or Sweep:It has a long radius and is connected by gluing couplings on elbow and pipe.
(Electrical-Conduit)
PVC Male Adaptor:Adapts PVC conduit to a threaded fitting for connecting to a box, panel , etc.
(Electrical-Conduit)
PVC Coupling:Used to connect PVC conduit, must be glued and once connected cannot be removed.
(Electrical-Conduit)
PVC Conduit:PVC conduit is used inside, outside or underground. Gray in color. Glued connections make it waterproof.
(Electrical-Conduit)
PVC Pull Elbow:Used to make 90 degree bends and has removable cap for splicing or pulling wire. Glues to PVC conduit. Types denote the location of the cover (e.g. LB, LR)
(Electrical-Conduit)
Armored Cable:This cable must run from box to box without splices.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Circuit Breaker:Used to protect the wire in a circuit. Rated in amps.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Knife Fuse:The knife fuse is made in several sizes for service of 60 to 600 amps and is not interchangeable with cartridge fuses or knife fuses of different capacities.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Solderless Connector:Used where a permanent connection is desired. Connectors can be insulated or un-insulated. Commonly used for wiring on mobile equipment.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Wire Nut:Used to connect AC wires. Color coded to denote capacity.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Plastic Covered Electric Wire:The larger the number the smaller the wire.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Plastic Tape:It is used alone without friction tape.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Electric Cord:A flexible cable used for extension cords and connecting power tools. May be plastic (e.g. Type xx) or rubber covered (e.g.. Type SJ)
(Electrical-Supplies)
Conduit Straps:Conduit is placed in the curved portion and strap is secured by nails or screws. Single foot and double foot styles. Sized for EMT and rigid/PVC conduit.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Core Solder:It is available in spools. Rosin core is used to solder wires and acid core to solder sheet metal.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Friction Tape:Used over rubber insulating tape on wire Splices and is used to replace the outer braid.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Ground Rod:It is connected to the electrical service box or meter can by a shielded ground wire and a ground clamp.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Ground Rod Clamp:Connects a ground wire to a grounding rod, reinforcing bar, or metal water pipe. This provides for a good ground in the event of a power spike or lightning strike.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Insulated Staple:Commonly used for low voltage wire used in applications such as door bells or sprinkler controllers. It should not be used 120-volt lines.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Cartridge Fuse:It is a cylinder shaped like a cartridge case and has metal ferrules at each end and a soft fusible element inside.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Strap Nail Drive:Made of die cast zinc, it is driven into wood with a hammer with conduit resting in curved end.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Non-Metallic Clamp:The cable is secured by means of a bracket tightened with screws. Used to secure a NM cable to a box.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Non-metallic Cable Staples:Staples used to secure type NM cable to wood.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Non-Metallic Cable:A cable with a plastic cover used for residential indoor wiring. Commonly found with 3 and 4 conductor in sizes 14-6.
(Electrical-Supplies)
UF Cable:A solid plastic covering is used on this cable making it suitable for direct burial of the cable.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Single Conductor:A single conductor with thermal plastic insulation. Wire may be solid or stranded. Typical types are TW and THHN. Common sizes 14-0
(Electrical-Supplies)
Service Panel:Used to distribute power in a building. Contains a main disconnect and circuit breakers.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Rubber Tape:Used on high voltage connections. It is covered with friction tape or plastic tape.
(Electrical-Supplies)
Multi-Testers or Volt-Ohm Meter:An analog or digital meter that commonly will measure AC volts, DC volts, Ohms, and milli-amps.
(Electrical-Tools)
Voltage Tester:Used for testing voltage on electrical outlets, fuse clips, and circuit breakers will test voltage from 120 to 600 volts.
(Electrical-Tools)
Continuity Tester:A device used to the continuity of a circuit.
(Electrical-Tools)
Soldering Gun:It is fitted with a replaceable tip and operates on 115-volt AC. Used primarily for soldering wires.
(Electrical-Tools)
Non-Metallic Cable Ripper:Made of a thin ā€œUā€ shaped metal piece.
(Electrical-Tools)
Fuse Puller:Made of plastic to prevent electrician from being shocked while installing or removing fuses.
(Electrical-Tools)
Wire Stripper:Used to strip plastic coating from solid electrical wires without damaging the wire .Can be adjusted to be used on various wire sizes.
(Electrical-Tools)
Lineman's Pliers:They are used on both bare and insulated wire. Note: These tools are also used for fence work and tying concrete rebar.
(Electrical-Tools)
Wire Stripper And Crimping Tool:Used for stripping wire, cutting wire and crimping wire terminals on stripped wire ends.
(Electrical-Tools)
Knockout Punch:Sizes range from 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches. Used to create a hole in panel for connecting conduit.
(Electrical-Tools)
Electric Soldering Iron:It has a replaceable copper tip. Soldering irons are sized from very light duty for soldering fine wires to heavy duty for soldering sheet metal.
(Electrical-Tools)
Hickey:The Hickey or bender is used for short radius bends.
(Electrical-Tools)
Conduit Bender:This enables an electrician to make accurate 45 and 90 degree bends. Bender may be designated for EMT or rigid conduit.
(Electrical-Tools)
NM Cable Cutter:A cutter for cutting Type NM cable.
(Electrical-Tools)
Fish Tape:Fish tapes come in 25, 50 and 100 foot lengths.
(Electrical-Tools)
Long Nose Pliers:Also used for stripping wire, making eyes in wire and holding wire in place while inserting screws.
(Electrical-Tools)


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