Top Xmas Gifts For Electricians
If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for that special electrician in your life, you’ll know that choosing the right gift can be tough, as they’ll probably have their favourite brand of tools and equipment. Electricians tools are often costly and it can take time to accumulate a good collection, especially when starting out.
To give you some inspiration, we've updated our 2020 list of ideas to help you in your quest to buy the perfect gift – and whether it’s a stocking filler or a main present we’re sure you’ll find something to make the electrician in your life smile this Christmas.
For that extra special gift! The DeWalt DCD796P1 18 Volt XR brushless compact lithium-ion combi drill has the latest brushless motor technology for excellent efficient and longer runtime. The lightweight, ultra-compact design allows use in the most confined spaces. It has a two speed all metal transmission for increased runtime and longer tool life. The box contains Dewalt DCD796P1, 2 x 2Ah lithium-ion battery, carry case and charge. In stock now at TLC and Screwfix for £159.60
A great Christmas stocking filler - The Marxman marking tool is the perfect drilling companion – its unique design quickly and easily marks a reference point on most surfaces from tiles, plasterboard, wood and metal, ready for drilling or fixing.
Rather than wasting time trying to find a pencil to fit through the hole, you simply push the Marxman onto a surface or into a fixing hole and it will deliver a burst of the fluorescent green pigment, pinpointing exactly where to drill or affix. Two versions are available: the green up to 45mm depth and the black 45mm to 100mm depth. Costs just £4.21 each available from TLC electrical.
Any sparky would love this all in one radio and battery charger. It's the site solution for radio. It can play music from any smartphone or bluetooth enabled device up to 30m away. Despite its size it's surprisingly lightweight, durable and compact, perfect for site work. It's equipped with premium speakers and 40W amplifier for a rich, full sound. It is currently in stock at Screwfix for £269.99.
Another super special gift. For extra power and a hammering action Milwaukee boast that the M18FID2-0 M18 FUEL Hex Impact Driver is the fastest, most compact, and most powerful tool in its class. The POWERSTATE™ Brushless motor delivers up to 226Nm of torque increasing the user’s productivity for the most demanding fasteners on the job. It measures just 116mm in length which allows greater access in tight spaces. The unit has 4 modes providing greater control over output speed and power. The kit includes: M18FID2 generation 3 impact driver, one 2.0Ah battery, charger and case. Costs £191.99 from eBay.
Treat the electrician in your life with amazing workwear from Snickers Workwear. We've picked out this versatile fleece vest which offers great insulation on cold winter jobs - perfect to be worn underneath a jacket for extra warmth or outside a t-shirt for extra comfort. It can be bought online directly from Snickers Workwear for £53.40. The fleece vest is also available in a range of colours: black, red, grey and navy blue.
This waterproof inspection camera with real-time video recording and picture capturing can make the job of an electrician easier by allowing them to peek into narrow areas that can’t be observed by sight. The camera connects to most mobile phones and laptops. The hook and magnet are handy for retrieving small objects such as screws or keys that get accidently dropped between small gaps.
The kit consists of a WiFi endoscope camera with flexible rigid bendable cable, WiFi battery box, charging cable, hook, magnet, side mirror and waterproof device. Costs £24.99 from Amazon.
Another great stocking filler, this very handy pen makes marking and writing possible on almost any surface, no matter if dry, wet, glossy, rough, dusty, oily, bright or dark. The kit includes 8 assorted water soluble multi-use leads with 4 graphite, 2 red, 2 yellow refills and a convenient quiver-cap with special clip for operating with one-hand. Costs £23.65 from Amazon.
Another great find from Snickers Workwear - this high end work trousers offer exceptional flexibility and durability in the most demanding environments. The trousers feature holster pockets ideal for carrying tools, phones and accessories whilst on site. You can buy this trousers directly from Snickers Workwear for £186.01.
The Makita DCM501ZAR American battery powered coffee machine is the ideal companion for all the coffee loving sparkies out there. Powered by the same batteries as thier power tools and depending on the type of battery used it guarantees from 640ml - 260ml of your coffee. The pack comes with an aluminium cup, graduated can, measuring cup and two filters for American ground coffee. Currently in stock for £87.00 at Amazon.
The Digi-Pas DWL80E is an innovative pocket-size digital level with a resolution of 0.1 and alternate zero feature. The impact resistance PC-ABS polymer material case is moulded to tough aluminium based with built-in magnet. The precision digital levelling technology is great for levelling up or when you want to measure an angle. Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.8 x 5.5 cm. Costs from £24.80 on Amazon.
Robust metal alloy body for strength and durability. It has a wide stripping capacity of 12-36mm diameter . With 5/5 stars review on Screwfix is the perfect choice - you can buy it for £47.99 from Screwfix (which also offer Click & Collect from many local stores).
A wire / cable stripper is a handheld tool mainly used by electrician to remove the protective coating of an electric wire in order to repair or replace it. The Knipex Cable Stripper is the perfect choice - you can pick one up for £35.94 (or £42.39 inc VAT) from RS Components Limited.
This professional cross-line laser features vertical, horizontal and cross-line modes, which can be selected freely based on your needs. It has a self-levelling as well as a manual mode. You can order one for £99.90 with Free Delivery from Amazon.
A great gift for all the gadget lovers! This limited edition super multi-tool has 19 useful implements which include 2 knives, a plier, wire stripper, wire cutter, electrical crimper and a lot of other handy tools for daily use. The wire cutters in the pliers can be disassembled and sharpened or replaced. This limited edition comes in a vintage leather sheath. Costs £75.00 with Free Delivery from Amazon.
To help protect the most precious tools (an electricians hands), these cut level 3 dipped gloves offer resistance to cut and abrasion and are ideal protection for stripping wire or pipe threading and cutting. The nitrile materials offers excellent grip performance and performs better than other materials in wide range of temperatures and oily surfaces.
Plus, with superior puncture resistance for sharp materials, SMARTSWIPE™ palm and fingertips allows the use of touch screen devices without removing gloves. Costs £28.13 with Free Delivery from Amazon.
A popular choice with electricians, this interchangeable screwdriver set is the perfect space saving solution for on-the-go electricians.
Each tool has been individually tested as per IEC 60900 to ensure safe working at the permitted voltage of 1,000 volts. You can buy this set for £44.34 with Free Delivery from Amazon.