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  • How many tools have you lost to electrical?

    Today I made a mistake cutting a MC cable I thought was dead. Now my linesman pliers have a scorch mark on the blades. They didn't sustain a lot of damage but I'll probably be spending 25 bucks on a new set so I don't have to worry about making sure a wire I'm cutting doesn't find safety in the notch.

    This is the second time I've lost a tool in this manner. The time before that I killed a favorite screwdriver trying to tighten a screw on a live breaker and shorted it against the panel.

    Both incidents were entirely preventable, careless errors that could have resulted in more serious consequences. Each one taught me a lesson I won't be forgetting anytime soon.

    My question is how many tools have you damaged with electricity?
    10
    0
    20.00%
    2
    1
    0.00%
    0
    2-3
    50.00%
    5
    4-5
    10.00%
    1
    I quit counting
    20.00%
    2
    I've fried so many tools I just gave up on them and use my fingers and teeth
    0.00%
    0

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    Re: How many tools have you lost to electrical?

    I recently "welded" a pair of end nippers on a 240V line inside EMT which I thought was dead - scared the crap out of me!

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    • #3
      Re: How many tools have you lost to electrical?

      I have lost 0.

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