I remember as a teenager, struggling to terminate a wire properly using pliers and the cheapest connectors available from the local auto parts store. I don’t think I ever even learned to solder until I was in my mid-20’s. Once I started doing electrical work for a living, lugging my 75 pounds toolbox between airports, I quickly learned what tools and supplies were and weren’t necessary in a basic electrical tool kit.

First off, organization. My hand tools are broken out by category into zippered canvas organizers like these and stored inside of an Apache 3800 weatherproof case.... Read the rest