The Essential Greenlee Tools Every Electrician Should Have

Every professional electrician deserves tools that will last a lifetime. Whether you need an insulated screwdriver or a pair of wire cutters, America Tools provides professional quality tools to meet every need for customers nationwide. 

For over 30 years, America Tools, located in Miami, Florida, has been providing our customers with the experience and expertise necessary to find the right tool for the job. We are a top provider of Greenlee electrician tools and a certified Greenlee distributor and service center. Here, we discuss the essential Greenlee tools every electrician should have.

Top Essential Greenlee Electrician’s Tools

An electrician requires a diverse set of skills and expertise, and the tools in their toolbox need to reflect that. Whether you are a seasoned electrician or just getting started in the field, Greenlee has all the electrical tools you’ll need to get the job done.

Cable Cutters

Use this tool to cut cables and conductors. Heavy-duty cutters are designed to cut through thick cables without distorting or damaging them. Look for a pair of cable cutters with ergonomic handles for better grip, or check out Greenlee’s ratchet cable cutters that can easily be used with one hand.

Conduit Bender

A conduit bender allows electricians to bend conduit pipes into different angles and shapes. This tool is something electricians don’t want to leave home without. Greenlee makes a conduit bender with a hydraulic pump and a conduit bender without a pump.

Circuit Tester

When working with electricity, you need to know if a circuit is live or not. That’s why a circuit tester is so important. This Greenlee circuit tester can also trace wires, locate junction boxes, and find breakers.

Fish Tape

Electricians use fish tape to run wires from one electrical component to another through conduit piping. When the tape arrives at the destination, new wiring can be attached and snaked back through the conduit. Greenlee fish tape comes in many types and lengths.

Knockout Punch Set

A knockout punch set has one purpose that makes an electrician’s job so much easier. It makes clean, round holes in electrical boxes and panels. This Greenlee punch set comes in a plastic carrying case and can punch through mild steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and plastic.

Lineman’s Pliers

Also known as combination pliers, lineman’s pliers are one of the top robust, must-have electrician tools designed for cutting, twisting, and gripping wires. Lineman’s pliers also have a built-in crimper for making wire connections and cutting blades for heavy-duty wire cutting.


One of the most important tools in an electrician’s kit is a multimeter. It measures voltage, current, and resistance. A Greenlee multimeter allows for easy troubleshooting of electrical problems.

Needle-Nose Pliers

Needle-nose pliers are a versatile tool for electricians. The long, tapered jaw allows electricians to:

  • Bend wires


  • Grip small components


  • Reach into tight spaces

This pair of Greenlee pliers can cut solid and stranded copper wire efficiently.

Non-Contact Voltage Tester

A non-contact voltage tester uses electromagnetic field detection to alert to the presence of voltage. This allows the user to find live wires without making direct contact. It makes for quick and safe voltage checks before working on an electrical system.


A set of high-quality screwdrivers are essential for any toolbox. Electricians use both flathead and Phillips head screwdrivers, so look for a set with both head types in various handle lengths for different jobs. This Greenlee screwdriver set features seven different types of screwdrivers.

Wire Strippers

A good set of wire strippers is necessary for any electrician. Wire strippers remove the insulation from electrical wires. A good pair of wire strippers will also have adjustable cutting slots to cut different gauges of wire. This Greenlee automatic wire stripper strips wire up to 7/8 inch in length.

Choose Greenlee Electrician Tools

Greenlee is recognized as a leading manufacturer of high-quality tools for professional tradesmen, including electricians. Greenlee is dedicated to innovation and developing the next generation of tools with ergonomics in mind. Greenlee offers a limited lifetime warranty on its hand tools, and a limited warranty on its other products, meaning they stand behind their products.

America Tools Has Essential Greenlee Electrician Tools

America Tools is a top distributor of Greenlee tools, including electrician tools, for customers throughout the United States. Based in Miami, Florida, America Tools is known for its customer service. We are always available to answer any questions our customers have. We can be reached by phone, email, or through our 24/7 chat function. We are available to help customers decide what tools they need for any job. Contact us today to learn more about Greenlee’s entire line of electrician tools.