Fluke Insulated Hand Tools Starter Kit
This Fluke Insulated Hand Tools Starter Kit combines the most frequently used insulated screwdrivers, pliers and cutters. Keeping insulated tools on hand so you always grab for the tool that will keep you safe.
The insulated hand tools are all made from hardened chromium-molybdenum-vanadium (CMV) steel. Each hand tool is individually tested to 10,000 volts and:
- Certified to 1000 V AC
- Certified to 1500 V DC
There are three different handle lengths of slotted screwdrivers, each with a different blade width. Two phillips screwdrivers with two tip sizes and differing handle lengths are included in the kit. Along with long nose pliers with side cutter and gripping zones, heavy duty, high leverage diagonal cutter and heavy-duty combination pliers. All rolled-up into the included pouch with hook-and-loop fasteners to keep everything organized.
Recommendations for use and in-service care of Fluke Insulated Hand Tools
The following is guidance concerning the maintenance, inspection, retest and use of Fluke Insulated Hand Tools.
Warning – to avoid electrical shock or personal injury:
- Keep fingers behind the finger guards of the tool. Never touch conductive parts.
- Always wear approved eye protection.
- Do not use in wet or damp locations. Do not use unless the tool is clean and dry.
- Do not apply excessive force or stress to the tool insulation that may cause damage. Examples include using the insulated surfaces as a fulcrum to pry or wedge or gripping insulated tool handles with other tools such as pliers or wrenches to increase torque or leverage.
If the tool is used in a manner not specified, the protection may be impaired.
Insulated hand tools should be properly stored to minimize the risk of damage to the insulation due to storage or transportation. These insulated hand tools should be stored separated from other tools to avoid mechanical damage or confusion with uninsulated tools. Furthermore, these insulated hand tools should be prevented from contact with excessively hot surfaces (for example steam pipes) or exposure to excessive UV- radiation.
Inspection before use
Before use, each Insulated Hand Tool should be visually inspected by the user. If there is any doubt concerning the safety of the insulated hand tool, it should be subjected to examination by a competent person and if necessary retested to determine suitability or disposed of to prevent further use.
Insulated Hand Tools should be used only in environments having temperatures between –20 °C and +70 °C and, for tools marked “C”, between –40 °C and +70 °C.
Periodic examination and electrical retesting
An annual visual examination by a suitably trained person is recommended to determine the suitability of the Insulated Hand Tool for further service. If an electrical retest is required by national regulation or in the case of doubt after visual examination, the applicable dielectric test of IEC 60900 for insulated hand tools should be performed.