A toolbox essential – Electrical Tape
Tools are essential in and around the house to repair or create a number of things. Most tool boxes are equipped with various tools like drills and drill bits, sanders and abrasives as well as spanners and screwdrivers you name it! A toolbox essential that one often overlooks is electrical tape.
Electrical tape or insulation tape is certainly a toolbox essential. Electrical tape is designed to contain electrical currents around wires and as electrical tape comes in various colours it can also be used to colour code wires. Electrical tape can also be used to separate different types of wires to prevent n electrical short. All electrical currents must first be turned off before applying insulation tape to any electrical wires or appliances. Electrical tape can also be used to colour code other objects like drill bits and spanners.
No toolbox should be without insulation or electrical tape as the durable and stretching ability of the tape allows for many uses. The tape is easily broken from the tape roll, but if insulation tape is stretched whilst it is being wrapped it creates a tight seal. Electrical tape is very strong and can be used to hold bandages in place, as many rugby players do. This versatile tape is often used to mark out areas on a stage floor to indicate where performers need to be.
Electrical tape can also be used to temporarily repair and hold together household objects. By winding electrical tape tightly around a broken handle – for example a shovel, saw handle or screwdriver one will prologue its use. Insulation or electrical tape can also be used to reinforce the grip on your hammer or screwdriver.
With the vast amount of different uses electrical tape offers, it is easy to understand why this multipurpose tape is certainly a toolbox essential.