Short Circuit Safety tip  


Irvin Kanode
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30/07/2018 12:04 pm  

I've worked with 48V @ 370Ah lead acid battery banks.  We were required to short-circuit proof our screwdrivers by completely covering the metal shaft with shrink-wrap, thick wraps of electrical tape, or PLASTI DIP.  Only 3/8" of bare metal of the blade was left exposed.  That made it almost impossible for the tool to cause a short.

We did the same for pliers and wrenches.

The first thing I did when I received my nut-driver was shrink wrap the shaft.  

Micah (Vruzend Rep)
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04/08/2018 10:38 am  

Thanks for the reminder, that's a very good policy! I do that with needle nose pliers sometimes using wider heat shrink and leaving just the tips exposed too.


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