At the 2016 NECA Show in Boston, a panel of experienced experts judged 184 Showstopper Award entries and selected 20 winners.
Every NECA Show features the Showstopper Showcase at the front of the exhibitor floor. It offers attendees a glimpse of the newest and most innovative products on the market. READ MORE
Pliers, wire strippers, screwdrivers and crimpers are all basic hand tools electricians have used for decades. However, compared to older versions, continuing advancements and improvements have made today’s hand tools more versatile, easier to use and more durable. READ MORE
Tiny video cameras mounted at the end of flexible cables. Infrared thermal imaging cameras that detect heat. The photo-taking capability of the ubiquitous smartphone. High-definition digital video and photo cameras mounted on unmanned drone aircraft. READ MORE
Measuring tapes are a basic and necessary tool. When the dimension to be measured is inaccessible, handheld, laser distance-measuring tools may be the only safe and practical solution.
There are many options today for taking measurements on structured-wiring projects.
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These days, almost anything can be rented, and the rental industry has done a good job making consumers and business owners aware of the benefits of renting versus owning. In markets such as electrical contracting, renting usually involves tools and equipment, including generators, portable lighting, pumps, various types of personnel lifts, and other equipment. READ MORE
Once business people recognized cellphones as a viable communications tool, it wasn’t long before they reached construction job sites. Even though transmission distances were limited and signals could be unreliable, mobile phones enabled construction companies to contact personnel wherever they were—on job sites, driving trucks, etc. READ MORE
Tools evolve, and even the most basic tools used by electricians—screwdrivers, pliers, measuring devices, etc.—are significantly better than they were 20 years ago. Add hole saws to that list.
New materials, designs and manufacturing processes enable today’s hole saws to cut cleaner holes faster with improved durability. READ MORE