Plumbing Tools

plumbing tools

In this blog, you’ll learn all about the essential tools you need to become a plumber. The tools discussed in this blog are the basic and essential plumbing tools you’ll need, you may need more depending on the type of plumbing you are starting.

Continue reading or watch this video for a more in-depth look at these plumbing tools.

Tape measure

The first plumbing tool you’re going to need to get you started is a tape measure. No matter what kind of plumbing you’re doing, you’re going to need to measure something. There are many different things that you may need to measure.

This is something you’ll need to use in just about any section of plumbing. A tape measure is something you should have with you at all times because you never know when you’ll need it.


The next tool you’re going to need to begin is a level. There are different kinds of levels, and they’re always good to have.

If you’re putting in a pipe, you need to know that it’s going to drain properly. A real plumber always used a level just to make sure.


Another tool you’ll need is screwdrivers. One thing you can do is get an eleven-in-one screwdriver. That way you have all the different types of screwdrivers you might need when you start plumbing. This is a tool that’s good to have and something you may need.


Another great plumbing tool to have is a hammer. Hammers come in all different shapes, sizes, and weights. It doesn’t matter what type of plumbing you’re getting into, a hammer is a plumbing tool you want to have.

That pretty much covers all of the basic tools that you may need. It really all depends on if you’re doing service or construction, or residential or commercial.

There’s a long list of electrical tools you may need depending on what company you go to work for. Remember that in some unions, you may not even be able to bring your own tools.

Talk to the people you’re going to work for. Ask them what tools you need to bring on your first day and you’ll be fine.

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