Plumbing Equipment & Tools

Plumber’s Arsenal

A plumber wouldn’t be able to get the job done correctly without being properly equipped with adequate and essential tools. There are a plethora of plumbing equipment available ranging from commonly used and basic items that are essential in almost every plumbing job, to the more elaborate and specialised equipment used in certain plumbing problems.
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Knowledge and Expertise

Making the most of the equipment on offer can only be achieved in conjunction with having the necessary skills and knowledge to being with. Therefore, a professional plumber will know how to utilise each tool across every problem and situation.

Personal hand and power tools can be used from one job to the next, with no need to purchase replacements, while consumables can only be used once. Many of the basic tools and equipment used in plumbing are also used across a wide selection of other construction sector work environments.

Plumbing Tools and Equipment

There are many different types of plumbing equipment. This includes manual hand tools, power tools and consumable materials for use in both the workshop and work environment. Possibly the most basic plumbing equipment for simple jobs include items such as wrenches, hacksaws, pliers, pipe wrench, plunger, blowtorch and safety glasses.

A plumber armed with an arsenal of basic equipment can fulfil a variety of plumbing jobs from changing a facet to repairing pipe work by soldering them together to even unclogging a drain. Obviously, the more complex the plumbing job, the more complex equipment will be required.

The range of plumbing tools available is extremely vast and some are so specialist that they are only required in specific situations. Listed are a selection of the more common tools and equipment used in plumbing, and the category they fall under.

Personal Hand Tools

  • Hammers
  • Allen keys
  • Caulking gun
  • Chisels
  • Screw Drivers
  • Socket set
  • Trowel

Power Tools

  • Augers
  • Cordless power drill
  • Hammer drill
  • Electrical multi-metre
  • Inspection camera
  • Metal detector
  • Pipe freezer
  • Pipe thawing unit
  • Reciprocating
  • Jig
  • Circular saw
  • Cutting and welding equipment

Consumable Equipment


  • Copper strapping
  • 50/50 solder
  • Flux
  • Soldering paste
  • Plumber’s putty
  • Silicone
  • Teflon Tape
  • Nails and screws

Ready for all Situations

A plumbing crisis will occur at some point, there isn’t any way to avoid this fact. It’s at times like that when you have no choice but to call upon the assistance of a trained plumber. Any good plumber will be armed to deal with any situation, whilst good quality tools will also ensure the quality of the work will be of a high-standard.