The grind to become an electrical apprentice is complete.

No foundation/pre-app course. Just 2 months painting experience. 18 years old. No car.

Smaller non-union company tried me out for 2 days and now I have an apprentice form in front of me. Journeyman even gave me his old linemans pliers which is freaking awesome.

Everybody please tell me what tools I should buy and what brands. I have money set aside from painting so it's not a worry. I want stuff that feels right in my hands and is strong. I've got thick short fingers.