Interview with Jordan Vellutini, Westline Electrician Services (Australia)
I met Jordan Vellutini on a tradesmen discussion while researching for the best way to fix a few electrical issues I had about 3 months ago.
He gave me a handful of invaluable electrician tips and we started our friendly chatter. Later down the road we realized we both have the same love for our multitools and I invited him for an interview.
Here’s what we talked about.
1. Please, tell us a little bit about yourself.
A: I am the director and manager of the Westline Electrical Services company since day one. Back in the early days, I used to handle a lot of the jobs myself but I am now mainly involved with my CEO responsibilities.
2. How did you end up as part of the Westline Electrical Services team?
A: I literally started the company myself back in 2003.
3. Can you tell us a little bit about the various electrician jobs that you handle?
A: We handle a huge range of jobs, like general electrical installations and rewiring, fuse boxes replacement, electrical faults finding switches, sockets and transformers installation, dimmer switches, and modules replacement, and the list goes on. We do 247 emergencies both for commercial or domestic clients.
4. What kind of tools do you use?
A: In terms of brands, we mainly use Milwaukee, Makita, and Dewalt. In terms of specifics tools, we have the wide range of equipment required, such as tape measure, hammers, torpedo levels, flashlights, utility knifes, screwdrivers, straight-blade screwdrivers, Allen wrenches, tongue-and-groove pliers, non-contact voltage tester, wire strippers, linesman pliers, diagonal cutting pliers, fish tape, voltmeter or multimeter, wire crimpers, and more. It really depends on the type of job you have.
5. Please share a few jobs where the multi-tool was an invaluable asset for you?
A: Honestly, a multitool comes to use whenever you’re on the field and you just lack the right instrument at hand. If used it for anything from cutting small wiring to heave fusebox tweaks.
6. Do you have any tricks up your sleeve? Share something useful to the novice electricians & amateurs out there.
Electrical tape is better than a bandaid when you have cut yourself haha!
7. In what other ways do you use your multi-tool besides all the electrician work?
A: Oh, to be honest, having one in your pocket or back is simply priceless. I love my tiny saw for it could cut through almost anything. The next best addition is the tiny scisors. Absolutely priceless!
8. What is the best use for your multi-tool?
A: Not sure I can point one in particular. You can use it for pretty much anything.
9. What is your message to our readers?
A: My advice would be to leave the budget aside and get a multitool with as much as tools possible.
Read more tips and our full guide on multi tools for electricians here.