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Pablo

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Ok as you may know i dont get chance to get to workshops lately.

So have decided im gonna start a toolbox.

have inheritted some tools from dad, but wanna build a new one for myself.

Now money IS a problem at the moment, so gonna build it up slowly.

Today i bought set of needle files and an automatic center punch.

So would like to know what you guys to consider must have tools for home modding.

I also plan to start a new project log, coz im thinking of making the toolbox itself.

So must have tools please, ones you cant do without.

Thanks.

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please move to appropriate section, coz i aint got a clue where it should go

Edited by Pablo, 14 July 2009 - 06:36 PM.


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Great idea for a thread pete will leave it here for now but if it develops well may edit it up make it a sticky in case mods and discussion section

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A good collection of allen keys, screwdrivers, security bits. I have proper sets except for the screwdrivers which just accumulate randomly. tin snips, soldering kit, a selection of glues, putties, and solvent (contact adhesive, epoxies, milliput, metal based stuff, nail varnish remover) A good wirestripper and craft knife. A rotary tool like dremel is useful and particulary so the metal milling bits (get carbide ones for harder metals). A hammer too.

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You will also need a jigsaw, coping saw and a sander. These things come in handy

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retractable scalpel handle and 10a blades.......so useful you will wonder why you didnt have one before.
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Short metal rule and a decent pair of calipers :)
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Set squares and mini levels.... unless you like everything to be wonky. :P
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nice ideas, yes. thanks

Should be a good thread i think, no one likes buying those pre assembled kits, in which you get 500 screwdrivers and a hammer, not much use to anyone.

So i think a modders kit would be better for us.

obviously a cnc machine wont be classed as handy tools for your box, but some nice ideas already.

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spirit levels definately for you captain pab

Make sure you get the screwdrivers with the interchangable heads, I thought I'd never have a use for all of them but you really do.

Can get a decent set for £5-10 too, really cheap (3 screwdrivers and 50 bits)

A rivet gun maybe, lots of drill bits, paint brushes, sandpapers, blocks for sanding.

Starting to build up my toolkit as I go (Currently have the screwdrivers xD) as I'm looking to be moving out of the parents house within the next 6 months (work permitting)

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ummm a whole draw of bolts nuts fittings and stuff? or just tools?

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nuts bolts and fittings, prob be classed as tools, can be usefull for jigging and stuff like that, so technically yes it passes as tools.

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Hammer, a really BIG hammer.

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Well a toolkit can't just be for modding it has to be for every mans DIY needs. Id say shifting spanners of varying sizes from small to huge. I'm always using them especially for cycles, cars, etc.
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if you cant afford a £100 dremel go to Wilkinsons and you can get a rotor tool (same thing) for around £14.99 - £29.99

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if you cant afford a £100 dremel go to Wilkinsons and you can get a rotor tool (same thing) for around £14.99 - £29.99

But dremel's starts at £40 :|

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Well if it's a diy kit were going for, I've found a plumbine/laser pointer invaluable as well as a stud/pipe/cable finder.
A decent socket set is a must. I have a load of tools but didn't have one and was really annoyed that when I needed one but the shops were closed, lol

also, the other thing I'd be lost withought...... An extension cable. I have a beefy 24v corded drill but the cable on it is only 2 metres long. :-D

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Get some super strong double sided tape. The stuff from ' the company who doesn't use nails ' is pretty ace.

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sounds like a mc Guyver kit :P.

got a multimeter and an oscilliscope.... now scope wasnt too expensive was second hand at £95... bargain..

Multimeter gets a fair old workout.

just rang mate to ask to borrow his Avdel insert gun......

Must get one of these for myself..... very usefull for modding etc.

its like Aladins cave when i go into tool shop... just wanna look around see what i like rather than be asked what i want...

Im like i dont know what i want, can i look around then decide

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Grrr a WORKING solder iron. God damn mine breaking and the only person i know with one being an idiot that never replies to txts or answers his phone

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yes handy, i always used my one at work, long walk just to do little jobs.

So soldering iron is now in my kit, its not the best one, However it is a Weller mains one.

Name is good, what ive used for 25 years no complaints.




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