Tools

Hi folks,   Anybody know the cheapest tool kit electronics work for mobile & circuit design kit making.

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What is this tool

Does anyone know what this tool is?

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Craft and tools

What tool do you consider as essential in the craft industry? what tool do you use the most? What is the best Power tool?

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Tool libraries?

Hello, Has anyone had experience of using or setting up a tool library? Do you pay a membership fee? What stops people just not bringing the tool back? I'm considering setting one up in my local area, Cornwall uk. Any info would be great Thanks Alex

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Useful tools

Cheap, cordless drills are amazing tools. Take one apart and attach a speed controller, you got a motor for a robot. Also, they have good high torque motors that can be used for all sorts of things. A $50 RC transmitter and a receiver make good remote uses, such as remote detonation. More useful tools are pneumatic cannons. I've used them from pressure testing to damage testing. WHat are your useful, unconventional tools?

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What is this tool?

The item came from a tinkerers garage. He worked on cars, rv’s, campers and electronics.  the only identifying information is red tape on the box that says made in Austria. Thanks nks

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Unknown Tools

Recently bought an old tool box at an estate sale. The photos are of several tools that I have no idea what they are or what they may be used for. Can any one tell me what the tools are and how they are used?Thanks.

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What is this tool for? Answered

Anyone know what this tool is used for?

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identify this tool

can you tell  me what this tool is and how is it used.

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What is this tool?

Can anyone identify what this tool is?

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POWER TOOLS

I was just wondering what are good places to buy power tools from, thanks.

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What is this tool? Answered

It has segments that screw off, with springs inside. Top is pointy but not sharp

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What is this tool?

I ran across this in a toolbox I inherited and have no idea what it does? Anybody have any familiarity with this thing?

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unknown tool?

This was found in a barn-it has two moveable claws and a stationary middle piece-can't figure out what it could be--HELP

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flowchart tool?

How about adding a flowchart/diagram tool that you can add from this editor?  will really help navigating some of the more complex ones.

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What is this tool ??

Hello, Does anyone know what this is ? I found it in a Citroen Berlingo but the van was used for all sorts of maintenance jobs so it could be related to either. Thanks

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Identify tool

Not sure what this tool is, gift from grandpa. Looks like some kind if drill press but what is it called & how do you use it.

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What is this tool!??

Hey friends, what is this tool?? I think a part of it may have broken off the top. I really need to know as it was left by a burglar who broke into our house. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! :)

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What is this tool? Answered

I'm cleaning out my junk drawer.  This whatever-it-is is going to the recycling center if I don't foresee having a use for it.  It appears to be some kind spatula?  It's made of #5 plastic and measures 11"x 1". What the heck IS it and what is it used for?

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tool identification? Answered

Is this a plumb bob? If so what kind? What is the purpose of the rectangular opening? Tightening the screw make the rectangular opening smaller. Thanks.  

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What is this tool?

Today, I had a clear out of the workshop (Okay, shed) and found this peculiar tool. It's being lingering around for years now, and I've never been able to figure out exactly what it is and where it came from. The orange thing pushes down and locks, and when it is at the bottom a tiny metal rod appears and dissapears again at the end of the white nozzle. It holds in place until you press the orange button, at which point it fires the orange thing out at a fairly high speed, and it stops when it reaches the end of the blue channel. If you cover over the nozzle, it fires very slowly, so it probably sucks air from there. Does anybody know what this tool is?

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What is this tool for?

Can anyone tell me what this tool is for?   I came across it all rusted and thought it was some type of pliers or cutter. After I cleaned it up I could tell it was probably neither. What I thought was a plier jaw is actually one piece and does not close and what i thought maybe the cutting blade, actually had lines and numbers, like a ruler. The one small screw that the spring is attached to, will allow you to adjust how far the jaw/cutter will close and the other screw, when loosened a bit allows you to slide the little metal 'arm' in or out, like a measuring template. It has some fancy designs on the handles as you can see and the only marking says "Made in Western Germany".

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What is this tool?

Anyone have any clue what this tool was used for or what it is called?  It was found in the dirt on a farm.  I will attempt to describe as best as I can hoping that this will help after you see the pictures.  It looks like the main piece is like a large needle with an eye at the one end and a point at the other.  Then there is a curved hook sideways to the main piece (see the shadow on my leg).  The hole/open portion in the middle appears to be some sort of clamp.  When you press on the tab piece that is closer to the eye, the hole opens up, releases the pressure on whatever may be inside the hole. 

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Documentation Tools!

Hello designers! I'm doing some research on design documentation and am interested in what tools people use to document their work-in-progress.   Do you keep a design journal?  Do you video tape / photograph your work?  Do you use any special software? ...and when do you know when your work is Instructables-ready?  How do you determine how much detail to provide in your Instructable?  And what are the hardest parts of the documentation process? Also, if you're interested in participating in a study about how people document design work, please send me a message, and I'll provide some more details!

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Is Arduino the tool for this?

     Hello, I have a question. I'm currently working on a project where data is transferred via radio at a frequency of 916.5 MHz. I need to receive this data, and then send a new signal containing the data out via Bluetooth. I have programming experience, and know C++ fairly well, but have never used Arduino or other microcontrollers. I have looked around, and could not find an answer anywhere else. Can Arduino do this? If so, could you point me in the direction of the radio receiver that can pick up that frequency and Bluetooth transmitter modules (is this the correct word?) that would work for me, as well as what type of Arduino board you would recommend? Thank you! -S

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Essential Kitchen Tools

What kitchen tools are absolutely essential to you?

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What is this tool called? Answered

I am working on a project and saw this tool used in the instructable. It was used to cut wood (I'm using acrylic) but the author did not say what this hand tool is. I want to find one either in-store or online but I don't know what it would be called. It looks like some kind of coping saw but the blade looks different. 

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Jewelry tools for sale

My boss recently purchased all the tools from a jewelry shop that was going out of business and subsequently has a lot of tools that he is parting with. While these are primarily jewelry tools many of them are perfect for prop building. He has some nice workbenches, casting equipment, benchtop laser welder, a large polishing station, plating rectifier, rolling mills, benchtop lathe, flexshaft motors/handpieces, microscopes, engraving tools and all kinds of small hand tools. There's too much to list here- I have a complete listing of everything with photos and pricing. Some of this equipment is pretty big/heavy so local pickup would be preferred (Boulder, Colorado) but he said he'll ship equipment if need be. After downloading and viewing the list if there are any questions just message me and I'll try to answer them as best as possible or have my boss email you. Thanks!

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Harbor Freight Tools

Does anybody use Harbor Freight Tools regularly? Somebody on here pointed them out to me, they have a retail store about 20 miles from me, and they have some pretty damn awesome deals. I'm hoping their stuff isn't too good to be true, I was planning on taking a trip up there on Sunday and buy up some stuff I've been wanting. I just don't know about the quality though, so can anybody give me reviews on their products?

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The Encyclopedia of Homemade Tools

I found a website that most of us will find very useful. It is the Encyclopedia of Homemade Tools (homemadetools.net). It has lots of projects for do-it-yourselfers. 

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What's my tool?

I found some kind of lever bar tool in my grandfather's stuff. What is it or what is it for?

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PSP Leaked tools!

Well Last year...Then again, a few years ago, Someone at sony got fired, And A Bunch of Sony's UMD tools where leaked and ended up on the internet somewhere, somehow. With this you can...Just read the quotes.Quote:For everyone who is retarded. It's not JUST for UMD stuff. You can use it to make gameboots, CIntros, and other stuff.Another Quote:With them you can do a bunch of things like create custom gameboots and other things.I am Not responsible if the FBI comes to your door for you downloading this, though it is highly unlikely, Don't blame me.Link: Download Password: fosser2It includes English and Japanese readme's and PDF's showing how to use it.Be sure to screw the "SCEI_confidential.txt" Screw it, and delete it.Enjoy!And don't mention me in anything about it whatsoever!

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what is this brass tool?

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What this tool is used for?

Does anyone know what this tool is used for?

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What's this woodcarving tool?

Https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E-IcyDp3S1U The tool used to make the wooden "last", about 20 second s into the video- what is that wood working tools called?

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Free tool patches!

...patches! Free tool patches! [edit: original title must have looked too spammy...fixed] :D Well, it's not quite as fun as real tools in the meatosphere, but it's almost as fun! Tools are so important for making stuff (duh). We couldn't live without tools. Ask here for your favorite tool, and ye shall receive! Maximum 3 per customer, no exchanges or refunds. Nontransferable. Void where prohibited. 

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Help identifying this tool? Answered

I have no idea what this tool is. I found it in my fathers shed. It's about 11 inch long and the smaller piece moves up and down the main shaft of the tool No one seems to know what it is.

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Tool Tips Month!

How come the Tool Tips Month contest is not on the front page with the other challenges/ contests?

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What is this tool??? Help??

Please help tell me what this is and what its for!?!?!?!?!

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Vintage Hand Tool?

One end is pointed (maybe an awl) and the other has a screwdriver like blade (maybe a pry bar). It is cast or formed metal, 5 inches long and the blade end is 3/8" wide. My best guess so far is maybe a shoemaker's tool. Thanks for any help identifying this tool.

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Another tool question.

Hi all,Is there anyone who can tell me what this antique tool is used for. It is spring loaded and adjustable and maybe a clamp to hold a mitre join when fixing the two pieces together. Well at least that's what i think it may have been used for.No brand for me to Google.

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Good multi tool?

Im looking for a good multi tool for camping, do it yourself, and electronics. Id really like a lot of screwdriver bits, and good knife. I really don't care about price or weight or brand. Any suggestions?

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What are these tools used for?

Anybody out there have any idea what this set of tools would be used for? I was thinking maybe glass sculpture or clay sculpture work? Wood handles with brass shafts/heads. Approx 9-1/2" long overall.

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What is this tool used for?

The slots align and are approximately 1/4-inch in diameter. The smaller piece has rollers and slides across the flat piece.

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3D Printing Tool

I myself don't own a 3D printer, but for those lucky fellows out there that do, I think sculptris could be a great tool for 3D printers. It's basically a virtual clay sculpting program. You can also paint your sculpture. Here is the link to download it. Happy printing! (just watch out for nargles)

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helping hands tool? Answered

Is there a tool OR SERIES OF TOOLS out there that can assist hobby enthusiast who have the misfortune of unsteady hands. Not quite Parkinsons but pretty bad. The mind still wishes to create and to solve technical problems, but shaky hands put a stop to a lot of projects...or just make completion time very slow. There are definitely high end medical robot arms that do the trick but for your average Joe, there's always budget constraints. We can't afford those expensive automated robot arm systems. So is there a RELATIVELY reasonably priced product that could be used in these situations?

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Multiple tool project

I'm looking for a relatively simple project that I could do with groups to demonstrate 3D printing vs. laser cutting, vs. CNC Milling. Ideally, at the end, you could walk away with a finished product made by using all three tools. Any suggestions?

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Dremel Rotary Tool? Answered

Where can I buy attachments for a Dremel 200 Rotary Tool. I know it is an older model and I've already tried search engines. Anyone know anywhere online or in a store where I can buy drill,saw,and grinding attachments (specifically larger ones)? All help is appreciated. -E

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A Good Multi-Tool

I am trying to find a nice multi-tool that include the following features and not too expensive (less $100). EDIT: I meant less than $100. Pliers Wire Cutter Saw File 3" Knife (non-serrated) Scissors Can Opener Bottle Opener 2-3 Flat Screwdrivers (Large, Medium, Small) Phillips Screwdriver I like the look of the SOG PowerLock S60 ($50) with a replaced blade ($8) (1/2 serrated to straight) because of the geared pliers, the replaceable/interchangeable parts, the 1/4" drive and all the tools I want. Can anyone recommend tools that would fit for me?

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