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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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What is this tool for? Answered

Anyone know what this tool is used for?

Question by dsa351    |  last reply


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?

Question by GarethB29    |  last reply


What tool is this?

I found this tool in my shed but have no idea what it is or does? Anyone know?

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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

Can anyone tell me what this tool is?

Question by adriangenereux    |  last reply


What tools are these?

I found these going through my grandpa’s tools and am baffled. Does anyone have any idea of what they might be?

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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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Identify this tool

What is it for?

Question by Ccross274  


What is this tool? Answered

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

Question by A Fried    |  last reply


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?

Question by DrTurtle    |  last reply


What is this tool?

I have no clue what this is

Question by andrefahim11702    |  last reply


What are these tools?

I have these three tools and I need help.The Ace of Spade tool is a machinist tool, maybe to use on a lathe and is made by "La Société genevoise d'instruments de physique" (SIP). But what is its use and name?The Two of Spade are screw extractors apparently, but they have this extra part in the middle. How do you use them?Then the Three of Spade is a chuck I guess. Comes from a machinist tool box. How do you call it?I know that is a lot, but I appreciate any help.Thanks!

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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.

Topic by chand22  


What is this tool Answered

I found this metal detecting on an 1800’s Farm site. The fine tips are split as though it would hold thread maybe?????

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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

Question by FriendOfHumanity    |  last reply


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.

Question by Rctcjc28    |  last reply


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!! :)

Question by maddyjames1234    |  last reply


What is this tool?

Hi, This seems to be some type of puller,I am guessing. Does anyone know what this is used for?

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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

We use this at work for cutting mesh, but would like to find another one as a spare, but dont know what it is? Not sure if this will be the best forum to use ? Any help with finding one would be great 👍

Question by Bodney    |  last reply


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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Help identify a tool/tool part.

Can someone please help me identify what tool this is or what tool this is a part of? Thank you.

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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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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 this tool is used for?

Does anyone know what this tool is used for?

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what is this brass tool?

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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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What is this hand tool? Answered

Got this tool with a bunch of other tools. It has some markings related to machine screws. Any help will be much appreciated.

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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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What is this Craftsman tool for?

I found this Craftsman tool and have no idea what it is. Anyone know?

Question by stevephall123    |  last reply


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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