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tools needed to get started ? Answered

hi there, i haven't made anything on this site yet. i'm wondering what are some good tools and supplies to get started with? anything that you come across in most projects (like a drill) ?

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aRKayy
aRKayy

9 years ago

If you're doing electronics, I say a multimeter with continuity. Also a solder remover. http://www.amazon.com/Weller-7874B-Desoldering-Pump/dp/B000B61GUG. Amazing for DIY soldering

A nice selfhealing cutting mat is great for crafty stuff and a steel (not aluminum) 24" ruler. DONT get aluminum, they scratch and get nicked by blades then are never straight again.

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mrtunes
mrtunes

9 years ago

wow thank you, this is great information guys. keep 'em coming if you have any more ideas of what i should collect.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

9 years ago

Yep, what Kiteman says is true. If you do electronics projects, you would need a soldering iron, but might also benefit from hammers, screw drivers, dremmels, saws, drills, etc & etc.

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ChrysN
ChrysN

Reply 9 years ago

Glue gun, duct tape, utility knife..... A dollar store is a great place to find cheap supplies. Or look around your home, there may be stuff you can hack or re-purpose that you would otherwise throw out.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

With a glue gun, if you are going to use it with any frequency I would recommend paying an extra dollar or two for a decent one that has a trigger on it. Cheap ones with or without a trigger can just be a continual hassle to necessitates buying the better gun later on anyways.

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Dr. Pretorious
Dr. Pretorious

9 years ago

Never underestimate the usefullness of a pair of pliers, or better yet a multi-tool.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Indeed ! Channel lock pliers and "mole-grip" or "vise-grip" pliers can be great additions to the tool box.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

It really depends what sort of projects you fancy doing.