Tools

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

Posted by rampro 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


identify this tool

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

Posted by campbellsoup 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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

Asked by ronfoster 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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?

Asked by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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?

Posted by marie-eve 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is this tool

Does anyone know what this tool is?

Posted by weflyfish2 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


Identify this tool

What is it for?

Asked by Ccross274 4 months ago


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.

Asked by erikgilliam 5 months ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


POWER TOOLS

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

Posted by TREX ZoaR0K 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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

Asked by AlexC229 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


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?

Posted by starwing123 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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.

Posted by chand22 8 years ago


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

Asked by KimV62 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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.  

Asked by JamesM594 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


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".

Asked by millsy22 5 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


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. 

Posted by jtaylor69 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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!

Posted by scientiffic 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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

Posted by thesab 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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.

Asked by geoffers1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What this tool is used for?

Does anyone know what this tool is used for?

Asked by emiliofhg 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


what is this brass tool?

Asked by ShaneR7 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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.

Posted by stephenj007 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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. 

Posted by Lithium Rain 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is this tool??? Help??

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

Posted by brian.leedy.5 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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?

Asked by KevPerkins 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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)

Posted by LunaTonks 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Tool Tips Month!

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

Posted by GorillazMiko 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Which rotary tool?

I recently got some money from the government for my good grades (YAY!) So now I can get myself a nice rotary tool. BUT I can't seem to make a decision! I have 2 brands in my sights Dremel (No specific model/kit in mind yet) Gyros (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZEJA56/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m;=AXL381AZQM9Q1) And if it isn't a POS Northern Industrial (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JFO1TM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m;=AF8EGQ3KRZQB6) I am leaning more towards Gyros as their attachments seem pretty good. Its also significantly cheaper than Dremel. Please give honest feedback. Thanks!

Posted by micraman 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Essential Kitchen Tools

What kitchen tools are absolutely essential to you?

Posted by garnishrecipes 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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?

Asked by mark0102 4 months ago  |  last reply 4 months ago


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?

Asked by Toga_Dan 5 weeks ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago


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. 

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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.

Asked by bob73 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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. 

Asked by Arya42 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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!

Posted by Honus 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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?

Posted by kkistler 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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?

Posted by cvxdes 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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!

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Power Tool Repair

I have an old Bosch electric drill (CSB 420E) which has started behaving strangely: Its speed has dropped greatly, and it sparks so much I could turn the lights off and still see what I'm doing. I suspect a fault in the armature or field coil, but they both look OK. Brushes seem ok as well. Any ideas? I'm reluctant to junk it because I am too mean to buy a new one.

Posted by Dodd 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Tool belt / carrier

I'm new to the forum, so please be constructive with criticism if it's necessary. I'm looking for a way to carry around my tools (leatherman BLAST, cell phone (LG CU400), pencil, pen, BUNGEE notebook (maybe 5" x 3" or so)) in a comfortable, secure way. I hate using my pockets, and I'm a guy, so I don't carry a pocketbook or anything like that. I've been trying to figure out a way to secure said items on my body, but I find that everywhere I put them interferes with my motion, or makes too much noise as I'm prowling around behind friends :-P Does anyone have an idea for what I could do to solve this, is there an instructable already for something similar, etc.? Thanks in advance, and I hope this is the right place to post :)

Posted by Krozgen 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Curious tools to identify.

Hi all. A few weeks ago I was visiting my cousin and we ended up going through a tool box full of things left to him by his father we came across two that we were at a loss to identify. The first is a brass cylindrical container about five inches long by 3/4" diameter with what I can only describe as a gouge attached to the inside of the screw down cap, it is blunt and shows no signs of ever having been sharpened so I'm fairly sure it wasn't meant for cutting. The second has a few clues of it's own with a manufacturer name and a part registration number, it also has what looks very much to me like a small cutting wheel similar to the kind you would find on a glass cutter, the small section with the words "British Made The Ideal" slides along the slot it sits in and the tip at that end is a sharp point. Any ideas folks? Thanks in advance. NG.

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Vintage Dental Tools

I stopped by the White Elephant Sale in Oakland a few days ago and picked up a a really old set of dental equipment. At home dentistry has long been a dream of mine, and now I have the tools to make it a reality. Its got two different dental style flood lights on nice swing arms, the spittoon sink thing, a Mr. Thirsty, a belt driven articulated dental drill, the tray on the arm, the thing that fills up the little cup of water and the air/water gun that dentists like to use so much. The water and air connections are included, but not much of it currently works. The equipment is set up outside of my room in my shop, and to be honest, it kind of freaks me out every time I walk by it. If anyone has any ideas on how to repurpose any of this stuff besides making a renegade dentists office/torture device I would love to hear them. Also, if anyone knows anything about how to restore these kinds of things, it would be great to get some pointers. Its made by a company called Weber and its got to be from at least the 40's or 50's if not older.I'm most excited about the articulated belt driven drill - I have never seen anything quite like it!

Posted by noahw 12 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Help identify this tool? Lathe turning woodworking tool?

Can someone please help me identify this tool? I believe it is a tool for wood turning possibly. Wheel is approx 3-1/8" diameter. Length of tool is approx 17" from butt to wheel shaft. Wheel has small, flat cut teeth. Parts appear to be steel and brass. There are no mfgr stamps or hallmarks.

Asked by stephenj007 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Can you help identify this tool?

Don't really know anything about this and what it's used for, does anyone know?

Asked by Travistex 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What tool is this ? unusual nut socket

Any ideas on where this tool would be used ? it tightens a splined nut which is keyed with one spline being wider than the others, only identifying mark is the letter "E" stamped on the end, could possibly be anti theft if it's recessed.

Asked by pursang 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


What is this tool for? Answered

Anyone know what this tool is used for?

Asked by dsa351 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Which most have tool to buy ? Only have 100 euros

Hi all, I'm starting a little workshop/workbench but don't have a lot of funds. What ultimate electrical tool should I get first ? (under 100 euros) I was thinking about Dremel.. but not sure how many times I'll use it :)

Posted by hgodron 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can anyone identify this item?

This is an odd looking item and has no markings of any kind.  It's some type of tool.  I would like to know what it is and what it's used for. Any help would be appreciated. 

Asked by sinchpa 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


what is this used for? Answered

The know on top turns the 2 blades on the inside

Asked by edkrauss 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago