Discussion in 'Modding' started by The_Beast, 20 Aug 2007.
We should make a list on what tools are needed and others that are nice to have but aren't necessary
The trusty favourite...the mighty dremel
hand saw, rotary saw, router (if you're lucky enough to own one), screw drivers + and - and *, electrical, tape, masking tape, duck tape, super glue, wood glue, pop rivet gun, the list is really endless...all depends on what you need for your mod...
various screwdrivers (inc jewelers),pliers, sidecutters, handsaw
lightweight compact cordless screwdriver is very nice to work with - reduce fatigue doing repetitive screwing, and a drill chuck to fit the cordless screwdriver & drill bits
an assortment of cable, different gauges, colours, cores, etc
an assortment of sleeving & heatshrink (use hairdryer not a lighter to shrink)
an assortment of resistors, diodes & vregs
soldering iron & solder
files (flat/round/big/small) various sandpaper grits, piece of glass to sand on & sanding blocks
thermal greases & adhesive & isopropyl alcohol & rags
lots of time, or better yet a time machine, and money is good aswell
and occasioanlly the dremel
taps if you need to thread anything
Thread icon changed, this isn't a guide.
Scroll saw, Drill press, TAble sander, Jig saw, Hand drill, Dremel, Mouse sander, Files, Needle files, lots of bits/saws/drill bits, Clamps,lots of sandpaper, Paint, and common sense. O and a table saw/mitre saw doesn't hurt either. Mill/lathe/box pan brake are all same damn nice luxories.
Dremel (or similar product)
Nice to have:
wish i had:
wait why is a torch necessary?
WIsh i had:
9x20" lathe(x-mas? plzzzz mom i love you mom plzzz)
(hopefullly all for christmas)
I wish i had a bending brake... Whats a cheap solution for bending?
2 2x4s, some vices, and a hammer.
I think That I asked the same Question http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=138084 .................
perhaps we should categorize and organize these:
2. aluminum (scratch build)
3. acrylic (scratch build)
Are you volunteering? =P
I agree, though. There should be all-encompassing article/wiki/etc on modding tools, with different focuses being placed on tools for different level modders and different materials.
This is my arsenal when modding:
Wired drill - alot stronger
Files - correct in english?
Hand saw for metal
Metal sizor - Donno enligh word
Well, thats about it.
For the "Metal Sizor" would it be possible for you to link us to a photo?
"Files" is correct in english. Also, a metal-cutting hand saw is typically in the form of a "hacksaw," or hack saw I forget which is correct.
I guess Metal Scissors would be Tin-Snips.
an article on this subject is a good idea and something to look out for in the future.
Mine looks like this:
Separate names with a comma.