About a year ago (9th Apr 2008), in the "please stop using the Dremel as a saw... " thread, Oclocker had the idea of creating a "pictorial guide" of tools . I thought this was a great idea but was too lazy at the time to make one. I do realize this is going to take a lot of time, but I'd really like to see such a guide / dictionary here on the forums, so here goes: First, a quick list of the Categories found below: Clamps and Vises Measuring Miscellaneous Planers Sanders Saws Threads [DISCLAIMER] I'm not a tools guru of any kind so feel free to improve on or correct any mistakes in the text. To make this dictionary a reality I will need your help! [/DISCLAIMER] Feel free to suggest changes in the layout/structure! As of now, the tags are: "tools" and "dictionary". More suggestions are welcome! I would also greatly appreciate any submissions of suitable tool images, texts, names and links!! (It takes a lot of time hunting down good images and links ) My sincere gratitude goes out to all of you who has contributed to this dictionary so far!!!!! With no further ado I give you.. The Wall of Honour! (The nicks are presented in order of appearance) Code: Cheapskate Dark~3nergy Langer notatoad Bindibadgi overdosedelusion The_Beast jhanlon303 Delphium [OODBALL] ModMinded THP Dan Blooddrunken Q: Ok, I would like to submit images to the dictionary, what do I do? A: Post a reply containing the following: 1) A link to the original full size image, and the name of the tool. Remember, the tool in the picture must be easily recognizable as you scroll down the thread! (Try finding a tool in this dictionary only by looking at the pics.) Preferably, the pic should have single color background and a easy to read silhouette. Also, it's good if the original pic is large enough to make it "zoom-able". 2) [Optional] A 150 pixel tall thumbnail. <--- [Yes please, saves some time 'photoshopping'.] 3) [Optional] A short text describing the tool. 4) [Optional] One or more useful links. 5) [Optional] Accurate names of the tool in other languages. Planned future additions: (need to find images n stuff for these) (3d printer) Bending press Blow torch Drill bits Lasercutter (CNC) Laser level Oven Paint station Pliers Plotter (Powder coating) Rotary sander Random orbital sander Sanding drum Smelter Storage cabinet Time-serts Water jet cutter (CNC) Welding + brazing equipment Wrenches ... feel free to suggest more! Clamps and Vises C-clamp Clamps stuff. Usually smaller than their F-clamp siblings. Corner clamp Hörntving Holds pieces at an angle to each other. 90 degree and adjustable types depicted. Drill press clamp Clamps your pieces to the drill press / mill table while you drill. F-clamp Skruvtving Clamps stuff. Usually larger than their C-clamp siblings. Quick grip clamp Enhandstving Great for clamping stuff together when you only have one hand free. If you need the stuff really tightly clamped, add F-clamps after the quick clamps (some (all?) quick clamps can't tighten their grip in small enough increments). Spring (grip) clamp Fjädertving Quick and easy clamping. ^_^ Vise (bench vise) Skruvstycke Holds or clamps a work piece while you work on it. Is usually bolted to a work bench. Vise (drill press vise) Borrskruvstycke Holds or clamps a work piece while you drill into it. Is usually bolted/clamped to the table of a drill press. Vise (machine vise) Maskinskruvstycke You usually find this kind of vises on mills (CNC). Holds or clamps a work piece while the machine works on it. Vise grip (standard) Holds stuff together. Used when welding for example. Vise grip (C style) Holds stuff together. Used when welding for example. Vise grip (sheetmetal) Holds stuff together. Used when welding for example. Measuring Calipers Skjutmått, Schieblehre Very handy tool for precise measurements! Can do outer, inner and depth measurements. Comes in analog (linear scale and dial scale) and digital versions. Every self respecting modder should have one, imho. Square Vinkelhake Squares are very useful when drawing/scribing lines or aligning work pieces at 90° angles. Also useful for checking the perpendicularity of your cuts/work. The combination square (pic #2) also has a fixed 45° angle and the option of protractor (adjustable angle thingy in the middle) for any odd angle you need or want to measure. It also has the option of a centre square which helps you find the centre of any square or round object. Steel ruler Stållinjal Use it to measure, draw/scribe straight lines or as a guide when cutting with a hobby knife. Tip: If the ruler doesn't have cork on the flip side to prevent it from sliding, you can put some electricians adhesive tape on it to create a rubber surface with higher friction. Miscellaneous Air compressor Kompressor Drives pneumatic tools like air-brushes, grinders, sanders, hack saws, etc. Great for blowing away dust. Just make sure the air supplied is oil free, this goes for air brushing as well! Angle grinder Úhlová bruska, Winkelschleifer, Disqueuse, Smerigliatrice angolare, Haakse slijper, Vinkelsliper, Szlifierka kątowa, Rebarbadora, Kulmahiomakone, Vinkelslip Use with a cutting disk (aka zip disk) to cut through thick metal quickly or with a grinding disk to grind through thick metal. very rough tool, gives really messy edges, but easy to use and quick. Bending brake Plåtbock, Kantbank Used for bending sheet metal. Bench grinder Bänkslip Makes lots of pretty sparks ¤_¤ Channel lock Polygrip For gripping round things like pipes. Circle cutter Kreisschneider Put it in a drill press to make perfect holes. Compressed Air Can be found here Great for cleaning dust from fans / heat sinks / radiators / grills. Dremel (multi-tool) Great tool for those small jobs. Not the best tool for long straight cuts though. Please stop using the Dremel as a saw... @ Bit-Tech forums Langer's Dremel Cutting Process @ Bit-Tech forums Drill Bohrmaschine, Borrmaskin, Taladradora, Perceuse, Trapano, Boormachine, Wiertarka, Furadeira Good for making holes and drilling out rivets with. Drill press Pelarborr, Standbohrmaschine Great for making precision holes with. File Fil, Feile, Lima, Lime, Vijl, Pilnik Always use a file to clean up your cuts! Hammer Hammare, Martillo, Vasara, Marteau, Hamar, Martello, Młotek, Martelo The arch nemesis of your thumb. Not only a great tool for stress release, but it also *makes* things fit... (Cheapskate style) Heat gun Värmepistol, Wärmepistole This tool can be used for shrinking heat shrink insulation/wrap/tubing or bending plastic (acrylic) sheets. Hole saw Hålsåg, Lochsäge Put in a drill press and use to cut perfect circles. buy one mandrel and multiple saws of different sizes. Hot glue gun Limpistol, Heißklebepistole Great for those quick jobs where the glue joint doesn't have to be super strong and wont be seen (hot glue can be messy). Lathe Svarv, Drehbank Is used to create objects which has symmetry about an axis of rotation. Like cylindrical/conical case feet for example. Mill Fräs, Fräse Can be used as a drill press, but also to cut out parts from metal chunks (water blocks). Is usually equipped with an X-Y-table. Needle file Nålfil, Nagelfeile Smaller version of the file. Great for filing details (like text/logo cutouts). Nibbler Great for making small square holes in sheet material. Do not use for long cuts, they will get jagged and your under arm and hand will be sore from the effort! Nibbler (electrical) This is quite a different tool compared to the manual nibbler. This one is better for making long cuts in sheet metal. Paint Gun (power coating) Used to paint metals... unsure about plastics or glass. Riveter + rivet Popnitstång + popnit, (pop)nietzange + (pop)niete Install pop rivets to securely and tightly fasten two flat surfaces. Router Handöverfräs, fräs, Oberfräse Woodworking tool that is used to hollow out an area or shape an edge. Router table Fräsbord, Frästisch Table for the router. Screw Driver Set Skruvmejsel, Schraubenzieher Assorted collection of different sized Philips (cross head) and Flat head screw drivers. Soldering iron / station Lödkolv / lödstation, Lötstation Handy tool for soldering electronic circuits, or just hooking up leds for you mod. Mayhem's soldering tips and tools @ Bit-Tech.net How and WHY to Solder Correctly @ YouTube <-- Recommended!