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Guide Tools Picture Dictionary / Visual Tools Guide

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Macros_the_Black, 20 Apr 2009.

  1. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    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!! :thumb: (It takes a lot of time hunting down good images and links :sigh:)

    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
    [​IMG]
    Clamps stuff. Usually smaller than their F-clamp siblings.


    Corner clamp
    Hörntving
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Holds pieces at an angle to each other. 90 degree and adjustable types depicted.


    Drill press clamp
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Clamps your pieces to the drill press / mill table while you drill.


    F-clamp
    Skruvtving
    [​IMG]
    Clamps stuff. Usually larger than their C-clamp siblings.


    Quick grip clamp
    Enhandstving
    [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG]
    Quick and easy clamping. ^_^


    Vise (bench vise)
    Skruvstycke
    [​IMG]
    Holds or clamps a work piece while you work on it. Is usually bolted to a work bench.


    Vise (drill press vise)
    Borrskruvstycke
    [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG]
    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)
    [​IMG]
    Holds stuff together. Used when welding for example.


    Vise grip (C style)
    [​IMG]
    Holds stuff together. Used when welding for example.


    Vise grip (sheetmetal)
    [​IMG]
    Holds stuff together. Used when welding for example.



    Measuring


    Calipers
    Skjutmått, Schieblehre
    [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Used for bending sheet metal.


    Bench grinder
    Bänkslip
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Makes lots of pretty sparks ¤_¤


    Channel lock
    Polygrip
    [​IMG]
    For gripping round things like pipes.


    Circle cutter
    Kreisschneider
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Put it in a drill press to make perfect holes.


    Compressed Air
    [​IMG]
    Can be found here
    Great for cleaning dust from fans / heat sinks / radiators / grills.


    Dremel (multi-tool)
    [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Good for making holes and drilling out rivets with.


    Drill press
    Pelarborr, Standbohrmaschine
    [​IMG]
    Great for making precision holes with.


    File
    Fil, Feile, Lima, Lime, Vijl, Pilnik
    [​IMG]
    Always use a file to clean up your cuts!


    Hammer
    Hammare, Martillo, Vasara, Marteau, Hamar, Martello, Młotek, Martelo
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG]
    This tool can be used for shrinking heat shrink insulation/wrap/tubing or bending plastic (acrylic) sheets.


    Hole saw
    Hålsåg, Lochsäge
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Is used to create objects which has symmetry about an axis of rotation. Like cylindrical/conical case feet for example.


    Mill
    Fräs, Fräse
    [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG]
    Smaller version of the file. Great for filing details (like text/logo cutouts).


    Nibbler
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    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)
    [​IMG]
    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)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Used to paint metals... unsure about plastics or glass.


    Riveter + rivet
    Popnitstång + popnit, (pop)nietzange + (pop)niete
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Install pop rivets to securely and tightly fasten two flat surfaces.


    Router
    Handöverfräs, fräs, Oberfräse
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Woodworking tool that is used to hollow out an area or shape an edge.


    Router table
    Fräsbord, Frästisch
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Table for the router.


    Screw Driver Set
    Skruvmejsel, Schraubenzieher
    [​IMG]
    Assorted collection of different sized Philips (cross head) and Flat head screw drivers.


    Soldering iron / station
    Lödkolv / lödstation, Lötstation
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    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!
     
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  2. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Step drill / Unibit drill
    Stegborr, Stufenbohrer
    [​IMG]
    Excellent for making different sized holes in sheet metal, w/o having to change drill bit. It can also chamfer the edge of the hole a bit for you.


    Tin snips / Aviation snips
    Plåtsax
    [​IMG]
    For cutting sheet metal. There are three basic types; straight (usually yellow), left (usually red) and right (usually green) cutting. The left and right types does straight cuts as well.



    Planers


    Hand / Power planer
    Hyvel / Elhyvel
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Used for producing smooth flat surfaces on wood.


    Jointer
    Rikthyvel
    [​IMG]
    Squares the edge of a piece of rough lumber/board, prior to joining them edge-to-edge to produce wider boards for example.
    How Is a Jointer Used in Woodworking? @ WiseGeek.com


    Thickness planer
    Planhyvel
    [​IMG]
    Trims a piece of wood to an even thickness.



    Sanders


    Belt sander (hand held)
    Bandslip, Bandschleifer
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Use it when you want to sand away a lot of material quickly.


    Belt/Disc sander
    Band/skivslip
    [​IMG]
    Good for sanding pieces at precise angles or for shaping convex edges (disc).


    Disc sander
    Skivslip
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Good for sanding pieces at precise angles or for shaping convex pieces.


    Sander
    Slipmaskin
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Use it to sand your stuff. Random orbital and "mouse" type depicted.


    Vertical Belt Sander
    Vertikal bandslip
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    They come in handy for cleaning up edges that you have just cut.



    Saws


    Bandsaw
    Bandsåg
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Good for making straight cuts. There are both "wood / sheet" and "metal bar" cutting types.


    Circular saw
    Cirkelsåg
    [​IMG]
    Great for cutting long straight cuts in board materials (like chipboard, mdf, ...)


    Coping saw
    Figursåg
    [​IMG]
    Use it for cutting intricate external designs, and some not-too-hard-to-reach internal ones (this is a manual equivalent of the scroll saw).


    Fret saw
    Lövsåg, Laubsäge
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Use it for cutting intricate internal design (this is a manual equivalent of the scroll saw).


    Hack saw
    Bågfil
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Use it to cut metal manually.


    Jigsaw / Jig-saw
    Sticksåg, Stichsäge
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A very good tool for cutting stuffs ... ;P
    Jigsaw @ wikipedia.org
    Getting Jiggy @ extremehowto.com
    20 Helpful JIG SAW Tips PDF


    Mitre saw
    Geringssåg, Kappsäge / Gehrungssäge
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Used when cutting relatively narrow stuffs at precise angles ...
    Mitre saw @ wikipedia.org


    Scroll saw / (fret saw)
    Figursåg, Bandsäge / Dekupiersäge
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Weapon of choice when cutting out intricate designs...
    Operating the Scroll saw instructional videos


    Tile saw
    Kakelsåg
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Useful tool for cutting any thickness of plexi/acrylic. Cheapskate recommends the table top kind (pic #3): "can cut whole sheets or do small cuts, and can't sag like the big saw."
    More stuff Cheap said about cutting with a tile saw @ This thread



    Table saw
    Bordssåg
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]



    Threads


    Tap and die set
    Gängsats
    [​IMG]
    Contains tools for cutting threads in different sized holes and on rods.


    Die
    Gängsnitt
    [​IMG]
    Cuts threads on cylinders/rods. Can also sometimes help save a screw with damaged threads (if not to severe).


    Die holder / Die stock
    Gängkloppa
    [​IMG]
    Holds the thread die when you cut threads on a rod/cylinder.


    Helicoil thread insert
    Insatsgänga
    [​IMG]
    Great for repairing damaged threads in soft materials like aluminium or plastics. Can also be inserted from scratch to make the threads stronger. This is useful when the screws are screwed in and out many times. (For other type of thread insert, see "Thread inserts" below)


    Tap
    Gängtapp, Gewindeschneider
    [​IMG]
    Cuts threads in holes.
    Tap drill sizes @ CuriousInventor.com


    Tap wrench holder
    Svängjärn
    [​IMG]
    Holds the thread tap while you tap a hole. I usually drill a straight pilot hole through a piece of wood to help me get the thread started straight with the holder, then I back up, remove the wood guide, screw the thread tap in with my fingers only, and last I use the holder to cut to full depth. /Macros


    Tap wrench (ratcheting)
    Gängtappshållare ?
    [​IMG]
    Holds the thread tap while you tap a hole. Easier to use than the plain tap holder (above).


    Tap wrench aligner
    [​IMG]
    Holds the thread tap straight while you tap a hole. Perfect straight threads every time (if you believe the sales pitch).


    Thread inserts
    Insatsgänga
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Great for making stronger threads in softer materials like plastics. Use in screw holes where the screws are going to be unscrewed many times (like on case side panels on an all plexi case).
     
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  3. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    [ Reserved space #2 ]
     
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  4. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    [Reserved space #3]
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Reserved space #4
    Haw!

    -No tile saw? For cutting ANY thickness of plexiglas.:naughty:
     
  6. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    ;P

    *Adds tile saw to the future list* Cheap, if you have suggestions on pics or links, I would be very grateful! :D;) (no pressure)
     
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  7. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    very nice idea ! +1

    what about CNCs and lasercuters ?
     
  8. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Thanx! ^_^ *bowing*

    added to future list, water jet cutter as well.

    Now, times for zleep =_=
     
  9. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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  10. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    you have to be a member to read that langer.

    macros, great idea. this thread will be a useful tool for overcoming language barriers, thanks for putting in the work. +rep

    here's my additions:
    ---removed for thread cleanliness---
     
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  11. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    @Langer: Thanx, will add the linky when I add Multi-tool/Dremel to the dictionary (with a "needs registration" tag at the end ;))

    @Notatoad: Thanx, yeah I thought so to... I'm giving Ocloker +1 for hatching it. :D Oooh, sweet! Thanks a bunch for the superb pics and texts!!!! :rock: *straining my back bowing to much*:duh:
     
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    Guest-16 Guest

    Thread Stuck.

    Very useful!
     
  13. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    @Bindibadgi: Goodie!

    @ALL:
    Got a new idea, what do you think?
    What if we included names for the tools in other languages as well? Perhaps in smaller font under the english name. This way you can search the thread for the name of the tool in your native language, and if it's in the dictionary you save some time. :clap:
    Something like this (though, with a bit more serious text and links):

    Hammer
    Hammare, Martillo, Vasara, Marteau, Hamar, Martello, Młotek, Martelo <--------------------- What do you think about this?
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The arch nemesis of your thumb. Not only a great tool for stress release, but it also *makes* things fit... (Cheapskate style)
    MC Hammer @ WikiPedia.org
    Hammer tricks @ YouTube.com
     
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  14. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    Taps, tap wrenches, helicoils/time-serts :thumb: all fairly essential.
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Updated hammer definition: *makes* things fit...

    Tile saw, Have: 1 2

    Recommend: * (can cut whole sheets or do small cuts, and can't sag like the big saw.
     
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    talladega I'm Squidward

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    I've heard that with tile saws it's good to use a dull blade for cutting acrylic. True?
     
  17. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    if anybody would like to do a guide on how to properly tap a hole it would be much appreciated.
     
  18. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    For thin aluminum(1/8") or any plastic I use a cordless drill if I can. For thicker aluminum/steel you really have to take your time doing half turn then 1/4 turn back etc.. With plenty of lubricant.
     
  19. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    tables, clamps, vises, rotary sander, random orbital sander, good lights, storage cabinet, air compressor, paint gun, powder coating, oven, screw driver set, table saw, planer, jointer, wrenches, pliers, CNC mill, CNC lathe, smelter, 3d printer, plotter, squares, laser level, t square, scroll saw, paint station/station....



    And the best tool in anyone's workshop: Duct tape
     
  20. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Oops, sorry didn't realize you needed to sign up to view that.

    I reposed here - for all parties interested.
     

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