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Old 21st January 2013, 04:15 AM   #21
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Binder clips, haemosteads(hospital forceps), visegrip plier

Gajanan Phadte

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Old 21st January 2013, 12:41 PM   #22
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Tapered reamer.
Great for odd sized and perfectly round holes from about 5 to 15mm dia.
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Old 22nd January 2013, 03:33 AM   #23
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I have one and is THE tool I appreciate.

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Old 26th February 2013, 05:31 AM   #24
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Jensen Tools JTK-86BK Technician's Tool Kit in Single Black Cordura Plus Case - Stanley Supply & Services
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Old 7th April 2013, 11:37 PM   #25
Jaimo is offline Jaimo  Canada
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Default Keepers

I have these for more that 20 years and they are as good as day 1

Fluke 77
Lindstrom and Xcelite side cutters
u (micro) calipers
Weller TCP Iron
P-B Screwdriver set

Other desert island tools...
Simpson 270 meter
Tektronics 465B scope
1Kva Variac
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Old 22nd April 2013, 03:03 AM   #26
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The light bulb I installed under my bench.
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Old 22nd April 2013, 03:40 AM   #27
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My PACE MBT station (iron, desoldering gun, smd tweezers), my Knipex dikes (diagonal cutters), Xcelite precision screwdrivers with Torque Amplifier!, Siemon STM-8 cat5 tester, and my Spec Tools Skewdriver set. I swear I use that thing every day.
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Old 22nd April 2013, 04:04 AM   #28
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After so many years of DIY, I love these...
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Old 22nd April 2013, 07:31 PM   #29
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I've used several "2 in 1" wire cutters - strippers for more years than I care to recall, on my 3rd set now, the quality is only passable, but these are the tool I grab first when building or repairing anything. just turn round in the hand to strip wires
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Old 26th April 2013, 05:16 AM   #30
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My 10€ multimeter...
Smacked the LCD but got another from an old one and it works
2 years ago i bought soldering iron for only 5€ it looks basic but can handle any job even soldering tiny smd's like soic24 and so on...
Homemade tablesaw with anglegrinder under the table so i could cut anything with extreme precision.

Dremel... i had one but now i dont, i think it was just a bit too weak for my gigantic hand.

But i got lots of pointless tools too...
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