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Old Aug 23, 2006, 10:51 AM
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List of Tools needed for setting up my work bench

Hi ,
I want to set up a home based work station to build R C models from Balsa kits and also build car from available Kits .
It would be great if I get a list of essential tools including glues etc .
It would be better still if the requirement for electric models could also be included .
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 11:48 AM
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GLUES:
arolddite.
epoxy.
super glue.
pva glue.

TOOLS:
pozzy drive.
flat hand screwdriver.
needle nosed plyers.
tweezers.
ect.......

welcome to rc groups.
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 12:24 PM
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Soldering iron, good hex drivers (both SAE, and metric) X-acto handles, and tons of #11 blades, razor saw, couple sanding blocks, diag. cutters, modelers miter-box, small bar clamps, clothespins... Theres tons of stuff that are really nice to have, but the bare essentials would be, cutting, sanding, gluing, clamping, drilling, and covering tools.

For glues, I mostly use Thin, and medium CA, 5 and 30 minute epoxy, PVA glue (Elmers, Gorilla glue, et al.) and foamsafe CA.

FWIW, I would suggest getting the bare minimum first off, then buy tools individually as you need them for projects. You'll find that you'll pretty quickly amass a nice selection of tools.

-Jason
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 12:28 PM
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dremel tool, digital calipers, shop magnet and a nice lighting setup!
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 01:47 PM
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so basicly..................

EVERYTHING
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 03:18 PM
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Not everything, just everything that won't give your wife an excuse to invade your hobby space
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 03:45 PM
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A good 90 degree square, t-pins, clamps, balsa stripper, rulers, cutting board, and a good fan in addition to the above.
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 08:17 PM
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Thanks a lot I am updating a common list from all your replies .
So pls keep the suggestions coming .
I guess a multi meter might also be required , would a standard market one do or would it be better to have one with battery leads
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Old Aug 24, 2006, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by TangoUniform
Not everything, just everything that won't give your wife an excuse to invade your hobby space

LOL
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 05:58 PM
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Organization !! In ten years don't let anyone in your shop to touch stuff or you won't be able to find anything. LOL
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 06:30 PM
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Organization !! In ten years don't let anyone in your shop to touch stuff or you won't be able to find anything. LOL


i dont,
i still cant find anything

m gettin a massive shed soon just for me!

will take pics when it arives!(4 weks)

cant wait
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 09:57 PM
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I wrote this a few years B.K. (Before Kids, when I had a whole spare bedroom for my model shop) but I think it's still pretty good advice. See the article at http://webpages.charter.net/rcfu/Beg...cWorkshop.html
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 08:38 AM
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Thanks a lot ,your article starts bang on with my problem that is that looking at the kit I get awed and dont think I can build so I depend on others .
I guess your note now has got me charged up to go it on my own
Thanks a ton once again
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