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Old 01-04-2004, 03:24 AM
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Default Your Favorite Tools...?

What are the 3 favorite, most handy non power tools you use all through out building..??? X-Acto Knife excluded

1. Zona Saw

2. Hobbico center drill

3. Block Sander
Old 01-04-2004, 03:34 AM
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

I got a set of Craftsman Precision Clamps for Christmas and I'm already using them. They are great for holding pieces together for gluing!
Old 01-04-2004, 09:25 AM
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

Here are my 3:
1. Hinge line centering tool
2. Great Planes engine mount dead center tool
3. Great Planes bar sanders

Good Luck, Dave
Old 01-04-2004, 09:56 AM
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

Along the line of the sanding block/bar sanders, one of my favorites is a roll of double sided carpet tape. You can turn anything into a sanding block and you don't have to buy those rolls of GP sticky back sandpaper.

Though it's a power tool, I got one of those 10.8Volt Lithium cordless Dremel tools for Christmas and it's awesome! I cut up a glass cowling yesterday and it never bogged down and the battery is still fully charged.

Ben
Old 01-04-2004, 03:01 PM
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Black & Decker cordless screwdriver with a keyless chuck. House of Balsa Upright. Black & Decker Wizard (a cordless Dremellike tool)
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

t-bar sander, can't build straight without one
Old 01-04-2004, 03:42 PM
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

Permagrit sanding blocks.
GP dead centre tool.
Old 01-04-2004, 07:53 PM
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

Hobby Lobby/Hayes rubber band c-clamps, spring clothes pins, masking tape for clamping
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hands down dremel rotary cutter ... ahh so much power
Old 01-04-2004, 09:05 PM
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

I am from the telecom industry and one tool that I ALWAYS find useful, especially in RC building, is something that is known as a spudger. This handy little tool has a sharp metal 'L' shaped hook on one side (it's covered with a plastic tube in the picture) and various features on the other side that make 'spudging' things around an easy chore.

These are available at any Graybar Electric or Anixter Supply store in your area. Look in the telecom tools section.
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:21 PM
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good idea I will have to bring one homw from work .....hehehe
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My 3 favorites- 1. B.F. HAMMER 2. PROPANE TORCH 3. GARBAGE BAGS[>:]
Old 01-04-2004, 11:06 PM
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Actually, straight edges with various scales, sanding blocks, and mini planes
Old 01-04-2004, 11:29 PM
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Top Flite Smart Stripe monacote stripe cutting tool. Sure beats the heck out of doing it with a yardstick.
Old 01-05-2004, 07:14 PM
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Single edge razor blades. Permagrit sanding files. Straight edge rulers, yardsticks, etc.

Clair
Old 01-05-2004, 09:04 PM
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hmm... my favorite tools came standard equipment when I was manufactured - my hands.
Old 01-06-2004, 01:45 AM
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

Oh yea...I kinda forgot about those tools...although mine have seeen better days(reads as ...beat all to hell)...[sm=spinnyeyes.gif]
Old 01-06-2004, 02:16 PM
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

1. Assortment of pin-vises
2. Dead-center tool
3. Respirator (so I can continue using CA)
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

These are some of my favorites that haven't been mentioned.

A good set of Numbered drill bits and a digital caliper.
The G.P. Groove tool. Works good for cutting grooves for elevator and aileron torque rods.
I think its called a 3 in 1 or 4 in 1 tool. Great for threading clevis's or ball links on threaded rod
Z-bend tool. The new one with the pin in it works quite well.
Old 01-06-2004, 05:15 PM
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

Dave...you have digital calipers...all I have is the 6" Stanley el-cheapo onea[&o]
Also...what is the gooving tool you speak of.
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Why..T-Pins of course! Followed by the sledge hammer (to make troublesome parts fit) and this litle orange tool I got from House of Balsa for $1 that holds your ribs at a perfect 90° when glueing. Handy.
Old 01-07-2004, 03:41 AM
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

1) Duct tape, if it moves and isn't supposed to.
2) WD 40, If it don't move, but is supposed to.
3) Coffee cup, Keeps me moving into the wee hours of the morning,
and can be used as a dead weight to hold things down. [&o]

Smoky.
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Default RE: Your Favorite Tools...?

1. dremel 2. dremel 3. dremel
Actually, my most favorite tool of the whole bunch i have is my transmitter. I just cant seem to put it down!

sean
Old 01-07-2004, 04:29 PM
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Digital caliper. The BEST $20 I've spent. Huge Exacto set. Dremel, AC & DC. And of course my dry scratched rough hands
Joe
Oh yeah, T-Pins, which I have to go buy more of, on the way home from work.
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Smokey buy what if you move and you're not suppose to?

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