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Suggested Electronic Tool List

What's in your Tool Kit, let me suggest this list.

 

OK, say you are going to start a small business which will build and repair electronic equipment.  What kind of tools will you need?    After some 40 years of fixing electronic stuff, I have a list below of some of the tools I would recommend. This same tool list might also apply for field service work, a R&D lab bench or a well equipped hobby room. Sure, you may want to add lots of test equipment, but below are the basic tools I think you will need.  Have I left anything out that you would recommend?
  Alpha 60/40 0.032" and 0.015" rosin flux solder
Weller soldering station + wet sponge
Cordless battery powered soldering iron
Heavy duty, anti-static solder sucker
Solder wick assortment
50 ft, 28 ga tin plated bare wire
50 ft, 24 ga tin plated bare wire
50 ft, 28 ga high temp insulated wire, multi colors
5 ft, thin wall small ga teflon sleeving
5 ft, thin wall med. ga teflon sleeving
500 standard .042" Vector pins
0.042" Vector insertion tool
Plastic tool box
Xacto knife + extra blades
Small plastic vise
Pana Vise
Small screwdriver set
Screwdriver assortment
Tweezers, fine and medium
Fluke 77 or 87 DVM or Wavetek 27XT
Adjustable wrench
12" jumper wires with small alligator clips, assorted colors
Pen light
Steel Rule, 0.1" and 1/64", 6" long
Nut driver assortment
Hole Reamer
Hex key set
Plastic black tape
Wire strippers, quality, 26ga - 16ga
Wire strippers, quality, 30ga - 22ga
1" x 8" flat file
Small jeweler File assortment
Long nose pliers, small size
Long nose pliers, medium size
Side cutters, flush cut
Side Cutters, medium size
Black waterproof pen, fine tip
Yellow hi-liter marking pen,
White label material for marking inputs and outputs
Hand magnifier
Magnifying visor
Nibbling tool
 

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