The Best RC Hobby Tools

 Good hobby tools make RC hobbies a pleasure to work on. From basic pliers to power tools, all are listed here for the serious modeler and scratch builder.

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RC Tool Organizer

Laine's Planes Desk Top Tool organizer



I have been looking for a good RC tool caddy for a long time to organize my tools.

I found an excellent one here, made by Laine's Planes. It is laser cut from 1/4" thick MDF board. Click here for more details




The Great Planes BenchTopper

The Great Planes BenchTopper

This organizer does not hold that many hobby tools but does organize the epoxy glues and the small drawers are always useful.

I have used one of these for many years and it has become a permanent fixture on my work table.

It comes completely assembled and finished in epoxy paint and the decals have been applied. Just unpack and it's ready to go!

I store my hobby knives in the tubes. This is a very safe way to keep the sharp knives accessible.

It is available as a die cut kit but I do not recommend this. The material is 1/8" thick ply and the die cutting is not that good, necessitating a difficult job removing the parts from the ply. It is not that much cheaper($7.00) and of course after assembly it still needs painting.

The Great Planes Bench Topper (Assembled) is in stock. Price=$33.98USD

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The Dremel 4000 Rotary Hobby Tool

Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool



Sooner rather than later, the hobbyist will need to drill holes! The Dremel is superb in drilling small holes from 1/32 diameter up to 1/8" diameter.

Can also be used for cutting and grinding using some of the many extra bits that are available.

Every workshop should have one!

For more details, take a look here.



The Dremel MS20-01 Moto-Saw

The Dremel MS20-01 Moto Saw



I have had a Dremel power coping saw for over 35 years and it is still going strong!

Nothing like as sexy as the latest model shown here, but being a Dremel tool it should last a life time if not abused.

Click here for more details.




The Xacto X5282 Basic Knife Set

The X-Acto Knife set

We all need a good hobby knife and X-acto have been around for a long time and this set contains all the 3 handles you will need.

The assortment of blades will come in useful and this set should last a lifetime


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#11 Blades 100 package

The #11 blades are the most common blade I use and I find it a good idea to buy in the 100 pack. I have tried to re-sharpen blades, but at this kind of price, when a blade is not as sharp-replace it!


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The Wire Bender


Are you always skeptical of bending wire parts? This article shows you how to design the part and use a readily available wire bender to make perfect parts every time! 

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MagniVisor

Carson MagniVisor

I came across this visor when surfing the internet  and thought it looked very interesting!

A lot of us old types have an eyesight problem and this tool just may be what you are looking for. 

There are a lot of reviews on the Amazon page (597) and it has an average of 4+ stars, so at this price I think it may be worth looking at.

Click here or on the photo for more information.


If you are considering a desk or floor mounted magnifier, then take a look at this page for excellent details. The site is an embroidery site, and Carol Leather, the owner of the site, has done some research to understand the terms used and will help you select the perfect magnifier!





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