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.

The Dremel Moto-Saw

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 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

#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! 

Click here for more details.


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!

The Magnetic Building Board

I have been using a magnetic building board for many years and would never consider going back to sticking pins into a soft board!

The magnetic board is faster, far more accurate and my thumbs are a lot less sore!

On this page the principles are explained and instructions show where to buy components to enable you to build your own system.

Click here or on the above photo for more details.

DIY Laser Cutter

Build your own laser cutter, that has a 916x600 Work envelope. The 100 Watt laser enables ply up to 1/4" thick to be easily cut and 36" long balsa sheets can be handled.

Click here for full information.

Wood Laser Cutter Fixture.

This cutting fixture is designed for a Boss laser, but can be adapted to many more types of laser cutter.

It enables material up to 48" long to be cut and ensures that material is always accurately located. 

If you would like to increase the length of material you can cut, on your laser, then take a look here!