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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!