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Buying DIY tool-kit

Discussion in 'The DIY Tool Shed' started by Mr. Pocket, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Mr. Pocket

    Mr. Pocket Former Member

    Dec 28, 2006
    Hey DIYers I am about to order my first set of tools to rewire guitars, mod and build pedals, mod microphones, fix the old nintendo :D Eventually I hope to build a 5e3 kit.

    I'm looking at the Hakko Digital FX888D soldering station based on what I have read, it's about $97 and comes with a nice pair of wire snips. Is this overkill?

    My shopping list right now also includes 60/40 solder (guages?), a pointed tip for the iron, a wire stripper, helping hands, de-soldering pump

    What I already have: same red multi-meter that come with BYOC starter kit, basic screwdriver set, needle-nose pliers, and a few hours of youtube how to solder videos.

    I have some cables that need repair, and my guitar pickups need to be rewired to start, but I'm also thinking about a BYOC kit.

    Please let me know if there is anything I am missing here.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2015
  2. VintageMike

    VintageMike TDPRI Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    Imlay City, Michigan
    I would check out the panavise system for holding things. The second hand thing just doesn't hold wires like I want, it's tippy and the gator jaws bite into wire casing.
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