Re: Hand Tools Redux

Mike Cizek W0VTT

Wiha make VERY nice screwdrivers and multi-driver bit sets:

Knipex and CHP (Hakko) piers, cutters, and tweezers are nice:

For bigger tools, Klein are very good:

None of these are cheap, but you grandkids will be able to use them when you are done with them.




Mike Cizek W0VTT


From: <> On Behalf Of Ian Kahn
Sent: Sunday, 20 June, 2021 14:44
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] Hand Tools Redux



I know I asked this question once before, and got a full slate of great answers. However, the ether seems to have eaten the thread.

I have the following projects all on-deck in my shack:

- Newly arrived (in the last two weeks) K2 kit waiting to be built
- K3S upgrade parts coming for my very old (s/n 261) K3
- K4D kit (as soon as they become available to order)

I need to replace my small hand tools for all these projects (things like #0 and #1 Philips head screwdrivers, sets of various types of pliers, hemostats, etc.). I know I need to get decent quality tools (not the Home Depot bargain bin stuff) to do these jobs safely and correctly. I just don't do enough of this type of work to know what manufacturers make good quality tools. Can anyone on this group make recommendations?

Thanks and 73,

Ian, NV4C

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