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Post a tool you don't need, but you want it anyway
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>>1956763
What is that?
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>>1956708
been using it to get consistently great scrambled eggs
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>>1956708
I have that exact same temperature gun. It can read high enough temps to measure when aluminum starts to melt. I used it to keep an eye on the surface temperature of my aluminum boat when brazing the rivets with a brazing rod and MAPP gas. Don't wanna get it too hot and blow a hole in the boat, so it's nice to know when the surface is getting hot enough to start melting the aluminum brazing rod so I can back off the heat a little.
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>>1956776
Honestly the only reason I want it is so I can dick around and measure things like how well the HVAC system is working, check wiring, etc.
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>>1956768
It's a bridge reamer. I would like to have a set from 9/16 inch to like an inch and a half
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>>1956804
What is that ideally used for? Genuinely curious.
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>>1956782
How are you using this to check wiring?
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>>1956708
I had one for higher temps for heat treating with molten salt. Eventually switched to a thermocouple because opening the pot to check wastes a lot of heat and releases salt fumes that rusts everything nearby.
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Something about this just seems fun to use.

Also kind of want a nice backpack leaf blower but I dont think my small yard permits. I'm going to get one used one day when the time comes, fuck it.
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>>1956818
By looking to see if any part of a circuit is generating more heat than it's supposed to.
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>>1956823
I can confirm that those are fucking badass and you should get one. Makes you feel like a man when you make a good cut with one of those bad boys.
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>>1956823
>Also kind of want a nice backpack leaf blower but I dont think my small yard permits. I'm going to get one used one day when the time comes, fuck it.

There are some very badass battery powered leaf blowers these days. Check out the big brand offerings. I even like the store brand shit, particularly Kobalt. It's stunning how good they are now.
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>>1956825
What temperature standard do you follow generally, or do you just look for outliers?
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>>1956708
Router, sander, torque wrench, bigger jack, lathe, mill
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>>1956830
>What temperature standard do you follow generally, or do you just look for outliers?

Well I'm a retard who doesn't know a lot so I'd just be looking for outliers. That's why this is more of a want than a need. I'm just trying to expand my knowledge.
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>>1956841
You seem more intelligent than most "smart" posters I've seen on here all week spreading their worthless opinions... So thanks for the info I'll try this out
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>>1956846
Thanks friend. I just try to remain humble and know my limits while always seeking to expand them. The educated man knows that he knows nothing and all that. I don't have any reason to bullshit people...I'm just trying to sort out this crazy thing called life like anybody else. Good luck on your journey.
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>>1956850
World needs more people like that, much respect. Same to you friend.
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>>1956814
Are you OP. With the laser gun talking about HVAC stuff? If so you've probably done duct work or sheet metal. Than you know what a step but is. Basically work the same but in thick steel. And if you aren't OP, than they and you don't know what a step but is, bridge reamers enlarge holes in structural steel. You can just step your way up one bit at a time to a 2 inch hole in 1 inch plate all with a regular drill and an impact wrench.
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>>1956823
Just want to tell you Anon, the batteries on this will run out FAST. 30min-1hour.
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>>1956708
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>>1956873
Thanks friend I greatly appreciate the explanation, which makes perfect sense. You can chalk this up as your one good deed of the week. You needn't help anyone else until your next paycheck, I give you permission.
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>>1956879
What's that and what do you want it for? Share it with the class.
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>>1956885
Brush axe. For clearing out plants and brush. I’m a gardening guy.
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>>1956708
Nah OP, get yourself one of these, check your house for heat leaks, map the hot water pipes in your house, troubleshoot electronics etc.
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>>1956892
Look motherfucker, my dreams have a budget, OK? It's not very nice of you to massively expand that budget like this. What is my girlfriend going to say when I tell her we can't buy the next Xbox because daddy wants a thermal imager?

I know what you're going to say. "Well, she can't complain with your dick in her mouth, can she?" Wisdom, friend. Pure wisdom. Whatever they're paying you, it isn't enough.
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>>1956898
>my dreams have a budget
sounds like you have shit dreams desu
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>>1956903
why did it correct “to be honest” to “desu”
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>>1956898
Yeah I know it´s a bit more expensive now but I got it for $300 on launch day. For a 256*192 sensor with 50mK sensitivty that´s nothing. Would´ve been a zero more at the end 5 years ago.

Already saved me $500 in parts when repairing a short on an expensive electronic part. So fuck the Xbox and tell your gf to get her ass off the couch (and suck your dick).
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>>1956904
Lurk moar
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>>1956763
Those would be nice but they are pricey.

>>1956892
And this... I've contemplated buying one in the past but haven't bit the bullet yet.

I also need to get a cordless Milwaukee 3/8 ratchet. I'm kinda leaning towards the long reach one...

And also looking at buying a set of hardness testing files too...

Seems like I always need "one more thing"
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>>1956920
>And this... I've contemplated buying one in the past but haven't bit the bullet yet.

Yeah it´s a device that you´ll not need every day and it´s sitting on a shelf for half a year but if you need it it´s a huge help. As I said was figuring out that short and also a spot around the chimney where I think water leaks in and the roofer wasn´t able to figure out.
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>>1956708
I use your >pic related to test in-floor heating after installed.
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>>1956904
same reason "onions" changes to "onions" on /fit/
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>>1957006
Apparently here too.
Please s-p-e-l-l ?

> onions desu
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>>1956708
You must not try to cook the perfect steak. I use this for cooking
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>>1957022
go to a thrift store and find a coleman electric air mattress inflator it's the same thing OR just buy one new off amazon for $20
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>>1956841
Shit, IR temp guns are like $20 for ok models. Grab one. I ended up getting one when diagnosing a cooling system on a Chebby van. Wanted to see if the ECT was giving me true numbers. Ended up using it for a handful or random things around the house.

>>1956927
Elon Musk will have these for sale for $35k in a few years.
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>>1956892
you sunavabitch you took mine. I was gonna post the FLIR DM284. Multimeter and thermal imager all-in-one.
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>>1956927
where does the dirt go?
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>>1957121
It's absorbed into the body of the tunnel worm making it longer and longer the more it eats.
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>>1956904
>>1957020
>>1957006
>Newfriends can't 4chan
S o y= onions (not filtered in /ck/>
T b h= desu
S m h= baka
F a m= senpai
N e w f a g= (You)
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>>1957123
Goddamn this looks fancy

Somewhat related, I thought the endoscopes were kinda out of range for regular DIYer stuff, then I learned of pic related. Can’t go wrong for $30.
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>>1957144
>pic related
One thing is I wish it had a way to focus, but being able to see slightly blurry in that tight spot is way better than being blind.
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>>1957145
/diy colonoscopy
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>>1957147
Helluva lot cheaper than the ER
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>>1956708

An entire set of knipex pliers wrenches and cobra wrenches.

I very rarely use wrenches of any kind, so two crap husky adjustable wrenches work just fine for me. But trying these things out in stores, you can feel the quality in your hands.
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>>1957022
Why not just use an air compressor?
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>>1956708
Incredibly inaccurate by upwards of 6*C.
Waste of money.
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>>1957189
>entire set
I would say get down on 2 of the pliers wrenches, 7” and 10”, and then get on 3 sizes of Cobras to start, 7”, 10”, and 12”+

I hate to admit that a meme is good, but they really do destroy the competition when you have been using Channellock 440s for years, and the Cobras are all-around better to use than the knockoffs from other good brands because of a bunch of small touches.
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>>1957155
>just 'merican things
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>>1957207
>I hate to admit that a meme is good
No you dont.
You LOVE memes, it gives you an excuse to consooooom stuff you dont need.
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A rotary hammer.
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>>1957121
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>>1956879
I have a smaller, hand-held version of that. It's like a cross between a machete and a hatchet. Works better than any other machete or hatchet that I own.
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>>1957410
Those things are overpriced and retarded. An axe or a machete should cost 15 dollars and be made out of shit quality steel so you can sharpen it with a file in 30 seconds. Fiskars is for subarbanites that like to pretend they are on a quest for eldorado.
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>>1957197
>Why not just use an air compressor?
I dont have space for that at my electronics workbench
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These siglent handheld scopemeters seem to be reasonably priced and have isolated channels so no need to worry about ground loops. I don't need it but I would really like a job where I needed it.
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Just ordered one of these
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>>1957429
Kek, this is so many automotive tools, I wish I had a full shop with lifts and shit, but it’s not worth the cost for littke weekend jobs.

>>1957235
Partly, yes. But channellocks are such a common tool, and they can save your ass sometimes or totally mangle shit other times. It’s one of those tools where it’s worth spending the extra $10 on the good ones.

Pliers wrenches are expensive for what they are, but that’s another one where they’re so much nicer to use compared to a $10 crescent wrench. It’s the little luxuries, plus those hand tools last forever and it’s a small cost to eat over 25 years.
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>>1956708
Its $10 get it anyways
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>>1956782
>>1956892
>>1957120
>>1957062

Next time you all get a new phone, get a CAT s62 pro. It's an android phone with a FLIR thermal camera built in. Decent specs too.
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>>1957475
The chink BV9900 Pro is supposedly better and cheaper.
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>>1956708
Funny shit I got one for around 4€ on aliexpress that performed better than a high class one of 100€ we compared with later at workplace.
I mean you don't need an absurdly expensive one as they are all the same crap.
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>>1956927
My wife's son needs to dig a hole 100 yards deep for a school project. Could I use one of those and where can I rent one?
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Filament 3D printer
Resin 3D printer
Metal sintering 3D printer
CNC milling machine
Laser engraver.
And a heck of a lot more.
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>>1957530
Fuck off
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>>1957530
I llke the case, where can I get it?
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>>1957145
I'm an electrician and I use this all the time. Makes certain jobs a total breeze. Only annoying thing is keeping it charged all the time.
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>>1957708
I'm an auto mechanic and I've got one of the ones that just plug right into a usb port, it's ok for my laptop, but my tablet and phone don't stay connected because micro usb has shit retention
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>>1956708
Dewalt thickness planer
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dont get one of these
get a thermoworks one
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>>1957120
>>1956892
>>1956708

You can also go for the /diy/ solution if you are so inclined:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14844
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I really want heatshrink labels, but no use for it whatsoever
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>>1957022
these dont work
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>>1957631
get her real husband to help
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>>1957123

This is cool but the range is dogshit, it's like 1m. It would be pretty cool to have a fish rod kid with a camera at the end, cable ran through it and monitor to look through.
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>>1958601
Her ex(Tyrone) is in prison right now so that's not going to work. I need help, the project is due next month
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leica 3d disto
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>>1956892
A Thermal Imager can be paid for by charging your neighboors $20-40 per set of thermal pictures of their home to show them where they lose heat/cold. Considering how much pros charge, it is cheap for them.
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>>1956804
So accumulate them. I'd look on Ebay first. There is no reason NOT to own them if you work metal and have holes to ream and align or want that capability.
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>>1957022
Air compressors shit all over those in big runny streams. Makita make nice quiet ones.
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>>1958957
yeah im aware, I have one in the garage, but its not really suited for use in my indoor electronics workspace
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>>1958454
now I want one too
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>>1957530
got one and use it a surprising amount
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A CNC plasma table would be nice at times, but I can get by with a handheld plasma, a torch, and a grinder just fine for now.

I also want a Versatile or Ford bi-directional tractor... And maybe an excavator at some point in time.
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Anything battery powered.
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>>1958615
your wifes son is going to turn out trash anyway so why bother?
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>>1957631
cuck
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>>1957145
I bought a chinese import USB endoscope. Its 30ft long and works fine for almost everything.
Even though its super cheap ebay/aliexpress it still worth buying and waiting for. The lens will fog occasionally and its just regular unshielded wire so you cant push it by itself. I tied it to a 30ft extendable painter pole or a thick garden hose when pushing it through pipe.
So far its worked great for:
Running wires in existing walls.
Running through the main sewer line to check for tree roots.
Checking the inside of water heaters for build up.
Checking the cylinders of engines for damage.
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>>1959476
>he doesn't have a portable air tank
ishygddt
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>>1959627
I started researching it and as expected the small electric duster doesn't cut it, it's merely ok in terms of effect but not really when you consider its price
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>>1956927
pretty boring
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>>1957207
I have knipex mini bolt cutters for wire belting and they're fucking incredible. Worth every penny
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>>1957708
sparky as well. what do you use it for? looking for hidden j boxes and stuff?
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>>1957996
Planer is great. I outfitted myself with a planer, jointer, table saw/router table about ten years back and can’t believe how much they get used. Neighbours always coming by with little projects.

What I need is a proper drill press.
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>>1956823
Does it snow where you live? Because backpack blowers are good for clearing snow.
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>>1956927
Go to bed elon
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>>1957145
I got the one without the battery pack and just use it with an old shitty netbook or laptop. It's amazing when working through walls or behind stuff. I would definitely recommend.
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>>1956823
gay
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>>1956782
I use it in the bedroom. Check the balls, do the sexy time, then check the balls again. Works every time
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>>1960256
Point it at wife, pull the trigger, say, "Looks like you're in heat..."

Proceed to bang.
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>>1956708
Dial caliper and micrometer. I'm going to use them for 3d printed part inspection, which is a little overkill but it's what I use at college and i like it. Also, I want to get a fucking PERFECT bead on ABS contraction and warpage, so I can build it into my slicer settings.

Also: I want a better printer
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>>1957631
>>1958615
You're not funny.
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>>1960554

Once you have a caliper, you'll wonder how you ever measured something without it.
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>>1958454

I had one of those Dymo Rhino equivalents, but it died on me at random. Only cheap $20 models for me now.
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>>1956708

Laguna 14" bandsaw, bigger dust collector and a pillar drill press are on my shop "needs" list, right after I get a bigger shop to put them in.
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>>1956898
>>1956906

A Flir One is like 150$, 80x60 resolution is enough if you're just going to be looking for leaks or the odd shorted component.
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A powerful burning lazer. I wouldn't even use it for lazer engraving, I just wanna point it at security cameras or melt people's bumper stickers.
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>>1956828
I have a Kobalt leaf blower. It's ok for a small yard. It drains the battery very quick.
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>>1959725
I wish to eventually do etsy furniture to literally fund more wood. My hope is that a planer will expedite the process
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>>1957145
I have this exact same one and I use an old iPad 2 for the screen. It's ok for the price, but it's not high definition and it's blurry as hell unless your target is right next to the camera. So you're not gonna be able to put it through a wall and look around at everything like if you were to put your phone in the wall. But looking down a shotgun barrel at the firing pin works well when you get the camera close to it. Basically it's for up close objects only, anything else is hard to see
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>>1957530
Don't wait on this, but it now. They are crazy useful for a weekend warrior or home owner. Sure you can draw on glass and carve wood and what not, but it's really the random miscellaneous uses where it comes in handy. For example I'm re-doing part of my shower and I used it to grind off some hardened thin set mortar on the back of a few tiles so I could re-use them. I keep finding random uses like that where it's the perfect tool for the situation.
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>>1960692
I use one of these at work on occasion. When you need it, there's no substitutions, but it also usually means I'm having a bad day.
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>>1956708
>Post a tool you don't need
Do you not cook?
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>>1957530
Get a Proxxon instead
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>>1959519
here
>>1958454
I've been thinking of this since I saw your post and ordered a PT-E550 just now. I could have gotten a cheap one for just the labeling, but damn I wanted the heatshrink option too

>>1958957
Also was at my local hardware store and saw some compact oil free compressors, might just pick up one of those

>>1960549
Do these offer any benefit over the traditional crimper? It looks neat tough
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>>1957510
I compared my chinkshit one with friend's fancy one. The big difference was the size of area measured. The fancy one read temp from a much smaller area compared to mine. Which means "hold your cheap one close to what you're measuring"
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>>1960943
>crazy useful
dremels are surprisingly shit. I've never used one and not regretted it.
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>>1961123
>Do these offer any benefit over the traditional crimper?
Klein tools are generally high quality. And ratcheting crimpers are worth the price if you use them often.
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A hammer would be nice





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