Post a tool you don't need, but you want it anyway
A whole le set of pic related
>>1956763What is that?
>>1956708been using it to get consistently great scrambled eggs
>>1956708I 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.
>>1956776Honestly 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.
>>1956768It's a bridge reamer. I would like to have a set from 9/16 inch to like an inch and a half
>>1956804What is that ideally used for? Genuinely curious.
>>1956782How are you using this to check wiring?
>>1956708I 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.
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.
>>1956818By looking to see if any part of a circuit is generating more heat than it's supposed to.
>>1956823I 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.
>>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.
>>1956825What temperature standard do you follow generally, or do you just look for outliers?
>>1956708Router, sander, torque wrench, bigger jack, lathe, mill
>>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.
>>1956841You 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
>>1956846Thanks 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.
>>1956850World needs more people like that, much respect. Same to you friend.
>>1956814Are 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.
>>1956823Just want to tell you Anon, the batteries on this will run out FAST. 30min-1hour.
>>1956873Thanks 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.
>>1956879What's that and what do you want it for? Share it with the class.
>>1956885Brush axe. For clearing out plants and brush. I’m a gardening guy.
>>1956708Nah OP, get yourself one of these, check your house for heat leaks, map the hot water pipes in your house, troubleshoot electronics etc.
>>1956892Look 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.
>>1956898>my dreams have a budgetsounds like you have shit dreams desu
>>1956903why did it correct “to be honest” to “desu”
>>1956898Yeah 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).
>>1956763Those would be nice but they are pricey. >>1956892And 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"
>>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.
>>1956708I use your >pic related to test in-floor heating after installed.
>>1956904same reason "onions" changes to "onions" on /fit/
>>1957006Apparently here too.Please s-p-e-l-l ?> onions desu
>>1956708You must not try to cook the perfect steak. I use this for cooking
>>1957022go 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
>>1956841Shit, 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.>>1956927Elon Musk will have these for sale for $35k in a few years.
>>1956892you sunavabitch you took mine. I was gonna post the FLIR DM284. Multimeter and thermal imager all-in-one.
>>1956927where does the dirt go?
>>1957121It's absorbed into the body of the tunnel worm making it longer and longer the more it eats.
>>1956904>>1957020>>1957006>Newfriends can't 4chanS o y= onions (not filtered in /ck/>T b h= desuS m h= bakaF a m= senpaiN e w f a g= (You)
>>1957123Goddamn this looks fancySomewhat 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.
>>1957144>pic relatedOne 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.
>>1957147Helluva lot cheaper than the ER
>>1956708An 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.
>>1957022Why not just use an air compressor?
>>1956708Incredibly inaccurate by upwards of 6*C. Waste of money.
>>1957189>entire setI 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.
>>1957155>just 'merican things
>>1957207>I hate to admit that a meme is goodNo you dont.You LOVE memes, it gives you an excuse to consooooom stuff you dont need.
A rotary hammer.
>>1956879I 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.
>>1957410Those 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.
>>1957197>Why not just use an air compressor?I dont have space for that at my electronics workbench
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.
Just ordered one of these
>>1957429Kek, 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.>>1957235Partly, 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.
>>1956708Its $10 get it anyways
>>1956708>>1956782>>1956892>>1957120>>1957062Next 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.
>>1957475The chink BV9900 Pro is supposedly better and cheaper.
>>1956708Funny 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.
>>1956927My 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?
Filament 3D printerResin 3D printerMetal sintering 3D printerCNC milling machineLaser engraver.And a heck of a lot more.
>>1957530I llke the case, where can I get it?
>>1957145I'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.
>>1957708I'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
>>1956708Dewalt thickness planer
dont get one of theseget a thermoworks one
>>1957120>>1956892>>1956708You can also go for the /diy/ solution if you are so inclined:https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14844
I really want heatshrink labels, but no use for it whatsoever
>>1957022these dont work
>>1957631get her real husband to help
>>1957123This 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.
>>1958601Her ex(Tyrone) is in prison right now so that's not going to work. I need help, the project is due next month
leica 3d disto
>>1956892A 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.
>>1956804So 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.
>>1957022Air compressors shit all over those in big runny streams. Makita make nice quiet ones.
>>1958957yeah im aware, I have one in the garage, but its not really suited for use in my indoor electronics workspace
>>1958454now I want one too
>>1957530got one and use it a surprising amount
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.
Anything battery powered.
>>1958615your wifes son is going to turn out trash anyway so why bother?
>>1957145I 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.
>>1959476>he doesn't have a portable air tankishygddt
>>1959627I 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
>>1957207I have knipex mini bolt cutters for wire belting and they're fucking incredible. Worth every penny
>>1957708sparky as well. what do you use it for? looking for hidden j boxes and stuff?
>>1957996Planer 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.
>>1956823Does it snow where you live? Because backpack blowers are good for clearing snow.
>>1956927Go to bed elon
>>1957145I 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.
>>1956782I use it in the bedroom. Check the balls, do the sexy time, then check the balls again. Works every time
>>1960256Point it at wife, pull the trigger, say, "Looks like you're in heat..." Proceed to bang.
>>1956708Dial 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