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Nine tools every technician should have

Discussion in 'A+' started by tripwire45, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    To find out what the nine tools are, click Here
     
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  2. moominboy

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    nice one trip! but i didn't see mention of a sense of humour in there?

    surely a techs most used tool? :tongue
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Probably a muzzle should be added to prevent the tech from saying what they are really thinking after an end user has totally hosed their PC. :wink:
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    I'm actually looking for a semi-decent tool kit for work. We've got a lot of networking on at the moment.
    Anyone seen a good toolkit for round the 50.00 quid mark?
    I've been looking for a crimping tool too, and I've seen some for 85.00 pounds (?).
    I don't care, because the company pays, but I'd appreciate some tips. We don't do MAJOR repairs or anything, just run of the mill stuff.
     
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  5. damo101

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    i think a medium sized trout for slapping dizzy users in the head with should be on that list - it'd cut down on silly problems by making think a little more :D
     
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    You'd have to get a new trout everyday as they have a tendency to spoil after awhile. :tongue
     
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    ... and therein lies the incentive not to muck up again!!!! :twisted:
     
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    Have a look here Jonny, there are some simple tool kits here that I have bought for our support team at work. :biggrin
     
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    Ive bought an Ebuyer 100+ piece kit from, well, Ebuyer

    Which has been perfect.

    They also sell Belkin Tool Kits in various sizes.

    Neall
     
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    Thanks guys, that's really helpful!
    8)
     
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    Great thread everybody. What is a GPU? It is mentioned in Trip's original thread :oops:
     
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    Graphic Processing Unit ?

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  13. tripwire45
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    Probably this: Link!
     
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    oh, i see :oops:
     
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  15. AJ

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    Nice thread guys

    I would like to add a Punch Tool, a couple of patch leads, and a half decent Cable tester
     
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    This is just a personal observation and what I have done over the years working as a service tech in another trade. I've never, or should say, rarely, purchased ready made kits. The reason being is that most of the time the kits have substandard tools in them. I have always purchased the best tools I could find because I found in the long run that my job was twice as easy with a well-designed, well-made tool. Thus, I would always buy my tools individually.

    I don't know if Klein tools are available in the UK, but I have never been let down by a Klien tool. They last a long time, are easy on the hands, and are very well designed. They cost more than the tools you'll find at the local hardware store, but you will grow to appreciate their quality as the years go by. I still have some Klien tools that I bought in the 80's and used daily. They are that good.

    I've lost or had my Klien tools stolen before I've worn them out.

    Here in the US Klein tools are usally available through the companies that are distributors for electrical products as they are pretty much the standard for journeymen electricians.
     
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    Thanks Freddy.
    I've worked with tools in DIY/construction before and I know there's a big difference between quality and price.
    I've looked at a lot of kits on the Interweb, and many of them have rung alarm bells.
    Hence I really appreciate any tips.
    I guess it's a bit like DIY.
    I would never buy one of those sets of drill bits with 20 different sizes in them. You need 2, maybe 3, and those keep wearing out.

    Keep the ideas coming guys. Much appreciated.
     
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  18. moominboy

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    i agree with the authors hook tool/dental tool idea but i've used tose mini pen grabber things.

    where you push the button and three small claws come out to pull whatever in?

    really handy!
     
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    Under "extra cords and cables", the one thing i didn't see was CROSSOVER CABLE!!!

    I don't know how many calls I get every day from people reporting they don't have internet, but I cal log into our router and see a firewall. So I tell them to disconnect their LAN and connect a pc or laptop directly into our router with a corssover cable and let's see if they can access the internet.

    And they always say "Well, I don't have a crossover cable".
     
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  20. wagnerk
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    What happened to the hammer, the open window on the 2nd flr and the steel cap boot (min size 9 - uk) for those tough everyday jobs that every technician loves to do? :biggrin

    And of course the company account when things don't go well. :cussing

    -Ken
     
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