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Tool Kits

Discussion in 'A+' started by mickaveli2001, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. mickaveli2001

    mickaveli2001 Byte Poster

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    I was getting through my CompTIA A+ AIO guide, and was at the part where it says it's best to get a tool kit, and spare PC for observation.

    Do any of you guys know any places on the web that sell kits, which will have the following:

    Flashlight/Torch
    Voltmetre
    Mirror

    within a reasonable affordable price? I seen one at £90 with the above on it, but was wondering if there is a cheaper one out there that someone may know of
     
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  2. dmarsh

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    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=tool+kit

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=33778&doy=31m7&C=SO&U=strat15

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BEL-444754

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=37279&criteria=multimeter&doy=31m7

    http://www.screwfix.com/prods/66910/Electrical/Data-Networking/Tools/LAN-Installation-Tool-Kit

    http://www.b2cshop24.com/en/post-2-...d-motherboard-analyzer-test.html?currency=GBP

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?nex-ca2800

    http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase30.2&prodID=874907

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maglite-Boxed-Mini-Mag-Torch/dp/B0001P0EOQ

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-Power-Supply-Tester-Display/dp/B000T7J672/ref=pd_sbs_ce_5

    Best to build up your own kit, can spend as little or as much as you like really. These are low end items, professional electricians/electrical engineers can have thousands pounds worth of kit.

    Maplins the main consumer electrical shop in the UK, plus theres loads of trade mail order / internet outlets like RS. In the US theres Radioshack and the like, not sure where you're from.

    Theres also ebay, car boot sales, etc.

    You're also probably gonna want things like windows / linux boot disks, general utility programs etc.

    I'm not a PC tech, I just like to tinker with stuff and bought similar stuff when I was younger to learn stuff, these are just ideas, really its upto you to put together a tool kit that you find useful. I'm sure a real PC tech will be along soon to give you more info...
     
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  4. dmarsh

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    This place gives an idea some stuff available :-

    http://www.pctestpro.com/pcdiag.htm

    However you'd need to be a fairly big shop to justify the expense of a £3000 memory tester ! :D
     
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  5. dales

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    Always remember what scotty said "The right tool for the right job", you can start out with cheapy tool kits if you like just to get a feel for what you need and how you work but buying better seperate tools will save you alot of sweat and sliced fingers in the end.

    Also you'll get rather addicted to going in any tool shops for boot sales to see what you can find, or is that just me!?

    http://dales-diary.blogspot.com/search/label/tools
     
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  6. mickaveli2001

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    thanks guys, never thought of RS & Farnell (work has there catalouges) I'm from Scotland in the UK. I wouldn't mind making up my own tool kit, but would prefer buying a readily made tool kit mainly because all the tools would fit precisily into the case, whereas if I bought an empty case if possible - I may not be able to fill it all up with the spesifics I would want to fill it - ie - voltmetre may not fit into an elasticated bit meant for a set of pliers and so on
     
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  7. dmarsh

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    Yeah quality gear is always worth a little extra, but sometimes its best to start off cheap also until you know for sure its for you.

    One tip is look for vanadium steel screwdrivers as they will be harder.

    Theres lots of stuff like ratchets and extenders, adapters, little things to make life easier. Screwdrivers that are insulated etc. Digital devices to save time.

    You'll be surprised whats posible with a basic kit and a little know how however, after all what goods the tool if you don't know how to use it ?

    You can even go all McGuyver ! :biggrin
     
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  8. mickaveli2001

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    I've decided just to buy a tool case, and buy pliers, and screwdrivers as I go along - it will make it fun to fill the tool case with tools I feel I need more than others. Now just time to browse around for a good tool case :D

    Got 2 sets of pliers so far - needle nose pliers, and a round 'wire crimp' type of plier
     
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  9. dales

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    laptop bags make half decent tool boxes, got one of those and a plastic one similar in style to this and also a metal one similar to this

    All full to bursting with lovely shiney tools and goodies(plus obviously a sonic screwdriver an essential bit of kit).
     
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  10. mickaveli2001

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    Did you combine all of these into one carry-case of tools? or all seperate carry cases?
     
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  11. dales

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    No they are all seperate tools, the metal one has all my soldering gear in, the laptop case has general tools etc for onsite and off site repairs and my plastic one is my home pc toolkit.
     
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