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What would you say are the top 10 tools that every saxophone repair tech needs?
10 good digitsWhat would you say are the top 10 tools that every saxophone repair tech needs?
Wasn't sure if a razor blade was a tool.Paul you cant count, theres 11 and not a screwdriver in sight
I use a dental lab micromotor unit with burs, diamond wheels, polishers etc far more than I use ball peen hammer, or round nose pliers (actually never!), burnishers (almost never) or snips (almost never).So what I'm hearing is: screwdrivers, ball peen hammer, rawhide mallet, round nose and needle nose pliers, a couple screwdrivers, snips, burnishing tools, razor knife/blade, a good small screwdriver, pad slick, spring tool, small screwdriver, micro butane torch... oh, and a really good set of small screwdrivers!
Thanks that helps me fill some gaps in my tools selection!
This is tricky. I can think of more than a few really cheap tools that I use all the time and are important like a sharp knife/razor, small plastic/brass brush, etc. Almost anyone can easily get those things. I can also think about pretty expensive tools that I would include as some of my most important, but you could get many cheaper tools for the same cost. I would definitely say both my micromotor and my nail scissors are very important to me. So it is not so simple since you might include a $2,000 tool and a $2 in the list of most important tools.I realize this is a hugely open ended question! I just wanted to get a feel for the most used tools in the shop so I can start building my collection. I don't have the $$ right now to build an entire collection so I needed somewhere to start. I'm sure I will expand as the need arises in various areas.