(Topic ID: 229416)

Favorite Tools


By Mogg

1 year ago



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  • 37 posts
  • 25 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by fxdwg
  • Topic is favorited by 11 Pinsiders

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    #1 1 year ago

    What is your favorite tool to work with on a pin and why? Looking for the best of tool for gift ideas and insights. I have a few, I wonder what I’m missing out on.

    #2 1 year ago

    A proper soldering station has been very helpful for board work.

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    #3 1 year ago

    My favo for riots is a short, weighted, baton.

    LTG : )

    #4 1 year ago

    LOL. I have been using this extending screwdriver a lot.

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    #5 1 year ago

    I just tore down WPT and used an 11-1 Greenlee screwdriver for almost everything.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    My favo for riots is a short, weighted, baton.
    LTG : )

    Favorite tool. LTG advice. Literally and figuratively. Actually I think his name is Llyod the tool. jk

    #8 1 year ago

    I was really hoping for pictures that got up or downvoted as a popularity guide.

    I could have a engraved baton made for Lloyd, so the goose logo stays on person a few days

    #9 1 year ago

    Yeah I admit Ive been misspelling that word for years. I forgot how it’s actually spelled.

    #10 1 year ago

    I can’t take a picture of my favorite tool!!!!

    #11 1 year ago

    Ratcheting Wrenches make quick work of leg removal.

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    Ratcheting Nut Drivers work great for the little stuff around the playfield.

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    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mogg:

    Yeah I admit Ive been misspelling that word for years. I forgot how it’s actually spelled.

    You made it way better than the usual favorite tool thread !

    LTG : )

    #13 1 year ago

    My small flat nosed Klein pliers has been my favorite since 1972.

    LTG : )

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    #14 1 year ago

    Hakko 808 Desoldering Gun. I can't imagine working on pins without it. Makes such a clean and easy removal of unwanted solder. Leaves the part looking like new.

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    #15 1 year ago

    Hakko desoldering gun and proper solder station for sure, but those are pricy for gifts.

    My favorite gadgets when I've got a play field raised are my magnet on a telescoping wand, and my led work lamp with a magnetic base and bendy arm.

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from cpr9999:

    I can’t take a picture of my favorite tool!!!!

    They make cameras now for taking pictures of really small objects.

    LTG : )

    #17 1 year ago

    Are there already favorite tool threads? I couldn’t find any. I don’t like wasting people’s time.

    #19 1 year ago

    Got that camera out for my tool!!

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    #20 1 year ago

    magnet on a stick

    #22 1 year ago

    I like lots of light....old age i guess?

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    #23 1 year ago

    That’s actually very useful

    #24 1 year ago

    The simple tools always have the most value.

    1 A Nice set of nut drivers Long
    2 A nice set collection of simple screwdrivers
    3 Lots of microfiber towels

    A step up with several machines time to add a good solder station, a BD power screw driver, and a playfield rotisserie.

    #25 1 year ago

    ://www.walmart.com/ip/Pick-Up-Tool-Magnetic/187057156?

    Magnet pick up tool

    #26 1 year ago

    I have all my tools that I use regularly posted on my website

    http://www.pinballsupernova.com/tools.html

    #27 1 year ago

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pick-Up-Tool-Magnetic/187057156

    For trk12fire Magnetic tool....

    Have one also. sweet

    #28 1 year ago

    Here’s a few I use pretty often:

    Captive spring hook:
    Jonard M-145/5 Captive Spring Hook, 7" Length (Pack of 5) amazon.com link »

    Leaf adjuster (buy two, they break):
    https://www.pinballlife.com/ultimate-leaf-adjuster-tool.html

    LED light with magnetic bottom:
    Cat CT1000 Pocket COB Light – Brilliantly Bright 175 Lumen COB LED Flood Beam Pocket Work Light, Black/Yellow amazon.com link »

    My favorite soldering iron for field repairs - heats fast, reliable, works great with eneloop rechargeables:
    Hakko FX-901/P Cordless Soldering Iron amazon.com link »

    #29 1 year ago
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    #30 1 year ago

    Very useful and very cheap. Great for removing stuck playfield glass and also removing slide out backglasses. Especially bingo backglasses where you want to gently pull the glass towards you as you slide it out to prevent scratches from the glass sliding against the light board. 4 bucks at Harbor Freight.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/4-1-2-half-inch-diameter-suction-cup-40993.html

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    #32 1 year ago

    O-din

    #33 1 year ago

    A nice multimeter with a large backlight display, a switch adjustment tool, a flexstone, rubbing alcohol, Q-tips, and a few jumper wires with alligator clips. I can fix/identify soooo many issues with such simple tools.

    #34 1 year ago

    A magnetic bit holder screw driver.
    Never drop a screw again and if you do you can pick it up with the magnetic tip.

    #35 1 year ago

    Other than the hand tools listed above, my absolute must-have tool is my magnetic parts bowl. They're often a freebie giveaway at Harbor Freight with a super coupon.

    I have 2 or 3 stuck to the siderail of a game I'm shopping out. Acorn nuts and star posts in one, long metal posts in another, and so on. Keeps the parts within reach, and keeps the metal parts from falling out.

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    #36 1 year ago

    My fluke 115 is my favorite tool! Use it at work as well as home.

    #37 1 year ago

    best flashlight ever!!

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