Where can I get more PC repair tools? :)

By acidosmosis ยท 9 replies
May 6, 2003
  1. I'm arranging a toolbox full of misceallaneous things to use with modding PC's and other uses.

    I've searched lots of different websites for tools that may come in handy. If you know of any places that I can obtain these kinds of things let me know.

    At the moment my toolbox consists of the following:

    23 peice Tool-Kit set from www.kdcomputers.com

    Soldering iron stand

    7 function multimeter

    Case Nibblers

    17 3mm LED's

    I also need a good toolbox to put these things in. I plan on adding other things such as Arctic Silver 3, and Epoxy later on.

    The toolbox has to be a decent size but not TOO big. Something I can lug around and fit all these items into.

    I thought about going to some places nearby like Lowes and Walmart to see if I could find anything, but I haven't gone yet.

    Website links and ideas requested.
  2. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    I really hate to be the one to say this but here goes:
    When I am in search of PC Repair tools, I can usually find them at my local computer store. Places like Best Buy, PC World and Circuit City are bound to have something that'll tickle your fancy. Remember - The best deals are not always found online ;) .

    I hope you find the toolbox and right tools that you need :grinthumb !
  3. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

    timmoore: yea I know lol, just been so lazy lately. I need to get out to WalMart, Lowes, etc and take a look at some things. Actually... I'm going to do that right after work. Hmmm...
    I'll letcha know what I find that "tickles my fantasy"...... er fancy! :-D
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    The best toolboxes are either a large Plano tacklebox(like you'd use for fishing tackle) Or a Paramedic box(its pretty much like the tacklebox but usually bigger and has more compartments) I use a large Plano for mine, I also have some small mini boxes that hold small parts like screws and jumpers. I do much more than just PC repair, so I keep lots of small components on hand. As far as tools, you pretty much have the essentials covered. Something that can come in handy is a cordless Dremel tool, the flexible shaft for a Dremel is also a very handy item to have.
    I'd also recommend a better DMM than the one you linked to. I wouldn't put much trust into a meter that cost $9. Have a look at these http://www.fluke.com or http://www.elexp.com/am_simp.htm
    these are a little cheaper but still good quality
  5. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

    StormBringer: You think there is anyway I can test the multi-meter once I get it to see how accurate it is?

    btw, thanks for the links.
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Yes, with a known accurate meter. The main problem with cheap meters is they don't last very long and they are made from low quality components, so they degrade in accuracy fairly quickly.
  7. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

    Hmm.. well it was $8 so I guess it will do for a while until I buy something better. I'll check Ebay for those Greenlee MM you mentioned. They look promising so I'll watch Ebay for a few weeks till I find a good deal. :)
  8. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    Tom's Hardware had an article about this a few months ago...
  9. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

    Just got a nice toolbox at WalMart and put all my stuff in that, and ordered a few small things. Also went to radio and grabbed some small files to use with soldering, and some resistors.

    I'm good to go for now :)
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

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