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What's on your tool wish-list? Answered

I love making things. Don't we all?!

I've always got a few tools in mind that I'd love to get next, to help me make better things.

It's part of the fun for me! On my wish-list are various woodcarving tools and a belt sander.

So, what's on your tool wish-list?

What do you need to expand your creativity and making skills?

It could be tools for electronics, workshop, cooking, crafting, etc.

Share your wish-list below!

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Artistikk

7 days ago

For me it's basic stuff like a good soldering iron, glue gun, drill and an electric jigsaw maybe...

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ThirdEarthDesign

25 days ago

For me it's a router, a laser cutter and an x-carve. I can hope Santa will deliver them for me, but maybe I'm on the naughty list !!

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JohnSmith-Workshop

5 weeks ago

I thin that I would be really satisfied with whole hardware store. You really don't know what tool your gonna use next :D

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Millystubbs

27 days ago

To many to name all the tools I'd like and could use!!
Leather crafting tools
Edge beveler
Stitching awls and punches
Rivets and rivet gun
Band saw
The list could go on!
Building and creating is such a vast area to explore and have fun with, possibilities are as endless as your brain can come up with ideas!! Thanks for asking:)

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totosue

4 weeks ago

Hi, Well I love to work with wood, (self taught) building my own household things like tables, Bars, Wine Cabinets, etc.. but all my tools for doing this are shot so I quit building as it takes money for those tools I need to replace such as Sanders, Planers, Dremils, Drills, Air compressor, Pin nailer, Large miter Saw Blade. I could go on, but anyway someday I will get those things again so I can start doing what I did enjoy doing so much. Thanks for asking.

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jardinacidental

4 weeks ago

Either 3D or even a 2D printer will let me play a lot with my little one.

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makendo

4 weeks ago

DSLR. My phone has an amazing camera for its size but is pretty rotten indoors... where most of my making is documented.

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bearjade

4 weeks ago

I would love to receive a laser engraving machines for my kids ( they are disabled young adults ) so the can express themselves an have a little fun.

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Lorddrake

4 weeks ago

short term wishlist : a drill press and a bench grinder

daddy warbucks wishlist : a 3D printer, a cnc router, a laser cutter, a lathe

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attosa

4 weeks ago

A 3D printer, a stand-mixer (I know, I should have one), and a rather modern sewing machine. Mine are old, but not old enough to be cool. ;)

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attosaattosa

Reply 4 weeks ago

Oh, and a bandsaw :D

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jessyratfink

5 weeks ago

Two things I've desperately wanted to add for a bit: a drill press and a belt sander! I feel like I'm always using a handheld drill or sander to the point where I can't feel my hands haha

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velokenneth

5 weeks ago

I would like to get a CNC Router but I could really use a jointer right now.

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tomatoskins

5 weeks ago

I've had a dado stack on my wish list for far too long. Unfortunately I think it's going to stay there for another year.

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Nematic!

5 weeks ago

Currently on my wish list I need an oscilloscope but can't afford right now. If I have one it would be much easier for me to make good educational videos and projects.

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ÁdámM263

5 weeks ago

All the tools you can imagine.

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MissionCritical

5 weeks ago

a creality CR10 3D printer is on my Tools Wish List, also a DIY Drill for PCB would be nice and handy

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dustin_little

5 weeks ago

Ridgid spindle sander. Make my life much easier!

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seamsterdustin_little

Reply 5 weeks ago

Oh yes, it's a fantastic tool. I've had mine for many years and use it all the time. Good choice!!

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chienline

5 weeks ago

A 3D printer. Most of the time I can imagine a shape to fix something or to make a device better or a completely new design for life hacks and a 3D printer is the only tool that can bring my imagination alive. For now, I always seek in trashes for things to be used.
3D printer is getting cheaper and better so maybe I'm going to get one in early 2019 ^_^

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rickharris

5 weeks ago

I thought a bit more - My CAD skills are fairly high, 2 D and 3D using Sketchup so a CNC router, A 3D printer, + the consumables necessary to run them.

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AnghelutaA

5 weeks ago

I'd love getting a osciloscope. I don't really know how to use one,but it wold be fun poking things around and see what results I get

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WarenGonzaga

5 weeks ago

My number wishlist is the 3D Printer and some electronics standard tools like oscillator and some sort of enthusiastic tools for electronics.

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theguymasamato

5 weeks ago

A reliable and easy-to-use 3D printer is right at the top of my wish list. For me, it's important that the tool should work when I need it. My current printer itself is always a small project before I can even work on the actual project. :)

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mtairymdtheguymasamato

Reply 5 weeks ago

I'm finding that as well. Print, clog, mis-print, repair....rinse and repeat.

My local library prints for $.25/gram which is pricey for larger parts. The maker space next door to the library is $.05/gram which is reasonable. Mainly, I like turning the print over to someone else so they can deal with the hassle of the machine.

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theguymasamatomtairymd

Reply 5 weeks ago

Mainly, I like turning the print over to someone else so they can deal with the hassle of the machine.
That is also a good option.

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Yonatan24

5 weeks ago

A large circular saw (my vintage one is drill powered and the blade has more than 1mm or play - scary!)
I need someone to invent a drill bit honing guide, so I can sharpen mine on sharpening stones. I don't understand how people do it by hand - after watching every single YT video on the subject!
A right angle impact driver. For my portable tool kit!

...And much more... None of which I'm going to get! :)

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Yonatan24Yonatan24

Reply 5 weeks ago

*Of play.
That's somewhere around 50 thou.

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randofoYonatan24

Reply 5 weeks ago

Do you have a picture of that saw? I'm curious to see what that looks like?

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Yonatan24randofo

Reply 5 weeks ago

It's basically a corded drill where the chuck in only threaded on (no reverse threads) so it can be removed easily, and when the chuck is removed, it exposes a gear (from the side) that gets locked in the opposite shaped thing... The drill powers a 5" circular saw and a bench grinder.
A good idea, but poorly executed... But with that said I just recently used it to cut some 20mm (3/4") thick acrylic which is really tough stuff.
It's probably around 60 years old (made by Skil).
No pictures, but it's what I used in this (bad, old) video:

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Brian M V

5 weeks ago

I never realized how much i used and needed my belt-sander until it broke last summer... :-( so thats on there!
Besides that; a steady, sturdy, level and big(ger as a plywood-sheet-size) woodworking bench!

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fs woodworking

5 weeks ago

A cnc and a table saw is all I need!

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Matlek

5 weeks ago

A sewing machine!!!

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Yonatan24randofo

Reply 5 weeks ago

What are you planning on using one for? (I'ble link is broken)
I wanted one but realized expansion and contraction would be an issue in the winter/summer months because of humidity changes if I use it for stuff (I wanted to make a wooden bench vise screw).
I figured a steel threaded rod would be much stronger anyway and I could use one that's much smaller.

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randofoYonatan24

Reply 5 weeks ago

I just thought it would be fun to experiment with. Maybe make some light-duty furniture or a lamp. I don't really know, but I think there is some possibility there.

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audreyobscura

5 weeks ago

I've been achin' for a miter saw. I haven't bought one since I moved away from the Bay Area and lost access to shared tools. My arms sure are getting strong from using a hack saw though!

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Yonatan24audreyobscura

Reply 5 weeks ago

Miter saw or metal-cutting chopsaw? Because you said hacksaw...
For a tenth of the price, I highly recommend a Japanese saw. I won mine almost 3 years ago in a contest and still use the original blade and LOVE it!!
And for cutting straight, I made a fairly simple magnetic guide that holds it straight while cutting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDGZmSuTRfE

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mtairymd

5 weeks ago

I’m realizing that I don’t have the patience and/or skill for precision woodworking. I’m considering a CNC router or laser. Due to the price, I think I will try them at my local maker space before deciding to take the plunge.