The Tool Post

Here’s a nice little list of some essential tools, with my suggestions.


A good multi meter is essential.  This is my choice.

FLUKE 15B+ F15B+ Auto Range Digital Probe Multimeter



Digital calipers are nice – non conductive plastic ones are a smart move.

Starrett 799A-6/150 Digital Caliper

Wiha 41101 Digital Caliper


For crimping large lugs –

Forney 57637 Lug Crimping Tool


318xd8ctzLLIf brute force doesn’t work, you’re not using enough:

Central Hydraulics 12 Ton Shop Press 


Making connections…

Soldering Iron kit


…and sealing them up.

Heat Gun


Portable hacksaw power



’nuff said.

BFH (Big —- Hammer)


Wire sizes and funny numbers…

Wire Gauge