I have been asked by a few what things I have at my workbench and I decided to make a page that will be a list of tools and “what nots” that reside on or around my workbench. Most of the stuff I have is used with every project one way or another. There are necessities and also some “nice to have” tools that I have collected over time. I made the mistake when I got started by spending 80% of my start-up money on parts and 20% on tools. If I were to do it all over I would have flipped that percentage. This does not mean that you need to buy all Swiss made hand tools or a $500 soldering station. If you want to get top of the line tools don’t let me stop you, I just found that Harbor Freight $3.99 flush cutters will not hold up as well as a $13.00 Xcelite pair. I am now replacing half of my hand tools with a little better built ones since in a year’s time I have dulled or broke my others.
Take a look at the page here or click on Workbench from the menu at the top of the page.