11-13-2017, 09:31 PM
The tools you can't get through FRC build season without?
What are the tools you can't get through FRC build season without (or wouldn't want to)?
I asked another question on Facebook and here are the answers. I tried my best to compile the best bits of the conversation and remove duplicates, etc but I probably missed some stuff.
- We use a Dewalt DW328 with a stand from Swag Offroad, been our best tool since 2016
- Clecos! I'm always amazed how many people don't know what they are. We don't do sheetmetal but we use a TON of versaframe and they're great for that too.
- Something simple, but gets very handy: a rubber mallet. Could never build a robot without one.
- Clevis and air rivet gun cannot be stressed enough. Also never enough Allen key sets for when students inevitably use them. Quality diagonal cutters. Also just a brass cylinder is super useful whenever you need to bang on something but don't want a mallet. Put a counterbore into one end of the brass cylinder and it's really nice for when you need to tap on the outer race of a bearing or something.
Last edited by AllenGregoryIV : 11-13-2017 at 11:21 PM.