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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.

Allen Gregory
K. Verdeyen
B. Simons
A. Spears
E. Morrison
  • 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.

C. Cash
V. Pham
  • Something simple, but gets very handy: a rubber mallet. Could never build a robot without one.

N. Coussens
  • 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.

B. Leverette

R. Stockton
J. Zondag
P. Francis
J. Chong
J. Killian
I. Rife
R. Oakley
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