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Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« on: March 20, 2008, 09:27:20 pm »
I have compiled a list of tools that every airsofter should have.  Ideally you would want to bring these to each game incase repairs are needed.

1 pair needle nose pliers

1 set of Metric hex wrenches (1.5 – 10)

1 set of small screw drivers (Phillips & Flathead)

1 large Phillips head screwdriver

1 large flathead screwdriver

1 set of channel locks

Electrical tape

Silicon Oil (Spray or drip)

2 rags

Gear grease

Cylindar grease

1 pair of scissors

If you have additional suggestions please feel free to add them.
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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 03:14:50 pm »
I also recommend a small soldering iron, a cheap pair of wire-strippers, a dental pick, two long-handled narrow T-wrenches (very LONG hex keys) or long screwdrivers for disassembling and re-assembling gearboxes without detonations (Tostah knows what the dental pick can do. It works better on a CA Version 2 shell, but it helps a lot on the E1 shell, too), a flashlight, a small C-clamp or vise for flush-fitting assembly pins (more critical with gas guns, but still handy with AEGs. DON'T EVER FORCE ANYTHING YOU'RE NOT 100% CERTAIN WILL GO IN. IT'S LIKE SEX. IF IT'S TOO TIGHT, SOMEONE WILL NOT BE HAPPY WHEN YOU"RE THROUGH.), a big magnet (helps for installing screws in hard-to-reach locations. Also for locating steel springs and screws on carpet), a roll of friction tape for fortifying emergency modifications, while being easy and fairly clean to remove later, a black Sharpie for marking old parts versus new parts, and if you can find them, a set of narrow forceps and hemostats. These will become your best friends for holding delicate parts. They're stiff, they're precise, and they lock shut when you want them to.

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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008, 10:15:05 am »
For the screw drivers, I recommend one of those sets that has the universal handle and different types of heads (phillips, flathead, etc.) in a holder. I'll try to take a pic of my toolbox and show you what I mean.

Ducttape can also temp. fix guns. My G3 stock was broken off after a friend slipped on ice at Blast Camp, we just stuck it on, used a half roll of ducttape, and it worked fine...

Also, if you are going to carry this stuff into the field, have some way of keeping it all quiet (I realize the smart thing to do is to leave most of this stuff at the vehicle, but, I'm an advocate for staying in the field  ;)....
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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008, 05:15:38 pm »
Channel locks? What for?
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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 07:23:47 pm »
I say bring a cheap piece of crap gun and not just a pistol, just in case you're gun is beyond field repairs, you can at least have a little fun instead of fixing you're gun all day.
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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 03:22:42 pm »
Yeah, but these are for repairs everywhere. THey make it so that instead of failing miserably using a crappy gun, you can quickly make a simple repair and kick ass for about 15 minutes less.

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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2008, 01:46:56 am »
oh the dental pick....

with this kind of extensive list, I think I need a duffel bag.  Feelgood had a good idea.  I have a "universal" handle and different heads to interchange.  It only cost me 13 bucks at Lowe's  and had about 20 different heads...some you might not even need, but you never know.  (Not trying to diss on Menards redtail *ahem*)

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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008, 09:55:30 pm »
That's alright, To, I just got a job at Lowe's anyway.

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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2008, 11:47:43 pm »
lol you working two jobs? or you decide to go high class with lowes?

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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008, 02:11:04 pm »
Wanted to...
Menard's has been systematically screwing me over since I joined 'em.

However, the fact is, I actually didn't just get a job at Lowe's, contrary to my assumption.

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Well, in the meanwhile, if anyone needs gun repairs or modifications, I offer customization and repairs at a reasonable price.

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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008, 09:08:45 pm »
I'll say thats alot of stuff if you combine redtails list. It alomost makes you feel invincible.
 

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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008, 09:34:02 pm »
Redtails list is for the more mechanically inclined.  I honestly think you can get away with the basic list for general maintenance and repairs.
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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2009, 03:34:41 am »
Although not much of a repair kit--Dremels are a great airsoft tool.

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Re: Airsofters Basic Tool Kit
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2009, 07:25:36 am »
Redtails list is for the more mechanically inclined.  I honestly think you can get away with the basic list for general maintenance and repairs.
I think for FIELD repairs Chavez's list is more than enough. If you are considering soldering on the hood of someone's car at a game, you should probably use a backup or borrow a gun from someone.