Composite Aircraft Toolkit
This is "The Big Deal"
We got together with Wicks Aircraft Supply and came up with a list of composite builders tools that you've just got to have, we've kept a close eye on which tools we really use all the time over the last few years, we have tried many but some we use almost every day.
The kind folks at Wicks sharpened their pencils and skinnied their prices down on this set of tools and even gave it a special part number; SKU# CozyGirrrl-tools
The Fein Multimaster Single Speed-MSX636-2START
But wait! There's More!
The SmartTool Smart Level -SMA-2
For our purposes the Smart Level is used in conjunction with a 48" beam level that the Smart Level quickly screws into. The unit can be used by itself as a small torpedo level. This will tell you degrees by the 10th of a degree and even indicate which way to move. It has memory and beep mode for when you are exactly horizontal or vertical. Very handy when you are under the fuselage shimming to get it zeroed.
48 Inch Beam Level with cutout for the Smart Level-PR2-48
Want to go broke $0.80 at a time? Then keep buying sandpaper. The only sandpaper you will need to build your canard will be 36 grit and some for finishing, otherwise these Permagrit tools will outlast your first two planes and do a whole lot of things sandpaper cannot do. These are "use everyday tools"8 Piece Contour File Set, Course Grit -SET8C
Sanding Block, 560mm, Course one side, fine on other -SB560
[ picture of B560 not available, like WB140 above but 22" long, square ends ]Permagrit Drum, Course Grit -RF3C
Permagrit Domehead Drum, Course Grit -RF5C
Permagrit Rod Drum, Course Grit -RF6C
Stanley Decimal Tape Measure -61-112
You get all of this
for under $700.00, you get it all from one place and one shipping charge.
We have personally checked around on the net for prices and these are competitive.
Note: In order to help out builders we have worked with Wicks Aircraft supply to put together a kit of tools we used every day or consider so essential to composite aircraft building we (and several other builders) feel we cannot do without them. Wicks has enthusiastically supported us in this effort. While it may be possible to shop the net and get a better price here and there, realize you will more than make up for the savings in additional shipping and handling charges. Wicks supports it's builders; they ask us what we think they should carry, then they stock it, please support your suppliers!
"This is an arts and crafts thing"