what’s everyone’s must have bench gear?
Finally set up a work bench, no more soldering on the coffee table! Starting with bench top power supply suggestions, what’s everyone’s must have bench gear?
[#1] Kent Brown: Kettle 😉
[#2] Phineas-Stephen Gregory: A small amplifier.
[#3] Jacob Whittle: Big vise
[#4] Cody Geisler: Panavise
[#5] Rocky Frees: Now that is how a man cave should be.
[#6] Rocky Frees: Top 3 must haves: Power Supply, Oscilloscope, Meter(s)
[#7] Cooper Logman: some kind of linear bipolar benchtop supply is crucial
[#15] Gary Powell: http://bestdrillpressguide.com/
[#16] Justin Womack: Drill press. Although, if you’ve got a better suited place, losing the worktop space isn’t ideal.
[#18] Scott Leary: Test box & breadboard
[#19] Roberto Zec: very interested in this! I’m doing the same! suggestion for a signal generator?
[#22] Nicholas Laves: Beer fridge
[#23] Aleks Azaric: I would suggest a white workbench, a lot easier to see all your components if it gets messy its just to repaint! Its an easy fix!
[#25] Erich Hochstrasser: Panavise or other PCB holding vise. Did ~7 years of synth and pedal DIY without one and have no clue how I managed. Game changer for sure.
[#26] Casey Anderson: A little clip-on fan to blow the solder fumes out of your nostrils.
[#27] Gavin MacNeil: Better than the dining room table. This happened last night:
[#28] Michael Adams: Bins to store components
[#29] Rick Lee: a home made holder for wire of various colors and solder.
[#31] Bbob Drake: small amp/speaker for testing
[#32] Craig Smith: Some tweezers, a soldering iron and a bench vice. And a Cheeky Girls poster.
[#33] Sébastien Haby: A nail cutter !
[#34] Scott Harvey: Here’s my workspace. I’ve been thinking I need an O-scope, even though I don’t really know how to use one. They’re just cool.
[#35] Phil Tucker: Update! Thanks for all the suggestions!
[#36] Scott Leary: Now you need some posters for the wall!
[#37] Ryan Anthony Cler: an adjustable dual output power supply would be ideal. you could throw one together yourself even.. get a CT transformer, beefy rect diodes, good filter caps, and a good regulator circuit for pos and neg outputs that is adjustable (or regulator IC)