Thanks to everyone who sent in e-mails and pictures of their old warhorses and shiny new friends following our last crowdsourced tools collection. Here are a few more of our favorites from among your submissions, as well as some supplemental staff choices, including one of my own, thrown in at the end for good measure. Thanks for sharing, and please keep ‘em coming!
The Unknown Screwdriver - John Baichtal
"This is an unbranded ratcheting screwdriver from the bargain bin at my local big box hardware store. It's cheap, so I can abuse it in ways my lovely SuperKrome ratcheting screwdriver is just too good for."
Solder Sucker - Sam Freeman
"My personal favorite of the many metal-cased solder suckers we use in the lab. It's like a physical version of the 'Undo' button for electronics projects."
Husky Brand Tape Measure - Nick Normal
"This Husky 16' tape measure is an old friend. The rubberized case comfy, the tape is clearly marked in SAE in metric, and the tip is magnetized so you can use it to retrieve lost hardware behind the bench."
Printable Adhesive-Back Labels - Sean Ragan
"I use these all the time to design panels in software, print them out, and stick them to raw stock. Then all you have to do is cut to the lines. Huge time saver and accuracy-improver over manual layout."
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