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  • http://ka1axy.wordpress.com ka1axy

    CLASS III — for when it needs a bit of persuading. A large hammer, prybar and wrench. Pretty much all you need, right there. :-)

    (except, of course, for a replacement bolt for the one you stripped — no Lowes nearby)

  • http://www.paperbagcowboy.com Charles Johnson

    I love this – you almost expect to see hydrospanners and sonic-screwdrivers, maybe a tricorder for debugging; but a big orange hammer, a pipe wrench and a crowbar – that’s just awesome.
    I am so glad the tape measure is metric – our system of measurement is really the only embarrassing thing about being American.

    • Will

      Metric, Imperial, Smoots. Who cares, so long as you can agree on units? I am not the least bit embarrassed to use traditional human-centered units of measure.

      • Simon

        You are also not a scientist in an international laboratory expected to conform to set standards; or maybe you are, and in that case I apologize.

  • Keith Neufeld

    Anyone else nervous about the thought of using a file to produce fine dust in a zero-gravity environment?

  • http://www.certoclav.com Moritz

    Does anyone have a good source for these foam shapes? I want to organize my tools like this. Just too cool.

    • Peter M

      Moritz,

      You can make them yourself with a foamcutter, and high density foam.

  • http://www.neatinformation.com Phil

    They make look like ordinary tools, but they aren’t. The hammer is hollow and filled with buckshot. That compensates for microgravity – otherwise when you hit something with an ordinary hammer you’d fly backwards with the same inertia. The crowbar is made from beryllium-copper to prevent sparking. Those are the two most obvious differences I can think of. But some of the tools are ordinary tools with the addition of a Velcro tab to permit them to be temporarily put aside without floating off.

  • http://gravatar.com/digitalmaddog Chad

    Awesome that they use SNAP-ON tools — and that they are the older versions of the handle ( one of the best in my opinion) as far as the hammer — i looks like one of the ordinary issue snap-on ball peen — same as mine i use almost every day!!! great stuff — id love to have the drawer full of the sockets torque wrenches and socket wrenches — or at least the layout of it !!!
    awesome!!