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wish you well. all above are good advice. I have been doing this for 16 years and all I can add is everytime i look in my box i think "what the heck am i carrying that around for?". sure enough next tour I find out why! lol

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Thanks for the replys gang....tells me I'm currently on the right track...but have a long way to go. Keep em comming....or lemme know if you have some tool that you use all the time that you don't see others using.

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I think over the years you will find that the number one tool is a very good stainless steel pen and a leatherman. Skydrol doesn’t melt them and if the pen is nice enough you will always get it back. The leatherman has a can opener on it!! Enough said. B)

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Carry what you will use. You can't be expected to do overhauls out of a bush box. I know several senior engineers that carry a screwdriver an adjustable and cutters. Just be sure to protect your ears BECAUSE I CAN'T HEAR ANYMORE!

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also look into those adjustables made by knipex that snap-on sells best tool I bought in a while use mine for everything. a bit pricy I think about 120. a good set of vernier calipers is nice to have in your box. and don't forget a little container to put cotter pins in.

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If you are likely going to be doing real field work look at getting a cordless soldering gun. Don't get the mini one's a full sized weller pyropen is best.

Hopefully you get some time in the shop first as there are a handful of tools that you have to make.

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A lot of great replies... I wouldn't worry too much about showing up with many tools for your first job though cause as has been mentioned, what you need will depend on what you are doing..

 

What I've done for years with new apprentices, is get them to keep a list of what they borrow and every time they borrow the same item, put a tick next to it.. Next payday, buy what has the most ticks next to it.. That way you are sure to get what you use the most right away..

 

Hope this helps.. and good luck.. :punk:

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