Tools Required

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  1. Clare - E3D

    Clare - E3D Active Member
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    Tools required for BigBox assembly:
    • Hammer
    • 4mm drill bit
    • 3mm drill bit
    • side-cutters
    • large flat-tip screwdriver, or large pozi drive
    • Flat tip screwdrivers (small and medium size)
    • Hobby Knife
    • M2 Allen Key/screwdriver
    • M3 Allen key/screwdriver
    • M4 Allen key/screwdriver
    • scissors
    • 30cm ruler
    • Needle-nose pliers
    • Lighter or other safe heat source
    • ** edit: add a small file
    Recommended extra kit:
    • Multi-meter
    • Print removal tool, such as putty knife/pallet knife
    • Digital vernier calipers
    • Ceramic screwdriver
    • Brass bristled brush
    • Tweezers
    :)
     
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    Clare, thanks very much for this.

    Do you know what size Ceramic screwdriver you require.
     
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    Great, Thanks, I think I have got one somewhere.
     
  6. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    @Clare - E3D We need metric drill bits? Those aren't super common in the land across the sea... What are they needed for?
     
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    Hammer and drill-bits? I'd also be interested in what those are required for. Sounds like I could make quite a mess of the construction with tools like that!
     
  8. Richard Barbosa

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    What about the drill?
     
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    For those folks in the US, if you need metric drill bits, amazon has a reasonably inexpensive set in stock (ironically British) by Dormer that includes these sizes. Unfortunately the Grizzly Ti bit set is out of stock (and out on Grizzly as well) so here is the set
     
  10. Clare - E3D

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    No drill is required! The bits are just for a cheeky bit of reaming...and around 1/8th inch is ok, doesn't have to be metric measurements :)
     
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    Just for future reference, McMaster-Carr carries metric bits for $1.50/each.
     
  12. Henry feldman

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    Everybody thinks our revolution was over taxation without representation in parliament and colonial rights, but in reality it was the colonists wanted to specify their heated-bed size in perch, that their filament could be purchased by the furlong or slug, and they could purchase their SLA resin by the hogshead! Imperial units forever!!! Although in fairness the last time I was riding in the UK, the stable asked me how many Stone I weighed and some road signs were in km and some in miles, so...
     
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    4mm: #21
    3mm: #31 or 1/8"
     
  14. Sgllama

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    Ugh - I've got all those tools *except* for the ceramic screwdriver: if I'd spotted E3D stocked one I'd've added it to my BigBox order - probably too late to get included in the same box :-(
     
  15. elmoret

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    The ceramic screwdriver isn't terribly critical, you can also adjust the steppers with the power off. A bit slower, but no need for the nonconductive screwdriver that way.
     
  16. eca

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    A normal screwdriver works well too, but it is like playing Doctor, don't touch the edges ;) . If you have a bit of shrink tubing to insulate the metal shaft of the screwdriver that can help too.
     
  17. Henry feldman

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    The super cheap ones (plastic actually) are a couple of dollars at our local electronics store. If you don't need super durable, those will work.
     
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    OK who has been posting from Clare's account?!!
     
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    You forgot our favourite unit the "Foot Ferkin/cubic second" a measure of how quick it is to get to the bottom of the barrel of monkeys! o_O Us Brits did know how to confuse the world . . . and still do!!!
     
  20. Henry feldman

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    Yeah, but you gave us proper pubs, so all is forgiven...
     
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