Tools generally fall into two groups: those which can be borrowed and those which can be used only in the Build Lab. Below is a brief list of those items, but if you need a particular tool and don't see it listed, always ask before buying it yourself.

Tools that can be borrowed

  • Hammers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Small handsaws and hacksaws
  • Wrenches
  • Foam cutters
  • Vise grips, channel locks, etc.
  • Pliers
  • Digital tape measures
  • Rulers, squares, speed squares, combination squares, framing squares
  • Bar clamps
  • Xacto knives
  • "The Chopper", for cutting balsa and bass sticks with a high degree of accuracy
  • Sockets
  • Heavy-duty staplers
  • Tape measures, from 25' to 100'
  • Scissors
  • Extension cords
  • Pry bars of various sizes

Tools available for use in the Build Lab (only)

  • Cordless drills/drivers, impact wrenches, right-angle drivers
  • Any corded tool (i.e., circular/Skil saws, drivers, sanders, jig saws, orbital and belt sanders, grinders)
  • Files
  • Chisels, both cold steel and wood