What do you need to get started? A place to work, something to hold the pieces being worked on, and a few basic tools will allow you to make a surprising number of quite complicated things. Of course, the better the workspace and the tools, the easier many tasks will become. As with all hobbies, it is best to start with the basics and try your hand. If you are having fun and making progress, you will find it far easier to justify each acquisition of more and better tools and equipment.
The following list of tools is basic, and by no means comprehensive. You may need only a few of them, so we've tried to give the list some sort of "priority" based on what we find useful. Your priorities may be different, depending on what you're trying to do.
• Safety goggles
• Ruler, marked in both inches and centimeters.
• Hacksaw, with fine metal-cutting blade.
• Screwdrivers, both flat and Phillips head (cross-head).
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