Tool Time!

Sam Petrov sits at his workbench and smiles for a photo

Photo by Timur Gavrilenko

Here’s a “shopping list” that covers the essential items I have at my workbench to help me make things, broken down my category.

As with everything I share, if you have tools you prefer or think are worth sharing with the community, feel free to contribute. This is not a comprehensive nor “universal” list, but hopefully it provides an outline of general tools that will make your life easier as a maker. (Items within each category below are not sorted in any particular order.)

3D Printing

Bambu Lab X1C with AMS (I own two)
Textured PEI Plate

Supplemental Components
Circular Magnets
Rectangular Magnets


SDI & Ethernet


General Purpose

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