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Still Untitled Supplemental: Adam's Inexpensive Beginner's Toolkit

By Will Smith

On the March 26 episode of Still Untitled, Adam shared his essential starter toolkit with us. Here's the list, boiled down, with links (where possible).

Knowing what tools to purchase when you're a fledgling maker is tough, especially if you're on a tight budget. And building a tool collection can get downright pricey--the price swing from a cheap version of a tool to the expensive version can be massive. On the March 26 edition of Still Untitled, Adam, Norm, and I came up with a universal list of tools to put in a cheap toolkit for beginners.

You should really listen to the whole show for context, but the short version is that you shouldn't be afraid to start out with inexpensive or used tools when you start out. I've also broken out the optional, but recommended upgrades or enhancements to the kit. Some of the optional items are only applicable to people who are into electronics or woodworking, while some are simply a bit more expensive than we'd put in a beginner kit.

One last note: we almost certainly forgot something important and obvious, so please post our omissions in the comments below. And please, be nice.

Optional Tools and Upgrades