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What would make tiny electronics repair more comfortable?

My husband likes to take electronics apart and put them back together (cameras, smart phones etc.). Right now his setup is ridiculous: he works (mostly) over a big tupperware container to catch the screws that fall into it, unless they fall on the floor, and he holds the flashlight on his iPhone with one hand while trying to wrestle tiny screws into place with the other hand. There has to be a better way; this looks painful. what can i buy him to improve his setup (lights, magnifiers, other things i haven't thought about)? What do you use in your efficient and effective home repair shops?
posted by andreapandrea on Apr 14, 2015 - 27 answers

Where would I find someone who makes single use tools?

Basically I'm looking for whoever the engineer or engineering company would be that creates some kind of specific tool for a one off specific job. Like the Space Needle is built and finished and then, out of nowhere, you need to change a nut and bolt out that was never supposed to be changed. And to do it you need a 40 foot, weirdly angled wrench. Who would build that? And is there a name for the kind of field or specialty this is?
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 20, 2015 - 17 answers

Got the bike. What tool should I get?

I just bought a bike, and now I need a killer multitool. [more inside]
posted by pdb on Feb 2, 2015 - 16 answers

Tool me up, please.

Help a homeowner spend $500 to expand his basic tool collection. What will give me the most value and use for my money? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 10, 2012 - 30 answers

Where can I find a good starter kit for motorcycle maintenance/repair tools?

I just purchased a Suzuki SV650 and I want to know where I can find a starter tool kit for maintaining the motorcycle. I bought a Haynes Service Manual/Handbook and want to regularly maintain the bike myself. Changing oil, check spark plugs, air filter, tire pressure, drive chain wear, etc... I would rather not buy all the tools separately one by one as that would not only be more time consuming but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7 on Apr 13, 2010 - 14 answers

What bike tools do I need?

A good all-in-one bicycle tool set? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Mar 12, 2010 - 18 answers

Replacement parts for an old Craftsman saw?

Where can I get replacement parts for an old Craftsman radial arm saw? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jul 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Which compact multi-tool is best for my new IT job?

Which compact multi-tool is best for my new IT job? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Jan 13, 2007 - 20 answers

Fixing vintage Cookmaster stove/oven

I have a 1940s/50s-era Cookmaster stove and oven. Four burners, white, with stove and warming compartment. It's in great shape, with one problem: whenever I light the pilot light to turn on the oven, a few seconds later there's a "WHOOOMP!" sound - surely some gas build-up lighting - and then the oven is on, and it works fine. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Aug 17, 2005 - 11 answers

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