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[Dec. 12th, 2003|08:04 pm]
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Okay, I need suggestions for tools to get for my ME/EE (mechanical engineering/electrical engineering) uncle. He has a serious collection of badass classic cars, including two of these. He's opposed to the idea of computers in general, but he's definitely an electronic gadget fan. I figured I'd get him the coolest tool I could think of, and I came up with one of these. It's the best way I've ever seen to strip wires. As long as you know the diameter of the wiring itself, one squeeze on it will strip the jacketing without severing one of the strands. I used it to do that fan speed resistor pack fix, the one where I glued an Athlon heatsink to my car. I know he has to come along wires to strip occasionally in his hobbies, but I don't know if it's the right gift. Anybody have a hand tool that rocks your sock(ets)?

[User Picture]From: recovry
2003-12-12 09:04 pm (UTC)
I dunno if these exist beyond the realm of audio, but what about one of those little battery-powered pocket cable testers? You use them to test for shorts or failures in a cable before you go to use them.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2003-12-13 12:35 pm (UTC)
That's pretty good, but it's the kind of thing he would make if he needed.
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