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POLL: Most Used/Useful Non-Specialized Tool? (Round One)


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unknown member writes:

I second the Dremel. How I ever managed without one, I'll never know.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
wax paper
15
1%
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2-inch flat-head nails
11
1%
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tweezers
102
6%
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Leatherman tools
20
1%
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popsicle sticks
86
5%
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paint-stirring sticks
7
0%
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paintbrush
96
6%
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measuring tape
43
3%
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craft paint
35
2%
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Elmer's Glue
75
5%
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scalpels
29
2%
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Stanley knife
34
2%
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riffler files
12
1%
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spring-loaded clamps
9
1%
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corks
4
0%
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dental tools
31
2%
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dressmakers pins
3
0%
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baby powder
3
0%
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plastercine
5
0%
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Legos
8
1%
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florist wire
23
1%
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electrical wire
3
0%
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copper pipe
1
0%
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plastic drinking cups
0
0%
 
lolipop sticks
11
1%
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alligator clips
6
0%
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doublesided tape
4
0%
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35mm film vials
10
1%
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coffee stir sticks
16
1%
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Q-tips
10
1%
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make-up swaps
1
0%
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emery boards
17
1%
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JB Weld
6
0%
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washers
38
2%
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toothpicks
59
4%
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needlenose pliers
43
3%
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box cutter
7
0%
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carpet knife
3
0%
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burnishing tool
0
0%
 
sewing needles
1
0%
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steel ruler
47
3%
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white glue
68
4%
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18mm Olfa Snap-Off bladed knife
1
0%
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notebook
15
1%
bar of chart
Kershaw Leek knife
0
0%
 
Swann-Morton craft knife
5
0%
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screwdriver
7
0%
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beer can cartons
5
0%
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Latex gloves
7
0%
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Tupperware
8
1%
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toothbrushes
10
1%
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bottle tops
16
1%
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paperclips
19
1%
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16 gauge steel wire
3
0%
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Swiss Army knife
11
1%
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sandpaper
15
1%
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paper towels
38
2%
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Dewalt cordless drill
2
0%
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coping saw
1
0%
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toenail clippers
26
2%
bar of chart
rat-tail file
28
2%
bar of chart
piano wire
8
1%
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medicine bottle
3
0%
bar of chart
rare-earth magnets
27
2%
bar of chart
acrylic caulking compound
6
0%
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miniblind slats
1
0%
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blister packs
9
1%
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spray paint
41
3%
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razor saw
17
1%
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flush-cut nippers
43
3%
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X-acto knife
190
12%
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other (explain)
16
1%
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no opinion
11
1%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

unknown member muses...

Looking about my desk today, I came to contemplate the tools of our hobby. When I say 'specialized', what I mean is that it's a tool that can be purchased from a miniature company for the express purpose of gaming (i.e., side cutters, pin vise, Xacto-style knives, files, glues, etc.). If you can buy it from a distributor, it doesn't count. So what item not expressly marketed for gaming purposes do you use the most?

For me, it's wax paper - liner for my wet pallet, and low-stick table cover when gluing and flocking bases. A close second would be flat-head 2" nails that I glue minis to to paint.

(Nominations taken from this pre-poll discussion.)