Category Archives: Tools

New Test Equipment Day!

I’ve added a new analysis system to my stereo bench…the Audio Precision System One. Amplifier measurements just got a whole lot more precise.

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Use Copper Shielding Tape to Protect Dial Strings from Hot Tools [Tips and Tricks]

Dial strings are, quite frankly, about the worst things in the world. They’re usually a complex and finicky mechanical system parked right in the middle of an otherwise straightforward electrical project, and if a string breaks good luck getting it … Continue reading

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Getting Started With Vintage Radio and Electronics: Basic Tools for the Hobbyist

A few people have asked me variations of  “What tools do I need to fix my first radio?”, “What do I need to put together this soldering kit?”, and such. It’s not as simple as you might think. There’s a … Continue reading

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