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Pending Deliveries

  • WD40
  • Silicone Grease
  • Dupont crimps
  • Desoldering needles

Small Stuff

What small items does the lab need? You can help by doing the research and listing the best item, price and quantity. Preferred suppliers are CPC, Farnell, Amazon and eBay.

TODO / Source:

  • Decent side cutters


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CN19675,5, 3.5mm connectors for shop
AV11139,2, 3.5mm connectors for tablecable (and one for allie) 


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  • 0603 SMT resistors/caps
  • I2C LCD adapter (re-stock for Tim)


  • Replacement Metcal soldering tip?




  • Coffee
  • Pepsi Max


Small Tools

Tool Cost
VDE tools (screwdrivers, pliers, cutters, voltage tester) £26.99 or £49.39
Combination spanners, replacement/spares
Hole reamer £20 or £48

Health and Safety

Tool Cost
PAT Tester £260
PAT Labels £26
First aid kit, eye wash stations £120
Chemical storage cabinet £150-250
RCD sockets for G14 electronics area (8 twin sockets) See below
Workshop Aprons, decent quality waxed canvas - best 2 of them £16.99
Laser Safety Goggles £25

Better safety overspectacles:

The only prescription safety glasses site that actually mentions pricing:

Fire Extinguishers

Makita 18V Cordless System

There is some support for the lab to start purchasing good quality cordless tools. Makita seems the most popular option, with a single system being desirable for sharing of batteries. These purchases will be postponed until we have suitable secure storage. Purchases have started where there were good price opportunities.

Purchased already:

Dual charger
4x 5.0Ah batteries
DJV181Z jigsaw
DTD154Z impact driver
DGA517 angle grinder
DHS680 circular saw
DCL180Z vacuum
DHP484 Drill
DBO180Z orbital sander

Wanted, in approximate priority order…

Tool Cost Notes
DHP481 combi drill £159 Heavy-duty option but weighs 50% more
DTM51 oscillating multi-tool £105
DHP484 DHP485 DDF484 DDF485 drill (lighter) £90-100

Other suggestions: die grinder, router/trimmer, planer.


  • RMJ suffix = with battery
  • Z suffix = tool body only
  • DDF = drill drivers (no hammer mode)
  • DHP = combi drill (with hammer mode)
  • DHP481 (heavy and powerful model, Tim K has one)
  • DHP484 (intermediate model) replaces DHP480
  • DHP485 (intermediate model) replaces DHP459
  • DHP484 is slightly heavier and stronger than DHP485, but not by much

Impact Bit Sets:

Air compressor


  • Big enough to serve multiple users in multiple rooms
  • Quiet enough for the workshop, or able to be boxed-in with acoustic panels
  • Air lines to other rooms

Cheap-Powerful-Quiet: pick two. Tim suggests that we go for a quiet oil-less 25-50L system. It would be sufficient for adhoc dust blowing, nail guns and other low-power tools, but not for heavy-duty tools (sanding, die-grinders, impact drivers). We have Makita for those.

Optionally, run a hose to G14 and we could get a pnuematic glue/solder-paste dispenser for SMD work.

Orazio 24L compressor £130 (£240 for 45L model). This is a cheap Chinese option. Reviews are mostly okay, but there might be some quality control issues where we have to make minor fixes before use.


  • Better bandsaw, probably Startrite
  • Planer-thicknesser-jointer

Electronics (G14)


  • 4x twin RCD sockets on each side of the room
  • 2x network ports on each side of the room
  • Replace socket nearest sink with an RCD socket, use the original to replace faulty socket on the other wall
  • Install FCU for door controller

We already have 1 FCU in the store room.



  • CEF £119.43 arriving 2020-02-10
  • Screwfix £146.19
  • Total £265.62


purchases.txt · Last modified: 2020-10-17 22:00 by cazagen