TOOLS OF THE TRADE
This list is by no means exhaustive, but below are these are the tools I use for my crafting.
Most of these are what I consider the essential tools needed, but there are a few extra nifty things here which I would definitely recommend getting. You don't need a lot.
These are easily available from most hardware, hobby stores or online stores, so no matter where you live, you' should be able to get hold of them.
Personal Protective Equipment
Remember, safety is IMPORTANT.
There is a reason PPE is at the top of the list. Make sure you look after yourself when crafting, especially with fumes and small particulates like foam dust.
Respirator/ Dust Mask
Protective Glasses/ Goggles
First Aid Kit
Plug in Tools
I heavily recommend that when any power tool is not in use it is unplugged or switched off at the mains.
Dremel Rotary Tools
Hot Glue Gun
Soldering Iron/ Wood Engraving Tool
Hand Tools & Equipment
Exact hand tools and equipment is often down to personal preference and what you like to use and work with. These are the basics that I use.
Replacement Knife Blades
Metal Cookie Cutters
Whilst most tools you don't need to replace, there are some things you will need to buy that are consumable and replaced. It helps to know how often you use them so you can budget in when you will need to replace them.