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

Protective Gloves

Fan/ Ventilation

Plug in Tools

I heavily recommend that when any power tool is not in use it is unplugged or switched off at the mains.

Heat Gun

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.

Precision Knife

Craft Knife(s)

Metal Ruler(s)

Sandpaper

Replacement Knife Blades

Cutting Mat

Sanding Block

Metal Straws

Knife Sharpener

Metal Cookie Cutters

Paintbrushes

Consumable Items

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.

Contact Adhesive

Electrical Tape

Paints

Hot Glue Sticks

Gaffa Tape

Kitchen Roll

Masking Tape

PVA/ White Glue

Jay Cloths

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