Flashcards in Additional Tools Deck (17):
Automatic Wire Stripper
This tool provides a fast, precise way to strip insulation off the ends of wires. It is handy when wiring a lot of fixtures.
This heavy-duty snip can cut cable or rope cleanly. It saves a lot of time and aggravation when making up stingers, wiring fixtures, or rigging with rope.
used for crimping connectors onto wires, useful when wiring some types of fixtures.
special T-handle wrench for use on sister-lugs, the wrench fits over the outside of the sister-lug bolt. It can be very handy when an Allen slot gets stripped.
These extra-tough scissors (they can cut through a penny) are especially useful for cutting metal gobo patterns, but also great for cutting gels, rope, and the like. (A gobo is a metal cutout used to make patterns in light)
Thumbscrew-type ⅝ in. wrench
A small, convenient alternative to carrying a big crescent wrench; does not provide as much leverage as a wrench but is great for ⅝-in. bolts on stirrup hangers.
Hand Rasp aka rat-tail rasp
This rasp can pierce and saw through luan (the thin plywood used to make set walls). It is useful for cutting a quick rat hole in a set wall, to feed a power cord into the set.
Allen and hex keys (American and English)
These wrenches are used for fixing stands, among other things.
Full set of screwdrivers
The set should include a large and small Phillips, a very small flat-head screwdriver, a large flathead screwdriver, and a right-angle screwdriver for lamp head repairs
These include small, needle-nose grips for clamping onto small parts while making repairs and large, crescent vice grips for getting a tight grip in a jammed pin connector.
Soldering Iron and Solder
For soldering electronics
Cordless Electric Drill/Screw Gun
Especially useful when rigging, a screw gun is handy to affix devices to a wooden structure to keep them neat and organized
For hammering or pulling nails (more commonly a job for construction or grip dept.
Dimensioning construction project
Super-glue has a multitude of uses
It is handy to have some big flashlights when shooting at night. They can be passed out to electricians at the end of the night to perform a walk-around “idiot check.”