Basic "Must Have" Sleeving Tools
: Can be found most places - look for Precision Scissors.Flush Side Cutter
http://lutro0-customs.com/products/lc-flush-cutterRound Molex Remover
But can also be found in other shops as wellMolex Extraction Tool. Part Number : 11-03-0044
But can be found all over the web such as Frozencpu and Performance-PCsMasking tape
: Found at most stores this is used for numbering your cables if you use that method or if you dont buy a paracord threading tool to cover the pins when using Small diameter sleeving or paracord so it doesnt snag.Lighter
: Found at most stores. I prefer a bic lighter because its easier to control the flame and its not too hot. A torch lighter sounds like a good idea but it will insta melt the heatshrink.Heatgun
: There is too many options to list, try Amazon, Ebay, or Froogle.
This heatgun may have some bad reviews but its been one that I have used for a long time with no issues and at the time of posting this it was 15 bucks.
You can find a heatgun anywhere but looks for a dual speed and one that comes with a reducer as small as you can get it - this will help you when you need to pin point your sleeving.
I have seen people have luck with embossing guns with reducers as well.Paracord Tool Threader
- This is only if you are using paracord, basically you use this or the masking tape but this tool will make your sleeving faster and frustrations less.Exacto Hobby Knife
: Found at most stores - this is used to open most pins that the original molex tool and the round pin extractor dont - DO NOT GET SUCKED INTO THE ALL IN ONE KITS - as they all are poorly made. Get the right tools the first time and dont waste money.LC Sleeving Tool
This is only needed if you are going to do heatshrink style sleeving as it helps mark the perfect spot for the sleeve so you get straight heatshrinks the whole time.
Optional / Advanced Sleeving Tools
Overlap - http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1277
: This is the Hans Long Crimper and is found in most places that sell modding supplies - I suggest against getting this even though the price is tempting. But I go through this further later in the FAQ.
Bite - http://lutro0-customs.com/products/custom-sleeved-12-24pin-extension
: This crimper is hand milled to perfection by me and tested and is the cheapest/best crimper before having to shell out 200 or more to get the original molex crimper. I go over this more later in the FAQ.Self Adjusting Wire Stripper
: Don't let the price get you discouraged - look at the link and check the examples and you will see why its important to have this tool. It is the cheapest for its design anything below rips the wire and anything higher does the same.Heat Shrink Cutting Jig
: DIY - http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/2883/worklog002.jpg
- It is self explainitory, and can be made out of anything, just make sure your length is set to what you want.Big Sharp Knife
: Found in most stores and this is for the jig only.Soldering Kit
: Found in most hobby stores.