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Ceramic Alignment Tool Alignment Tool Sets Precision Electronic Tool Kit Digital Multi-meter Analog Multi-meter Component Lead Benders Clip Lead Set Folding Magnifier 30X Illuminated Magnifiers
|MX- CHPDB Deluxe Stereo Headphones Black $14.95|
|MX- CHPDW Deluxe Stereo Headphones White $14.95|
Split core RFI line chokes, in two sizes.
These are high quality
chokes, easily snapped
onto power cords, telephone cords, and other lines that are acting as
antennas. The smaller one handles lines or cables up to 1/4" in
the larger up to 3/8." Smaller cords can be wrapped through
multiple times, providing greatly enhanced filtering.
|Small, inside diameter 1/4” MX-FYF65 $1.99|
|Large, inside diameter 3/8" MX-FY100 $2.99|
Precision Electronic Tool Kit
The attractive zippered vinyl
case contains a 10 piece precision electronic tool set-- 7
drivers in slot and Philips heads, precision tweezers, 5" micro-nipper
and 5" miniature long-nose pliers. Pro'sKit quality all the way.
The right tool for the job-- sure, you can use a jeweler's screwdriver to adjust trim-pots and caps, but how often do you have to guess at the result because the tool is interfering with the circuit? The Pro'sKit Ceramic Driver (alignment tool) is non-inductive, non-magnetic, thermally and electrically insulated, and anti-static. The flat tip measures 2mm by 0.4mm, just right for most of the trim caps and pots you will find on circuit boards. The ceramic tip is rugged, and will last a lifetime if you don't try to use it as a screwdriver. There is a "palm pivot" on the end, so you can turn it through 360 degrees without having to reposition it, and it comes with a plastic protector for the tip.
Alignment Tool Set, ABS Plastic
ProsKit's PK-A001 Alignment Tool Set features 10 pieces with assorted ends. The material is rugged ABS plastic, non-inductive and a good choice for aligning RF circuits.
Click on the image at right to see details of the tips.
Alignment Tool Set, Nylon
Three piece double-ended alignment tool set made of tough conductive (anti-static) Nylon for rigidity and long life...
Click on the image at right to see details of the tips.PK-606A $5.95
Alignment Tool Set, Delrin
Four piece double-ended alignment tool in handy plastic pouch showing tip sizes. The tools are made of tough and stable Delrin (POM) for rigidity and long life. Tapered tool ends provide for 13 sizes in straight or hex, from 0.6mm to 2.6mm.
Click on the image at left to see details.EL-ST13 $5.95
Stripping the insulation off of the end of a wire sounds like a simple job, but it is surprising how difficult it can be do do it RIGHT. The ProsKit PK-3001 Precision Wire Strippers are what you need for effortless stripping of the finer wires-- 20 to 30AWG (or 1.0 to 0.2mm for the metrically enabled). They cover the wire sizes that you will encounter most often in electronic work, from standard hookup wire down to the hair-thin wires used in headsets and ribbon cable. Well made, the PK-3001 will last a lifetime if not abused. Compare to other brands costing more than $20!
Forget "Dikes!" When you are trimming the leads on freshly soldered components, you need a precise instrument to trim flush, with minimum stress on the connection. Heavy, awkward "diagonal cutting pliers" do a sloppy job and you risk pulling the solder pad off the board. These are microscopically sharp, hardened steel, and angled for working in close quarters. They're the ones we use on the OHR workbenches!
|SAE||Ring: 7/16, 11/32, 3/8, 9/32, 5/16, 1/4, 15/64, 7/32, 5/32, 3/16 in.||PK-PK108A $9.75|
|Open: 3/8, 5/16, 11/32, 1/4, 9/32, 15/64, 7/32, 13/64, 3/16, 5/32 in.|
|METRIC||Ring: 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 6, 5.5, 4.5, 4 mm||PK-PK108M $9.75|
|Open: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5.5, 5, 5, 4, 4.5 mm|
Precision Needle Nose Nose Pliers, MX-GNP905 $5.75
Precision Long Nose Plier/cutter, EL-ST2 $3.25
SAE sizes (inches): 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4
Metric sizes (mm): 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 5.5, 6
MX-HEX2 - SAE/Metric Hex Key Set $6.95
|For 1/4 and 1/2W Components||MX-PD801 $4.95|
|For 1/8W Components||MX-PD802 $4.95|
|For 1 and 2W Components||MX-PD901 $4.95|
|All Three Tools (save!)||MX-PDX3 $12.00|
From GC Thorsen, Q-dope
correct material to seal
coils and lock the turns in place. It is a polystyrene
drys quickly and fixes coils without affecting their temperature
inductance, or Q. It's supplied in a convenient 2 Oz bottle
We have had to discontinue Q-Dope primarily because of the cost. Its only advantage over clear nail polish or nail hardener was that it dried more quickly. Well, apparently it is known to the State of California that the solvent can be dangerous, so they changed the solvent and put the price up. At $8.95 for 2 Oz it was a pretty expensive replacement for nail polish, but in 2006 it got taken off the market again and then came back at around $12 a bottle, so we are dropping our recommendation for Q-dope. Here in our shop we have started using nail hardner and found the increased drying time to be a very minor inconvenience.
Super-Lube® Precision Teflon Lubricator
Lubricator is a "needle oiler"
filled with a high-tech PTFE (Teflon) synthetic lubricant.
designed for electronic applications, it is handy for a thousand little
jobs around the radio shack or electronics workbench. A tiny drop of
lubricant can be placed exactly where it is
Perfect for telegraph keys and paddles!
MX-S2301A, .75 Oz.
Super-Lube® Aerosol Lubricant
Super Lube® Multi-Purpose Aerosol with PTFE is safe to use on anything that slides, swivels, rolls, or squeaks. (Temperature Range -40°F to 450°F)
Does not drip, run, or evaporate or form gummy deposits. Will not melt or separate. Outlasts conventional greases 50-100% and has excellent adhesion properties. Benefits: Clean, non-toxic, non-staining; Dielectric; USDA Rating H-1; Impervious to salt water; safe in potable water; Long lasting; Prevents rust and corrosion while reducing friction.
If your new key, bug, or paddle didn't come with a cord, we've got you covered! These are high quality shielded cables, with a molded plug on one end. They are three feet long, and the end opposite the plug has been stripped and tinned for your convenience.
We also have a number of adapters in common types.
A conversion kit for
SO-239 jacks to BNC,
and other RF connectors/adapters, can be found on the Oak Hills Research
Parts Page (click here).
|Cables, $4.99 each|
|A||3 Ft. Cable with 1/8 mono plug||MX-C8M|
|B||3 Ft. Cable with 1/8 stereo plug||MX-C8S|
|C||3 Ft. Cable with 1/4 mono plug||MX-C4M|
|D||3 Ft. Cable with 1/4 stereo plug||MX-C4S|
|E||3 Ft. Cable with RCA phono plug||MX-CRCA|
|Adapters, $3.99 each|
|F||Adapter 1/8" stereo (socket) to 1/4 stereo plug||MX-C84A|
|G||Adapter RCA socket to 1/8 mono plug||MX-RC8A|
|H||Adapter 1/4" stereo socket to 1/8 stereo plug||MX-C48A|
|I||Adapter 2 x 1/8" stereo to 1/4 stereo plug (Y)||MX-C84Y|
|J||Adapter 2 x 1/8" stereo to 1/8 stereo plug (Y)||MX-C88Y|
|K||Adapter 1/8" stereo socket to 2.5mm stereo plug||MX-C82A|
|6' Audio Cables, $6.99 each|
|A||6 Ft Cable with 1/8 mono plug at each end||MX-C88M|
|B||6 Ft Cable with 1/8 stereo plug at each end||MX-C88S|
|B||6' Stereo Extension Cable 1/8 male to female||MX-C88SE|
Shielded Stereo Plugs
If your new key, bug, or paddle
came with a cord but no
plug, we've got you covered! These are high quality shielded
plugs with nickel plated shells and tinned solder connections.
||1/4” Stereo Plug OP-P4S $1.50|
|-- Package of 5 OP-P4S5 $6.50|
||1/8” Stereo Plug OP-P8S $1.25|
|-- Package of 5 OP-P8S5 $5.50|
(Plastic shell, not shielded)
|-- Package of 5 OP-P8M5 $4.50|
AC Powerstrip Liberator Plus.
How much of your expensive surge and overload protected AC power strip can't be used, because "plug-pack" transformers are blocking more than one outlet? Here's the solution-- the Powerstrip Liberator Plus is a 12" AC extension cord. Move those big transformers away from the power strip and regain the use of ALL of your outlets-- yes, there's an outlet in the end of the PSL+ so you get to use the powerstrip outlet twice! 10Amp, UL listed.
AC Powerstrip Liberator
Antistatic Wrist Strap.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) or static electricity can destroy sensitive electronic devices without your even knowing it. Worse, the damage can be done but not become apparent for months or even years after the event. To avoid ESD you should always be grounded when working with sensitive components, but if you remember your basic electricity studies you do NOT want to be grounded when you are working with electrical equipment!
A "proper" grounding
has a resistance built
into it, so static electricity will discharge slowly and constantly,
a real current (like when you touch the wrong wire with your
meets a brick wall. These straps are comfortable, adjustable,
you can even snap the cord off of the wrist band when you have to leave
the work-bench for a minute. This is almost literally a case
ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure. If you have
had to unsolder an IC that was damaged by static, you'll know what we
|Antistatic work mat with ground clip, 11x22" AS-SDML $14.95|
A set of twelve different needle files, perfect for shaping small holes in control panels or any other "fiddly" little filing job. The shafts are 1/8" diameter and each file is 5-1/2" long. There's a wide variety of shapes or profiles, and one is bound to be just right every time. The set comes in a folding plastic snap-cover pouch for your convenience.
Needle Files, 12 piece set $8.95
is a handy folding pocket magnifier
with two large elements. Use them individually, or as a
for close work. Folded size is about 2-1/2 inches.
This is a 25mm (1") 30X folding loupe with built in illumination: TWO superbright LEDs. It comes in a plastic carrying case with miniature tool for opening the battery compartment. The superbright LEDs are turned on and off by a slide-switch, and it is powered by 3 AG7 batteries (included!) for long life.
Model MJ958 is a 21mm 30X pull-out magnifier built in white LED illumination. the LED is turned on when you slide the magnifier out, and turned off when you close it. The superbright LED is powered by 3 AG10 batteries (included!) for long life.
25W SOLDERING IRON
Product Code EL-SR1N $6.95
TIP FOR SR1 SOLDERING
A must-have when you are removing
large amounts of solder.
For example, if you need to unsolder the connections on a pot,
braid will do the job but it will take forever and use a lot of
This spring-loaded, metal barrel "solder pump" will pull most of the
at a touch of the button. The tip is anti-static, and the
easily be disassembled for cleaning and emptying.
Pro'sKit Solder Pump $6.95
Solder Tools Set
Essential tools for PC
work--5 Piece set includes
clip-on heat-sink, tweezers, knife and brush, scraper and hook, fork
Pro'sKit Solder Tools Set $6.95
|Kester 951 Solder Flux Pen $6.50|
Kester's "245" No Clean Solder is the perfect solder to use for electronic kits. It leaves little or no residue on the board, but flows on smoothly and does a great job. Our handy sample pack contains 15 grams (about 12' length) of 63/37 flux core solder (.031" diameter) or enough to do most any kit. Highly recommended for our OHR Kits.
solder fluxes (including Kester's famous "44" formula) leave
residue on the circuit board. This residue is unsightly, but
to the point it makes it difficult to see the
solder connections in
detail, and over time the residue can break down into conductive salts
which can cause corrosion problems and short- circuits. You generally
need to remove the residue before installing a circuit board, and the
chemicals used to flush off the residue are themselves harmful to the
technician and/or the environment, and require special
There are water-soluble fluxes available, but they are
not as effective. Kester “245” Low Residue Flux is classified
as Type ROL0 flux under IPC
ANSI/J-STD-004 Joint Industry Standard. This flux was formerly
classified as Type LR per MIL-F-14256.
|Kester "245" Solder .031 15g Sample Pack $3.75|
|Kester "245" Solder .031 1 Lb Roll $38.75|
Very similar in performance to Kester's No Clean formulation, this Chinese product is a real bargain at barely half the cost of the Kester solder. The spool is a full Kg or 2.2 pounds, in .048" diameter. The alloy is the same 63-37 and the flux is RMA, low residue, but details are lacking. We've already adopted it on one of our production lines here at Milestone Technologies.
|Economy Solder .048 diameter 1Kg (2.2 Lb.) Roll $32.20|
Classic 60/40 solder wire from TMC Electronics in
Taiwan. .031" diameter with "55" RMA rosin flux
Special purchase at very reasonable price, but quantities are limited.
|TMC .031 Solder 1Lb Roll $26.75|
mistakes! When you need to remove
a component from a circuit board, the best tool for the job is
braid (sometimes called "solder wick. There are many sizes
and flux formulations available,
we've found the TechSpray (shown) and NTE brands to be the best
plastic bobbins hold
5' or 10' of the low-residue flux-impregnated
braid. For a review
technique using braid,
see N1FN's "A-Z of Electronic
|De-soldering Braid, 5 Ft. bobbin $4.79|
|De-soldering Braid, 10 Ft. bobbin $6.79|
This digital multimeter is a
compact, light tool - a bargain if you need
something inexpensive and reliable. The heart of the instrument is the
ICL7106 IC coupled with a large 3-1/2 digit, 7 segment, 0.5" high LCD
display with a maximum reading of 1999. Includes 9V battery.
DCV (0.1mV - 1000V), ACV (0.1V -
750V), DCA (0.1mA - 10A),
Ohm (0.1O - 2Mohm), diode forward voltage drop, and hFE for bipolar PNP
and NPN transistors. Also has 50Hz test signal, and audible continuity test.
* Perfect for any toolbox, glovebox, or test bench
* Economical price
* Includes 9V battery
Analog Multimeter (VOM)
Compare this to Radio Shack's 8-range meter which sells for $14.95 (battery not included-- ours comes with the battery!). Throw one of these into your glove compartment or tool box-- at this price you can afford two!
10,000 Ohms/Volt AC/DC, fuse protected, safety leads.
is how you make
rectangular, odd-shaped, or very large openings in sheet metal panels
things like meters, digital displays, and connectors! Hard
steel cutting jaws easily
sheet materials up through 18 gauge (.046") steel, 1/16" aluminum,
brass, and plastic.
Stainless Steel Rule
Precision scaled in metric on one side, inches on the other. Subscales for mm and half mm, 16ths/32nds/64ths. Image shows both sides of the ruler, but black-on-stainless is real tough to photograph. We assure you, the scale markings on the actual ruler are clean, clear, and precise. .
Precision scaled in metric and inches, the General GN301 steel rule features a T pocket clip which allows you to use the rule as a height or depth gauge. The General GR301 is flexible, and the graduations (1/16" inch / 1 mm) are black etched for excellent visibility.
Accurately measures inside and outside diameter, step, and depth in both inches and mm! Made from smooth moving polycarbonate ("plastic steel") for long-term accuracy.
for smaller projects ( e.g. Rainbowkits' OSC-2 Code
Practice Oscillator Kit) this Hammond miniature
box is black, molded styrene. The tight fitting cover is
with supplied screws. Dimensions
are (a)3.9 (b)2 (c).8 (j) 1.1,
MX-H591 4x2x1 $4.95
Code practice oscillator or other "small" project that has a
lot of controls. The tight fitting cover is attached with
Dimensions (in inches) are
(c)1.34 (j) 3.114 (k) 4.173 Made in Canada.
MX-H804 4.74x3.69x1.34 $5.95
or call 303-752-3382 for more information