I have been slowly putting together a list of tools that I think all modelers should have when they build an airplane.
I have focused on balsa models right now because that is what I know best. Someday I will add foam tools to this list.
But I think we have put together a very excellent list of tools here. If you care to see the master list please click here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1691768
Allen (Hex) Wrenches (Metric)
Allen (Hex) Wrenches (SAE)
CA Tips (Pipette)
Dremel Tool (Cordless)
Fourmost Miter Cut
Fourmost Miter Sander
Great Planes Easy-Touch Bar Sander 11"
Great Planes Easy-Touch Hand Sander 5.5"
Great Planes Easy-Touch Sandpaper 150 Grit
Great Planes Easy-Touch Sandpaper 220 Grit
Great Planes Multi-Sander
Great Planes Pro Building Board 16x36x3/4"
Hayes Large Clamp 4"
Hayes Small Clamp 1-3/8" (2)
Heat shrink tubing, multiple sizes
Hot Glue Gun
House of Balsa Upright 90 Degree Alignment Jig
Masking tape various widths
Master Air Screw Balsa Stripper
Master Air Screw Razor Plane
Metal straightedge 36"
Mircobubbles or sawdust
Pro-Edge Speed Clamp 4"
Prop Balancer (used between two magnets)
Rulers 6' 12' and 24"
Scalpel with #23 blades
Seam binding tape (Dubro)
Small Drill Bits
Soldering Iron or Soldering Gun
Toothpicks, round and flat
Tweezers large and small
Zona Berna Clamp Small
Zona Miter Box
Zona Razor Saw 42T/in