Tools of the Trade

General Armoury Equipment

Allen Key (6mm) Used to tighten grips and pommels.
Small Flathead Screw Driver Used to replace grub screws.
Larger Flat head Screw Driver Used to tighten sockets and undoing some body wires (Uhlmann).
Medium Philips head Screw Driver Used to undo body wires (Chinese).
Wire Strippers Used to strip body wires and Ground wires.
Insulation Tape Used to isolate the tip on foils.
Sandpaper Used to clean the blade, barrel and tip
Pliers Used to unclamp crocodile clips, cut wires, hold nuts, and tighten sabrés
Scissors Used to cut tape
Spanner Used to tighten some sabrés and nuts
Foil Springs For inside the barrel
Foil Tips For inside the barrel
Foil Grub screws Hold the tip in the barrel
Foil/Sabré Socket Between the handle and the guard (what the body wire plugs into)
Epée Springs Big ones for in the barrel, small ones for the base of the tip
Epée Tips For inside the barrel
Epée Grub screws To hold the tip in the barrel
Epée Sockets Between the handle and the gard (what the body wire plugs into)
Foil/Epée Nuts and Spring Washes Inside the handle (holds the weapon together)
Sabré pommels Holds the weapon together

Optional Armoury Equipment

Metal file Used to clean barrels and tips
Lighter Used to burn off excess insulation on wires
Craft knife Used to remove the tape of a foil
Multi-meter Used to test conductivity of lamées and wires
Body wire tester Used to test body wires
Lamé tester Used to test lamés
Soldering Iron Used to attach crocodile clips and Spool ends with solder
Super Glue Used to glue wires down in blades
Eye Protection Used when holding the blade under tension
Epée Gages 1.5mm clearance between tip and barrel.
0.5mm clearance between tip and barrel when tip is pressed (no hit should register).
Epée Weight 750g weight to be held by the barrel spring
Foil Weight 500g weight to be held by barrel spring
Sabré Gage 4mm gage for the tip.
1.2mm gage for the cutting edge at the base of the tip
Blade-wireing Jig Used to hold the blade in place whilst wiring
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