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  • Lansky Universal Knife Sharpener
    Lansky Universal Knife Sharpener
    Lansky Universal Knife Sharpener
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  • Lansky Diamond Universal knife sharpener
    Lansky Diamond Universal knife sharpener$114.95
    Four diamond hones mean fast sharpening. Sharpens serrated and plain edge blades. Perfect edges every time.

    On the surface, the Diamond Lansky knife sharpening system looks just like the standard except the difference, of course, is that the diamond system uses quick cutting diamond hones to sharpen your knife blades to a perfect edge every time. And here's something special you get from TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT. Normally, the diamond Lansky knife sharpening system only comes with three flat diamond hones. As with the standard system, I realize the importance of being able to sharpen serrated blades. That's why I add a forth hone -- a ceramic triangular hone to sharpen those serrated blades. Anywhere else, you'll find the diamond system includes three flat hones only. The four-hone diamond Lansky knife sharpening system for plain and serrated blades is special from TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT.

    When using the Lansky knife sharpening system, you know that your blades are being sharpened with the same perfect angle on both sides of the blade. As you draw the hone across the starionary blade, the hone stays at exactly the angle you choose. You can't make a mistake.

    The Special TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT Lansky diamond knife sharpening system comes with three diamond flat hones for your plain edge blades: course, medium and fine. The forth triangular ceramic hone is especially designed for serrated blades.

    In addition to the four hones, our diamond kit comes with blade vice, hone rods, oil, and durable plastic carrying case. When sharpening with the diamond hones, lubricate the hones with water instead of oil.
  • Triangular Ceramic Hone Sharpener
    Triangular Ceramic Hone Sharpener$19.95
    For sharpening serrated blades. If you already have a Lansky knife sharpening system, you probably don't have the ceramic triangular hone for your serrated blades. Upgrade now so you can sharpen ALL your knives. Hone includes guide rod.
  • DMT Folding Serrated Knife Sharpener
    Folding Serrated Knife Sharpener$39.95
    Diamond coated steel tapered rod. Very convenient.

    Want a diamond knife sharpener that you can carrying in your tool bag? When you need it, just whip it out and it's ready for action! This tapered diamond coated steel rod folds into its own handle for storage like a butterfly knife. It's an excellent sharpener for your Spyderco serrated knives as well as any other serrated or plain edge knife. Fast, easy durable and easy to toss into your tool bag. Sharpening rod is 4 1/2" long.

    When sharpening a serrated blade, choose the thickness of the rod that matches your knife blade serration and push the sharpener forward. That's all there is to it. And it's fast because it's diamond.
  • assorted sizes of knive only sheaths
    Knife Sheath$7.95
    Ballistic Nylon with belt loop and Velcro flap.

    Comes in three convenient sizes.
    3" Fits small knives.
    4" Fits medium knives like the Spyderco Delica.
    5" Fits large knives like Spyderco Endura, Camillus Marlin Spike or Kershaw Blackout.

  • Thomas and Betts Stripper and Crimper
    Thomas and Betts Stripper/Crimper$59.95
    It's a stripper. It's a bolt cutter. It's a crimper.
    Simply the best tool of its kind.

    My favorite feature on this superb tool is the wire cutter at the tip of the tool where it belongs. Allows you to work in tight places. Crimps insulated and non-insulated Sta-Kons. Cuts threaded bolts cleanly and easily. Wire strippers for various gauge wire. Locks in closed position for storage. Truely the best.
  • circular wire strips and slits cable up to 4/0 size
    Circular Wire Stripper$59.95
    Stripping rubber-jacketed cable has never been easy, until now.

    Strip any size cable up to 4/0 with ease. Pull out the spring-loaded angled keeper and release it into place around the cable. Spin the stripper around the cable until it's cut to the depth you've set. Then just push the lever to turn the blade 90 degrees and pull the stripper off the cable. Voila! The insulation is cut all the way from the circular cut lengthwise to the end of the cable. Never use dangerous razor blades again.
  • curved head wire cutters excellent nail pullers
    Channellock 447 Dikes$24.95
    Unique curved jaw increases your leverage.

    The Channellock 447 curved jaw diagonal cutters are terrific especially when it comes to pulling nails. Increased leverage helps you get out nails driven into corners and other hard to access places. Got yourself in a tight situation? Use your Channellock 447.

  • Universal chuck key fits a variety of electric drill chucks
    Universal Chuck Key$12.95$3.00
    Keep losing your chuck key? Here's a universal chuck key that fits over 86 different models.
  • Trammel Points make really a really large compass for drawing circles
    Trammel Points$39.95
    Need to draw a circle...a really BIG circle? Every good carpenter needs a set of quality trammel points. Layout and cut perfect circles and arcs every time no matter what the size.
  • Stubby finder driver helps hold long screws when using electric drill
    Stubby Finder / Driver$12.95
    When placing screws, I always use my finder/driver. It can be used on any drill/screwgun.

    It magnetically holds in place any bit you choose and it has a sleeve which slides over the screw. This is great for placing screws in hard to reach places.

    I've found another good use for the finder/driver. Use it when hanging wall sconces. It happens so often, you can't get your screwgun in between the prongs of a sconce so you can't screw the mounting plate to the wall. The additional length of the finder/driver allows you to get into those tight places.

    The finder/driver comes with two bits: one slotted, one phillips.
  • self healing cutting mat perfect base for cutting theatrical gel
  • Silent Santronics Tick Tracer non-contact electrical presence
    Santronics Tick Tracer$29.95$20.00
    Checks for electrical current without breaking the connection.

    A "volt tick" is a handy tool that belongs in every electrician's toolpouch or shirtpocket. Got a bad lamp? Check to see if it's getting current quickly and easily by just TOUCHING THE CABLE with the tip of the tester. It tests for voltage right through the insulation!

    The Santronics AC Sensor is powered by two AAA batteries. To replace the batteries, just unscrew the white cap. The The Santronics is always ready for use. It never has to be turned on or off. If there's current passing though the cable the entire white tip will glow a steady red.

    FAQ: John, I'm confused. I can't decide which "volt tick" to buy. Can you offer any help?
    Sure, it's really a matter of balancing personal taste with the situations you think you'll be using it in most. The Greenlee with its audible ringer is a good choice especially while focusing. There are always situations when you need to check a cable, but can't see the tester because you're blocked by the light. The ringer solves that situation. On the other hand, if you're working shows that are inherently quiet (soaps, theatre) the silent Santronics allows you to check cables without worrying about the noise of a ringer. I carry both the Greenlee and Santronics in my tool bag because I never know what situation I might be in.
  • Magnet Block will magnetize or demagnetize your metal tools
    Magnet Block$7.95
    Magnetizes / Demagnetizes

    This one inch cube of magnetic power will magnetize and/or demagnetize your screwdriver.

    Pass the screwdriver back and forth through the hole in the center and magnetize your screwdriver. To demagnetize, pass the screwdriver back and forth along the slot on the outside of the block.

    Will also magnetize/demagnetize individual bits used in multi-bit screwdrivers.
  • Klein Tool used by riggers to pull steel cable without crushing it
    Klein Tool$89.95
    The Large Klein Tool is the industry standard and used by riggers to haul steel cable.

    Made by Klein, its actual name is a "Haven Grip." The large size is used for cable from 1/8" to 1/2" diameter. It also has a locking device to keep the cable from slipping out.

    The small Klein Tool is used for cable from 1/16" to 1/4" diameter. This is a non-locking cable puller.
  • Klein Ratcheting Cable Cutter
    Klein Ratcheting Cable Cutter$299.95
    Cuts electrical cable up to 4/0 in size with one hand.

    Cutting 4/0 electrical cable cleanly is no easy job. Unless of course you're using the Klein Ratcheting Cable Cutter!

    Make simple work of cutting or stipping electrical cable up to 1 1/4" thick. Cut through 4/0 with ONE HAND.

    The ratcheting cutter closes like a pair of handcuffs. It tightens and cuts through the thickest cable as you ratchet it closed with one hand. And here's another great feature: you can stop at any point and remove the cable--that means you can strip cable with this cutter too!

    Every head electrician should have one.
  • Greenlee Tick Tracer
    Greenlee Tick Tracer$31.95
    Checks for electrical current without breaking the connection.

    A "volt tick" is a handy tool that belongs in every electrician's toolpouch or shirtpocket. Got a bad lamp? Check to see if it's getting current quickly and easily by just TOUCHING THE CABLE with the tip of the tester. It tests for voltage right through the insulation!

    The Greenlee is powered by two button batteries. To replace the batteries, just pull off the black cap. Turn the Greenlee on by sliding the plastic protector up and then pressing on the metal shirt clip. If there's current passing though the cable you'll get an audible ring AND a flashing red light.
  • DMT diamond duofold knife sharpener
    Diamond Duofold knife sharpener$44.95$25.00
    Same design as the folding Serrated Knife Sharpener. Two different (medium and fine) diamond sharpeners on a flat double-sided paddle.
  • Removes screws with broken or damaged heads
    Damaged Screw Extractor $17.95$9.00
    Remove damaged screw heads, free spinning screws and damaged bolts. No other extractor does so much! It's simple, fast and easy to use.

    Two bits easily remove # 6 to # 14 screws. Extracts screws easily from wood, metal or plastic and removes screws made of any alloy, including soft screws.
  • combo box wrench
    Combo 8 inch Box Crescent w/ 3/8 inch Ratchet wrench$19.95$7.00
    Here's a combination of the equivalent of an 8" crescent wrench and a 3/8" ratchet wrench. The boxed crescent wrench fits nuts and bolts from a 1/4" square (the set-screw on a C-clamp) to a 7/8" hex (the yoke bolt on a C-clamp).
  • Forearm Forklift makes lifting heavy object easier by transferring the weight from your hands and biceps to your forearms
  • Magic Precision Screwdriver has lots of interchangeable driver bits
  • 4in1 screwdriver
    4in1 Screwdriver$15.95
    Two slotted and two phillips bits stay neatly housed in the removeable shaft. Non-magnetic bits can be magnetized or de-magnetized with the MAGNET BLOCK.
  • Rotary Gel Cutter
    Rotary Gel Cutter$29.95
    Razor sharp. Holds an edge much longer than ordinary blades because it's round.

    The Fiskars Rotary Gel Cutter has a sharp circular razor-edged blade that's really smooth when cutting gel, tape, cloth, paper, etc. Just roll the cutter across your gel for a fast accurate cut.

    Comforable loop grip allows you to handle the gel and cut it without putting down the tool. Blade can be mounted on either side of the tool for "lefties" or "righties" and it stays sharp longer than the conventional mat knife because the round blade give yur 5 1/2" of actual cutting surface instead of cutting on exactly the same spot as you do with a mat knife. Standard size hub allows you to use any brand of replacement blade. Rotary Gel Cutter comes with one blade. Spare blades are also available. Lifetime warranty by manufacturer.
  • Locking Gerber Multiplier 600 Black
    Gerber Multiplier, Locking - model 600$85.00
    Same tool as the silver Locking Gerber multiplier, but it's black. Comes with nylon sheath. LIfetime Warranty from Gerber.
  • ergonomic wide jaw six inch adjustable wrench
    Ergonomic Wide Jaw 8 inch wrench$29.95
    Ergonomic grip is extremely comfortable. The jaw is marked in both inches and metric so you can open the wrench to the exact size you need in advance. Grip is a soft padded plastic designed to fit perfectly in your hand.
  • estwing straight claw hammer
    Hammer, Estwing$32.95
    This is the hammer that's been in my tool bag for the last 25 years. My father carried an Estwing for as long as I can remember. While some may prefer a wooden handle I really like the slim, but indestructible features of the Estwing hammer.

    Steel Head and Steel Shank wrapped with genuine leather for the grip.

    16 oz. straight claw Estwing for stage work.
  • 3/8 inch sister lug key
    Sister Lug Key - Hex 3/16 inch$14.95
    3/16" Hand held T-handle wrench primarily used by film electricians on sister lugs. Only 6" long.
  • Klein Ratcheting Box wrench
    Klein Ratcheting Box wrench $34.95
    Used primarily in Motion Pictures for sister lugs. Also handy in the theatre. This ratchet wrench will fit the set screw on C-clamps no matter which size bolt head you encounter.
    Square box fits 1/4" and 3/8" studs as well as 5/16" and 3/16" #22110 Ratcheting Box Wrench $29.95
  • Spyderco Delica or Delica II Knife
    Spyderco Delica or Delica II Knife$49.95
    Extremely sharp "Spyder Edge" stainless steel blade really holds its edge. Police and paramedics choose the Spyderco to make fast cuts on auto seat belts in emergencies. The serrated version is a great heavy duty rope cutting knife. The Delica is the same knife but slightly smaller than the Endura.

    Patented thumb hole at the top of the blade lets you easily "flick" the locking 2 3/4" blade open with one hand.

    Two options: The Delica with a lightweight Zytel grip and locking blade or the Delica II with an all stainless steel grip. Steel belt clip comes on both models. 1 year warranty by manufacturer.
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