Gift Ideas

  • Top 10 Great Gift Ideas for Electronic Hobbyists

    Looking for the perfect gift for the hobbyist on your list? Want to buy gifts that will be a great addition to any workshop? We're here to help. Here are the top ten gift ideas from GoKimco.com

    Aven 1394010. Aven 13940 7-Piece Precision Chromium Vanadium Steel Screwdriver Set with Case
    This set of micro screwdrivers comes in a handy case and includes assorted Phillips®; Slotted; and Torx® tip styles with a size Range: #00 - #1. This durable set of drivers is great for electronics repair, perfect for working on computers and other small devices.

     

     

     

    Eclipse-Pros-Kit-MT-18609. Eclipse Pro's Kit MT-1860 Professional Digital Multimeter with USB Connector
    Everyone who likes to tinker with electronics needs a multimeter to measure DC voltage, AC voltage, DC current, AC current, resistance, capacitance, frequency, temperature, and more. The MT-1860 is a professional grade digital multimeter with an easy to read LCD screen. It also features USB connectivity to interface with PCs.

     

     

     

    Aven-18476USA8. Aven 18476USA 5-Piece Precision Stainless Steel Tweezer Set
    These stainless steel precision tweezers are excellent for anyone who works with small electronics, model parts, etc. Five different tip configurations are included, all housed in a nice wooden box.

     

     

     

    Hakko-HJ50007. Hakko HJ5000 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
    Heat guns are a handy tool that many hobbyists might not think to purchase, making it a great gift idea. Heat guns can be used to seal heat shrink tubing, curing epoxy, defrosting ice-frozen plumbing, stripping paint, etc. The Hakko HJ5000 has dual settings of Low - 600°F (316°C); High - 950°F (510°C)

     

     

     

    Daylight-UN10206. Daylight UN1020 3-Diopter Naturalight Magnifier
    This table mount magnifier is perfect for small electronics repair, painting models, or any other application that involves small details. The Daylight™ UN1020 magnifying lamp has a slim head design with a 3 diopter lens to improve the viewing area. Fitted with a 22w full spectrum Naturalight™ tube. Also, for a limited time, all Daylight products SHIP FREE at GoKimco.com

     

     

    Branson-B2005. Branson B200 Ultrasonic Cleaner
    The B200 is a small, Ultrasonic Cleaner, perfect for cleaning jewelry, small tools, coins, instrument parts and more! The unit is easy to use and very effective, making your tools and jewelry microscopically clean.

     

     

     

     

    Maxxeon-MXN003204. Maxxeon MXN00320 WorkStar 320 Professional LED Inspection Pen light
    An LED flashlight is a great gift for anyone, and these Maxxeon pen lights are top of the line. Durable and extremely bright, these flashlights feature internal gaskets, making them water resistant.

     

     

     

    Daylight-UN11903. Daylight UN1190 Professional High Power Task Lamp XL
    The Daylight UN1190 is a professional grade desk or table mounted task lamp with a brightness of 3400 Lux at 12" using only 21W of power. This unit would be a great addition to a tool bench, drawing table, or desk. Perfect for illuminating repairs and home projects. Also, for a limited time, all Daylight products SHIP FREE at GoKimco.com

     

     

     

    panavise2. Panavise 381 and Panavise 209 vises
    Every workbench needs a Panavise! Depending on your budget and needs, choose between the larger Panavise 381 and the mini Panavise 209. The larger 381 features a metal build, rotating head, and nylon padded jaws that open up to 2-1/4". The smaller Panavise 209 Jr. is made of thermal composite plastic, and has jaws that open to 2.875". Both of these units attach to any flat non-porous surface via the vacuum base.

     

     

    Hakko fx-888d1. Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station Bundle
    The Hakko FX-888D is an ESD-Safe soldering station with a digital adjustable temperature control. This unit is easy to use, with selectable preset temperatures and digital calibration. The FX-888D is suitable for all experience levels, and is a useful addition to any home workshop. In addition to the FX-888D unit, the bundle includes: No-Clean Flux Pen, CHP Cutter, Micro-Clean Cut, 16AWG, #CHP-170, Desoldering Braid, Tip Polishing Compound, SCS Nylon Soldering Tool, #SCS-SP3010 63/37 Solder Wire Sample, making this bundle a great value.

  • Even more holiday gift ideas from GoKimco.com

    You can see our first two gift guides here and here.

    Do not wait any longer to get gifts for the hobbyist on your list, time is flying by!

    Under $50:

    Panavise 210
    Panavise 201 PV Jr Mini Vise Head and Base
    - Kimco Price: $26.99

    The Panavise 201 features a single knob control system and is perfect for arts and crafts, jewelry and model making, electronics, and other small projects! Any hobbyist or crafter would be delighted to find one of these under the tree.

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    Aven Helping Hands
    Aven 26000 Helping Hands with Magnifier
    -Kimco Price: $7.90

    Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. The Aven 2600 features two small clamps that can be used to hold components for soldering, flies for tying, or other crafty projects, and also includes a small magnifier.

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    Under $100:

    Panavise 350
    Panavise 350 Multi-Purpose Vise Work Center
    - Kimco Price: Price: $89.99

    For those needing a more substantial vise, there is the Panavise 350. The weighted base may be bolted down to a work bench, and features a handy parts tray. The jaws open to a full 9", and can hold large, heavy parts. This is a top of the line vise!

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    Eclipse Soldering Station
    Eclipse Pro's Kit SS-206E ESD-Safe Analog Soldering Station
    - Kimco Price: $59.63

    This affordable station is perfect for simple soldering needs, or as a first station for someone learning to solder. It features a temperature range of  200- 480°C (392-896°F).

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    Under $200:

    Akro-Mils Bin Rack
    Akro-Mils 30016 2-Sided Bin Rail Hanging System
    - Kimco Price: $181.27

    This bin rail hanging rack from Akro-Mils is perfect for organizing a messy workshop. It is compatible with most Akro-Mils hanging bins and is easy to assemble. Different sized bins hang on the powder coated rails to make a customize-able organization system.

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    Master Appliance Heat Gun Kit
    Master Appliance HG-751BK 750-1000°F Heat Gun Kit
    - Kimco Price: $184.16

    Heat guns are very versatile, check out the many uses for them in Master Appliance's excellent blog post. The hobbyist, crafter, or tinkerer on your list will find many more uses for this high quality heat gun kit from Master Appliance. It features several accessory attachments and a storage case.

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  • More Holiday Gift Ideas at Kimco!

    Last week, we presented several gift ideas for the hobbyist on your list. This week we follow up with some more suggestions, again in three price ranges. Get your holiday shopping done now, don't wait any longer!

    Under $50:

    Weller WLC100
    Weller WLC100 40 watt Hobbyist Solder Station
    - Kimco Price: $44.99

    The WLC100 is a nice, affordable, entry level soldering station perfect for casual hobbyists or students. It features adjustable power from 5 to 40 watts, a built in iron stand, and tip cleaning pad. A soldering station is a great addition to anyone's tool bench.

    Suggested add-on:
    Extra ST3 Tip

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    X-Acto 13pc. Knife Kit
    Xacto X5082 13pc. Knife Set in Wood Case
    -Kimco Price: $19.97

    Every self respecting hobbyist and crafter needs a good set of Xactos! This kit features many different blades and handles to tackle nearly any project, all packed in a handsome wooden case.

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    Aven 20 Piece Precision Screwdriver Set
    Aven 13714 20-Piece Precision Screwdriver Set w/ Interchangeable Blades
    -Kimco Price: $22.79

    This precision screwdriver set from Aven is great for working on electronics, servicing computers, and repairing small items like eye glasses. Many interchangeable blades are included in slotted, Philips, Hex, and Nutdriver configurations.

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    Under $100:

    Hakko Omnivise
    Hakko C1390 PCB Omnivise
    Kimco Price: Price: $59.57

    This unique product from Hakko holds a printed circuit board firmly in place and level so heat and solder may be applied. However, it can be used to hold many other items. It features height adjustment for maximum versatility.

     

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    Eclipse Pro Drill Driver
    Eclipse Pro's Kit PT-1441A Cordless Drill Driver
    Kimco Price: $51.51

    The Eclipse Pro's Kit 14.4V Drill Driver is a powerful cordless drill for a great price. It features many different torque settings, forward and reverse control, and a 3/8in keyless chuck. Every household needs a good cordless drill!

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    Steinel Heat Gun
    Steinel SV803K Variable Temperature Heat Gun Kit
    Kimco Price: $69.42

    A heat gun is a handy thing to own, and has many uses: shrink wrapping, thawing frozen pipes, desoldering, plastic welding, dent removal, even roasting coffee! This Steinel heat gun features 3 airflow settings, a soft grip handle, and includes two add-on nozzles for various applications. Surprise the tool geek in your life (that thinks they have everything)  with a tool that is likely missing from their quiver!

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    Under $200:

    Luxo LFM Magnifier
    Luxo 18345LG LFM LED 3 Diopter Edge Clamp 45" Arm Magnifier
    Kimco Price: $145.70

    This Luxo magnifier is perfect for hobbyists who work on small projects. It clamps to nearly any work space and has a 9.5W LED light source. Luxo is known for quality magnifiers, and this unit is no exception, featuring a die-cast aluminum housing and crystal clear glass lens.

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    Branson Ultrasonic Cleaner
    Branson B200 Compact Ultrasonic Cleaner
    Kimco Price: $119.95

    Ultrasonic cleaners are used to clean a multitude of small parts, optical pieces and even jewelry. The Branson B200 is a small 15 oz. utrasonic unit suitable for home use. Just add the correct cleaning solution for your application (listed below) and you are ready to clean.

    Suggested add-on:
    Branson General Purpose Solution
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    Branson Jewelry Cleaner Solution

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  • Holiday Gift Ideas at Kimco

    The holiday shopping season is upon us. To help you pick out the best gifts for the hobbyist on your list, we've made a list of great ideas for every budget. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the gifts we have selected in three different price ranges. Get your shopping done NOW!

    Under $50:

    PanaVise 301
    Panavise 301 Standard Vise Kit with Head and Base
    - Kimco Price: $49.99

    Every workshop needs a PanaVise, and the 301 is a perfect choice. Like having an extra set of hands, the 301 standard vise will hold household repair projects, printed circuit boards, automotive parts and more. Its jaws open to 2.25” and has a heat tolerance of up to 200°F. This unit is compatible with other PanaVise accessories and the base can be screw-mounted to a workbench or shop counter.

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    Dremel 7300
    Dremel 7300-N/8 MiniMite 4.8v Cordless Rotary Tool Kit
    -Kimco Price: $32.82

    The Dremel MiniMite is a versatile tool for a variety of light-duty projects, including drilling, sanding, shaping and detailing. This portable tool can be used nearly anywhere, making it a perfect addition to any household. This MiniMite kit comes with a variety of accessories and is compatible with Dremel bits with up to a ⅛” shank.

    Suggested add-on:
    Dremel 531 ½” Stainless Steel Brush

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    Eclipse Pro's Kit Driver
    Eclipse Pro's Kit PT-1136A LI-ion Cordless ScrewDriver, 3.6V with Light
    -Kimco Price: $17.18

    A handy cordless screwdriver that won’t break the bank, the Eclipse Pro’s Kit PT-1136A has a directional head that can be adjusted into three different configurations, making it perfect for hard to reach spaces. The built in LED light makes using the driver in low light situations a snap, and included in the kit are a variety of driver bits.

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    Under $100:

    FX888D
    Hakko FX888D ESD-Safe Digital Soldering Station
    Kimco Price: Price: $91.35

    The Hakko FX888D is a popular hobbyist soldering station that features an easy to use digital display. The FX888D packs a big punch for a small price, and it looks really cool too! This station is perfect for use on RC cars and airplanes, computer parts, circuit boards, and other electronics.

    Suggested add-on:
    Additional Wire Sponge

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    Steinel ThermaMelt
    Steinel TM6000 ThermaMelt 6000 Butane Powered Glue Gun
    Kimco Price: $53.04

    This is one serious glue gun. Powered by butane, this gun heats up within three minutes. It is suitable for a variety of hobby and crafting applications and uses replaceable LEC fuel cells.

    Suggested add-on:
    Additional fuel cells

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    Daylight U33700
    Daylight U33700 White Twist Portable Task Light
    Kimco Price: $59.99

    As the name implies, this task light folds up to be easily portable. The rotating head features a “flicker-free” ballast and a 13W energy saving tube (200W equiv). This is a quality lamp for any hobbyist.

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    Under $200:

    Dremel 4000 Kit
    Dremel 4000-6/50 High Performance Variable Speed Rotary Kit with 50 pieces
    Kimco Price: $185.28

    The finest and most versatile of all of Dremel’s rotary tools, the hobbyist in your life will be thrilled with the Dremel 4000-6/50. Featuring a high-performance motor, this tool is suitable for thousands of different hobby, repair, and crafting applications. Sharpen garden tools, sand painted surfaces, cut tile, metal, wood, plastic and more using the 50 included Dremel accessories.

    Suggested add-on:
    Additional cut-off wheels

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    Aven Mighty Vue Magnifier
    Aven 26505-ESD Mighty Vue ESD-Safe Magnifer with Clamp, 3 diopter, 30" Arm
    Kimco Price: $157.08

    This illuminated magnifier features a crystal clear 7 x 5.2in., 1.75x (3 diopter) lens and is the perfect addition to any workbench. The spring-balanced arm has a 30in reach, and the head is equipped with two 9 watt fluorescent bulbs.

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