VendorModelPriceLinkWhy do you need, how we use it, etc.Total$8,130.80
CNC Router OmioX8-2200L-USB$3,380.30 parts. We don't own this router but I have heard good things and it's own of the few that comes complete with everything you need. Add HSMworks (For Solidworks) or Fusion 360 as a CAM package and you can be cutting parts really quickly. This router has a 30" x 22" cutting area which is big enough for most FRC applications.
Manual Lathe with DROGrizzlyG0768Z$1,895.00 cylindrical parts, such as spacers. Add a quick change tool post to make using this lathe easier -
You will need some tooling but not much to get turning.

Another option is the precision mathews 1022V. 1030V, or 1130V
3D printerPrusaMini+$459.00
The prusa is mini+ is the smaller of the prusa option but at about half the price it includes most of the features of the bigger MK3S. We own multiple Prusa Minis now and they are excellent. The interface and support make it easy to get started. We'd recommend getting two of these over buying a single MK3S.

Other options Bambu Labs P1S or X1C
1/2" hex broachAndyMarkam-2204$305.00 hex pattern in the parts
3 Ton Arbor PressAmazonBestEquip$253.00 use with the 1/2" broach, You don't know you need this until you have one, it's seriosly great.
M12 Rivet GunAmazon
Milwaukee M12 Rivet Gun
$202.00 quickly and easily
Portband TableAmazonSWAG Off-road$172.00 for the protable bandsaw
Drill, and Impact Driver SetAmazon
Milwaukee M12 Line
$170.00 12v line is great for small hands and compact spaces in the robot. They have right angle drills, band saws, circular saws, etc. They are also coming out with a Rivet Gun for this line, and they have dozens of other tools. The M12 line of tools is great. You can get cheaper import batteries on Amazon or Aliexpress.
Drill Press - WEN 10" Drill PressAmazonWen$105.00 more precise holes then a hand held drill can make. Also has more torque for drilling larger holes or through steel, etc.
Evolution Rage SawAmazonRAGE 4$103.00 metal and wood stock with a straight edge. it will cut most of the stock you need and cuts wood as well so you don't need another miter saw.
Sheet Metal Plate ShearAmazon8" Plate Shear$99.00 sheet stock quickly with a straight edge. Another one of the tools you didn't know you were missing, we love our shear it makes cutting down scrap from the router so much faster.
Portable BandsawAmazonPortable Bandsaw$99.00 it cuts long tube and thick metal easier than a conventional bench top bandsaw.
ShelvesAmazon$80.00 in your shop for storage and can be broken down and used in your pit as well. Get another 1 or 2 if you have the money and the space.
Shop VacuumAmazon$75.00 up your stuff, haven't used this specific one but it looks like a good deal. We have a black and decker one that works well but is a bit more expesnsive.
Belt sanderHarbor Freight$60.00 HF coupon, used to smooth cut edges, every part should go through the sander before going on the robot
Vise BrakeGrizzly$50.00 you ben thing aluminum and lexan on the vise. Ideally we would get a bigger box and pan vise or find a pneumatic press brake but those cost a lot more.
Lathe Tool SetAmazon
1/2'' Indexable Turning Tool Set
$50.00 started with a cheap set of indexable cutters for the lathe, so we could buy spares and not care if we messed them. The cheap ones have worked pretty well for most of the jobs we do since they are all in aluminum or plastic.
Bench viseAmazon$48.00 things for driling and cutting, bending things, etc. Mount it to a piece of wood so you can clamp it to a table, you can then bring it to events with you that way.
Tailstock Drill ChuckAmazon$40.00 you to drill the center of things with lathe. So you can drill the center of shafts, etc.
T-Stack 1 DrawerDewalt$39.00 1 Drawer is for larger items like label maker, measuring tapes, tape, hammers, etc. Buy Multiple
ScaleAmazon$38.00 isn't the model we use but it's about $15 less and has pretty good reviews. Use a piece of plywood on top of it to allow the robot to balance on it.
Milwakee Aviation Snips SetHome Depot$37.00 are one of our favorite tools that we own. They cut through sheets or plastic and thin sheet metal easily. We reach for these a lot and they are always in our tool bag that stays on our cart. You can get cheaper versions from other companies but we recomend this model, they have held up well and seem to be worth the few extra dollars.
T-Stack 2 DrawerDewalt$36.00 2 Drawer holds screw drivers, wrenches, reciprocating saw blades, allen wrenches, etc Buy Multiple
Orbital SanderAmazonBDEQS300$31.00 parts after they come off the router
T-Stack Large BoxDewalt$30.00 tool boxes are awesome for the pit or the lab. One large box goes on top of the stack
#35 Chain BreakerVEXpro$26.00
#25 Chain BreakerVEXpro$26.00
6-12AWG wire stripperAmazon$20.00 wire strippers
Wrench setHome Depot$20.00Standard and Metric wrenches, includes some smaller wrenches in duplicate sizes which makes it easier to tighten some nuts and bolts that need the same size wrench. Having a 2nd set or at least another standard set is very useful.
Heat GunAmazon$17.00 sorts of stuff, heat shrink, polycord melting, etc
12-18AWG wire stripperAmazon$16.00 wire strippers
Countersink SetAmazon$16.00 countersinks into holes for countersunk bolts and screws
Step DrillAmazon$14.00 for drilling larger holes in thin metal and plastic. 1-1/8" size lets you easily drill bearing holes
Furniture DollyHarbor Freight$14.00 to move things around including the robot if you don't have a better cart. We use them to move our batteries (in a bin) and our robots at demos, etc
Ratcheting InsulatedCrimping ToolAmazon$12.00 Insulated crimp connectors on to wires. These shouldn't be your most used connectors but you will use them at some point. Manual ones are fine most of the time, so you could get by without them if needed.
Cheap socket and bit setWalmart$10.00 always end up losing sockets and bits so we just buy cheap ones. For most stuff we can't tell the difference. Home Depot and Lowes normally have $5 or $10 sets around Black Friday and Christmas too.
Stanley 66-052 6-Piece Precision Screwdriver SetAmazon$10.00 best precision screwdriver set that we own. We have bought multiple of these over the years. Cheap and work well.
Locking Pliers (aka Vise Grips)Harbor Freight$9.00 you don't buy this set make sure to buy at least two locking pliers. Look around for deals, we don't suggest the dollar store versions of these as they don't hold up as well.
5 pc Metal File SetHarbor Freight$8.00 for remove sharp edges or making items slightly smaller.
6 Pc Precision Pliers SetHarbor Freight$8.00Used for all sorts of gripping tasks.
Hex Key SetHarbor Freight$8.00You will use these a lot, getting another SAE set would be a good idea. Dollars stores often have cheap sets as well.
Combination SquareHarbor Freight$7.00Again helps with 90 degree angles and laying out cuts, etc
12 pc Needle File SetHarboar Freight$5.00 Files for small items
Flush cutterAmazon$5.00 for cutting wires and zip ties. Awesome to have a couple of these around. These ones will ship from China, Hakko brand cost a few $ more but will ship from the US so you'll get them faster
Deburring toolAmazon$4.00 to clean the inside of holes, etc. May want to get a few of these. Cheaper on ebay or from china if you can spend money on aliexpress or banggood, etc
Automatic Center PunchHarbor Freight$4.00 to make hole locations, get 3-4 of them. Lifetime warrenty so just take them back and replace them when they fail
6 in Bar ClampsHarbor Freight$3.50 for clamping things to a table to cut them, or holding robot parts together while you match drill them. Buy a lot of these, the more clamps the better
Aluminum Rafter SquareHarbor Freight$3.00 degree angles are hard, this makes it easier
Screw driversDollar Store$1.00Get a few cheap dollar store sets for now. The Harbor Frieght's pro set is only $10 for 8 good drivers but you don't "need" them yet.
GlovesDollar Store$1.00They will do the job to start.
Fabric tape measure$1.00Get it from a Dollar Store or Micheal's or Hobby Lobby. Used for measuring Frame Perimeter
Utility knifeDollar Store$1.00
ScissorsDollar Store$1.00Find some descent dollar stor scissors, look in the kitchen section.
Broom & Dust panDollar Store$1.00
ruler or yard stickDollar Store$1.00Measuring things, eventually get metal rulers, calipers, etc
Rubber MalletDollar Store$1.00Hitting things
HammerDollar Store$1.00Hitting things with a bit more force
multimeterHarbor Freight$0.00Free from Harbor Freight with other purchase. Also look for the Fluke multimeter in FIRST Choice, it's a great multimeter and normally a good deal.
tape measureHarbor Freight$0.00Free from Harbor Frieght if you wait for a coupon. Get several
WCP Tube Jig
Clecos and tool
Safety Glasses
Soldering Iron/Station
Extension Cords
Router Bits+Tooling
Drill Bits
Tap and Die Set
Tool Bag$0.00Any bag will do, often free with other purchases. Keep on your cart for tools you need in queue, etc.