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Which scuba tools do I need?

Many of our customers have already decided on the scuba tools they would like to purchase from us before they arrive at the Scuba Service Tools webshop.

But we still regularly get the question from scuba service centers and single technicians, Which tools do I need?


To answer this question properly, we would like to start with the remark:

Which tools are already present.


Consider the following:

  • Various standard hand tools such as hex keys and screwdrivers.

  • An ultrasonic cleaner.

  • O ring pick sets

  • Adjustment tools

  • Test bench or handheld digital Magnehelic meter

  • Universal (used for different brands) scuba tools.

  • And more….


The best way to prepare yourself for your visit to our webshop is to list all the tools you think you need for your shop or servicing a single brand.


If you only service 1 brand of regulators, it is wise to take the manuals of this brand and see which tools are recommended.

Keep in mind that we have many more tools in our range than the ones that can be found in the service manuals.

We, therefore, recommend looking further, many of our scuba tools are made to make it easier for the service technician, but there are also tools that are designed as an alternative to the standard hand tools because they ensure that you do not damage the fragile chrome or internals of the first stage.


For us, as a supplier, it is important to know what and how much will be serviced.


Here are the two biggest differences:

  • A service center with several technicians and various brands.

  • A small shop or technician who occasionally performs service work on a single brand.

There are many more possibilities such as dive clubs, safari ships, charter boats, and many more, but in this blog, we want to highlight and advise the two extremes.


Before we start compiling the two lists, some important information;

These lists are advisory lists and not exact ones, and of course, everyone is also free to organize their workshop as sparingly or extensively as possible.


A small shop or technician who occasionally performs service work on a single brand.


Standard workshop tools:

  • Set of Metric Allen keys

  • Set of Imperial Allen keys

  • Torque wrench

  • Schrader valve stem tool

  • Adjustable c-Spanners

  • Adjustable face spanners

  • Knippex pliers (replaces the need for sets of metric and imperial spanners)

  • Nut drivers 1/4" and 5,5mm

  • Internal circlip pliers

  • Magnetic vise jaws (aluminium soft jaws)

  • Air gun

Universal scuba tools:

  • First stage holder

  • O-ring pick set

  • High-pressure swivel tool

  • Inflator connector O-ring tool-set

  • Poppet tool for balanced second stage

  • Slotted cap driver tool

  • Cylinder valve handwheel tool

  • Power inflator tool

  • DIN retainer tool

  • High-pressure seat extractor tool

  • Orifice seat extractor tool


Testing equipment

  • Digital Magnehelic meter

  • Mouthpiece adapter for digital Magnehelic meter




Cleaning equipment:

  • Ultrasonic cleaner

  • Cleaning solution

Adjusting equipment:

  • Slotted or Hex inline adjusting tool

  • Inflator hose intermediate pressure gauge.

Brand-specific tools:


We do not make a list here because the technician may only service one type of regulator for this brand and therefore does not need all the tools for this brand.

 

A service center with several technicians and various brands.


Standard workshop tools:

  • Set of Metric Allen keys

  • Set of Imperial Allen keys

  • Set of Torx keys

  • Torque wrench

  • Schrader valve stem tool

  • C-Spanners in various sizes

  • Adjustable face spanners with different pin sizes

  • Knippex pliers

  • Set of metric spanners

  • Set of imperial spanners

  • Nut drivers 1/4" and 5,5mm

  • Internal circlip pliers

  • Several sizes tweezers

  • Magnetic vise jaws (aluminium soft jaws)

  • Air gun

Universal scuba tools:

  • First stage holder (heavy duty)

  • O-ring pick set

  • High-pressure swivel tool

  • Inflator connector O-ring tool-set

  • Poppet tool for balanced second stage

  • Slotted cap driver tool

  • Cylinder valve handwheel tool

  • Power inflator tool

  • DIN retainer tool

  • High-pressure seat extractor tool

  • Orifice seat extractor tool

  • Cylinder valve installation and removal tool

  • Go and NoGo thread testers



Testing equipment:

  • Professional test bench with analog Magnehelic meter

  • Mouthpiece adapter for analog Magnehelic meter



Cleaning equipment:

  • Ultrasonic cleaner

  • Cleaning solution

Adjusting equipment:

  • Slotted and Hex inline adjusting tool (balanced or unbalanced)

  • Inflator hose intermediate pressure gauge (separate or integrated into a test bench)

  • Bench mount with M25 valve connected to an air source and test bench


Brand-specific tools:

Here we recommend purchasing the tools that the various technicians are certified to service, and paying attention to the purchase of duplicate tools for the frequently offered brands so that several technicians can work at the same time.

We also recommend purchasing some duplicates of the commonly used universal tools such as:

  • First stage holder (heavy duty)

  • O-ring pick set

  • High-pressure swivel tool

  • Inflator connector O-ring tool-set

  • Poppet tool for balanced second stage

  • Slotted cap driver tool

  • Cylinder valve handwheel tool

  • Power inflator tool

  • DIN retainer tool

  • High-pressure seat extractor tool

  • Orifice seat extractor tool


 

We would like to give you one more tip.

Are you busy putting together your tools for your freshly opened service center? Before you buy each tool separately, have a look at our tool kits page. Here you can purchase various starter kits from different brands at a reduced price.

You now only have to add the missing tools from your list separately and you can get started.



Diving on Demand / Scuba Service Tools accepts no liability for the information given in this document.

Our documents are to provide a general understanding of SCUBA diving-related topics, and not to provide specific advice.

Most authorized dealers are able to perform warranty, repair, and service work on your equipment. Availability of sub-assemblies and components, repair parts, specialized tools, maintenance guides, and service manuals does not imply qualification to assemble and/or service scuba equipment. Improper service of dive equipment can lead to serious injury or death.

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