Airsoft guns are a lot of fun to play with. These replica "toy guns" provide the same look and feels as their real gun counterparts with many breaking down into separate parts and field stripping in the same ways. Because of this, airsoft guns and their parts can also be complicated. They have many moving parts including, bodies, frames, gearboxes, motors, pins, hopups, gears, seals, nozzles, and more.
Why an Airsoft Gun Tool Kit is Important
We have all been ready for a fun day playing airsoft! Your M4 AEG airsoft gun is upgraded and ready to go to war. The AEG batteries are charged. The airsoft BBs are loaded into your M4 rifle magazine. Battle kits and tactical vests are stocked up and ready for the airsoft war. You grab your rifle and gear back and head to the airsoft field, insert a magazine into your AEG and test fire a few shots.
A few rounds shoot and you hear a weird sound as airsoft BBs get stuck in the barrel and the AEG motor grinds to a halt. BBs stop firing out of the barrel. With disappointment you remove the mag, and see several BBs jammed in the magazine well. You look around for a cleaning rod or screwdriver or pliers to remove the stuck BBs. You open you trusty airsoft tool kit and begin to fix the jam. In no time at all, your M4 smoothly shooting BBs again and your hopup is floating them to maximum range.
Thankfully to your handy airsoft gun tool kit, it's going to be a great day of airsoft. Having the right tools to work on your airsoft gun is important. This can mean the difference between an enjoyable day playing airsoft and playing with a pistol or backup gun if your primary weapon stops working.
The Right Tools to Work on Airsoft Guns
Learn about the best tools for working on airsoft guns in the table below. Setting up your airsoft tool kit is important to fixing airsoft gun problems. To setup your tool kit, see if you can find spare tools lying around or buy some from a local hardware store, home improvement store, or online.
Run Down of Basic Tools For Your Airsoft Gun Kit
|Screwdriver||Large and small Phillips and flat head screwdrivers||Loosening and tightening screws and bolts on your airsoft gun which hold the weapon parts together|
|Hex Driver||Star, Allen, Torx, and other hex drivers||Working with specialty bolts found in airsoft gun motors, rail systems, gearboxes, barrels, magazines, and other gun parts|
|Wire Strippers||Wire stripping and cutting pliers for multi gauge wire||Working with wires for AEG batteries, airsoft gun electrical systems, replacing Dean's connectors, and other wiring on airsoft guns|
|Angle Cutters||Side cutting pliers, clippers, and snippers||Cut hard materials like plastic and metal easily as well as zip ties and field airsoft gun markers for chrono FPS limits|
|Tape||Electrical tape and duck tape||Use for taping up cut electrical wires, securing airsoft gear, and holding things together as a field repair|
|Lubricating Oil||Silicone Lubricating Oil Spray and WD-40||Lubricate airsoft gun inner barrels, green gas valves, hopup chambers, and other airsoft gun parts which need it|
Find The Best Tools For Working on Airsoft Guns
Build Your Airsoft Gun Tool Kit
Airsoft Gun Tool Kit Details
#1 Large Phillips Head Screwdriver with Magnetic Tip
What is a Phillips head screw?
Phillips head (crosshead) screws and bolts have a star or cross shaped pattern in the top. They are easily recognizable because of this pattern. These screws are very common in airsoft guns as their heads allow screwdrivers to make multiple points of contact on each side of the screw cross while tightening or loosening the screw. This creates a very easy to use and durable screw.
Larger Phillips head screws on airsoft guns can have rounded, flat, or a combination style of a head as seen in the Phillips head screw length picture and they come in a variety of lengths. The "large" refers to the size of the screw head and not the length of the screw. When using a screwdriver on these screws, make sure the screwdriver head fits snugly into the head of the screw. If there is any wiggle room, try a larger screwdriver to properly tighten the screw.
How To Use A Screwdriver on Airsoft Gun Screws and Bolts
If you've been around tools for a minute you know how to use a screwdriver to loosen and tighten bolts and screws on airsoft guns. Just in case you don't use tools that much, you tighten screws and bolts to the right and loosen bolts and screws to the left. Think of the old adage, "right tighty, lefty loosey".
Finding the Right Large Phillips Head Screwdriver
Where To Find Large Phillips Screws on Airsoft Guns
Most airsoft guns have many larger sized Phillips head (crosshead) screws. So, screwdrivers are essential tools to include on the best tools for working on airsoft guns list. Phillips head screws are usually used to hold on airsoft gun stocks together, secure weapon frames, pin upper and lower rifle receivers together, or tighten airsoft gun parts to the gun's frame. These parts can include plastic airsoft gun bodies, casings, or shells on the exterior of the gun. Phillips head screws are usually used to hold the airsoft gun together if found in these areas.
These large Phillips screws can also be found near and around airsoft gun railed forends and Picatinny rail sections. Here the screws are used to secure the rail sections together and tighten down rail accessories. Other airsoft gun components which may use these screws are airsoft gun handles, buffer plates, upper receiver parts, lower receiver parts, assault rifle grip base plates, hand guard sections, and AEG motor casings. Since these screws are so common on airsoft guns, it is important to have a high quality, large headed Phillips screwdriver to work with them.
Large Phillips Screwdriver Features:
- Size: Phillips screwdriver, #2 x 6"
- Head Style: Phillips head
- Material: Chrome Vanadium Steel with corrosion resistant satin finish and magnetic tip
- Tip: Magnetized tip
- Grip: Ergonomic non slip molded grips for improved comfort and control
- Model: W30964
- Brand: Performance Tool
- Warranty: Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool - $
- Weight: 2.4 ounces
The Performance Tool #2 Phillips head screwdriver is a great tool for working with the larger screws found on your airsoft gun. It features an excellent grip with a 6 inch length and magnetic tip. The magnetic tip helps keep the screw in line with the screwdriver shaft while tightening and loosening screws found in those harder to reach areas on your airsoft gun. This screwdriver is budget friendly usually costs around $7 USD. Check the price to add this tool to your airsoft gun tool kit.
An excellent alternative to a single large Phillips screwdriver is a screwdriver and nut driver with multiple bit attachments like 11-in-1 multi tool driver. This tool combines the most common and standard sizes of 3/8-Inch, 5/16-Inch and 1/4-Inch nut drivers, #1 and #2 Phillips, 1/4-Inch and 3/16-Inch slotted, T10 and T15 TORX, and #1 and #2 square recess bits. This allows you to carry more options in your airsoft gun tool kit with a compact hand tool driver and usually costs around $19 USD.
#2 Large Straight Slot "Slotted" Screwdriver
What is a straight slot screw?
Straight slot or "slotted" screws and bolts have a big slot running through the middle of the head. This slot provides a channel for tightening and loosening the head with a straight slot screwdriver. The sides of the straight slot tip screwdriver fit into the slotted head of the screw and turn right to tighten or left to loosen.
Larger straight slot screws and bolts on airsoft guns can have rounded, flat, or a combination style of a head as seen in the slotted screw and bolt picture. They come in a variety of lengths. Again, the "large" refers to the size of the bolt or screw head (not the length of the screw). When using a straight slot screwdriver on the screws of your airsoft gun, make sure the tip fits the slotted head of the screw without much extra room. This is a proper screw-to-screwdriver fit you want to use.
Finding the Right Large Straight Slot Screwdriver
Where To Find Large Straight Slot Screws on Airsoft Guns
Straight slot screws and bolts are very commonly found on airsoft gun parts and accessories. They are used in many places including to mount airsoft gun folding sights or backup iron sights, secure rifle scopes to Picatinny rails, attach rifle slings to quick detach mounts, and sometimes hold together M4 lower and upper receivers. These are just a few examples of where you can find straight slot screws on airsoft guns. Straight slot screws are about as common as Phillips head screws on airsoft guns, so it is important to have a large slotted screwdriver in your airsoft gun tool bag.
Large Straight Slot Screwdriver Features:
- Size: Straight slot screwdriver, 3/16" x 9"
- Head Style: Straight slot head
- Material: Alloy-steel blade heat-treated for strength and durability
- Tip: Slotted or straight slot
- Grip: Comfort optimized handle for high and low torque applications
- Model: 9-41582
- Brand: Craftsman
- Warranty: Craftsman Lifetime Warranty
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool - $
- Weight: 2.39 ounces
The Craftsman 3/16" straight slot screwdriver can handle any large straight slot head screw or bolt you can find on your airsoft gun. The 9 inch shaft length provides extra leverage for working with hard to loosen screws. This screwdriver is also backed by the Craftsman lifetime warranty and usually costs around $11 USD. Check it out for your airsoft gun tool kit.
Straight Slot Attachment Airsoft Gun Folding Sights
The Generation 2 Magpul MBUS Front and Rear Flip Up Folding airsoft gun sights are a good example of a rail accessory which uses straight slot head screws for the mounting clamps on Picatinny airsoft gun rails. These gun sights are made of impact resistant polymer with spring loaded flip up activation if you have them folded down as back up gun sights. They mount easily on any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny or STANAG 4694 railed hand guard. Check them out if you need weapon sights for your airsoft M4 or AEG assault rifle.
#3 Small Phillips Head Screwdriver with Magnetic Tip
Small VS Large Phillips Head Screws
Small Phillips head screws and bolts also have a star or cross shaped pattern in the top like the bigger larger versions. These smaller screws are very common inside airsoft guns where a smaller attachment point is needed to secure the weapon parts to the airsoft gun receiver, barrel, and case.
Small Phillips head screws on airsoft guns can still have rounded, flat, or a various combination style of heads. Their lengths are also usually shorter because of the smaller Phillips head. Also, just to be clear, the"small" refers to the size of the screw head and not the length of the screw.
When tightening small Phillips head screws and bolts, make sure your screwdriver head is small enough to fit correctly into the cross in the head. Using a screwdriver that is too big can cause the bit to slip and damage the screw or bolt by stripping the head and rounding or chewing up the cross pattern. When head stripping occurs, it can be really hard to remove the screw since the cross contact points become rounded and not as functional.
Finding the Best Small Phillips Head Screwdriver
Where To Find Small Phillips Screws on Airsoft Guns
Smaller sized Phillips head screws usually located inside the exterior cases of airsoft guns. They can be found on small parts like the airsoft gun's magazine release, front sight, inside the pistol grip, on magazines, inside the gun's upper receiver, inside the gun's lower receiver, around or near the airsoft gearbox, or similar areas. Small Phillips head screws are very commonly encountered when working on airsoft guns, so it is best to have a screwdriver with a well-fitting tip to help sure the screw stays in contact with the screwdriver for as long as you are working to tighten or loosen it.
Small Phillips Screwdriver Features:
- Size: Phillips screwdriver, #0 x 2-1/2"
- Head Style: Phillips head
- Material: Steel with satin blade
- Grip: Extruded handle
- Tip: Non-magnetized
- Model: 41293
- Brand: Craftsman
- Warranty: Craftsman Manufacturer's Full Lifetime Warranty
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool - $
- Weight: 2 ounces
A small screwdriver is a great tool for working with the small Phillips head screws found in your airsoft gun. This is the airsoft gun tool you should be using when your larger Phillips head screwdriver is too big to fit the screw head. For that reason, it is an important piece for your airsoft tool kit so you have the right tool to apply to the job of repairing, modding, and upgrading your airsoft weapons. This small Phillips head screwdriver usually costs around $5 USD. Order one below.
#4 Screwdriver Set of Small Phillips and Flathead Screwdrivers
Other Types of Small Head Screws
Other types of smaller screw you may find on your airsoft gun include straight slot and star screws and bolts. Straight slot screws have a single slot running across the screw head. Star screws have a star shaped pattern in the center of the screw head. Both of these, along with Phillips head screws, are commonly found on airsoft guns and gun parts. These small head screws are usually used to tighten down small gun pieces or adjust things like weapon sights and accessory mounts.
Use with Smaller Screws Found in Airsoft Guns
About Straight Slot and Star Screws on Airsoft Guns
Airsoft gun parts usually have many smaller screws with Phillips, straight slot, or star heads. They are commonly found on assault rifle grips, inside hopup and recoil housing assemblies, on airsoft gun slides, inside lower receivers, inside or around folding gun sights and rifle scopes, and other various places. It is important to use a magnetic head when working with these smaller airsoft gun screws since the magnetic screwdriver head can attach to the screw to hold it in place while you are loosening or tightening the screw. This helps to prevent problems like dropping the small screw into the airsoft gun or losing it if it slips.
About Small Screw Sizes
The smaller screws on airsoft gun come in specific sizes. These include Phillips head #000, #00, and #0 (meaning #000 Phillips is smallest with #0 being largest of the three). The straight slot screws are millimeter sizes and range from small to large as 1.5mm, 2.0mm, and 2.5mm. The smallest Torx star screws are sizes T5, T6, and T7 from smallest to largest. A versatile screwdriver set is included on the best tools for working on airsoft guns list because it fits these small screw sizes.
Screwdriver Set Features:
- Size: Small precision screwdriver set including
- Phillips #000, #00, #0
- Slotted 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm
- Torx Star T-5, T-6, T-7
- Head Style: Phillips head, straight slot, and torx star
- Material: High strength chrome vanadium steel shaft
- Tip: Magnetized screwdriver tips
- Grip: Non-slip rubber handle grips with swivel end cap
- Model: SD-002
- Brand: EFFICERE
- Warranty: Contact Manufacturer
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool - $
- Weight: 5.9 ounces
Find an Awesome Small Screwdriver Set for Your Airsoft Gun Tool Kit - Phillips, Flat, and Star Heads
This small magnetized screwdriver set is extremely handy when it comes to working with small screws on airsoft guns. The magnetic tips are wonderful for aligning screw with holes and keeping track of small screws. This set of precision screwdrivers works with Phillips head, straight slot, and Torx star screws on all types of airsoft guns. You can usually find the set for about $14 USD, and check the current price below.
#5 Star Key Wrench Hex Driver Set
Identifying Star Head Bolts
Another commonly used type of bolt on airsoft guns is the star pattern bolt. These bolts are not as common as Phillips head and straight slot, but you need to know what they look like and have the right tools to work on them. They are more of a "specialty bolt" when compared to the other types of bolts. You can identify a star bolt by the 6 pointed "star" pattern on the head of the bolt. There are also star screws which have a pointy end where bolts are flat. See the figure to the right for identifying characteristics. You need to use a star driver or wrench with these types of bolts and screws.
Use with Airsoft Gun Gearboxes and Scope Mounts
Where to Locate Star Head Bolts on Airsoft Guns
Star pattern bolts are usually found on airsoft gun parts which do not need to be moved or adjusted very often. These parts include rifle scope and gun sight mounts, airsoft gearbox securing bolts, free float rails, Picatinny rail sections, and accessories like laser sight mounts. Because they are found on so many different airsoft gun parts and accessories, there are many sizes of star bolts.
About Larger Star Head Bolt Sizes
The larger star bolts on airsoft guns can range from T10 size (small) to T50 size (very large). Other star bolt sizes include T15, T20, T25, T27, T30, T40, and T45. Fortunately, you can pick up a star bolt hex driver set which has all of these common sizes found on airsoft guns. The T10-T50 star hex driver set pairs well with the smaller star screwdriver set above which has even smaller star bolt sizes of T5, T6, and T7.
Star Head Hex Set Features:
- Size: 9-pc. star key wrenches: T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30, T40, T45, T50
- Head Style: Star head
- Material: Black oxide finish heat treated chrome vanadium steel
- Grip: long arm hex driver with short arm L design
- Model: 25291
- Brand: TEKTON
- Warranty: Always Guaranteed - Email email@example.com for info
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool - $
- Weight: 12.2 ounces
A good set of star hex drivers should be included in any airsoft gun tool kit and is a great tool set to have around which will last for many years. You will be prepared to tackle any size of star bolt you find on your airsoft gun using these great quality tools. You can get yourself this star set for around $11 USD. Also since these tools are kind of "specialty", chances are you will be one of the few airsoft players with them in your airsoft gun tool kit. Be sure to get them back if you loan wrenches out!
#6 Metric (MM) and English (Inch) Hex Key Allen Wrench Set
All About Allen Bolts
Allen bolts are multipurpose bolts found on airsoft guns and other equipment. These types of bolts have a hexagonal shaped head with six sides similar to a "stop sign" shape. The multiple sizes of the hex pattern allow a correctly sized Allen key to make contact with all sides of the bolt pattern while tightening or loosening the bolt. Because of this sizing, it is extremely important to use the right size Allen key for the job. Using an incorrectly sized Allen key or wrench that is too small when trying to loosen a tight bolt on an airsoft gun can damaging the tool by wearing down the edges of the hex pattern. Use the right size for the job!
For Tightening Allen Bolts in Airsoft Gun Parts
Allen Bolts and Airsoft Guns
Allen bolts can are sometimes used in airsoft gun bodies, frames, receivers, and gun accessory parts. They are often use to hold folding gun sights on to Picatinny rails with mounting bolts. Allen bolts can be used to mount extra Picatinny rail attachments onto a integrated rail system (R.I.S.) on an M4 type airsoft gun for example. They are also more commonly used than other specialty bolts like star head.
Allen Bolt Example: Lancer Tactical G2 Airsoft LT-19B M4 Carbine Airsoft Gun
Here we can see the Allen bolts on the folding front sight and KeyMod rail system on the Lancer Tactical G2 Airsoft LT-19B M4 Carbine 10 AEG Rifle Airsoft Gun. These are a few examples of airsoft gun parts you can adjust or work on using your Allen wrench set.
Lancer Tactical G2 Airsoft LT-19B M4 Carbine
The Lancer Tactical Generation 2 (G2) M4 Carbine airsoft gun has an outstanding list of features and is a great airsoft gun for all players. It features 370 to 395 FPS, a KeyMod rail system, a tough polymer ABS airsoft gun construction, a durable full metal outer barrel for accuracy, and 20mm Picatinny optic rails for mounting airsoft rifle scopes and gun sights. Play airsoft now using this great M4 AEG airsoft gun by Lancer Tactical.
Allen Head Hex Key Set Features:
- Size: 30 piece set - 028-3/8 in English sizes and 0.7mm to 10mm metric sizes
- 15-pc. long pattern English hex key wrenches: 0.028, 0.035, 0.050, 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 5/16, and 3/8 in.
- 15-pc. short pattern metric hex key wrenches: 0.7, 0.9, 1.3, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 mm
- Head Style: Allen
- Material: Heat-treated steel with black oxide finish
- Grip: Long arm/short arm hex key handle
- Model: 25253
- Brand: TEKTON
- Warranty: Always Guaranteed - visit official website for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool - $
- Weight: 1.86 pounds
Having a 30 key Allen key set makes sure you will have the right key for the job of fine tuning your airsoft gun. With everything from a 0.028" to a 3/8" and 0.7mm to a 10mm size, this English and metric wrench set has you covered. Add it to your airsoft tool bag for about $16 USD.
This next 26 wrench Allen key set is a good alternative for light duty work. It doesn't have as many keys as the TEKTON set above, but it will save you a dollar or two if you don't need as many Allen wrench sizes in your airsoft tool bag. Check it out for around $14 USD.
#7 Wire Strippers or Wire Stripping Pliers
For Airsoft Gun Electrical Wiring and AEG Batteries
Wire strippers are great to have in your airsoft tool gear bag. This is because many airsoft guns are automatic electric guns (AEGs). These airsoft guns are usually AEG rifles, however there are also electric airsoft pistols. These AEG airsoft guns are powered by batteries and have a lot of wires inside them! Having a set of wire strippers or wire stripping pliers allows you work on them if necessary. This type of work might include replacing tamiya battery connectors with Deans plugs, replacing bad wiring, customizing fuses or making custom modifications or upgrades for specific battery types.
Where to Find Airsoft Gun Electrical Guides and Tutorials
Most AEG airsoft gun problems have solutions online. Try "Googling" the problem you are experiencing and also try searching airsoft gun tutorials on YouTube. There are many videos about everything from how to replace faulty AEG battery wiring to wiring your airsoft gun with Dean's connectors and more. Because a good wiring setup to key to AEGs working properly, wire strippers are a good addition to the best tools for working on airsoft guns list.
Wire Stripper Features:
- Size: Strips and cuts 10-22 AWG gauge wires
- Pliers Style: Pliers style nose allows wire stripper to pull and loop in wire
- Cutting Blade Material: Wire cutter with induction hardened cutting edge to stay sharp longer
- Grip: Comfortable, textured handles reduce hand fatigue
- Model: 2078309
- Brand: IRWIN
- Warranty: Full Lifetime Guarantee - Each IRWIN hand tool is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the tool under normal wear and tear, except for damage caused by misuse or alteration.
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool - $
- Weight: 3.04 ounces
A good durable set of wire strippers are a must have tool for working with the wires inside your AEG airsoft gun. These pliers help you cut the wires, strip wire casings, and crimp wire terminals together while working on your airsoft gun. If you want to become a serious airsoft gun trouble shooter, check out these wire strippers below. They usually cost between $11 to $20 USD.
5 Male and Female Dean Plugs for Soldering Attachment
Upgrading your airsoft gun battery tamiya connectors with T plugs or "Deans connectors" is a great way to mod your airsoft gun. These plugs have practically zero resistance meaning the electrical current can move through them effortlessly with every little resistance and heat. You can pick up a 5 pack of both male and female Deans connectors (10 total) for around $10 USD.
#8 Electrical Tape
For Taping Airsoft Gun Wires and General Use
If you are cutting or modifying the electrical wiring on your AEG airsoft gun, it is always good to have a roll of electrical tape around to tape up any loose wires or to better secure things. This tape comes in handy when you can't solder wires together or don't have a soldering iron yet. You can also tape up exposed wires where the electrical wire casing is cut, broken, or worn away.
Electrical tape doesn't just have to be used on electrics and wires. It comes in handy to tape things together like taping a full-sized 8.4V NiHM battery to a airsoft rifle stock before a last minute airsoft game when your mini battery just died. You can also use the black finish on the tape to cover up non tactical things like brass buttons on an old load bearing vest (LBE). The applications of a nice roll of electrical tape are endless in the world of airsoft.
Electrical Tape Features:
- Quantity: 6 pack of tape rolls, 66 feet
- Dimensions: 3/4 inch width
- Material: Vinyl electrical tape, cut to your needed length
- Color: Black
- Model: DS-TPAMZ015
- Brand: AmazonCommercial
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool kit accessory - $
- Weight: 2.75 ounces
Always have a roll of electrical tape with you. This is one of the great things to keep in a airsoft tactical vest MOLLE pouch so you will always have electrical tape when you need it. This is a great addition to your airsoft tool kit and also great to share with your airsoft team and friends. A 6 pack of rolls usually costs around $20 USD, so it's not too expensive either at around $3.33 per roll.
#9 Silicone Lubricant Oil Spray
Lubricate Your Airsoft Gun's Inner Barrel and Parts
Most airsoft guns shoot 6mm airsoft BBs really fast. Because of that, they need consistent lubrication to keep the BBs feeding from the airsoft gun magazine, into the hopup chamber, and firing smoothly down the barrel. Silicone lubricate oil spray is one of the best ways to keep your airsoft gun at its peak performance levels. There are several specific places you should oil and lubricate your airsoft gun.
Where To Lubricate Your Airsoft Gun
There are several specific places you should oil and lubricate your airsoft gun depending on if you have an AEG airsoft gun or other type of gun like a green gas blowback (GBB) pistol.
AEG Airsoft Gun Lubrication:
- The airsoft gun rifle barrel - Lubricate by spraying silicone oil onto a cleaning patch and swabbing the barrel with a cleaning rod.
- The airsoft gun's hopup chamber - Lubricate the hopup chamber, bucking, and nub inside the chamber by spraying silicone spray into the airsoft BB feeding hole in the airsoft gun's empty magazine well (remove the magazine and clear BBs from the chamber first by firing the gun in a safe direction).
- The AEG airsoft gun's gearbox - AEG gearboxes have gears which are usually coated in grease. You can use silicone lubricating spray in a pinch if you can hear the gears grinding and making strange noises. You can usually find a small lubricating hole on the lower back end of the gearbox where the AEG pistol grip handle attaches to spray a few squirts of lubricating oil. You will need to remove the AEG motor and pistol grip to get to the hole.
Green Gas Blowback (GBB) Airsoft Gun Lubrication:
- The GBB magazine seals - The rubber seals and gaskets which control the green gas in the magazine need to be lubricated often. Simply lubricate by spraying silicone oil into the top of the magazine and operating the valve several times to work the silicone oil into the seals and gaskets. If your magazine doesn't hold gas well (leaking, expending too soon, etc), repeat the lubricating process.
- Other GBB airsoft gun blowback moving parts - There are a lot of moving parts in blowback pistols including the slides and cylinders. It doesn't hurt to spray some silicone into these areas every now and then.
Silicone Lubricant Features:
- Size: 14 oz (397 grams)
- Application Style: Aerosol spray can
- Material: Teflon silicone oil
- Works With: Rubber, plastic, vinyl, leather, metal, and wood
- Description: A clean, light-duty product, DuPont Silicone Lubricant with Teflon Fluoropolymer is excellent for non-metal materials that may be damaged by conventional lubricants
- Model: DuPont Teflon Silicone Lubricant
- Brand: DuPont
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool kit addition - $
- Weight: 14 ounces
Lubricant spray helps reduce friction in your airsoft gun rifle barrel, keeps moving airsoft gun parts operating smoothly, preserves green gas blowback seals, and prevents corrosion on metal surfaces. Always have a can ready in your airsoft tool kit. Silicone spray usually costs around $9 USD. Check it out.
#10 Blue Loctite
What is Blue Loctite?
Loctite is a great way to make sure important screws and bolts don't come loose and fall off of your airsoft gun. Loctite is a liquid compound you can apply to the threads of a metal fastener like a bolt or screw. The compound solidifies which keeps the threads from becoming loose from use, vibrations, or movement.
Blue Loctite VS Red Loctite
Loctite Blue 242 is a "removable" liquid formula meaning you can remove the bolt or screw it was used on with a hand tool like a screwdriver and a little pressure. This makes Blue Loctite the best type of Loctite to use with airsoft guns.
There is another of Loctite called Red Loctite 271 that is a "permanent" formula. Do not use the red version on your airsoft guns unless you want the screw to be in place for a long time. One of the few ways to remove Red Loctite is to heat the bolt to 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
Loctite Ensures Airsoft Gun Screws Stay Tight
As you now know about all of our talk about screwdrivers, airsoft guns have many screws, bolts, and threaded attachments. These include all of the Phillips head, straight slot, Allen, Torx, star, and the other different types of bolts and screws we covered earlier. When tightening threaded metal fasteners it is important to make sure you do it correctly and prevent them from coming loose in the future.
Loctite is a great way to make sure important screws and bolts don't come loose and fall off of your airsoft gun. Loctite is a liquid compound you can apply to the threads of a metal fastener like a bolt or screw. The compound solidifies which keeps the threads from becoming loose from use, vibrations, or movement. Loctite Blue 242 is a removable liquid formula
Removable Blue Loctite Features:
- Size: 0.2 fluid oz
- Applicator Style: Drip tube
- Material Compound : Removable Loctite
- Strength: Medium-strength which allows nuts and bolts to be removed with hand tools
- Model: Blue 242
- Brand: Loctite
- Dry Time: 10 minute set time, Full cure in 24 hours
- Price: Low priced airsoft tool bag addition - $
- Weight: 0.2 fl ounces
Loctite helps screws and bolts on your airsoft gun stay in place once tightened and the Loctite is applied. For best results, let it set for 24 hours before intensive use. This is one of the best ways to make sure threaded fasteners like scope mount bolts and small screws don't fall off your airsoft gun while playing and become lost. A tube of Blue Loctite usually costs around $6 USD and is a great addition to your airsoft tool bag.
#11 Pliers Set with Needle Nose and Regular
For Tightening and Crimping Airsoft Gun Parts
Pliers come in handy when working with a lot of parts on airsoft guns. You can use them for a variety of tasks like clamping gun parts while you tighten them, gripping nuts while tightening the bolt going into the nut, clamping threaded castle nuts on rifle hand guards, and working with large threaded airsoft parts. A good pliers set with various types of pliers will make a lot of airsoft gun modifications and tasks easier. Look for the following types of pliers to add to your airsoft gun tool bag.
These are the standard pair of pliers that come to mind when you think of a pair of "pliers". They use a slip joint to expand between a large and a small size you can use to switch between securely holding different sized items. These pliers come in handy when working airsoft guns the in following areas:
- Removing flash hiders and rifle barrel tips
- Tightening and loosening airsoft gun buffer tubes
- Working on airsoft gun stocks
- Securing or tightening airsoft gun forends, R.I.S. rail systems, and M4 hand guards
- General airsoft maintenance gun tasks which need grippy pliers
Needle Nose Pliers:
Needle nose pliers are defined but their thin needle point which make them great for grabbing small things, working with wires, and other detailed tasks. They are handy for working with airsoft maintenance tasks which need a fine tuned set of pliers including:
- Twisting wires together
- Tightening zip ties
- Using to poke out airsoft gun frame pins
- Attaching springs
- Using with snap rings and lock nuts.
- Other precision airsoft gun tasks
Tongue and Groove Pliers:
Tongue and groove pliers are the biggest pliers out of this list (see the grouped picture below for the comparison scale). They are used for holding, tightening, and working with the largest airsoft gun parts like the barrel assemblies, weapon frames, and guns stocks. If you are clamping a large item with these pliers, it is good to place a pad between the metal teeth and your airsoft gun to prevent scratches or other damage. They are useful for working on these airsoft gun parts:
- Working with large guns stocks, bolts, and nuts
- Adjusting airsoft barrel assemblies
- Using as a mobile "vise" in the field to hold the entire airsoft rifle steady
- Using to pull of stuck or jammed parts (using padding between the part and pliers jaws)
Side Diagonal Cutting Pliers:
Side diagonal cutting pliers, also called wire cutters or snips, are another very useful type of pliers to have in your airsoft gun tool bag. They are useful for cutting almost any type of hard material from metal to rubber to plastic. Most airsoft players use these the most do things like trimming zip ties from airsoft field chronograph stations. We will talk about these next, so won't get into these too much right now. They are must haves for your airsoft gun tool bag.
- Cuts and snips almost any hard material from metal to plastic
- Great to have for electrical wiring jobs
- Use to customize airsoft gear as needed including trimming wire airsoft masks, modifying F.A.S.T. helmets, and airsoft gun parts and accessories
Pliers Set Features:
- Sizes: 4 Piece pro pliers set includes:
- 6" Diagonal cutting pliers
- 6" Slip joint pliers
- 8" Long nose pliers
- 10" Groove joint pliers
- Jaw Style: Machined jaws for maximum gripping strength
- Material: Constructed from durable nickel chromium steel
- Grip: Anti-pinch, non-slip ProTouch Grips provide comfort, control, and less hand fatigue
- Model: VISE-GRIP 2078707
- Brand: IRWIN
- Warranty: Full Lifetime Guarantee - Each IRWIN hand tool is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the tool under normal wear and tear, except for damage caused by misuse or alteration
- Price: Medium priced airsoft tool bag tool- $$
- Total Weight: 2.5 pounds
Find the pliers you need for working on your airsoft gun. This set of pliers can meet practically any airsoft gun maintenance need from gripping and crimping airsoft gun attachments, to tightening and stabilizing airsoft gun parts, to cutting and trimming extra material and loose ends. You can usually find this set of quality pliers for around $30 USD to add to your airsoft gun tool bag.
If you are making your airsoft tool kit on a budget and need a cheaper set of pliers, check out the WorkPro 7 piece pliers set. The set includes an 8-inch tongue and groove joint pliers, 8-inch and 6-inch slip joint pliers, 7-inch linesman pliers, 6-inch and 4.5-inch long nose pliers, and 6-inch diagonal side cutter pliers. This set is made out of drop forged steel and usually costs around $17 USD. Check it out for your airsoft tool bag.
#12 Diagonal Cutting Pliers
Cut Metal and Plastic Easily on Your Airsoft Gun
Diagonal cutting pliers are one of the most essential tools for an airsoft tool bag. This tool is also called "side cutters", "wire cutters", "snips" and a number of other names. Because of this, they are important enough to have their own section on the best tools for working with airsoft guns list. Once you start using your diagonal cutters for snipping projects, they become one of your go-to tools for cutting and trimming things for airsoft guns. These cutters are heavy duty and can clip right through almost any material include metals like steel, copper, and aluminum. Other materials like ABS plastic, rubber, and carbon fiber don't stand a chance either.
Diagonal Cutting Pliers Uses
These cutting pliers have almost unlimited potential while working with airsoft gun mods and part modifications. Here are just a few examples:
- Cutting airsoft gun battery plug connector wires to swap to Deans connectors
- Snipping wire in general (do NOT cut fences on airsoft fields with these cutters)
- Cutting various types of metal
- Trimming away extra rubber on homemade custom hopup buckings
- Cutting zip ties on airsoft tactical vests and gear
- Trimming the tails of chronograph zip tie markers at airsoft field chromo testing stations
- Modifying airsoft part fittings
Side Cutting Pliers Features:
- Size: 8 inch handled cutters
- Cutting Head Style: Induction hardened cutting edge stays sharper longer
- Material: Durable nickel chromium steel construction
- Grip: ProTouch grips provide extra comfort and reduces hand fatigue
- Model: 2078308
- Brand: IRWIN
- Warranty: Backed by the IRWIN VISE-GRIP Lifetime Guarantee
- Price: Low priced airsoft tool kit tool - $
- Weight: 5 ounces
These side diagonal cutting pliers can cut or snip anything from plastic to metal on your airsoft gun. If you picked up one of the sets above like the Premium 4-Piece Pliers set for airsoft guns, you already have a pair of these great side cutters. If you didn't check out the set or just only need a pair of these usually costs around $15 to 17 USD.
#13 Leatherman Multitool
A Do-It-All Tool For Your Airsoft Gun Tactical Vest
A quality Leatherman multitool is a great resource to have in your airsoft gun tactical vest, field pack, or gear bag. Leatherman multitools are the one tool you need in your airsoft bag to handle and fix multiple problems and issues with your gear, equipment, and airsoft gun. It comes in a small lightweight package but has many different tools and applications.
Leatherman Wingman Multitool Attachments
Here are a few tools found on the Leatherman Wingman multitool and airsoft gun problems you can solve with them. The Wingman is one of the best durable Leathermans you can find to add to your airsoft tool kit without breaking the bank. If you take care of your Leatherman and occasionally oil the joints, it will last for many years.
Knife Blade Leatherman Tool
Cutting, slicing, and dicing. The knife on the Leatherman can be used to cut straps on airsoft gear, open snacks at the airsoft field, trim tape, slice paracord and other tie-down ropes, and cut an apple for lunch after the airsoft game (clean it first). To use the knife on the Leatherman, swivel out the knife blade and close the Leatherman's handles to make a secure grip.
Pliers (Needlenose and Regular) Leatherman Tool
The Leatherman's pliers aren't as good as a dedicated set of pliers, but they come in handy for small tasks and airsoft gun repairs which need some extra grip. The very end of the Leatherman is designed to be used as a needlenose pliers, and the wider part farther inside the jaws is made to be used as a standard gripping pliers. To use the Leatherman's pliers, close the other attachment blades to get a firm grip on the Leatherman's handles while spreading and closing the handles to open and close the pliers jaws.
Phillips Head and Straight Slot Screwdriver Leatherman Tools
There are screwdriver attachment blades for a medium sized Phillips head screwdriver as well as big and small straight slot screwdrivers. These can usually handle most types of screw or bolt related problems (if the head fits and is the right size for the screw or bolt). To use the Leatherman's screwdriver tools, select the blade you need and open it all the way. Close the other blades not in use and fold the Leatherman handles together to make a good grip as you loosen to tighten the screw.
Wire Cutter Leatherman Tool
The pliers also have a small angle cutter area inside the jaws you can use to cut small wires and zip ties. These come in handy for small cutting jobs, but don't try to cut anything big with them. Use your diagonal cutting pliers for those bigger cutting jobs. To use the Leatherman's wire cutters, use the pliers in the same way described above but open the pliers jaws wider to access the inside cutting area.
Wire Stripper Leatherman Tool
Option 1: The wire stripping tool is located at the base of the can older blade tool. To use this tool, place the wire into the notch and rotate the wire against the notched area until you can pull the wire casing free.
Option 2: You can also use the wire cutters carefully to strip wire casings. For wire stripping with the Leatherman's wire cutters, get a firm hold on the wire but do not use enough pressure to cut the wire. Holding the wire in the cutter, rotate the Leatherman in a circular motion around the wire until it cuts through the wire casing. Then, pulling the casing away from the wire and leave the wire exposed. Be careful not to damage the underlying metal wire with the cutting blades
Scissors Leatherman Tool
If you need to finely cut or snip small, detailed things on your airsoft gear, the Leatherman's scissors come in handy for the task. The scissors are spring loaded and sharp enough to cut most cloth fabrics. To use the Leatherman's scissors, rotate them out from the inside of the handle opposite the knife blade. Open the scissors all the way and close the handles to get a good cutting grip.
Package Opener Leatherman Tool
If you have to cut plastic or open packages from the new airsoft gear you bought at the field or shop, the package opener is very useful. It is a small hooked blade that can easily slice through the package much easier than a knife. To use the package opener tool on the Leatherman, rotate that blade out of the right-hand side of the handle and close the handle to grip it tightly as you slice the package.
Bottle and Can Opener Leatherman Tools
The bottle and can opener is a standard J hook type can opener. It is useful for opening cans at the airsoft field. If you eat canned foods for lunch like tuna fish, canned peaches, or other canned goods, have this tool handy. To use the can opener on the Leatherman, rotate that tool blade from the handle and close the handle to grip the tool while you open the can.
Metal and Wood File Leatherman Tool
You can file metal or wood with the file tool blade on the Leatherman tool. This is great for small modification jobs on airsoft gun parts. To use the Leatherman's file, rotate the blade all the way open, and close the handles for the file grip. Complete the filing job by moving the grip back and worthwhile the file's blade contacts the surface of the object.
Leatherman Wingman Multitool Features:
- Size: 14 Tools in 1 Multitool
- Multitool Type: Classic design with pliers head
- Grip: Folding hands with tool blades which fold out from the handle, close the handles after opening the tool for use
- Model: Wingman
- Brand: LEATHERMAN
- Warranty: Backed by LEATHERMAN's 25-year warranty - see manufacturer site for details
- Price: High priced airsoft tool kit addition - $$$
- Weight: 6.88 ounces
Having a Leatherman multitool in your airsoft gear bag or tool kit will enable you to solve many airsoft gun problems in the field. The 14 different tool attachments fix things from loose screws, cutting wires, opening packages, filing metal, and grabbing things with the pliers. The Wingman multitool usually costs around $60 USD. It is a pretty good deal considering you get 14 tools in 1.
#14 Mill Cut File
Custom Fit Airsoft Gun Parts with Precision Filing
Files are a standard tool used for working with metal, wood, and plastic materials. If you are customizing your airsoft gun, a file can help you better fit gun parts together by evening out surfaces between the two parts. You can also use a file to perform airsoft gun modifications like rounding down sharp edges on KeyMod or Picatinny rail systems, adapt aftermarket rifle and gun stocks to AEG airsoft guns, customize airsoft sniper rifle stocks and bedding, and grind down rough spots on grips and hand guards. You can also use the file to customize rail accessories, folding sights, scope mounts, and other roughly or improperly fitting airsoft gun components.
What is a mill cut file?
A mill cut file is a strip of metal made from a cut bar of steel. It has rows of grooves or "teeth" in it which are angled in one direction. The steel of the file is heat treated to increase its strength, elastic limit (yield strength) and hardness. This makes it able to abrasively remove metal with the teeth as it is moved in a back and forth motion against another type of material like metal, wood, or plastic.
How To Use a File on Airsoft Gun Components
To use a file when working with airsoft gun parts and components, you need to know how to properly use a file. A file removes material in one direction. This is the direction the teeth are angled to "bite". There is a handle on one end of the file. This is the side that you hold while filing. To remove material with the file's teeth, you need to press the file against the object at the farthest tip of the file from the handle. Push the file across the object you are filing with the handle until the full length of the file runs across the object. With each stroke of the file, small pieces of the object are removed by the file's teeth. Repeat until enough material is removed to improve the fit of the airsoft gun part or the airsoft gun customization is finished.
Mill File Features:
- Size: 6 inch mill cut file
- File Style: Mill cut file, carded
- Material: Carbon combined with precise heat treatment to increase strength, yield strength (elastic limit), and hardness
- Grip: Metal file tang (no handle - handle options available)
- Model: FE405506BC0CD
- Brand: Corona
- Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty - see manufacturer's website
- Price: Low priced airsoft tool kit tool - $
- Weight: 0.16 ounces
A mill cut file helps you modify many airsoft gun parts. If you are serious about customizing airsoft guns, this is a good tool to add to your airsoft tool kit. A 6" file is a good size to be able to work with small airsoft gun parts. If you need a more efficient tool or remove a lot of material from a airsoft gun, try a 12" mill cut file. These files usually cost about $9 to $14 USD.
#15 Airsoft Gun Cleaning Rods and Patches
Must Haves for Cleaning Your Airsoft Gun
Airsoft guns shoot better when they are cleaned, free of dust and debris, and well lubricated. It is important to have a cleaning kit for your airsoft gun to keep it running at peak performance. A good airsoft gun cleaning kit will have several items in it for all of your cleaning and lubricating needs.
An airsoft gun cleaning rod or unjamming rod
If you bought your gun new online from an airsoft retailer like Amazon or from an airsoft shop, it may have come with a cleaning rod. These rods are very useful for cleaning the airsoft gun's bore. This is the area inside the airsoft gun's barrel. If your airsoft gun did not come with a cleaning rod, check out the cleaning kits below which include one.
Cleaning patches for your airsoft gun
Cleaning patches are used to clean your airsoft gun. These patches are useful to soak with silicone oil and clean areas such as the airsoft gun barrel. You can make patches by cutting up old undershirts or by ordering a large pack of airsoft gun cleaning patches with several hundred in it online for a few dollars.
Silicone Oil Spray Lubricant
Do you remember the silicone oil spray we talked about earlier? This lubricant is a very important part of cleaning airsoft guns. You need to spray this on patches (or directly into the airsoft gun's inner barrel) to clean the barrel. Afterwards, swab the inside of the barrel with your cleaning rod and patch. See below for detailed cleaning steps.
Cleaning Brushes and Picks
Cleaning brushes and picks are a great way to clean harder to reach areas like inside your airsoft guns magazine well, areas inside the airsoft gun receiver by the gearbox, and places inside the stock. Find a brush set with multiple types cleaning brushes include plastic, steel, and copper brush bristles. This will help you have the right brush depending if you need to remove light dust or heavy dirt and other substances. The picks come in handy to lightly scrape surfaces during the airsoft gun cleaning process.
How to Clean and Lubricate an Airsoft Gun Barrel
To clean your gun's bore, use the following steps:
- Unload and make your airsoft gun safe by removing the magazine, making sure the gun's chamber is empty of airsoft BBs, and disconnecting the battery (if the airsoft gun is an AEG) or other power source (if the airsoft gun has an HPA or PolarStar system)
- After the airsoft gun is safe, disassemble the gun and access the barrel
- Look down the barrel to make sure it is clear
- If it is not clear, use your cleaning or unjamming rod to remove the stuck objects or particles
- Next, spray silicone lubricating oil on a cleaning patch
- Use the patch to swab the inside of the barrel with your cleaning rod
- Spread the oil evenly throughout the barrel's length
- Start at the muzzle end of the gun barrel (the tip where the flash hider is) and slowly push the cleaning rod and silicone oil soaked patch toward the other end by the airsoft gun's receiver
- NOTE: Be careful not to run the cleaning rod as far back as the airsoft gun's hopup because the cleaning rod can damage the hopup nub and bucking
Cleaning Kits and Patches Features:
- Kit: Air rifle maintenance kit
- Specifics: AC1 includes all products necessary to clean and maintain all air pistols, air rifles, BB and pellet guns
- Kit Components: Includes a 3 piece steel rod with looped handle, lubricating oil, brass knob end, .17 caliber brush (not needed for airsoft guns), and cleaning patches
- Model: AC1
- Brand: Hoppe's
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool kit cleaning setup - $
- Weight: Very light - just a few ounces
There are not many aftermarket cleaning rods for airsoft guns on the market right now. One of the best ones to check out is the Hoppe's air pistol and air rifle maintenance kit. This kit will work well with airsoft guns and includes a 3 piece cleaning rod which will work on all types of airsoft guns from the longest barreled airsoft sniper rifles to 16" M4 assault rifle AEGS to small airsoft pistol barrels. Don't use the .17 brass brush on your airsoft gun. It usually costs around $12 to $14 USD.
Cleaning brushes and picks can help clean hard to reach areas and dislodge stuck airsoft BBs. A nice brush kit will have several types of brushes which help you remove and clean different materials including a plastic bristle brush, copper bristle brush, and a steel bristle brush. These different types of brushes help you clean everything from oil, dust, dirt, metal pieces, and other foreign particles out of your airsoft gun. The picks also are useful for scraping out large particles, removing jammed airsoft BBs, or removing grease clumps from delicate areas like inside and around your AEG airsoft gun gearbox. You can find a full set of cleanings brushes and picks to add to your airsoft gun tool kit for around $17 USD.
Cleaning patches are essential to swabbing your airsoft gun's rifle barrel bore and cleaning your airsoft gun. You can make some cleaning patches by cutting up an old white undershirt. If you don't have spare or old undershirts, you can always find a giant pack of cleaning patches online. Add these to your airsoft gun cleaning kit for about $6 USD.
#16 Other Great Airsoft Tool Kit Tools
Other Specialty Tools For Working With Airsoft Guns
There are many other tools available for customizing airsoft guns making airsoft guns more awesome. They include Dremel rotary tools, soldering irons, and multimeter testers. These tools are for advanced customization and wiring projects on airsoft guns. Physical gun customization includes building custom airsoft gun attachments and weapon modifications. Electrical gun customization include modifying battery wiring inputs, rerouting electrical components, and replacing wiring setups and harnesses.
Dremel and Airsoft Gun Customizations
Dremels really come in handy when physically manipulating and modifying your airsoft gun's frame, stock, rail systems, bipods, grips, and other airsoft gun attachments. A Dremel tool is a rotary powered tool which spins at very high rotations per minute or PRMs. It has a bit attachment head which allows you to add attachments like grinders, cutters, engravers, polishers, sanders, and similar add-ons. These options allow you to customize your gun to the limits of your imagination.
A word of caution here. Once you start cutting or grinding, you must plan and know what you are doing. Cutting too much or grinding too far can create undesired results. Plan your airsoft gun customization. Draw it out. Check the details and dimensions. Double check everything again. Then start the work carefully with the Dremel tool.
- Want to grind down your angled Magpul polymer foregrip? A Dremel tool can easily grind it down.
- Want to remove a section of your SOPMOD stock and reroute the battery wiring into a larger external AEG battery pack? A Dremel tool can cut out a section of gun stock in no time.
- Want to add extra grooves into your grip for added texture? A Dremel tool can cut grooves easily.
Dremel Rotary Tool Features:
- Size: Handheld multipurpose rotary tool
- Application: Light metalwork, woodworking, and plastic on airsoft guns
- Attachments: Engraved cutter point, felt polishing wheels, nylon brush cleaning wheel, sanding band, grinding stone, and other padded wheels
- Accessories: Plastic case, battery charger, mandrel, and wrench
- Power: Cordless battery
- Grip: 360 degree soft grip material allows for comfort and precise control
- Model: Dremel Lite 7760 N/10 4V Li-Ion Cordless Rotary Tool
- Brand: Dremel
- Warranty: 2 year manufacturer's warranty
- Price: High priced airsoft gun customization tool - $$$
- Weight: 1.29 pounds
Dremels are great for customizing your airsoft gun and can be used for sanding, cutting, polishing, and grinding down airsoft gun parts. This is an advanced airsoft gun tool kit tool and should be treated with careful planning and use. Plan and prepare customizations while doubling checking everything. A good Dremel starter tool and accessories kit usually costs around $50 USD.
Soldering Iron Work and Airsoft Guns
Soldering irons help you customize airsoft gun wiring and electrical systems. If you want to complete a customization project like swap your airsoft gun's plastic tamiya connector battery plugs to Deans connectors, you will probably want to solder the new wiring connections. Solder is a fusible metal alloy which, when heated, is used to create a bond between two wires which allows electrical current to pass through. A soldering iron is used to draw a bead of melted solder alloy onto the two wires to connect them.
Soldering Iron Tool Features:
- Size: Portable soldering iron electronics kit
- Iron Style: Adjustable temperature welding tool
- Material: Aluminum
- Handle: Heat-insulated and anti-scalding silicone handle for protection
- Kit Includes: Soldering Iron, desoldering pump, five different soldering iron tips, tin wire tube, soldering iron stand, tweezers, wire stripper cutter, two 24awg electronic wires, and carry bag
- Model: 60W Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool
- Brand: Anbes
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool kit addition - $
- Weight: 1.1 pounds
Soldering irons are useful for modifying the wiring on your airsoft gun. Check out this soldering iron kit which has all of the necessary accessories to get your started with your first soldering projects and airsoft gun customizations. The soldering kit usually costs around $23 USD, so you can easily pick one up for your airsoft gun tool kit.
Using a Multimeter to Measure Electric Airsoft Gun Current
AEG airsoft guns are electric and are powered by batteries. When working on electric airsoft guns, it is useful to know how many amps (amperes) are flowing through the gun's wiring. Amps are short for amperes. It is a unit of electric current between two points. The amps of an airsoft gun are defined by the gun's draw of current from the battery. The battery does not define an airsoft gun's amps. The electrical current draw from the motor creates the amp demand of the gun. Amps vary from airsoft gun to airsoft gun depending on the gun's wiring quality, connectors, motor, and other specifications. On average, standard airsoft guns can measure between 10 amps to 30 amps. Using a multimeter helps you better understand your electric airsoft gun's amp demand and where you can optimize your airsoft gun to be more efficient.
- Style: Digital multimeter
- Measure: AC/DC Voltage, DC Current (Not AC Current), Resistance, Continuity, Diodes, and more
- Case Material: Plastic with rubber corner guard case
- Screen: Backlit LCD screen
- Includes: Multimeter, two test leads, 9V 6F22 battery, user manual
- Model: AM33D
- Brand: AstroAI
- Price: Low priced airsoft gun tool kit addition - $
- Weight: 8.8 ounces
Having a good multimeter in your airsoft gun tool kit will help you measure electrical currents and voltages from your airsoft gun batteries and chargers. Electrical improvements and customizations are a good way to improve your airsoft gun's performance. Using a multimeter will help you better understand your airsoft guns electrical draw and bottlenecks. Add an multimeter to your airsoft tool kit for about $13 USD.
#17 Airsoft Gun Tool Bag
Store All of Your Airsoft Gun Tools in a Handy Bag
You never know when your airsoft gun will need a few tweaks or modifications before the next airsoft game. They also come in handy if other airsoft players are less prepared than you and don't have what they need to fix their rifles. You can step in and save the day by whipping out your trusty tool set. Once you have assembled all of the best tools for working on airsoft guns, the only thing left to do is have a place to put them!
Grab your favorite old gear bag and bring everything you need for troubleshooting to the airsoft field. The tool bag should be big enough to hold and organize everything but not too big so that everything gets jumbled together. Find a nice sized bag with pockets, pouches, and zippered compartments to keep your airsoft tools organized. If you don't have an airsoft tool bag check out some of the best bags for tool kits below.
Tool Bag Features:
- Size: 22 tool holding bag
- Style: Shoulder carry airsoft tool kit bag
- Material: 600D polyester construction sewn together with heavy stitching for maximum durability
- Storage: 12 inside pockets and 10 outside pouches
- Model: Custom Leathercraft 1165 Large BigMouth Bag
- Handles: Padded carry handles
- Brand: CLC
- Price: Medium priced airsoft tool kit bag- $
- Weight: 1.32 pounds
Now that you have all of these great tools for working on airsoft guns, you need a place to store them. This 22 capacity tool bag will meet your needs for holding all of the tools you need to bring to the airsoft field. The reinforced stitching will hold up well over time and be a great asset to your airsoft team. You can usually find this tool bag for $24 to $36 USD.
If you need a more tactical tool kit for your airsoft tools, check out this tool bag. The main tool compartment has slots for tool storage along with 3 zippered external pouches. You can attach additional MOLLE pouches to the sides and back if you need to. This tactical airsoft gun tool bay usually costs around $35 USD. Choose from black, coyote brown, and olive drab green to match your airsoft kit and loadout.
Once you have your main airsoft tool bag setup, think about the tools you might need on the airsoft field. Using a tactical MOLLE tool pouch is a good way to carry smaller tools like a Leatherman multitool, a roll of electrical tape, and other small items with you in the field during airsoft games. A tactical tool pouch for your airsoft vest usually costs $12 to $19 USD.
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