Hello, I have finally managed to get into a couple of the NRA gunsmith classes at Montgomery College. Many thanks need to go to my family for supporting this. Anyway, the budget is still a concern so I thought I would ask folks on a couple of different forums for opinions. In my experience, tools fall into one of three categories: One: Complete junk. With lots of cursing and a little luck, you might get through one job Two: Meh. Will hold up for a couple of jobs, but may still involve cursing. Great for beating on, using torque multipliers, cutting into custom shapes, etc Three: Good stuff. These get the job done every time. Four: Masterworks. These are a pleasure to work with, but at the cost of a second mortgage. So, with that in mind I am looking for the following stuff in the second or preferably third group and ideas on good places to buy them. Drill Bit set: I need a complete 115 piece three way set. I am clueless on this one; I usually just sharpen up sometime from the box so it is obviously something I really need! Dial Caliper and micrometer: OK, I have never owned either one, so I am clueless on these as well. I suspect the ones at Harbor Freight are not up to the job, but a top of the line is not in the budget. Screw driver set: I am leaning toward a Chapman set (8900 Gunsmithing) to get me started. I know a bit type set will have some reach problems, but I figure I can back fill with Grace style drivers as I need them. What do you guys think? Punch Set, with Cup tips: The required tool list includes these from Brownells (080-000-645). They seem like a necessary tool for certain firearms, but they are pricy for a full set and I dont know how often I would use them. Can anybody tell me which firearms need these? Are there any other (cheaper) place to buy them from? Files: What do folks think is a good cut to go with that is between a bastard and a stone? I cant find anything other then bastard files locally to finger test. Is smooth to fine? Norten stones: Where to get Lath and Mill bits: Where to get Thanks, Eric Wanna kill these ads? We can help!