Recommended DIY Tools
Here is a list of tools that we have tested and can recommend purchasing for modding mice or just adding to your toolbox in general.
Note: We have not received any compensation from any of these product vendors, we are just listing tools that we genuinely think work well. None of these links are referral links.
Amazon Scam Warning
There is currently a scam going around amazon in which shady companies will "hijack" popular product listings in order to sell a cheaply made alternative under the popular brand name. They will usually provide it as another variant named something such as "#1 New Version" or "Updated Version 2.0". Be careful when ordering tools and other stuff on Amazon.
Fake Listing - Sold by random company name, no prime checkmark, name changed to #1 Pack, etc.
Real Listing - Sold by Amazon.com, Prime shipping checkmark
Current Recommended Tools
Screwdriver Set - iFixit Mako Precision Screwdriver Set - After purchasing this, we've pretty much never had an electronic that we weren't able to open up. Everything feels premium and the magnetic tips are very handy for pulling screws out of tight places.
Needle Nose Pliers - Hakko CHP PN-2007 Long-Nose Pliers - Really useful and pretty safe to use pliers. Most pliers I've had will rust all over within a few months, but I've had no problems with these so far. Hakko is a good brand in general.
Product Link - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FZPHEW2
Spudgers - Fixinus Universal Spudgers 50-pack - Comes nicely packaged, good value for the money. Useful for prying open smaller electronics such as mice or controllers.
Product Link - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F76J0W0/