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Further to above, if you plan to offer wheel building services on your own, there are tools and equipment that are needed, and some you can live without, but make life much better when you have them.
You will need nipple wrenches to fit various types and sizes of nipples, a truing stand, dishing tool and a tension meter.
I worked for years without a professional grade spoke threader, but now that I have one, I wonder how I did it.
Also, when you get into working with bladed spokes, or light gauge racing spokes, some kind of anti spoke twisting tool is essential, and it better be one that doesn't mar anodized or painted finishes on expensive colored spokes.
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