The Tools for rough work are a quest item featured in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.

"Basic toolkit"
- Inventory description, v1.30013+
Basic toolkit 'Young technician'. It's hardly suitable for work, which needs subtlety, but it conditions of total lack of tools in the Zone can be useful for thrifty one's.
- Inventory description, v1.4000+


  • This item is required by Deedee and sometimes Sakharov in very early releases, as part of a side-mission to Find a starter toolkit (find a "Basic toolkit")
  • If the player acquires the piece and is unable to deliver it, then it becomes an undroppable overhead.
  • Between v1.3003 and subsequent releases, the Basic toolkit was renamed to the Tools for rough work and its parameters and description metrics altered.
  • From v1.4005 Deedee's missions are deprecated and this item is now a quest item for various Technicians.


Known locations for this item in versions before v1.4005 are:
Known locations for this item starting with v1.4005 are:


A target item for the following quests or side missions:


  • If Deedee becomes 'immobilized' in his office, the player will be burdened with the item as dead weight (v1.3003)
  • There is one at Duty Checkpoint in Forest. It sits on a shelf but it is a furniture item.



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