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1/4" hex to 4mm hex Micro Bit Adapter

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by bquinlan, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. bquinlan

    bquinlan Loaded Pockets

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    Wiha finally makes an adapter that will allow you to use their wonderful 4mm hex Micro Bits with a standard 1/4" hex driver. But I am never satisfied... :idiot2:

    Has anyone modified a Micro Bit adapter so it will work in a Leatherman flat-bit driver? I really want a Mciro Bit adapter that will fit directly into my Surge. Any suggestions on how to go about finding or making something like that?

    I have made the pleasant discovery that Micro Bits take up a lot less room than standard 1/4" hex bits, so I am carrying them to save space and weight.

    --Bob Q
     
  2. dfinf2

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    The easiest way I could imagine to do this, at least judging by the picture

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    is to remove the 1/4inch part in some way and insert/replace with one of the flat bits that Leatherman makes. The other way would be to get a grinder and set aside some time and grind the 1/4inch part down to the specs of the flat bit adapter on the Surge. Think I might have to pick one up and take a look at it!
     
  3. Xerxes

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    I too discovered micro bits recently, when I bought a Kamasa ratchet driver for my going-away-from-home tool kit. I haven't had to use them yet.

    They're probably not as good as Wiha; it's hard to get the full range of Wiha products in the UK. Does anyone know any good sources?
     
  4. bquinlan

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    Wiha has a web site for England: http://wiha.com/england

    --Bob Q
     
  5. Xerxes

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    And I'd never found it. Thanks very much.
     
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    pagga Loaded Pockets

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    I don't know about the bits, but I imagine they're hardened. If you do go the grinder route, don't forget to keep the metal cool so it doesn't lose its temper. Pretty easy for a small piece like that to heat up...you might even be better off with some sort of clamp/file arrangement.
     
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