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Any "metric" alternative to G3/G5 Prybaby

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by raggasonic, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. raggasonic

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    Hi Guys !

    I always see keychain tools such as G3/G5 prybaby/any tool with nuts wrench in imperial measures.
    Well, that's pretty normal I'd say, because most of them are designed/made by americans.

    But, as a french guy, I have absolutely no need of those tools, because of the metric system...
    Has anyone ever heard/read about such a tool with metric nut wrench ?

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge ;)
     
  2. Heywood Floyd

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    I have to deal with ISO metric sizes mostly too.

    Mr Atwood has made metric versions of the Prybaby but they seem to be more difficult to come by than the imperial versions.

    I recall some time ago responding to one of his surveys asking what metics sizes would be most useable in a Prybaby configuration.

    In all honesty I've not had to hold any significant torque whilst using my keychain tools so a perfect fit has not been a big impediment to practical use. Also the accuracy of various makers is not equal so in some instances what is supposed to be an imperial size is closer to a metric one … lol

    Sometimes just a tear drop shape cutaway has been enough to hold a nut with friction doing the rest.

    All better than just fingers but, granted a precision cut would be the most desirable.

    As a substantial alternative, if you are likely to deal with only one or two sizes and need to hold a reasonable torque load, you might consider just buying a conventional small spanner.

    I've seen where a ring spanner was cut down and the cut end formed into a pry bar http://edcforums.com/threads/mini-pry-bars.91474/page-3#post-1142106. It was a neat and elegant solution that seemed to carry very well and look aesthetically cool.

    Salut
     
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  3. Valerian

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    The LM Piranha has metric wrench sizes, but it's much larger than most Atwoods.
     
  4. raggasonic

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    Thanks for your feedbacks ;)
    LM makes also the Mako Ti which could do the job.
    I'll continue searching, but I keep this one in mind.
     
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    I found the Gecko Ti Guitar tool, but it seems to be sold out.
    Or I found it at twice the inital price...
     
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    The metric Atwood is called the Metwrench.
     
  9. raggasonic

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    I'm not sure to want to pull the trigger on Atwwod's tools, on a price point of view.
    At least, at this time :D
     
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    If you really the like the G3/G5 Prybabies, there is a metric G4 Prybaby. Get ready to pay the gold price for that one 'tho.