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Bit Extender Screw Keychain Driver ( homemade )

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by SUMGAI, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. SUMGAI

    SUMGAI Loaded Pockets

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    I wanted to share a nifty idea I had these days.
    Maybe it is not new at all.

    I searched for keychain devices that take up screw bits.
    There are some, but they either do not hold them well or are a more expensive item like the thing from CRKT.

    I ended up taking a bit holder extender and had a buddy with a standing drill put a 3mm hole in the socket end ( where it goes into the handle of your driver ). I put a split ring through and now I can have it hanging from my keychain.

    A bitset from Aliexpress with rubber holder goes in the EDC pouch and you´re set up the cheap way.
    Of course you do not have much torque, but it serves it´s purpose.


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  2. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    @SUMGAI: Neat, and I applaud your creativity.

    One thing not clear to me. Since the rubber bit holder with the various bits has to go into your pouch anyway, what is the advantage gained of having the driver on your keychain? Looking at your pic of the driver, my first reaction is that the bit driver could easily be carried along with the rubber bit holder in the pouch. You might even be able to have a slightly better handle for better torque. Something as simple as a rubber band or perhaps a velcro strap could be used to hold them together in the pouch if necessary so that you'd not have to dig around in the pouch for the driver.

    Not trying to rain on your parade. This just is how I'd probably handle things.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  3. SUMGAI

    SUMGAI Loaded Pockets

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    you are right. i havn´t worked out a neater way to carry the bits.
     
  4. WillAdams

    WillAdams Loaded Pockets

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    It's very cool, rather reminiscent of the Doc Allen Versatool --- needs to be paired w/ an Atwood Bitbucket or something similar.
     
  5. SUMGAI

    SUMGAI Loaded Pockets

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    there are those slim toothpick tubes, but even if they are wide enough i do not see how they can hold more than three bits ;(
     
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  6. WillAdams

    WillAdams Loaded Pockets

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    Yeah, I did a more space efficient 3D printed design a while back:

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    but it's not quite something I'd want to carry around in a pocket day in/day out. Need to revisit that and work up something suited to pocket carry.
     
  7. mzil

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    I made this by combining the best of two different $1 screwdrivers:
     
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  8. Moshe ben David

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    Can't help but wonder if there would be some way to adapt and Altoid tin or similar, maybe something plastic (like a mini Pelican box but slimmer?) to drop into an edc bag.

    I'm often struck on this forum how few of us sometimes cruise through non-edc oriented stores just for ideas. I mean places like hardware stores (I include Home Depot, Lowes, Ace); places like The Container Store; REI; etc. Once in a while, even a local supermarket, Kmart, Walmart, etc. -- especially if they have various items for packing lunches etc even for the kids.

    My personal favorites are The Container Store, Home Depot, supermarkets.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  9. WillAdams

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    The bit holder I posted fits into an Altoids tin quite nicely:


    https://www.edcforums.com/threads/whats-in-your-altoids-tin-other-than-mints.122931/page-5#post-2585171

    It's gotten bumped to Frequently Grabbed Tool Bag rather than EDC by an almost full set of the Mininch tools in their canvas bag.
     
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  10. tmshaffer

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    I would love one