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Carry a Victorinox Quattro Screwdriver on your Keychain

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by kmcrawford111, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. kmcrawford111

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    I just started carrying one of these on my keychain. This is one of the part included with some of the Swisscard models. My main inspiration for this was trying to find a way to fill the void in phillips sizes that my Leatherman presents. What I wanted to carry was something around phillips #0. Most multi-tools seem to be lacking in phillips sizes in my opinion, usually with just one size that is somewhere between #1 and #2. It also has a smaller, but not tiny slotted size, which the Charge also lacks. The Charge does have the tiny bit driver but mine sees very little use. The Quattro fits very nicely on my keychain. It slid right onto my small stainless steel twisty without any modification. Sure, I could have carried some of the supplemental bits for the bit driver, but this is much neater, especially conusdering that I prefer pocket clip carry. There are other advantages, too: it may be useful, say, if I need to loosen a screw while holding a nut (with the pliers on the Leatherman) at the same time, and for times when I'm not permitted to carry a knife, I may be able to at least still have some screwdrivers instead of loosing both (I do not carry a dedicated knife). A knife and screwdrivers and definitely the tools I use most. The thing weighs next to nothing, is very thin, small overall, and is cheap. It may not be practical for high-torque applications, but all things considered it packs a alot of functionality into a tiny package.
     

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  2. dinoadventures

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    excellent.

    whereabouts can they be had?
     
  3. knightrider

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    Very nice! I like it. Minimalistic and useful, an edcers dream. :)
     
  4. Deaths Head

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    There is a different brand that looks just like that which was posted a while back. I don't have one yet, and I'm a big Victorinox fan. I too want to know where you got it from.
     
  5. camiller

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    go to www.swissarmy.com
    click Multi-Tools in the top menu
    click parts&accessories on the left

    30532 Quattro multi-bit screwdriver $1.50

    Hope that helps
     
  6. Deaths Head

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    Thanks camiller for the link. :trampoline:
    Wow $1.50 retail. What a bargain!
     
  7. Chief-Yeah

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    Thanks for the heads up.I've been looking for those.I just ordered two of those bad boys.
     
  8. Mer

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    Excellent,

    Thanks for the info.

    Mer
     
  9. Jeff9266

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    Thanks for the info - I've been looking for a small keychain screwdriver and this looks a lot smaller than the Swiss Tech Screwzall that I was considering.

    Jeff
     
  10. RyanMalpiede

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    yup I bought 10 of those babies a couple of years ago for the same reason ... i made the mistake of selling 8 of them, now trying to get replacements is a killer.

    I had taped one to the back of my watch & also kept one around the neck clasped with a glued on earth magnet to my photon freedom.
     
  11. Mer

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    Just ordered a dozen. They'll make good gifts.

    12 were $23.95 shipped.

    Great deal, thanks again,

    Mer
     
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    I was just going to say that the shipping is probably four times the price of the item. We should get a group buy going.

    Cliff
     
  13. Mer

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    Almost 4 times exactly, $5.95. Getting 12 made it seem not so bad. ;D

    Something like this would be perfect for a group buy.

    It'd make it really easy too for the buyers to send the buyee a S.A.S.E. since these could easily be put in an envelope.

    That would save the original purchaser the hastle of addressing all the envelopes and buying postage.

    If you want me to I'll weigh one when they arrive to see what postage would be.

    I wouldn't mind doing this as long as it was Self Addressed Stamped Envelope based.

    Mer
     
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    I'm in for a group buy, but you know what happened to me! 4000 oval split rings.. :lolhammer: Thanks to some great members here, I only have about 2000 left. I like the little screwdrivers and i'll take a couple if you decide to do a group buy.

    Thanks Mer!
     
  15. Chief-Yeah

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    Count me in too.
     
  16. Mer

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    OK, as soon as I get mine I'll weigh them and see how many can realistically be sent in a standard sized envelope. I'm guessing 2 but we'll see.

    I'll post as soon as they arrive and I have some figures.

    Mer
     
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    The Quattro screwdriver looks like it requires considerably more clearance around the screw head, which is a consideration in choosing between the two tools.
     
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    That back-of-watch idea is excellent.

    I'm in for a group buy. Refresh my memory... SASE is an envelope with postage addressed to me inside an envelope with postage addressed to the buyer?
     
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    SASE =

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