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EDC Pocket Kits

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by jds1, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. SOS24

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    Mine are the dyneema and they are surprisingly durable. I can understand not liking a zipper wallet. I like the security factor. In questionable areas, especially traveling I tend to split my wallet. The most important but not as much used go in a small zipper pouch that has a loop inside the waistband tied to belt. This pouch is perfect for that.
     
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  2. jag-engr
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    Mine are the ROBIC Extreema (HDPE Gridstop made with dyneema), so your experience bodes well for me.

    I can definitely see that. I've considered the CountyComm Deep Cover Clip Pouch (like Nathaniel Whiteinge recommended above) for a similar use.
     
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  3. Nathaniel Whiteinge

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    I was initially on the fence about pocket-carrying these but I can't get over the reach. I just went out to winterize the sprinklers and thought for sure I'd have to go in to grab something a little bigger. But nope, not only do they fit on the solenoid they even have a little extra room to really bite down. They were spendy but wow have they gotten a lot of use just in the last couple months. :)

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    Whaaat? Nice find! It's not listed on wihatools.com and now I have questions. Thanks! I just ordered one and I'll report back with a comparison.
     
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    I got a pair of cheap water pump pliers this summer just to try out, and I am hooked. They perform far better than my previous go-to pliers, channel locks. As I noted above, I also found a cheap set of tiny channel locks to be extremely functional. I can only imagine how capable a set of premium mini water pump pliers could be! :smile_coffee:

    I look forward to your report. I really like your pocket tool pouch as a no-compromise alternative to a multitool. I typically carry a Leatherman Wave+ when I need a multitool, but I generally just use the pliers, saw, and bit driver.
     
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    What mini ratchet driver is that?
     
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  6. Nathaniel Whiteinge

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    Looks like shipping will be about three weeks. :sleep:

    The Wave looks nice. I haven't yet figured out a good saw solution for me. (Though CountyComm has a handle I want to experiment with.) I may just need to put a good multi tool in my near-EDC bag to round things out.

    That is the Topeak ratchet. The little carrying case it comes with is also pretty nice (and does fit the 4" Knipex in place of the tire wedges). I also have a little Craftsman mini ratchet that fits the Leatherman flat bits great and has a slight bend to it which feels much nicer in the hand. However the additional 1/4" driver on the butt of the Topeak provides a lot of reach that comes in handy frequently enough.
     
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    It is my favorite of the Leatherman offerings. Do get the Wave+, though - it has replaceable carbide cutters on the pliers.

    If you are carrying it in a bag, the Opinel No. 12 Folding Saw looks promising.
     
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  8. Nick4305
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    ...It looks like a Katana Mini Ratchet to me, but i'm not sure of this.
     
  9. EZDog

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    I didnt think it would fit really but the tiny Knipex do go right into the Chums Wallet along with an Arm Bar and magnetic 1/4" extension and I am looking for appropriate bit to stick in the front clear pocket too.

    These Chums Wallets are the best thing I have found in this size range to date.

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  10. mash4077

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    Kind of looks like the Sun Company Gocompass.
     
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  11. Burncycle

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    For those wanting to try out the Topeak Ratchet, but not wanting to drop $30-40, there's a version at O'Relly auto for around $17 after tax.

    https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/power-torque-tools/power-torque-9-piece-1-4-inch-drive-phillips-slotted-hex-standard-two-way-bits-set-with-key-chain/ptt0/gm4315

    I picked one up the other day because I wanted a little 1/4" screwdriver and 1/4" ratchet to throw into my bit kit, and this fills the job of both since it has a slot on the end and it's the smallest one I've found. So far I like it. Retention on the end is via magnet, retention on the ratchet is via wire.
     
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    Hi,
    the link says "Error 404 - Page not found"....
     
  13. Burncycle

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    Sorry, I'm not sure why it's not opening. Here's an image of the product page, they're usually up at the four way displays near the registers.



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    It doesn't come with an extension like the Topeak Ratchet, but any 1/4" extension works fine (I've been using one that came in my impact driver bit kit, and it also works fine with the Leatherman extension).
     
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  14. Nathaniel Whiteinge

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    The Centrofix Super Slim arrived this week. It's got an interesting locking mechanism. The bit holder has a shallow depth with a magnet on a spring. You place a bit on the magnet then push the bit deeper into the holder which eventually triggers a locking mechanism that keeps the bit in place. Then you can release the lock by pulling the ring at the base of the holder and the bit springs back up to the shallow depth and is easy to remove from there.

    Unfortunately it's only made for single-ended bits and does not fit the Leatherman flat bits at all. They're (much) too long to engage the locking mechanism. In the picture I'm holding the bit in place by pressing it against the desk -- you can see the notch in the bit outside the bit holder even with the spring all the way compressed.

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    Oh well; it was worth the gamble. It's a quality bit holder and I'm sure I'll get plenty of non-EDC use out of it.

    As a side-rant: Single-ended 1/4 bits seem pretty standardized and a bit from one vendor almost always works fine in tools/accessories from another vendor. In contrast, double-ended 1/4 bits seem almost entirely vendor-specific and shopping for accessories is extremely difficult -- you pretty much just have to try it to see if it works or not. Maybe there are specifications but I don't know how to look for them.
     
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  15. Burncycle

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    Shame, it's nice and slimline compared to some others. Thanks for taking one for the team and letting us know!
     
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  16. MatBlack

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    My mini kit:[​IMG]
    Mini ti pen, mini ti prybar, tweezers, slot screwdriver, 1911 firing pin (for untying), safety pin, paper clip, scissors, cord, nail clippers, dollar coins, 4-way ti screwdriver &
    Vic Cadet.
     
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