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Leatherman Squirt Mod

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by ceweale, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. ceweale

    ceweale Empty Pockets

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    After seeing some of the key modifications to the Micras I decided to try it on a Squirt. I followed the same formula that seems to work on the Micras. Take the tool apart (had to grind the rivets on the Squirt), use a tool as a template to modify / grind the keys and re-assemble.

    I re-assembled mine using #6 stainless machine screws and nuts. I would like to use a threaded tube with screws on each side so that the tools can be removed while the threaded tube stays in place holding the pliers in place. Unfortunately I haven't been able to locate such a small threaded tube (roughly 1/8" outside diameter). Any help in locating such a tube (or other ideas) would be appreciated.

    Here is the Squirt.
     

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  2. Rochefort

    Rochefort Loaded Pockets

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    That's a cool mod. O0
    I've been wanting to do the the same, but unfortunately, Abloy-keys wont fit in the "toolslots" that squirt has. I modded my Micra last spring, but I would really lie to have my keys on the outside, not on the inside as Micra has them.
     
  3. parnass

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    :welcome: Welcome to EDC Forums, ceweale. Good first post.
     
  4. RyanMalpiede

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    Very nice work ceweale ... how long did it take you to mod? Might have to try the same.
     
  5. fishwolf

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    Nice! Welcome to EDCF!
     
  6. max6166

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    Very inventive! O0
     
  7. ceweale

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    It took me most of an evening to do the work. I had picked up the machine screws and copied the keys in advance so all I had to do was grind out the rest of the rivets (I had taken one out to measure so I could get the screws) and cut down / grind the keys.
     
  8. bruner

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    Nice work!

    :thumbsup:

    Dan

    :)
     
  9. ceweale

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    Small correction. The machine screws I used were #4, not #6. I found some round aluminum standoffs at digikey and turned them down a little (they were too big) using a drill and a bench grinder and now I have a #2 screw on each side instead of a screw and a nut. As a bonus, it is a little closer in diameter to the rivit that was removed so the pliers work a little more solid. Thanks.
     
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    Sorry for the necro post. I just got a squirt myself. What tool would you use to grind down the rivets?
     
  12. metropolicity

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    Try using the rods for body jewelry, they are threaded and come in various sizes.
     
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