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Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by kmdesigns, Jan 27, 2010.
Next to your multi-tool , what other kinds of tools do you frequently carry?
Hex keys, you cannot believe how much these come in handy.
If I know I am going to need another tool or doing a specific task then I will grab it or my tool box. Otherwise, I do not EDC any other tools other than a multitool, typically a Victorinox Spirit.
A Garrity four-in-one screwdriver from Home Depot. I have it mainly for the eyeglass bit, which is about a jillion times easier to work with than the one on my otherwise beloved Leatherman Pulse.
Gotta love that Victorinox Swiss Spirit. Im a Victorinox guy all the way. I also EDC screwdrivers from home depot. I have the 8 in 1 phillips and slotted screw driver as well as the 8 in 1 torx screwdriver for my knives.
i always heve my Versa Driver (works with my SOG 1/4" driver) and a full set of bits for the Surge. Also a superknife hobby knife, retractable Xacto, and if I think I'll need it a full set of 1/4" scerwdriver bits.
4 in 1 screwdriver- it's a little smaller than most 4 in 1's I've seen, and uses 1/4" bits, which means that I can substitute in regular 1/4" bits for more versatility.
Electricians scissors- I modded them and added a pocket clip so that I could hook them next to my knife. They beat the small scissors found on multitools hands down.
Small channel locks- they fit nicely in the longer pocket on the right side of my Carhartts, and if I put my cellphone in the shorter pocket, then neither will fall out. With either one missing, I have to worry about the other falling out.
Folding utility knife- sometimes, I need to cut something that I don't to touch with my good knife.
SwissTech Screwz-All and SwissTech Utili-Key. Both give me screwdrivers of various sizes, and the Utili-Key has a bottle opener!
I carry one of these:
I do I.T. work, and I use this screwdriver often.
I carry the Atwood Wingnut and found it a very useful tool. I'm actually suprised how much it gets used! I hope I am able to score a metric version if/when they come out.
A JDR "Beta" is on my keyring and gets used a lot too.
I also have a small selection of 1/4" bits for use with the Atwood
Oh course I have a leatherman Ti with bit kit in my backpack also.
Mini 5" Adjustable Wrench - For nut & bolts that are two sided or when there are a LOT of them, this beats my MT's for speed & comfort.
LED 5~150V Voltage Detector - A really convenient little device that functions as a safety precaution if I'm working on home wiring that's also very effective on auto wiring. It's a tiny thing at barely 2oz. and it only detects voltage by lighting up.
Mini Tape Measure - This I use a lot for all sorts of things...
Mini 9" Pry Bar - A lot of people here carry some form of these and for a good reason. They are very practical and can reduce the wear on your MT for heavy duty applications. Plus this item crosses into the emergency/rescue category. I carry a 9" Wunder-Bar pry bar and it can pry open doors, dislodge AC units & I imagine that it could wedge itself and possibly open some stuck car doors or elevator doors.
Pocket REF - I consider this little book a tool.
Of course if I know beforehand that I'm going to be working on a certain task that will require special or full-sized tools I'll take those as well.
But to be perfectly honest... Most of the times, for the types of things I do, all I need is a quality Multi-Tool.
8" adjustable wrench for my lighting class. Also carry the beloved mini-pry bar
VersaTool from CountyComm (slotted, phillips, torx bits)
Stanley 2 x 2-headed bit
1/4" Ratchet handle
Little keychain sized prybar for me. At work, I use it to pry open hard drive enclosures.
I carry a ruler (a little 3 inch steel one). I never would have guessed how handy it would be until I always had it with me.
At work( when I had a job) I carried a large CountryCom prybar for small pry jobs and combo locks, also their screwkeys. And that Gerber folding knife that you use razor blades in. Plus a Leatherman MT(old Charge) Not including all my regular electrical tools.
swiss tech utilikey, and a double ended precisions screwdriver (one end philips, one end flat)
res-q-me tool.always good to be prepared
On my keyring amongst the other goodies I have an Atwood Area 51 Keyton.
Most work days and occasionally on other days I have an EDC pouch in my bag with a fair few tools: Leatherman TTi with bit set & extension and a Spydertool are both MTs I suppose.
This also holds tool wise:
A vintage folding corkscrew that also comes with an interchangeable flat screwdrivers, bradawls and a spike.
A well worn Atwood Bug out bar.
And a small butane soldering iron/torch which has come in handy a few times.
A lighter for lighting kerosene torch.