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Screwdriver EDC

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by severdhed, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. severdhed

    severdhed Loaded Pockets

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    Do any of you carry a dedicated screw driver? If so, which one and how? I carry my Leatherman Skeletool along with the bit kit and extension, and while this works fairly well for many situations, sometimes I just wish I had a real screwdriver. I do keep a small precision driver with 9 various mini bits in it for taking apart electronics, but I sometimes need something more substantial.

    I'm out of space in my pockets, so I needed to come up with a belt carry option. I found this kobalt driver a while back at Lowe's that is a nice size. It has storage in the handle for 6 regular bits, but I opted for 3 extended length bits instead. The Leatherman bit extender seems to work well with this, so I can also use all of the flat Leatherman bits with it.

    I had previously used a section of 1" black poly pipe from home Depot to make a belt holster for my flashlight, so I figured I'd do the same for this screwdriver. It is a little bit too large in diameter in the thickest part of the handle, so I had to heat to the pipe and press in another piece of pipe to stretch out the top end a little. It is a tight fit, but it is a single piece design with no additional hardware and so far it works great. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I have been searching for a long time for something better where carrying a legit screwdriver is concerned.

    I also need pliers/cutters/strippers and a variety of other tools and the combination of needs has been a challenge to meet to say the least.

    Until I started carrying the Gerber CenterDrive that is!

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    The CD really is a screwdriver in the best sense also wrapped in a package with a great set of Pliers and other tools as a bonus.
    The ability to interchange standard bits and use the driver at different angles and then fold it into a smaller form and holster it has really effectively enhanced my productivity by a mile!

    I also carry the same Kobalt driver as you at times,I love the SAK Cybertool for its precision drivers and pliers in a small pocket size and there are a handful of other drivers that I will/can carry as needed but the CD is the answer for me at least for the last year or so.

    This one is especially handy as long as there are only standard and phillips screws involved and I wish these were still around and being improved for sure.
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    Love this Klein too!

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    Of course there is the Wera

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    I used a Spirit X with Leatherman Bit Adapter and Bits up until then and while I also LOVE the Spirit and the way that it works for me there is no real substitute in my world for the real magnetic bit holder in the CD!
     
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  3. neo71665

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    Carry a Klein 10 in one in my bag.
     
  4. WillAdams

    WillAdams Loaded Pockets

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    Not a dedicated screwdriver, but surprisingly capable: https://www.edcforums.com/threads/bits-and-more.140691/#post-2701822

    - CRKT Getaway Driver
    - Everratchet
    - 3 Bitkys

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    I keep thinking about carrying a Starrett 559A or B, but that would be more of a fetish than an actual tool (and not something I'm willing to risk losing).

    I did just get a Kershaw Select Fire, and I'm debating on swapping out my Rangerwood 55 for it, but I'm probably not, since I keep hoping I'll have occasion to use the corkscrew.
     
  5. jemhouston

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    Stanley Pocket Multi-Bit Screwdriver 3-Pc., 4-in-1, carry it in my Rite-in-Rain cover

    Along with the bit in whichever Leatherman I'm carrying
     
  6. el_murdoque

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  7. aicolainen

    aicolainen Loaded Pockets

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    I joined the Kickstarter some time back. Scheduled for delivery in January 2020. It looks pretty useful, and I hope it is, but not exactly the route to choose if you need something like this double-quick
     
  8. severdhed

    severdhed Loaded Pockets

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    The select fire is cool in theory, but I wish the driver locked out when extended. It folds to easily when applying any kind of pressure

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  9. severdhed

    severdhed Loaded Pockets

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    So after carrying this for a few days, i discovered that the rubberized handle on the Kobalt screwdriver made it very difficult to remove from the polyethylene pipe.

    Since i couldn't find the right tool for the job, i decided to make it myself.

    i picked up a quick release bit holder at the local hardware store. I then used Tinkercad to model a handle and end cap in 3D to my specifications. Once it was complete, i sent the STL file to my friend who was kind enough to 3D Print it for me....and here it is! I made a custom belt holster for it from a section of 1" polyethylene pipe. By combining this with the Leatherman bit extender, it is also compatible with the flat double-sided Leatherman bits.
    I know it is just a screwdriver, but it makes me quite happy.

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  10. Outbound

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    I don't EDC a screwdriver but I have a multi bit one in my toolbox at work. Picquic is the brand and it's honestly the best quality multi-bit screwdriver I've ever owned.

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  11. madkins007

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    My mini-tool kit has a dedicated screwdriver set that I LOVE, but is hard to get nowadays- the Doc Allen Versatool (one source is County Comm). Since it uses standard bits, you can customize the kit a lot- longer extension, specialty bits, socket drivers and size adapters, etc. I toss in some sockets of the sizes I most often need for a more complete selection.
     
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  12. el_murdoque

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    Apart from the stylish titanium BigIdesign EDC screwdriver, my first choice would be the Wera Kraftform Kompakt 20.
    Six bits in the handle, and both the opening of the handle and the extraction of the bit holder are spring loaded and snap open with the satisfying 'CLACK' of German precision.
    It's quite big for an EDC item, but it comes with a pouch and once you assembled it you have a full sized tool in your hands that'll do so much more than work in a pinch.
     
  13. FiaOlleDog

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    Well, for my (light duty) EDC tasks I carry a kind of a screw driver (was a gift at a computer show many years ago):

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    This is used together with a mini-ratchet and a set of bits:
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    As the two bit sets that came with the mini-ratchet covered all the standard bits I added additional sizes into the screw driver box bit holder. This gives me in total 16+6 (22) bits to deal with almost any screw I may come across, and with the bit extension also hard-to-reach locations can be handled.

    The total weight of 212g (7.5oz) is about the same as a large smartphone - so very handy.
     
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  14. parnass

    parnass Loaded Pockets

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    In addition to multitools, I have a large assortment of pocket screwdrivers that I've carried over the years. An SK and a Stanley are the most recently carried. The keychain screwdrivers (last photo) suck.
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  15. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    This arrived around Christmas and it is pretty sweet!
    Lots of usage in a small package!

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  16. jcombs

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    I do have the Wera Kompact in a truck bag. Not really EDC but it’s close if I need it.
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    And just ran across the Fulcrum tool from Vero Engineering. A hybrid pry bar and driver that might work for some and a new batch is coming from the maker in June. Pricey at $90 but appears well made.
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  17. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    This never leaves my pocket; I actually carry it in the same pouch with my coins...:


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    These have been around FOREVER it seems... or at least since 1927 based on the inscription on the back. My Dad always had one on his keys; I gave my son one for his as well. And yes, it comes in very handy.

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  18. jackknife

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    YES!!!!

    I've done more with one of those over my 70 plus years of life than any multitool or SAK. My dad always carried one and gave me one when I was a kid. That and my old P-38 lives in my wallet and has been useful literally for most my life.

    Growing up in the 1950's, keychain tools and keychain knives were the popular thing. Most pocket knives were small one or two blade little penknife size things and were accompanies by tools like the keychain screw driver. Somehow people did very well without the massive overkill stuff of today. In my senior citizen years I've scaled back to the the old and simple stuff. My Sears 4-way keychain screw driver and P-38 are in my wallet and my Victorinox executive is in my coin pocket. Thats been it for many years now. Somehow I'm still alive. The whole EDC thing has grown ridiculous in over done gizmos.
     
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  19. garza

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    i have carried a Trim Trio since the 80’s. It is a nice keychain tool with a small blade.
     
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  20. jackknife

    jackknife Loaded Pockets

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    OMG, I remember those! Very good little EDC pocket knife/multitool for urban use. I had a couple over the years and had no complaint about them as they did get the job done of opening boxed, cutting twine, plastic packaging. I remember they sometimes had them at the corner drug store on a cardboard stand up display by the cans register up front. They were like a dollar and something when I was a teenager. You saw lots of them, and I think they were the SAK classic of their day.
     
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