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The Four Inch Tool Kit

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Leadfoot, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Leadfoot

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    Here's a little project that I've been working on for awhile.

    A four inch tool kit with four inch tools or less, well sorta.

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    Genuine Vise-Grip, Channel Lock and Crescent Wrench.
    Mini Sharpie, Stanley small box cutter, Widgey bar from County Comm.
    General Ratchet driver with reverse lever, Vermont Hex Driver and generic driver extension.
    Stanley Power Lock ten foot tape and two bit driver sets.
    All carried in a WWII leather ammo box.

    Will replace the Stanley box cutter with a metal version.
    All of these tools can be currently bought with a little searching,
    except for the Vermont Hex Driver with such a small handle.

    Putting the General Ratchet driver on the extension and then
    adding the Vermont Hex driver gives you quite a bit of leverage
    for such a small tool.


    Leadfoot aka Doug
     
  2. IMWILSON
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    IMWILSON EDC Wizard

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    Nice kit, love the leather ammo box. Where did you find it?
     
  3. marsos52

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    pretty sweet,, only missing a 4 inch flashlight....... love that leather bag.....
     
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    Nice setup, cool bag too.
     
  5. Leadfoot

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    A friend bought several of these from one of those advertisers in the back of Shot Gun News





    There's a minimum of three lights on me when leaving the house, but I may look for an appropriate version for the kit.


    So have I missed an obvious item for this kit?
    It's not a do anything kit, but will do more than you might think.
    I have been considering a Pelican 1020 case because the kit
    gets left out on the four wheeler some nights, kind of hard on the leather.

    Leadfoot
     
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    Micro screwdriver with assorted bits.
    Wire strippers.
    Assorted wire nuts.
    Electrical tape.
    Plastic cable ties.

    Nice tool kit.
     
  7. coyote

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    a couple of Husky Micro Precision Screwdriver kits, in both phillips/slot and torx

    you can find the phillips/slot version here or at home depot
     
  8. Leadfoot

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    I do have the torx version of that Husky screwdriver kit. but it's a bit long and wont fit in the box,
    mostly because you have to store one of the bits in the driver, it only has storage for three of the four bits.

    Will do the electricians and duct tape alone with some zip ties.

    Thanks Guys, Leadfoot
     
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    Love it. Makes me want to condense my tool kit even more.
     
  11. Leadfoot

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    Thanks I'll go check one of those out.

    Leadfoot
     
  12. tmedina

    tmedina EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I love the kit - I'll have to tinker with something similar.

    A notepad or index cards, a pen or pencil, permanent marker.

    Duct tape.

    But still, a really great kit!

    -Trevor
     
  13. coyote

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    where does it say that? all i can find is "Bits stored in handle for convenient uses", but not how many store in it.

    that one appeared to be just like the husky version discussed, with three stored in the handle and a fourth always left in the shaft.
     
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  16. Leadfoot

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    This kit is not so much about little screws and fasteners, but something that will take off
    a small part so that I don't have to make a trip up front to the shop.

    This is what's out back.

    Mind you some of these screws and bolts have not been moved for 80 years, but you would be surprised
    at what can be broken lose.
    Having grown up in a wrecking yard I was used to carrying a tool or two in the pockets all day,
    a 5wr or 4wr Vise-Grip will take the damnedest things apart.
    Now that I think of it, a small container of WD40 might just be the thing to add to the kit.


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    Leadfoot
     
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    I have 1 of each; 1 with flat and Philips bits and one with Torx bits. All the bits store in the handles of the ones I have. Bought them at my local Lowe's about a year ago.
     
  18. Leadfoot

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    IMWILSON thank you for the additional information, the Husky version is a pain in the butt because it only stores three of the bits in the handle, which means you have to put a length of rubber tubing over the one still in the driver so it doesn't fall out, which of course makes the whole thing longer.

    Leadfoot
     
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    No problem. The handle on the ones from Lowe's looks larger in diameter than the Husky version. It would be a pain to edc with a bit sticking out. One reason I bought the Kobalt ones was the handle storeage.
     
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    Looks rather complete. I used to carry a 1/4" hex bit & socket set. I didn't need it often enough to warrant carrying.

    Now my EDC tool kit consists of:

    breacher bar
    Pocket Wrench II
    vintage Gerber multi tool
    stubby convertable cresent/pipe wrench
    a pair of screw pliers for stripped screws
    Leatherman mini multi tool w/wire strippers
    a genuine Vise Grip Toolbox multi tool
    a Byrdwrench
    3' tape measure
    precision screw driver set (for my glasses, mostly)
    8 pound capacity retreiver magnet
    Sheffield utility knife
    a Stanley mini prybar
    brass scraper (for work)
    This stuff isn't actually put together in/with a specific case, it is more or less distributed on my person.