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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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    Xtrajack

    I looked at the v-shaped wrenches but felt that if the fastener was much more than finger tight, that the wrench would just round off the corners.
    Have you found that the PocketWrench II works very well?

    One thing I find I need is some form of a hammer. I'm thinking of getting a 1 inch piece of brass about 3 to 4 inches long.
    with the handle screwed into the side so that I can carry it broken down. Will add a bunch of weight so I'm not sure how
    much I"ll like the idea.

    the leather box at this point is just over half full so I do have some room.

    Leadfoot
     
  2. xtrajack

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    The Pocket Wrench II does work nicely, it isn't really a high torque tool though. Because it is so thin, if it does slip, it doesn't round the whole nut.
     
  3. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hey Xrtajack, I'd love to see this. A stubby convertible cresent/pipe wrench? Got any pics or a link?

    About the WD-40. I'm looking into the "No-Mess Pen" Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get my hands on one locally. Ebay has a lot of sellers with some, even some with free shipping. I think they're normal pencil/pen size, though. I've seen small, maybe 4" tall, spray cans before, too.
     
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  4. coyote

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    nice to know. thnx for the clearification!
     
  5. parnass

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    You can easily store all 4 bits in the handle of both the regular and Torx versions. Just use a needle nose pliers and pull out and remove the plastic divider section inside the handle. It was a simple friction fit in both of my drivers.

    All bits will fit inside the handle once the plastic divider is removed.
     
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    EDIT: Ahhh... Parnass typed it faster than me. :laugh:

    I have the Husky 6-Piece Torx Screwdriver Set with the 4 double-sided bits (I assume this also applies to the Phillips/Slotted version) and this also bothered me when I first got it. There is a very simple solution.

    1. Take the 4th bit and set it aside.
    2. Remove the cap from the back.
    3. Remove the other 3 bits and set them aside with the 4th bit.
    4. If you look inside you will see a black plastic piece that forms 3 compartments for the bits.
    5. This piece is only friction fit into the chamber.
    6. Take a pair of needle nose pliers (the pliers on a SwissTool or similar work fine) and firmly grasp the piece inserting the pliers as deeply as possible.
    7. Hold the handle firmly and pull.
    8. The black plastic divider should come out with a satisfying "pop."
    9. Now all 4 bits will fit in the handle for convenient carry.
    ATB,
    Sam
     
  7. Leadfoot

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    Woohoo thanks guys I will certainly do that mod, that's the one thing that irritated me about the Husky drivers.

    Thanks again Leadfoot
     
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    Here you go:

    [​IMG]

    the wrench is in pipe wrench mode
     
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    Thats pretty slick. Any idea where I can get my grubbies on one?
     
  10. tmedina

    tmedina EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hah! Good to know! I just tried this and it works perfectly! Thanks.

    -Trevor
     
  11. Leadfoot

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    Xtrajack, nice wrench, what is the brand name?

    Parnass, Indigo-wolf, pulling the insert out of the Husky is the bomb,
    might make a bit of a rattle but I"m half deaf is it is. Thanks.

    Leadfoot
     
  12. xtrajack

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    Unfortunately, I don't have any idea where you would be able to get hold of one. I also don't remember if there was a brand name on it when I bought it. I have probably had it 10 or 15 years.

    It caught my attention because the jaws in wrench mode are wider than a standard 6" crescent wrench, the pipe wrench aspect is just bonus in my book. It had a vinyl/rubber handle, knd of like the Plasti-dip stuff.
    BTW, all I did was remove the coating on the handle--- I didn't actually cut any of the wrench.
     
  13. mightywombat

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    I'd recommend getting white electrical tape instead of black, so you can write on it. I plan on putting a pencil torch and some solder in my kit, since I do electronics repairs sometimes. I'll be posting up my kit later this week, probably. Love the leather bag!
     
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    Wire cutters
    Duck Tape
    Peace of copper wire
    Notebook
    Pencil
    Aluminum foil
    Some Sugru or simmilar
     
  15. Leadfoot

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    Thanks for the ideas everyone.

    Lets see, duct tape, note cards wrapped in plastic, build some form of a hammer, pencil, the Vise-Grip has a good set of wire cutters,
    brass punch to go with the hammer, zip ties, electricians tape. All good idea's, thanks again.

    Leadfoot
     
  16. Leadfoot

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    Double tap

    Leadfoot
     
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    freaking brilliant!!!!! thank you guys so much for that tip!
     
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    It also gives you room for a few extra bits if you can find them.
     
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    if the cavity was just slightly bigger, one handle could hold both hex and phillips/slot bits. unfortunately it doesn't...
     
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    Could you please post a picture of this so I can see what you mean?

    Thanks!

    I am just starting to try to make a kit for myself.