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Your perfect tool kit?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by CBRNE, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Dec 3, 2012
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    Same here,I have been using 3 of them with the first going back to the start of them as a company and I snagged 2 new ones pretty cheap this week for another vehicle kit I need!

    They are not really ideal for the tools I carry so that I can make an all inclusive kit but they are higher quality than almost anything else out there too.

    My favorite feature I think is the entirely waterproof bottom,the tools will not soak water from below.

    They are also way too heavy both empty or loaded but what are yo going to do if yo want to protect your tools?
  2. tmshaffer

    tmshaffer Loaded Pockets

    Jul 24, 2010
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  3. Outbound

    Outbound Loaded Pockets

    Nov 26, 2010
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    There's some great ideas in this thread, but I think the first question one has to ask is what is your intended purpose for the tools?

    - Generic home DIY?
    - Automotive maintenance and repair?
    - Bicycle maintenance and repair?
    - Construction?
    - Metal work?
    - Tech?
    - Electrical?

    etc etc.

    I have tools for all those. For the most part, they're not fully mobile though.

    If I were to assemble a kit that can go in two or three easily portable cases that can handle a wide variety of tasks it'd have roughly the following. Of course, omit tools you don't need and add those you do. With this list though, I'd feel pretty confident tackling most projects that pop up. This doesn't include more expensive specialty tools that are trade specific though. I feel this list is pretty much the required tool stock that every man should have in his home:

    - 1/4" and 1/2" drive ratchets
    - 1/4" and 1/2" drive metric and imperial sockets, both short and deep
    - 1/2" drive spark plug socket
    - Metric and Imperial wrenches
    - 6", 8" and 12" adjustable wrenches
    - Torque wrench
    - Breaker bar
    - 12" aluminum handled pipe wrench
    - Allen wrenches, Metric and Imperial
    - Set of screwdrivers, standard length and stubby
    - Needlenose pliers, straight and bent
    - Standard pliers
    - Linesman's pliers
    - Side cutters
    - Needle nose vise grips
    - Standard vise grips
    - Claw hammer
    - Ball peen hammer
    - Brass hammer
    - Dead blow hammer
    - Rubber or wood mallet
    - Center punch and drift punch set
    - Pry bar
    - Cordless drill with 2 batteries and charger
    - Set of twist drills
    - Set of drill bits
    - Multimeter
    - Live wire tester
    - Wire stripper
    - 2 C-clamps
    - 2 torpedo levels
    - 2ft level
    - Chalk line
    - String line
    - Stud finder
    - Bow saw
    - Axe
    - Carpenter's saw
    - Tire pressure gauge
    - Tire air chuck
    - 2ft square
    - 1ft square
    - Combination square
    - Speed square
    - Tape measure, Metric and Imperial. 16ft minimum, 25ft preferred.
    Last edited by Outbound, Nov 13, 2017
    #23 Outbound, Nov 13, 2017
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  4. WillAdams

    WillAdams Loaded Pockets

    Jun 11, 2013
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    Here's the toolkit I carry to/from work (office job, but occasionally I have to adjust furniture and stuff):


    Finally got the Spyderench I've wanted but didn't buy when they were available, Mininch canvas pouch, their first 3 tools, a Pocketwrench, Leatherman Mini PST and 2 Bitkys (lost the third --- the magnets aren't as strong as I'd like).

    EDIT: not pictured is an additional holder for bits for the smaller Mininch Tool Pen Mini.
    #24 WillAdams, Feb 1, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2020
  5. Radioactive_Man

    Radioactive_Man Loaded Pockets

    Jul 21, 2010
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  6. Day Tripper

    Day Tripper Loaded Pockets

    Dec 11, 2013
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    I like how this guy thinks...I mean, why pack your keychain toolkit in your checked bags while traveling when something might come up, and you may have to walk out on the wing and do mid-flight repairs to one of the engines with those tools. :bounce:
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  7. Lateck

    Lateck Loaded Pockets

    Jan 31, 2011
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    I carry multiple levels on me, in my car, in my truck and at home.
    There is no way one person can "carry" all of the tools needed for all jobs. We just carry what might work for "that" level.
    @Outbound has a good list and stated the obvious, "what are we going to work on".
    To me my truck is my main tool box for most repairs.
    But I always carry a Surge with bit set and extension and saw blades. Among some other keychain tools.
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