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#135108 - 06/07/08 10:02 PM Re: Multitool Bit Driver question [Re: Emp]
Jackal Offline
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http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5905

17-Piece Ratchet and Socket Screw Drivers Set

Price: $13.63

1/4" square drive right for gerber ?

black strip seems to have t1/t2 drives



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#135126 - 06/08/08 03:17 AM Re: Multitool Bit Driver question [Re: ]
JohnN Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 966
Loc: Seattle, WA
The "Removable Bit Driver" for the Leatherman Juice series will accommodate standard bits in addition to the low profile Leatherman bits.

They include a couple of bits with the removable bit driver which are useless since there are so few.

What I've done is keep the bit driver itself and throw out the included bits and purchase their full "Bit Kit".

The removable bit driver, the bit kit and and a standard T6 torq bit (from the Benchmade Bluebox kit) fit nicely in an Omniseal waterproof holder which I keep in my bag and carry my Juice XE6 on my person.

Based on the available removable bit drivers on their accessory page, it looks like this trick will work for the Blast, Fuse, Kick, Vista, Hybrid, Genus, Juice or Core (Core uses a different bit driver).

-john


Leatherman Accessories Page


Edited by JohnN (06/08/08 03:33 AM)

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#135256 - 06/09/08 01:00 PM Re: Multitool Bit Driver question [Re: JohnN]
Hacksaw
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I just picked up a 4mm driver set from a local surplus hardware store for $9. Nice telescopic bit driver with a snake extender and about 40 bits in all shapes and sizes including the tiniest torx I've ever seen, a good selection of hex, and even the mostly useless pozidrive in 2 sizes.

Now I just have to magnetize the bits somehow so they'll stick in. The fit is good so they shouldn't need much.

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#135360 - 06/10/08 07:51 AM Re: Multitool Bit Driver question [Re: ]
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I found a picture of my setup (minus the torq bit).

-john


[full sized]

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#135361 - 06/10/08 09:00 AM Re: Multitool Bit Driver question [Re: JohnN]
Stokie Offline
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Not to hijack the thread, but wasn't there a bit extension bar available some time back for the Leatherman. On the above Leatherman site I don't see it. I've seen it pictured here in an earlier thread, (search didn't help unfortunately) anyone remember that?

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#135376 - 06/10/08 01:14 PM Re: Multitool Bit Driver question [Re: Stokie]
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#135385 - 06/10/08 02:10 PM Re: Multitool Bit Driver question [Re: ]
Paragon Offline
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Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 231
Loc: Greensboro, NC
Originally Posted By: Hacksaw
Unfortunately the bits I need are very specific to the other gadgets I sometimes carry and this means small Torx (like T-1 or T2) and similar rare bits.

I can't imagine anything actually using a T-1 or T-2 bit. The smallest fastener that I have personally seen is a T-6, and the set of bits that I purchased ranged from T-5 through T-10.

If the T-5 bit were hollow, it could probably be used as a hyperdermic needle, so I can only imagine how tiny a T-1 or T-2 is.

Jim
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#135391 - 06/10/08 02:38 PM Re: Multitool Bit Driver question [Re: Paragon]
Hacksaw
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That was my bad...now that I have a set that small in front of me I meant T-4 and T-5...which the set I just picked up has. For some reason I thought the torx on my Kershaw Cyclone's belt clip was T-2 and since the ERT-1 battery cover screw was smaller I assumed it was T-1.

The battery cover is actually a T-5 and the Kershaw belt clip, I think, is a T-6...both tiny. You'd think that they'd make servicing an 'emergency' tool easy. My batteries have been dead for months and this is the first time I've been able to find a Torx small enough.

Right now I'm trying to find a holder for them similar to the Leatherman bit holders. The plan is to get a SAK belt pocket for the bigger tools, put my Cybertool in and slide a holder full of extra bits along the back similar to how Leatherman does it.

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#135395 - 06/10/08 02:42 PM Re: Multitool Bit Driver question [Re: Stokie]
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Originally Posted By: Stokie
Not to hijack the thread, but wasn't there a bit extension bar available some time back for the Leatherman. On the above Leatherman site I don't see it. I've seen it pictured here in an earlier thread, (search didn't help unfortunately) anyone remember that?


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#135397 - 06/10/08 02:44 PM Re: Multitool Bit Driver question [Re: climberslacker]
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Actually found the link that is more descriptive

here
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