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#137634 - 06/25/08 06:48 PM Tool for the fasteners on the Leatherman Wave.
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While searching for multitool threads, i saw several post concerning the lack of a tool that can be used on the fasteners on the Leatherman products.
Well, problem solved. I recently got the Black and Decker Smartdriver, and among the numerous different bits was a little star-shaped bit that's just the right size for the bolts on my Wave. The only modification needed is to make a small hole in the center to accommodate the pin in the Leatherman screws.
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#137635 - 06/25/08 06:54 PM Re: Tool for the fasteners on the Leatherman Wave. [Re: Erik_B]
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Erik -

These are commonly known as security torx fasteners. If you do a search for Torx security bits, you should find a bunch that already come with the tiny hole in the center!

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#137650 - 06/25/08 08:06 PM Re: Tool for the fasteners on the Leatherman Wave. [Re: Erik_B]
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Are you sure? Wave is a 5-sided security bit....torx is 6-sided.

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#137669 - 06/25/08 10:01 PM Re: Tool for the fasteners on the Leatherman Wave. [Re: Schwert]
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Originally Posted By: Schwert
Are you sure? Wave is a 5-sided security bit....torx is 6-sided.


Yes, the screws on the Wave are five sided. The standard Torx, including the security Torx, are six sided. The five-sided Torx are termed "Torx Plus" or "Security Torx Plus". I suspect the size is a #8 on the Wave.

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http://www.wihatools.com/700seri/716_IPR_serie.htm

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#137670 - 06/25/08 10:03 PM Re: Tool for the fasteners on the Leatherman Wave. [Re: Schwert]
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well, maybe they changed the design, but the ones on mine are definitely six-sided.

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#137673 - 06/25/08 10:13 PM Re: Tool for the fasteners on the Leatherman Wave. [Re: Erik_B]
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Interesting. I got my Wave a few years ago. When the screwdrivers were regular blades instead of the quarter-inch bit holder. The screws on it are, assuming by eyes are working correctly and I can still count, five-sided.

When did you get your Wave?

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#137679 - 06/25/08 11:25 PM Re: Tool for the fasteners on the Leatherman Wave. [Re: Art_in_FL]
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it looks pretty new....
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#137682 - 06/25/08 11:43 PM Re: Tool for the fasteners on the Leatherman Wave. [Re: Art_in_FL]
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Originally Posted By: Art_in_FL
The screws on it are, assuming by eyes are working correctly and I can still count, five-sided.
Mine are five sided as well. My Wave is an older one, pretty near when they first came out (I think). Maybe 8 or 10 years ago?

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#137683 - 06/25/08 11:43 PM Re: Tool for the fasteners on the Leatherman Wave. [Re: Erik_B]
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Ah, that is good news for new Wave owners...old style were unavailable 5-sided security screws. Leatherman seems to have come to their senses.


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#137687 - 06/26/08 12:27 AM Re: Tool for the fasteners on the Leatherman Wave. [Re: Erik_B]
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I wonder, are those bits hardened? If they are, drilling a little bitty hole in one might be intersting...
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