Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 14 / 14
Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Traveling toolkits - going through airport security?
Max The Magnificent   7/31/2014 4:02:20 PM
NO RATINGS
@Elizabeth: One question that I have is how to get a tool kit through security at an airport with all the changing rules etc.

My carry-on is my backpack with my computers -- I almost always have a check-in back, so that's not a problem.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Vital for a toolkit
Max The Magnificent   7/31/2014 4:01:01 PM
NO RATINGS
@Antedeluvian: Don't forget a magnifying glass, and maybe even a head-mounted LED flashlight.

I think these go beyond the minimalist set I was thinking of (I have both items in my toolbox at home).

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Travelling Toolkit
Max The Magnificent   7/31/2014 3:59:57 PM
NO RATINGS
@Antedeluvian: The ideal tool kit is a local resident who has a full set of tools.

Good point -- but when you're in a hotel room and something messes up, it's handy to have a minimal set of tools available to you.

elizabethsimon
User Rank
Author
Traveling toolkits - going through airport security?
elizabethsimon   7/31/2014 3:52:03 PM
NO RATINGS
One question that I have is how to get a tool kit through security at an airport with all the changing rules etc. Of course if I was inclined to check a bag it would be a lot easier but I typically travel with just a carryon and a backpack.

I've got a small RadioShack Leatherman tool that I carry everywhere except when I'm flying. This tools is small enough that you could probably fit it inside the iFixit tool bag. Of course, RadioShack doesn't carry it anymore but it looks a lot like the Leatherman Squirt. I've got the version with wire strippers but there's times I'd rather have the pliers...

 

antedeluvian
User Rank
Author
Vital for a toolkit
antedeluvian   7/31/2014 3:46:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Of course, I could purchase a bunch of tools individually, but then I'd have to think about things and I'm a bit short of time. (If I were to go this route, which tools would you suggest as a minimum set?)

Don't forget a magnifying glass, and maybe even a head-mounted LED flashlight.

antedeluvian
User Rank
Author
Travelling Toolkit
antedeluvian   7/31/2014 2:46:49 PM
NO RATINGS
Max

It seems to me there is no ideal toolkit. I travel with two knives similar to the one you lost and I have often wandered which Leatherman I should request for a birthday present, but none seems ideal. I also have one or two utility screwdriver/flashlight combos given away at trade shows and a Gerber Solstice plus a set of adaptor plugs.

However Murphy's Law seems to dictate that whatever you take with you, you will never be able to MacGyver the tool set to do what you want. When I was in South Africa now, I needed a hammer drill, concrete drill bit  and a socket set.

The ideal tool kit is a local resident who has a full set of tools.

<<   <   Page 14 / 14


Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
5G LTE is on the way. These systems will require more ...
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
09:45
Watch as a web server authenticates or rejects a water ...
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
Watch as a web server authenticates or rejects a water ...
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
Power can be a gating factor in success or failure of ...
Get to market faster and connect your next product to the ...
00:44
See how microQSFP is setting a new standard for tomorrow’s ...
The LTC3649 step-down regulator combines key features of a ...
Once the base layer of a design has been taped out, making ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
The LTC2380-24 is a versatile 24-bit SAR ADC that combines ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
02:46
Wireless Power enables applications where it is difficult ...
07:41
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive ...
With design sizes expected to increase by 5X through 2020, ...
01:48
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...