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antedeluvian
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antedeluvian   8/7/2014 9:41:55 AM
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Based on my browsing history, Amazon just made a suggestion on Leatherman tools which I found intersting. Some Leatherman utility knives have a removeable bit driver, like this as an example. You can then get the bits (I don't know if they are standard bits) and even a bit extender 

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Re: Vital for a toolkit
elizabethsimon   8/6/2014 7:58:40 PM
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@mike_m

This is why everything of mine that sinks and is used around water has some type of homebrew floatation device attached to it.

I used to do something similar when I spent a lot of time sailing. I've gotten away from doing that since I don't spend much time using tools around water.

I'd usually attach a small tools to my life vest or jacket instead of a flotation device because if you lose it overboard in the middle of a race the skipper is NOT going to go back and pick it up even if it does float.

 

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mike_m   8/6/2014 6:46:17 PM
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This is why everything of mine that sinks and is used around water has some type of homebrew floatation device attached to it.

 knifes and other small tools have fishing bobbins attached to them and two way radios and GPS units have larger plastic float bags attached to them that not only keep them dry, they also let them float when dropped in the water.

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Max The Magnificent   8/6/2014 4:14:42 PM
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@jpjulian: Max, when you hit my age, these are not optional.  They are required to do any work!

I must admit that I'm getting there -- I used to be able to do everything with the naked eye -- now I do use a magnifying glass for soldering and for checking solder joints and suchlike.

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jpjulian   8/6/2014 4:02:27 PM
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@Max: I think these go beyond the minimalist set

 

Max, when you hit my age, these are not optional.  They are required to do any work!

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Clive"Max"Maxfield   8/6/2014 9:42:58 AM
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@_hm: You could have ordered one more your son too.

Or I could just have ordered two and dropped the second one in a lake LOL

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_hm   8/5/2014 7:49:26 PM
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@Max: You could have ordered one more your son too.

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Re: Handy tool kits
Max The Magnificent   8/5/2014 6:13:11 PM
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@David: so let me get this right...

      Go for it

...not only do they rip us off here...

      Truth to tell, they are still pretty cheap in AU$

...they sell to you thousands of miles away for less than us...

      Well, I don;t have a problem with that LOL

...AND they send them to you for free!

      Nah -- I just looked -- there was a $7.50 post charge
      (which is still pretty amazingly low)

 

      I think they are a fine bunch of Bruces and Sheilas

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David Ashton   8/5/2014 6:07:18 PM
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@Max...so let me get this right....not only do they rip us off here, they sell to you thousands of miles away for less than us AND they send them to you for free!  wait till I get my hands on the little @#$%#&s!!

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David Ashton   8/5/2014 6:03:56 PM
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@Max... "I'm amazed they can make something like this so cheaply."

The reason is that "they" are Chinese :-)  Sweatshops don't just produce clothes!

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