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Re: Interesting discovery
antedeluvian   8/7/2014 2:03:49 PM
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Max

in the meantime, do you recommend them?

On every birthday mine my wife is at a loss as to what to get me for a present and asks me what I want. A Leatherman often springs to mind, but there is such a wide selection that I have no clue which one to choose, and the birthday passes without a selection being made. All I can say is that they look really well made compared to some of the cheap knock offs and giveaways that I have and indeed some of the range have unique attachements. Maybe next year.

 

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Re: Interesting discovery
Max The Magnificent   8/7/2014 1:57:57 PM
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@Antedeluvian: ...Amazon just made a suggestion on Leatherman tools...

I can;t say why, but I've never been all that interested in those Leatherman tools -- maybe it's just that I've only ever really seen (had my hands on) the cheap knock-offs, but I think it goes deeper than that... I'll have to ponder my dislike -- in the meantime, do you recommend them?

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Re: Vital for a toolkit
Max The Magnificent   8/7/2014 1:54:48 PM
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@nike_m: ...knifes and other small tools have fishing bobbins attached to them and...

You are obviously a useful man to have around... where were you when I needed you? LOL

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Interesting discovery
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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Re: Vital for a toolkit
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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Re: Vital for a toolkit
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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Re: Vital for a toolkit
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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Re: Travelling Toolkit
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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Re: Travelling Toolkit
_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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