REGISTER | LOGIN
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 8 / 14   >   >>
antedeluvian
User Rank
Author
Interesting discovery
antedeluvian   8/7/2014 9:41:55 AM
NO RATINGS
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 

elizabethsimon
User Rank
Author
Re: Vital for a toolkit
elizabethsimon   8/6/2014 7:58:40 PM
NO RATINGS
@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.

 

mike_m
User Rank
Author
Re: Vital for a toolkit
mike_m   8/6/2014 6:46:17 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Vital for a toolkit
Max The Magnificent   8/6/2014 4:14:42 PM
NO RATINGS
@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.

jpjulian
User Rank
Author
Re: Vital for a toolkit
jpjulian   8/6/2014 4:02:27 PM
NO RATINGS
@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!

Clive
User Rank
Author
Re: Travelling Toolkit
Clive"Max"Maxfield   8/6/2014 9:42:58 AM
NO RATINGS
@_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

_hm
User Rank
Author
Re: Travelling Toolkit
_hm   8/5/2014 7:49:26 PM
NO RATINGS
@Max: You could have ordered one more your son too.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Handy tool kits
Max The Magnificent   8/5/2014 6:13:11 PM
NO RATINGS
@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

David Ashton
User Rank
Author
Re: Handy tool kits
David Ashton   8/5/2014 6:07:18 PM
NO RATINGS
@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!!

David Ashton
User Rank
Author
Re: Handy tool kits
David Ashton   8/5/2014 6:03:56 PM
NO RATINGS
@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!

<<   <   Page 8 / 14   >   >>


Like Us on Facebook
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Martin Rowe

Test Tool Finds Ethernet Wiring Errors
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
When my house was renovated several years ago, I had the electrician install network outlets in numerous places, then run the LAN cables to a wiring closet. But he didn't document the ends ...

Martin Rowe

Local Electronics Store Supplies Engineers and Hobbyists
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Rochester, N.Y. — Tucked away in this western New York city known for its optics is Goldcrest Electronics, a local store that's supplied businesses and individuals with electronic ...

Martin Rowe

How to Transform a Technology University (Book Review)
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
The Presiding Genius of the Place by Alison Chisolm. WPI, Worcester, Mass., 234 pp., 2016. Engineers love to discuss, and often criticize, engineering education. They often claim ...

Max Maxfield

Aloha from EEWeb
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
Just a few minutes ago as I pen these words, I posted this blog about this month's Cartoon Punchline Competition over on EEWeb.com.