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Latshaw Pocket Wrench II

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Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
on: December 27, 2009, 02:56:17 AM
This is a tool that seems ever-popular, and for good reason IMO.

It took me ages to get one, and then in a short space of time I got 2 as part of trades with other forum members here. I didn't realise until the second one arrived though, that there were two different versions, namely the Stainless Steel that crops up most often, and a Chrome Vanadium version, which I've hardly ever seen reference to.

Neither of these tools see much use since I got hold of an Atwood about a year ago, although I'm putting together a Pocket Organiser for my work bag at the moment, and I think one of these is going in there, as it's a shame to keep them in a drawer.

These pics aren't the best as I can't do much with lighting at the moment, but hopefully you can see the different finishes:






So, let's spread a little love for the "poor man's Atwood" :D
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 03:19:28 AM
Where did you get it? :think:
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 03:31:12 AM
From John / GG/ UnSub. It was a surprise in a trade we did a while back.

Cool isn't it?
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 03:31:38 AM
Never knew that. If I had a choice I'd take CrV over 420 anytime but this is the first time I've ever seen it.


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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 03:35:43 AM
Weight is virtually identical:

Stainles: 49.6g
CrV: 48.9g

... so too small to notice.
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #5 on: December 27, 2009, 03:44:16 AM
I google-fu'ed the name,,,,,,no joy :(
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #6 on: December 27, 2009, 03:47:26 AM
See? It's like it don't exist - but you have the photo evidence above  :ahhh
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #7 on: December 27, 2009, 03:55:33 AM
See? It's like it don't exist - but you have the photo evidence above  :ahhh

It's like the Da Vinci Code!  But with Multitools!! ::)
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #8 on: December 27, 2009, 04:27:32 AM
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=61101&cat=1,43456

Free shipping in the US till Jan 3rd.

I'm getting one with help from a member here - been after one for ages too :D
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #9 on: December 27, 2009, 05:24:31 AM
I just ran to check my Pocket Wrench (bought from Lee Valley) and it's stainless steel as well.  :-\
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #10 on: December 27, 2009, 05:34:09 AM
Lord knows where the other one can be found - that's the only supplier I've tracked down so far.
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #11 on: December 27, 2009, 01:32:52 PM
I'm looking to buy one for a long time now,and I sent email to Lee Valley;
They are willing to sent one to Serbia,but the postage is about $40-for a thing that costs $ 10.95 that's too much


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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #12 on: December 27, 2009, 01:34:06 PM
I'm looking to buy one for a long time now,and I sent email to Lee Valley;
They are willing to sent one to Serbia,but the postage is about $40-for a thing that costs $ 10.95 that's too much
That's sadly what stops most of us :-\
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #13 on: December 27, 2009, 06:18:18 PM
I had one but traded it away after getting an Atwood.  Nice tools, but never got used since the Atwood arrived.
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #14 on: December 27, 2009, 06:19:23 PM
I had one but traded it away after getting an Atwood.  Nice tools, but never got used since the Atwood arrived.

Indeed - it was me you traded it to :tu: That be it, in the pics.
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #15 on: December 27, 2009, 06:21:05 PM
I had one but traded it away after getting an Atwood.  Nice tools, but never got used since the Atwood arrived.

Indeed - it was me you traded it to :tu: That be it, in the pics.

Hey, I'm not some old codger like Neil or Mike, I do remember.  :D
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #16 on: December 27, 2009, 06:42:42 PM
Haha. I thought you would, but was really just demonstrating that I remembered myself.

2009 was quite a busy year for trading and such - I have no idea where most stuff came from  :think:
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #17 on: December 29, 2009, 10:30:52 PM
I am going to buy one soon i can add to my order and do a group buy to Britain to one address. if anyone is interested? I just shipped a package to Britain that was a tad over a pound a it shipped for 14.00.
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #18 on: December 29, 2009, 10:33:38 PM
I am going to buy one soon i can add to my order and do a group buy to Britain to one address. if anyone is interested? I just shipped a package to Britain that was a tad over a pound a it shipped for 14.00.
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #19 on: December 29, 2009, 11:25:45 PM
I am going to buy one soon i can add to my order and do a group buy to Britain to one address. if anyone is interested? I just shipped a package to Britain that was a tad over a pound a it shipped for 14.00.
Mike
Please give me a  :pok: if any of the Brits ( ::)) jumps on this one..  :salute:

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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #20 on: December 30, 2009, 12:28:31 AM
That's very kind of you Mike.

I don't actually need one (see the OP!), and it would probably be better if someone who wanted one would be the middle man in the UK, but if nobody volunteers - I'll do it:)
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #21 on: January 02, 2010, 07:11:20 AM
Thanks for the tip about the free shipping.   I have wanted a stainless steel Pocket Wrench for a long time, but the shipping costs kept me from ordering -- until tonight.   :tu:
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #22 on: February 22, 2010, 12:21:12 AM
I'm looking to buy one for a long time now,and I sent email to Lee Valley;
They are willing to sent one to Serbia,but the postage is about $40-for a thing that costs $ 10.95 that's too much

That's odd, The pocket wrench should fit in a regular envelope and come in at well under 100 grams - $4.20 from my address according to the Canada post website.


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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #23 on: February 22, 2010, 02:29:19 AM
I've taken to carrying the PocketWrench II instead of the Gerber Artifact.   The PocketWrench II is a little easer to carry because it is flat.  

I put the wrench portion to work already while repairing a mailbox and used the beveled end (flat screwdriver) to tighten a screw holding a vanity handle.  

A 1/4 inch (inside diameter) rubber grommet or O-ring slipped over the hex shaft of a screwdriver bit extension prevents it from falling out of the PocketWrench II.



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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #24 on: February 22, 2010, 03:31:50 AM
Has anyone seen one of these at an actual store?


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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #25 on: February 22, 2010, 06:09:04 AM
Mine is a chrome vanadium that I picked up in a local hardware store many years ago,and I really like your idea Parnass with the o-ring or rubber grommet,I sometimes carry mine in my LM Wave nylon sheath,now I need to check if my bit extension will fit in the side also,with my black fisher space pen.
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #26 on: February 22, 2010, 07:01:04 AM
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=61101&cat=1,43456

Free shipping in the US till Jan 3rd.

I'm getting one with help from a member here - been after one for ages too :D
I think they're a brilliant idea!

thats a cool and useful tool and pretty cheap  :tu:

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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #27 on: March 10, 2010, 05:10:00 PM
I've taken to carrying the PocketWrench II instead of the Gerber Artifact.   The PocketWrench II is a little easer to carry because it is flat.  

I put the wrench portion to work already while repairing a mailbox and used the beveled end (flat screwdriver) to tighten a screw holding a vanity handle.  

A 1/4 inch (inside diameter) rubber grommet or O-ring slipped over the hex shaft of a screwdriver bit extension prevents it from falling out of the PocketWrench II.

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Neat trick - I like it !
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #28 on: April 08, 2010, 02:03:36 PM
Has anyone seen one of these at an actual store?

Lee Valley has them.
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Re: Latshaw Pocket Wrench II
Reply #29 on: April 08, 2010, 08:11:53 PM
A great little tool  :tu:
I got mine from these people over on this side of the pond
http://www.rutlands.co.uk/hand-tools/drilling-&-screwing/pocket-wrench/DK7112/pocket-wrench
Everything’s adjustable


 

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