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Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use? 919

Full Member Posts: 214
Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:42:41 PM »
Hey guys. I'm looking to purchase a swisstool spirit x. I found a kit on the bay that includes either the l wrench or the ratchet/ extension. Both come with the bits. Are they useful for day to day or only certain circumstances?

It also comes with the corkscrew and eyeglass driver.

Lastly, which sheath is better? The nylon or the leather?


Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,415
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 07:59:24 PM »
I have the L wrench and like it.  The bit carrier is nice as well.  The bits are 1/4in bits so theres nothing special about those. The L wrench is a stand alone tool IMO and compliments any MT or SAK.  Use Vics supplied bit or add your most used bits and off you go.  Vic gives you 6 bits tho the carrier has space for 10.  You get two HEX, two Phillips, and two Star bits ( sorry I forget which ones ).  The plus sheath I use is the Leather for my Swisstool and Nylon/Cordura for the Spirit.  I like both so its a matter of which material you prefer.  I also have the separate corkscrew and mini driver which I think are nice additions.  The slot on the back of either Swisstool or Spirit holds the corkscrew.

All said I like the L wrench and carrier.  The bits like I said are nothing special but the holder is pretty neat.   

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 09:30:46 PM »
I like the L wrench - it’s a useful EDC tool. The bits are ok for your basic-EDC-needs but I replaced them after a while and hard use - now I have wera-bits...

I like both sheaths... If i have to decide- i would take the leather sheath
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,915
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 09:37:44 PM »
I have a ratchet.
Not Vic's but very similar.

I use it regularly as a compact screwdriver or in hard to reach spots.

Love it!

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No Life Club Posts: 4,012
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 09:51:03 PM »
I too had the L wrench and it's a lovely little tool in its own right. I paired mine up with PB Swiss Tool bits... I'm a snob... and they come in shiney nice metallic colours!  :2tu:

I also had (two actually) small ratchet drivers possibly the same as Mechy's, but I completely destroyed one on a job (little toothy bits everywhere) and that kind of put me off them.

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,915
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 10:14:33 PM »
Topeak?

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No Life Club Posts: 4,012
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 10:35:40 PM »
Topeak?

Bingo!  :tu:

Actually, I've still got one... that one's broken too!  :facepalm: The little flip switch is broken inside. Has your one got the nice nylon case/bit holder thingy?

Full Member Posts: 214
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 10:41:35 PM »
I ordered the swisstool spirit x w/ ratchet, extensions, bits, corkscrew, eyeglasses driver and leather sheath for $135!
No Life Club Posts: 4,012
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 10:53:48 PM »
Nice one!  :tu: Now all you've got to do is wait for it to arrive!  :ahhh

Full Member Posts: 214
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 11:03:30 PM »
That's the hardest part! I didn't want the butter knife blade kit so thankfully I found the x with a kit brand new.
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,415
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,415
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 12:39:11 AM »
Dont mind the holes in the Spirit sheath, I added a belt clip but changed my mind.  Over all its a nice kit.  I've seen some great little ratchet sets too.  Topeak is one that often gets mentioned.   

Esse Quam Videri
Hero Member Posts: 729
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 12:54:16 AM »
These little Titan Ratchet are pretty great too and they can be stashed away almost anywhere!
They sell them at Northern Tool and they have both standard socket as well as 1/4" Bit Style versions.




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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,415
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 07:04:03 AM »
Thats a neat little ratchet.  For a while I was obsessed with finding the perfect mini ratchet. 

Esse Quam Videri
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,915
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 12:28:40 PM »
Topeak?

Bingo!  :tu:

Actually, I've still got one... that one's broken too!  :facepalm: The little flip switch is broken inside. Has your one got the nice nylon case/bit holder thingy?
It does!

But the ratchet lives in a Skinth.
My Bosch ratchet lives in a leather Plus sheath with my Spirit XC.

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No Life Club Posts: 4,012
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2018, 12:45:17 PM »
Topeak?

Bingo!  :tu:

Actually, I've still got one... that one's broken too!  :facepalm: The little flip switch is broken inside. Has your one got the nice nylon case/bit holder thingy?
It does!

But the ratchet lives in a Skinth.
My Bosch ratchet lives in a leather Plus sheath with my Spirit XC.

Ah, I was going to say you can have mine if you want it... the nylon case that is... not the broken tool.  :facepalm:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,915
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2018, 12:57:21 PM »
Topeak?

Bingo!  :tu:

Actually, I've still got one... that one's broken too!  :facepalm: The little flip switch is broken inside. Has your one got the nice nylon case/bit holder thingy?
It does!

But the ratchet lives in a Skinth.
My Bosch ratchet lives in a leather Plus sheath with my Spirit XC.

Ah, I was going to say you can have mine if you want it... the nylon case that is... not the broken tool.  :facepalm:
Grind off the ratchet and shape it like a LM bit?
That way you'll end up with a bit extender?

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,762
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2018, 02:19:39 PM »
I want a Chapman ratchet... :dd:
Now,  :b2t:

Full Member Posts: 214
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2018, 02:46:58 PM »
I want a Chapman ratchet... :dd:
Now,  :b2t:
They're a few towns over from me. Great tools, I own a kit.
Sr. Member Posts: 283
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2018, 03:18:25 PM »
Ratchet extension, bits, corkscrew, little flat sd, came with my nylon sheath...

Full Member Posts: 214
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2018, 06:23:21 PM »
Ratchet extension, bits, corkscrew, little flat sd, came with my nylon sheath...

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Exactly what I got. Same company
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Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2018, 08:26:31 PM »
When you just can’t decide.....
Full Member Posts: 214
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2018, 08:41:17 PM »
Well now I'll have a leatherman st 300 & charge tti. Swisstool and swisstool spirit x. I've also owned a bucktool, leatherman st200, b.o. new wave, new wave and new surge.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,915
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2018, 10:07:57 PM »
When you just can’t decide.....(Image removed from quote.)
I need that mat! :ahhh

Buy now or regret later
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,762
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2018, 10:51:25 PM »
When you just can’t decide.....(Image removed from quote.)
I need that mat! :ahhh
You do. Your life is not complete until you get one.  :pok:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,902 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2018, 11:04:41 PM »
When you just can’t decide.....(Image removed from quote.)
I need that mat! :ahhh
You do. Your life is not complete until you get one.  :pok:
Do YOU have one?

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,762
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2018, 11:07:03 PM »
Heck no.
Good thing I'm not a collector.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 11:08:23 PM by Syncop8r »

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,902 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2018, 11:11:31 PM »
Neither am I.  :ahhh
I have like 3 SAKs and one DAK in my possession now.  :facepalm:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,762
Re: Victorinox ratchet or L wrench kit use?
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2018, 11:17:23 PM »
I have like 3 SAKs and one DAK in my possession now.  :facepalm:
Like 3 SAKs and one DAK or actually three SAKs and one DAK?
When I am Supreme Lord King of the World, which hopefully isn't too far away, I'm going to ban the word 'like' just to see how you young folk get on.  >:D


 

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