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Braudel pocket wrench 604

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Braudel pocket wrench
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:52:41 PM »



I picked one of these up on an impulse. (The wrench, that is, not the SAK.)

It seems well made and potentially useful, but I don't have any experience with one.  It is slightly heavier (42 grams vs 40 grams) than my usual EDC, a small adjustable. However it does have the potential to be used as a small pry tool. And, it might be easier to carry given it's slim design.




My questions to you guys are these:

1)  Anyone have any experience with one of these?

2)  Do these ever prove worth carrying?

3)  What is this entity known as Braudel?  (My google-foo failed me here.)

Thanks!  :cheers:


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Re: Braudel pocket wrench
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 08:03:06 PM »
It's slim enough to take along in a Leatherman sheath, but especialy in a Skinth.
I think that's the reason they're so popular here on MTO.
I've read they work as advertised, but I have no experience with that brand myself. Like on all tools, the steel and hardness are quite an important factor.

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Re: Braudel pocket wrench
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 11:53:27 PM »
It's a Chinese ripoff of the Burktek/Latshaw Tool Pocket WRench II. I use a real one (in Chrome Vandanium, which I chose because I thought it would be tougher, which I think it is, I've turned bolts I shouldn't have with it, and not one tooth is worn). Slim, handles slightly larger bolts than a 4" adjustable, and tough. One is with me most of the time.
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Re: Braudel pocket wrench
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 12:22:21 AM »
 :facepalm:

That might explain the mysterious company and inexpensive price.

I will say, it feels pretty good. I'll try to report back if there are quality issues.  :tu:

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Re: Braudel pocket wrench
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 09:57:01 AM »
Looks interesting Nix - handy that it handles a larger diameter bolt than the 4" spanner.  :like:

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Re: Braudel pocket wrench
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 03:07:35 AM »
I carried a Pocket Wrench briefly. The first time it could have come in handy, it failed because the nut could only be reached with an open-end wrench. So I ended up cutting off the top part above the teeth. The second time it could have come in handy, the nut was smallish and in a tight spot and the length of the wrench arms prevented it from being able to turn. I gave up on it and bought a LM Crunch.
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Re: Braudel pocket wrench
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 06:27:50 AM »
I have a PW2 and really like it.  I dont know much about the other brands but mine is solid.  I've also turned bolts that I thought would give it trouble.  The length as mentioned can be limiting.  Its a wee thick sometime for prying but its tough so I push mine when given the chance.  The 1/4 in hole works well with the appropriate bit holder I've found.  I carry mine because its slim and pretty versatile. 

Heres a good video from the maker.
 

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Re: Braudel pocket wrench
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 07:26:43 AM »
If they're not making it anymore, I know of a company who could pick it up.
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Re: Braudel pocket wrench
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2018, 08:08:58 PM »
If they're not making it anymore, I know of a company who could pick it up.
(Image removed from quote.)

 :rofl:

... not bad. I see it got a whole dedicated for the Leatherman bits too :tu:
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Re: Braudel pocket wrench
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2018, 08:19:20 PM »
Great idea, RP!  :tu:

Still haven't used mine. It carries easily, so no bother. I just have't run into a use recently.

 

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