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on: January 05, 2008, 04:55:02 AM
hi, great forum. 1st post. recently got into the multitool thing and went nuts. so far have a LM blast, LM charge TTi, LM charge AL, swisstool RS, swisstool standard, swisstool spirit (got today:)) and a sog eod. anyways, what would/do you guys add bit wise to the swisstool bit ratchet. i have 4 spaces and don't know what would be the most useful in the U.S. for bits. thanks for any help.


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Re: bits
Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 05:22:48 AM
Out of all of them which is your favorite?
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Re: bits
Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 05:38:28 AM
right now the spirit. but that changes every day. do you carry any bits?


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Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008, 08:39:00 AM
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most useful in the U.S. for bits.

In the U.S of A. - I've got no idea.

Given my druthers I'd go for a #3 Phillips, 4mm Hex/Allen, and either a 2.5 or 6mm Hex/Allen.

I suppose, being a yank, and thus living in the dark ages when it comes to fastenings, that 4mm would be a 5/32 or somesuchorother.


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Re: bits
Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008, 02:52:22 PM
First off, welcome to the forum, and remember that the staff and management of Multitool.org are not responsible for excessive wallet depletion!

In answer to your question about what bits to carry, remember that most of the tools you have are covered for phillips and flathead screws, so you might want to concentrate on other popular styles like Torx heads, or if you are in certain areas near the border, Robertson bits.  Unfortunately while Torx and Robertson screws are resistant to stripping they have less tolerance for the wrong sized driver so you may want to either consider several sizes of whichever one you are most likely to encounter rather than one of each "just in case."

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Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008, 04:41:50 PM
Well, I am a Leatherman guy. But I do like the competition. I carry one bit card with all the flatheads, philips, and Torx bits that come with the LM bit kit!
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Re: bits
Reply #6 on: January 05, 2008, 05:47:53 PM
Welcome snowman.  Looks like you have a great collection of multitools there mate. ;)
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Re: bits
Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008, 06:28:34 PM
Howdy Snowman!

Re Bits: maybe Allen, maybe Torx, maybe square Robertsons....it depends on where you live and what you do.  :)

So where do you live and what do you do?
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Re: bits
Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008, 01:09:17 AM
thanks for the replies. i live in Flint. and i work for the department of corrections.


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Re: bits
Reply #9 on: January 06, 2008, 01:10:08 AM
oh yeah. big NO to carry it at work.


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Reply #10 on: January 06, 2008, 01:22:16 AM
thanks for the replies. i live in Flint. and i work for the department of corrections.

Cool! Another Michigander! 8)


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Reply #11 on: January 06, 2008, 02:21:01 AM
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Re: bits
Reply #12 on: January 06, 2008, 02:32:01 AM
Jail guard.

I worked in Toronto area jails for a few years.

So, with work use out of the way, what kinds of hobbies have you got that might benefit from a multitool?

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Reply #13 on: January 06, 2008, 03:55:36 AM
Maybe a small Phillips and small flathead for small electronics/eyeglasses.
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Reply #14 on: January 06, 2008, 03:56:06 AM
I have added Robertson #1 and #2 (I live in Canada...) and Phillips #2, even though there is one built into the Spirit.
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Re: bits
Reply #15 on: January 06, 2008, 06:06:57 AM
thanks for the replies. i live in Flint. and i work for the department of corrections.

Cool! Another Michigander! 8)



                      HOLY KEEE-RAPP!!! I've got to get out and recruit more Buckeyes! :D Welcome to the forums! I'd have to say add a couple torx to the holder.
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Reply #16 on: January 06, 2008, 11:25:45 AM
Maybe a small Phillips and small flathead for small electronics/eyeglasses.

That would probably be my selection as well.
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