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New love for the Pocketwrench II

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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #60 on: September 27, 2013, 06:13:50 PM
I find a chrome vanadium one for 10€ in Europe, my eyes light up, I'm :woohoo: , and then comes the checkout shock. 31€ shipping. :rant:

Smurf!  :rofl:

Pretty much what happens to us in Europe when we see the "cheap" stuff in USA sites...

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But I AM in Europe. ;)


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #61 on: September 27, 2013, 06:43:47 PM

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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #62 on: September 27, 2013, 07:02:46 PM
Family picture time. :D  The weather is terrible here so no lighting for better pics so this will have to do for now. I'll try to remember to post better ones though. ;)

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Glad to see the CV PWII has arrived.   :tu:   They are   8)    :)
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #63 on: October 14, 2013, 02:19:38 PM
Two pics of the pocketwrench on my keyring.

Especially like its symbiotic relationship with the philips key - added functionality when combined.
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #64 on: November 29, 2013, 09:18:40 PM
Orginal PocketWrench    :)
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #65 on: November 29, 2013, 09:21:33 PM
Orginal PocketWrench    :)

That is awesome!  Nice find. :tu:


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #66 on: November 29, 2013, 09:28:14 PM
Orginal PocketWrench    :)
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:drool:

I was just zooming in on your EDC picture to see if the PW there had the scale markings. :D

Great find. :cheers:

Now we need a new family picture. :pok:

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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #67 on: November 29, 2013, 09:34:31 PM
Where did you find it?  That's got to be a rarity!


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #68 on: November 29, 2013, 09:42:34 PM
Where did you find it?  That's got to be a rarity!

The only other person I know on the forum who has one is Stormdrane.


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #69 on: December 05, 2013, 03:44:43 AM
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #70 on: December 05, 2013, 06:12:46 AM
Where did you find it?  That's got to be a rarity!

Mr. W, I found it on ebay. It is the only one I've ever seen other than a pic of Stromdranes.


enki_ck here is a family pic for you.
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #71 on: December 05, 2013, 10:15:05 AM
How about this clone? Anyone have this?  How does it compare?

http://www.aliexpress.com...-EDC-Gear/1477120516.html


It's kinda funny how they use the 'in use' picks of the real PWII... :facepalm:
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #72 on: December 05, 2013, 11:51:09 AM
How about this clone? Anyone have this?  How does it compare?

http://www.aliexpress.com...-EDC-Gear/1477120516.html


It's kinda funny how they use the 'in use' picks of the real PWII... :facepalm:

Yeah, I noticed that too. ::)

Thanks for the pic, David. :2tu:


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #73 on: December 05, 2013, 12:39:03 PM
don't know about y'all but i find it to be a really good bottle opener
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #74 on: December 10, 2013, 05:36:33 AM
How about this clone? Anyone have this?  How does it compare?

http://www.aliexpress.com...-EDC-Gear/1477120516.html


It's kinda funny how they use the 'in use' picks of the real PWII... :facepalm:

HEHEHEHEHE That's a good one.

Look at their drawing. Assuming everything is scale, it's going to be a lot thinner than a true PocketWrench. Probably softer, to. For $33, you can buy 5 or 6 sucktastic clones from the conmen of the far east, or if you can't find the real thing, buy a Pirahna.
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #75 on: December 10, 2013, 06:57:16 PM
Where did you find it?  That's got to be a rarity!

Mr. W, I found it on ebay. It is the only one I've ever seen other than a pic of Stromdranes.


enki_ck here is a family pic for you.

That's a beauty shot for sure.  :)


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #76 on: January 03, 2014, 11:50:55 PM
HEHEHEHEHE That's a good one.

Look at their drawing. Assuming everything is scale, it's going to be a lot thinner than a true PocketWrench. Probably softer, to.

I somewhat doubt that.. Stainless Steel is kind of hard to mess up and the thickness in the pictures looks the same.
It's pretty much what happens when things get outsourced in China, they show up much cheaper but exactly the same as their much more expensive "real" thing. All that extra $ you spent on the tools is all marketing  :facepalm: and keep in mind, even for 6$ each they're still making a profit on it! So the real costs of making this thing are probably around 3$ meaning that on each pocketwrench a whopping 16$ profit is made.
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #77 on: January 03, 2014, 11:58:07 PM
I really need to get one of these again.

I used my old one to pay off a debt.


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #78 on: January 04, 2014, 12:07:14 AM
HEHEHEHEHE That's a good one.

Look at their drawing. Assuming everything is scale, it's going to be a lot thinner than a true PocketWrench. Probably softer, to.

I somewhat doubt that.. Stainless Steel is kind of hard to mess up and the thickness in the pictures looks the same.
It's pretty much what happens when things get outsourced in China, they show up much cheaper but exactly the same as their much more expensive "real" thing. All that extra $ you spent on the tools is all marketing  :facepalm: and keep in mind, even for 6$ each they're still making a profit on it! So the real costs of making this thing are probably around 3$ meaning that on each pocketwrench a whopping 16$ profit is made.

How? The real one is $10,50 :shrug:

Correction $14.95 :-\ Seems they went up since last year but still no $16 profit to be made. (Free shipping from Lee Valley currently too)


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #79 on: January 04, 2014, 12:52:17 AM
Sometimes when a tool has been around for awhile it gets cast away for the latest new gadget. I've owned a Pocketwrench and Pocketwrench II for a long time now. I usually have one in with my multitool sheath as an extra edc tool. I also carry one in my bicycle tool bag and I have a few floating around in my shop.

I've been carrying the Pocketwrench II lately and I've found new love for this great tool. Not only is it handy, but it is strong enough to do just about any task that you throw at it. Made of 420 stainless steel it is a tough little bugger.  :tu:

I'm going to be ordering 5 more pretty soon. At $10 each, that is really hard to beat!

http://www.pocketwrenchtool.com/

Note: I'm not affiliated with Burktec in any way, I just love their Pocketwrench II.


There is still some space left in my Leatherman pouch, so I'll expect it to fit in just nicely.    :tu:


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #80 on: January 04, 2014, 11:44:29 AM
How? The real one is $10,50 :shrug:

Correction $14.95 :-\ Seems they went up since last year but still no $16 profit to be made. (Free shipping from Lee Valley currently too)
Shrug, just did a google search, none of the first hits go as low as $15, my first three hits at google: 20$, 20 pound, 22 dollar. Anyway, it's not really the point I was making, which was that it wasn't a fake and that tools mass produced in China are being sold for way too much.


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #81 on: January 04, 2014, 07:02:22 PM
Lee Valleys free shipping is on purchases over $40. Not quite as free as in years past.
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #82 on: February 01, 2014, 07:35:43 PM
The Latshaw PocketWrench II stainless USA came today.     :mail:   
Will try and get some comparsion pics with the Latshaw PWII TW when I get some time. Headed off to work shortly.     :)
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #83 on: February 01, 2014, 09:49:08 PM
Nice. :tu:

How are the teeth on it compared to the regular PW2, good or rounded like on the plated Latshaw one?


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Reply #84 on: February 02, 2014, 01:10:12 AM
They're not as sharp as the current production but sharper than the plated one.

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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #85 on: March 01, 2014, 09:24:47 PM
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #86 on: March 01, 2014, 09:33:43 PM
Latshaw Pocketwrench II USA & TW

Thanks for the pic. :cheers:

So how many versions of it are there, the five (PW 1, SS, CV, Latshaw US and TW) or are there any more? ANd do you know the chronology of production, from when till when each one was made?   


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Reply #87 on: March 01, 2014, 10:05:39 PM
Latshaw Pocketwrench II USA & TW

Thanks for the pic. :cheers:

So how many versions of it are there, the five (PW 1, SS, CV, Latshaw US and TW) or are there any more? ANd do you know the chronology of production, from when till when each one was made?   

There is also a Latshaw PWII in CV there is a pic of one in this thread. There is also a PWII marked Mcfeely's which is a hardware type Co. Proably a advertisment thing. I do not know the chronology of their production. As it stands at the moment there are two PWII's that I do not have yet.    :)
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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #88 on: March 01, 2014, 10:16:31 PM
Latshaw Pocketwrench II USA & TW

Thanks for the pic. :cheers:

So how many versions of it are there, the five (PW 1, SS, CV, Latshaw US and TW) or are there any more? ANd do you know the chronology of production, from when till when each one was made?   

There is also a Latshaw PWII in CV there is a pic of one in this thread. There is also a PWII marked Mcfeely's which is a hardware type Co. Proably a advertisment thing. I do not know the chronology of their production. As it stands at the moment there are two PWII's that I do not have yet.    :)

I'm asking cause there are some plans to rejuvinate the multitool wiki and I'd maybe add a OPMT section, so an article abotu the PW IIs would be a must. :D


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Re: New love for the Pocketwrench II
Reply #89 on: March 01, 2014, 10:33:36 PM
Latshaw Pocketwrench II USA & TW

Thanks for the pic. :cheers:

So how many versions of it are there, the five (PW 1, SS, CV, Latshaw US and TW) or are there any more? ANd do you know the chronology of production, from when till when each one was made?   

There is also a Latshaw PWII in CV there is a pic of one in this thread. There is also a PWII marked Mcfeely's which is a hardware type Co. Proably a advertisment thing. I do not know the chronology of their production. As it stands at the moment there are two PWII's that I do not have yet.    :)

I'm asking cause there are some plans to rejuvinate the multitool wiki and I'd maybe add a OPMT section, so an article abotu the PW IIs would be a must. :D

A must indeed!   :tu:
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