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Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway. 1452

Hero Member Posts: 860 Wanted: SpydeWrench
Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« on: May 18, 2015, 08:53:13 PM »
I made them myself, they work well. Sized to remove the fasteners that hold together Leatherman PST's, Mini's, and even Rebars............anything that uses the flat-type knurled fasteners of a similar size will fit these.
Note: I found whilst making these, that the manufacturing tolerances on the Leatherman fasteners themselves varies a little from tool to tool. Life isn't perfect :) Anyway, your Leatherman may be a hair different to mine, just saying. Fit might be a smidge tighter or looser. (I found that if the socket is slightly loose, you can tighten it by putting the socket on the back of a bench vise, hitting it firmly with a 2lb hammer, and driving the fastener back into it to re-cut the splines).
If the sockets are a smidge too tight, just drive them over *your* PST, using the method I outline at the end of this post.
I made myself Engineers Pliers, so I am offering these up as a giveaway, USA only, shipping free by me.

To win these:
1...USA only.
2...have 100 posts or more.
3...post a brief (or long !!) story, or link to one, telling us how a Leatherman tool "Saved your Day (or someone else's)"
4...pick a number between 1 and 100. I will use a random # chooser the first day of June 2015, and ask for your address if you win.

Note: I am also giving away a pair of Engineers Pliers that I made (PST fastener size). If you want to win those, check this Leatherman forum too. Just one proviso: to spread things around, the winner of the pliers cannot be the winner of the sockets also. Fair??
Have at it :) :) :)

Note: If you want to make a pair of your own, it's pretty easy. I went to the local Dollar Store and got 2 $1 screwdriver sets, the type that have a small selection of sockets inside their handles. The sockets are cheap nasty things, but are made of fairly soft steel, perfect for the application. Drill the 1/4" sockets out just a short distance using a 7/32" drill, force the socket over the PST fastener using a bench vice and flat wooden strips to protect the PST. Done!! No damage to the PST or it's fasteners occurs, assuming you use a bench vice to ensure parallel forces being applied.
After making them, just put the sockets on the screwdriver sets you bought, and mod away. Easier than using a pair of 1/4" socket drivers.
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« Last Edit: May 18, 2015, 09:12:30 PM by neillcurrie »

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,793 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 09:06:52 PM »
I am sitting this one out as well. Very generous of you.  :tu:

I'm the milk man!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,909 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 09:16:28 PM »
When I moved into the new house, we had some difficulty cutting the holes for new locks. The size was close... SO close... Out comes the Wave, which had helped me like 50 other tasks in that week, and between the wood saw and file... BOOM. Locks in. House secured. Day saved. Lynn looks like a frickin rockstar.

42 - Lynn LeFey
Sr. Member Posts: 294
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 04:56:04 AM »
I'll jump on this one!

I was out riding 4wheelers with a buddy about 45 miles away from the nearest cell service let alone the nearest people. I dropped down in to a hole and my 4wheeler instantly died(2012 honda rancher EFI), luckly I  had brought my modded wave and my surge. A bolt to an electrical connection on the fuel pump came loose, I was able to use both the modded wave and my surge to tighten the bolt and continue to ride.



42 - Lynn LeFey
10 - firefightingjosh

Josh
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 36,879
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 03:43:30 AM »
Bump for this great giveaway!  :cheers:  Let's hear some more stories.  :pok:  Custom made sockets for free!  :ahhh
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,546 Tool Carrying Linux User
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 03:45:02 AM »
great GAW,  I will sit it out,  but these really could help some modders (or future modders)

If I can help, let me know 
Sr. Member Posts: 294
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2015, 06:43:03 AM »
Bump for the great giveaway!

Josh
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,982
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 06:50:25 AM »
I am sitting this one out as well. Very generous of you.  :tu:

+1 I'm with the Captain  :tu:

Everything’s adjustable
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,793 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2015, 06:20:29 AM »
I cant believe this isn't getting more interest. I would be into these, but fear I wouldn't give them as much use as they deserve.

I'm the milk man!
Hero Member Posts: 860 Wanted: SpydeWrench
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2015, 05:16:52 PM »
Lynn
Congrats!
You won, pretty good odds!!
Will need your address.
Neill

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,707 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2015, 05:21:35 PM »
Congrats Lynn! And again, very nice of to do this neilcurrie.

Nate
That's us mobile


Nate

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,909 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2015, 06:55:38 PM »
Woohoo!!!!!  :ahhh

Thank you, for this great give-away.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,347
Re: Leatherman PST fastener modded sockets giveaway.
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2015, 07:40:47 PM »
Congrats Lynn !

 

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