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What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?

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What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
on: November 10, 2018, 03:48:57 AM
I cant seem to find this product anywhere. Did burktek fold?




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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 04:57:59 PM
Their website hasnt been updated for years it seems


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 08:02:16 PM
I had to contact them to order mine with their locking custom bit set. I have it around somewhere. Never used it as I ended up buying a bunch from Lee Valley as I got the impression from Burketek that there were not going to make more.

If you can’t find the original online maybe check out the Ti EDC Wrench at Kickstarter. Though I think it’s too much money.

Not sure about that Amazon knock off, I did consider it but decided I didn’t trust those folks to get the tolerances right.

Good luck my friend.
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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 12:35:17 PM
You can get a Chinese knockoff for a few $. The two I got are perfectly fine. The whole point of this design is that tolerances don't come in to play much. That is the reason it works on pretty much any nut/bolt that fits in.  :D
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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 01:10:31 PM
I got two Burktek ones. As soon as I saw no bottle opener on it I was sold!  :like:


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 01:58:06 AM
I had to contact them to order mine with their locking custom bit set. I have it around somewhere. Never used it as I ended up buying a bunch from Lee Valley as I got the impression from Burketek that there were not going to make more.

If you can’t find the original online maybe check out the Ti EDC Wrench at Kickstarter. Though I think it’s too much money.

Not sure about that Amazon knock off, I did consider it but decided I didn’t trust those folks to get the tolerances right.

Good luck my friend.

I wonder about those "locking custom bits". I know I can use the bits that come in Chapman sets on my PWII and they lock as well.


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 02:29:40 AM
They work. But I’m sure any good quality ones will do. You can make do with any bit even the Leatherman bit but you’ll need to apply pressure to make sure it doesn’t slide out.


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #9 on: June 08, 2020, 11:16:34 PM
Any clue on where to get a tool like this nowadays?

charles.


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #10 on: June 09, 2020, 05:03:55 AM
Any clue on where to get a tool like this nowadays?

charles.

Sadly, AFAIK they are out of production, even as Chinese knockoffs.  Used ones do show up on the 'bay from time to time.

Another alternative is to look at other OPMTs.  LM, for example, makes some.


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #11 on: June 09, 2020, 02:00:01 PM
Any clue on where to get a tool like this nowadays?

charles.

Keep an eye out on eBay. I was able to finally get one last week. Should be here today or tomorrow.   :woohoo:


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #12 on: June 09, 2020, 05:12:56 PM
That is awesome, Steve :like: Congrats :cheers:


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #13 on: June 09, 2020, 05:23:52 PM
Lost mine in a mud puddle last winter :cry:


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #14 on: June 10, 2020, 03:15:27 PM
 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Now some lucky mud puddle has one and I still don't  :facepalm: :D

Sorry to hear it, Nick  :facepalm:


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #15 on: June 10, 2020, 03:28:11 PM
I wish Leatherman bought the rights for it.


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #16 on: June 10, 2020, 04:38:10 PM
:ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Now some lucky mud puddle has one and I still don't  :facepalm: :D

Sorry to hear it, Nick  :facepalm:
Right?

Still hurts a little...


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #17 on: June 10, 2020, 05:17:47 PM
That's why we say two is one, one is none if the puddle takes one :fugly:

I still have six or seven or so left, a few knock offs and the original in most if not all variations, even the infamous BO one :D


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #18 on: June 10, 2020, 05:20:56 PM
That's why we say two is one, one is none if the puddle takes one :fugly:

I still have six or seven or so left, a few knock offs and the original in most if not all variations, even the infamous BO one :D
Weeeeeell,

CeHo gifted me a BO one last year, which is still here.
But no chance in hell I'll risk loosing that one in a puddle on the jobsite :dwts:

EDIT: the top one, chromed "Latshaw".
The one I lost was one of those :(


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #19 on: June 10, 2020, 05:30:22 PM
The BO ones were available from a Swiss site a few years back along with a few new old stock red alox old cross pioneers and farmers if I remember correctly.


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #20 on: June 10, 2020, 05:56:28 PM
:sa:


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #21 on: June 10, 2020, 07:54:45 PM
Guess I was lucky to get one of the clones when I did. :facepalm:
A little Leatherman information.

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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #22 on: June 10, 2020, 09:02:25 PM
Those look awesome, enki :ahhh :drool:

I believe that , Steve got the BO one as well :like:


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #23 on: June 10, 2020, 11:33:03 PM
I think there was a 4th original variation too at some point, but David would know better, I think between us we have the complete collection. ;)


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #24 on: June 11, 2020, 12:04:32 PM
Yes, I would say so :cheers: I know David went after them pretty hard several years ago :tu: I wished I had been smart enough to get 1 or 3 back then :facepalm: :D


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #25 on: June 11, 2020, 02:49:20 PM
So Chinese knockoffs made production of original too costly. But what killed the knockoffs? Corona?

This is a grave loss for mankind...  :ahhh

 :D
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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #26 on: June 18, 2020, 04:52:51 AM
That's why we say two is one, one is none if the puddle takes one :fugly:

I still have six or seven or so left, a few knock offs and the original in most if not all variations, even the infamous BO one :D

Nice.  Here's my PW "family"...

pw_fam.jpg
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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #27 on: June 18, 2020, 01:34:52 PM
Those look awesome, enki :ahhh :drool:

I believe that , Steve got the BO one as well :like:



Yes indeed !




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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #28 on: June 18, 2020, 08:24:19 PM
Great collection, nate :dd: and great pic, Steve :like:


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Re: What happened to the burktek pocket wrench II?
Reply #29 on: June 19, 2020, 02:43:31 AM
Nice.  Here's my PW "family"...

I should have added that the stainless PW2 is the one that has a permanent place in my wallet.


 

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