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Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod

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fr Offline KmiKzee

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Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
on: April 28, 2015, 06:45:20 PM
Hello everyone !

My first post, my first mod, I hope you will find it usefull !

The pictures speak for themselves:

First, Dremel is yout best friend, make sure to use the thinnest disk, so the gap fits perfectly the narrow part of the eyeglass screwdriver.
Then, clean all the part, center everything, and use some superglue or soldering:

[edit]: for "deeper reaching", you can use only half of the center part; as you can see on other pictures, the center part goes at least 4mm beyond the holding tool of the Surge.

And voilà  :drink: :


Also:


If you find a way to improve it, please tell me  :tu:
« Last Edit: April 28, 2015, 07:22:55 PM by KmiKzee »
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Re: Leatherman Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 06:53:06 PM
Welcome to the forum. :waving:

Interesting way of approaching the problem. :cheers:

So far there was also a solution to simply melt some lead around the micro screwdriver bit and adapt it to fit the bit driver.


http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,57998.msg1055617.html#msg1055617

« Last Edit: April 28, 2015, 06:54:09 PM by enki_ck »


fr Offline KmiKzee

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Re: Leatherman Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 07:10:21 PM
Great !

Also found these different ideas:

For the "lazy" ;)
But does not hold well the tool to my opinion:


Better for reaching deeper screws:



Great idea, but needs sanctifying a Wave or old Surge:
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  eyeglass screwdriver mod:
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,59112.msg1080147.html#msg1080147

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Re: Leatherman Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 07:14:41 PM
Welcome!
I am the lazy one.
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Re: Leatherman Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 07:16:05 PM
Welcome!
I am the lazy one.

That you are, mate...  ::)
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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 07:35:32 PM
Here is what I do:

The Victorinox Micro Screwdriver fits into the LM card


Newer Vic Micro Screwdriver fit perfectly into standard 1/4" holders
microscrewdriver_01.jpg
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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 07:38:19 PM
Here is what I do:

The Victorinox Micro Screwdriver fits into the LM card
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Newer Vic Micro Screwdriver fit perfectly into standard 1/4" holders
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I like that
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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 08:48:53 PM
Much more elegant than my first attempt which was to epoxy encapsulate a small hex precision driver but I was influenced by my ex-Wave precision driver not being very precisely formed.


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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #8 on: April 29, 2015, 10:58:12 AM
Clever idea, KmiKzee.  What size cutting wheel did you use?  Does it fit tight or is it loose before the glue or solder?

Regarding the Vic driver, it seems like one could grind or file the sides flat to fit the standard bit driver.
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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #9 on: April 29, 2015, 11:12:26 AM
Regarding the Vic driver, it seems like one could grind or file the sides flat to fit the standard bit driver.
There is no filing required, the Vic driver has already a hex-shaped head made to fit standard 1/4" socket*. So it would be quite easy to file it down, so it fits the LM-bit-holder without the need for the extender.

*Unless you have an older one, they used to be round. More info here from Caranthanus
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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #10 on: April 29, 2015, 04:15:57 PM
Clever idea, KmiKzee.  What size cutting wheel did you use?  Does it fit tight or is it loose before the glue or solder?

Regarding the Vic driver, it seems like one could grind or file the sides flat to fit the standard bit driver.

I'm not sure, but I think it's the regular cutting disk from Dremel.
It's a little bit narrower than the eyeglass screwdriver, so I had to enlarge the gap to make it fit perfectly => the glue/solder is just there to hold the 2 parts together, not to transmit any torque.
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  jigsaw attachement mod:
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  eyeglass screwdriver mod:
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,59112.msg1080147.html#msg1080147

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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #11 on: April 29, 2015, 04:36:22 PM
Nice modding and welcome to MTO

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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #12 on: June 06, 2015, 02:54:33 PM
Great idea!  :cheers:
I'm doing that as soon as I get back home (onsite, Iron Ore mining)


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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #13 on: June 06, 2015, 03:45:36 PM
;)

Give us some pictures when you are done !
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  jigsaw attachement mod:
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- Leatherman Surge (New)
  eyeglass screwdriver mod:
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,59112.msg1080147.html#msg1080147

- ... some Victorinox tools


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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #14 on: October 19, 2021, 08:00:38 PM
My only problem with this screwdriver is that if I take my glasses off to tighten the screw, I can’t see the screw!!


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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #15 on: October 19, 2021, 08:58:58 PM
I have something on the way from Amazon that might just fit very well in this thread :woohoo:


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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #16 on: October 21, 2021, 01:23:23 PM
I recently saw these on Facebook and went straight to Amazon and bought a couple ::)

They are well made and fit the micro driver bits very well :woohoo:

It enables them to be use in the large bit driver or in any of the adapters just as you would use any of the regular flat bits :cheers:

Hills Adventure sells them for anyone curious  :salute: and a few pics :cheers:









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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #17 on: October 31, 2021, 05:41:44 PM
got linked over here from a different thread, 3d printing makes something like this easy, 7 minute print for 2, but it needs some refinement i don't have time to devote right now. 
might be hard to tell but it is shaped just like the bit with the 6 sides and the indent. I modified this off a thing on thingiverse that allowed adding an exacto to the bit holder
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4565632

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Re: Leatherman (New) Surge eyeglass screwdriver mod
Reply #18 on: November 01, 2021, 09:58:47 PM
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