Case designs (was: New Definiton REQUIRED)

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Wed Nov 19 11:59:42 1997

On Wed, 19 Nov 1997, Daniel A. Seagraves wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Nov 1997, Kip Crosby wrote:
> > At 12:41 11/19/97 +0000, ARD wrote:
> > >Heck, if I was in somebody else's house I'd probably have my trusty
> > >Leatherman with me.
> ^^^^^^^^^^
> Well, I know it's a LART of some kind... What's a leatherman exactly?

It's a pocket toolkit, much loved by hardware hackers. Basically, it's a
pair of pliers that folds up with a knife blade, saw, screwdrivers, file,
etc in the handles. I suppose it could be used as a LART.

The true Leathermans are made from stainless steel, are very well made,
and are expensive. There are cheap 'clones' of them, but I've never tried
one. I am told that there are other similar tools which are equally well
made, equally expensive, but of a somewhat different design.

My only moan is that the only Phillips screwdriver is a #2. I'd like a
slightly different selection of tools (I'd miss out one of the cutting
edges - I thing there are _3_), and put in a #1 Phillips for starters),
but as it is, it's still a useful thing for trivial repairs.

Received on Wed Nov 19 1997 - 11:59:42 GMT

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