What tools do you carry, always

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Wed Dec 6 15:46:50 2000

  I carry a leatherman tool EVERYWHERE. I was probably the only engineer at
Martin Marietta that ever had any tools. I'll bet I've fixed a zillion
pairs of glasses and removed/installed a million cable screws with that
tool. The leatherman tool isn't perfect but it'll get you by in just about
any situation. I even fixed the trottle on my Nissan Maxima with it while
standing on the side of the road in south nowhere Geargia.


At 09:38 AM 12/6/00 -0800, you wrote:
>>Good point. And one can also gauge how deeply (insane) emersed in
>>collecting these things they are by the size/complexity of those pocket
>>tool(s) carried along. ;)
>I have a two ended screwdriver, blade and phillips, clipped in my shirt
>pocket with 2 pens, and a small notepad (thank you real estate ladies of
>the world), and have a Gerber LST pocketknife in a pants pocket. This is my
>daily rig I always have.
>For serious scrounging I have a plastic tub with a lid just large enough to
>hold a legal size pad in the bottom. In that I have "real" screwdrivers,
>gloves (leather work gloves and rubber no yuck disposable gloves), nut
>drivers in a few critical smaller sizes, a big adjustable wrench, diagonal
>cutter, sometimes a cordless drill, a few static bags, some tie wraps, etc.
>Plus of course a few "fishing" tools, ie old RS232 cables for fishing in
>Tool that I yearn for; Cresent tiny slip joint pliers, the really small one
>maybe 5 inches long. Optional longing for Leatherman or Gerber pocket tools.
Received on Wed Dec 06 2000 - 15:46:50 GMT

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