What tools do you carry, always

From: Russ Blakeman <russ_at_rbcs.8m.com>
Date: Wed Dec 6 16:10:13 2000

I also keep a ziplock bag with a few GP screws and mini/micro jumpers as
well as an empty one to keep the hardware for that job in until I finish.
I've even used the point of the knife blade to lossen/remove phillips screws
on cases and drive mounts.

As for the tools that I have in cases and bags - a BFH or a Big Friggin
Hammer is always the number one tool on the larger iron such as midrange
printers. I carry 2 soft tool bags and 3 hard cases full of varied tool
setups (one soft bag is only test equipment and cabling tools) and only
carry the one I feel I'll need for that job. Of course clean rags and
rubbing alcohol around printing equipment is an absolute necessity. I also
carry a full selection of replacement parts, cables, etc in a "tote" in the
back of the truck as well as a full spool of twinax and Cat5 cable.

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From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Mike Ford
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 11:38 AM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: What tools do you carry, always

>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 - 16:10:13 GMT

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