What tools do you carry, always

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Thu Dec 7 09:10:28 2000

The theory is that you're not supposed to use pliers for "real" disassembly
work. We all do it, of course, but you're really supposed to use a wrench.
Pliers, as the name implies, are supposed to be used for forming and
bending. Those really small wrenches that once came in a screwdriver set
from Radio Shack are what works nicely for disassembly. Unfortunately, they
quickly discontinue any genuinely useful product. <sigh>

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Foust" <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: What tools do you carry, always

> At 04:04 PM 12/6/00 -0600, Russ Blakeman wrote:
> >I carry a leatherman/Gerber type multi tool ($7 at AutoZone and just as
> >good) and a small aluminum flashlight in a belt holder that I got from
> >Walmart for about $10.
> I'd never owned a Leatherman-like tool before. I bought a
> mid-priced, stainless one at Farm & Fleet a while ago.
> Up until my kids lost it, I questioned its sturdiness.
> I didn't like the way it cut into my hand when I squeezed
> the pliers, and the pliers didn't seem strong enough
> for "real" disassembly work.
> - John
Received on Thu Dec 07 2000 - 09:10:28 GMT

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