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Posted: 6/22/2021 9:30:57 PM EDT
I was a machine builder for a decade and have a ton of tools in the garage, but found a small kit for projects around the house or to bring to people's houses when I'm helping move or install something is really handy. Granted, any real project gets the toolbag.

This kit started with a weird fascination with small tools that eventually all ended up in a 8"x10" Mille pouch. In the kit I have a bit for almost any screw, 1/4" socket set, files, glues, oils, pliers, hammer, etc. Unless I need a drill or other power tool, I rarely grab a bigger toolbox around the house.

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And all the crap taken out of the pockets:
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These are my 5 most used mini tools. The socket wrench is really cool in that it has a 1/4" socket drive on one side and a 1/4" hex drive on the other. The brass hammer is handmade and has a straight slot screwdriver as the handle (a play on the old pallet hammers). The Klein scissors will cut through anything, even light sheet metal, the Wear screwdriver is handy AF, Knipex combo pliers speak for themselves, and the Klein TL-29 has a scrapper that I actually use all the time.

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Link Posted: 6/22/2021 9:32:36 PM EDT
[#1]
Nice setup.

Will you take $25 shipped ?

I don't have the patience to put together something like that.
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 9:32:57 PM EDT
[#2]
Very nice
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 9:38:28 PM EDT
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Nice setup.

Will you take $25 shipped ?

I don't have the patience to put together something like that.
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Thanks, the patience was more a year of buying small tools for this or that and eventually deciding to put them all in a kit.
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 9:40:46 PM EDT
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All you need to add is a old school double edged safety razor, and you are good to go
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 9:41:27 PM EDT
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Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas  
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 9:42:07 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/22/2021 9:50:44 PM EDT
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I'm already trying to find that pouch
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 9:50:46 PM EDT
[#8]
socket wrench model and brand
please!
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 9:51:55 PM EDT
[#9]
Lots of thought went into that.  Good job OP.
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:00:30 PM EDT
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Love this little guy. It's an Alltrade 940478. Made in China but it's been super durable and has a nice fine action:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QO9DAE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_EC0MBAN5KM739NEZ4Z9X

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Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:00:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:08:04 PM EDT
[#12]
Shit like this is keeping me poor. I didn’t know I needed any Klein scissors till now
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:12:53 PM EDT
[#13]
Now THATS a Murse

I used to do machine fab and electrician and electronic work.
I hear ya on all the tooling in the garage
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:19:03 PM EDT
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Here's a couple I put together.

First one goes with me everywhere at work in my backpack:



Next one is slightly up-sized for around the house, in the truck, whatever:

Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:19:23 PM EDT
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I like it
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:19:49 PM EDT
[#16]
No mini titanium pry bar?
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:26:51 PM EDT
[#17]
I'm going to go ahead and recommend the 4WR or 5WR (4" or 5") vise grip pliers for you mini plier lovers out there.

No they don't have the sexy ,oozing quality nature of Knipex or Klein or Vamplier,  but man do they work .
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:30:34 PM EDT
[#18]
OP here.

I also have the toolbag.

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I figured out how to get a full 3/8" socket set and a full 1/4" sets on a socket bar. Has extensions, adapters, etc. Mostly Snap-On, but some USA Craftsman and Bahco mixed in:
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I also got 5 of my most used deep wells on a threaded rod, had to try a few brands but found a way to nest them in the size of a wrench:
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Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:32:17 PM EDT
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Here's a couple I put together.

First one goes with me everywhere at work in my backpack:

https://i.imgur.com/7f3MZrx.jpg

Next one is slightly up-sized for around the house, in the truck, whatever:

https://i.imgur.com/nLYOEDn.jpg
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I like your style ??
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:33:30 PM EDT
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That’s one of those setups everyone laughs at you for. Until something breaks or what not and you’re the hero.
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 11:22:41 PM EDT
[#21]
This place has some small tools link

Craftsman Makes a midget wrench set that's pretty cool only $5 at rural king

Link Posted: 6/22/2021 11:34:08 PM EDT
[#22]
OP, what bag is that?
This thread DELIVERS!
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 11:38:49 PM EDT
[#23]
I need to put together something like that
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 11:45:11 PM EDT
[#24]
Nice job. Looks super handy


I would only suggest a small prybar like a dasco, or an old school putty knife. I don't doubt you own any, I just thought they make nice additions to the mini tool pouch you bring to homes.

They really don't make good putty knives anymore. Not that I have seen anyways.

The Knipex Pliers wrenches are amazing

Have you tried super glue with an activator? It makes it set to hard enough in seconds.

What is that 1/4 right angle bit holder? Looks like I need one.


That hammer needs its own thread.
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 11:48:51 PM EDT
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I'm already trying to find that pouch


Holy shit, no kidding!

I have a different Knipex tool and they are very high quality.
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 11:50:00 PM EDT
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It's a Condor T&T Pouch!
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 11:55:10 PM EDT
[#27]
In for ideas
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 11:58:12 PM EDT
[#28]
Slick! What knife is that? I think it'll just stick with my Vic SAKs.

You might consider adding a small flashlight.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 12:10:57 AM EDT
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Slick! What knife is that? I think it'll just stick with my Vic SAKs.

You might consider adding a small flashlight.
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Got a small Fenix AAA on the outside. The knife is a surplus TL-29. I tool love a nice SAK but they suck at a lot of things that even a dedicated mini tool can do easily. Such as Phillips screws.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 12:12:24 AM EDT
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My work backpack kit. I've gotten out of a few jams with this. Fun to pull out a Knipex when other engineers are around!

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Link Posted: 6/23/2021 12:14:24 AM EDT
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Now I have to buy a hammer-prybar.

Who knew something like that existed?
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 12:20:22 AM EDT
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Now I have to buy a hammer-prybar.

Who knew something like that existed?
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OP Said it was hand made. I wanna know if it was casted or screwed together.

The pallet hammers also had a prybar above the head.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 12:21:53 AM EDT
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Damn, that's pretty unique.

Good post, I'm going to buy some of that stuff, thank you. Some of you should posts lists lol.

The Klein type scissors are, or used to be, given (different brand, made in Germany) to the phone techs here. They had a box of news ones for the taking, a friend got me a few fair, they really will cut through almost anything.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 12:28:41 AM EDT
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That's really cool, thanks for sharing. I was gifted a multitool with a hammer on it (Leatherman Signal) one year and have been blown away by how much use it gets during my regular day to day. Sometimes everything really is a nail

Now I really want to make myself a brass hammer.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 12:33:22 AM EDT
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OP Said it was hand made. I wanna know if it was casted or screwed together.

The pallet hammers also had a prybar above the head.
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I used brass bar stock for the head and pressed in the handles with a few tons of force and pinned them.  The prybar one is really nice.

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Link Posted: 6/23/2021 12:33:56 AM EDT
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My most used kit, especially now I'm installing about 100 unites with 2 Phoenix connectors and 6 connections per connector.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07DHHMMVC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_P11BQSXMN7PTZ14RRV32?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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Link Posted: 6/23/2021 12:44:16 AM EDT
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I used brass bar stock for the head and pressed in the handles with a few tons of force and pinned them.  The prybar one is really nice.

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Nice.

I know what one of my future projects is.

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Here's my daybag and dump box. The box gets loaded and emptied daily, ideally.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 5:56:38 AM EDT
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OP is MacGyver. I’ve whipped out a multitool and saved the day on many occasions, and people look at me dumbfounded like, “How did you know?” Well, I just like to be prepared, m’lady.

This is on another level.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 7:48:31 AM EDT
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OP is MacGyver. I’ve whipped out a multitool and saved the day on many occasions, and people look at me dumbfounded like, “How did you know?” Well, I just like to be prepared, m’lady.

This is on another level.
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Thanks! I always loved that show, found it weird he always threw a gun away when he happened upon one surrounded by bad guys. Still a great show in it's time.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 8:03:48 AM EDT
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Uuugghhhhh I’ve got a ton of small tools that just kind of get tossed every where. I need to do something like this. Thanks, OP for costing me money.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 8:11:26 AM EDT
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It's a Conduit T&T Pouch!
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It's a Conduit T&T Pouch!

Do you mean Condor T&T Pouch?

Is this it?

https://condoroutdoor.com/ma54-t-t-pouch.html

Link Posted: 6/23/2021 8:18:05 AM EDT
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Here's a couple I put together.

First one goes with me everywhere at work in my backpack:

https://i.imgur.com/7f3MZrx.jpg

Next one is slightly up-sized for around the house, in the truck, whatever:

https://i.imgur.com/nLYOEDn.jpg
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I use that same Maxpedition pouch for mine. It is in my work backpack. I also have one for a small first aid kit (Pepto, Ibuprofen, etc) .
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 8:29:26 AM EDT
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I didnt even know I needed a mini tool kit till now.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 8:44:15 AM EDT
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OP here.

I also have the toolbag.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/472542/IMG_20210622_221742181_HDR_copy_2304x172-1988191.JPG

I figured out how to get a full 3/8" socket set and a full 1/4" sets on a socket bar. Has extensions, adapters, etc. Mostly Snap-On, but some USA Craftsman and Bahco mixed in:
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/472542/IMG_20210622_222003469_HDR_copy_2304x172-1988199.JPG

I also got 5 of my most used deep wells on a threaded rod, had to try a few brands but found a way to nest them in the size of a wrench:
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/472542/IMG_20210622_222058974_HDR_copy_2304x172-1988200.JPG
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Nice.

I'd be tempted to swap out the elastic bands for some OneWrap velcro.

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Link Posted: 6/23/2021 9:24:06 AM EDT
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I guess it makes sense to call those midget wrenches nowadays. When I started wrenching points and condensers ruled, and those were called ignition wrenches. Still handy though.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 9:29:16 AM EDT
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I really need a 1/4" drive socket set for my mini kit. I'd really like a minimalist sae/metric set that isn't full body size on the smaller hex sizes and is organized in a rubber sleeve.  I haven't been able to find such an animal.

Only want the sockets. Already have a Wiha mini ratchet and drive bit set to pair it with.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 9:31:05 AM EDT
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The Klein scissors are awesome.  I keep a pair in my networking kit.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 9:37:02 AM EDT
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I forgot who recommended the Knipex pliers on here, maybe stoney0102 or something, but those things are fricking awesome. The only tool I use around the house more often is a phillips screwdriver.

Nice kits!
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 9:43:01 AM EDT
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I'm a tool slut.
Link Posted: 6/23/2021 9:43:25 AM EDT
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In. I need to make kits like this.
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