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Old August 11, 2006, 03:53 PM   #1
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What's a good MICRO keychain multi-tool?

which has at a minimim, phillips & regular drivers, and pliers (not scissors), and goes right onto the keychain - very small.

The one I had like this, a Sebertech one, just broke on me - some kind of junky pot metal it was, apparently. Anyone make a good one that has pliers instead of scissors? If not, what's a good one with scissors?

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Old August 12, 2006, 12:06 AM   #2
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I've got a larger Leatherman tool that I've carried in a belt sheath for years, but they do make a smaller one

http://www.leatherman.com/products/tools/p4/default.asp

At 2.25" long, that might work for you.
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Old August 12, 2006, 10:13 AM   #3
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Oh yeah, that's just right Skeeter - a quality brand (leatherman), and small enough - I'll check it out; thanks!
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Old August 12, 2006, 03:24 PM   #4
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Happy to report I got the Squirt P4 today at BassPro for $30, and it's a well made little dude with 6 tools besides the pliers - so far so good. Folds up nice and compact as my last one. The pliers are thin and for small tasks only, but there's only so much you can expect out of such a small tool.

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Old August 12, 2006, 10:21 PM   #5
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leatherman

leatherman has gotten very new age and nice.

nice looking tools.
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Old August 13, 2006, 01:50 AM   #6
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FirstFreedom--

I'm glad my advice worked out well for you. I've used my Leatherman for everything from re-zeroing a scope or sight to completely taking apart a computer. They really are nifty little tools.

Best regards,

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Old August 17, 2006, 12:44 AM   #7
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Oh, I will say, FYI, that the "phillips head screwdriver" on the Squirt is not a true 4-way phillips, but a pointed slot driver, which will nevertheless work as a phillips, by engaging 2 of the 4 slots/surfaces. They wanted to keep it flat, and couldn't do that with a true phillips head. Not ideal, but it should work.
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