The Toolkit Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. lkraus

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  2. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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  3. Siorc

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    I found this Craftsman rotating-head 1/4" ratchet that I like. Apparently it's slightly heavy compared to others (from weights listed a few posts back). But with a bit adapter, I'm also using it as my screwdriver/bit driver handle. The handle has fairly sharp edges for grip even as a straight screwdriver. Total weight and size seem pretty good to me.
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  4. Contrarian

    Contrarian Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hey Folks,

    I'm looking to replace my tire pump bag as the zipper has failed. I've been able to find the replacement one but I'm not keen on spending $10 on replacing it with another since it failed so quickly. It fits everything pretty nice and snug so I've included the original dimensions below. I appreciate any ideas/suggestions.

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  5. Siorc

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    Small stuff sack; if you need padding wrap it in a shop rag or sock.
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  6. Contrarian

    Contrarian Been here awhile Supporter

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    Fair point and I do want the extra protection offered by the current bag. Was hoping someone knew where to buy ~cheap quality bags by dimensions. My current solution :lol3:

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  7. Siorc

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    2nd thought: I have a fleece squared-off Zip-closed pouch. It's camo and intended for some piece of hunting gear, maybe binoculars. So you might try Cabela's or Sportsman's Wearhouse. But you'll have to get lucky on the size.
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  8. tobiism

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    I've been looking for a sturdy flat-shaped rectanguler bag to replace my moto-pump bag.
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  9. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Ya'll could talk to corrado113, he does some sewing.
    Me and a bunch of other inmates can vouch for his work
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    Look at shaving / dopp kits, too.
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  12. tobiism

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    True, just like this one.

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  14. Siorc

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    Yeah well, same as what you're replacing. All zippers will fail eventually.
    If you want something durable and reliable, you could try a small stuff sack and wrap your pump in a shop towel or sock. :deal :D
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  16. tobiism

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    I'm referencing the original poster who said his zipper failed on his case and saying that the other ones aren't going to be any better with their crappy zippers.
    Which is why he'd like something stronger/better quality

    I like your idea of the Fluke cases. I have seen them before and you're right they are pretty tough. Unfortunately Maxpedition is coming way down in quality since their move to Taiwan. Their stitching is awful now.
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  17. Siorc

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    Well this does seem to be the thread of "cost is not a factor," so those Fluke cases fit right in.

    As for my kit, I have the smallest, lightest, cheapest Slime brand pump I could find at WalMart. I figured it would burn out after a couple uses, but it's been going strong for several years. When it does fail, I'll finish pumping with the manual pump I carry (which I would still carry even with the most expensive electric pump, because they all fail eventually), and I'll buy another cheap electric at the next WalMart.
    Also, my cheap pump has survived without a bulky expensive case.
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    You're right, those cases are expensive
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    Did you try an Army surplus store. Most I've been to have a bin of small pouches for a reasonable price in OD green.
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  20. lkraus

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    Unless the teeth on the zipper are damaged, you can probably repair the original bag. Watch a few of the many DIY instructions on YouTube .
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