Found this tool. What's it called? Who makes it?

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  1. 68gtxman

    68gtxman I used to reMember

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    Leatherman Micra - makes a handy key fob. Used it many times to save my bacon out in the field.

    Think it was something like $5 on sale. Bought a few and spread them around. Found my first Leatherman in 1993. I bought one for everyone on my staff.

    The micra can help you pick a padlock using any aluminum soda can. YouTube “pick a padlock” and you will see how easy it is to do to any key or combo lock.
     
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    • jos51700

      jos51700 Well-Known Member

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      I was in the pick n pull a couple years ago and some VERY unscrupulous types were sleazing around in the yard. As I'm watching, a cop walks into the yard, hunts them down and arrests them!
      He took them out and they were complaining, what about my tools! ?! He just said, leave em, And he drug those two guys out literally by the scruff of their necks.

      I took a peak a peek in their box (which was in a wheel barrow) on my way out; that box was full of snap on and blue point tools. OBVIOUSLY not rightfully owned by those two.

      I stopped by the cop on the way to the parking lot, they had stolen a truck and the real owner had spotted it in the parking lot, and informed him about the tools so he sent someone in to get them as stolen property.

      So the OP isn't as bad as THOSE guys......

      But I figure that's probably where all my half inch ratchets are: forgotten in the salvage yard. Can't find a one now. Used to have four.
       
    • hemi71x

      hemi71x FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Living under the GEICO rock, i guess.
      Like i stated, i never heard of one before.
      And as another made comment, i always had another proper tool, to correctly get the job done.
      When i saw it, i was calling it a Swiss army knife, vice grip plyer, not knowing it's proper name. :D

      And i can bet you a dollar to a rolling doughnut, that i have drawer fulls of specialty tools that you have never seen, or heard of, out there in the mechanical repair world.


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      • dartfreak75

        dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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        I think the correct name is multi tool but everyone I know calls them leatherman plyers
         
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        Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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        I've had my Gerber for over 20 years, as stated It has saved me many times both at work & leisure.
         
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        • famous bob

          famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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          Probably do !
          Just can`t imagine a person not ever seeing one of the multi tools (or whatever ). They have been around and touted as greatest thing since sliced bread for ever.
          Never rolled a donut !!----LOL
          I could probably come up w/ a few plumbing tools you`ve never seen , or used too !
           
        • hemi71x

          hemi71x FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          Never had any reason to pay any kind of attention for something like that.
          Never seen any for sale, living here in Bedrock.
          Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, are my neighbors living in the cave. :D

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          • hemi71x

            hemi71x FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            I'll find a use for it sooner or later at the wrecking yards, but not so sure at the summer house. :rolleyes:

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            • Johnny Dart

              Johnny Dart Well-Known Member

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              In the service, and never heard of a Leatherman ?
              Wheres the head scratch emoji ?
               
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              hemi71x FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              Don't think those tools were invented yet during the 1970's when i was in the AF.
              And working around jet aircraft you had a certain amount of tools in your CTK, (consolidated tool kit) that were authorized to be in there, and nothing else.
              A highly inventoried tool system, if something got lost out of the "kit" you were in big trouble until it was found, or they would ground your aircraft, or the ones on that side of the flight line, until it was found.
               
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              • Johnny Dart

                Johnny Dart Well-Known Member

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                I guess we should cut you a little slack. The first leatherman came out in 1983. :)
                 
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                hemi71x FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                No, I'm ok with it.
                Not that i have been asleep for the past 20 years, like Rip Van Winkle, in the old, kids nursery rhyme. lol.

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                Johnny Dart Well-Known Member

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                LOL.........:)
                 
              • JeffisOld

                JeffisOld Old, Ugly and generally Disagreeable! FABO Gold Member

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                Right here...

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              • joel d. snyder

                joel d. snyder Well-Known Member

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                carry a leatherman everywhere. got 3.
                 
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