Space is always an issue for us when packing tools. After all these years I was surprised that I never bothered to carry some kind of multi-tool with me. Atlas Girl was bright enough to realize this and bought me a Leatherman Core multi-tool. I have found a way to use all of these tools so far. Here are all the tools along with an example of how they have been useful to me.
- 420HC Clip Point Knife with Straight Edge: All around general use knife.
- 420HC Sheepsfoot Serrated Knife: Good for sawing through those zip ties that I used to accomplish some half-assed tie down or mounting 😛
- Needlenose Pliers: Nice for bending back the cotter pin after adjusting the chain tension on the rear wheel.
- Regular Pliers: Used for those bolts that I didn’t have the right size wrench for.
- Wire cutters: Helpful when I was cleaning up some electrical connections.
- Hard-wire cutters: See above
- Stranded-wire cutters: See above
- Wire Stripper: See above
- Electrical Crimper: See above
- 5/16″ Screwdriver: Good for most screws and providing some leverage when needed
- 7/32″ Screwdriver: See above
- 1/8″ Screwdriver: See above
- Phillips Screwdriver: Great for tightening down the bolts on the battery terminals
- Wood/Metal File: Helped clean up the battery terminals from corrosion that has built up.
- Saw: Handy camping tool for cutting into large branches so I could snap them more easily
- Bottle Opener: For the beer after a long day of riding.
- Can Opener: Haven’t use this but it will come in handy if I pack any canned goods for food.
- 9 in | 22 cm ruler: Good for measuring your chain tension
- Awl with Thread Loop: Combined with some strong paracord acts as a great grip on the rope.
The locking blades are strong and I have no worries about the knife or saw coming loose. The 25 year warranty warrant inspires confidence that it will keep on working for years to come.
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