Introduction: Bit Holder for Miniature Multitool

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I purchased a new Gerber Dime recently. I already had every screwdriver and hand tool I could need but felt a key ring sized multi tool would be handy for those few times I just wanted to do/fix something quickly without having to go to my tool box. I knew this little multi tool didn't have a bit attachment for interchangeable bits when I bought it but reckoned I could fix that. It did have a small 1/4 inch wide slotted screwdriver that I could use as my base for an attachment.

Step 1: What You Will Need.

• multitool (Gerber Dime)
• hex drill driver bit holder
• 1/4 inch to hex adapter
• 1/4 inch spindle/square metal bar
• resin/glue

Tools:
• rotary multitool
• junior hacksaw

Step 2:

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I fixed the drill bit driver to the 1/4 inch to hex adapter with some fast setting glue. They are magnetic but I wanted a permanent fix.
Then I cut a slot down the middle of my 1/4 inch bar about the same length as the slotted screwdriver in the multitool. I used a grinding disk on my rotary tool to make the slot just wide enough for the slotted screwdriver. Then I cut this piece off of the spindle and glued it into the 1/4 adapter slot.

Step 3: Job Done.

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After the glue had set I tried it out and it worked perfectly. All I had to do was rummage around and get together all of the bits I used most often and put them with the multitool. Best of all since I had everything already, all this cost me was about 30 mins of my time.

Comments

TheHumanWhiz (author)2015-08-21

Thats neat! I just purchased a gerber dime myself, and I really want to make this; however, dont you think that too much torque on the screwdriver might break the multitool?

babyowen (author)2014-04-08

Hi Todd, at the moment I just keep them loose in my pocket. But I have plans to make a belt pouch out of para cord like the ones featured here. I might use some sugru to attach the adapter onto the side of the bit holder also. If I do I'll post an update on here.

babyowen (author)2014-04-08

Thanks for the feedback Gregbot.

Todd Gehris (author)2014-04-08

I've been consodering buying the bit accessories for a Leatherman or trying to make something. I carry it all the time. This looks like a good solution. How do you carry your bits? Keep them in your pocket or some kind of belt pouch?

Gregbot (author)2014-04-07

Awesome! Thanks! You just solved a problem I've been thinking about for a long time in a do-able way for me!

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