The Leatherman multitool will undoubtedly go down in history next to the inclined plane, screw, fire, and Dremel as the most important milestones in mankind's use of tools. I never go anywhere without it, and have used it often in the ER and the garage.
But each of us probably does something day to day that we wish the leatherman had a tool for, or we find that we never use one thing or another.
I don't think I used the Eyeglass screwdriver more than a couple of times, and ended up breaking it off. One thing I always seem to be looking for is something fine and sharp, to remove a sliver, drain a nailbed, or whittle something. A #11 scalpel blade works for most of those jobs. I also use an 18 gauge needle for all but whittling, and in considering this mod I thought of some ways to put the 18 ga. in the eyeglass screwdriver blade. I chose instead to modify a # 3 scalpel handle to fit the leatherman in place of the screwdriver blade.
I found a stainless #3 scalpel handle which is about the size of the leatherman blade. A #3 handle will also hold a #15 blade, which is a small rounded blade. There are a large number of specialty scalpel blades available, just be sure they have the the smaller slot that fits a #3 handle.
With that in mind, I held my breathe and sent my Charge TTi to the OR. (there were complications;-()
Obviously, this will void the warranty. You risk screwing up your leatherman. Which I did. Sadness fer sure. You could poke your eye out. Wear Safety glasses, take the blade off the handle or tape the blade.
BTW, my first instructible. Your comments are appreciated.
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
A multitool to hack
The guts to do it.
A metal #3 scalpel handle
A #11 scalpel blade
Dremel with cut off disc
Tamper proof torx bit
or whatever your multitool requires
scrap stainless steel. I cut up a pair of surgical tweezers or "pick-ups"