Introduction: Leatherman Sidekick Driver Bit Mod

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The leatherman sidekick what a excellent edc muti tool.
If come with a changeable screw driver bit, like the wave it would be perfect 

Step 1: The Tool

Picture of The Tool

What you will need :

A small file the same thickness with the sidekick's flat head screwdriver , about 2 mm thick
A  regular 1/4" bit adapter with a square end  
It will be easier if you got a vise , in this case I did it  free hand 

Step 2: File to Fit the Adapter

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The squire side of a regular 1/4" bit adapter, should almost fit in to the  flat head screw driver
File a notch in the conner of  the square side to accept the driver, file slow and keep square, don't file too much keep checking the progress  

Step 3: Try It Out

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Finished product

I am planing to insert a strong magnet in the bit holder , to keep the bit stick with the leatherman


Steakflambe made it! (author)2017-01-17

Made this last night, works perfectly! Can put much more force on screws than with the standard Philips driver or the smaller flathead. Large flathead is too big anyway, only usefull as pry bar.

lukas.hofmann (author)2015-12-06

…simply brilliant.
thank's for sharing!

3366carlos (author)2015-01-01

great idea

TheCommander (author)2014-09-23

well done, this will help many people!

vincent7520 (author)2013-09-30

One of the best "keep-it-simple-buster" on Instructables !!!…
Thanks for posting !

posceve (author)2012-02-28

Great Tutorial, but im italian, sorry i cant understand very well all steps!! Can u post more picture about this mod?
I dont have a Leatherman, i have another tool, can i made the same mod for it?
This is the picture of my tool

Thank u

Wyattr55123 (author)posceve2013-06-27

Yes, this mod should work, but you may need a smaller or larger bit adapter.

dcrrcdx2 (author)2011-12-26

very nice, simple money saving method, i've got the bit in my hand to make one now1

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