Standard Tool Adapter To The Rescue!
I dragged my bags into my lodging room during a recent business trip in San Antonio, Texas. The weather was hot and humid outside, and not that much better inside the room. The air conditioning system was working, just not as well as it could have been. Unable to get the air any cooler by changing the thermostat setting, I fired up the dehumidifier that was in the room and found a medium-size oscillating fan inside the kitchen closet. Once I got the fan set up to circulate the air and had the dehumidifier going, things got more comfortable in the room.
One problem, though... the fan head wouldn't stay up! Every time I raised it, the fan head would drop and point at the floor after a couple of oscillations. Seemed the large Phillips screw that applied tension for the fan head adjustment settings was in need of some tightening. So, I went through my checked luggage and retrieved my Leatherman Super Tool 200. I deployed the Phillips-head screwdriver only to find it was too small for tightening the fan head adjustment screw. Fortunately, I brought accessories for my Leatherman! I grabbed my Leatherman Standard Tool Adapter from my bag, opened its case, looked through its standard assortment of 1/4-inch hex bits, and found the P3 Phillips-head bit. The P3 Phillips-head bit was an almost perfect fit for the fan head adjustment screw!
I removed the Standard Tool Adapter from its case and attached it to my Super Tool 200. In this configuration, my Super Tool 200 became a handle for my Standard Tool Adapter. I pivoted and locked the Standard Tool Adapter's drive head in the straight or 0-degree position, and tightened the fan head adjustment screw. I then readjusted and locked the Standard Tool Adapter's drive head in the 90-degree position to provide considerably better leverage to get that fan head adjustment screw really good and tight. To say the least, I had no further problems with the fan head dropping out of position and blowing on the floor for the rest of the week! The combination of my Standard Tool Adapter with my Super Tool 200 was the perfect matchup for the task at hand.
The Standard Tool Adapter provides strength, leverage, three angle settings that lock into position, and versatility. Those are qualities that the bit drivers found standard on some multi-tools can't provide. It's a shame the Standard Tool Adapter was discontinued. Thank you, Leatherman, for making such outstanding and innovative tools! Also, you really ought to consider bringing the Standard Tool Adapter back. It truly is a very useful tool!
~North Bethesda, MD