Leatherman makes this bit driver extender/adapter for the current generation of multi-tools and knives which accept Leatherman’s proprietary removable bits. The bit extender increases the tools’ reach by 3-1/4″ and accepts both Leatherman’s unique flattened bits and standard hex bits. This greatly expands the driving capabilities of these tools since the flattened bits are costly, in limited variety, and sometimes hard to find in a timely manner.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Leatherman’s proprietary bits, just imagine a standard 1/4″ insert bit with two opposite sides ground down, giving the bit a thinner footprint.
This bit extender/adapter is intended for use with the Wave, Surge, Charge, Skeletool, and several Leatherman pocket knives. If the $12 street price of the bit extender is too high for you, consider grinding your own adapter from a standard bit holder. If you choose the DIY route, be sure to upload some pics to the Toolmonger Flickr pool!
Bit Kit and Adapter for Smaller Tools
If you have a smaller Leatherman tool, don’t worry — you can also get bit kits with adapters (shown above) for the Core, Blast, Fuse, Kick, and Juice, although they’re a bit pricier at $20 a set.
Currently, only a handful of distributors stock these adapters — if you find a reputable source, help us out and tell us in comments.