I'm a small town guy who makes his living pushing faders. My current gig is mixing and lighting for a large-ish church in the Buffalo, NY area but I work freelance in the rock scene as well. I am not currently compensated by any manufacturer of any item mentioned on this site.
Yesterday I was mixing an event at a school in the city. The night maintenance guy had let us in and opened a crash bar on an exit so we could load our gear in without letting all the heat out and getting locked out ourselves. When we finished up he opened it up again but was nowhere to be seen when we were ready to leave.
I whipped out the Leatherman and started digging through the bit set for the right sized hex key. After a moment I had found it and was releasing the crash bar so the school would be secure again. Just at that moment the guy came up behind us.
"Hey! You can't have all those tools with you?!"
He wasn't sure to be pissed off or thank me.
"Sure I can. Relax, I'm a maintenance guy at a hospital. I tweak crash bars all day every day."
It was all about slapping stuff on the walls today. The Phillips bit on my Leatherman got a real workout. I also picked up the Bit Set and am looking forward to having a 1/8" hex key on hand at all times. Those pesky door closers are always in need of attention.
- Hung a sharps container - Hung two paper towel dispensers - Hung a wall mount stereo - Hung a hand sanitizer dispenser - Moved a wiremold box - Replaced a dozen outlet covers - Assembled a utility sink
Been a while since I logged any Leatherman activity but I remember it all today.
- Installed a card reader for a secure room at the hospital - Opened a can of Spaghetti-Os at lunch - Trimmed my thumbnail during a meeting in the shop - Adjusted the gain on a wireless mic - Removed a pin that my wife sewed into a baby blanket