Holiday Gift Ideas From All-Spec!

by Andy on November 9, 2010

With the holidays right around the corner, start shopping now for the handy men and computer gurus on your list!

Megapro Screwdriver Megapro Driver Sets

New to All-Spec, Megapro is known for their unique multi-bit screwdrivers with a patented pull-out bit cartridge. We are now stocking several Megapro screwdriver sets, along with a variety of replacement bits. Pictured to the right, the Megapro “Original” 15-in-1 screwdriver holds 7 double-ended bits and the shaft opening also serves as a 1/4” hex driver.

Megapro 151NAS-10 Screwdriver

Also check out our Megapro Screwdriver Demonstration Video.

Bucket Boss Tool OrganizersBucket Boss Tool Organizers

All-Spec stocks a variety of tool bags, tool rolls and tool organizers from Bucket Boss. Popular for their GateMouth® and Extreme™ tool bags, Bucket Boss is known for manufacturing tough and durable products. The GateMouth® Long Boy Tool Bag to the left features 14 pockets for ultimate tool organization, with an adjustable internal divider to keep tools secure and organized. External level straps and a new, improved shoulder strap complete this tool bag.

Bucket Boss 060649 Long Boy Tool Bag


Steinel 5 Temperature Heat Gun KitSteinel 5-Temperature Heat Gun Kit

This adjustable temperature heat gun and accessory kit by Steinel includes the HB1750 heat gun, color coded 5-temperature key set, a spare heating element and an applications guide book all within a heavy duty metal case. The temperature keys range from 200 to 1200°F, plus a cool air setting. The heat gun also comes with an ergonomic soft-grip handle for added support.

Steinel 34759 Heat Gun Kit


Leatherman 830030 Blast Tool

Leatherman Tools

Leatherman Multi-Purpose Tools make a great gift for almost anyone on your holiday shopping list. The Leatherman Blast™ featured to the left comes with longer blades for easier slicing, sawing and filing, all while keeping a comfortable, reliable grip. Amongst many features of the Blast™, some include contoured handle grips, needlenose and regular pliers, wire cutters, 3 screwdrivers, and an 8 inch ruler. To top it off, keep your Leatherman secure in it accompanying leather sheath.

Leatherman 830030 Blast™ Tool


Stocking Stuffers for Under $30

by Andy on December 10, 2009

Check out some of our holiday gift ideas – perfect for the hard-to-buy-for techie!

LED Flashlight

LED Flashlights – Our brand of LED flashlights boasts up to 10,000 hours of light from its LED bulbs. Coast flashlights use a Cloverleaf Reflector design for high powered bright illuminating.

The V2 Triplex flashlight (pictured) has an effective range of up to 92’ and is ten times more energy efficient than standard flashlights.

Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer

Indoor/Outdoor Temperature Alarm – This handy thermometer shows indoor and outdoor temperature simultaneously and runs off one AAA battery.

A 10’ weatherproof outdoor temperature sensor is included. Also included: built-in stand, AAA battery, and screws for wall mounting.

Motion Sensor Alarm

Motion Sensor Alarm Wire free and battery operated, this alarm can help protect valuable tool bags, or tool chests, or even entry points in your home. Its motion sensor detects slight movements and sounds a loud alarm – 110dB.

This alarm is activated and deactivated with a key. Operates with 2 AAA batteries (not included).

Leatherman Tools

Leatherman Tools – Multi-purpose tools make great gifts for almost anyone on your list. This particular model includes the following 12 tools – needlenose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutters, hard-wire cutters, large screwdriver, small screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, wire stripper, lanyard attachment, 8” ruler, clip-point knife and bottle opener.



Leatherman Micra vs Leatherman Squirt S4

by Andy on October 14, 2008

Leatherman Squirt S4 vs MicraHere at All-Spec, we’ve had several inquiries about the differences between the Leatherman Micra and the Leatherman Squirt S4. Both are pocket sized multi-tools, but other than that here’s how they differ.

First off, let’s look at the tools:

Micra – nine tools plus a key ring attachment

  • Scissors (The largest tool when opened)
  • Clip-Point Knife
  • Nail cleaner/File
  • Attached stainless steel tweezers
  • Extra small screwdriver
  • Medium screwdriver
  • Flat Phillips screwdriver
  • 5″ ruler engraved into handles
  • Bottle opener
  • Key ring attachement

Squirt S4 – nine tools plus a key ring attachment

  • Scissors (The largest tool when opened)
  • Straight knife
  • Removable tweezers
  • Extra small screwdriver
  • Medium screwdriver
  • Small flat Phillips
  • Nail File/Cleaner
  • Bottle opener
  • 1.5″ ruler engraved into nail file/cleaner
  • Key ring attachment

While they may look very similar when you read the list of tools, there are a few key differences.

Size: The Micra is the larger of the two tools by a 1/4″. The Micra measures 2-1/2″ and the Squirt S4 measures 2-1/4″

Looks: Other than the 1/2″ size difference, the next noticeable difference between the two is the finish. The Micra is available in green, blue, red and silver. The silver is just the plain stainless tool but the colored tools are the stainless steel tool with a colored plastic covering. The Squirt S4 is available in gray, blue and red but the color is actually on the metal.

Feel: Both tools are fairly small and have the same number of tools, but the Squirt S4 is slightly heavier than the Micra.

Conclusion: Both the Micra and the Squirt are great pocket multi-tools to keep around, and the tools on both of them are easy to open with the convenient nail nicks. With the Squirt S4 all the tools with the exception of the scissors are available when the tool is in the closed position. On the other hand, the blades must be rotated open to access any of the Micra’s tools.
Also, both the Micra and the Squirt S4 are stainless steel but must be maintained. From time to time both tools should be cleaned and dried plus the pivoting areas should be re-oiled.