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Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:10 pm
by Smith1776
Do you guys carry a multitool around with you every day? If so, what for? I've been doing it for a few years, and it has gotten to the point where I don't think I could go day to day without one. I always feel naked on those days that I leave mine at home.

I carry a SwissChamp in my front pocket all the time. It comes in handy for everything from getting into that cardboard, tightening up that screw, or signing some documents (it has a pen!).

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Do you carry a multitool? Why or why not? I think the "prepared for all scenarios" thinking dovetails quite nicely with the PP.

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:35 pm
by drumminj
I don't EDC a multi-tool, but I do EDC a Benchmade mini-griptilian knife.

Multitool is too bulky, and I just don't find as useful day to day. I do keep a multi-tool in my go-bag in my house and car though.

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:21 am
by mathjak107
i have duct tape and a hammer , that is my multi tool..if it moves and it shouldn't it gets the tape--if it should move and doesn't it gets the hammer

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:45 am
by pugchief
mathjak107 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:21 am
i have duct tape and a hammer , that is my multi tool..if it moves and it shouldn't it gets the tape--if it should move and doesn't it gets the hammer
I had always heard that line with WD40 in place of hammer, but I think I like your version better. :-\

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:55 am
by ochotona
I would find more uses for the ladybug foil wrapped chocolate than for a multi-tool

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:01 am
by sophie
I used to carry one of those mini swiss army knives on my keychain. Super useful, but unfortunately I've lost all but one of them to the TSA because I keep forgetting to take it off before traveling. So the last one sits in a drawer.

I'm a big fan of keeping tools handy though! Thanks to how insane the world of packaging is, I find that a good set of pliers and a box cutter are essential kitchen tools. I also keep my father's old full-size swiss army knife in my office desk drawer - carefully out of sight of the "housewives of Orange County" types in my dept because I'm sure they wouldn't approve. Use it all the time.

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:03 am
by ochotona
London Bridge means we can't have Swiss Army knives...

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:32 am
by dualstow
Smith1776 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Do you guys carry a multitool around with you every day?
No, but I love the one I have at home. Just a very simple Leatherman. (Fuse?)

I have a lot of handy knives for cutting boxes, but it's easier to find the Fuse for a screwdriver than the ones I'm always lending to the wife.
My favorite pliers are just really small Vise Grips that I found at Lowe's. 2nd favorite: full sized Vise Grips.
or signing some documents (it has a pen!).
You barbarian! O0 Start a pen thread and I'll tell you how much I love Taiwan's TWSBIs.

What did you do to that poor ladybug on the bear rug?

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:24 pm
by InsuranceGuy

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:32 pm
by dualstow
InsuranceGuy wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:24 pm
https://www.outdoorelement.com/product/ ... carabiner/ is good to put on your backpack.
neat!

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:30 pm
by Mountaineer
sophie wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:01 am
I used to carry one of those mini swiss army knives on my keychain. Super useful, but unfortunately I've lost all but one of them to the TSA because I keep forgetting to take it off before traveling. So the last one sits in a drawer.

I'm a big fan of keeping tools handy though! Thanks to how insane the world of packaging is, I find that a good set of pliers and a box cutter are essential kitchen tools. I also keep my father's old full-size swiss army knife in my office desk drawer - carefully out of sight of the "housewives of Orange County" types in my dept because I'm sure they wouldn't approve. Use it all the time.
Yeah TSA; they took mine, a very small Swiss Army knife which I'd had since a Paris trip a decade or two before, also on a keychain, when I was in the ferry line to go to Elis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Guess they thought I might hijack the ferry with an inch and a quarter blade or the tiny sissors. My error for forgetting the keychain item; could have kept the knife if I ditched the ferry ride and disappointed my wife and grandkids. I opted for a memory instead. ;)

I do keep a Gerber multitool in my car; I find a Spyderco Delica 4, more convenient and useful for pocket carry (after removing the pocket clip). Medium Tex recommended it to me several years ago.

Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:07 pm
by l82start
every day carry is a basic model husky brand flip open box/utility razor knife.. i had one of the original flip open box knifes, it said "pat pending" on the blade holder. i carried it for so long the colored anodizing wore off the sides, i still have it but it is held together with tape and not very safe any more..