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Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Smith1776 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:10 pm

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.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by drumminj » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:35 pm

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.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by mathjak107 » 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
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by pugchief » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:45 am

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. :-\
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by ochotona » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:55 am

I would find more uses for the ladybug foil wrapped chocolate than for a multi-tool
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by sophie » 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.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by ochotona » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:03 am

London Bridge means we can't have Swiss Army knives...
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by dualstow » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:32 am

Smith1776 wrote:
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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.

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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by dualstow » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:32 pm

InsuranceGuy wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:24 pm
https://www.outdoorelement.com/product/ ... carabiner/ is good to put on your backpack.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Mountaineer » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:30 pm

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.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by l82start » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:07 pm

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..
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:39 am

l82start, your signature line is doctrine; how should I process it? ;)
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by l82start » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:28 am

Mountaineer wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:39 am
l82start, your signature line is doctrine; how should I process it? ;)
THINK ABOUT IT... ;D
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:31 am

l82start wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:28 am
Mountaineer wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:39 am
l82start, your signature line is doctrine; how should I process it? ;)
THINK ABOUT IT... ;D
Your presupposition is that I can think. Sounds like more doctrine ... oops, did I just think? ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by dualstow » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:32 pm

Mountaineer wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:30 pm
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.
Wow, US$78. Beautiful knife, though.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Smith1776 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:26 pm

You guys are hilarious.

I have no idea what the ladybug is, as I actually pilfered that pic off Google. (I'm a pirate... arr!) I do have the exact same swiss army knife though.

People at work are endlessly fascinated by it when I use it to open up a cardboard box or cut open a package.

I just love the quality and precision of these swiss army knives. I like the functionality and designs of some other brands too, but the insane quality of the swiss is what keeps me coming back.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:45 pm

I have a Leatherman that I got at Fort Benning back in 2006. I had it on me every day in the military, but now I mostly use it for opening cans & boxes, and I use the screwdriver to assemble furniture and stuff every once in a while when I lived in an apartment and thus didn't have any other tools.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by dualstow » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:12 pm

The Swiss Army Knives are really cool. I got my first as a kid from my Dad and replaced it as a young adult. Lost that replacement 15 years ago, and then I learned that it’s technically illegal to carry a knife on the street where I live. Even a small one. ( I still carry a tiny one once in a while on short trips to stick it to the Man. shh! )

Because of someone on this forum — what was his name? Coffee? — I got into Morakniv knives from Sweden. I love the serrated “Rope” model for cutting cardboard. Far more satisfying than a utility razor blade, although I still use those to score heavy cardboard before doing the real cut. They’re inexpensive, perform well, and have comfortable grips.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by ochotona » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:34 pm

I carry a Spyderco Delica Clipit clipped onto my right pocket. If I'm in the mood for more weight, a Benchmade automatic knife (switchblades legal in TX).

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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Xan » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:50 pm

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.
Somewhere here in town is a store where they sell stuff confiscated at airports, I think statewide. My dad went there and picked up literally bagfuls of basic Swiss Army knives for dirt cheap. When I lose one (to the TSA or otherwise) I just get another out of the bag. Feels kind of dirty being the ones to ultimately profit off of people who have their knives confiscated by the government. Still, a great deal on pocket knives.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by dualstow » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:12 pm

TSA are the ones profiting.

Ocho, I hope you back up that data. Or make use of Google Takeout.
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by Smith1776 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:03 pm

I've been debating for the past week about upgrading from my current SwissChamp to something even beefier. It was my debating about it that got me starting this thread, now that I think about it. This is the S54 Tool Chest. It's a real hefty hunk of tool.

https://www.amazon.ca/Victorinox-Swiss- ... 744&sr=8-1

It's got the adjustable pliers, wrench, compass, and locking blade. However it's thicker, heavier, and doesn't have the pen.

At least it's better than debating whether I have too much or too little in stocks. ::)
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by dualstow » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:01 am

That’s huge! Maybe you just need a tool belt. O0
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Re: Do You Carry a Multitool?

Post by I Shrugged » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:12 pm

I carry an iPhone.
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