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Exclamation Multi-Tool

As many of us enjoy a good debate

There few things closer to our hearts than our favorite "tools".

We should, please, try to avoid all the "Non PC" items

SO:

Any opinions and good tales of great achievements using the ubiquitous Multi-Tool...
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Re: Multi-Tool

I have a Swiss Army Wife
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Re: Multi-Tool

I don't know whether it's PC or not, but I could not decide so I have both a Swiss Army Knife (Swiss Champion) and a Leatherman and I use both very often

The Champ has a good saw (I have used it to cut through the fence when I locked myself out of the house), an excellent hand lens (I'm a geologist by training) and of course a corkscrew (which is probably the most used tool)

The Leatherman is better pliers as the ones on the SC are too small

The blades are OK on both so I use both.

re keeping this thread clean.. of course I agree. Clean, sharp blades are much safer than blunt ones you need to push hard on

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Re: Multi-Tool

I have 4 Swiss army knives including a Champ, but carry a Leatherman 'Wave'. In the same pouch as the Wave I have a small LED torch.

The Wave blade doesn't take as good an edge as the Swiss army knives, but overall it's more useful.

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Re: Multi-Tool

Swiss Army cyber tool. It's my server room tool kit, when on a customer site, and also my scissors (sometimes needed in the server room, sometimes in the hotel room), cork screw and beer bottle opener. Only problem is when I travel hand luggage only - my favourite multi-tool can't come with me!

This looks like my model:

http://www.tooled-up.com/artwork/pro...T.jpg?Size=500

Now I'm not exactly Mr. Hardware, and last year I had to help another Mr. Software rack up a couple of servers in Kinshasa. The cyber tool more than proved its worth.

Edit: I forgot I actually took a photo of it, a long time ago.


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Re: Multi-Tool

In my film shooting days I carried a Swiss Army knife and multi-tool in my backpack. At one airport security check they confiscated my can of Bear repellent but missed the Swiss Army knife. The only 'tool' I carry these days is a spirit (bubble) level. I found four of the levels that came with Jobo processors on clearance in a camera shop and snapped then all up.
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Re: Multi-Tool

I'm reduced to a Leatherman Micra as it's about the only pocketable
and useful multi tool that won't land in prison if you carry it out the house!
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Re: Multi-Tool

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I have 4 Swiss army knives including a Champ, but carry a Leatherman 'Wave'. In the same pouch as the Wave I have a small LED torch.

The Wave blade doesn't take as good an edge as the Swiss army knives, but overall it's more useful.

Jim

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just bear in mind you are committing a criminal offence by carrying the Wave or any other Lock Knife! Be warned ignorance is no defence!
http://www.britishblades.com/forums/...36-The-Law-FAQ
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Re: Multi-Tool

I think they're ok if in a toolbox, and you can justify their use as tools. If you look like a scrote, on the other hand, and happen to have one of these knives in your pocket, you will be in trouble, if caught.
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Re: Multi-Tool

I keep some of my keys on a Swiss Army 'Signature Lite' and the others on a Leatherman Style PS - both are flight safe and have usefully complimentary tools including light, biro and pliers.

I've also got a fearsome diving knife I've owned since my scuba days in the 1970s, which never leaves the house!
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Re: Multi-Tool

When did you last fly!??

ATTENTION: UPDATED TSA KNIFE POLICY As of June 5, 2013, the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) announced they have canceled their decision to allow knives as part of a traveler's carry-on baggage. For more information on these changes, please visit http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-informat...ohibited-items.
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just bear in mind you are committing a criminal offence by carrying the Wave or any other Lock Knife! Be warned ignorance is no defence!
I know, but context is important. Also at 76 years old I'm not likely to fall under suspicion!

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LOL! Careful when you go to collect your pension at the Post Office!
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Re: Multi-Tool

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When did you last fly!??

ATTENTION: UPDATED TSA KNIFE POLICY As of June 5, 2013, the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) announced they have canceled their decision to allow knives as part of a traveler's carry-on baggage. For more information on these changes, please visit http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-informat...ohibited-items.
Yeah, the Style PS doesn't have a blade. I carry the Swiss knife only out of the USA.
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Re: Multi-Tool

Hi everyone!

I have a small leatherman copy under the seat on my motorbike in case of emergencies. It works very well indeed - since I bought it my bike hasn't broken down once!

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