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Are mini/keychain multitools useful?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Timothy Sutton, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. moostapha

    moostapha Loaded Pockets

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    I've never had one on my keychain because keychains are the bane of my existence; the smaller I can get away with the better. But, I've carried either a leatherman PS or a Vic rally for the past year a lot of the time.

    I think the rally is the better tool because it has a Phillips head. I carry the PS more because it doesn't have a blade, and I don't have to worry about remembering I have it if I have to go through a metal detector.

    There is no multitool that I actually really like. So, I've ended up with a small organizer pouch with miniature tools that I think works better. It's not as convenient, but it actually seems worth the weight to me, which nothing else really has. I still need to find little scissors and a small pair of pliers for it, but I'll be happier when it's done.
     
  2. classicrock

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    Yes they are. I've used keychain tools like the Vic Manager for years. I love them. Small in size, functional and do not look intimidating in an office environment.

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  3. Getahl

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    I love the smaller tools, especially the Vic offerings. The Classic is my favorite pen knife, bar none. I also recently picked up an Alox MiniChamp,, which I dig, and a Style PS, which is kinda useful, but mainly because I wanted a smaller pair of pliers to put in my hiking pack for smaller repairs, gripping needles and such.

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  4. Sirius

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    I find keychain sized tools great in places where knives and MT's are considered "lethal evil objects".
     
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  5. earthman

    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    I belt carry a Swisstool 24/7 and probably use the attachments on that the most but sometimes the pliers are too big for some jobs so yes, a mini key chain PS4 etc does come in handy.
     
  6. znapschatz

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    I have been using a Micra just about every day for almost 20 years. Sometimes I switch it out with a P4 for the pliers when I'm carrying a SAK. I'm not a fan of tiny scissors like on the Squirt PS4 or Classic, although they can be better than nothing. Micra and 91 mm class SAK scissors are the smallest I find normally useful. SAK scissors are better, but the Micra's are good enough. I wish Vic made something comparable to the Micra or Style CS, but until then, the Micra will do. I'm in no hurry :smile_coffee: .
     
  7. leigh_ratcliffe

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    Squirt P4, Alox minichamp, Fenix E01, Peanut lighter carried as a seperate keyring. I find them useful for discreet carry which is a major consideration in the U.K. I also E.D.C. a Victorinox Bantam so as to have a slightly larger blade and can opener. Something mini tools lack.
     
  8. barrett50

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    I carry either a leatherman squirt ps4 or half of a micra (modded) on my keychain, I don't carry any knives due to the laws here.
    Basically my keychain is my only carry, although I do have a card tool in my wallet.
     
  9. Ralys

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    Leatherman style CS...never used the blade, but the file/flathead driver and the scissors are indispensable to me.

    I never carry a full size multitool, though.
     
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