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Best SAK for all-around EDC?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by sharpguyjp, May 21, 2009.

  1. gadgetguy35

    gadgetguy35 Loaded Pockets

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    6 years later and I still think my Supertinker is the best all around EDC SAK. I carry an Executive all the time as well, but if I'm gonna go with just one the Supertinker would probably win out over all the others.
     
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  2. oxford_guy

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    The Super Tinker is another great SAK, probably my favourite still in-production 3-layer SAK. Wish they did a Compact Super Tinker (Combo Tool/Blade Layer + Scissors, Phillips Driver + AWL), the Duke of Edinburgh Award UK SAK is close, but has a stupid non-pointy blade and a hook instead of the awl, though I could live with the latter if they gave it a proper knife at least...

    https://www.multitoolshop.co.uk/victorinox-dofe-pocket-tool.html

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  3. gadgetguy35

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    I'm totally with you, if they put a regular blade and an awl on that knife I'd buy one in a heartbeat!
     
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    Probably me as well. Glad I don't have to make the choice, though. I have four others that are pretty swell, too.
     
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  5. gadgetguy35

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    That's the beauty of SAK's, it's ok to have as many as you can!
     
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  6. oxford_guy

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    LOL! I'm starting to have quite a collection...
     
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  7. gadgetguy35

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    I did for a while, but they just sat. I'm more into having a smaller variety that get used now. Which is still quite a few, but I don't have many shelf queens anymore.
     
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  8. oxford_guy

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    Oh they pretty much all get used on rotation (except my Alox Classic, don't see the point when I could use a Rambler or Manager instead), I don't have that many (10 or 12? 4 of those are 58mm ones, though)
     
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    I think the waiter checks all the boxes except for a scissors in a super slim package:

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  10. jcombs

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    Buy a Compact and a Tinker, less than $50 for the pair and then buy 2.5mm brass rod, about $6. Drill or grind the head of the brass pin that holds the backside tools in place and punch it out, you will first have to remove the scales obviously. Then grind the new brass rod down to 2.25mm, swap awl and Phillips into the Compact, insert the reduced brass rod, replace the scales and you have the perfect EDC knife in my opinion. Takes about 15 minutes total once you have done 1 or 2. It looks something like this. The Ti scales on this one are pretty hard to come by today but the stock scales will go back on and stay with some super/gorilla glue.

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  11. jcombs

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    Worked up another one yesterday, this time I added the anodized Titanium scales from ALM.

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  12. ballast

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    My personal favourite is the deluxe tinker, lightweight plyers, 2 blades, Philips, flathead and the rest. Brilliant peace of kit
     
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    I like my fieldmaster, but I think I'd like to try the ranger and/or farmer. Strangely want the swisschamp even though its kinda huge and I have tiny man hands
     
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    I have an explorer for my messenger bag and a swisschamp for my backpack. The magnifier really works especially when you read the name of small parts
     
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  15. Moshe ben David

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    I like having a magnifier with me always also. I've a credit card size Fresnel lens in my wallet for just that purpose! Plus another one in my pocket Altoids FAK (helps with splinters ...)

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  16. dmattaponi

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    Victorinox Craftsman...provides you with a complete toolbox, without the bulk of a Swisschamp. Also like the Deluxe Tinker.

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    Good call. After decades of carrying a regular magnifying glass, I discovered the credit card size fresnel works well enough for out and about, so I switched and enjoy the utility minus the bulk. I bought a package of them and have been handing them out to friends and sometimes strangers. Johnny Fresnel-seed, that's me. :D
     
  18. PragmaticMurphyist

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    Same here. Useful for those meetings where someone prints an A0 spreadsheet on A4 paper and then expects people to work from it! The credit card sized ones work better than the lens on my SwissChamp in that case.
     
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  19. peacemaker885

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    My vote goes to the Climber


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  20. caninesapien

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    Hiker works well for me.
     
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