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If you could carry only one Atwood, which one?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by gtie, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. gtie

    gtie Empty Pockets

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    I contemplated this over the weekend, if I could carry only on Atwood which one? I settled on the Crawdaddy for the following reasons:

    1. Flat design makes the Crawdaddy a good choice for pocket carry
    2. Will work on bolts, show me another multi-tool that does this in the size and weight of the Crawdaddy
    3. Flat head screws tips
    4. Phillips screws
    5. Can use any bit you care to carry
    6. Pry tool

    Interested to hear your take and which Atwood would be your choice if you were limited to only one.
     
  2. Lugsalot

    Lugsalot EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Heck! Only ONE, huh? :(

    I'd probably go with the Crawdaddy too, even though my Bottlebug has been my main Atwood EDC for months now, and I love it dearly! The way I see it, the 'bug can open bottles and handle 3/8" nuts and bolts, and the 'daddy can handle many bolts...

    However: the pry-end of the 'daddy can be used to pop off a bottlecap in a pinch, whereas there's no WAY a Bottlebug can handle as many sizes of nut/bolt as the Crawdaddy! :knuppel2:

    Now, if I worked around beer all day, I might have chosen differently! :evilgrin:
     
  3. souptree

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    I EDC a whistle, a Crawdaddy and a G1 Bubblebaby on my keys and a Wharncliffe Booger in my pocket. If I could only carry one it would definitely be the Booger.
     
  4. meeshi_ma

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    I've got a damascus Booger on my keychain - thats the one tool that I'd never give up. It comes in handy all the time!

    -Brian
     
  5. HoopleHead

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    Damascus MSOPT. at least, i would if i had one...

    update: second pick - full sized Prybaby XL!
     
  6. houdini28

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    I don't have an Atwood tool but I am quite taken by the finalized bike tool and by the mini son of a pry thing. I am hoping to purchase the bike tool - we'll see if the Tool Gods are kind enough to grant me such a desire.
     
  7. simbad

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    Definitely one of his "Past Work" knives :p

    I think the Crawdaddy is the most usefull tool as gtie stated on top.
     
  8. adimag

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    Since I only have 2, I edc both. But I think it counts as only one because one is a Ti mini keyton on my keys and the other is a steel mini keyton the I have mini cliped to my leatherman micra. So, if I don't have my keys, it's the steel keyton and if I don't have my micra, it's the Ti keyton.
     
  9. Bolster

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    The one I do carry is a mini-Keyton, because I was able to actually obtain one. The one I would like to carry is a Prybaby, but I can't find a G2 Prybaby for sale (at even close to reasonable prices), so I don't. But it would really be helpful during our house remodel. So I dream about it.

    I would not carry any of the Atwood edged tools for several reasons, not even if I had the opportunity to buy one. (1) I fly a lot, last thing I want to do is forget an edged tool and surrender it to TSA. (2) Most of the EDC Atwoods are fixed blades. That gets me afoul of the law in various large cities, regardless of size. (3) They're too thick and wedgy for my taste. I realize that "stout" is preferred by many, so I'm in the minority here.

    But the non-edged tools...they all look great...I just look at them and wish...I could really use a Prybaby while our house resto is ongoing. There are little staples and nails everywhere that need pulling. Watch me snag one after the resto is over...that would be just my luck.
     
  10. smokelaw1

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    One? Ack...what foul hell hath infused me beloved world with its stench?

    Probably the mini SOPT. If I could I have knife on me, then probably the bottle bug.
     
  11. Codeman

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    Before yesterday, my pick would have been my left PryBabyXL. Now, it's the Termite!
     
  12. RyanMalpiede

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  13. NoName

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    I wanted to say the MSOPT, but first I have to ask:

    Lugsalot: How does one use the Crawdaddy's pry tool to open a bottle?
     
  14. wcy

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    I'll always have a spot for the mini prybaby.
    That little puppy helped me get back in my van on a hot sunny day, because my keys had slid out of my pocket.
    I do think that the crawdaddy is a winner, though I don't have my hands on one yet.
    Ryan,
    I like your choice. That "jetplane" wedge screwdriver 3 in 1 was what got me into Atwood products.
    KISSimple and cool enough to let your kid play with while waiting in a doctor's office. Vroom!
    Sadly, they've gone the way of the dinosaur.
    Good stuff.

    Will
     
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    PM replied to, NoName; sorry for missing this post! :rolleyes:

    Truth be told, I've never actually used the screwdriver end of the Crawdaddy to pry open a bottle. :-X
    What I was getting at was the fact that it'd be easier to use the Crawdaddy to open a bottle than to somehow make the Bottlebug fit as many sizes of nut as the Crawdaddy does. Plus, I'd rather be stuck with a bottle I can't open than be stuck with a nut/bolt I can't manipulate. Therefore, if I could only carry one Atwood, I'd carry the Crawdaddy.

    However, since I don't encounter many nuts/bolts that need any wrenching, and since I'm not limited to one Atwood tool, I carry the Bottlebug right now.
     
  17. Peter Atwood

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    I like the G2 Gasbaby personally and it is my favorite at the moment. :D I will definitely do another batch of them as soon as I can.
     
  18. NoName

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    I tried something like this today and it was really easy... The Crawdaddy would do the job in a snap! One's on the way! :)

    The more uses I find for them, the more I love Atwood tools; it just feels as though their usefulness is only limited by one's imagination!

    Good stuff!
     
  19. Chux

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    Although the keyton is my most used tool I think if I had to choose one of my Atwoods it would have to be the PryBaby. I'm not sure there is an entirely rational reason for this, especially since I have a G2 and a G2 Gasbaby which have more utility. :D
     
  20. Bolster

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    Agreed, you really do need to trim down. Since I don't own a G2 Gasbaby, (or any PryBaby at all) I think you're morally obligated to sell it to me.

    Which reminds me of an old cold war joke:

    Russian and American in a bar. Russian half way through a bottle of Vodka and launches on the American: "That is problem with you Americans, you selfish capitalist. Here in Russia, if I have two car and you have none, I give you car! If I have two house and you have none, I give you house!" The American says, "How about you just give me a drink from your bottle of Vodka?" The Russian says "NYET!" "Why not?" asks the American. "Because I HAVE a bottle of Vodka," replies the Russian...

    Ah, the old days. You just had to be there. (I suppose this is not funny in today's half-socialist America.) Anyway, the joke still works if you substitue "PryBaby" for "Vodka."