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Knife-less key chain tool?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Nerdprepper, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Nerdprepper

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    i like having tools on my key chain, but don't want to deal with having to take it off when I travel or go into places I can't have one. At the moment, I have the Swiss+Tech Screwz all (the older version), a pair of folding scissors, and a flash rive as well as a paracord lanyard I made. I was looking as something that was smaller yet capable. I think I will get a Gerber Shard, but I also want something else, too. I like the Swiss+Tech Utili-key 8in1, which doesn't have a knife on it, but it is out of production. I don't want the 6in1 version, as that one has a knife, but I don't feel like spending $20 to get the 8in1 version. I have also looked at SOG's key tools, which come with either a small knife, a nail file, or a small pair of scissors, but I don't know if they are any good. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. LRex
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    My vote is for the Leatherman Style PS. Has many tools excluding a knife and is more than capable. It doesn't have a pry tool, but pairing it with a Shard or Brewzer makes a good keychain carry.
     
  3. Nerdprepper

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    Yeah, it looks great, but is a bit big. I will definitely consider it though.
     
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  4. Westerdutch

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    Dime travel?
     
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  5. moostapha

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    It's also a piece of junk. I haven't actually broken mine yet, but it feels like it's going to every time I use it.
     
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  6. Cobra 6 Actual

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    The Gerber Shard has quite a following, especially if modified slightly. Personally, I like the titanium skull tool:

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    It's cheap (less than $20), easy to locate on the Internet, light in weight, up for most simple chores, etc.
     
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  7. Nerdprepper

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    I like having the Philips head, though. It does look nice.
     
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  8. Nerdprepper

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    I think it is a bit big for my liking, but I love the geber dime's tools. I might compromise on size.
     
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  9. barrett50

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    How about a leatherman squirt ps4?
    Maybe half a leatherman micra like I currently carry?
    You can replace/remove the knife blade whilst you are assembling the half.
    https://i.imgur.com/7CKL1ck.png
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  10. Nerdprepper

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    Cool! I really like that idea. That is definitely an option.
     
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  11. W-D

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    Love this thing, I've even used the wrench to fix my daughters bike, never thought I'd use the wrench..


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    Victorinox makes several different iterations of the Jetsetter. They have different combinations of the 58mm tools and many feature a USB drive.

    The tools on the 58mm Vics are small, but they are quite capable. I have had other multitool drivers bend or deform, but the 58mm flat edge and Phillips on my Midnite Manager have held up to a lot of abuse. The little scissors don't have a long cut length, but they are some of the best scissors I have ever used - they are precise and don't twist on tough materials.
     
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  13. Cobra 6 Actual

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    W-D, I'm the same: once you get past the Punisher design, it really is a great tool for the money. (And, actually, the ol' Punisher sort of grows on you after a while.)
     
  14. ArkansasFan30

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    LM Style PS? It's about like a mutated LM Squirt PS4 sans flathead.
     
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    What about one of the leatherman pocket tools. The 1-8 or the piranha? I have the NiteIze doohickey. It was cheap for sure.


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  16. Water-Rat

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    How about the CRKT K.E.R.T.? Prytip/screwdriver plus strap cutter. Works great at opening packages, undoing knots, cutting straps and cords, and is ok for smaller prying/screwdriving jobs.

    I do like the LM Style PS... great tool even if I prefer to pocket or holster carry it because I like a lighter keychain.
     
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    I'm on my 3rd LM Style PS and have to warranty it again. The scissors always break while living on the key chain. I also have a jetsetter, but find its tool set limited. However its still cool to carry both.