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Poll - Best keychain MultiTool

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by O_G, Aug 9, 2014.

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What multitool for keychain do you prefer? + My review of

  1. Leatherman Squirt PS4

    55 vote(s)
    42.3%
  2. Victorinox Rambler/Manager

    32 vote(s)
    24.6%
  3. Other

    43 vote(s)
    33.1%
  1. kiloromeo96

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    other as in my micra, love it, combined with my kick has everything i need besides a file and saw
    #timeforandupgrade
     
  2. Ibrahim Sarp Dogan

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    manager must be compared with squirt s4.
     
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  3. comis

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    I voted LM PS4, Rambler/Manager are more pocketable but the tools are no where as nice to use as PS4.
     
  4. Enemy Combatant

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    I received a Gerber Dime as a birthday gift recently. It's amazing.
     
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  5. Dr. Bahn

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    My favorite and most carried keychain multitools are the Victorinox Alox Minichamp and Wenger Evolution 88. I also own a LM P4 and S4 and while they are decent tools I really don´t like the chisel grind of their blades.
     
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  6. gene stoner

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    For me it's the Wenger pocket tool chest. It has the tools I use the most for that size of tool ( the micro sd is a must if you wear glasses).
     
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  7. Wojo

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    I love the design of the Leatherman PS4 over the SAK but I have gone through a broken plier jaw and a 3 broken scissor springs between two Leatherman keychain tools within a 5 year timeframe. Thats a lot of broken stuff for me. I would easily pay an extra few dollars for higher quality steel, unless it's already top grade stuff.
     
  8. djst

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    I definitely think the weight difference cannot be underestimated. At half the weight of the PS4, the Rambler is an amazing "value per gram" that so far I haven't seen any other keychain multitool beat. If pliers are that important, you could even consider buying a separate 1 oz plier and still get the most "value per gram" with the Rambler in combo. :)
     
  9. znapschatz

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    They are both so small that I carry both a P4 and a Manager along with a larger multi-tool, usually a SAK of some sort -- OH Trekker, Super Tinker, Sportsman -- depending on what I think might come up on a given day. Those little P4 pliers come in handy for small jobs, and I use it quite often. Just yesterday I needed to loosen the caps nuts on my license plate frame to stick onto the plate the yearly renewal decal. The pliers are the same as on the PS4, but I don’t like the PS4 because of the unreliable scissors spring that broke once without even being used, and for that it gives up both the awl and tiny screwdriver, IMO a bad trade. If I am heading out for “serious” work, I carry a Leatherman Charge TTi, but most of the time, SAKs are plenty good enough.
     
  10. leigh_ratcliffe

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    I carry both
     
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  11. Radioactive_Man

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    I bought a PS4 and wanted to love it, but it's just too :censored: heavy, I never want to carry it on my keychain. The rambler disappears in my pocket, and I always have a knife and pen on me.
     
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  12. Shuutr

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    This would be my vote. Very nice collection of useful tools in a solid setup. It "feels" bigger than it is when you use it, but is very compact when it closes. The most used tool for me is the clamshell package opener.
     
  13. caninesapien

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    Vic Signature for me - never have to hunt for a pen!
     
  14. Moshe ben David

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    In the plier based category: for me it is the LM Squirt PS4. One lives on my 'tools' keychain and is always with me!

    For those of us who open the definition of multitool to include SAK, either the Victorinox Huntsman or the Victorinox Fieldmaster. Although to be honest, these are large enough that I generally don't carry them on a keychain but rather let them hang from a P7 dangler in my pocket. But they 'could' live on a keychain... albeit they are bigger and heavier than the LM Squirt.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  15. indigo

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    I voted "other" and that other is the LM Micra. I've had mine for close to ten years and it has been perfect. I don't keep it on my keychain, but I do hang it from a key fob inside my purse. Makes it very easy to find when I'm in need. I remember being at an art show and my neighbor needed to fix some of the models he was selling. I had a range of pliers, longnose, etc in my show kit, but all he wanted to use was the Micra due to the size of the tool.

    What I use pliers for is too delicate to use a multitool. I keep a small tool set for work that have polished surfaces. I'd far rather have the great scissors, bottle opener, and tiny screwdrivers on my Micra. I open packages, cut threads and fix eyeglasses with ease. Not to mention open my microbrews at the end of the day.
     
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  16. Jean

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    The Wenger, bladeless flight model stays on my keychain. TSA hasn't bothered me in years, some courtroom guys still do.
     
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  17. mzil

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    Manager or PS4? The correct answer is BOTH.;)