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The perfect keychain tool

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Nerdprepper, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Nerdprepper

    Nerdprepper Loaded Pockets

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    So, I have found the perfect keychain tool for myself, but it is hard to find and extremely overpriced. I am talking about the swisstech utilikey 8-in-1. The 6-in-1 version is cheap and easy to find, but it has a knife on it, which I don't want. Anyone know of either a similar tool or a way to find the utilikey 8-in-1? I want a nail file and nail cleaner as well as Philips and Flathead screwdrivers in a small and inconspicuous form factor.
     
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  2. IHateBottleOpeners

    IHateBottleOpeners EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Victorinox Rally, Jetsetter, Classic SD, Leatherman Micra...
     
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  3. CalicoSalsa

    CalicoSalsa Uber Prepared

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    There is an 8-in-1, could that be it? On the SwissTechTools site.
     
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  4. Nerdprepper

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    Yes. My bad, it is the 8-in-1
     
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  5. DayPackDeacon

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    The leatherman squirt ps4 is a good multitool and is very small. I don't even notice it on my keychain.
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  6. Paul B.

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    Another thumbs up for the Squirt, awesome little multitool (even though I carry it in the fifth pocket of my jeans, not on my keychain (sometimes carry a Micra on there, slightly larger and heavier than the Squirt)).
     
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    Im thinking hard about the squirt I have a friend that will do scales on it and put a clip too
     
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    polonium9 EDC Junkie!!!

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    Wait, the Micra is heavier than the squirt? Wow, that's amazing, actually.

    I've been on the fence for months about the squirt, but hearing it's lighter is pretty darn cool, and would go well in the micra slot in the pocket sorter.
     
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  9. Paul B.

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    According to the specs, the Micra should be 51 grams, and the Squirt 56,4. My quite accurate kitchen scales however say the Squirt is 54 grams, and the Micra is 55. The Micra does feel a bit lighter in the hand, when closed, but I think that has more to do with it being slightly longer than the Squirt.
     
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  10. RGRAY

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    Half a Micra weighs less then half (no pliers).
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    I'm still waiting to snag another Micra for a good price and then I intend to try this. Probably will use the side without the tweezers like what you've got in the bottom picture.
     
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    I had an 8 in 1 and it was awesome, I must have gotten it while it was in production, I cant believe they discontinued it. But it somehow fell off my keychain and got lost I am looking for another. It did have a sharp edge on it that I ground down.
     
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    The Swiss tech is a lot lighter and easier carry than any of the suggestions given here. I have been carrying a couple of 6in 1 since they came out and I do forget that I have them. You may find something similar if you check Aliexpress' site. They have a few knockoffs that I have seen.
     
  14. Nerdprepper

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    Yes, I know of the 6 in 1, but it has a knife on it, which I don't want. It also doesn't have a nail file.
     
  15. Nerdprepper

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    Pretty much I want a compact keychain tool that has a nail file, screw drivers (including a flathead that can be used to open packages), as well as not having a blade so it can be carried anywhere. I want it to be usable but not stick out on my keychain or get in the way of everyday activities. If somehow it could have scissors, that would be a huge bonus, but I know that that is wishful thinking.
     
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    Sorry but I wasn't suggesting the 6/1. I have seen some no-knife knockoffs that are similar to the 8/1. I would get dinged going to court with a 6/1 after the deputies got wise to it. I forgot it was on my keychain because it was so light.

     
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    Leatherman style ps. Pliers, file with sd tip, scissors, and no knife.
     
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    Not sure on the availability but the Gerber Dime Travel dumps the blade for a much larger useable file. Could be a good alternative. Not big on the sim card removal tool but my gerber dime is ok. Don't love the wimpy file it has but the package opener is nice and the pliers and scisors combo is great. The travel has an improved file. Might check it out.

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    Gerber Shard is good.