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V-notch or no V-notch?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by SheepDog556, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Marlinaholic

    Marlinaholic Loaded Pockets

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    The V notch can be used to cut string, trim a fingernail, cut plastic straps, I think its the way to go, but I can't say I hate the plain tools, just prefer the V notch if I can get it.
     
  2. amphipolis

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    Thanks for the idea. O0 This worked great the other day.
     
  3. grimm_kaosboy

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    Me personally, I love my v-notch that's on my fancy Atwrench....it just seems "right". I've used it to pry up industrial staples and slice thru wax cord. Haven't tried it as a phillips, and seeing as how I always have my swisstool I don't see a need to. But want to is another thing all together. Has anybody tried using the notch as a nail puller? I haven't yet, but its on my list to do

    -Bill Liptak
     
  4. orangegoat

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    100% v-notch, one of the most usefull things on my atwrench
     
  5. hawkeye

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    Yeah, I had my non-V today trying to pull some staples out of the back of my entertainment center. No good, the staples were too narrow. I grabbed my other AW - One fluke of the V notch fit them perfectly.
     
  6. ronmann

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    i prefer no V notch because im always needing a screwdriver.
     
  7. DetroitMatt

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    +1 for the V-notch. I feel it adds functionality to the tool. From staple or nail remover to wire stripper. I love that fact that just one small grind can add so many more functions to an already feature laden tool. I also don't think you loose very much screwdriver function from the v-notch. The flat edges on either side seem to do the trick for most flat head screws. And if they're larger, then both flat edges bridge the v-notch and it's pretty much the same thing as a full size flat head screw driver. The steels Peter uses are top notch and can more than handle the task, even with the loss of material in-between.

    But yes, we all know that the smart thing to do is have one of each! lol!