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What are your 5 favorite tools on a Swiss Army Knife?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by O_G, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. CatherineM
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    Scissors, file, orange peeler, knife, cuticle pusher.


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    My five:

    1. Main blade - for light to medium cutting chores.
    2. Scissors - all sorts of things, including lending to my wife for cutting her toenails, she says nothing better.
    3. Flat screwdriver/bottle opener - both heavily used, often as a pry bar, occasionally to turn screws.
    4. Can opener/small screwdriver - opening cans, letters and packages, turning small slotted screws and sometimes phillips head.
    5. Awl - drilling pilot holes, punching holes in leather, plastic or thin metal, reaming out corroded metal tubing.

    Honorable mention:

    small blade - fine controlled cutting.
    file - smooth ragged edges.
    package hook - just kidding :D (actually, I have used it sometimes to carry wire-baled newsprint and straw.)
     
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    1. Good knife blade
    2. Can opener (try opening a can with a rock and screw driver sometime)
    3. Awl with eye
    4. Cork screw (to hold that tiny screw driver)
    5. Tiny screw driver (eyeglasses repair)

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    1. Blade (Large or small, I do not mind)
    2. Scissors
    3. Combo tool
    4. Screw driver (cyber tool)
    5. Screw bits
     
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    1. Knife
    2. Saw
    3. Awl
    4. Corkscrew
    5. Tweezers
     
  6. cmo
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    blade
    Scissors
    straight pin (on my climber)
    tweezers
    beer bottle cap lifter

    I work in carpentry and have used my SAK numerous times to dig splinters out of my fingers. The ability to crack open a good beer at the end of the day is essential.
     
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  7. thekapow

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    1. Knife
    2. Small knife
    3. Sissors
    4. Beer cap lifter (most used tool!)
    5. Pincette/tweezers
     
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    I guess my 5 favorite are the ones I use the most, so in order:

    1. scissors
    2. wharncliffe
    3. cut and pick
    4. tweezers
    5. phillips head
     
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    1. Blade
    2. Scissors
    3. Awl
    4. Can Opener/Screwdriver
    5. Cork screw

    for now.
     
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    in 15 years of carrying a SAK, i have NEVER had a use for the awl. if whatever i am doing requires something more heavy duty than the main blade, no way IN HECK am i going to use that easily folded in awl. the one on the alox knives looks more usable, but then you give up the toothpick and tweezers, which isn't worth it IMO.

    1) main blade
    2) phillips (preferrably in-line like on the swisstool, but the one on my tinker gets lots of use)
    3) can opener (specifically the small screwdriver tip on the end of it. i think i opened a can once just to see how it would work)
    4) bottle opener (again, for the flathead screwdriver on the end)
    5) tweezers/ toothpick

    my ideal SAK would be a 91mm with a one handed opening blade, a combo tool can/ bottle opener/ flathead, in-line phillips, tweezers/ toothpick, and scissors instead of a backup blade. it could even have a useless corkscrew (i don't drink wine more than once a year) on the back just to house the small screwdriver. basically a 93mm Golfer or a Compact with an in-line phillips on the back instead of that "nail file" thing or parcel hook.
     
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    Alox is stronger, more durable, and IMO cooler than the plastic ones! Alox Soldier/Pioneer is the knife that the Swiss Army was actually issued. Alox also have thicker blades than their plastic brothers. I also read the springs are stonger, but IDK about that one. For me I keep bigger normal sized tweezers in my bag. I guess I just don't use the toothpick that much. I can improvise the toothpick or get a wooden one from most places I eat. If you ever try an Alox you could make a lanyard with slots for toothpick and tweezers. :D I got the pox.
     
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    I have the Champion Plus.

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    My favorite five implements are:

    1. Scissors (absolutely the coolest portable scissors I've ever carried). Very nicely-made.
    2. Tweezers (super handy...maybe not very powerful, but still very handy)
    3. The tiny "jewelers" screwdriver that screws into the corkscrew, when not in use. Perfect for eyeglasses!
    4. Standard screwdriver/bottle opener combo
    5. Mini Standard screwdriver/can opener combo
    I kind of wish I had purchased the Super Champ (which is exactly the same as a Champion Plus, with the addition of a pair of pliers). Oh well...

    Oh....if only I could get my hands on some Blue Alox scales for this knife, I'd be a happy man - but I understand they don't make alox scales for the 91mm Victorinox knives. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
     
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    see, throw a combo opener on that and remove the small blade and i'd be sold!
     
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    I use a Climber in an urban carry setting:

    1. Scissors - unquestionably my most used tool.
    2. Bottle opener - the large flathead is great for small prying jobs.
    3. Can opener - the small screwdriver tip is great for unscrewing battery compartments.
    4. Blades - primarily the small one. The large one just doesn't see much use.
    5. The hook - I thought that thing was useless at first, but I use it so much that if I ever decided to go with something other than a Climber, that something would have to have a hook.
     
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    1. Blade

    2. Flat blade (bottle opener one but bottle opener is mostly useless)

    3. Can opener blade with the can opener half-moon cutting part ground off so it's a 2-dimensional Phillips bit or small flat head.

    4. SMALL scissors. Like small enough to shove into a nostril to attack rampaging, untamable nose hairs.

    5. Awl or saw. Tough call. Can't decide

    Emrah
     
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    1. Knife
    2. Bottle opener
    3. Tweezers
    4. Scissors
    5. Saw
     
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    1. Main Blade
    2. Scissors
    3. Can Opener/ Screw Driver- which is also very good a pealing an orange.
    4. Corkscrew/ mini-screwdriver
    5. tweezers
     
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    1. BLADE
    2.SCISSORS
    3. SAW
    4. FILE
    5. CAP LIFTER
     
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    1. Scissors: cutting zip ties, paper, odd jobs
    2. Knife: cutting rope, and slicing tape to open boxes
    3. Awl: punching holes, scraping things.
    4. Can opener: opening cans and clamshell packages (Although I wish Leatherman would hurry up and copy off the Victorinox can opener, it's in a league of its' own)
    5. Bottle opener: opening bottles, though YMMV depending on which tool you use!

    I feel bad for missing the saw off this list, but while it's useful when needed, I don't use it an awful lot. I also find the hook useful for untying knots and also for general fiddle factor.

    I can't recall ever using the file, I guess I'm missing something.