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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. Sriracha

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    1. Alox Awl.

    2. Bottle opener/screwdriver.

    3. Inline Philips driver.

    4. Scissors.

    5. Small/Pruner/Electrician blade.

    Least favorite...Fish scaler.
     
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  2. znapschatz

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    Not something I use very often, but the fish scaler does have a ruler scribed on it, and it occasionally comes in handy as a probe for something you can't or don't want to touch. I've also used it as a field expedient pickle fork (after washing off the nasties, of course :D ) or other food items when appropriate. I even picked a simple lock with it. The only thing I will NEVER, EVER use it for is scaling fish. Did once. Learned lesson.
     
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  3. l_gong

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    1. Large scissors
    2. Toothpick
    3. Bottle opener (screwdriver)
    4. Tweezers
    5. Corkscrew
     
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  4. figuy

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    1 Scissors
    2 Knife
    3 Pen
    4 Tweezers
    5 File
     
  5. graham hodgson

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    In the order I use them:
    1. Blade
    2. Toothpick
    3. Bottle opener (as a flat-blade screwdriver)
    4. Corkscrew (although getting less use now cheaper wine bottles are screw top!)
    5. Tweezers

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    Never used the awl (not folded out in the photo) as it feels unstable. I actually replaced my faithful old Victorinox Economy as EDC with the Victorinox Camper (or 'Camping' as it is known in the Netherlands) becuase it has a toothpick. Age is allowing my teeth to wander a bit, so eating bacon can be a prolonged experience and not every restaurant provides toothpicks. I changed the scales for black ones after the red ones warped from heat!
     
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  6. Nim

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    Scissors
    Blade
    Nail file
    Bottle Opener (for flat head screwdriver, and tbh mostly for prying)
    Phillips driver, bottle opener thing on managers and the like.
     
  7. CUTLERY_KID

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    scissors
    tooth pick/tweezers
    big blade
    bottle opener/ large flathead
    phillips drive
     
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    Scissors
    Knife
    Awl
    Phillips
    Bottle opener
     
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  9. lethgar

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    Knife
    Scissors
    awl
    Bottle opener
    Saw



    --sent from the phone of an angry scotsman.
     
  10. charlie fox

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    Large blade, small blade, can opener, scissors and cap lifter/screwdriver.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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  11. Swe_Nurse

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    1. Blade
    2. Combo tool (Bantam/84/91 mm version)
    3. Alox awl
    4. Pry bar ("bottle opener/flat head driver")
    5. Scissors

    I wish more SAKs came with the combo tool instead of the can opener, not only is it a more versatile tool but it also opens cans almost as well as the can opener once you got the technique down. That way I would still have the screwdriver/pry bar and another tool for prying/scraping/screwing etc. I just used my alox Bantam (that I sometimes carry as my only knife for EDC when in school) to take apart my keyboard to clean it, the combo tool worked perfectly for this purpose.
     
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  12. faca

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    Blade saw awl scissor

    Enviado desde mi GT-I9195 mediante Tapatalk
     
  13. BarksAtCats
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    File
    Magnifying glass
    Corkscrew
    Cap lifter/screwdriver
    Can Opener/screwdriver

    Small blade would have come in sixth :smile_coffee:
     
  14. Jramirez9083

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    Mine would be
    1. Alox Awl. Somehow it manages to be the most used tool for me. Always handy for those odd jobs that come up often
    2. Toothpick. I have a wire retainer behind my lower teeth and it comes handy when I'm eating on the go
    3. Alox main blade. I like that is a bit ticker than the celidor ones and it is very people friendly
    4. Cap lifter/screwdriver/pry bar combo tool
    5. Can opener/screwdriver combo tool

    Pioneer - Classic make a very useful combination for me
     
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    1. Knife
    2. Combo tool
    3. Corkscrew
    4. Scissors
    5. Knife! lol
     
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  16. Invictus

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    1. 91mm style knife blade
    2. Alox style awl
    3. Sheepsfoot electrician blade
    4. 91mm style large cap lifter
    5. Scissors
     
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    1. Main blade
    2. Scissors
    3. 6 mm flathead/ Bottle opener/ Wire stripper
    4. File/ Nail cleaner
    5. 3mm driver/ Can opener
    Bonus. Normal scales w/ toothpick and tweezers
     
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    1 Blade
    2 Toothpick
    3 Scissors
    4 Saw
    5 small blade (love the little sheepsfoot on the electrician)

    My perfect blade would be an Electrician plus with scissors, or a farmer with scissors
    I will keep carrying my stayglow huntsman though, although the Alox SAKs are calling me again
     
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  19. Vsegda gotov

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    My 5 favourite SAK tools are:

    1. Metal saw/file
    2. Magnifying glass
    3. Combo tool
    4. Inline phillips
    5. Scissors
     
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  20. pathwinder14

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    Knife, tweezers, scissors, file, tooth pick