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What Did You Use Your Multitool for Today?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by GatorMedic, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Moshe ben David

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    Nice work. Hate to point out the semi-obvious though. What made that fan suddenly start doing that? Don't be too surprised if sometime you need the tool gang again but this time to replace the fan when bearings die... been there done that!

    L'chaim!

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  2. kottskrapa

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    The "flap" holding my belt buckle for the past decade or so was on the brink of death (been transferring it to every belt I own since i bought it) so I decided it was time to install some snaps to the belt and get rid of the flap.. Don't have any hole punches and wasn't able to get my drills.. Victorinox farmer to the rescue :)

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  3. SeanByrdman

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    [​IMG] I cut a bunch of rings to make plaster casts with. I switched from the micra to kitchen shears halfway though, and the spring isn't doing its thing anymore. Any advice?


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  4. Hangman
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    send it to LM for a fix or replacement, their warranty is awesome
     
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  6. sungame

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    The Victorinox awls are awesome for making holes in leather!
     
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  7. SeanByrdman

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    [​IMG] for those hard to access panels

    Also, excuse the fuzziness that is my thigh

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  8. T Shrapnel-Carruthers

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    My SAK "Signature" was used for ticking off items on a shopping list. Humdrum but so what?
     
  9. Flashman

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    That's what the hook is for?

    Yeesh, I feel kinda dumb now....
     
  10. SeanByrdman

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    They call it a parcel hook but I doubt anyone actually carries parcels with it like their "orange peeler"


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  11. Moshe ben David

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    Keep in mind that when the SAK was first invented, merchants customarily would wrap packages in brown paper and secure with string/twine. Something we still see at bakeries today -- boxes secured with string. At that time the hook made it easy to use the SAK as a handle rather than the twine/string biting into your hand. Why they never removed the hook as merchants moved to paper bags or plastic bags is unknown.

    Hope this helps.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  12. T Shrapnel-Carruthers

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    Once, I did actually use it to carry a parcel (string is still often used by shops in some parts of Asia).
     
  13. SeanByrdman

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    I have seen when you tubers have demonstrated that. And maybe they haven't because of the claim that it can support 200lbs. To be fair, I don't think I want that much on one hand. I normally use the large S-biners and locking carabiners from nite ize when I have to carry a lot of bags and just hook them to my belt or pants


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  14. znapschatz

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    SAKs seem to have a number of legacy implements on them, like can openers and cap lifters in an age of lift off tops and screw caps, but they are still useful for those times when traditional cans and bottles are encountered. But they also can be used for chores they weren't designed for. I have used the parcel hook several times for help in lifting wire baled straw, also wire or string baled newsprint, but also to remove hot pots by their bales from camp fires, and as an improvised coat hanger. Even in its original use form, it can be easier on the hand to carry heavily laden plastic bags with one than to deal with the thin edges of the plastic bag handle while carrying a quart of milk, for instance. With a bit of ingenuity, you can do (almost) anything with the SAK basics.
     
  15. StarBat

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    Used to never want to carry a SAK like my dad and would have a leatherman on me. But now trying his Officer and how light it is with my needs I can hardly justify the weight now. Best bottle opener for those craft beer nights like tonight!
     
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    My can opener gets used. Here in the UK cans come either with a ring pull, or without. Needless to say "with" is somewhat more expensive. Sometimes as by as much as 50%. I have better things to spend the difference on - like a new knife :D
     
  17. kottskrapa

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    Got some good use out the serrated blade on the wave to cut up boxes and other stuff when cleaning the attic

    It's not failure if you learn something from it
     
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    [​IMG]


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    I was on vacation last week and forgot to bring my beard trimmer, so I bought a vic classic and trimmed up with the scissors!

    Yesterday I used a S44 to pop open a key fob to change the battery.

    And today I used the S44 to pull a splinter.
     
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  20. 9x19

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    Is that a VME chassis? I haven't seen one in a few years.