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What Tool Do You Use Most Often?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Nihility, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Nihility

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    So, first of all, let me define what I mean by tool. I'm not talking about tool as in LM Wave or Vic Classic, I mean a single implement. For example scissors, knife blade, screwdriver, etc.


    For me, it probably has to be the scissors (on my Vic Classic). I trim my nails, cut open packages, cut stray strings off of clothes, etc. And I can use them in more situations that my less people friendly knife wouldn't allow.


    What about all of you?
     
  2. jwhite75

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    LM PST my pliers get a lot of use. then the knife blade right behind that.
     
  3. JP

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    The knife blade on my Toucan for opening and breaking down boxes. My dinner fork is a close second ;D
     
  4. BCountryTrekker

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    +1 Toucan

    It's a knife. It's scissors, it's unobtrusive. And it's small enough to live on a key chain.
     
  5. davidt1

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    My Zebralight H501. Yes, a flashlight is a tool. Most of the time I am too lazy or cheap to turn on the house lights, so I use my H501 for everything from cooking to reading to working. I have been using the computer for over an hour now and have been using the H501 to light up the area where the computer is to avoid eye fatigue.
     
  6. defuse kit

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    Now that I think about it, many of my tools get a decent amount of use. But if I had to pick just one (not including flashlight), I'd say my knife blade. This would be followed by the pliers on my Sebertool M4, and tweezers on my SAK.
     
  7. MagnaWolf

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    My SAK Explorer. Simply because it never leaves my pocket.


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  8. marsos52

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    wish i could answer,,probably my knife, or my pry bar.. or my flashlight,, hummmm this is a hard one
     
  9. CDavisJK

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    1. Knife (Leatherman Skeletool CX)
    2. Pen (Fischer X-Mark)
    2. Screwdriver (same Leatherman)

    I'm glad that I went with the skeletool because I definitely need the blade and the bit driver, but I don't really use anything else. If I do need other tools, I'm usually around my Jeep which is full of them.
     
  10. fi3re

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    wish I could say my knife....been dying to use it more but most cutting applications are more suited for my style CS (scissors) use it everyday just about
    everything from cutting clothing tags, to making filters for smoking. seriously every stoner should have a style cs. The scissors and screwdriver (to pack) are soooo useful XD

    in terms of general EDC gear that I use, its my G-shock GA100 by farrr. check the time like every 20 minutes
     
  11. Rah14

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    #1 flashlight! currently Photon Freedom on the keychain, 4Sevens Revo (key pocket), and Nitecore D10 (holster)
    #2 pen, usually Zebra F301 compact
    #3 LM Micra scissors! I have 3 Micras and I just can't get enough :D
     
  12. RGNY

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    flashlight: about even between IlluminaTi AAA and SF E1B

    then small multitool: LM Squrit P4

    last, knife: Vic Bantam
     
  13. robotlogik

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    the scissors on the leatherman micra are used most often, but the whole thing is so useful, wish id gotten one sooner, its just always there on my keychain.
     
  14. fi3re

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    isnt it interesting how almost every multitool is needlenose head, and then the one that gets used most is the odd scissor head one? carried a gerber clutch for years and then changed to leatherman style CS. used it more in a week than i did the clutch in a year.
     
  15. Valerian

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    +1, and the same light too.
     
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    In order of use:
    1. flashlight - I have moved to a house in the country and I haven't learned where all the light switches are, yet
    2. scissors - even the tiny ones on my Vic Midnite Manager are very useful
    3. A. G. Russell folding nail clippers - better than scissors for cutting many things like zip-ties and, of course, nails
     
  17. lonewolfranger

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    My Emerson Mini CQC Tanto. I've pryed, cut, poked, twisted, dropped and resharpened enough I've lost count. It's seen better days but it's tuff as hell and I couldn't ask for a better knife that will take abuse daily. On my side everyday for 4 years, never sent back for anything. I'd say I got my $$ worth.
     
  18. nuphoria

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    Same as the OP for me - Classic scissors. I use them several times a day on average.

    They are closely followed by whichever light I have in my pocket - Preon II or Zebralight SC30 usually.
     
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    i use my kershaw chive would recomend
     
  20. keith1234
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    I would have to say flashlight next would be the pliers on my Leatherman Wave.