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Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Alan Daly, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Alan Daly

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    Until recently,I carried a SwissChamp and a SAK Classic.I have since replaced that with my "Ideal Combo" of Swiss Tool Spirit and SAK Compact.The Spirit is not as large /heavy as the the Swiss Tool,but has all the benefits -pliers,drivers,saws etc.The Compact has the little "extras" I use - toothpick,tweezers (for splinters),pin,corkscrew and eye glass screwdriver (as a spectacle wearer!) a straight blade (the Spirit own is serrated),and the hook (opened up I use the Compact as a "coat hanger" on any nail/screw I find on the wall).
    The Spirit I carry in a small pouch on my belt,left hip, and the Compact on a P7 clip in my right jeans pocket.This combination of large/slim multi-tool EDC pretty much covers any eventuality.
    So my question to members is:
    "What is YOUR "Ideal Combo" of EDC tools ...and reasons why?
     
  2. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Endura4 and Solarforce L2P.

    Does it count that they are in different catagories?
     
  3. Antithetik
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    Antithetik EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Ideal Any-Day-Combo since nearly 20 years:

    - SAK Classic, because of tweezers, toothpick, scissors, carried on keychain
    - Leatherman PST, because of pliers, small package, carried in original leather sheath, belt left
    - Main blade, because of because, switched from Spyderco Goddard Jr. to Small Insingo. Right pocket

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    Ideal Suit-Combo: SAK + AAA on P-7
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  4. Ibrahim Sarp Dogan

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    a plier based multitool (st200, crunch etc.) and a folding (solo, compact, endura 4, evo, swisschamp etc.)
     
  5. baja820

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    One of these three usually.
     
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  6. znapschatz

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    I consider all my multi-tools an "ideal combo" and use them just about every day for home and away fixes, choices influenced by what would likely work best on a given day. My default multi-tool is a Charge TTi, mostly serving as standalone but sometimes with accessories. Most of the time, it has the blades and tools I need for the variety of small chores in my life (really big ones need dedicated tools). If I had to pare down, that would be the one to keep, but fortunately, I have options. Often I carry a Super Tool 300 coupled with a Style CS for scissors when I don't know what to expect and want to be prepared for anything. It's a beast that can take on whatever a multi-tool can handle. For casual use, pocketability or just wanting to lighten the load a bit, I'll go with Rebar/CS combo, sometimes a Vic Tinker, Swisschamp or OH Trekker largely because they are a pleasure to use :dance: . No matter what else is on me, a Rambler attached to a Photon Freedom micro light always comes along.
     
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  7. Joost Heijnen
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    Joost Heijnen EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Vice rambler and some kind of Alox... Pioneer/solo/cadet/electrician
     
  8. scottandrews6

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    Acually been using this same setup for the past week lol
     
  9. ItsHardToKnow

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    i keep it basic - my combo is
    -leatherman wave
    -fenix e05
    -leatherman brewzer
     
  10. 62Tele

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    Guess it depends what I'm doing. Wearing slacks, it's a Cadet in my pocket and a Photon on my keys. Day off, a Pioneer and a Peak Eiger on a P7. Better than average day off (ie getting outdoors) lately it's been a Spirit X, a Piranha and a Benchmade 915 Triage in my pockets.
     
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    My tool box. Has the driver tip attachment. I keep 2 sets of tips in the case and 3 sizes of socket driver adapters.

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    My EDC, even in my underwear knife. Almost all I need for around camp. And covers what the above is missing.

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  12. Stewsquared

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    How do you like the Brewzer? I'm torn between it and the Gerber Shard. I just want a decent bottle opener and minor prying capability. Think the Fenix E05 and one of those two tools will be my next purchases. I plan to rock a similar setup to you. I like simplicity.
     
  13. ItsHardToKnow

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    i like the brewzer a lot
    its slim and streamlined (i looked at the two gerbers and found their shape to not fit me well, like the more sleek style).
    Ive opened a fair share of glass bottles with it, lots of cheerwines, root beers, and cokes
    some light prying with it
    and even used it as a flathead once or twice
    and its leatherman :)
     
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    Thanks for the insight. That's what I like about it too (sleekness, Leatherman brand). The Shard seems like it might dig into my man-parts if I stick it in my pocket. Plus Shard sounds too much like "Shart". I bet the Brewzer and the E05 would make a nice streamlined combo on a key ring for all my EDC needs. Cheers!
     
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    For giggles:
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    For me, a good EDC(City) combo would be :
    - LM Wave, Spyderco Delica4/Dragonfly2 and Fenix LD20
    - LM Charge TTI and Fenix LD20
     
  16. 11C1P
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    I guess if I were to narrow it down to just 2, I'd take my SOG powerlock and the Swiss army super tinker.
     
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    I'm new to edc so i've been experimenting for a bit. Right now it is a wave with a super tinker. The wave covers pliers, saw, file and bit drivers. The sak covers main blade (the wave's is more of a backup as it seems to me a little of an over kill and the sak's is more people friendly), scissors (better than the leatherman's imo), awl, and toothpick.
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    It seems like a solid combination to me but, as i said, i'm still experimenting.
     
  18. crackout

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    Cadet with scissors and an Alox Rambler with 16GB USB drive.

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  19. Joost Heijnen
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    That is one hell of a combination. I like it. ;)
     
  20. sungame

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    The beauty of a good multitool is that it is a combo all by itself. Therefore, I EDC just one tool, normally my trusty old Pioneer.

    When the occasion calls for it, however, I carry one of many combos:
    • For urban travel: Victorinox Pioneer + Leatherman Style CS (mainly for the scissors)
    • Whenever I'm dependent on mechanical equipment (anything from a pair of skis to a 43' sailboat) or on longer journeys: Victorinox Pioneer + Victorinox Swiss Tool
    • On day trips in the woods (hiking, canoeing etc.): Buck 110 + Leatherman Style CS
    • For heavy duty outdoor use: Buck 119 + Victorinox Swiss Tool
    • In Expedition Mode: Buck 119 + Victorinox Swiss Tool + Leatherman Style CS