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Denyer
2009-01-16, 09:21 PM
Images stolen from: http://www.bjorn3d.com/read_pf.php?cID=94 and http://www.multitool.org/leatherman-tool-group/keychain-tools/leatherman-squirt-p4.html -- who also have fair reviews.

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/8808/comp2bgib6.th.jpg (http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/8808/comp2bgib6.jpg) http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9333/p404qa5.th.jpg (http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9333/p404qa5.jpg)

It's dinky, but very tightly constructed and solid-feeling. (Also have one of those black flash drives on my keys, branded by a different manufacturer. They're not bad apart from lacking a write-protect switch -- and the shape resists snapping.)

Anyone else like multitools? I've always tended to prefer disposables, but have decided to give a Kick a go. Anyone personally experienced this brand rusting up?

der2
2009-01-17, 12:00 AM
snikt!

(is there a knife on them by the by)

If its a toy then so is car jack as it has about 10 points of articulation.

But I'd say they're fun and handy, never went for that type of tool, at home on the farm its standerd blade does most things, had a swiss army knife before, they take up a bit of room in the pocket, if anything comes up that can't be handled with a knife, I'm enclined to call a professional.

Denyer
2009-01-17, 12:28 AM
Yeah, good enough for dealing with packaging. Personally I find screwdrivers and pliers more useful, mini scissors annoying and never found much use for more rarified bits like saws, but even the ones on cheap tools would be good enough for, say, cutting through a seatbelt if needed.

This is also a really nifty idea --

http://edcforums.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=e7dc1cf469222c547e4bf7641e6ccfda&topic=10477.0

der2
2009-01-17, 12:57 AM
how did you find that link? It was a random dip into the internet for me, nice.

I found these look menacing

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/xcaducusx/keys3mini.jpg

but yeah, my friend beside me has told me the Leatherman and a Swiss Army variant are the best on the market.

Some stuff on it is really handy though, guess man need tool. Hah, I'm gonna need to get one.

Denyer
2009-01-19, 08:11 PM
how did you find that
Pass. I tend to blitz through links when researching things.

The auction listed a Kick, I got sent a Core. (Did check with the seller...) Too heavy to carry much, besides which it's fully locking, but it's a nice "around the house / car" piece. 'Specially for twenty quid + postage.

edit: Have settled on the Juice line.