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Old July 21st, 2015, 06:32 PM   #1
 
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Most Useless Tool On Swiss Army knives?

Most of the tools on Swiss Army knives are very well out and effective.

But I find the pliers too small to perform well as I need them to. A Buck tool in the car's glove box is better in that regard.

Your feelings?




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I could live without the cork screw. I drink more beer than wine. I use the bottle cap opener often.

I do like the pliers, they have come in handy for small jobs.
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I could live without the cork screw. I drink more beer than wine. I use the bottle cap opener often.

I do like the pliers, they have come in handy for small jobs.
pretty much this. does boons farm have a cork?
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I always figured the most useless item on those knives was the blade(s). I never could figure out why they were attached. They were next to useless - couldn't get an edge on them no matter what media I used.
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Always lost the tweezers before they could be used.
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I could live without the cork screw. I drink more beer than wine. I use the bottle cap opener often.

I do like the pliers, they have come in handy for small jobs.
I find the corkscrew useful. No, my idea of wine is NOT Boone's Farm! Besides drawing corks, the corkscrew undoes knots .

Victorinox blades seem to sharpen okay, not so with Wenger.
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Always lost the tweezers before they could be used.
I use them, but keep a few spares in a box at home. Same for toothpicks.
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That awl thing on back. Corkscrew good for getting knots out and did use it for an aunt that was trying to dig cork out with a butter knife.
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I think the corkscrew being #1 unless I was stranded in Italy or the Napa Valley, but a close 2nd is the scissors. They can barely cut a piece of thread and the fact that you have a knife kind of negates the need for a tiny pair of almost useless scissors.
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I don't by Swiss Army Knives...too much crap on one item!
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I have a few Swiss Army knives and one that is pretty packed with features including the pliers. They work really well for putting a slight crimp on lead fishing weights. I find my Swiss Army knife to be one of my most useful day-to-day tools.

There is a pretty cool documentary (not sure if that is the right term) on how they make Swiss Army knives and how they coat the blades to get them to look as shiny as they do. It is an interesting video and really made me appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into them.
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I've been using Swiss army knives for over 40 years and I'd say I can easily do without the corkscrew. While I agree that the tweezers and toothpick are easily lost, I do find them handy while I have them.
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IMO the whole swiss army knife thang is useless. I prefer to carry compact tools that actually will do most tasks without hassle. Since I walk with a cane I thought about having one made hollow for some survival tools. But then I usually only carry a knife, and a cell phone, besides the cane, and gun.
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I had one with a magnifying glass, and that was pretty useless. Plus, the knife was as thick as brick, because it had so many doo-dads, and that did not help matters any.
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Corkscrew for me.
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