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What is most used tool on your SAK other than the blade?

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by blueridgemountains, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. blueridgemountains


    Sep 12, 2013
    I want to know what tool on your SAK other than the blade do you turn to the most? Also thought we might learn some new uses for some of our trusted SAKS.

    For me I tend to use the flat head a lot. I pry stuff open, wedge things, scrape things, remove staples, open battery cases, and Lord only knows how often I use it to work on my kids toys. A SAK such be standard issue by the government to every parent as required parent equipment.

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2015
  2. redsparrow


    Oct 3, 2014
    May sound strange but, the tweezers seem to come in handy quite often, mostly for splinters. After that the nail file gets used from time to time, usually smoothing out a broken finger nail. I don't know, maybe I'm too rough on my hands but this I do know, the SAKs I carry are often used to help me to be more comfortable. During those times I'm really glad to have either a Classic, an Executive or a trusty Apprentice with me.
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  3. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Screw driver!

    I've lost count how many things I've fixed by just being able to get 'into' it and fiddling around, or just tightening up something.
  4. lciesielski


    Nov 8, 2012

    Definitely small screwdriver with can opener :)
  5. Toddwalla


    May 27, 2012
    depends on the SAK, if it's one of my 93mm Alox's it would be the awl for just about everything imaginable. If we are talking 84mm-91mm it would be one of the screwdrivers, probably the large flathead with cap lifter. But, if i'm really honest, it might actually be the toothpick!
  6. znapschatz


    Jan 24, 2005
    Hard to say. I use all the tools on mine, the frequency depending on what's going on in my daily doings. Lately, for example, after years of being all but unused, the corkscrew on my wife's Climber and my Sportsman are getting daily workouts because our wing type cork puller is broken. I would have to make a check list to verify (unlikely,) but it seems to me they all get used about equally.
  7. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    The bottle opener by far is the most used after the main blade.
  8. Alnamvet68


    Mar 26, 2013
    Bottle opener.
  9. sideways


    Feb 19, 2013
  10. harronek

    harronek Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2013
    I will come at this from a different angle and say the main Blade is the least used tool on my SAK's
    I very rarely just carry a SAK , so cutting duties are the domain of my chosen single bladed EDC knife and not the SAK .

  11. blueridgemountains


    Sep 12, 2013
    I did the same as far as carrying a single blade and my Swiss. But I have almost stopped carrying the single because I find myself lately turning to the Swiss for everything. Especially away from home because people just don't notice or care when I pull out the Swiss in public. I still keep a single bladed in my pack.
  12. KtownKid


    Nov 15, 2012
    Strangely enough the Pliers on my Swiss Champ have been coming in handy all the time lately.
  13. Student762


    Mar 7, 2014
    Oddly enough the saw is the second most used tool on my SAK.
  14. collim1


    Aug 14, 2014
    I use the drivers far more often than the blade. A philips always seems to be in need.
  15. Russ Prechtl

    Russ Prechtl

    Jan 14, 2015
    Scissors for me.

  16. mg357


    May 31, 2012
    Aside from the large cutting blade the reamer tool and the screwdrivers on my Tinker SAK get alot of use.
  17. arizonaranchman


    Jan 1, 2012
    Yep! It's the same tool for me also... The large flat-tip for bottles, but also for scraping, light prying, etc.
  18. arizonaranchman


    Jan 1, 2012
    Same here, my Stockman or whatever traditional pocket knife is my "knife". The SAK is a "tool", but I don't use the blade on it much at all.
  19. Humppa

    Humppa Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Bottleopener, without a doubt ... living in the self dedicated Land Of Beverage and handbrewed beer a bottleopener is a tool that works for very all cases :p :D
  20. SBXT

    SBXT Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    It's a tie for me between the scissors and he screwdriver.

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