Archive for the ‘Keychain’ Category

Gerber Clutch

July 11, 2009

Gerber Clutch is a good EDC pocket or keychain tool. The Gerber Clutch tools include; plier head, screwdrivers, bottle opener, file and tweezers Overall Length is 4.13 inches open and 2.56 inches closed. The Gerber Clutch has a 1.77 inch blade and weighs 2.4 ounces

Gerber Clutch is a good EDC pocket or keychain tool. The Gerber Clutch tools include; plier head, screwdrivers, bottle opener, file and tweezers Overall Length is 4.13 inches open and 2.56 inches closed. The Gerber Clutch has a 1.77 inch blade and weighs 2.4 ounces

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Comparing Scissors on EDC Pocket Tools

May 26, 2009

Comparing scissors on a few EDC (Every Day Carry) pocket tools; the Gerber Shortcut, Leatherman Micra, Victorinox Huntsman, Victorinox Executive and the Victorinox Classic SD. These tools all offer scissors. If I were packing a first aid kit for a car or truck, I would include a pair of EMT scissors. But for everyday pocket carry or smaller first aid kits and survival kits these options might do well. Scissors in the Swiss Army Knives are very sharp and well made but will not cut through denim or other thick materials. The larger scissors on the Gerber Shortcut and Leatherman Micra is large enough to cut through many thicker materials

Comparing scissors on a few EDC (Every Day Carry) pocket tools; the Gerber Shortcut, Leatherman Micra, Victorinox Huntsman, Victorinox Executive and the Victorinox Classic SD. These tools all offer scissors. If I were packing a first aid kit for a car or truck, I would include a pair of EMT scissors. But for everyday pocket carry or smaller first aid kits and survival kits these options might do well. Scissors in the Swiss Army Knives are very sharp and well made but will not cut through denim or other thick materials. The larger scissors on the Gerber Shortcut and Leatherman Micra is large enough to cut through many thicker materials

Comparing Scissors on EDC Pocket Tools

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IDL Tools T-10 vs. Leatherman Squirt P4 Pocket Pliers

May 25, 2009

IDL Tools T-10 and the Leatherman Squirt P4 side by side. These are two pocket pliers we have been reviewing. The two are about the same size when open and weight. But when closed the Leatherman Squirt P4 is slimer and more comfortable. The Leatherman Squirt P4 is just under 1-inch wide, 2-1/4-inches long, 4 inches long when open, 1/2-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 is 1-1/4-inch wide, just over 2-inches long 4 inches long when open and just over 1/4-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 weighs 1.8 ounces, the Leatherman Squirt P4 Pocket Pliers weighs 2.1 ounces. The IDL Tools T-10 jaw opens wider to a little over an inch, the Leatherman Squirt P4 open to only a bit less than an inch.

IDL Tools T-10 and the Leatherman Squirt P4 side by side. These are two pocket pliers we have been reviewing. The two are about the same size when open and weight. But when closed the Leatherman Squirt P4 is slimer and more comfortable. The Leatherman Squirt P4 is just under 1-inch wide, 2-1/4-inches long, 4 inches long when open, 1/2-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 is 1-1/4-inch wide, just over 2-inches long 4 inches long when open and just over 1/4-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 weighs 1.8 ounces, the Leatherman Squirt P4 Pocket Pliers weighs 2.1 ounces. The IDL Tools T-10 jaw opens wider to a little over an inch, the Leatherman Squirt P4 open to only a bit less than an inch.

IDL Tools T-10 vs. Leatherman Squirt P4 Pocket Pliers

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Model
T-10
Squirt P4
Manufacturer
IDL Tools
Leatherman
Tool Count
10
10
Width
1-1/4-inch
Just under 1-inch
Length (Closed)
Just over 2-inches
2-1/4-inches
Length (Open)
4 inches when open
4 inches when open
Thickness
Just over 1/4-inch
1/2-inch thik
Jaw Span
Just over 1-inch
Just under 1-inch
Weight
1.8 ounces
2.1 ounces
Tool List
Knife
Small Phillips screwdriver
Small Flathead screwdriver
Large Flathead screwdriver
Bottle opener
File
Tweezers
Large pliers
Fine pliers
Wire cutters and strippers
Clip Point Knife
Spring-action Needlenose pliers
Regular Pliers
Wire Cutters
Extra-small Screwdriver
Medium Screwdriver
Flat Phillips Screwdriver
Wood/Metal File
Bottle Opener
Awl
Pros:
Solid
Strong Jaws
Blades open while pliers are closed
B lades lock open
Very well made
Looks good too
Strong blades & Pliers
Pliers are spring loaded (Open)
Easy to carry
(in pocket, on keys, in pack / bag)
Cons:

Many Sharp Edges
Jaws stronger than the grips
No lanyard loop
Tends to ‘Let Go’ when stored

Costs a bit more
Retail Price
$17.88
$29.94
Our Cost
$16 – New
Local Hardware Store
$20.50 – Used / Like New
(Auction $15 + Shipping)

IDL Tools T-10 and the Leatherman Squirt P4 side by side. These are two pocket pliers we have been reviewing. The two are about the same size when open and weight. But when closed the Leatherman Squirt P4 is slimer and more comfortable. The Leatherman Squirt P4 is just under 1-inch wide, 2-1/4-inches long, 4 inches long when open, 1/2-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 is 1-1/4-inch wide, just over 2-inches long 4 inches long when open and just over 1/4-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 weighs 1.8 ounces, the Leatherman Squirt P4 Pocket Pliers weighs 2.1 ounces. The IDL Tools T-10 jaw opens wider to a little over an inch, the Leatherman Squirt P4 open to only a bit less than an inch. IDL Tools T-10 and the Leatherman Squirt P4are both about 4 inches long when open

IDL Tools T-10 and the Leatherman Squirt P4are both about 4 inches long when open

Sampo Ball Berring Swivels

May 20, 2009

We saw these Sampo Ball Berring Swivels at a local fishing tackle shop. These heavy duty ball berring swivels are made for salt water fishing. I thought of about a dozen uses for these when I saw them; key rings, attaching loops of 550 cord to knives and tools, flashlight attachments, digital cameras and cell phones. The larger swivels have solid (welded) rings and look to be very heavy duty

We saw these Sampo Ball Berring Swivels at a local fishing tackle shop. These heavy duty ball berring swivels are made for salt water fishing. I thought of about a dozen uses for these when I saw them; key rings, attaching loops of 550 cord to knives and tools, flashlight attachments, digital cameras and cell phones. The larger swivels have solid (welded) rings and look to be very heavy duty

Sampo Ball Berring Swivels

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Swiss Tech Utili-Key saves the vacation

May 19, 2009

I recently went to Orlando and got screwed over by the car rental place..

I had intended to get a rental and buy a knife at a local store or someplace.. but no car, no knife

All I had was my Swiss Tech Utili-Key 6 in 1 tool (which was allowed on the plane) for almost a week as my only blade

I wasn’t cutting down trees obviously, but all the minor tasks I typically use my pocket knife for, that dang key handled quite well

I am very impressed by this little gadget
Much more impressed now than all the while I’ve had it and never really used it

Utili-Key 6 in 1 key ring tool, straight knife blade, a serrated cutting blade, a flat screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and a micro-eyeglass screwdriver

Utili-Key 6 in 1 key ring tool, straight knife blade, a serrated cutting blade, a flat screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and a micro-eyeglass screwdriver

Utili-Key 6 in 1 key ring tool, straight knife blade, a serrated cutting blade, a flat screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and a micro-eyeglass screwdriver

The key clips it's self to a key ring when closed. Stays closed well. A good tool that is easy to carry with keys

The key clips it’s self to a key ring when closed. Stays closed well. A good tool that is easy to carry with keys

The key clips it's self to a key ring when closed. Stays closed well. A good tool that is easy to carry with keys

The Utili-Key can be opened to half way or all the way open (180) to use the blade effectively.

The Utili-Key can be opened to half way or all the way open (180) to use the blade effectively.

The Utili-Key can be opened to half way or all the way open (180) to use the blade effectively.

Swiss Tech #UKCSB 6 In 1 Stainless Steel Multi Tool

Swiss Tech #UKCSB 6 In 1 Stainless Steel Multi Tool

Utili-Key, 6-In-1 Stainless Steel Multi Tool , Locks Easily On Any Key Ring, Looks Just Like A Key, Always With You When You Need It, 3 Screwdrivers, 2 Knife Blades, Bottle Opener, Lifetime Guarantee. *Manufacturer: SWISS TECH PRODUCTS *Model number: UKCSB *UPC Code: 760750666665 *Length: 0.5 *Width: 5 *Height: 6


Photon Freedom Micro

February 17, 2009

A photon is a quantum of light, or the smallest possible packet of light at a given wavelength. This very well designed and well made light from LFI lives up to its name. The Freedom Micro is a bright light is a small but tough unit. This light is packed full of features, but is about the size and weight of a US quarter. For a keyring, survival kit, first aid kit or even a zipper pull. The potential uses of this small light are unlimited. We have used keyring lights from LFI for many years and this new Photon Freedom Micro is another great item from them, that is made in the USA. This light is actually a Fashion Freedom Micro light called the Freedom Micro Combat

A photon is a quantum of light, or the smallest possible packet of light at a given wavelength. This very well designed and well made light from LFI lives up to it's name. The Freedom Micro is a bright light is a small but tough unit. This light is packed full of features, but is about the size and weight of a US quarter. For a keyring, survival kit, first aid kit or even a zipper pull. The potential uses of this small light are unlimited. We have used keyring lights from LFI for many years and this new Photon Freedom Micro is another great item from them, that is made in the USA. This light is actually a Fashion Freedom Micro light called the Freedom Micro Combat

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Survival Whistle Review

February 14, 2009

We took a few whistles out to compare them and see how well they work

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Photon Lights at SHOT Show 2009

January 22, 2009

Photon makes one of our favorite keychain lights. Here is a quick review of their products at SHOT Show 2009

Photon Lights:
http://www.photonlight.com

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Tool Logic at SHOT Show 2009

January 22, 2009

A review of some of the Tool Logic products at SHOT Show 2009

Tool Logic Website
http://www.toollogic.com

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Gerber Artifact Review

November 7, 2008

The Gerber Artifact is a solidly built inexpensive keychain size multi-tool. The Artifact Features: a removable #11 hobby blade (x-acto style), a philips screwdriver, Small and medium flat screwdrivers, Wire stripper, Pry bar / paint can opener, Lanyard or keychain attachment hole. It is made in china which so far is its biggest downside from our initial tests during the last few weeks. It is made of ‘cast stainless steel’ according to the package, it is stout and we have not been able to break it or even bend it so far. The blade is not something I use too much, but it is easy to replace when dull or broken. At just under $10 this handy tool is a must have in our opinion

a removable #11 hobby blade (x-acto style), a philips screwdriver, Small and medium flat screwdrivers, Wire stripper, Pry bar / paint can opener, Lanyard or keychain attachment hole. It is made in china which so far is its biggest downside from our initial tests during the last few weeks. It is made of 'cast stainless steel' according to the package, it is stout and we have not been able to break it or even bend it so far. The blade is not something I use too much, but it is easy to replace when dull or broken. At just under $10 this handy tool is a must have in our opinion

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