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Sharpies

Postby prndltech » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:54 am

I use a sharpie at work for writing oil change stickers, etc... While I’m at work I always have one on me or within reach, along with a regular pen, in order to make notes or whatever. Recently I had the idea of carrying a sharpie marker on me outside of work as well, just like a knife. I usually have a little space pen with me because they’re easy to carry but I added the sharpie and have now done so for 4-5 days.

I don’t really have a point to this, other than I’m curious if any of you carry a sharpie on a daily basis, outside of job purposes? I’m finding it surprisingly useful. Even more so than a pen cuz you can write on pretty much anything with them...

So a sharpie lives in my pocket, for now...
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Re: Sharpies

Postby dsvirsky » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:14 pm

No Sharpie, but sometimes a (Richard Rogers) Sharpy:

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Re: Sharpies

Postby prndltech » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:46 pm

I see what you did there
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Postby bearrowland » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:50 pm

I don't, but I'm going to try it!
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Re: Sharpies

Postby The Meat man » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:36 pm

I carry one all the time. I use it a lot more often at work than at home though.
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Re: Sharpies

Postby prndltech » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:56 pm

bearrowland wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:50 pm
I don't, but I'm going to try it!
Interesting. I say try it everyday for a week or 2 and see what you think!

Easy to mark various material for measurements or write random things in various places... while it can bleed through paper it can even function as a pen, obviously.

I’d never thought about it till I asked for a pen cuz I forgot mine (usually in my pocket) and I got handed a sharpie... it made me think

Also an easy way to mark a cup or water bottle of your around people
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Postby Evil D » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:44 pm

I've got a duel tip Sharpie and a Sharpie Pro in my EDC bag. I don't use them a lot but they weigh almost nothing so it makes sense to carry them.
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Re: Sharpies

Postby prndltech » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:42 am

Evil D wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:44 pm
I've got a duel tip Sharpie and a Sharpie Pro in my EDC bag. I don't use them a lot but they weigh almost nothing so it makes sense to carry them.
I did that for a long time. Didn’t use it much then, but I’ve decided to toss it in a pocket and it’s been used more. Ive used a 5.11 Moab 10 for years as a “murse”. It Goes to work with me, stays in the truck a lot else where but I use it to hold random crap like Headphones, sun glasses, bandanna, ipad, some tools, maybe some snacks, extra shirt or something... you name it, whatever the day calls for.
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:03 am

I carry a ballpoint pen, a regular sharpie, an ultra fine tip sharpie and a write in the rain notepad at work everyday. I have to carry them at work and am just in the habit so I carry them when not at work too.

I LOVE carrying that ultra fine tip sharpie. It can write very fine like a pen but it is permanent and can write on anything that is dry just like a regular sharpie.
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Re: Sharpies

Postby demoncase » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:29 am

If Sharpy made a "click" open and retract model then I'd carry one every day....

I have a really bad habit of losing the top for them and then I end up binning them.
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Re: Sharpies

Postby TomAiello » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:32 am

I have a sharpie in my pocket all the time. Usually two (one silver and one black), so I can write on different colors of fabric legibly.

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Re: Sharpies

Postby TomAiello » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:33 am

demoncase wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:29 am
If Sharpy made a "click" open and retract model then I'd carry one every day....
They do. I have several.

https://smile.amazon.com/Sharpie-32701- ... 1574267599

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Postby Ankerson » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:58 am

I used to carry one at work when I needed it, used it daily.

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Re: Sharpies

Postby Water Bug » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:00 pm

I don't carry a Sharpie on me on a daily basis, but have considered it. I do have at least one readily available at the house.
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Re: Sharpies

Postby Halfneck » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:37 pm

At my last job I used a fine tip Sharpie all the time to write patient info on x-ray films we sent off to be read by the radiologist. Still have it in my messenger bag, though it doesn't see much use in my new job.

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Re: Sharpies

Postby prndltech » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:54 am

I have never had good luck with the ultra fine tip sharpies
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Postby Bloke » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:27 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:32 am
I have a sharpie in my pocket all the time.
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Re: Sharpies

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:47 pm

prndltech wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:54 am
I have never had good luck with the ultra fine tip sharpies
What issues have you had?

They don’t like to get wet which is an issue I have fairly often which is why I still carry a ball point pen.
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Re: Sharpies

Postby prndltech » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:09 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:47 pm
prndltech wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:54 am
I have never had good luck with the ultra fine tip sharpies
What issues have you had?

They don’t like to get wet which is an issue I have fairly often which is why I still carry a ball point pen.
They never seem to write well... or at all. Maybe the few I’ve tried have just been bad examples but I seem to have no issues with regular ones
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Re: Sharpies

Postby soc_monki » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:31 pm

Nope... I carry a pen, pencil, milwaukee markzall (better than a sharpie), and a notepad at work. Outside of work no thanks. I take notes on my phone if I need to, and have my knives. I may carry a pen if I think I might need one, but my wife is usually with me and she carries pens and whatnot... That's what a wife is for! :D
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