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Swiss army

Postby Cao87 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:06 am

What other uses have you used the Swiss Army knife for other than the intended for

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Re: Swiss army

Postby Jazz » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:51 am

Not sure what you mean, but I always use the can opener/small screwdriver in Philips screws. Works great. Also, the large flat screwdriver is good for scraping things. Saves the blade from being wrecked.
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Re: Swiss army

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:59 am

The corkscrew for lifting trapdoors ( the SAK makes for a great makeshift handle with the corkscrew screwed into wood)
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Re: Swiss army

Postby James Y » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:09 am

Corkscrew, for helping loosen small, overly-tight knots.

Large screwdriver, for light-duty prying or scraping.

Can opener/screwdriver blade as a light scraper, and sometimes used to lightly hook and pull things. Also works well for prying open pistachios.

Toothpick, to clean lint and gunk from the small crevices in the knife.

Orange peeler blade (on the Executive) as a light-duty serrated knife and scraper.

Main blade, sometimes used as a makeshift mirror.

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Re: Swiss army

Postby Pointy britches » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:20 am

The edge of the can opener is perfect as a lottery ticket scratcher :)

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Re: Swiss army

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:27 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:59 am
The corkscrew for lifting trapdoors ( the SAK makes for a great makeshift handle with the corkscrew screwed into wood)

Another task that I used the corkscrew for several times came to my mind:
Removing wall plugs, works great for that!

I really don´t drink wine, so I don´t have a use for the corkscrew in the genuin task it´s designed for, but still want one on my SAKs! It is NOT a useless tool at all (loosen tight knots, a task that James Y already mentioned, is something I also already used it for)

Additionally, the corkscrew securely holds that tiny eyeglass screwdriver Victorinox offers (the leatherman Juice corkscrew does so as well by the way) - a usefull and almost weightless addition to any SAK (or LM) that featuers a corkscrew (the tiny eyeglass screwdriver I mean - and I don´t even wear glasses except sun glasses if needed)

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Re: Swiss army

Postby PStone » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:30 pm

Check out Felix Immler on YouTube. He’s got the best Swiss Army knife videos. He does a lot of project vids, but also talks a great deal about the many different/multiple uses for each tool. So many vids. Here’s one with 13 different uses for the hook.

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Re: Swiss army

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:41 pm

Mini screwdriver or straight pin (the storage slot for the straight pin is found on most modern 91mm and 84mm cellidor scales next to the corkscrew or backside phillips driver) to push a reset button on small electronics.
Hook to pick up lids that have a bail or buckets/pails
Put pen under hook for improved handling when writing with the pen (found on 91mm plus scales)
Can opener can open clamshell packages
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Re: Swiss army

Postby yablanowitz » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:50 pm

SAK corkscrew is my go-to O-ring removal tool.

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Re: Swiss army

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:59 pm

The awl on the Pioneer and the file on the Cadet are perfect fir poking, turning, inspecting things you don’t want to touch.
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Re: Swiss army

Postby bearrowland » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:57 am

The can opener makes a great orange peeler! One of my favorite tools is the parcel hook. I've used it as a lace puller, bag carrier, and my wife used it as a macrame hook. The awl makes a great sewing needle!
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Re: Swiss army

Postby bearrowland » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:36 am

Here's a pic of the Vic Classic SD my wife got me for St Valentine's Day.
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Re: Swiss army

Postby JuPaul » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:00 am

bearrowland wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:36 am
Here's a pic of the Vic Classic SD my wife got me for St Valentine's Day.IMG_20200214_084548.jpg
Oh sweet! I didn't know they made a Classic version of that one. From Smoky Mtn?
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Re: Swiss army

Postby bearrowland » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:21 pm

Yes it is Julia. They also make a Tinker with the same scales. Smokey Mountain turns out some fun stuff!
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Re: Swiss army

Postby JuPaul » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:45 pm

bearrowland wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Yes it is Julia. They also make a Tinker with the same scales. Smokey Mountain turns out some fun stuff!
I've seen the Tinker, and thought it was awesome. My family has a running bigfoot joke - we have a stone 'squatch in our cabin garden and a steel cutout one that we move around on our trails. But I usually like having scissors on my SAKs, so I haven't gotten one. But I am all over a bigfoot Classic!
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Re: Swiss army

Postby bearrowland » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:58 pm

My family loves Bigfoot too! When we saw the Bigfoot Classic, we decided to get one for all of us too.
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Re: Swiss army

Postby bearrowland » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:00 am

bearrowland wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:58 pm
My family loves Bigfoot too! When we saw the Bigfoot Classic, we decided to get one for all of us too. That stone Squatch sounds so cool! I have a friend that makes the steel cutout Squatches.
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