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Poll

Which do you prefer on the backspring of your SAK's?

Corkscrew
128 (48.3%)
Phillips
113 (42.6%)
I have no preference
24 (9.1%)

Total Members Voted 253

SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips? 19917

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2009, 10:13:42 AM »
I don't mind either, but I think my preference would be for the corkscrew for untying knots, and for the wicked little screwdriver :)

Sums up my thoughts exactly.  The mini screwdriver is great, and can be used as a mini pokey-thing if needed (it scrapes the lint from the layers of my SAK quite nicely :D).  The corkscrew does help with knots, and I've used it loads for its intended purpose as well.
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2009, 11:52:52 AM »
Looks like there are a few more corkscrew fans here than phillips fans.  I thought it would have been the other way round TBH.  I'm never usually part of the majority.  :D

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2009, 03:06:47 PM »
A   pox on backspring philips drivers ! Give me a corkscrew every time , can't live without the eyeglass screwdriver .

Chris
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2009, 03:14:08 PM »
My vote for the corkscrew is more a vote for the mini eyeglass screwdriver. 

Phillips drivers I have on my main multitool, and on the Vic can opener in a pinch.

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2009, 03:19:10 PM »
A   pox on backspring philips drivers ! Give me a corkscrew every time , can't live without the eyeglass screwdriver .

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2009, 03:41:25 PM »
Give me the Phillips any day over a corkscrew. I don't drink wine, and haven't used a corkscrew in ages.

Now to make me really happy, switch that Phillips to a Robertson. :tu:

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2009, 03:44:01 PM »
Give me the Phillips any day over a corkscrew. I don't drink wine, and haven't used a corkscrew in ages.

Now to make me really happy, switch that Phillips to a Robertson. :tu:

Now that would be cool!  :tu:
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2009, 04:58:47 PM »
I would normally say phillips, but the one on my OHT is slightly damaged after using it once. Don't really like the metal used for it. So corkscrew for me, like the other, because you can attach the mini screwdriver.
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2009, 11:37:18 PM »
I need the small screw driver and cork screw is really use full on pick nicks. Plus I have a bad experience on the philips, I used mine philips everytime, it ruined lock/springs above it.

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2009, 11:40:23 PM »
I voted phillips which is surprising because my first Vic was a Camper and later I was introduced to the mini screwdriver.

I use to just skip over SAKs that didn't have the corkscrew just because I loved the mini so much until one day the mini
failed me and I ended up using the nail cleaner on my Wenger nail clippers to tighten the screw.

Now I don't even like the look or feel of the corkscrew.   I still think that an inline phillips is the best thing going.
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2009, 04:05:08 AM »
Well thanks to you guys I am going to carry my SAK with the Phillips and try it



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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2009, 08:41:52 PM »
Phillips all the way for me, even going as far as wanting to mod my otherwise faves to get rid of the corkscrew. I will have a few corkscrews lying about going spare so if anyone's desperate for one, let me know!

I don't drink often, any very rarely wine so I have no use for the things.. I use the toothpick for de-linting etc so don't miss the mini screwdriver really.  :)

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2009, 06:46:40 AM »
i have never had a need for a cork screw. worse, they don't feel right during normal use of an SAK. for that matter i have found no use for the hook on my super tinker but at least it's out of the way. the corkscrew looks and feels uncomfortable to me. 

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2009, 09:46:11 AM »
Through my entire life I can not recall ever needing or having used a corkscrew. Phillips for me all the way!

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2009, 06:00:13 PM »
Myself, I prefer the corkscrew. Whether for yourself, a friend, or a fine lady, it's always nice to be able to pop open a nice bottle of wine!
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2013, 03:43:41 AM »
Hi
I was going to start a new thread on this topic - Then found this one - So started a reply.
.... Then the forum told me I should consider a new thread as this is so old!
However - The post has to be here - As it is all about this topic.

However I do prefer the titlle I was going to use: Are you a Tinker or a Drinker?

Corkscrew for me - Ever since I used to go to student parties and no-one ever had a corkscrew.
I was the most popular guy at every party I attended.
Most other reasons have already been posted.

I started collecting SAKs only this year and of course had to get a Tinker.
I already prefered the Corkscrew - But really wanted to give the Phillips a chance...
However I find the backtool Phillips pretty difficult to use.
  • The head does not always seem to fit the screws very well
  • It's difficult to apply pressure
  • Spinning the screw (and tool) once the screw is loose is very very awkward
  • You cannot get in tight places
So Inline Phillips for me always - Which has none of these problems

I managed to pick up a very nice Woodsman recently....
Its quite wide - But I get all the tools of my beloved Hunstman.
Plus the Magnifying Glass and an In-Line Phillips  :)

Of course wine bottles with corkscrews are becoming less and less common these days
- However if you ever need a corkscrew what else can you use (easily and neatly!).
And as per this post - There are many other uses for the Corkscrew.

And one final word - As some of you have pointed out
- The Corkscrew pretty much defined the original 'Officers Knife' - So you have to have one on your SAK!
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2013, 03:46:18 AM »
Just make a new thread!
If you're scared ask Def for permission or something. :D

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2013, 03:50:34 AM »
That's some necro thread but we're fine with that. :cheers:

I'm drinker by that definition. :drink: Only own one SAK with a backlayered phillips. All the others have a corkscrew, as any proper SAK. should. :P
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #48 on: September 23, 2013, 04:11:39 AM »
I like thread resurrections so this gets a :tu: from me.

I prefer to have the corkscrew just because I really hate using backside tools. You can't get half decent pressure on them, and they almost always close on you.


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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #49 on: September 23, 2013, 05:20:54 AM »
Mostly I am a drinker, then, as I generally prefer the corkscrew.   :drink:

The fact that the corkscrew holds the eyeglass screwdriver is yet another point in its favor.

The only exception to this is my current work EDC, a Centurion.  I actually do get enough use of the back spring phillips at work to make it worth having, and no one is allowed to drink wine there anyway, so...
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2013, 07:03:02 AM »
I'm a tinker, so I carry one (deluxe). I drink cheap beer and expensive scotch - don't need corkscrew for either.

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #51 on: September 23, 2013, 07:15:15 AM »
Im very clumsy, that Philips folded on me a couple of times. Id go with the Drinker group.

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #52 on: September 23, 2013, 08:15:10 AM »
Although there are reports that phillips are not strong enough to be useful, I still will choose the phillips over the corkscrew.  Felt more comfortable to hold the tool and I rarely drink.
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #53 on: September 23, 2013, 08:17:46 AM »
Of course the phillips, but only the old one with nailfile. ;-)
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2013, 08:43:08 AM »
Tinker for me,the CS is handy for holding the micro screwdriver but never actually use the CS,the tinker is my favourite lightweight sak options  :tu: nice resurrection  :salute:
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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2013, 09:04:31 AM »
Corkscrew all the way  :cheers:

The CS opens wine bottles, untangles knots, and holds the little precision driver, and you can  tackle many of the screws the Phillips can handle with the can opener

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2013, 09:39:57 AM »
Phillips!

Never used the CS for a cork,and Havnt even found the use for the micro driver on those SAKs I carry that do have a CS

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2013, 02:18:38 PM »
The Phillips is more useful than the corkscrew.

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2013, 03:29:23 PM »
I'd say Phillips but you can't really crack down on the back tools

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Re: SAK's - Corkscrew or Phillips?
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2013, 09:41:18 PM »
I would have to go with the corkscrew, even though I never need it for wine bottles, and all it really does is hold the mini driver.  However, it is potentially more useful in misc ways in comparison to the phillips.  Plus, the phillips isn't easy to use as a back spring tool.  It's hard to get into tighter spaces and turning it can be clumsy at times.  The inline is much better :D 

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