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Which swisstool..... 4970

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Which swisstool.....
« on: November 01, 2006, 04:24:05 AM »
Which swisstool should a "swisstool" virgin buy first?  I am looking for some good advice,  I have read darn near all these threads and it's pretty confusing.  Short of buying all of them because they all have their great points as everyone has pointed out, I'd like a pretty much united opinion of which should be the "first".  What ONE tool would you give someone in hopes to make the best lasting impression?  That would probably be the one I want first.  I only have two tools now,  :-[ older Gerber and a LM Charge Ti.  The Gerber makes a great paperweight and I love the Charge. I really like the looks of the swisstools and want to get one. Thanks for the input guys.

Jim
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,057 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006, 12:52:09 PM »
I would say that the "best" first one would be the X because of the scissors.

Def

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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2006, 04:23:11 PM »
I would agree that the X would be the best choice of the larger Swisstools.  If you don't need something quite so "heavy duty" or large, get the Spirit.  It's a nicer size for carry and also has a great set of tools.

- Terry

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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006, 08:32:49 PM »
The X is a good choice but only if you want scissors  , which I do but I dont want a file so I EDC  RS (it has a curved serrated rescue/belt cutter blade instead of a file . If you do alot of cutting and need two blades , one serrated and one plain , ideal if you want one for food then the std one may be what you want .You just need to write down all the tools that you need/use frequently , then choose .

Dunc
Sr. Member Posts: 321
Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006, 08:37:42 PM »
Thanks for the input so far....
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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2006, 09:30:26 PM »
I carry an X at work where I am more likely to need scissors.  My weekend carry is an Original, when I am more likely to need/want a second hard use blade.  I can heartily recommend either as a 'first'.

I normally pair the X with an pioneer pruner to a couple of blade options.  The original is most ofent paired with a Super Tinker.  Lately, for some reason, I've been sticking a black bladed OHT in my pocket to accompany either of the SwissTools.

Yeah, I'm a SAKaholic.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,057 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2006, 09:31:40 PM »
Nothing wrong with that at all... :P

Catcher- you should have started a poll!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006, 03:27:48 AM »
I think your first Swisstool should be a Spirit.
If you want the scissors, get the original Spirit. If you want a pointy knife blade instead of scissors, get the Spirit S.
But either way, the Spirit is the latest and greatest offering from Victorinox. The regular SwissTool, X, and RS are larger, heavier tools. (although they are now sold with the same plier head as the smaller Spirit) I guess I tend to think of the older tools as heavy duty workhorses, whereas the Spirit is a newer and more evolved recreational tool. Buy it, and you'll be showing it off to your friends at every opportunity.

And in the end, it doesn't much matter which SwissTool you buy first. Because as you hang around this place, you'll be buying all of them eventually!  :laugh:

 

   
« Last Edit: November 02, 2006, 03:29:33 AM by J-sews »

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2006, 08:27:06 AM »
. (although they are now sold with the same plier head as the smaller Spirit)
 

   

Same style but the Swisstools is still slightly bigger and the Spirits slightly pointier .

Dunc
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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2006, 01:16:58 PM »
Same style but the Swisstools is still slightly bigger and the Spirits slightly pointier .

Dunc

Oops, sorry about that error. I don't have one of the new plier heads. From the pictures I've seen, I thought they were the same.

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2006, 06:56:14 PM »
Same style but the Swisstools is still slightly bigger and the Spirits slightly pointier .

Dunc

Oops, sorry about that error. I don't have one of the new plier heads. From the pictures I've seen, I thought they were the same.

I will see if I can do a side by side pic tonight for you . Love your pics btw  :) I really really like the signed Swisstool , I want one .

Dunc
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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2006, 02:19:44 AM »
I will see if I can do a side by side pic tonight for you . Love your pics btw  :) I really really like the signed Swisstool , I want one .

Dunc

Thanks!

I look forward to the side-by-side.

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2006, 08:19:35 AM »
Here you go , sorry about the pic quality .





Dunc
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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2006, 12:00:52 PM »
Ahh yes. I see what you mean; both are the same "style", but the Spirit is slightly narrower than the SwissTool.

Thanks for the pic.

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2006, 10:40:09 AM »
So Jim have you decided which one to get yet ?  :)

Dunc
Sr. Member Posts: 321
Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2006, 11:55:35 PM »
So Jim have you decided which one to get yet ?  :)

Dunc

Well, I have spent the money I had for that on the Leatherman Supertool 200 pack at Costco and another KF4...But yes, I have made up my mind which tool I want.  I would like the Swisstool RS, it has the items I use most on a multi...Pointed knife and scissors, and it also has a longer phillips screwdriver to get in to those little toys a little easier and an awl or reamer whatever its actually called.  So, after I save up again this is my choice.  Thanks for all the input guys, i appreciate it.
Sr. Member Posts: 321
Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2006, 05:14:24 AM »
So Jim have you decided which one to get yet ?  :)

Dunc

I have ordered the Swisstool RS and can not wait to get it....so much so I did 2 day delivery :o  I "should" have it by Wednesday  :) :) :) :) :)
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2006, 03:48:10 AM »
Cool!

(And the nice thing about getting it in November is that it legally cannot yet be considered a Christmas present, so you still qualify for your full allotment of presents!)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Sr. Member Posts: 321
Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2006, 03:56:54 AM »
Awesome...however my wife considers it a late B-day present...It was the 14th....
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2006, 04:22:47 AM »
Bummer dude. You can't win against that kind of female logic.   ;)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,057 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Which swisstool.....
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2006, 09:13:20 PM »
This is the sound of me not touching that one with a ten foot pole...

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.

 

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