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Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here. 4667

Hero Member Posts: 775 "What is the riddle of steel?"
Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« on: June 24, 2013, 03:16:03 PM »
Here's mine. Got it as a stocking stuffer for Christmas about 20 years ago I think. Found it in the bottom of my tool box the other day. The edge is actually not that bad, nail file just makes it, screwdriver and bottle opener have never seen action. Somehow it has managed to stay together on a single rivet. On quiet nights at home, I can hear it rusting away.

Eventually even McGyver got himself a Leatherman
No Life Club Posts: 4,712 I'm an Adult?!?! When did that happen?
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 03:29:03 PM »
If my better half sees the title of this thread she'll probably sign up just to post a pic of me  :facepalm:

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Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 07:21:18 PM »
I have two of these

They are the same width as a 65mm Wenger (shown in picture) but are a little shorter

They both have extremely dull blades and there are no nail nicks on the nail files. I have to admit though at least the nail file is functional. It is also tapered at the end which makes it function well as a nail cleaner.
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Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 08:58:54 PM »
If my better half sees the title of this thread she'll probably sign up just to post a pic of me  :facepalm:
Beat me to it. I knew someone would say this.  :rofl:

Hero Member Posts: 615 Don't send flowers, but marlin spikes!
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 05:39:05 PM »
...and the bits tend to fall out too.

Antonio
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 11:12:44 PM »
I am glad to say, I don't own my most useless tool anymore. It was one of those cheap Survival knives that everyone got back when 'First Blood' came out. It was worse than the $3 SAK knock-offs.

This is its modern-day equivalent.
http://www.survivalcenter.us/product/ultimate-survival-knife-kit
No Life Club Posts: 4,712 I'm an Adult?!?! When did that happen?
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 12:10:02 AM »
I am glad to say, I don't own my most useless tool anymore. It was one of those cheap Survival knives that everyone got back when 'First Blood' came out. It was worse than the $3 SAK knock-offs.

This is its modern-day equivalent.
http://www.survivalcenter.us/product/ultimate-survival-knife-kit

I thought THIS would be the modern-day equivalent. :whistle:


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,497 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013, 01:16:24 AM »
That is not that bad of a knife. Compare it to one of those horrible 80s hollow handle tang-less Rambo survival knives. Hmmm...they still make them these days come to think of it.

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No Life Club Posts: 4,712 I'm an Adult?!?! When did that happen?
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013, 06:57:04 AM »
That is not that bad of a knife. Compare it to one of those horrible 80s hollow handle tang-less Rambo survival knives. Hmmm...they still make them these days come to think of it.

yeah, I know...

I was just poking smurf at Gerber and at the types who would buy this knife, good or not, just because it was a Bear Grills knife, like buying one of those "survival" knives because that's what Rambo had.

Be as silly as buying a SAK just because that's what Macgyver uses... no, wait...  :facepalm:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,837 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2013, 09:47:05 AM »
I'm pretty sure I have a winner for this thread  ;)









Note: None of the implements (except the nail clippers) are even made of steel  :D :D



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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,497 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2013, 12:54:44 PM »
That is epically insane. Why do I want one now?  :think:

Oh wait...the toe nail clipper is not detachable...ewww. Scratch that notion. toe nail clippers and eating utensils shouldn't go hand in hand together.  :D

« Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 12:56:32 PM by Chako »

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,242 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2013, 08:45:26 PM »
I'm pretty sure I have a winner for this thread  ;)

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Note: None of the implements (except the nail clippers) are even made of steel  :D :D

 :rofl: :rofl: :tu: Man, that's awful! Nice find though!

Here's my saddest tool. It constantly comes loose and I have to tighten its ligatures or the blades go wobbly. The interior implements keep falling out and gravity does its thing with a handle that won't stay still. The pliers head is surprisingly good and the metal on this thing is decent for 12€ but machined awfully. I can't just throw this thing away (honestly, I wonder why that is) so I keep it for all the dirtiest jobs out in the garden. A sad, sad tool this is  :D

Omnia vincit amor. Vae victis.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,658 Tool Carrying Linux User
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2013, 09:40:13 PM »
This was a gift from my father in law, he meant well, but I an not too happy with it

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Hero Member Posts: 775 "What is the riddle of steel?"
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2013, 04:01:55 AM »
Sexy

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Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2013, 04:56:53 AM »
Sorry guppie


CHEERS
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,242 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2013, 02:18:25 AM »
This one most certainly is the saddest tool I own, including worthless dedicated ones that I keep for no particular reason. I bought it during my vacations in August.

It bears no brand but it is called the Worker. It is some pathetic SOG and Leatherman cross-clone and it is utterly useless.

You can see that starting by the sheath. This Worker isn't eager to leave its cocoon, the lock tabs get caught firmly on the outer seams and it takes much persuasion skills to get it out. Good job I won't have to do that often.

I can't believe how blunt these impements are. I simply couldn't cut my skin with its knife blades even if I wanted to. The locks are being very helpful, the serrated blade just folded back the first time I checked how strong they are with no opposition whatsoever. The piano flaps weren't protective at all in this case either.
There are two flat screwdrivers of equal size located side by side on this tool only one of them is disguised as a bottle opener  :facepalm: . The pliers are worthless as well, they are too thin at their tip and the handles are practically preventing eachother from functioning; there is no room between them around the pivot. The finish on the pliers is different than the rest of the tool. The handles and the implements seem chrome-plated. The hues are depicted fairly enough I think. Oh, I forgot: the plain edge (what edge  :think: ? ) came with two white spots on it.

Honestly, I can't help wondering why would someone make this...tool...and then sell it. Then again I bought this thing for the sheer stupidity of it  :think:

I hope you enjoy:

Omnia vincit amor. Vae victis.
No Life Club Posts: 2,256 This isn't me, but I'm just as dysfunctional
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2013, 02:42:41 AM »
 :oops:

An impulse buy as Amazon were selling them cheap.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,685 Stranger in a Strange Land
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2013, 02:49:41 AM »
I do not own any.

any tool I end up with get gave away to friends/family if I don't like it.

cool thread

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Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2013, 03:29:29 AM »
Sorry guppie

Beat me to it.

I got a Mini Guppie at TSA sale for three bucks. I think I over paid a little. Interesting concept, just not executed well.

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2013, 03:49:41 AM »
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Sorry guppie


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Argh! :poh:

 I love the Guppie! :ahhh

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2013, 03:51:54 AM »


This POS that I thought would have SOME quality with Stihl printed on it
« Last Edit: September 06, 2013, 03:56:55 AM by Mr. Whippy »

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,837 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2013, 10:53:33 AM »
Sorry guppie

Beat me to it.

I got a Mini Guppie at TSA sale for three bucks. I think I over paid a little. Interesting concept, just not executed well.

The Li'l Guppie is about the most functional and versatile suspension clip on the market ...


(old pic, and this combo is no longer carried)

 :P ... though as a standalone multitool, it is a little limited



The cantankerous but occasionally useful member, formally known as 50ft-trad
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Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2013, 10:50:00 PM »
This has been hanging around in my desk for years, can't say as it has ever performed a useful function yet, the pliers are really sturdy as you can see.


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Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2013, 12:38:17 AM »
I'm pretty sure I have a winner for this thread  ;)

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Note: None of the implements (except the nail clippers) are even made of steel  :D :D

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Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2013, 01:54:24 AM »
I've got this

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Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2013, 01:02:19 AM »
I've got this
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I had something like with like plastic scales... I recently gave away a bunch of useless tools so I can't post a picture.
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Re: Post your sadest, cheapest or most useless tool here.
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2013, 04:12:02 AM »
Here's mine. Got it as a stocking stuffer for Christmas about 20 years ago I think. Found it in the bottom of my tool box the other day. The edge is actually not that bad, nail file just makes it, screwdriver and bottle opener have never seen action. Somehow it has managed to stay together on a single rivet. On quiet nights at home, I can hear it rusting away.

I had this when I was very young. Like 9. It was my first pocket knife and I was very proud of it. I need to dig it out of the basement someday....  :tu:  I actually think mine never rusted.

 

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