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Poll

So which Swisstool is your favourite and why?

Original
19 (41.3%)
RS
11 (23.9%)
X
16 (34.8%)
CS Plus
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted 46

Swisstool Poll! 3687

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Swisstool Poll!
« on: May 19, 2008, 10:26:30 PM »
For me it's the X, as I feel it's the model with the most utility, and most able to cope with the little jobs that come up from time to time :)

(BTW I did think about adding the 2 Spirit model's, but they really are different animal's to my mind :))

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Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 10:28:38 PM »
Only handled the Std version but hopefully after the meetup i'll have a better feel for the differences. I do think the X would provide the best of both worlds though :)

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 10:30:46 PM »
Funnily enough, I'm thinking of getting a Standard to use really hard as I tend to baby my X a bit as it was a gift from my folks ::)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,300 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 01:07:11 AM »
I wasn't initially interested in the RS since I never thought I`d need the serrated cutter any more than the serrated blade.  I also think all multis should have scissors, so for the longest time I thought the X was the best one.  Then I got an RS in a trade- I had no particular interest in it, even then, but I took it anyway because a friend wanted something I had, and I was really pleased with it.  It arrived shortly before I went on my vacation last year and I used it almost exclusively.  I started to like it almost instantly and it's been my preferred model ever since.

Def

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Sr. Member Posts: 486
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 01:17:09 AM »
I like the X since I use both scissors and metal file/saw. One PE blade is enough for my needs.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 01:23:58 AM »
Well, I like all of them but to be honest I prefer the RS. I like the RS better because I hate the SwissTool files ( except the Spirit's).. I also think the belt cutter is far more useful. Another thing I don't like about the STD. is how the serrated blade has a point. I would rather have a rounded tip just in case I needed to save someone etc. Also, I LOVE how the belt cutter on the RS doesn't have the pointy serrations like on my STD. models. I have not had  good luck with that pattern of serrations.. The RS is by far my favorite SwissTool! But, to be honest, I like the Spirit more than the SwissTools. I like small size and just all of the features. I find the file to be better and I prefer needle nose pliers because of their versatility. Well, they are not needle nose but a lot more so than the SwissTools! One more thing, I like the chisel on the Spirit more also! I like how it has the corner sharpened and even how the wire scraper is far bigger than on the SwissTools.

B
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Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 02:44:54 AM »
I have both an Original and an X.  For several years I EDC'd the X.  The scissors were very useful in the job I had.
These days I find the serrated blade on my Original much more useful, so I had to choose that one for the poll.

I am situational in my preferences.  I tend to keep my X for Sunday and other off work times.  If I expect hard use, I want my Original.  The same applies to my companion pocket knives, some I carry for work and some at other times.

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Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 03:16:41 AM »
Truth be known I am a fan of the original.  I owned the RS once but didn't like the tool trade.  I have a Spirit that I EDC so that is my new love.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2008, 04:09:13 AM »
But, why don't you like the RS exactly? It has a serrated blade and scissors.

B
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,300 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2008, 04:26:41 AM »
He knows- where do you think I got my RS from? :P

Def

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2008, 04:50:14 AM »
LOL! IMO, the serrated belt cutter works better than the SwissTool serrated blade any day!

B
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Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2008, 05:48:00 AM »
The X has the tools I need most.

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2008, 10:17:12 AM »
Good to see the X on top :)

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Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2008, 02:23:19 PM »
I got my RS because it was highly rated for survival and EDC on many forums and I'm glad I did.
it has everything I would like and as far as the quality, I don't have to preach to the choir! ;)

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2008, 03:14:13 PM »
I got my RS because it was highly rated for survival and EDC on many forums and I'm glad I did.
it has everything I would like and as far as the quality, I don't have to preach to the choir! ;)
Like you say mate, no preaching required mate, we all know how great the the Swisstank eh tool, really is :)

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Sr. Member Posts: 288
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2008, 04:03:14 PM »
The X model because the scissors.
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,539 Aggressive in defence
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2008, 09:33:42 PM »
I have two Std's and one RS . I used to have an X model but that went to live with another forum member . I'm not a huge fan of the Swisstools file but I do like two blades and especially a blunt tip serrated blade so the RS is a natural choice for me . Second choice would be the Std with the X coming in third .The curved belt cutter on the RS out performs many other expensive rescue knives and will cut through rope , clothing , webbing with ease and is easy to sharpen on a Spyderco Sharpmaker , just a shame its not one handed opening although I doubt it ever will due to the amount of European countries banning one handed opening .
Despite being around for over ten years the Swisstool is still one of the best Multitools on the market and some (  ;) ) would consider the best .

Dunc
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Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2008, 10:12:21 PM »

Despite being around for over ten years the Swisstool is still one of the best Multitools on the market and some (  ;) ) would consider the best .

Dunc
Put me down in the 'ST is the best' catagory mate :)

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Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2008, 01:45:18 AM »
While not a huge fan of the Swisstool, I picked the Original because it doesn't have the scissors.  I've never used the scissors on any multi that I've owned.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2008, 01:52:59 AM »
Then how come you just didn't buy an ALX or an XTi? Then, you would have had an extra bit driver!

B
Hero Member Posts: 777 J-sews Fan Club-- Member #0001
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2008, 02:27:37 AM »
I do have the XTi.  I got it used from our good friend Supertentorial.  It's in my GHB.

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Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2008, 03:24:00 AM »
hardto pick between the original and the cs plus. the bits are nice. maybe the X is better!
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Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2008, 08:32:35 PM »
I can't really comment as I only have the std version that paired with my climber took care of any tasks (have I mentioned that I really miss my climber I hope that something horrible befalls  the s o b who has it )
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2008, 10:38:34 PM »
I can't really comment as I only have the std version that paired with my climber took care of any tasks (have I mentioned that I really miss my climber I hope that something horrible befalls  the s o b who has it )
I hope so to mate >:D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2008, 11:26:32 PM »
If I carry a Std. I will just pair it up with a Micra. But, as I said I really loathe the SwissTool file!

B
Hero Member Posts: 872 "Southbound Whatchya Leave Behind Ya?"
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2008, 12:50:53 AM »
I like the X because of the scissors.

dtrain

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2008, 02:51:17 AM »
Dang, I would have never thought that the X was most popular. I would have thought the Standard, but, I was wrong. I don't understand why Victorinox has a different file for their SwissTool's and Spirits. The Spirit file is so much more coarse and aggressive than the Swisstool's.. I think the metal saw works better on the Spirit also. BTW, I need to have a serrated blade on my multitools. I just have gotten used to it, I guess. Plus, the belt cutter works twice as good as the Standard's serrated blade, IMO!

B
Full Member Posts: 228
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2008, 01:42:41 AM »
this poll shows that a Swisstool that has all 5 main tools (PE blade, serrated blade, saw, file, and mini scissors) would sell well.  Replace one straight edge screw driver with a mini scissors and..... voila ! .....a "Swisstool 5".     
Turd Bucket No Life Club Posts: 2,633
Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2008, 04:52:44 PM »
I wish they had a model with a file, sizzors??, and a serrated blade.
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Re: Swisstool Poll!
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2008, 09:36:51 PM »
The X is the one I have and the one I'd vote for, but I have to agree, the file is pretty poo.  :(

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