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Why the cork screw? 2483

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Why the cork screw?
« on: April 12, 2015, 09:40:10 PM »
I'm sure others have asked......but this just came to me....
I know it has unlimited potential to open bottle of wine, BUT......who's toting wine with them as often
as their knife?  If bourbon came with a cork.....then I'd understand.... :cheers:


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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 09:46:21 PM »
Corkscrews are good for undoing knots in boot laces, especially if they're muddy or otherwise gunked up.
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 09:48:38 PM »
you mean the screwdriver holder? :p
I don't often have need for it, but those times we've been stuck without a corkscrew, it's made me the hero. It's also the only back tool that functions better as a mid- handle tool than it would on the end,
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 10:11:46 PM »
you mean the screwdriver holder? :p

I have to admit.......I thoughy to myself....what the hell is he talking about ???

Then, I opened both blades  :facepalm: (cork screw and screwdriver) and though who was the
genious who thought of that? 

Thanks for taxing my last brain cell Peter!   :tu:
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 03:36:50 AM »
I hate the corkscrew, mostly because it's always on a knife I want but would rather have the phillips driver and they either don't make it with the phillips or it's discontinued.
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2015, 03:43:43 AM »
I hate the corkscrew, mostly because it's always on a knife I want but would rather have the phillips driver and they either don't make it with the phillips or it's discontinued.
Quick derail: just to tie into the other thread, swapping a Phillips in for a cork screw is a great first mod :)  Please continue on...
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 04:03:58 AM »
I hate the corkscrew, mostly because it's always on a knife I want but would rather have the phillips driver and they either don't make it with the phillips or it's discontinued.
Quick derail: just to tie into the other thread, swapping a Phillips in for a cork screw is a great first mod :)  Please continue on...
Hmm... true true good point my friend.
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 04:26:56 AM »
I use the corkscrew for untying knots and things like that. I like it because it carries the small screwdriver as well.


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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 05:02:09 AM »
The CS is there to make the SAK uncomfortable to hold and so that it wobbles when you sit it on a table. :pok:

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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2015, 08:10:12 AM »
Enough wine around here to easily justify the corkscrew.
I even carry a True Utility Twistik on my other keys in case my SAK is  a handicapped one.

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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 08:15:36 AM »
I use the corkscrew for untying knots and things like that. I like it because it carries the small screwdriver as well.


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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 09:35:30 AM »
I use the corkscrew for untying knots and things like that. I like it because it carries the small screwdriver as well.


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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2015, 10:20:14 AM »
I hate the corkscrew, mostly because it's always on a knife I want but would rather have the phillips driver and they either don't make it with the phillips or it's discontinued.
Quick derail: just to tie into the other thread, swapping a Phillips in for a cork screw is a great first mod :)  Please continue on...

this will be my first mod when i finnally get round to it  :facepalm:
Sr. Member Posts: 454
Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2015, 10:39:21 AM »
I get the argument, but the cellidors just don´t look right without the corkscrew.
The mini screwdriver in the corkscrew is also handy not only for small straight screws but also for really small philips of the type that is on battery cases and other electronics.
Otherwise you lack capabilty of small screws that are so common if you happen to go without a rambler/manager/minichamp. That scenario is probably not likely with the forumites here but anyway....
« Last Edit: April 13, 2015, 10:42:55 AM by Mextreme »
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2015, 11:14:53 AM »
I get the argument, but the cellidors just don´t look right without the corkscrew.
The mini screwdriver in the corkscrew is also handy not only for small straight screws but also for really small philips of the type that is on battery cases and other electronics.
Otherwise you lack capabilty of small screws that are so common if you happen to go without a rambler/manager/minichamp. That scenario is probably not likely with the forumites here but anyway....


lol got small screw driver covered on my keychain  :rofl:
Sr. Member Posts: 441
Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2015, 12:25:36 PM »
I've actually used the corkscrew to remove door handles at work. The tip gets to the retainer quite nicely....when someone else is using my small screwdriver.
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2015, 12:28:27 PM »
My OHT has the screw driver and I would prefer the corkscrew.
I bought it for camp and totally missed the fact that it was lacking the cork screw.

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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2015, 12:37:25 PM »
why the can opener  :D

why the hook  :D

Whippy tested the back philips a few years ago, by the way, and it had a very weak pin section.

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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2015, 01:13:29 PM »
It's the sort of tool you think "oh, why would I need this?" until something happens... like you are terribly drunk with friends and you need to open that bottle...
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2015, 01:52:04 PM »
It's the sort of tool you think "oh, why would I need this?" until something happens... like you are terribly drunk with friends and you need to open that bottle...

Correct: The corkscrew is definitely the tool with the highest potential to convert the owner a true hero.
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2015, 01:55:27 PM »
why the can opener  :D

why the hook  :D

Whippy tested the back philips a few years ago, by the way, and it had a very weak pin section.

this is a worry  :-\ would a ss rod  be better  :think: ,was hoping to do this mod today but after 2 hours of cleaning mine and the kids bikes they want to take them down the park  :-\
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2015, 01:58:05 PM »
The CS is there to make the SAK uncomfortable to hold and so that it wobbles when you sit it on a table. :pok:

Of course, it's a design feature!  Explains why they built the wobble into the Spirit...
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2015, 02:18:42 PM »
In my world, the corkscrew takes up valuable space that could be utilized for other tools, it makes the MT wider in the pocket, and it serves no useful purpose except to irritate me.  I have never used the corkscrew on a SAK.

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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2015, 07:09:57 PM »
Just sorting this CS issue  :D
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2015, 07:48:13 PM »
Actually, I love wine...

And Actually, when I once bought a bottle of cool wine... (lots of hte wine here's sold in other containers, not glass bottles)... it turned out the only available cork screw in the flat was that on the Swisschamp!  :ahhh I was sooo grateful for it, loool. If it hadn't been for it, I'd have died staring at the bottle, lol.

So.. I've really needed a cork screw only once, but it was enough to earn my respect, lol.
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2015, 09:19:42 PM »
It's the sort of tool you think "oh, why would I need this?" until something happens... like you are terribly drunk with friends and you need to open that bottle...
I had that happen once, I used my corkscrewless super tinker to remove a large screw from the lock of the hotel room we were in then screwed it Into the cork. Then I took a little paracord and made a loop handle to pop it out :). See no need for a dedicated corkscrew lol.
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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2015, 10:19:56 PM »

Just sorting this CS issue  :D
but the swisschamp already has a great Phillips on it



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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2015, 10:21:03 PM »
Try a small LED light in that spot


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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2015, 10:26:07 PM »

Just sorting this CS issue  :D
but the swisschamp already has a great Phillips on it



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Re: Why the cork screw?
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2015, 04:41:21 AM »
No one has mentioned the recent discovery that if tourqued too hard.  the backside phillips can snap off due to the thin shank/tang of the driver. 

Some forum members have had this happen to them


 

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