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BUCK TOOL 4282

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BUCK TOOL
« on: September 04, 2006, 02:55:57 AM »
Do any of my fellow toolheads own a Buck Tool from the old days?
I know where I can pick one up for cheap and I am tempted just because it looks so lonely and sad sitting in the glass store cabinet covered in dust surrounded  by a bunch of new fangled Leathermans and Vics.........is it worth having just for the heck of it?

Kap

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,304 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 03:24:52 AM »
The Buck Tool is actually pretty neat.  I snagged mine for about $20 and was impressed that while used, the black coating wasn't the least bit scratched.  I also like the fact that the tools are marked on the outside of the plier handle so you know which side to open to get the screwdriver, blade etc.

I haven't gotten around to posting my review of it yet, but here are some of the highlights:

Handles are marked with what tools are inside

Black coat is virtually indestructable

Handles are comfortable

Can be opened one handed if need be

All the tools lock solidly

It's a pretty neat tool.  It won't hold up to a more modern tool, but Buck has a good rep for a reason.
Def
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Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2006, 06:22:04 AM »
 ;)I have one that I like and keep in one of my "GO" bags.

T
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,304 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2006, 01:56:25 PM »
I think it's a decent little multi, and I would probably carry it if I had a decent sheath for it.  I do find that the tools are a little small though.  The handles are nicely contoured, but the screwdrivers are stubby and the blades seem almost microscopic in comparison.
But, the anodizing is great and the selection of tools is adequate, although it might be nice if they managed to get a woodsaw and a pair of scissors in there too.
Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Jr. Member Posts: 52 I'm the one they call Dr FeelGood
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2006, 10:41:15 PM »
I had one once and thought it was pretty neat.I thought that the three sided philips was kind of weird though

Yabba dabba doo!
Administrator Administrator Sr. Member Posts: 317
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006, 04:58:25 AM »
Fred your crazy  :o   I always wanted one since I heard Def talk about his  ;D
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2006, 04:11:29 AM »
I really like the Buck Tool. Yah, it's not as sophisticated as the latest L-man's or Vic's, but its still cool.

(Quit stalking that thing kapt kopter, and go buy it!)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Sr. Member Posts: 338
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2006, 04:37:54 AM »
Thats a classy looking tool.

What are they asking for it? Maybe if it has been in the case for a long while they will clearance it out.
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2006, 04:49:08 AM »
......and then after you buy it, post a pic so we can see what version you got! (There are several.)

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: 61,304 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2006, 11:42:28 AM »
I picked mine up for about $20 used, but in good shape.
Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Newbie Posts: 20
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2006, 05:30:53 PM »
Don't waste your money on this one if you want a tool that is good.Get a used Leatherman from ebay for $20 and thank me later for it
A99S

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,304 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2006, 09:21:00 PM »
I am sure that it's really more of a matter of "To each his own."  Personally I don't think the Buck Tool is all that bad.
Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2006, 11:11:39 PM »
The BuckTool was pretty hot stuff in its day. (It was the first standard size multi with all locking blades.) But now it's design is over 10 years old, and the latest models are a lot more sophisticated.

I don't care, I still like having one around.   :)

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: 61,304 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2006, 02:05:45 AM »
I agree.  I think it's an important part of multi tool evolution, just like some of the other tools that are pretty outdated.  Look at the PST for example.  It was the start of the current multitool industry, but it also epitomizes all the things that are "wrong" with multitools as well such as painful handles, tool clumping, non locking tools etc. 
But you won't get mine away from me without prying it from my cold, dead hands!
Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,540 Aggressive in defence
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2006, 07:52:07 PM »
Don't waste your money on this one if you want a tool that is good.Get a used Leatherman from ebay for $20 and thank me later for it
A99S

I think maybe were looking at it from a collecting point of view rather than EDC , and are you sure about the Leatherman ,I'd go for a Swisstool  ;)

Dunc
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: BUCK TOOL
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2006, 10:44:10 PM »
Hmmm. Point conceded.

Although I like owning a BuckTool, and showing it off occasionally, I don't EDC it. Current multis are just so much more capable.

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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