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The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!

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The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
on: August 08, 2016, 05:52:16 PM
Some of you may remember the original Great Two Dollar Challenge and the Terriffic $20 Challenge and I alluded to the potential for a $5 Challenge in the future.  Well, the future is NOW!

The rules, for those not familiar, are, that I have to buy ten tools, at $5US or less including shipping for them to be valid.  I will then have to review each tool and determine if they were worth the $5 I spent on them.  Off to eBay I go!

Here is what I have so far:

1- BLACK UTILITY POCKET KNIFE BOX CUTTER BOTTLE OPENER SCREWDRIVER EDC MULTI TOOL


2- Outdoor Keys Holder Screwdriver Wrench Carabiner Quickdraw Keyring Multi Tool


3- Outdoor EDC Portable Pocket Multi Tool Keyring Bottle Opener Wrench Screwdriver


4- EDC Gear Pocket Multi Tool Stainless Steel Tactical Keychain Wrench (bidding


5- 20 in 1 Multi-Tools Metal Black Stainless Pocket Tool Keychain


6- CHIC Outdoor Survival Stainless Steel Multi Tool Plier Portable Compact Fashion


7- 12 In 1 Survival Stainless Steel Screwdriver Wrench Opener EDC Pocket Multi Tool


8- EDC Punisher Multi Tool Pocket Pry Bar Crowbar Wrench Bottle Opener Outdoor Camp


9- EDC Pocket folding Knife Cut Survival Multi tool folding keychain Bottle Opener


10- EDC Multi Tool Screwdriver Keychain Bottle Opener Kit For Outdoor Camping Hiking


As you can see, we have a real mixed bag this time!  Carabiner tools, knife based tools, and even a plier based tool!   :tu:

I will say one thing for sure- if this had been the $10 Challenge, or had I been in the US and not had to deal with exorbitant shipping costs, there is an awful lot of options in this price range.  I was unable to bid on a used Leatherman Sidekick because the seller didn't deal internationally (so why list it internationally?  ???), a couple of Gerber MP600 variants that came too high with shipping (but wouldn't have in the US) and some other stuff that looked pretty interesting as well.  I have no doubt that with a small amount of patience and some homework, a US based member could get a heck of a deal.  I'd love to see the results of everyone else's $5 Challenge attempts!   :pok:

But, this is the $5 Challenge, not the Complaining About Geography Challenge so let's get on with it!

I'm going to post the contender photos in the Cheap & Cheerful section again, but I will link to them to (try to!) keep everything straight! 

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 06:02:27 PM
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 06:16:04 PM
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #3 on: August 09, 2016, 03:19:14 PM
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 08:43:07 PM
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #5 on: August 10, 2016, 10:37:49 PM
How about .50 cents challenge  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #6 on: August 10, 2016, 10:57:19 PM
 :sa:  :D
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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #8 on: August 11, 2016, 12:31:19 AM
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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #9 on: August 11, 2016, 12:36:43 AM
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #10 on: August 11, 2016, 12:57:01 AM
Some of you may remember the original Great Two Dollar Challenge and the Terriffic $20 Challenge and I alluded to the potential for a $5 Challenge in the future.  Well, the future is NOW!

The rules, for those not familiar, are, that I have to buy ten tools, at $5US or less including shipping for them to be valid.  I will then have to review each tool and determine if they were worth the $5 I spent on them.  Off to eBay I go!

Here is what I have so far:

1- BLACK UTILITY POCKET KNIFE BOX CUTTER BOTTLE OPENER SCREWDRIVER EDC MULTI TOOL
(Image removed from quote.)

2- Outdoor Keys Holder Screwdriver Wrench Carabiner Quickdraw Keyring Multi Tool
(Image removed from quote.)

3- Outdoor EDC Portable Pocket Multi Tool Keyring Bottle Opener Wrench Screwdriver
(Image removed from quote.)

4- EDC Gear Pocket Multi Tool Stainless Steel Tactical Keychain Wrench (bidding
(Image removed from quote.)

5- 20 in 1 Multi-Tools Metal Black Stainless Pocket Tool Keychain
(Image removed from quote.)

6- CHIC Outdoor Survival Stainless Steel Multi Tool Plier Portable Compact Fashion
(Image removed from quote.)

7- 12 In 1 Survival Stainless Steel Screwdriver Wrench Opener EDC Pocket Multi Tool
(Image removed from quote.)

8- EDC Punisher Multi Tool Pocket Pry Bar Crowbar Wrench Bottle Opener Outdoor Camp
(Image removed from quote.)

9- EDC Pocket folding Knife Cut Survival Multi tool folding keychain Bottle Opener
(Image removed from quote.)

10- EDC Multi Tool Screwdriver Keychain Bottle Opener Kit For Outdoor Camping Hiking
(Image removed from quote.)

As you can see, we have a real mixed bag this time!  Carabiner tools, knife based tools, and even a plier based tool!   :tu:

I will say one thing for sure- if this had been the $10 Challenge, or had I been in the US and not had to deal with exorbitant shipping costs, there is an awful lot of options in this price range.  I was unable to bid on a used Leatherman Sidekick because the seller didn't deal internationally (so why list it internationally?  ???), a couple of Gerber MP600 variants that came too high with shipping (but wouldn't have in the US) and some other stuff that looked pretty interesting as well.  I have no doubt that with a small amount of patience and some homework, a US based member could get a heck of a deal.  I'd love to see the results of everyone else's $5 Challenge attempts!   :pok:

But, this is the $5 Challenge, not the Complaining About Geography Challenge so let's get on with it!

I'm going to post the contender photos in the Cheap & Cheerful section again, but I will link to them to (try to!) keep everything straight! 

Def

Isn't that last one a blatant copy of a tool designed by one of our own?


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #11 on: August 11, 2016, 02:07:38 AM
You noticed that too huh?  :P

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #12 on: August 11, 2016, 02:07:50 PM
the seller didn't deal internationally (so why list it internationally?  ???)

I come across this very often. Usually with LM Minis.  :rant:

But, this is the $5 Challenge, not the Complaining About Geography Challenge so let's get on with it!

There should be a 'Complaining About Geography' Challenge, but it would be grim.  :facepalm:


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #13 on: August 11, 2016, 02:11:44 PM

Isn't that last one a blatant copy of a tool designed by one of our own?

Aren't all these OPTs and small tools copies? Wrench That Fits, LM Mako, that punisher opt, that black thing with the rotating part, the octopus bike tool, and the RUT cutter.


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #14 on: August 12, 2016, 12:13:30 PM

Isn't that last one a blatant copy of a tool designed by one of our own?

Aren't all these OPTs and small tools copies? Wrench That Fits, LM Mako, that punisher opt, that black thing with the rotating part, the octopus bike tool, and the RUT cutter.

Yeah, that 'black thing' is a copy of True Utility FIXR :facepalm:
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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #15 on: August 12, 2016, 12:59:15 PM
The original #5 costs about €24 here...

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #16 on: August 12, 2016, 02:54:17 PM
The original #5 costs about €24 here...

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When the Challenge is done I'll sell it to you for half that!  :D

Contender 5 is up:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67886.0.html

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #17 on: August 12, 2016, 04:19:52 PM
The original #5 costs about €24 here...

 :facepalm:

When the Challenge is done I'll sell it to you for half that!  :D

Contender 5 is up:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67886.0.html

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #18 on: August 13, 2016, 11:22:49 PM
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #19 on: August 15, 2016, 12:17:16 AM
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #20 on: August 15, 2016, 11:09:21 AM
I like hearing your thoughts, Grant, as I've had some of these for a while...





my favorite is the black one!





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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #21 on: August 15, 2016, 03:32:06 PM
Contender 8 is posted! 

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67945.0.html

We are in the home stretch now!

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #22 on: August 18, 2016, 02:34:52 PM
Contender 9 is posted!

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67995.0.html

One more to go!

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #23 on: August 19, 2016, 08:59:19 PM
Tenth and final contender posted!

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,68008.0.html

Now all we need is for the silly things to start showing up in my mailbox! 

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #24 on: August 23, 2016, 09:52:40 PM
Contender 1 has arrived and I've posted my initial thoughts!

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67809.0.html

I'm hoping this one is a lot better in use than it appears initially.   ::)

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #25 on: August 23, 2016, 10:12:22 PM
Just now seeing this thread for some reason  :sa: Very cool Def :tu: now to read all of them :facepalm: :D


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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #26 on: August 24, 2016, 12:39:13 AM
I suppose I can forgive you for missing the thread until now... after all, you are new here and not necessarily used to our ways....  :ahhh

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #27 on: August 25, 2016, 01:56:39 AM
Contender 4 has arrived today.  Here are my initial thoughts on it:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67861.0.html

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #28 on: August 25, 2016, 03:09:28 AM
I suppose I can forgive you for missing the thread until now... after all, you are new here and not necessarily used to our ways....  :ahhh

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Re: The Fantastic $5 Multitool Challenge!
Reply #29 on: August 25, 2016, 03:19:02 AM
I suppose I can forgive you for missing the thread until now... after all, you are new here and not necessarily used to our ways....  :ahhh

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