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Should I get a Farmer or a Hiker ?

A Hiker
6 (26.1%)
a Farmer
17 (73.9%)

Total Members Voted 23

Should I get Farmer or Hiker ? help me choose 1969

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Re: Should I get Farmer or Hiker ? help me choose
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2016, 06:18:35 PM »
Are the can opener and bottle opener a bit thicker on the Farmer as well ?
i'm wondering because I sometimes use them as levers

The can opener is the same (also on 111mm Vics, by the way) but the flat head/bottle opener is slightly bigger.

My 111mm Outrider had the same size bottle opener, not larger than the 91mm size. I think maybe it's only the liner lock 111mm models with the larger one. Or maybe it's after a certain year they switched?

My farmer's bottle opener is bigger as described. I definitely look to the farmer when I want a sturdier tool. Not sure what a break-test would show, but I feel more confident using it as a pry bar than a Cellidor model.

-JJL
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No Life Club Posts: 3,380
Re: Should I get Farmer or Hiker ? help me choose
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2016, 06:48:27 PM »
The pins on the 93 mm models have a 44% bigger cross section (3 ** 2 / 2.5 ** 2), so I would expect a 93 mm to handle significantly worse abuse than a 91. Thicker tools and outermost scale being thicker aluminum vs thin aluminum and an old type of plastic doesn't paint a prettier picture for the 91 mm.

On the other hand, I still prefer the 91 mm for different reasons, and http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,46255.0.html demonstrated the 91 mms being no shrinking violets. :D

"Not as strong" isn't the same as "not strong enough", though that will of course vary for different users. (And then you quickly get closer to fixed blade territory.)
No Life Club Posts: 3,380
Re: Should I get Farmer or Hiker ? help me choose
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2016, 06:50:49 PM »
"Thise little red knives can't handle real work": http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,46255.msg754533.html#msg754533

 :rofl:
No Life Club Posts: 3,189
Re: Should I get Farmer or Hiker ? help me choose
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2016, 01:50:03 PM »
Have you considered some of the Delemont line (basically wengers) My S18 has the perfect tool set for my light carry days. Scissors, saw, locking blade, nail file, opener/screwdriver combos (flat and phillips), phillips, and awl and it is only 3 layers. If you do not want a locking blade get the one without a "S" in front of it. On days I carry this all I normally carry with it (mt wise) is one of those tiny swisstech folding pliers.


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