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Handymonday - Handyman Monday

nl Offline Mactire404

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Handymonday - Handyman Monday
on: January 23, 2017, 07:19:09 AM
It seems the Handyman isn't getting much love.
Are there any member that have and carry a Handyman?

Here's mine, on Handymonday...

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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 08:28:35 AM
I've got a Craftsman...and a Wenger Handyman.  Which is closer to a Huntsman :cheers:

I like the Vic Handyman though, and that black looks good.

I guess I figure, when stepping down in size from a SwissChamp, if you lose the IL phillips, then there's gotta be a phillips on back (Craftsman)...or you can keep the IL phillips and lose the pliers (Champion).

Handyman is cool though, kind of a Deluxe Ranger  :tu:
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 08:33:12 AM
I like my Handyman. I don't carry it, too large for that, but it's on my desk and gets a fair share of use.


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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 09:51:32 AM
I rarely EDC the Handyman, but it's the one I most often choose when I am in the mood for a knife with more tools. To me, it's more of a SwissChamp light than a Deluxe Ranger (even though by tool count it's closer to the Ranger than the SwissChamp.) I think it's a great knife, and the thickest one I feel is comfortable. (SwissChamp is certainly usable, but not as comfortable as the Handyman.)


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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 10:20:13 AM
Is that the same Vic used by Nasa?
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 10:42:35 AM
Is that the same Vic used by Nasa?

I had to look this one up. It would have been cool if they carried a Handyman to space, but no.
It was a Master Craftsman
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #6 on: January 23, 2017, 11:06:00 AM
Is that the same Vic used by Nasa?

I had to look this one up. It would have been cool if they carried a Handyman to space, but no.
It was a Master Craftsman

This is because space wine comes in a mylar bag, so the phillips was more useful.  :drink:
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #7 on: January 23, 2017, 12:00:41 PM
Is that the same Vic used by Nasa?

I had to look this one up. It would have been cool if they carried a Handyman to space, but no.
It was a Master Craftsman

This is because space wine comes in a mylar bag, so the phillips was more useful.  :drink:

I was searching for the differences, thanks!

I suppose people prefer swisschamp, because instead a little difference in the thickness, is more simple find it used or with special offer. For example I have a swisschamp bought at good price during the black Friday,  so I don't care about purchase an handyman


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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #8 on: January 23, 2017, 01:00:44 PM
Great idea!  Like James, I have the Handyman's cousin the Craftsman, and a Wenger Handyman, but not the Vic version.  I'd love to add one to the collection though!
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #9 on: January 23, 2017, 01:01:59 PM
My Craftsman lives in my go bag. I never understood how the Master Craftsman got it's name when it doesn't have pliers


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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #10 on: January 23, 2017, 01:33:24 PM
Is that the same Vic used by Nasa?

I had to look this one up. It would have been cool if they carried a Handyman to space, but no.
It was a Master Craftsman

You'd think they'd promote that model, but instead, they discontinued it. Weird.


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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #11 on: January 23, 2017, 02:20:45 PM
Is that the same Vic used by Nasa?

I had to look this one up. It would have been cool if they carried a Handyman to space, but no.
It was a Master Craftsman

You'd think they'd promote that model, but instead, they discontinued it. Weird.

They did promote it. In some other thread, someone here had spoken to a dealer, and in general it's the thin SAKs and the SwissChamp which sell the most. Us enthusiasts may love the 5-7 layers, but obviously, non-enthusiasts go for the SwissChamp if they have motivation to carry anything heavier/thicker than a Huntsman.


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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #12 on: January 23, 2017, 02:56:28 PM
There is a very cool version with a space shuttle on the front scale.
Great, now I want one.  :facepalm:

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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #13 on: January 23, 2017, 04:42:57 PM
Handyman every day. I don't miss the Philips from my Explorer too much.


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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #14 on: January 24, 2017, 12:47:01 AM
There is a very cool version with a space shuttle on the front scale.
Great, now I want one.  :facepalm:

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My first Handyman arrived in today's mail.  It's a shiny NOS version that I liked better before seeing the one with the space shuttle emblem.  :)
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #15 on: January 24, 2017, 01:14:20 AM
Handyman every day. I don't miss the Philips from my Explorer too much.

Wow, you're the first person I hear of tbat EDCs a Handyman. Great to hear (I'm not crazy  :D)

My first Handyman arrived in today's mail.  It's a shiny NOS version that I liked better before seeing the one with the space shuttle emblem.  :)

That box really looks like the box I got my first Handyman in as a kid (23y ago).
Sadly I lost/misplaced it and I had to buy another one. There are some differences on the knife, like the new springs and the wire clamp thing on the pliers, that make me miss it from time to time.
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #16 on: January 24, 2017, 01:20:26 AM
my edc is a handmyman

love it!

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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #17 on: January 26, 2017, 11:27:33 AM
I love my Vic Handyman and EDC it in my bag every day. :) It's a very good size for me and the thickest SAK I feel comfortable using.

I like it so much I even started a club for it http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,44096.msg712112.html#msg712112 :D ;)

Edit: I like the Handyman so much I put nylon scales on it. I like it even better this way.
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #18 on: January 29, 2017, 01:49:10 PM
I love my Vic Handyman and EDC it in my bag every day. :) It's a very good size for me and the thickest SAK I feel comfortable using.

I like it so much I even started a club for it http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,44096.msg712112.html#msg712112 :D ;)

Edit: I like the Handyman so much I put nylon scales on it. I like it even better this way.

Why do you prefer nylons scales? I think they are okay, but like the cellidor better because they have an inlay logo.
I have a StayGlo nylon Climber and always worry the logo is going to wear off.

Oh, and I like the Handyman club!
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #19 on: January 29, 2017, 08:38:59 PM
Maybe I'll tote mine tomorrow!!!
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #20 on: January 30, 2017, 01:22:10 AM
Aaaand it's monday agian!

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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #21 on: January 30, 2017, 03:42:31 PM
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #22 on: January 30, 2017, 04:15:45 PM
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That looks like an ancient sailing ship on the water as the sun is going down!

I recently got this handyman, SABI 5041. Has scaler instead of pliers.

Happy Handymonday
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #23 on: January 30, 2017, 04:21:41 PM
I love my Vic Handyman and EDC it in my bag every day. :) It's a very good size for me and the thickest SAK I feel comfortable using.

I like it so much I even started a club for it http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,44096.msg712112.html#msg712112 :D ;)

Edit: I like the Handyman so much I put nylon scales on it. I like it even better this way.

Why do you prefer nylons scales? I think they are okay, but like the cellidor better because they have an inlay logo.
I have a StayGlo nylon Climber and always worry the logo is going to wear off.

Oh, and I like the Handyman club!
A lot of people like the nylon scales for the extra abuse they can take over Cellidor, and the extra grip they offer. The logo will eventually wear off but as I'm sure firiki would say 'everything dies at some point'. I'm paraphrasing of course.
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #24 on: January 30, 2017, 08:34:27 PM
Nice pics!!!!  Not signing on for every Monday but I'm here today.

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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #25 on: February 02, 2017, 10:22:29 AM
I love my Vic Handyman and EDC it in my bag every day. :) It's a very good size for me and the thickest SAK I feel comfortable using.

I like it so much I even started a club for it http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,44096.msg712112.html#msg712112 :D ;)

Edit: I like the Handyman so much I put nylon scales on it. I like it even better this way.

Why do you prefer nylons scales? I think they are okay, but like the cellidor better because they have an inlay logo.
I have a StayGlo nylon Climber and always worry the logo is going to wear off.

Oh, and I like the Handyman club!
A lot of people like the nylon scales for the extra abuse they can take over Cellidor, and the extra grip they offer. The logo will eventually wear off but as I'm sure firiki would say 'everything dies at some point'. I'm paraphrasing of course.

Cellidor scales sure do look and feel more lavish but as magentus already mentioned, I do prefer nylon over cellidor scales for their greater impact resistance and added texture. There's also the fact they're not so sensitive to solvents and cleaning agents compared to cellidor. Then there's that "deoxygenated blood" red shade I find very attractive :D

As for the logo, I think on Stayglow it's only painted/printed on and it will fade eventually. On standard nylon scales however the logo is embossed on the scale so even if the silver colour wears out that cattle remains branded. I tried to illustrate this in this post  http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,66306.msg1270223.html#msg1270223

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« Last Edit: February 02, 2017, 10:24:30 AM by firiki »
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #26 on: February 02, 2017, 01:25:08 PM
As for the logo, I think on Stayglow it's only painted/printed on and it will fade eventually. On standard nylon scales however the logo is embossed on the scale so even if the silver colour wears out that cattle remains branded. I tried to illustrate this in this post  http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,66306.msg1270223.html#msg1270223

I think you are right. I've only ever seen them with white/red printed logo.
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #27 on: February 06, 2017, 01:06:11 PM
It's monday again, time to whip out the Handyman!



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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #28 on: June 18, 2019, 12:17:39 AM
Happy HMM!

The Handyman doesn't get much love around here, but i love mine.  :cheers:
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Re: Handymonday - Handyman Monday
Reply #29 on: June 18, 2019, 05:51:40 AM
Since we're bumping and oldie, I'm gonna add an oldie Handyman 7236maU:

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