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Handyman Challenge 1781

Hero Member Posts: 612 There's a SAK for that!
Handyman Challenge
« on: March 25, 2018, 09:27:07 PM »
It's been a while since the Chuck Yeager Challenge, one month carrying nithing but an Executive.
I had a blast participating and have been thinking of a new challenge since then.
Today a wild idea sprang to mind: a Workchamp Challenge.
But that would require me to get a Workchamp and my checkbook does not allow that at the moment.
Second, it would mean to leave my trusty Handyman behind for another month.

So why not put the Handyman in the spotlight for a month and do a Handyman Challenge?
Doesn't that feel like cheating? I carry an Handyman as EDC every single day. But I think not. The Chuck Yeager challenge gave me a very good insight in what the SAK is capable off and what tools do or don't get used. That has me wondering how the Handyman will stack up.


Handyman and fruit

So, from april 1st to 30th I will carry only the Handyman. I will surrender all other knives save the ResqueTool in my car and leave them at home. That means the following: Smabenza (Small Sebenza replica), Cybertool 31, Explorer, Sentinel OH and the KAI Personal Steak Knife.

Everyday I will report in with a story and possible photos tilk the end of the month.

Of course, everybody is welcome to participate. I'm afraid there is no prize at the end of the ride. Eternal fame perhaps, but I'm afraid not. :)

To start the month off I gave my Handyman a good clean and oil treatment.
It's shiny, snaps like and aligator and smells lemony fresh.
Ready for all that comes it's way.


Handyman Bacta Trearment



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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 09:30:59 PM »
 :like:   :SAKnight:

I confess, I'm not very familiar with the Handyman. I hope you'll explain some of the features of your handyman as you get going.  :tu:


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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 09:34:08 PM »
I'd love to join you with my Craftsman my friend, but I'm in on the Buck 110 challenge.  I'm going to enjoy yours from the sidelines!

Barry
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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 10:20:20 PM »
I might join as I recently got a handyman and have not tried a challenge yet...

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 10:23:25 PM »
I might join as I recently got a handyman and have not tried a challenge yet...

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Cool, we could be the Handymen!

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 10:25:05 PM »
Good luck Mactire and RF52 with your Handyman challenge in April  :salute:
« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 11:15:07 PM by Wspeed »

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2018, 10:34:06 PM »
I might join as I recently got a handyman and have not tried a challenge yet...

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Cool, we could be the Handymen!
Yes we would The challenge is just carrying, using and posting a pic of just the handyman for 30 days?

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2018, 10:34:19 PM »
Good luck RF52 with your Handyman challenge in April  :salute:
Thanks!

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2018, 11:18:25 PM »
Good luck Mactire and RF52 with your Handyman challenge in April  :salute:

Good luck Mactire forgot
to put your name in the message  :cheers: :facepalm:

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 12:51:47 AM »
It's a great knife, so it will be interesting to see your conclusions.

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2018, 12:03:21 PM »
Yes we would The challenge is just carrying, using and posting a pic of just the handyman for 30 days?

Yup, that's right. In short the challenge is quite similar to the Chuck Yeager (Executive) Challenge:
- Carry only the Handyman for a month.
- Report every day how it was used.
- Pictures are much appreciated!

So far the Handymen Challenge is taken by:
- Mactire404
- RF52

May the SAK be with us!

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2018, 12:08:04 PM »
Yes we would The challenge is just carrying, using and posting a pic of just the handyman for 30 days?

Yup, that's right. In short the challenge is quite similar to the Chuck Yeager (Executive) Challenge:
- Carry only the Handyman for a month.
- Report every day how it was used.
- Pictures are much appreciated!

So far the Handymen Challenge is taken by:
- Mactire404
- RF52

May the SAK be with us!
Sounds good Will give it a try

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2018, 01:01:27 AM »
Ah, the Handyman sure brings back memories... Good luck guys... Be sure to post numbered daily pics... Who knows, there might be a badge at the end of the challenge... :cheers:
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 01:02:28 AM by jaya_man »
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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2018, 02:54:03 PM »
#1 Used the Handyman opener/flathead to screw on the doorbell that fell of last night(saved the job for today)

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2018, 11:40:38 AM »
Day 1

Yes! The challenge has begun. And on a rather special day I might add. 1st of April is both Aprils fools and Easter this year.
I wonder if Victlrinox ever pulled an Aprils Fools joke?


Handyman and Easteregg

In preperation of brunch I had a nice snack. Crackers with Les Roussin. It was nowhere near as smelly as I anticipated. But very tasty.
One day I wil get a Vic Cheesknife, but for today, the Handyman will do.


Handyman, Les Roussin and Melba Toats

Becaus of delayed shipment and an additional order I have two SwissCards coming up which I can't take with me during the challenge.
At least I know what knife will open the packages...

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 12:49:41 PM »
Day 1

Yes! The challenge has begun. And on a rather special day I might add. 1st of April is both Aprils fools and Easter this year.
I wonder if Victlrinox ever pulled an Aprils Fools joke?

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Handyman and Easteregg

In preperation of brunch I had a nice snack. Crackers with Les Roussin. It was nowhere near as smelly as I anticipated. But very tasty.
One day I wil get a Vic Cheesknife, but for today, the Handyman will do.

(Image removed from quote.)
Handyman, Les Roussin and Melba Toats

Becaus of delayed shipment and an additional order I have two SwissCards coming up which I can't take with me during the challenge.
At least I know what knife will open the packages...
Very nice

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 04:20:14 PM »
lovely beginning   :like:

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 08:56:05 PM »
#2 Different kind of kitchen duty, used the opener to tighten the Lansky holder when I sharpened the kitchen knives

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2018, 09:08:11 PM »
#3 Used the canopener on some phillips screws and the knife to open the package for a new generator/alternator(not quite sure what you call it in english )

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2018, 05:14:33 AM »
I see you're underway with the challenge, best of luck to you, looks great!  :tu:
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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2018, 06:08:28 AM »
I see you're underway with the challenge, best of luck to you, looks great!  :tu:
Thanks, I'll try my best ☺

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2018, 09:39:04 AM »
Day 2

Easter! I like easter. I hardly ever make soft-boiled eggs anymore so today was a treat. I used the large blade to remove the cap of the egg.


Handyman and soft-boiled egg

It's only when I put aside my OH folder that I notice how much cutting I do on a day.
A lot is done in passing by, where my girlfriend grabs a pair of scissors from the kitchen drawer I reach for my right hip.
Oh, that's right. I'm doing a challenge, my Smallbenza isn't there. And I reach for my left pocket, grab the Handyman and deploy the blade.
There are a lot of small tasks like opening packaging, or snipping small rope ties. These things are so casual I don't really think about taking a photo.

Day 3

Just another day at work. I as very happy with the file to re-assemble a binder. If you are wondering, why is the tip of his file damaged? There is a perfectly fine explanation. I'm not sure if I ever told this before, but that's a whole other story.


Handyman file and binder

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That way, you will always have a tool at hand to remove a stubborn stuck hatch!


Handyman hook and stubborn hatch

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2018, 08:02:37 PM »
#4 Tried the pliers today to thighten a small screw for a hatch in a bus at work, and they did the job The knife was used for opening som boxes and the file got used to file down a rivet. So far I'm liking the Handyman

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2018, 01:11:57 PM »
#4 Tried the pliers today to thighten a small screw for a hatch in a bus at work, and they did the job The knife was used for opening som boxes and the file got used to file down a rivet. So far I'm liking the Handyman (Image removed from quote.)

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those pliers are stronger than we give them credit for... :salute:

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2018, 01:13:33 PM »
#4 Tried the pliers today to thighten a small screw for a hatch in a bus at work, and they did the job The knife was used for opening som boxes and the file got used to file down a rivet. So far I'm liking the Handyman (Image removed from quote.)

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those pliers are stronger than we give them credit for... :salute:
Yes they are, was thinking the were just beefy tweesers but they actually are useful for minor things

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2018, 10:14:08 PM »
#5 Not much use today, opened up some new discbrakes at work but the Handyman doesn't really shine when the job is that big. So just a "beauty" shot today.

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2018, 10:09:41 PM »
#6 Not much use today except for opening and cutting some dogtreats out in the woods

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2018, 04:26:09 PM »
#6 Not much use today except for opening and cutting some dogtreats out in the woods(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

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we have a thread for pets, and another for SAKs and dogs I believe, you could join with yours!!!  :salute: :tu:

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2018, 04:29:48 PM »
#6 Not much use today except for opening and cutting some dogtreats out in the woods(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

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we have a thread for pets, and another for SAKs and dogs I believe, you could join with yours!!!  :salute: :tu:
Don't have much photos of the dog and a SAK, as I don't trust him with sharp objects

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2018, 06:46:40 PM »
#7 Just cutting up a banana on the trail today, so I gave it a try to get a beauty pic again.

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