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Really want alox but none have the features... 413

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Really want alox but none have the features...
« on: April 27, 2019, 02:16:02 AM »
Id really love an alox sak but none of them have all the basic tools I require in my edc. How go you guys get around this? I have carrying redundant tools. Saw, scissors, large blade, Phillips, can opener, bottle opener, nail file. Those are what I need. I don't think I've even seen an alox with a Phillips out the end?
No Life Club Posts: 3,555
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 02:19:32 AM »
Custom. Going to have to either make your own or have one built.




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No Life Club Posts: 1,319
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2019, 02:32:21 AM »
I have to say I thought the same thing regarding the Phillips until I started carrying a Cadet.

It turns out that the small flat driver makes an almost ideal Phillips somehow though it has only the flat blade!? :dunno:

You can not imagine how well that one works unless you have spent some time with one,really.

So then I tried a few more and found the same basic thing to be the case.

It makes no obvious sense until you try them. :think:

Just the usual SAK genius is what I chalk it up to.
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Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 02:46:17 AM »
So in other words your after what I had custom made, cause those are the same tools I was after!
Then I also had a Farmer which was my edc, but then they came out with the pioneerX so then that became my edc, both in which I added a pocket clip to, with the pioneerX you lose out on the saw, nail file, and Philips. But I use the scissors more then the saw so it’s a better tool then the farmer which has the saw, I’m just to nervous to carry the custom one everyday, especially with the old school scales! So it’s my special day carry..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2019, 02:56:28 AM »
Hey Suzuki, what part of Ct?
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
Sr. Member Posts: 271
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2019, 03:32:49 AM »
Hey Suzuki, what part of Ct?
JR
Shoreline currently
Sr. Member Posts: 271
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2019, 03:33:24 AM »
So in other words your after what I had custom made, cause those are the same tools I was after!
Then I also had a Farmer which was my edc, but then they came out with the pioneerX so then that became my edc, both in which I added a pocket clip to, with the pioneerX you lose out on the saw, nail file, and Philips. But I use the scissors more then the saw so it’s a better tool then the farmer which has the saw, I’m just to nervous to carry the custom one everyday, especially with the old school scales! So it’s my special day carry..
JR
Yes, that!
Sr. Member Posts: 278
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2019, 03:36:38 AM »
Id really love an alox sak but none of them have all the basic tools I require in my edc. How go you guys get around this?

That’s the problem with SAKs, it is an exercise in compromise.  :cheers: You always need that one other tool. And just when you think you have most bases covered, it becomes a chore to carry!

I drool over the customs SAKs seen on this forum, but I’ve stayed away for these simple reasons: cost and bulk. I feel the standard SAKs are inexpensive workhorses. I can use and replace them freely without concern for loss or damage.

An expensive custom is often so exclusive and precious, or too bulky, that it becomes pocket jewelry, a safe-queen, or “special-day” carry  ;), which defeats the purpose of the tool completely!

My solution is to have a minimal on-person carry, and then also bag-carry a full sized tool. All of them standard production stuff. I.e. alox Pioneer and 58mm Rambler on person, and LM Rebar in bag. Basic are covered with a light and comfortable to carry EDC, and the rest are available mostly within arms reach.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2019, 03:44:42 AM by Brock O Lee »

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Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2019, 03:38:40 AM »
Shoreline currently
I lived in,
Hartford,
Farmington,
Canton,
Thomaston,
Torrington, and lastly
Winsted..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,610 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2019, 03:39:47 AM »
Yes, that!
I take it you like that one..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
Sr. Member Posts: 271
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2019, 03:55:17 AM »
I take it you like that one..
JR
I do, where did you aquire it if you don't mind me asking?
Sr. Member Posts: 271
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2019, 03:55:39 AM »
I lived in,
Hartford,
Farmington,
Canton,
Thomaston,
Torrington, and lastly
Winsted..
JR
Newington, Hartford, West Hartford and now the shoreline.
No Life Club Posts: 1,319
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2019, 04:02:32 AM »
Newington, Hartford, West Hartford and now the shoreline.

New Haven,West Haven,Hamden,Branford,Wallingford,Meriden,New London and the Valley here! :salute:

My Dad lives in North Haven and has a place is West Haven on the Shore too. :drink:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,610 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2019, 04:04:45 AM »
I do, where did you aquire it if you don't mind me asking?
One of our own, Syph007 did it a few years back,
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,610 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2019, 04:11:10 AM »
New Haven,West Haven,Hamden,Branford,Wallingford,Meriden,New London and the Valley here! :salute:

My Dad lives in North Haven and has a place is West Haven on the Shore too. :drink:
My grandparents lived down in Milford a ways back, my grandfather worked over in Yale university, he told me “never buy a house west of where your going to work,” because for 20yrs he drove east in the morning and west in the afternoon having to stare into the sun each way..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
Sr. Member Posts: 271
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2019, 04:32:43 AM »
My grandparents lived down in Milford a ways back, my grandfather worked over in Yale university, he told me “never buy a house west of where your going to work,” because for 20yrs he drove east in the morning and west in the afternoon having to stare into the sun each way..
JR
Lol, thats good advice. Can you pm me some info on your alox?
No Life Club Posts: 3,575
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2019, 10:14:34 AM »
Back to alox, I faced a similar dilemma last year and I decided to go custom too.
You need some tools including a drill press and ideally a small lathe.

Cheers!
Dutch_Tooler

Location: Southern Germany, most of the time
No Life Club Posts: 2,814
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2019, 11:21:49 AM »
The humble Explorer is my perfect idea of what would be a perfect alox for me.

I don't claim to know it all, but what I do know is right.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,952
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2019, 12:10:04 PM »
The magnifying glass is bulky though. And near useless to me...

Buy now or regret later
Hero Member Posts: 722
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2019, 04:53:45 PM »
That’s the problem with SAKs, it is an exercise in compromise.  :cheers: You always need that one other tool. And just when you think you have most bases covered, it becomes a chore to carry!

I drool over the customs SAKs seen on this forum, but I’ve stayed away for these simple reasons: cost and bulk. I feel the standard SAKs are inexpensive workhorses. I can use and replace them freely without concern for loss or damage.

An expensive custom is often so exclusive and precious, or too bulky, that it becomes pocket jewelry, a safe-queen, or “special-day” carry  ;), which defeats the purpose of the tool completely!

My solution is to have a minimal on-person carry, and then also bag-carry a full sized tool. All of them standard production stuff. I.e. alox Pioneer and 58mm Rambler on person, and LM Rebar in bag. Basic are covered with a light and comfortable to carry EDC, and the rest are available mostly within arms reach.

Yup, this is my strategy too.  I always have either a Pioneer or Cadet in my pocket, and nearby somewhere I keep my Yeoman which has been following me around for years and one or another 111 mm SAK, like a Nomad or a Picnicker.  Fun stuff. 
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,016 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Really want alox but none have the features...
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2019, 06:30:44 PM »
The magnifying glass is bulky though. And near useless to me...

Me too, sadly. When I need a magnifier, I need to see more than three letters at a time :D



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