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Multitool Course
« on: August 11, 2019, 10:34:42 PM »
Well,Leatherman course,i didn't want to be overly biased.
in a short space of time,most of my friends acquired LM tools,but,unfortunately,most of them lack basic tools skills,so i decided to put together a course of sorts,outlining safety,models,tool uses,practicals.
any constructive comments/feedback will be appreciated.

tia
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 11:13:53 PM »
Assuming they’re folding knife noobs and looking to get into EDC, safety and knife care are priorities. Some pointers here...if it works for the Boy Scouts, it will work for a new multitool user...
https://www.google.co.za/amp/s/blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/10/10/lets-blunt-pocket-knife-safety/amp/
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 11:28:27 PM »
Great idea  :like: :tu:

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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 06:05:48 AM »
Personally, my four basic knife safety(similar to gun safety):

1) Treat every knife as a sharp slip-joint
2) Don't put your edge on something you are not willing to destroy/cut
3) Keep the knife in sheath or closed, until you are ready to cut
4) Know what you are cutting on, and what behind it.


Few more tips off top of my head:

-Don't pry with blade
-Don't use your tool in wet, salty environment; if you must, dry and maintain it afterwards.
-Due to fit and finish, some tools may not 'locked' even when fully opened, be sure to hear the 'click' to confirm.
-LM warranty oversea maybe different from LM warranty US, be sure to keep your receipt and talk to the distributor how they do the warranty.
-Remember McStitchy's lesson, even a simple stroke of a saw or blade could do huge damage to finger.

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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 06:26:55 AM »
thanks guys
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 07:09:04 AM »
Personally, my four basic knife safety(similar to gun safety):

1) Treat every knife as a sharp slip-joint
2) Don't put your edge on something you are not willing to destroy/cut
3) Keep the knife in sheath or closed, until you are ready to cut
4) Know what you are cutting on, and what behind it.


Few more tips off top of my head:

-Don't pry with blade
-Don't use your tool in wet, salty environment; if you must, dry and maintain it afterwards.
-Due to fit and finish, some tools may not 'locked' even when fully opened, be sure to hear the 'click' to confirm.
-LM warranty oversea maybe different from LM warranty US, be sure to keep your receipt and talk to the distributor how they do the warranty.
-Remember McStitchy's lesson, even a simple stroke of a saw or blade could do huge damage to finger.
:like::iagree:


My one course recommendation is to only use a multitool if you already know how to use basic hand tools. :)
They may need a remedial crash course in hand tool safety and usage. :)

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 09:30:50 AM »
You've got some very good advice already  :tu:



...
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-Remember McStitchy's lesson, even a simple stroke of a saw or blade could do huge damage to finger.

Yeah, never work the tool into your direction.
Always work away from you if possible.

And if it should happen, stay calm and get help.
Btw, needle nose pliers tips are good for pulling stitches  :hatsoff:

Formerly known as MTMatt
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 12:02:55 PM »
You've got some very good advice already  :tu:


Yeah, never work the tool into your direction.
Always work away from you if possible.

And if it should happen, stay calm and get help.
Btw, needle nose pliers tips are good for pulling stitches  :hatsoff:
Good advice, and great to see you are healing :cheers:

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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 12:11:30 PM »
Thanks RF52  :hatsoff:

Formerly known as MTMatt
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 12:19:34 PM »
You've got some very good advice already  :tu:


Yeah, never work the tool into your direction.
Always work away from you if possible.

And if it should happen, stay calm and get help.
Btw, needle nose pliers tips are good for pulling stitches  :hatsoff:

McStitchy himself!  :hatsoff:   Glad to see you healing up too!  But...

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,314
Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 01:29:18 PM »
 :dunno:

Formerly known as MTMatt
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 01:38:57 PM »
You've got some very good advice already  :tu:


Yeah, never work the tool into your direction.
Always work away from you if possible.

And if it should happen, stay calm and get help.
Btw, needle nose pliers tips are good for pulling stitches  :hatsoff:

The  “never work the tool into your direction.  Always work away from you if possible.” is a very good rule to remember.  Although, not to add insult to injury, it was something the Girl Scouts taught me when I was 8.
[but I will also admit I have cut myself since then]
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,498
Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 03:51:08 PM »
It may have been covered but know when to get dedicated tools for the job.  If it folds open IT will fold to close.  Start with small jobs to familiarize yourself with the tool in hand/use.   

Great idea for those interested in tools.  Good luck with the training.

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2019, 05:02:23 PM »
The most useful piece of training would be how to close the blade, esp on a tool that has a locking blade.  That's especially true for tools that use a liner lock that puts a finger in the path of the closing blade (Wave, Surge, Skeletool, 111mm SAKs).  Too bad there are so many different locking mechanisms.

- Steve
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2019, 08:33:29 PM »
all helpful comments,thank you,gentlemen.
McStitchy,that looks like a good campfire story  :D
hope you make a full recovery.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,314
Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 08:41:31 PM »
Thank you HARM Humayd   :D :hatsoff:

Formerly known as MTMatt
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2019, 09:23:29 AM »
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,261 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2019, 12:20:29 PM »
Vitruvian Man is the best teacher, at least from a logical point.

When I was younger and fighting the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci was the basis for what I was doing- learning the ways the human body moves meant that you also learn the ways it doesn't.  Both are useful as you know how to move yourself in ways that work, and how to move your opponents' body in ways that it doesn't (ie joint locks).  I found this valuable in determining how to me a more effective fighter, but the philosophy has stuck with me for many things.

Applying this to multitools, if you know how your tool moves, what components rotate, lock, are pointy etc then you get a greater appreciation for what can and cannot hurt you.

For example, twisting motions can easily cause a non locking screwdriver to fold, even though twisting is how you use a screwdriver.  Being aware of how the twisting force, in certain positions can be converted unexpectedly into a folding force is perhaps the most important lesson you can learn.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2019, 06:57:52 AM »
thanks Grant
i like that philosophy
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2019, 09:31:24 AM »
We learn through play, and if you don't, there's the Darwin door for you  :rofl:
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2019, 10:02:50 PM »
We learn through play, and if you don't, there's the Darwin door for you  :rofl:

yeah,self-correcting problems  :D
unfortunately,it seems,few of the current generation are familiar with tool use,and i'd rather teach some basics than have my friends ruin perfectly good tools.
there are a couple teens in the group,so at least they can get an early start.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,261 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2019, 03:58:25 PM »
Good decisions come from experience.

Experience comes from bad decisions.

Always keep a First Aid Kit handy and think about what you are doing before you do it.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 39,618
Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2019, 04:40:21 PM »
Good decisions come from experience.

Experience comes from bad decisions.

Always keep a First Aid Kit handy and think about what you are doing before you do it.

Def


This ^
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Re: Multitool Course
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2019, 04:41:41 PM »
My shop teacher in high school taught us to never use a tool except for its intended purpose. I havent always followed his advise. Cause sometimes a cresent wrench is a good hammer.   :D   Dont pinch people with the pliers.   :ahhh      :D

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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