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The Cap Lifter Rage Thread 594

Hero Member Posts: 724
The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« on: September 25, 2019, 07:25:36 PM »

I'm just.....maybe I'm overreacting...but why do companies consistently sacrifice structural integrity of a tool to add a flipping CAP LIFTER! :rant: :rant:

Seriously? Who here is unable to get a cap off a bottle without assistance from a dedicated tool?? If so, go to YouTube and learn of the 100000000 alternative methods for doing the same flipping thing!

/end rant

This mostly came because I found an amazing multitool that is significantly worse because of the cap lifter addition.



Correct me if I'm wrong..but this makes the tool a lot worse right?
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 07:29:07 PM »
It must have a cap lifter to qualify as a multitool :rofl:

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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 07:38:43 PM »
It must have a cap lifter to qualify as a multitool :rofl:

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If all the manufactures got this memo, I'm going to kill the sender.... :viking: :viking:
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 08:20:02 PM »
It seems they already have :rofl:
My Gerber wallet even has a cap lifter :rofl:

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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 09:30:18 PM »
It must have a cap lifter to qualify as a multitool :rofl:

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:rofl: :rofl:
Good one  :cheers:
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 09:40:07 PM »
Well it does have the screwdriver and pry bar so why not make the bottle cap  opener with it. Three tools in one.
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 03:55:02 AM »
Honestly, I like bottle openers and use them even when the bottle cap is a twist-off.   Also being brutally honest here, I'd never, ever, carry that "multitool" or mini-ratchet thing or whatever it is that is the original subject of this post.  I mean honestly, what is that thing actually useful for?   The bottle opener looks like the best part of it.   Just my 2 cents; no offense or judgment intended.

Myron
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2019, 04:00:57 AM »
Cap lifting is an action, not a tool imo. Hell... I see caplifters even on shovels..   :facepalm: :facepalm:
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 05:32:53 AM »
Just to make your life complete, I am going to design a caplifter that attaches to a rifle bayonet lug, and another you can snap onto the rails of your Glock.
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2019, 05:55:36 AM »
It must have a cap lifter to qualify as a multitool :rofl:

You may :rofl: - But this certainly seems to be Leatherman's philosophy - Check out their tools/models !!! Hard to find one without a BO

Talking of LM - My cap-lifter rant is about the useless Squirt BO - Which seems to prefer ripping a cap to pieces rather than lifting it off the bottle 
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2019, 08:38:34 AM »
 :iagree:........ About the Squirt, pretty useless!
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2019, 10:32:49 AM »
Back in the day any self respecting Land Rover had to have an old style cap lifter from a cooldrink fridge fitted at the rear  :cheers:
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2019, 01:12:19 PM »
Back in the day any self respecting Land Rover had to have an old style cap lifter from a cooldrink fridge fitted at the rear  :cheers:

Actually mine has a hole in it below the right tail lamp that I've been thinking of "fixing" with a bottle opener.  :)

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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2019, 01:16:32 PM »
I grew up in the days of returnable bottles I  always carried a pocket knife a Camp King or a Buck knife my bottle opener of chose was house key or a coin. On the other hand beer and soda cans before pull tabs, most ice chests had a church-key tied to it. 

I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2019, 03:05:25 PM »
Actually mine has a hole in it below the right tail lamp that I've been thinking of "fixing" with a bottle opener.  :)

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Ouch... :dwts:
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2019, 04:09:04 PM »
Haha, yes, it sucked when it happened but I'm over the feeling of profound stupidity now.    I really had been thinking of patching it with a reinforcing plate on the inside, and mounting a bottle opener to this plate.  Two birds, one stone.  I mean, as Gerhard points out, it's almost de rigueur for an old Landy.   
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2019, 02:53:40 AM »
With one-piece tools, particularly those with a prying function in mind, I find it pretty silly. It adds an extra feature., but compromises its ability to do heavy prying without bending. As well, quite often, the tool doesn't work. It's basically there to up the function count. And, use as such may damage the tool. I've always been irked by the fact CRKT advertises the KERT/Raker Ring Tool as a bottle opener. It's a cutter, and a cutter only. I like it and my Pocket Wrench II for one reason. They do their jobs well, and have no extra junk. The PocketWrench, small, tough (I have the Chrome Vandanium version), and only has a wrench, 1/4 bit driver, and pry function. It's been out of production for some time, and only the knockoffs are available.  The Raker--1/4 driver, tank key, and cutter. As well, it's an effective, compact tool. And the CRKT version (as I have) is cheap.

In terms of openers on a well-known tool, my biggest complaint is the Leatherman Mini Tool. Within the handle extensions is a can opener and bottle opener--can't do either worth a hoot.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 05:04:30 AM by cody6268 »
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2019, 03:09:39 AM »
I especially hate when they add a bottle opener that doesn’t even work very well.  If you are going to put a bottle opener, or any tool for that matter, make sure it is functional. Include a tool that doesn’t work is even worse than not including the tool at all.
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2019, 07:55:21 AM »
No one can argue that one of the finest, most useful and sought-after knives was made WAY more useful by the addition of a cap liter!! This knife had it all...a fine mystery stainless steel blade with a heat treat that could cut through most major brands of butter...loosely attached to a hollow handle made from beer can class aluminum. The hollow handle came with the tools one would need to rebuild society in the wake of nuclear war, and it had a compass in the butt that pointed in a direction most of the time...sometimes North! All of this was housed in a sheath made of "linoleum leather" that would hold up to the rigors of...well, not much. In the pouch was a sharpening stone that I am convinced was just a piece of pumice so you could grind away any callouses.

« Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 08:00:36 AM by spudley112 »
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2019, 08:07:52 AM »
No one can argue that one of the finest, most useful and sought-after knives was made WAY more useful by the addition of a cap liter!! This knife had it all...a fine mystery stainless steel blade with a heat treat that could cut through most major brands of butter...loosely attached to a hollow handle made from beer can class aluminum. The hollow handle came with the tools one would need to rebuild society in the wake of nuclear war, and it had a compass in the butt that pointed in a direction most of the time...sometimes North! All of this was housed in a sheath made of "linoleum leather" that would hold up to the rigors of...well, not much. In the pouch was a sharpening stone that I am convinced was just a piece of pumice so you could grind away any callouses.

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:rofl: good one!

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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2019, 12:13:48 PM »
No one can argue that one of the finest, most useful and sought-after knives was made WAY more useful by the addition of a cap liter!! This knife had it all...a fine mystery stainless steel blade with a heat treat that could cut through most major brands of butter...loosely attached to a hollow handle made from beer can class aluminum. The hollow handle came with the tools one would need to rebuild society in the wake of nuclear war, and it had a compass in the butt that pointed in a direction most of the time...sometimes North! All of this was housed in a sheath made of "linoleum leather" that would hold up to the rigors of...well, not much. In the pouch was a sharpening stone that I am convinced was just a piece of pumice so you could grind away any callouses.

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You know, we can laugh about those knives, but the inventor of that specific type of knife must have done quite well for himself. 

I mean, back when I was like 8 or 10 years old, all of my friends had one of those, and I was over the moon when my father got me one (my mother on the other hand wasn't very happy about that).

And I would like to think that, even though it was a piece of cr*p, it did pave the way for some more serious knives for a lot of boys back then, and at least, we learned how to handle a knife when we were young, and to look at it as not just a knife, but a tool as well.

Who of us (who owned one of these) hasn't used the two rings with the foldable saw (read, piece of thin metal wire) that was inside the handle. Or the fishing gear, or indeed, that "50% chance of pointing north" compass.  Yes, we could handle anything as long as we had our knife  ;).

Great memories...  :dd:
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2019, 04:31:59 PM »
 :iagree:
It also gave us a standard to judge other knives!
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2019, 08:19:31 PM »
OMG, I remember these Rambo-style "survival" knives so well!  Great mini-review, Spudley.

And others who have pointed out that the only thing worse than a superfluous bottle opener is a superfluous bottle opener that doesn't even work are exactly right.  I really only bother with SAKs these days, so when we talk about bottle openers that's where my mind tends to go. 

This is a great thread.

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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2019, 11:52:36 PM »
Not a happy Gilmore here! (Sorry! Couldn't resist.) ;)

Have you damaged a flat SD because of the cap lifter? I've got no problem with the cap lifter in the flat SD of SAKs. I use my tools within the limits I imagine them to have, and I think the pivot pins would fail before the tool itself would.

Rambler
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2019, 12:33:33 AM »
No one can argue that one of the finest, most useful and sought-after knives was made WAY more useful by the addition of a cap liter!! This knife had it all...a fine mystery stainless steel blade with a heat treat that could cut through most major brands of butter...loosely attached to a hollow handle made from beer can class aluminum. The hollow handle came with the tools one would need to rebuild society in the wake of nuclear war, and it had a compass in the butt that pointed in a direction most of the time...sometimes North! All of this was housed in a sheath made of "linoleum leather" that would hold up to the rigors of...well, not much. In the pouch was a sharpening stone that I am convinced was just a piece of pumice so you could grind away any callouses.

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Awesome description that is accurate.
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2019, 01:13:06 AM »
Not a happy Gilmore here! (Sorry! Couldn't resist.) ;)

Have you damaged a flat SD because of the cap lifter? I've got no problem with the cap lifter in the flat SD of SAKs. I use my tools within the limits I imagine them to have, and I think the pivot pins would fail before the tool itself would.

I will say this, the one on both the SAKs and the new Free series in no way impede the use of the primary tool and give it an extra function. Its when it compromises the tool in any way that I have major beef with it... There are just too many examples of this to count.
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2019, 07:08:11 AM »
Hello there
This thread is heading my way of goodness.
Some Multitool chat and then some Land Rover stuff as well !!!!!
There is any number of places on a Landrover - Series and Defender - to open a beer bottle and I have used many of them.
Until I fixed one with a bit of string in the cab my most common trick was to open the door, hold open with my elbow and use the door latch as an opener with the other hand, all whilst driving. I must however say it was always  low alcohol beer so not much drinking and driving.

The LM is/was always  on hand as well because Land Rover.

 :cheers:

Have a several  Leathermans but clearly not enough.  Looking to add to the collection whenever She Who Always Must Be Obeyed is not paying attention.
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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2019, 08:49:38 AM »
Cap lifting is an action, not a tool imo. Hell... I see caplifters even on shovels..   :facepalm: :facepalm:


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Re: The Cap Lifter Rage Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2019, 10:11:12 AM »
Hello there
This thread is heading my way of goodness.
Some Multitool chat and then some Land Rover stuff as well !!!!!
There is any number of places on a Landrover - Series and Defender - to open a beer bottle and I have used many of them.
Until I fixed one with a bit of string in the cab my most common trick was to open the door, hold open with my elbow and use the door latch as an opener with the other hand, all whilst driving. I must however say it was always  low alcohol beer so not much drinking and driving.

The LM is/was always  on hand as well because Land Rover.

 :cheers:

That's how you do it!  :cheers:

 

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