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Tool Talk => Swiss Army Knights Forum => Topic started by: gdoolittle on January 15, 2016, 09:25:53 PM

Title: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: gdoolittle on January 15, 2016, 09:25:53 PM
I'd love to hear people's stories about what they've put their SAKs through and different uses that they have come up with for them besides just the ones listed on the box. The more creative. the better! :climber:
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: Humppa on January 15, 2016, 09:33:03 PM
I´n not that creative person - not regularly, at least.

Well, I´ve used the corkscrew on an SAK for untying knots in shoelaces almost several times. No sharp edges like a blade or an awl that could damage the lace.
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: sLaughterMed on January 15, 2016, 10:22:08 PM
I was once successful in using the wire bender as a wire stripper. Couldnt replicate that result though.
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: AndyTiedye on January 16, 2016, 12:24:26 AM
The fish scaler works perfectly as a key for old steamer trunks.
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: AndyTiedye on January 16, 2016, 12:25:27 AM
Corkscrew for removing wax from candlesticks.
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: AimlessWanderer on January 16, 2016, 03:01:42 PM
Check out some of Jothra's threads for how he's used tools way beyond what they were designed to do
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: aerojet on January 16, 2016, 06:13:58 PM
Fish scaler makes a good tool to stretch springs in tight places -- like down inside an access control lock which needs that done to replace the return spring ....

The Aerojet
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: NetsNJ on January 16, 2016, 07:24:07 PM
I've used the fish scaler as a fork for canned fruit with mixed results.   :D

The Wenger can opener makes a wicked box opener. 
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: gene stoner on January 16, 2016, 07:36:22 PM
Range finder.

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,62121.0.html
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: cbl51 on January 17, 2016, 06:11:43 AM
The Vic can opener has a couple of different uses for me. One is, opening those pistachio nuts that have only the tinniest crack in the shell. The little SD tip on the can opener works great opening them up.

Also the point of the can opener blade is a great staple puller, as is the little SD tip on the classic nail file tool.

The SD tip on the classic works decent as a bottle opener on imported beer. I use the SD tip to just gently pry up the crown cap edges about halfway around the cap then pop it off with my thumb. But sometimes I just use my house key.
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: chudsy on January 17, 2016, 08:42:16 AM
I've been using the can opener for splitting stuck Lego, the screwdriver edge prises the bricks apart like it was designed for the job.
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: temo on January 18, 2016, 03:17:32 PM
I sometimes have used sak as wire. To demonstrate, example to test if lamp work if having battery:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160118/15825daf1a79cbebda648c3b9e821f69.jpg)
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: sLaughterMed on January 18, 2016, 05:19:31 PM
I sometimes have used sak as wire. To demonstrate, example to test if lamp work if having battery:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160118/15825daf1a79cbebda648c3b9e821f69.jpg)

 :sa: :sa: :sa:

Wow. Now that is creative. Someone give this guy a badge or something.

 :salute: Well done temo.
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: twiliter on January 18, 2016, 05:30:26 PM
+1 Outstanding!  :tu:
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: Edar on January 18, 2016, 08:56:22 PM
Heel scraping - The best tool I ever used to scrape the heel cracked skin is the Spirit file.
See the video:
http://youtu.be/iLOf2b-zxu8
Best regards
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: SAK Guy on January 19, 2016, 05:01:09 AM
+1 Outstanding!  :tu:

+2!!!!  :cheers:
Title: Re: What are some unusual improvised uses you have come up with for your SAK?
Post by: NetsNJ on January 19, 2016, 05:27:54 AM
Heel scraping - The best tool I ever used to scrape the heel cracked skin is the Spirit file.

Haha, I do that with Leatherman files.  Gross but useful.