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What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today? 358211

No Life Club Posts: 4,884
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5640 on: December 19, 2019, 02:00:52 PM »
  Earlier method did not work out so well as the coping saw blade was too tall to fit in the small grooves. So... dug out the Dremel tool and put on a fiberglass cut-off wheel. Reduced the height of the coping saw blade I had on hand, then used the flat side to make more uniform.

 

  Anticipation was getting to me, and had the LED Lenser H7R.2 on the charger from earlier. Nothing more annoying than an intermittently flashing LED light when it is needed. <insert Grr emote>

  So this took a few tries, maybe 4 or 5. Used the Crunch to get on the other end and I had to tug, wiggle, and pull. While using needle nosed pliers to keep the key protector open to see what was going on.

 

  Then... PLOINK! Out came the key and fell onto the driveway. That was WAAAAY EASIER than I thought it would be! :woohoo:

  And here's the broken key part that broke inside. Brought it indoors cause it was still snowing outside.

 


  Thus, the early morning 'broken in the door' key removal tools. :D

 
« Last Edit: December 19, 2019, 02:21:22 PM by Outback in Idaho »
Just Bananas Posts: 74,718
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5641 on: December 19, 2019, 02:04:31 PM »
Nice work  :like: :tu:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
No Life Club Posts: 4,884
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5642 on: December 19, 2019, 02:24:53 PM »
Nice work  :like: :tu:

  Thanks. Had tried with pins dipped in silicone sealant to friction pull the broken key out to no avail. Was using name tag wires with the ends bent to use as picks, but it got too cold to try. Then was reviewing video I posted again, looked online for other tools, when the idea stuck me to reduce the size of the blade. Did not need that much blade, obviously, and was surprised when the key flew out of the lock! Was so relieved as well. Bedtime now. :D
Just Bananas Posts: 74,718
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5643 on: December 19, 2019, 03:31:43 PM »
I bet you were well happy when
the key finally come out off the lock :woohoo:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
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Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5644 on: December 19, 2019, 04:41:19 PM »
 :iagree: :cheers:
Full Member Posts: 126
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5645 on: December 27, 2019, 11:20:41 PM »
  Earlier method did not work out so well as the coping saw blade was too tall to fit in the small grooves. So... dug out the Dremel tool and put on a fiberglass cut-off wheel. Reduced the height of the coping saw blade I had on hand, then used the flat side to make more uniform.

  (Image removed from quote.)

  Anticipation was getting to me, and had the LED Lenser H7R.2 on the charger from earlier. Nothing more annoying than an intermittently flashing LED light when it is needed. <insert Grr emote>

  So this took a few tries, maybe 4 or 5. Used the Crunch to get on the other end and I had to tug, wiggle, and pull. While using needle nosed pliers to keep the key protector open to see what was going on.

  (Image removed from quote.)

  Then... PLOINK! Out came the key and fell onto the driveway. That was WAAAAY EASIER than I thought it would be! :woohoo:

  And here's the broken key part that broke inside. Brought it indoors cause it was still snowing outside.

  (Image removed from quote.)


  Thus, the early morning 'broken in the door' key removal tools. :D

  (Image removed from quote.)
Taking the interior panel off a door is rather easy once you know how, everybody seems to think it's rocket surgery.  I would have just taken the lock off the door and fixed the problem on the workbench.  Well it is always good to know there is one more way to skin a cat. 
Now wrestling a power window regulator in and out that can be awkward, faster with practice, but still awkward.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,508
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5646 on: October 04, 2020, 08:13:13 PM »
Two MT’s saved the morning for our dogs. Namely the Gerber MP400 and the Vic classic.

We went for a walk to the woods. After a while one of the dogs lifted her paw and looked at me. That is her telling me “Human get over here and fix my paw”. Turns out the tip of one of her nails was broken and poked her pads. I guess you could compare that to humans having a small rock in their boot. Not hurtful, but annoying as hell. I grabbed the Gerber and used the wirecutters to clip the torn part. She was pretty happy after  :)

Of course we checked and trimmed the rest of her nails when we came home. They were not really long, so not sure why it happened in the first place.  :think:

We continued the walk and about five minutes later the other dog stepped into some prickly. With their curly hair, that stuff gets embedded quickly. So I got another look, asking for assistance. I checked the paw and turns out he had two of those prickly things between his pads. MP400 pliers removed these in no time, but a few thorns were being stuck in his pads. Out came the tweezers of the classic and fixed that problem.

Two tools in use, two happy puppies  :D
Full Member Posts: 245
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5647 on: October 05, 2020, 01:08:59 AM »
 
:tu: @SirVicaLot  :like:


I just used the large screw driver and tweezers on my Vic Camper to remove the back plate of my phone and extracted the SIM card.
No Life Club Posts: 4,645
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5648 on: October 24, 2020, 03:42:57 PM »
I used the locking caplifter on my Mikov Praktik (basically like a Centurion/Adventurer without anything on the back) to pry off the cover to the flourescent light in my room so I could get the types off the bulbs.  Found they were even less than half what Lowe's asked at the electrical supply house ($10 for all four bulbs, vs. $15 for two at Lowe's), but I have to special order them to be shipped to the local warehouse, since they do not carry them in store. Thus, it's gonna be a while.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2020, 03:56:34 PM by cody6268 »
Jr. Member Posts: 54
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5649 on: October 25, 2020, 02:54:47 AM »
Taking down a curtain rod, and cutting and bending some wire to hang a wreath.


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No Life Club Posts: 1,055
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5650 on: November 01, 2020, 03:09:03 PM »
The good

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We spent some amazing time in the woods gathering mushrooms yesterday. I used Work Champ and handed a LM Signal with a brand new never used before factory sharped blade to my lady





Also used scissors to open a new pack of zesty Carpathian  herbal tea




The bad
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After cutting a few shrooms the blade on a Work Champ stopped being shaving sharp - fixed really quick today, but to me shrooms are a pretty soft substance that shouldn’t affect sharpness that fast

The ugly
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It was a rainy day, so i just wiped both blades with my sweatshirt and put back in their sheaths.

Today I’ve also discovered some rust stains on a Signal blade

Cleaned easily with Ballistol and a piece of cloth, still I find it pretty disappointing






Dream. Wish. Leave nothing undone. Repeat.
No Life Club Posts: 4,645
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5651 on: November 29, 2020, 04:14:47 AM »
The good

Show content

We spent some amazing time in the woods gathering mushrooms yesterday. I used Work Champ and handed a LM Signal with a brand new never used before factory sharped blade to my lady





Also used scissors to open a new pack of zesty Carpathian  herbal tea




The bad
Show content
After cutting a few shrooms the blade on a Work Champ stopped being shaving sharp - fixed really quick today, but to me shrooms are a pretty soft substance that shouldn’t affect sharpness that fast

The ugly
Show content

It was a rainy day, so i just wiped both blades with my sweatshirt and put back in their sheaths.

Today I’ve also discovered some rust stains on a Signal blade

Cleaned easily with Ballistol and a piece of cloth, still I find it pretty disappointing






LMs, especially bead blast models, rust easily because of the high carbon content of the steel (which isn't a bad thing if you ask me).  I cleaned my ST300, let it air dry about an hour or two; and then when I came back, there was rust stains all over the tools, the blades especially.
Newbie Posts: 6
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5652 on: November 30, 2020, 05:22:42 AM »
 :like:
  Earlier method did not work out so well as the coping saw blade was too tall to fit in the small grooves. So... dug out the Dremel tool and put on a fiberglass cut-off wheel. Reduced the height of the coping saw blade I had on hand, then used the flat side to make more uniform.

  (Image removed from quote.)

  Anticipation was getting to me, and had the LED Lenser H7R.2 on the charger from earlier. Nothing more annoying than an intermittently flashing LED light when it is needed. <insert Grr emote>

  So this took a few tries, maybe 4 or 5. Used the Crunch to get on the other end and I had to tug, wiggle, and pull. While using needle nosed pliers to keep the key protector open to see what was going on.

  (Image removed from quote.)

  Then... PLOINK! Out came the key and fell onto the driveway. That was WAAAAY EASIER than I thought it would be! :woohoo:

  And here's the broken key part that broke inside. Brought it indoors cause it was still snowing outside.

  (Image removed from quote.)


  Thus, the early morning 'broken in the door' key removal tools. :D

  (Image removed from quote.)

Nice!
Newbie Posts: 6
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5653 on: November 30, 2020, 05:23:32 AM »
 :rofl:
I used the Centerdrive Today to remove the intake wall plate from a Central Vac system in a huge house.
Then I grabbed a non-conductive fish tape and reamed the pipe in the wall for a few hours attempting to dislodge a blockage of some kind.
I closed the connections with the pliers to make the vac turn on with no hose attached to test the reaming?
I then took a Shop Vac to the thing and alternated between sucking with the shop vac and blowing with the central vac trying to move the blockage in either direction even a little bit!
After about 45 minutes of this I was able to grab and extract some kind of furry beast with the CD Pliers thus restoring the inlet to working!!!

(Image removed from quote.)

I am not a Vac technician. :dunno:
Hahah
Newbie Posts: 6
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5654 on: November 30, 2020, 05:24:08 AM »
 :multi:
Various gardening duties for the surge.  The vic saw is better than the standard leatherman saw for cutting bamboo canes


I like it
Newbie Posts: 6
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5655 on: November 30, 2020, 05:25:20 AM »
 :like:
Diesel & Bullrush helped to install e-track in the truck. (Along with power tools)

I like those
No Life Club Posts: 1,113
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5656 on: December 02, 2020, 11:17:24 AM »
The power went out and I got bored...so I made a bunch of cut-out minis.
These are made from foam foodservice trays my wife uses as paint pallets. Most of the cutting was done with a stanley box cutter or the minichamp's tiny scissors for some trimming. The paint is kinda kids story book because I was using junk craft paints, an old brush and toothpicks. But not bieng a mini builder I will take the pop-up book look as a win.

I used to be a lot of things, and someday will again.
But for now I'm just a lost jack of trades with neither mastery nor home. ~NoaIsumi
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 51,153
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5657 on: December 02, 2020, 01:44:58 PM »
 :like:
No Life Club Posts: 3,030
Re: What Did You Use Your Multitool For Today?
« Reply #5658 on: December 09, 2020, 05:10:20 AM »
Haven't used my Spirit lately for anything.  :think:

I knew my wife was a keeper when she transitioned from calling it a knife thingy to a multi-tool.

I might be crazy but it's kept me from going insane- Waylon Jennings

 

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