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CRKT Exitool 4996

Ambidangerous Mistress of Mod Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,038 I'm not all bad, I'm just drawn that way.
CRKT Exitool
« on: March 10, 2010, 04:07:45 PM »
Now this looks like a great idea to me. :tu:

http://www.crkt.com/ExiTool-Seat-Belt-Cutter-Window-Breaker-LED-Flashlight-Tool

Having the tool securely attached exactly where you expect to find it seems like the most sensible placement in a genuine emergency, which is what this type of tool is all about after all. They don't seem to be available yet so we'll have to hold judgement on whether they have got it right or not 

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,365 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 06:05:46 PM »
Tragically we didn't get a chance to play with this one at SHOT this year, so I really don't know much about it.  I would like to get my hands on one and see if it's any good- I agree- hooking it on a seatbelt is a good way to ensure it's handy when you need it, although I wonder if it would hold on well enough so you could find it while dazed, in shock or upside down in a car, whether it would slide around on the belt and annoy you into tossing it out the window, or whether it would poke you pretty good in the event of a sudden stop.

My preference is still to put things like that on the sun visor....

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Ambidangerous Mistress of Mod Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,038 I'm not all bad, I'm just drawn that way.
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 11:22:38 PM »
I didn't think of putting it on there... you're not just a pretty face Grant ;)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,365 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 03:48:45 AM »
Thankfully, since I don't do a very good job of being a pretty face!  :D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,352
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 04:02:07 AM »
One tidbit of warning:  with how secondary school campuses in the US are, students and faculty would probably be better off without the tools, seeing how the bloody "zero-tolerance" policies would probably be stupidly applied into saying the "cutting edge" is worthy of the "ZOMG!!!!  BALEET TEH STUDENT!!!!" response. -_-

I am curious about seeing reviews on it, though; if they're favorable, I may just get one for myself. *nods*
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,550
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 05:00:56 AM »
I like the photochopped pics of flashlight and window breaking.  ::)

Anybody watched the video? It looks huge.
No Life Club Posts: 2,277
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 04:20:17 AM »
Haha yeah that window breaking pic is one of the worst photoshops ever.

It is a good idea, but my first thoughts were the same as Def's.
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,790 Aggressive in defence
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2010, 10:42:10 AM »
Its a good idea to have a rescue tool fixed in a easy reach position because things get thrown around the cabin in an accident but would this one on the seat belt be more trouble then its worth . In day to day use would it keep catching on clothes etc.

Dunc
Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,174
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 02:25:40 AM »
Did anyone ever get one of these?
Or do you have any other recommendations???
Been thinking of geting a seat belt cutter for the car for a while now eg Z rex etc
I like this design

Its a good idea to have a rescue tool fixed in a easy reach position because things get thrown around the cabin in an accident - but would this one on the seat belt be more trouble then its worth . In day to day use would it keep catching on clothes etc.
Dunc

Not sure I agree Dunc - I think for precisely this reason - having it on the belt would be perfect. A cutter would get thrown around if you have it somewhere else - eg tucked into visor, in a dashboard or door pocket, glovebox  etc - It could end up anywhere.
Also I do not think it would catch on clothes etc - See pic (taken from CRKT website)

My only concern would be how easy it is to get on and off the belt? Actually just off the belt?  :salute:
And how well/quickly does it do the slicing?
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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,365 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 11:48:33 AM »
I have one, and I have to say, it is probably the only tool from CRKT I have been disappointed in.  And that includes the Flux.

It's bulky, awkward, feels kind of flimsy and just generally seems like a bad idea.  I'll stick with my Ring Tool/KERT over the Exitool.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,174
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2014, 01:10:43 AM »
Hey Thanks for update Boss/Def/Grant

Hmm - Yes I was not totally convinced on the Exitool.
The cutter blade seems a bit buried and the whole thing could be awkward to take off hte belt etc.
I knew about the KERT - But kinda liked the glass punch and torch on the Exit.

Since I worote the note I found the ResQme - which seems to have mixed reviews - But does everything.

Probably end up getting a rescue me and a KERT  :)

Cheers
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,365 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: CRKT Exitool
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 10:11:22 PM »
The ResQMe tool is actually a pretty neat little tool.  I haven't tried to extricate myself from a flaming wreck with it, but it does seem a lot more solid than most of the other rescue type tools out there.

I'm a big fan of the ResQMe tool.  I'm not sure how useful it would actually be, but for under $10 I'm sure it will be a lot more useful than not having one.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.

 

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