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The awl. Why??
on: September 18, 2007, 01:01:23 PM
Hi all,

Why is it that the awl is so common on multitools and SAK's??  I was looking through SAK's the other day and most probably had an awl but why??

As I have just bought a '66 Wenger SI it got me thinking why this little tool is so common as I doubt I have ever used one on any of my tools.

So, what have you all used your awl for?  Perhaps you will give me some inspiration!

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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 01:45:37 PM
Hi all,

Why is it that the awl is so common on multitools and SAK's??  I was looking through SAK's the other day and most probably had an awl but why??

As I have just bought a '66 Wenger SI it got me thinking why this little tool is so common as I doubt I have ever used one on any of my tools.

So, what have you all used your awl for?  Perhaps you will give me some inspiration!

Thanks

Benner
It's princibly a woodsmans tool, you can use it to drill hole's, pierce tin's, unpick knot's, use it as a scoring tool, you can even crudely sew with the awl on the 91mm sak's

It's one of those tool's that the only limit is your imagination, so I'd love to hear from other's what they use there's for :)
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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 01:46:35 PM
Sharpening pokey sticks!

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Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 01:54:46 PM
I use the awl for poking new holes in my belt... that's about it :P
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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 02:02:46 PM
You could also use it to sew extensions on it! 

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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007, 02:51:17 PM
Deja vu, anyone?

Awl, right?  I use mine awl the time as a wood screw starter, leather punch, probe, olive fork (once), scraper, reamer, poking air holes in metal lids (once), pull apart knots,  and that is awl I remember at the moment.  Maybe someday I'll use it to sew leather or canvas.  Some of what I carry is for situations that haven't yet happened.   

An awl is one of those implements that, if not present on a multitool, can be a deal breaker for me.  I have had one on almost every multitool I have carried for 50 years.  I want it, awl.  ;D   


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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #6 on: September 18, 2007, 07:10:59 PM
Deja vu, anyone?

Awl, right?  I use mine awl the time as a wood screw starter, leather punch, probe, olive fork (once), scraper, reamer, poking air holes in metal lids (once), pull apart knots,  and that is awl I remember at the moment.  Maybe someday I'll use it to sew leather or canvas.  Some of what I carry is for situations that haven't yet happened.   

An awl is one of those implements that, if not present on a multitool, can be a deal breaker for me.  I have had one on almost every multitool I have carried for 50 years.  I want it, awl.  ;D   
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znapschatz ;) ;D ;D
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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007, 10:35:02 PM
I work at a TV station and I used the awl on my wenger SI to fix a studio camera, without the awl the sports guy would have gone without his close-up!

and I used it to fix the closure on my son's diaper bag.

I used it to punch holes in a plastic bucket to set a small sump pump in my crawlspace when my water heater exploded...

I also used it to jury-rig the mower deck on my lawnmower....

I've also used it for all the stuff listed above...

The truth is, I'm afraid to leave home without it!
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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007, 10:39:33 PM
I work at a TV station and I used the awl on my wenger SI to fix a studio camera, without the awl the sports guy would have gone without his close-up!

and I used it to fix the closure on my son's diaper bag.

I used it to punch holes in a plastic bucket to set a small sump pump in my crawlspace when my water heater exploded...

I also used it to jury-rig the mower deck on my lawnmower....

I've also used it for all the stuff listed above...

The truth is, I'm afraid to leave home without it!
It is a cracking tool ain't it :)

On a british note, benner mate when your son's old enough, you can use the awl to drill his conkers every autumn ;)
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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007, 10:40:55 PM
Finally someone has mentioned something I would use it for!!!  ;D :D
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Reply #10 on: September 18, 2007, 10:47:34 PM
Finally someone has mentioned something I would use it for!!!  ;D :D
Only because I nearly went ass over wotsit on a conker outside work this afternoon ;D
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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #11 on: September 18, 2007, 10:56:58 PM
Folks still play conkers over there?  I haven't heard about anyone doing that in years!

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Reply #12 on: September 18, 2007, 10:58:55 PM
Folks still play conkers over there?  I haven't heard about anyone doing that in years!

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Well they've banned it in school in the name of health and safety :(

Which is a shame as I wanted to teach my son, my technique of how to shatter your opponents thumb >:D
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Reply #13 on: September 18, 2007, 11:04:22 PM
Conkers are a dangerous weapon?  I hope they don;t institute a zero tolerance policy- the courts are overworked enough and I'd hate to see more trees get arrested...

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Reply #14 on: September 18, 2007, 11:06:32 PM
Conkers are a dangerous weapon?  I hope they don;t institute a zero tolerance policy- the courts are overworked enough and I'd hate to see more trees get arrested...

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It could happen ;D  britain is full of agents working for the health and safety exective, just waiting to come down on anyone having fun ::)
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Reply #15 on: September 18, 2007, 11:08:25 PM
November is coming up soon...



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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #16 on: September 18, 2007, 11:10:37 PM
Ahh me faulks, we were expecting you ;D
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Reply #17 on: September 18, 2007, 11:11:20 PM
Faulks me?  No, no, Faulks you....

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Reply #18 on: September 18, 2007, 11:13:04 PM
Faulks me?  No, no, Faulks you....

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Right guvnor I's got the 'sposive's where's do you's wants em ;D
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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #19 on: September 18, 2007, 11:15:46 PM
Send'em to Ottawa...  we could use a bunch in our Parliament's basement as well...

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Reply #20 on: September 18, 2007, 11:16:38 PM
Send'em to Ottawa...  we could use a bunch in our Parliament's basement as well...

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I;ll get dunc to ship them over, so we save on postage ;D
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Reply #21 on: September 18, 2007, 11:20:21 PM
There's a good exercise for Palling Rescue- float some explosives to Canada safely!  :ahhh :ahhh

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Reply #22 on: September 18, 2007, 11:22:57 PM
There's a good exercise for Palling Rescue- float some explosives to Canada safely!  :ahhh :ahhh

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Reply #23 on: September 19, 2007, 12:16:06 AM
I have often thought that Mr Fawkes was the only man who went Parliament with honest intentions.As for the awl I ahve used it for making  belt holes ,screw starts and for digging out the odd troublesome splinter(OUCH)


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Reply #24 on: September 19, 2007, 12:26:31 AM
I use my awls basically for piercing things and untieing frozen knots.. and cant forget making new belt holes!
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Reply #25 on: September 19, 2007, 06:55:31 AM
Only because I nearly went ass over wotsit on a conker outside work this afternoon ;D

Hahaha... I have absolutely no idea what any of that means! 
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Reply #26 on: September 19, 2007, 11:07:51 AM
Only because I nearly went ass over wotsit on a conker outside work this afternoon ;D

Hahaha... I have absolutely no idea what any of that means! 

Hope this helps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conkers

Kinda like buckeyes 'round here ;)

I was afraid to search for "wotsit" ;D
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Re: The awl. Why??
Reply #27 on: September 19, 2007, 02:12:32 PM
Only because I nearly went ass over wotsit on a conker outside work this afternoon ;D

Hahaha... I have absolutely no idea what any of that means! 

Hope this helps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conkers

Kinda like buckeyes 'round here ;)

I was afraid to search for "wotsit" ;D
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Reply #28 on: September 19, 2007, 06:22:30 PM
Wait... you're from Ohio?  I'm no longer talking to you!
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Reply #29 on: September 19, 2007, 07:19:33 PM
Wait... you're from Ohio?  I'm no longer talking to you!
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