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Detective (Explorer plus pliers)

za Offline Max Stone

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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #30 on: November 14, 2022, 08:44:42 PM
Thanks all  :hatsoff: sorry I can't take orders  :pok:

Once I realized that Vic pliers are more like super-tweezers, I found them really useful, almost indispensable.

Case in point - my son popped a key off his laptop, and in my efforts to click it back down, I bent one of the tiny metal ⌈-shaped retainers that clips to the pivot below the key.

The precision Vic pliers were perfect to grip and reshape the tiny tab of metal that was too small for a normal needle nose, and too rigid for tweezers.

I've also used the Vic pliers to recover a few wayward cards and oddments that always fall down the side of my car seat in that annoying gap that's just too small to reach.  :tu:

Oh - and the Vic pliers have the most satisfying clunk of any tool in the 91mm range.  :D
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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #31 on: November 15, 2022, 02:18:11 AM
 :iagree:. The most overlooked tool on a SAK! 
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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #32 on: April 08, 2024, 08:06:05 PM
It's been a while, but still my daily carry. Just changed the scales so my excuse to post a few pics and let everyone know I'm still around :salute:

In order of descending frequency, the tools I use the most are:
- Scissors
- Small blade
- Pliers
- Inline Phillips
- Large blade
- Cap lifter (but as a flat driver/pry bar)
- Pin
- Awl
- Tin opener (but as a small flat driver/scraper)
- Magnifier rarely (maybe twice in last year)
- Pen almost never used, so happy to ditch the plus scales. T&T also rarely used.
- No use for the hook or corkscrew in the last year.

I carry on this short belt hook wearing jeans or shorts, and a longer one with other pants with deeper pockets.

Need to replace the small blade as I put a small wave in the edge after I used it to remove a snap back on a watch  :facepalm:

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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #33 on: April 08, 2024, 08:37:09 PM
Need to replace the small blade as I put a small wave in the edge after I used it to remove a snap back on a watch  :facepalm:

Oh geez.  That pretty much ruined it.

You should probably do a giveaway.   :cheers:


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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #34 on: April 08, 2024, 09:27:59 PM
I'd been gearing up to make one of these exact models myself. I thought it was a unique combo and had no idea someone had already made it!
I was struggling to think of a name, TBH.


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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #35 on: April 08, 2024, 09:48:59 PM
I love this knife.  The usage order is almost exactly what mine is with the Swisschamp, except I've actually had a couple of genuine corkscrew uses in the past year  :cheers:
Barry


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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #36 on: April 08, 2024, 09:51:20 PM
Excellent toolset!  I'm a sucker for Vic pliers on anything, but this is particularly good.  Close to a Cybertool M...

I was struggling to think of a name, TBH.

I've always thought of this as a Deluxe Explorer.


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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #37 on: April 08, 2024, 09:53:43 PM
 :iagree: I love the pliers
Barry


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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #38 on: April 08, 2024, 10:48:27 PM
So…

If Deluxe Tinker = Tinker + Scissors + Pliers

Shouldn’t this model be a Deluxe Passenger?
:think:


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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #39 on: April 09, 2024, 07:43:35 AM
So…

If Deluxe Tinker = Tinker + Scissors + Pliers

Shouldn’t this model be a Deluxe Passenger?
:think:
Then Super Passenger = super secret alias of Explorer…right?   :think:


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Re: Detective (Explorer plus pliers)
Reply #40 on: April 09, 2024, 01:19:59 PM
Then Super Passenger = super secret alias of Explorer…right?   :think:
The Explorer could certainly have been called the Super Passenger.  But Marketing decided that Explorer sounded cooler, and there’s no arguing with them…


 

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