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What's on your keychain?

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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1740 on: May 03, 2022, 09:00:03 PM
For everyone that's put down a DoohicKey tool, a short story.

This past weekend, my daughter asked if I wanted to go to an air show at a nearby Air Force Base.  Of course, yeah.  When we got there I was told; no knives and the like.  So my multitool, SAK, anything with a blade had to stay in the truck.
Well, wouldn't you know that a screw came loose on the wheel of my wheelchair. 
After a little bit of thinking I remembered that I keep a DoohicKey Plus on my keyring.
Couple minutes later I was rolling along purdy as ever.


The Doohickey Plus is a huge improvement over the "classic" model. I bought one about a week ago, and have used pretty much all the additional features already. And I don't even keep it on my keys--it's usually carried loose next to a small folding knife around the house.


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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1741 on: May 03, 2022, 09:14:44 PM
I lost my keys, but eventually found them. I rebuilt the set to be as lightweight as possible, and haven't gone back to the old set. Current setup--Nite Ize G-Series as the carabiner. I can no longer use it in the same way as I did the 200 lb. rated carbiner I had (which had been used to close chains before), but it does the job its intended to do without much size and bulk. I'm lucky I have a 25 year old truck (in two months, I can get a much cheaper "antique" plan from Hagerty as the truck was built in July 1997, and is a 1998 model) which means no stupid fob or heavy, oversized key. I can replace it for less than $5.



The red key was intended to be the house key, but I ended up selecting the wrong one. It does the same job as the pink boot did, in making my keys more visible.



Tools are Olight i1R2 in "desert tan" and Proto's J-100. A sliver i1R2 is swapped in when the other is charging, and vice versa.

The Proto J-100 is a modern interpretation of the "classic" advertising item from many years ago. Since the '90s, a rebadged Stanley design had been used, but in 2017 Proto released a redesigned version. I didn't know they had it until going over a catalog two years later.

It's super thick!





Problem is, they're hard to get. Fastenal, despite selling Proto items in-store here, doesn't have them, and would have to special order them for me. People charge stupid prices on eBay. Since I had to go online anyway, I got mine from Grainger for about $6. It's a surprisingly low price, as it's US-made; but around the cost of the quite cheaply made Nite Ize Doohickey, despite being TWICE as thick!

I love it as a large screwdriver and a pry tool. I actually had to take it off my keys and hit it with a hammer in a pinch once, and it barely even scratched. I think these are made from a proper tool steel, like D2.


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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1742 on: May 03, 2022, 11:27:40 PM
That is a thick pry tool.  They got the heat treat on the steel right for sure.    :like:
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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1743 on: June 25, 2022, 04:04:50 PM


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Reply #1744 on: June 25, 2022, 08:12:21 PM
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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1745 on: June 26, 2022, 12:45:30 AM
Love the Little spydie, probably not the price  lol
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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1746 on: June 27, 2022, 02:33:00 AM
Love the Little spydie, probably not the price  lol

The little Spydie Bug is really inexpensive.  The Honey Bee is a bit bigger and not much more to buy.  :)
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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1747 on: June 27, 2022, 02:36:14 AM
Just removed three keys from my keyring.  None of which I have used in years.  Only two of them I can actually remember what they are for, the third one is a mystery.  :think:
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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1748 on: June 27, 2022, 02:44:18 AM
Just removed three keys from my keyring.  None of which I have used in years.  Only two of them I can actually remember what they are for, the third one is a mystery.  :think:

I only have one actual key on my ring now.  My house key rides along with my keyless Dodge fob and a small nanolight.
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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1749 on: June 27, 2022, 07:09:04 PM


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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1750 on: June 27, 2022, 07:11:24 PM
Love the Little spydie, probably not the price  lol

I have more expensive knives in my drawer...this bug is always on keys.
In my country for price of Bug i can get 15 liters of gasoline...talk about what really IS expensive  :rant:


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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1751 on: June 27, 2022, 11:31:49 PM
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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1752 on: June 28, 2022, 12:41:34 AM
Oh wait! Yes! The Bug is cheaper than gas!! Guess I was looking at the wrong one. But I still want a SAK on the keys.

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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1753 on: June 28, 2022, 07:58:02 AM
Oh wait! Yes! The Bug is cheaper than gas!! Guess I was looking at the wrong one. But I still want a SAK on the keys.

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I got my bank loan approved today!! Yes! Now I can by gas for the car.....

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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1754 on: July 06, 2022, 03:45:26 AM
Just removed three keys from my keyring.  None of which I have used in years.  Only two of them I can actually remember what they are for, the third one is a mystery.  :think:

I mark my keys with their use.  Most of them are made of brass so it is easy to engrave them using an old Dremel engraving tool.
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Reply #1755 on: July 06, 2022, 05:54:06 AM
My new rule is useful keys and tools that look like keys only- and a dog tag and Ti whistle...
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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1756 on: July 06, 2022, 03:42:29 PM
Since now I use a keyfob and not keys, I have a LM brewzer, SAK Classic BoA edition, work locker key, house key and my homemade paracord lanyard (about 3in) with a clip if I need to clip to pants or other object.

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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1757 on: July 21, 2022, 02:23:14 PM




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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1758 on: July 21, 2022, 09:15:29 PM
2 or 3 keys only he said........


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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1759 on: August 03, 2022, 12:39:24 AM
Back to only necessary keys-4, ti Whistle and dog's tag AND SAK Classic  :salute:
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Re: What's on your keychain?
Reply #1760 on: August 12, 2022, 08:24:00 PM
Trying this set up - 3 keys (x2 locker keys and one Chubb) Mortise/Mortice locks are thing here in the UK

Not sure if it'll last  :think: :dunno:

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