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SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos! 7394

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2020, 04:08:46 PM »
Will, I ordered an XS from ktool this week as well.  Hopefully its a legit entity. 

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2020, 05:05:52 PM »
In my edc, the executive and T5 Idl Tools.


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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2020, 05:11:01 PM »
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2020, 03:20:10 AM »
Has anyone considered either a 4LN or 4WR Vise Grip (Petersen, not Irwin)? Either of those or even the larger (but not large) 6LN. Knipex makes a model similar to the 6LN. Has anyone ever tried the Knipex model? I'd like to, but as I already have two of the 6LN Vise Grips, it would be redundant (not that "redundant" has ever stopped any of us!)
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2020, 05:03:01 AM »
I had ordered the 5inch Knipex pliers the other day and they arrived today. I was surprised how small and light weight they are. The plan was not to have these for my carry, but rather for the tool box. There are always hard to reach spots somewhere, and these are perfect for those areas.

I just checked though, and they fit perfectly into my EDC pouch. So might as well carry them along with the Ranger. Will take some photos tomorrow.
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2020, 07:04:54 AM »
I had ordered the 5inch Knipex pliers the other day and they arrived today. I was surprised how small and light weight they are. The plan was not to have these for my carry, but rather for the tool box. There are always hard to reach spots somewhere, and these are perfect for those areas.

I just checked though, and they fit perfectly into my EDC pouch. So might as well carry them along with the Ranger. Will take some photos tomorrow.

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2020, 07:16:07 AM »
Has anyone considered either a 4LN or 4WR Vise Grip (Petersen, not Irwin)? Either of those or even the larger (but not large) 6LN. Knipex makes a model similar to the 6LN. Has anyone ever tried the Knipex model? I'd like to, but as I already have two of the 6LN Vise Grips, it would be redundant (not that "redundant" has ever stopped any of us!)

I have Irwin 5WR Vise Grips. The wire cutters aren't very good, there's too much gap between the anvil and blade. Plus they are a bit weighty for limited functionality. They seem fine for pliers and the locking function, though.

I don't have any experience with Petersen or the other tools you mentioned
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2020, 07:36:28 PM »


Here is the new set. In this picture it does not look like the pliers fit in the pouch, but it works pretty well  :tu:
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2020, 07:59:56 PM »
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2020, 09:31:48 AM »
I have joined the Cobra XS club.  :tu:

A workmate asked if I got them from a cereal box  :facepalm:

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« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2020, 10:09:15 AM »
Congrats  :like:

And I thought that my Knipex 125 was small.  :facepalm:

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2020, 10:14:39 AM »
I have joined the Cobra XS club.  :tu:

A workmate asked if I got them from a cereal box  :facepalm:

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 :rofl:

... they look great Rob  :tu:
Do you mind posting a comparison pic of it fully open compared to Wave, Crunch, Spirit pliers or similar?

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2020, 10:32:18 AM »
I have joined the Cobra XS club.  :tu:

A workmate asked if I got them from a cereal box  :facepalm:


I bought one to see what they are like.  It's a good quality tool, but tiny. Way too small for my (largish) hands, so promptly gifted to the missus (she thinks it is OK for her more delicate hands).

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2020, 10:49:10 AM »
History repeats itself. We went from pliers and SAK, to multi-tool, to pliers and SAK. :like:
If only Victorinox brought back the Practical Toolset!
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=32382.0
Pic stolen from Chako :cheers:
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2020, 11:28:06 AM »
Still on the fence whether I should need another pilers, but this XS Cobra is just so tempting!

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Here is the new set. In this picture it does not look like the pliers fit in the pouch, but it works pretty well  :tu:
SVL, that' a really functional set with pouch right there!

History repeats itself. We went from pliers and SAK, to multi-tool, to pliers and SAK. :like:
If only Victorinox brought back the Practical Toolset!
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=32382.0
Pic stolen from Chako :cheers:
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I don't remember see this one, but great re-cap.  Fascinating thread, isn't it?

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2020, 12:12:14 PM »
:rofl:

... they look great Rob  :tu:
Do you mind posting a comparison pic of it fully open compared to Wave, Crunch, Spirit pliers or similar?

I only have a Spirit to compare. The Cobras are open to their specified max opening, 28mm for pipe. The Spirit is open all the way, not really usable that far open

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2020, 12:15:34 PM »
Here's a shot with the Cobra at specified open over top of the Spirit pliers at full open

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2020, 02:09:51 PM »
Thanks a million Rob !
That's exactly what I wanted to see  :cheers:

   ...or maybe not...'because I want one now  :D

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2020, 05:17:23 AM »
FX & chrome-plated Knipex Cobra 125mm
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2020, 09:58:45 AM »
Not seen this thread, but it reminded me of when I worked with a heating engineer for a year or so a few years back and regularly carried these to help assemble/dismantle domestic boilers and drain down CH systems - the small size of these were spot on, and sat on my belt which is why they stayed so clean - only thing missing is a butterfly radiator key which lived in my pocket (now sits in the bathroom cabinet as my bathroom radiator is the system high point and is the only one which needs periodic bleeding).
Didn’t know Knipex made 100 versions now!
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2020, 11:27:05 AM »



 :D

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2020, 10:49:51 PM »
Thanks a million Rob !
That's exactly what I wanted to see  :cheers:

   ...or maybe not...'because I want one now  :D

Even paired up with a multitool with pliers, these would be handy. Very often you have to hold a nut and need two spanners. If you want them you'll find a way to convince and justify to yourself...  :D
No Life Club Posts: 4,809 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2020, 11:07:57 PM »
....If you want them you'll find a way to convince and justify to yourself...  :D

It's amazing what a serious application of "man-maths" can achieve ....   :rofl:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,291
Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2020, 12:26:30 AM »

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2020, 12:57:26 AM »
It's amazing what a serious application of "man-maths" can achieve ....   :rofl:

Yep, I wanted some, but not at $80 I initially saw them for.  Sometimes it's just down to how much you're willing to pay  :tu:
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2020, 09:47:29 AM »
The XS does look cute, and could pair up with my 100mm bahco...... £20-25 in the UK......mmmmmm
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #57 on: November 17, 2020, 10:40:50 AM »
Yeah... thanks to Rob I did order one for 21€... from Germany. Shipping will be slow though  :ahhh

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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #58 on: November 17, 2020, 11:00:13 AM »
Bloomin’ enablers, eh, McStitchy!,?? :rofl:
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Re: SAK and Pliers to replace a Multitool? Show me your Combos!
« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2020, 12:25:01 PM »
I'm interested in those little Cobras. Haven't seen any reviews yet

An old video, but still an impressive demo of the grip strength of the Cobra 125mm, from 5:45:
https://youtu.be/n4laN6BkyjY

I carry one of them in my EDC bag, with a 111mm Outrider. The Rebar rides along, it has a handy needle nose, it can cut wire and has more drivers, a serrated blade and a file.





Here are a few old size comparison pics with a Rebar and Spyderco Native 5.



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