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Powernoodle Day 30!Touching up the serrated blade with a Victorinox sharpener to start the final day. I can hit the plain edge and the large scallops, but not the small ones. Thank you S for a fine challenge and everyone who participated.
Another perfect backdrop Poncho!
Anyone know why the badge isn't available for request? Sent fra min FRD-L09 via Tapatalk
Powernoodle how did you like carrying the Rx for the month? Can you debrief us with things you like or things you miss?
RF52 and powernoodle now have the award
Should be requestable now
RF52 and powernoodle now have the award I will try and award as people finish but if I miss anyone let me know or go and request the award
Day 30(Image removed from quote.)Happy Halloween! Find sometime tonight to carve the pumpkin, gonna I only use the Skeley for half the job, didn't realize how robust is the spine until you use it for carve. SAK small blade did help with all the tight turns and curves.If I am not too late, I gonna submit this one for the GAW this month as well.
Day 30A box from Chewy arrived, so the Skeletool opened it immediately to an impatient dog who could smell the goods i side. It contained the new cover for Fisher’s cot and some treats. The Skeletool hammer head came in handy to help tap the corners on tight saving the hand.(Image removed from quote.)Fisher approves of the job.(Image removed from quote.)
Day 30: This has been a fun challenge. Congratualtions to awl who made this challenge so much fun, kept it interesting along the way, and crossed the finish line. Thanks to Sos24 for kicking this thing off and keeping us in line....for the most part. I started this challenge a bit ambivalent about the Skeletool and remain the same. On the one hand, it is hard not to like the Skele. It is a cool looking multitool. It is easy to carry with the integral pocket clip. It isn't too bulky or heavy. If I think that it is a nice pocket knife, one with a pair of pliers and a few drivers, it is pretty darned good. During this challenge, I most needed a knife and a pair of pliers. The Phillips driver was handy a couple of times. The only thing I really missed was a can opener.....and a pair of scissors. Be that as it may, given my circumstances over the challenge, I never felt deprived. So....a perfect multitool....right?Well.....there's the rub: If I start thinking about it as a multitool....it starts to feel a bit thin in the tool selection. I don't think I did anything with the Skeletool that I couldn't have done with a Deluxe Tinker, Handyman, or SwissChamp. And the Deluxe Tinker is even easier to carry. True, the Skele's pliers are more capable, but for my uses this month...the DT wold have worked as well. Comparing it to other Leatherman tools, it starts to look downright limited. The PST is roughly the same size, has better needle nose pliers and more tools. For those of you who like a file....the PST has a decent file. For us awl lovers, the PST has a lame but useful awl. And the PST has a very useful can opener/cap lifter. The Skele's cap lifter is a nice thought, but clumsy to use. The Skeletool might be a bit easier to carry with its clip and snap link (what is up with that snap link....? anyone actually use that? ), but I am very happy dropping a PST into my pocket. Or using the handy sheath. The Juice S2 has some serious advantages over the Skeletool, and with only slightly smaller pliers. The Juice is smaller, easier to carry, has scissors (!), a cap lifter/can opener, several drivers, and an outside opening knie blade that is nearly the same length of the Skele's blade. The S2 may be even easier to carry than the Deluxe Tinker. In addition to being smaller overall, the Juice weighs a little less (on my scale):In just about every way--size, portability, capability, and even comfort--the Juice S2 takes the win. So, why own or carry a Skeletool? For me...I like the simplicity. For me it's a pocket knife with some pliers. Maybe I don't need more than that in reality. My grandfather got by with a Stockman traditional. He probably would have been tickled with delight with a Skeletool. He had a can opener in the kitchen. He kept files in a tool box. He didn't bother with scissors much. As stated earlier, I never lack for a tool when I needed one. I also like the ergos. Yes, there are a few sharp edges here and there, but overall the Skele's ergos are quite nice. I find it is a pleasant tool to hold and use. The blade is well designed and functional.Lastly, I like the fact the the two onboard 2D bits are customizable. If I know that I might need a specific driver for some piece of kit or gear, I can be sure to have the appropriate bit stowed and ready. I can toss a few extra bits into a pocket. So in my mind, there is a bit of additional versatility that the Skele can provide with being able to change bits. (For this challenge though, I just left the Phillips and Flat driver bits in place....don't often need much else.)So, I come away from this challenge liking the Skele as much as or more than, ever.....but I probably won't carry it much. I like having a wood saw, scissors, and a can opener. Where's me Rebar X......?