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Toolbox Challenge - January 2022 9713

Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,249 Born to multitask.
Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« on: October 04, 2021, 04:07:46 PM »


Oh, so multi-tools are a compromise, are they? They don't excel at anything, you say? :pok:
Alright then, time to put your mouth where your money is. :think:
This January, multi-functionality is a no-go. Time to carry the right tool for the job.  :like:


Rules:
1. Carry tools with single functions only. No multi-tools, no multi-layer Swiss Army Knives, no combo one-piece tools, no wallet ninjas.
2. Post a photo of a single function tool for each day of January.
3. Some tools have one feature but many functions. This is fine. A dedicated flathead may be used as a screwdriver, pry bar, wedge, scraper, etc; but it is only one feature: a flathead screwdriver, so it is ok to carry.
4. Some tools are combination tools by design, like pliers, hammers, axes, etc. This is acceptable.
5. Tools that have a slot for multiple accessories are acceptable, like mini bit ratchets, scalpel holders, etc.
6. No need to commit to a set of tools from Day 1, but it would be nice to see your core edc that will be replacing your normal multi-functional tools.
7. Other stuff.



The badges will be the Knipex tiny pliers. :dd:



Let's do this.
1. ReamerPunch
2.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 71,377
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 04:22:41 PM »
Interesting concept :cheers: I usually do use the right tool for the job at work :think: but always keep a MT handy anyways :D foe those just in case type moments that do come up rather often :ahhh

So, unless I change my mind this is a no go for me :whistle: :D

Good luck to all those that do sign up :salute: I will watch and might even post some pics as the month rolls on :tu:
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Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 04:25:56 PM »
(Image removed from quote.)

Oh, so multi-tools are a compromise, are they? They don't excel at anything, you say? :pok:
Alright then, time to put your mouth where your money is. :think:
This January, multi-functionality is a no-go. Time to carry the right tool for the job.  :like:


Rules:
1. Carry tools with single functions only. No multi-tools, no multi-layer Swiss Army Knives, no combo one-piece tools, no wallet ninjas.
2. Post a photo of a single function tool for each day of January.
3. Some tools have one feature but many functions. This is fine. A dedicated flathead may be used as a screwdriver, pry bar, wedge, scraper, etc; but it is only one feature: a flathead screwdriver, so it is ok to carry.
4. Some tools are combination tools by design, like pliers, hammers, axes, etc. This is acceptable.
5. Tools that have a slot for multiple accessories are acceptable, like mini bit ratchets, scalpel holders, etc.
6. No need to commit to a set of tools from Day 1, but it would be nice to see your core edc that will be replacing your normal multi-functional tools.
7. Other stuff.

(Image removed from quote.)
(Image removed from quote.)
The badges will be the Knipex tiny pliers. :dd:



Let's do this.
1. ReamerPunch
2.

I think you should post this in MonoTool.org.

 :whistle:

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 71,377
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 05:10:38 PM »
 :rofl:
Hero Member Posts: 833
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2021, 01:28:24 AM »
I think you should post this in MonoTool.org.

 :whistle:

 :rofl:
No Life Club Posts: 1,734
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2021, 03:38:07 AM »
Given that MTs are supplemental tools for me, this challenge would not be difficult. And I guess it would be interesting to highlight some of the other tools I use. Most importantly, I want that Knipex badge  :gimme:, though I don't know if there will be enough interest here this type of challenge.

1. ReamerPunch
2. Adam5
Hero Member Posts: 833
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2021, 05:06:05 AM »
though I don't know if there will be enough interest here this type of challenge.

I'm interested, but I'm trying to think how I could realistically do this one.  I have some small tools too, but I don't have room in my pockets to carry a knife, a screwdriver, and a pair of pliers.
No Life Club Posts: 4,399
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2021, 07:17:51 AM »
…Most importantly, I want that Knipex badge  :gimme:


:iagree: that’s one very cool badge

Sounds like an interesting challenge RP :tu:


1. ReamerPunch
2. Adam5
3. Echotech
Hero Member Posts: 765
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2021, 01:30:01 PM »
:iagree: that’s one very cool badge

And I want it, but maybe not enough to carry at least three tools (blade, screwdriver, pliers). 

The best men carry pocket knives, and then he gave me one.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,420 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2021, 02:07:07 PM »
I'm interested, but I'm trying to think how I could realistically do this one.  I have some small tools too, but I don't have room in my pockets to carry a knife, a screwdriver, and a pair of pliers.

Get more and/or bigger pockets.

 :pok: :pok:

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 1,832
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2021, 02:53:58 PM »
The badge is definitely cool and I'll be following this, but I don't own some core pieces I would want for this (Knipex Cobra/Plierwrench, mini ratchet etc.) and pocket carrying a dedicated file seems risky  :ahhh

Unless things change I'll just be keeping an eye on this  :tu:

Become the night and join us for the Batman Challenge in January!
No Life Club Posts: 1,832
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2021, 02:54:29 PM »
:iagree: that’s one very cool badge

Sounds like an interesting challenge RP :tu:


1. ReamerPunch
2. Adam5
3. Echotech

I don't know if you can stick it out with a real hammer, not the superior hammerhead  :pok:

Become the night and join us for the Batman Challenge in January!
No Life Club Posts: 4,399
Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2021, 06:28:21 AM »
I don't know if you can stick it out with a real hammer, not the superior hammerhead  :pok:
:rofl:

Hero Member Posts: 765
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2021, 03:04:39 PM »
I've been thinking about this as a minimalist challenge.  Small Knipex, screwdriver, and a knife, mainly so I could fit it in a small belt pouch.   :think:


The best men carry pocket knives, and then he gave me one.
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,249 Born to multitask.
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2021, 11:25:56 PM »
That's my idea as well. Not minimalist necessarily, but the core edc tools can go in a pouch.

Hero Member Posts: 765
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2021, 12:03:58 AM »
That's my idea as well. Not minimalist necessarily, but the core edc tools can go in a pouch.

That's a great kit.  I've got its overkill brother in my day pack. 

My minimalist idea:



And you reminded me that I have an old ratchet driver.




The best men carry pocket knives, and then he gave me one.
Hero Member Posts: 765
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2021, 11:38:09 AM »
OK, I'm in. 

1. ReamerPunch
2. Adam5
3. Echotech
4. Fireman

The best men carry pocket knives, and then he gave me one.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,399
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2021, 01:29:26 PM »
This sounds alright!  :2tu: I'm in... maybe...


1. ReamerPunch
2. Adam5
3. Echotech
4. Fireman
5. Fuzzy (thinking about it)

Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,249 Born to multitask.
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Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2021, 05:39:46 AM »
I picked up a small screwdriver today specifically for this challenge - a Klein Tools 4-in-1 Electronics Pocket Screwdriver.  This, along with my smallest pliers and an undecided pocket knife, will complete my "deconstructed multitool".  I'm in.

1. ReamerPunch
2. Adam5
3. Echotech
4. Fireman
5. Fuzzy (thinking about it)
6. Rich_SD

Here's a pic of the pliers and the pocket screwdriver (Skeletool included just for size comparison).

No Life Club Posts: 1,832
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2021, 05:59:21 AM »
I look forward to seeing the pouches you guys carry your load-outs in  :popcorn:

Become the night and join us for the Batman Challenge in January!
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Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2021, 07:40:07 AM »
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The badges will be the Knipex tiny pliers.
Your exact badges, with the backgrounds colour matched and some anti-aliasing to smooth out the text and curves:


(I was bored, and image processing is fun.)
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,249 Born to multitask.
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2021, 09:20:44 AM »
Those badges are so sweet! :like:
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,249 Born to multitask.
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2021, 09:44:07 AM »
I picked up a small screwdriver today specifically for this challenge - a Klein Tools 4-in-1 Electronics Pocket Screwdriver.  This, along with my smallest pliers and an undecided pocket knife, will complete my "deconstructed multitool".  I'm in.

1. ReamerPunch
2. Adam5
3. Echotech
4. Fireman
5. Fuzzy (thinking about it)
6. Rich_SD

Here's a pic of the pliers and the pocket screwdriver (Skeletool included just for size comparison).

(Image removed from quote.)

Nice! Welcome aboard! :like:
Hero Member Posts: 765
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2021, 01:54:24 PM »
I look forward to seeing the pouches you guys carry your load-outs in  :popcorn:

NiteIze tie is all that's needed.  :tu:



My favorite real bottle opener. 8)



And for Echotech.  The pocket meat tenderizer.


The best men carry pocket knives, and then he gave me one.
No Life Club Posts: 1,832
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2021, 02:46:14 PM »
NiteIze tie is all that's needed.  :tu:

(Image removed from quote.)

My favorite real bottle opener. 8)

(Image removed from quote.)

And for Echotech.  The pocket meat tenderizer.

(Image removed from quote.)

You're not going to carry a knife?!  :ahhh

Become the night and join us for the Batman Challenge in January!
Hero Member Posts: 765
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2021, 03:08:06 PM »
You're not going to carry a knife?!  :ahhh

Of course, but that's easy to carry.  It's all the other stuff that will be problematic.  Expecially the meat tenderizer.  :pok: :rofl:

The best men carry pocket knives, and then he gave me one.
Hero Member Posts: 833
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2021, 08:29:55 PM »
Does anyone have a good suggestion for a single-function pocket prybar that's not too expensive?  I found several prybars I like, but they all have another function built in (like a bottle opener).  I need something that qualifies for this challenge, and I don't want to pay a lot since I'm not likely to use it after the challenge.
Thread Killer 2017 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,249 Born to multitask.
Hero Member Posts: 833
Re: Toolbox Challenge - January 2022
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2021, 10:18:44 PM »
Thanks!

 

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