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Opinions on the Titanium Pocket Tool ?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by C0untZer0, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. C0untZer0

    C0untZer0 Member

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    It is basically a razor blade holder / wrench / hex bit driver.

    https://www.bigidesign.com/welcome/titanium-pocket-tool/

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    I carry a little Gerber 200 on my keychain. I have another keychain that has a Spyderco Bug and few more things on it like the Swiss+Tech Micro-Slim Flat Wrench:

    http://www.swisstechtools.com/proddetail.aspx?pid=120

    The Titanium Pocket Tool is smaller, thinner and lighter than the Swiss+Tech Micro-Slim Flat Wrench, and it has a blade.

    95% of the time when I use my knives, its for opening boxes or packages. The little blades aren't optimal, but they work. I've had some tough plastic packaging that required extra muscle and extra care because of the tiny blades, but I haven't run into a job that they couldn't accomplish (yet).

    I carried a Gerber EAB Lite for awhile and found it was useful and did all of the cutting jobs that I personally run across...

    The allure of the Titanium Pocket Tool would be that I'd be replacing a knife and a wrench / pry bar with a single tool. I guess my hesitation is using a razor instead of a knife blade for cutting tasks...
     

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  2. cdk8

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    That looks awesome. If you go for it, please post more pics and your impression.

    I carry a folder on me daily, but given how much opening boxes can gunk up the blade and how cardboard is hard on the edge, having an additional tool where I could just swap out the cutting edge would be a huge plus. It would also be nice for tasks I know will damage an edge. The additional tools would be nice too since I carry a multi in my bag but usually don't carry it on my person because of the size/weight (and it seems the times I need the multi the most are times I don't have my bag on me.)
     
  3. hso

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    Interesting
     
  4. bannockburn

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    A bit pricey but I like the design concept and it seems to be very well made.
     
  5. Speedo66

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    It would be too big for me, I try and keep the objects on my key ring to a minimum. Although I carry a small folding knife, a Leek, I find a Swiss+Tech Utili-key to be a useful addition on my key ring.

    It's got a very sharp partially serrated blade, bottle opener, phillips, and very important, an eyeglass size screwdriver. Best of all, as it sort of looks like a key, it can travel places a pocket knife can't. I've yet to be called on it in numerous trips through airport scanners. Only caveat, you'd best be careful using the knife portion, not much to hold on to.

    This one: http://www.lightinthebox.com/new-6-...214569159674&gclid=CM3a_erKt9ACFQUtaQod8j0Bgg
     
  6. C0untZer0

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    I have 2 keyrings, one I use for business and formal wear, and it is small and light, and the other keyring for less formal, and it is heavier and it currently has the Swiss+Tech Micro-Slim Flat Wrench, and the Spyderco Bug, and a PowerTac E8 flashlight - its a lot of stuff. I'm thinking the TPT could replace the Swiss+Tech Micro-Slim Flat Wrench, and the Spyderco Bug.

    The Swiss+Tech Utili-key could replace my Gerber 200 on my other keychain with something that has more functionality... I am kinds attached to the little Gerber though...
     
  7. C0untZer0

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    I did purchase the Big Idea Design pocket tool.

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    I think it can replace the little Spyderco on my key chain - which I mostly use to open boxes. It comes with a "finger safe blade" which works OK for opening boxes, but it won't cut through the plastic packaging that almost everything is packaged in nowadays. You can change out the finger-safe-blade for a standard utility razor blade which will cut through tough packaging.

    The bottle opener works. The flathead screwdriver works for larger slotted screws, it is a broad blade and for most screws that are fit flush to some surface, you can't get the screw driver blade down into the screw slot because the blade is too broad to get in there. Likewise if you were driving a screw with it - you wouldn't be able to screw it in flush. Its really more of a tiny pry bar than a screw driver.

    The Swiss+Tech Micro-Slim Flat Wrench has more built-in screw driver options and it also fits larger bolt heads / nuts.

    Measuring the wrench portion from the top jaw to the bottom jaw, there is a little more than 7/16" of space, which means it could turn a square 7/16" nut. When it comes to hex nuts, it can't turn a 5/16" hex nut or larger or an 8mm hex nut or larger. The Swiss+Tech Micro-Slim Flat Wrench can turn a 5/16" hex nut and a 8mm hex nut. I think the largest hex nut that I could fit the Titanium Pocket tool on was a 1/4" hex nut which I assume is 7/16" measured across the flats.

    I'm still undecided on this, I'm going to wear it on my key chain to get a better idea of how I like it or how useful it proves to be.
     
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