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    Posted: 20 March 2012 at 4:23pm
During the last few years, I started carrying a few tools on me and I find it nice when I have the tool I need on me at the time. Thing is, my Key ring tool broke on me and I am looking to replace it. I used to carry this:


Anyone know of anything similar? I carry my Kershaw Leek (knife), a small button flashlight, and a bottle opener anyway so I do not need those. What I need in a tool is a decent phillips head screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, nail file, and nail cleaner since that is what I used my utili key for. I would like to add a set of tweezers to the mix too, but I want one tool and those Swiss Army Knifes are junky and I dont want a leatherman.

I could just buy another Utili-Key, but upgrading is nice. 
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Victorinox Swiss-army knives are not junky. I'd suggest a multi-tool if you need stuff like that often. The Gerbers deploy a lot more quickly than a Leatherman.
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heh, i bought someone a utili-key and I found it quite dangerous.  The "blade" on it seemed to end up being the handle for most of the other things.  
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I have a mini-pleatherman (not genuine leatherman), it's about the size of a memory stick, has come in handy many times.
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What would be a typical scenario in which you would use this kind of tool?
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PCF: There are two, one with a knife and one without. I have/had the one without a knife.

Lightning bolt: I used my old one for a nail cleaner, nail file (both of which weren't necessary, but convienient), screwdriver, and a wire cutter. Screwdriver became really convenient for a tool that I didn't even notice was there.

Rednekk: I have a Victorinox mini-knife, and it seems useless other than something to hold tweezers, cut paper, and file nails. The knife, IMO, isn't practical for anything.
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Not a pocket tool but a belt buckle. I have 2, they work really good. #2 philips #2 flat head, 1/2, 9/16 and 3/4 wrenches and a bottle opener.
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https://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/e25b/

Fits around any regular key on your ring to save space, only thing it doesn't have is a blade.



Oh and they also have the Utili-Key-6-in-1:




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I've survived pretty well with none of that stuff weighing me down.
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Not gonna lie, that key-tool is really cool

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I like the one that goes over your current key. Nice design.

However I haven't ever needed any of those tools and I wear glasses.

Knife? knife.
Wire stripper? knife.
Medium screw driver? knife.
Bottle opener? knife - either carry clip or thumb hole.
Can opener? knife.
Nail cleaner? knife.

See where I'm going?

Most of the time if you need a bottle opener you can use the other bottle to lift the top. I've found a cork screw much more useful.

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Dead stripper? knife.
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Originally posted by GroupB GroupB wrote:

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I have keys on my key ring. 


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