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  1. Grandpa
    April 12, 2013

    You might be able to file that micro screwdriver a bit to make it fit glasses screws better.

    • Captainmouse
      April 12, 2013

      I’d rather not. The micro screwdriver is also the bit for stone prying, and I’d rather keep it strong. Also, as the creator says in the video PocketMonkey is made of metal that is soft enough to be stamped — that’s what keeps it so thin — and then hardened. I’d hate to find out that filing removed a hardened exterior. Also one of the appeals it that PM is smooth and nicely finished, no bitey or scratchy places when you hold it. I’d hate to lose that.

  2. Earlylite
    April 12, 2013

    Can you use any of the tools for a pencil sharpener? Scraping pencils with a knife to write SOAP notes is always such a pain.

    • Captainmouse
      April 12, 2013

      See above, no blade or sharp bits. Use a pen! Maybe one of those write anywhere Fisher Space pens.

    • Mark Warren
      April 12, 2013

      If you don’t take that blasted WFA training you will not need to worry about a SOAP note because; 1) you will have to be more careful in the wilderness because you know that if you break it, it is going to stay broke and 2) you wouldn’t know what a SOAP note is.

      • Earlylite
        April 13, 2013

        Apparently the rest of the medical professions use SOAP notes too – Captainmouse informed me today. She used to fill them out for her patients.

      • Grandpa
        April 13, 2013

        My recent attempt at flight without wings resulted in SOAP volumes–not notes!

  3. Hikezilla
    April 12, 2013

    As a multi-tool weenie I was intrigued by this item. So I bought one. I should have it in 2-3 weeks. The letter opener curve has an edge on it that may trim a pencil and perhaps cut cord.

    • Captainmouse
      April 12, 2013

      Hi Steve. CaptainMouse is actually Sectionhiker’s spouse creature, Software Tech Writer Extraordinaire. RTFM (or P for post). You will see that I tried that area and was barely able to cut dental floss.

      • Hikezilla
        April 12, 2013

        Hi there Captain Mouse

        Your post overlapped mine by 5 min. Did not see it.
        When I get my pocket monkey, I’ll evaluate that cutting edge and see if it
        can be filed sharp with a fine round file. If it can cut nylon cord I may switch from my beloved Leatherman Style CS http://www.leatherman.com/product/Style_CS

        Something to consider is that the monkey REALLY seems to want to be in a wallet. IMHO. When I’m out in the woods, my wallet is sometimes not that handy and I certainly prefer not to carry my wallet in my pocket. But the CS with it’s clip keeps it always handy. Something to consider.

      • Captainmouse
        April 12, 2013

        It is possible to put a plain key ring through one of PM’s eyes (Ouch!) and attach a ‘biner to that for outside carry. I tried directly threading a Nite-Ize tiny .5 S-Biner but it was too big.

        The Style CS is good. But the baby Leatherman I really miss is the Squirt S4 http://www.leatherman.com/product/Squirt_S4 which is “retired”. I donated mine to Take Stuff Away, sigh.

  4. Grandpa
    April 12, 2013

    My spouse creature prefers to keep me away from sharp objects now, so this may be perfect for me!

  5. researching multitools
    September 17, 2013

    I just love seeing all the things people put into multitools – so much creativity and functionality in one…

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