Ozark Trail 8 in 1 multi tool: An ongoing review

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  1. JasonJ

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    Now that's just gross. Squish Squish Squirt spam juices everywhere.

    I would like to see this tool with a saw... Either in addition or instead of the scissors.

    There is also a spacer opposite the main blade...they could have put a small tool there instead.
     
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    I don’t know where you get your Spam that squirts juices. I have cut a lot of Spam slices and none squirted. Maybe yours is too fresh. You gotta let it age like a fine wine.
     
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    He probably doesn't exactly mean squirting Spam juices as he's thinking of secreting gelatinous globules just from laying there and being Spam.
     
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    Bingo.. gelatinous drippings from the can and all that.

    Full disclosure, I love spam... especially fried up and served in between a toasted english muffin.

    On topic reply:

    So I decided this tool would be good to add to my point and shoot camera pouch with my urban "survival" kit of goodies... bandages, zip ties, Tylenol, benadryl, that sort of stuff.

    I already have an Opinel from the knife faery in there, but this is small and lightweight enough that adding it in order to acquire a secondary blade for "not nice" tasks that could damage the Opi, and to gain the drivers and opening tools, not to mention the <not the greatest> but usable scissors is a good plan.
     
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    That is phenomenal! Great job @mtnoutdoors
     
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    I’ve been carrying this knife off and on for almost a month.
    Most of the duties were simple, opening packages, cutting string, that type of stuff.
    While this is no SAK I can honestly say that I’m happy with it. The price was inexpensive, the fit and finish are good and the blade (after a good sharpening) has held an edge.
    For the price I encourage others to get one and use it.
     
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    I second this statement. I went out and got one (I've seen them hundreds of times before but passed it up) after this thread was created, as it piqued my interest. I carried and used it alongside many different Victorinox models. It is wholly adequate and I can say without a doubt, it is not a piece of crap. It's a good multitool/tool-equipped-folding knife. It has earned a spot in my EDC/carry-on kit next to an Opinel.

    I too needed to put a better edge on the blade.
     
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    I'm wondering if I should buy several. I could sharpen them and give them away as gifts.
    Or, I could just keep 'em!
     
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    Could... I liked it better when they were a dollar less in cost. lol. I know, cheapskate, or just complaining about first world problems. I've probably given to everyone I know personally already, so many knifes and tools and such, I'd have no one in my circle left to give to. I could dump about a half dozen of them into the Travelling Box of Goodies though...
     
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    That's a good idea.
     
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    @MrFixIt I've enjoyed your testing of the Wal-Mart Army Knife (as @Spork named it). It's nice when you find something inexpensive that's does a decent job!
     
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    Oh. I picked one up today :D

    There I was, at Wally World buying a hunting license for the next season (so I could get my Doe tags sent in here shortly), when I looked up. There, high on the counter on top of another display sat the Ozark $4.87 display. I guess they are in such high demand that they place them up high above our heads so we won't readily notice them.
    I picked up one of the $4.87 multi-tools as well.
    Two cheap tools for the yak.
     
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    I may have to try the other OT knives and multitools. My heart stops when I price Leatherman tools. I can hire a handyman for less than that Leatherman.
     
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    I've been actively looking for my old Leatherman for a couple weeks now. The first one I bought back in the eighties. The replacement on their site is 275 bucks :11: Outrageous.
    I can almost see where I last saw it, but can't remember if it was before or after I had my house spray insulated... Can't find my old SAK either :33:
    But these two cheapies could come in handy.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    :dblthumb:

    Let us know what you think of the multi-tool please. I saw one on the rack last weekend and almost snagged one but I was in a hurry.
     
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    I used the multi-tool to break into the WAK clamshell ;)

    I like that it has a spring to open the pliers back up, but it feels really light. Just enough to work.
    The tools are all very hard to open all the way. I'm talking break a thumbnail hard. I'm not sure if that's by design or not. Maybe that's OT's way of assuring they don't fold closed while in use?
    Accessing the two inner tools, screwdrivers I think, was darn near impossible with the longer tools on either side extended part way. Everything seems bound up. But as I extended a blade it pulled the small screwdriver out with it, so I could then close the blade and extend the shorter tool for use.

    Maybe some oil and some use will help free things up somewhat. There isn't any adjustment, as the pivot point looks to be a stainless pin that was peened on both ends to hold things in place.

    I'll play with it more today.
    I'll say that having a regular blade and a serrated blade is nice. Even if they both need sharpened... which is probably a good thing or I would have cut myself opening them up all the way :38:
     
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    I remember way back when their was only the leatherman PST. Guys would absentmindedly repeatedly work them opend and closed to loosen them up.
     
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    Same... Check eBay. They are lots of used ones for sale of any model you want. Usually can be had for 1/3 to 1/2 the price of new.

    I remember when my dad bought one in the very early 90s. I lightly touched the main blade and it was as if I severed an artery in my finger. Crazy sharp. Good tool. Dad abused the crap out of it.

    My brother has it now, I think he's got like a single year left on the 25 year warranty. He's Considering sending it in to be repaired.
     
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    Don't use the awl on anything too thick. I was poking holes in the bottom of a plastic trash can. I don't know if you can see it, the top scale is bowed and the awl is pointing down.
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    The downfall of having no metal liner under the scales.
     
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    Did you try to straighten it back out?
     
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    I wraped it up in a cloth and squeezed it with pliers. It closed some but the awl still hs a bit of play.
     
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    That must have been some tough plastic!
     
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    Tougher than I expected. I just needed two drain holes.
     
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    It's not the same, but Abby and I found this on the trail today and thought of you JD. :) Interesting side note: The name printed on this tool is "DB Schenker". DB Schenker is a division of the German rail operator Deutsche Bahn AG that focuses on logistics. The trail we were on used to be a railway line! Cool twist! (If you're interested in history like that, here's a link with some info about when this trail was rails: https://transit.toronto.on.ca/regional/4757.shtml)

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    I have a knife like that. Got it free at a big trade show. I don’t think most of the tools are heat treated but it makes a good first impression.
     
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    Looks like Abby is calling Dibs on that knife. Years ago I took a My First Victorinox and dulled the edge for a friends son...it was his peanut butter knife...he made a lot of PBJs with it :D
     
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    Found a couple old pics

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    Now that's cool! Plus, you can't beat the price!
    ;)
     
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    I love it, Dave! You're giving me ideas! :D And.... Man, I miss Goober Grape!!
     
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    And what's odd is that I used the awl on mine to punch pilot holes into the aluminum siding of my house for some screw hooks the other day. Not so much as a scratch on the tool.
     
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