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#290351 - 08/29/18 04:46 PM Little SlideWinder multitool utility knife
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1089
Loc: Channeled Scablands
https://www.knivesplus.com/outdoor-edge-slidewinder-swb-10c-utility-knife-multi-tool.html

Might be nice if the blade is held securely without wobble when out.

Anybody tried one?




Edited by clearwater (08/29/18 04:47 PM)

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#290352 - 08/29/18 05:29 PM Re: Little SlideWinder multitool utility knife [Re: clearwater]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1999
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
The ones I used are different; I used sliding utility knives when I worked in the distribution center. The handle of most of them was uncomfortable.

Earlier this year I bought a folding utility knife that is comfortable in my hand and is small enough to fit in my pocket comfortably.

https://www.amazon.com/Husky-Folding-Sur...k+utility+knife

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Husky.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#290361 - 08/29/18 11:21 PM Re: Little SlideWinder multitool utility knife [Re: clearwater]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2741
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Neat. Could be a handy little pocket buddy.

Or a stocking stuffer for the person who is always borrowing your stuff.

The strength and reliability of the locking mechanism is always a worry, esp. with a hammer grip. Failure means skinned knuckles, or stitches.

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#290364 - 08/30/18 12:07 AM Re: Little SlideWinder multitool utility knife [Re: clearwater]
Montanero Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1463
Loc: North Carolina
I have one on the way and will try it out to let you all know how it goes.

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#290384 - 08/31/18 08:39 PM Re: Little SlideWinder multitool utility knife [Re: clearwater]
Montanero Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1463
Loc: North Carolina
The Little Sidewinder seems to be decently made. The screwdrivers and bottle opener are on the steel base and are strong enough. The default position of the blade is closed, and it is spring loaded to close. The blade will lock in the open position for use, and the little button on the "switch" will close it with a very little pressure. Replacing the blade will require a small Allen wrench to unscrew four screws to open the side. The pocket clip is also attached on the steel side, so it will be durable. The pocket clip is not reversible, however; only one position. It is light enough that you will barely notice it when clipped on a pocket.

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#290385 - 08/31/18 10:12 PM Re: Little SlideWinder multitool utility knife [Re: Montanero]
clearwater Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1089
Loc: Channeled Scablands
Thanks for the report. I thought you could change blades by pushing the button and holding?

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#290389 - 09/01/18 01:37 PM Re: Little SlideWinder multitool utility knife [Re: clearwater]
Montanero Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1463
Loc: North Carolina
My mistake, you can do that Clearwater. Note: Always read the instructions first.

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#290403 - 09/04/18 12:18 PM Re: Little SlideWinder multitool utility knife [Re: clearwater]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3061
Loc: USA
Nice, thank you.

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#290549 - 09/15/18 12:03 AM Re: Little SlideWinder multitool utility knife [Re: clearwater]
Russ Online   content
Geezer

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5056
Loc: SOCAL
Thanks for the recommendation. The Slidewinder is a nice easy carry — lightweight, very unobtrusive.

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