You really shouldn't use your knife for this, but you do...what is it?

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You really shouldn't use your knife for this, but you do...what is it?

Post by TripleF » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:30 am

I'm wondering what you all use your knives for that, well, maybe you really shouldn't.

I freqwuently use mine to cut cardboard to use as envelope filler when shipping knives. Mike from Canal Street Cutlery told me
cardboard has sand/stones in it....

I'm sure I shouldn't but I do, and I especially do it when reviewing a knife.

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Post by Tony_Wood » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:44 am

::hmm:: Open paint can lids. ::dang::
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Post by QTCut5 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:46 am

"Never use your knife as a pry tool" is what they always say, but just today I had to use my EDC Kershaw Chill to pry apart two extension cords (male end from female end) that had been stuck together for a long time. (At least I remembered to unplug the other male end from the wall socket first!)
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Post by WillyCamaro » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:53 am

Screwdriver and pry bar at times :oops: . At least it's never my good knives, I hope …. ::paranoid:: ::facepalm:: .
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Post by knife7knut » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:58 am

Last night I used my pocket knife to repair my wife's document shredder.She had attempted to shred multiple sheets of paper which served only to totally jam the mechanism.Attempts to remove the stuck paper by pulling on them resulted in ripping them off closer to the wheels.
Dis-assembling the shredder I tried in vain to pull them out using pliers and then a large pair of surgical tweezers. I wound up cutting the paper down as far as I could and then jabbing the point of the blade downwards at them first on one side and then the other. After about 45 minutes of this(and several cuts from the razor sharp little wheels inside) I finally managed to free the mechanism.Re-assembled and tested and it works good as new.I hope she will remember to only do one sheet at a time or maybe I'll just buy her an industrial version. :mrgreen: BTW the knife survived admirably with only a few new scratches in the blade.
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Post by rexstubbins » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:06 am

I use the "for flesh only" blade to cut the corns off my toes but I'm not sure why I shouldn't do this because it specifically says: "for flesh only."

I also use punches for cleaning my fingernails.

I also use clip blades for cleaning the crap out of my teeth.

I used the tip of my buck once to pry out an arrow from plywood and I learned real quick that was a mistake.

I probably shouldn't do any of these things with my knife but I do.
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Post by 1967redrider » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:22 am

You all are bad. ::watching_you::

I misuse screwdrivers but spare my knives, I use straight screwdrivers as pry bars all the time.
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Post by WillyCamaro » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:29 am

Guilty as charged :mrgreen: ….
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Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:41 am

I never use any knife as a pry bar. I try not to ever use mine as a screwdriver but have been known to, in a pinch, tighten those tiny screws on my reading glasses.

But I’m guilty of using it to scrape battery terminals, wire, gaskets, under the lawn mower deck, removing labels, and so on. ::facepalm::

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Post by bighomer » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:04 am

Me too . ::facepalm::

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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:21 am

Stabbing, I mean scraping ice off my windshield.
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Post by 313 Mike » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:49 pm

I use mine as a lock pick when needed...not for any criminal activity, but around the workplace there are some locks that it's easier to use my knife to open than it is to find the specialized little key. Also have used it to access a locked door at the old workplace, slide it between the door jam and the edge of the door like a credit card... 8)
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Post by cody6268 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:53 pm

I use the scraper portion of electrician's knives for scraping all matter of stuff off. I have also pried all matter of stuff with that blade.

As for cutting cardboard--yeah, a utility knife is a better tool, but a good steel typically shouldn't have a problem. If I'm just cutting up one box, or opening a package, I use my folder. If it's a bunch of boxes--I grab an 18mm Olfa snap-off knife (soon to have that snap-off blade replaced with a solid one).

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Post by Steve Warden » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:59 pm

Since blades can be re-sharpened, I never worry about cutting cardboard.
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Re: You really shouldn't use your knife for this, but you do...what is it?

Post by glennbad » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:45 pm

I don't usually beat on my traditionals, but I have been known to do some questionable things with my Benchmade Mini-Grip. I use the blade as a screwdriver sometimes, pry those copper staples out of cardboard packaging, cut low voltage jacketed cable in two, slice cardboard, hammer with the handles...

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