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I like that the pictures accurately illustrate the real life use-case of getting halfway through a steel chain link with the sawzall blade before quitting in frustration.
I've never understood the appeal of shoving a dozen tools onto on frame. Jack of all trades, master of none.
Would go for it no problem. But $50 of shipping ?
Frencheph
BTW, I'm not just complaining. I already got one, and think it achieves it's goal well (car or BOB tool). At $50, I would definitely get a second. Too bad the price goes up to $100 so fast is all I'm saying.
Got it in a Battlbox. Pretty lackluster. It's not really meant for out in the woods. Basically imagine a 12" sledge and a crowbar packed into one tool and it excels at neither. Avoid it unless you have cash to throw away.
pterrell
Yes. I imagine a proper full metal tomahawk will do just as good if not better. That's said, wood processing should always be done on a wooden handle axe.
Once again no shipping fee viewable to me in the UK, so I can't work out if this is good value or not. So I won't be buying it.
This "tool" looks like it excels at nothing.
namhod
I mean the hammer looks operational lol
Why no bottle opener? As with most other products shove as many tools as possible into a ______, there is usually a bottle opener included. I take my alcoholism very seriously. I want to make sure I can crake open a cold one (while they are still cold) when the world ends. If I don't have at least two bottle openers within arms length I start to get shaky.
No bottle opener, no deal.
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chrise524
If you can't open a beer with this you have much bigger issues to deal with.
chrise524
It has a glass breaker. Just open your bottle by breaking the glass.
$54 shipping & handling ?!? forget it!
This appears to be the original version 1 and not the upcoming version 2 with fixes for the hammer head/claw and saw blade lock. I'm going to skip this.
I have one of these from the Battlebox. First off, this ISN'T a woods tool. It's not really designed to be a one tool option for the woods. This is more of an urban survival tool. Part of an escape and evasion kit. This thing will chop through drywall, pry open locked/stuck doors, and cut through light gauge metal, break glass and cut through electrical wiring. It also has some secondary tools like a gas valve wrench etc. This is not to say you can't take it too the woods and drive tent pegs and chop kindling with it but I think there are better tools for that. It comes with no sheath and doesn't really need one because mine came rather dull and for the chopping and smashing its designed to do a sharp edge would only be ruined on the first cinder block you smash with it. The saw is use full in a pinch but because it's so short you can't get much of a stroke with it. It takes standard sawzall blades available at any home depot etc. It comes with a metal cutting blade and to be honest although a wood blade does fit, a wood blade would probably be too aggressive to use by hand as they are designed to be machine driven. Like any multi tool, the more tasks you try and make it do, the less well it does any individual task. As far as value goes, I think the massdrop price is more in line with quality and usefullness of this tool, at the MSRP I wouldn't be a buyer.
Ironman0063
I live on the South Side of Chicago. I used to tag abandoned buildings and such as a kid, but in all honesty why would anyone need this tool, other than to illegally scrap in abandoned building or go tagging up such buildings? I have been surviving in urban America for decades, and I never needed a tool such as this.
I have to wonder how useful this really is. No wooden handle means it's not going to be very comfortable to use. It'll probably hurt your elbow after a few swings due to the vibrations. The tool choices seem a bit weird as well. I recently got a chance to test my Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel out in the woods and it was surprisingly adept as an axe for chopping tree branches. Didn't seem to lose its edge after a day of work either. Having a solid axe and shovel in one seems pretty nice, whereas this has some oddly specific things built-in, like a seatbelt cutter. Does anyone have one of these that they've used extensively? The sawzall blade is intriguing if it actually works. I can't say I have any portable metal-cutting tools, unless you count the wire cutter on my multi-tool. For now I'll hit "remind me" and go watch some videos on it.
Zombie Killa!
OneLove
LOL!
OneLove
Only if they die laughing when you take a swing at them.
No 3.5mm jack? No deal.
Styvkuling
They removed it. They showed courage.
50 dollars to shop to Australia OMG
With the lifetime warranty, I think I'm going to give it a shot. Dear Mr./Ms. Massdrop personnel, I would also like to vote for having the sheath available as an option to purchase with the tool. On their site, they offer both a leather version and a nylon version.
seahunter
I second the need for the sheath to be available as well.Y'all kinda missed the mark here.
Review onYouTube. Most of the tools worked on it but the saw blade did not lock and the hammer broke on a brick. https://youtu.be/_Z9Na98leBY
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I'm not too surprised. It's not made of a very good material for striking like that. Easy to sharpen, but the neck on the hammer could have been designed a lot better(Thicker.) They seem to have retained the exact same design from the Trucker's Friend(Which I do have.).
Also, it rusts way too easily.
556Coroner
I would also point out I think this essentially a design flaw. I have about a dozen hammers. From a Eastwing claw as you have, to Vaughans, and ball peens. Don't own but have held several masonry hammers. None have the claw/nail puller on the face of the hammer. Stilletto has models with nail holders on the top, but still.....
No sheath? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Codewyn
That's what she said?
Prepper community? (The shovel in video) Had them on the Military but with solid wooden handle and canvas sheath we carried. Dug trenches around our one person tents for rain, but mostly carried into wood for private sessions. I could chop a tree down with it if needed. Best for private time in the woods. Handy dandy indeed!
Interesting. The piece of wood its pictured with looks like the rotten limbs from old oaks that I see down south so often . Handy dandy. Chuckle.
I have one from the Kickstarter campaign. I keep it in the car (the car-car, not the truck) as an emergency-only backup. I've used it to hammer tent stakes into hard ground, but that's about it. No damage from pounding stakes. The hatchet blade comes pretty dull. Easy enough to fix, though.
Any combination tool is going to have sacrifices. As an SAT analogy, this axe is to a real hatchet as those little keychain multitools are to a real wrench. It is mostly capable of accomplishing the task(s) it's designed to accomplish, but doesn't do anything near as well as a single purpose tool.
In my truck, I carry a bow saw, Estwing hatchet, pole axe, and full set of wrenches, among other things. I would never, ever, take those out of the truck and replace them with this tool. But, in the car, where I don't have room for a tool box, it's nice to have.
Definitely worth the $20 I paid. At full price, I wouldn't be a buyer. At the drop price, I'd hesitate and think about what else I could do with $50.
If anyone wants a link to the leather sheath I bought off Amazon, respond and I'll post it when I get to a real computer.
SMH
Been wanting to get one of these combo axes just for that day. You know. When the new iPhone comes out. Survive or die!
No but seriously. Is the metal used a good metal? And I like the fact they've upgraded the original model. This looks far more comfortable.
BrainFlush
Watch this: https://youtu.be/3MqORvISUF0?t=8m It's does not come close to good.
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