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Old 05-08-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default What kind of putty knife do you carry on you??

5 in 1's.. 7 in 1's or whatever the hell they make now..tried them years ago and never liked them..


What i have used for years is a 2' stiff putty knife(not chisel)i believe it's a red devil...but i put it in a vice grip at an angle and smash it off and then grind smooth..works best for me ..

What about you guys????
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1 inch flex, 15 year old 5 in 1 ... custom sanded down to shape my needs, and a 5 inch flex in the back pocket.

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1" flex in the front pocket, 2" flex and 5-1 in the back pocket (hurts like heck when you sit down for lunch!), brands vary since I lose them often.
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Keep all kinds in the truck. After ripping the seat in an old truck with a five in one, try not to carry a putty knife unless actually using it right then. Use a 5 in 1 the most, a one inch to fill holes.
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5 in one was my choice, but as Bikers said, i have done damage to things when carring them, so mainly outside when painting windows.
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I try to keep a 1" flex and stiff blade on hand at most times. If the chore is filling new construction nail holes, I used the smallest flex blade I can find. It is either a 3/4" or 1/2".
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I ripped a couple of truck seats before I realized that the 5 in 1 could go in the side pocket with the handle end out.



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I ripped a couple of truck seats before I realized that the 5 in 1 could go in the side pocket with the handle end out.
That worked until I ripped a hole in my leg with the pointy end while squating down to do something. Would have wrote that off as a freak accident.....until I did it again.

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That worked until I ripped a hole in my leg with the pointy end while squating down to do something. Would have wrote that off as a freak accident.....until I did it again.


I had a guy burn his ass with a thinner rag in the back pocket...twice



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I had a guy burn his ass with a thinner rag in the back pocket...twice
Been there and done that. (not twice though) Grace is not my strong suit.

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Interior: Nothing
Exterior: 5/1

I hate having anything in my pockets. I always have a 5/1, 1", 2", 6", and 10" close by. I keep them on me when I'm using them only. Other than that they're just close by incase I need them.

I have many leg stabs, hand slices, and my Avalanche has many seat scars from my past carrying.
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I hate having anything in my pockets.
Except Money.
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When you work for me, it is mandotory and considered part of your uniform to have a 5 in 1 in one side pocket and a 6 in 1 screw driver in your other side pocket at all times. If I see either of these things on the floor, I'll make you pick them up and get them back into your pockets. I also strongly encourage everyone to have a dust brush in one front pocket, a rag hanging out of the pocket and a peice of sandpaper in the back pocket . . . Going to the van or searching for any of these things in a tool bag or wherever is a complete waste of time, so easy to just have them on you . . . I know different things work for different people but that's what works for us.
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1 1/2 inch in side pocket and 6 in 1 screw driver in the other and yes a rag hanging out of back.

I except to see those things on any one that works for me as well. I don't make it mandatory but I do stress it.
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Sometimes it feels like I'm doing the Macerana every morning ...

In addition to the custom sanded 5-in-1, and flex 1 inch ...

in my lower-right side pocket ... is a pen.

Back right ... yellow sandpaper ... enough to share.

Back left ... nextel, and camera phone.

Left-side pocket ... window crank, magic marker, and a razor knife.

Left hoop ... rag.

Front right small pocket ... kryptonite lock keys ... for the sprayers.

And ... yes ... a belt.

(just read the post before submitting. sounds like I was calling shots as I cleared the balls from a pool table.)
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I keep my 5:1 in the kiddie pool in the center of the room. That way I know where it is and it won't damage anything. LOL

I have a 5:1 and 2" putty closeby. I don't like them in my pockets and my truck seats thank me plus my butt already has a one big cut in it I don't need another.
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I use a 1 1/2" hyde putty knife for filling nail holes and this really cheap,flimsy 5-1 that I got years ago but it is the perfect tool for detail caulking, I"ll be lost if I ever break/lose it.
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One inch.....light flex....wooden handle.....can't do a thing without it.
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One inch.....light flex....wooden handle.....can't do a thing without it.
I haven't been able to find the wooden handles anymore. I like them cause there slim alot of things now have these bulky plastic handles
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All my knives..whether putty or joint compound..have wooden handles.
Just my 5in1's have plastic. I love the feel of wood.
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