Victorinox SwissTool RS
Victorinox SwissTool RS
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The Swiss Tool RS (Rescue and Survival) contains 24 functions: pliers, 2mm, 3mm, 5mm, and 7.5mm flat head screwdrivers, wire cutter, bottle opener, large blade, metal saw, wood saw, reamer, Phillips screwdriver, chisel, strong crate opener, wire bender, wire stripper, wire scraper, can opener, 9-inch and 230mm ruler, electrical crimper, lanyard hold, seatbelt cutter, and scissors. New from Swiss Army Brands.
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|Product Length:||3.5 inches|
|Product Width:||2.0 inches|
|Product Height:||2.0 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.45 pounds|
|Package Length:||6.1 inches|
|Package Width:||1.8 inches|
|Package Height:||1.6 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.7 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 86 reviews|
Compact Swiss Army rescue tool constructed of rugged stainless steel
Includes 2, 3, and 5mm screwdrivers, wire stripper, and pliers
Bender, scraper, crimper, and cutter; bottle and can openers
OneStep access lets you open tool from outside of the handle
Lock with simple slide release; measures 4-1/2 inches long
|Average Customer Review: ( 86 customer reviews )
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28 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Victorinox does it again! Dec 29, 2005
I own several multi-tools and pocket knives. Being a dad with 3 kids, and a home based business, their is always something to fix, update, or repair. Around the house whether in pajamas or jeans i carry my victorinox swiss champ pocket knife. (every man should own one of these by the way! it never fails me!)
If i go out of the house i take a beefier tool (might have to do some sort of automotive repair, fix a fence, cut wire, build a barbeque, or disarm a thermonuclear device). Its always been a toss up between my gerber 800 or my leatherman xti. However on many occassions i have noticed that while the leatherman or gerbers pliers are great, the rest of the individual tools in the unit are just not as well done or as reliable as my swiss champs tools. Plus to get to the individual tools (like a screwdriver) i have to unfold the multitool itself, which is a pain sometimes.
Well all that changed few months ago when i received the swisstool rs as a gift, and let me tell ya, i dont even think about what to take with me when i go out now. I just grab the swiss tool and head out! This is a very solid tool, equal to or in many ways better than my leatherman or gerber tools. It has all primary tools i have on my swiss champ (knives and screwdrivers), as well as very decent pair of pliers, a sheeps foot serated blade, and scissors. No file on this tool, but i never used a file on my other tools anyway, so no loss there. I have to say its a very nice big brother to my swiss champ.
Cons for this great tool would be, it could use a tighter locking mechanism for the tools, and a one handed opening blade would be nice. All the tools lock into place, but they wiggle ever so slightly once locked. Not wiggle like they will fold on you and slice off a finger, but wiggle none the less. I have had no problem with using the locks or the tools once they lock, its just a personal preference. Other than that this is an awesome tool.
if you are wondering what to get your man as a present, you simply cannot go wrong with this tool!
28 of 30 found the following review helpful:
SAFE to use, BEST tool Nov 08, 2005
Things that make it better than the others:
1. SAFE to use. Has the best locking mechanism. Others are made of plastic and/or add bulk and make it clunky. Do NOT buy a tool or knife with blades that do not lock !
2. Blades can be opened from outside without opening the pliers. This also allows a better grip too.
3. Overall size is just right, and it is compact, not bulky. All the components are made to the size needed.
4. Has a good combination of tools without useless tools to add bulk. Many of the tools are ingeniously combined onto same blade to save space.
5. High end quality, made of good heavy steel.
This one is worth the extra cost.
60 of 73 found the following review helpful:
One of the best multi-tools out there Jul 29, 2006
By A. J. Gnoza
I used to carry a well known name brand multi-tool myself until I found a couple superior options ( based on 30 years as a fire fighter, police officer and bomb disposal ( EOD ) technician ). I have owned most every multi tool out there and abused them all ( that's why the good ones have a lifetime warranty . ) and the two best for the money are the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife SwissTool RS and the SOG Powerlock S60 - don't waste your money on anything else - " Leather Guy" can't come close to a SOG or Victorinox in performance and Warranty - in my opinion!!!
Victorinox SwissTool RS (Rescue and Survival). comes equipped with both scissors and belt cutter which replace the serrated blade and the metal file and can be life saving in a auto accident. Tools included are: Pliers, Screwdriver (2mm), Screwdriver (3mm), Wire Cutter, Screwdriver (5mm), Bottle Opener, Screwdriver (7.5 mm), Large Blade, Scissors, Seatbelt Cutter, Metal Saw, Wood Saw, Reamer/Punch, Phillips Screwdriver, Chisel/Scraper, Strong Crate Opener, Wire Bender, Wire Stripper, Wire Scraper, Can Opener, Ruler (9 inches), Ruler (230mm), Electrical Crimper, Lanyard Hole . The SwissTool RS has the same features as the original SwissTool with two additional features: seatbelt cutter and scissors - something every first responder needs. Made in Switzerland with a lifetime warranty.
The other multi-tool worth your money is a SOG Powerlock S60. This folding tool isn't new, a fact that speaks to its highly regarded Compound Leverage mechanism that generates twice the pressure and gripping power of lesser tools. To wit: this thing is the Jaws of multitools. Beyond strength, you'll love the pivoting handle covers that really do improve comfort and dexterity. All the essential tools are intricately positioned for deployment, including a quarter-inch drive socket, spring-loaded scissors, half-serrated knife blade, saw, several screwdrivers and Phillips-style model, wire cutters, file... and on and on. And for you showoffs out there, the PowerLock's ability to open with a quick flick of the wrist is undeniably cool. The PowerLock features removable, pivoting handle covers that improve the comfort profile for your hand. More pressure can now be exerted on those tough jobs! Like the rest of the family in the PowerPlierÂ® series, the PowerLock can be opened and closed with a one-handed flip of the wrist. This is a basic requirement from SOG as so often one is holding wires or standing on a ladder and does not have both hands free. All tool components are easy to access and lock in the open position. The Phillips even locks in two open positions. With one of the simplest and safest locking devices ever engineered, just press the back of the lock and close the component into the handle. Included in the handles of this compact tool box is the first foldable 1/4" drive that will turn sockets or, with a standard adapter, any hex screwdriver tip. It will also turn heads! Scissors can be one of the most used tool components and we have answered that demand with foldable spring-loaded scissors that are extremely sharp. This patent pending marvel only has spring tension in the open position, an additional safety feature. Other components include: plier/gripper, wire cutter, crimper, double toothed wood saw, 1/2 serrated blade, 3-sided file, large screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, 1/4" drive, awl, can opener/small screwdriver, bottle opener/med. screwdriver, scissors, rulers and lanyard ring. PowerLock also comes with a heavy-duty, dark leather pouch A standard issue with any SOG multipurpose tool is the advantage of hex bolt construction. This essential design element gives you the greatest versatility to clean and change tool components. Features all stainless steel construction and comes with a leather pouch, a Lifetime Guarantee and they are MADE IN THE USA.
14 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Can't Miss With This Swiss! Nov 12, 2006
By J. Nowicki
"The Boss and Mrs. B."
The Victorinox Swiss Tool RS is just what I was looking for - a mini tool set. I can't wait to try them all out. This is one of those 'don't leave home without it' items and comes in handy when I go hunting and fishing. While, you can't carry every tool with you to handle each and every unforseen emergency situation, this Victorinox comes as close as any to being able to do just that. It's a little too big to keep in my pocket but since it comes with a sturdy case it works fine on my belt.My Marine Corps experiences from the cold of Norway to the steaming jungles of Panama tells me this is a winner. Just like my Victorinox Swiss Army Explorer with Free Pouch, this is truly a quality product, one that you can count on to get the job done. You will definitely be glad you ordered it. I know I am. ~ The Boss
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Replacing original after 6+ years (and 2 deployments) Nov 26, 2009
By Nathan J. Trotter
I apologize in advance for the lengthy reveiw.
I purchased the original Victorinox SwissTool back in 2003? I'm not positive about the exact date. Anyway, I am in the military and use multi tools on a daily basis, (cleaning weapons, fixing equipment, putting equipment together, vehicle maintenance and a host of other situations including using it as a hammer on more occasions than I can count). I originaly had a Super Leatherman, the one with the open handles that bit into your hand, but purchased this when it became available. This tool ahs been with me through countless field exercises, 2 deployments and many more countless "MOPO mondays"
This multi tool (the original) has virtually every tool you could wish for with a couple of exceptions which I will get into at the end. The handles are rounded and don't ever cut into your hand (original Leatherman, some SOG tools) or pinch your hands (most Gerbers) and are very easy to use one handed once you get used to them. Its very easy to use the pliers as a kind of ratchet once you have gotten the technique down, the pliers are very smooth to operate. (anecdote: I have used the pliers many times to turn a cleaning rod with chamber brush attachment whilst cleaning the "star chamber". If you don't know what I mean try to imagine grasping a smooth metal rod with your Multi tool and having the pliers bite in enough, and hold, to actually turn it against a lot of tension. The straight blade takes a very good edge and the rest of the tools are incredibly durable (except maybe the wire cutters, read in the cons for further detail). I have actualy broken the smallest flat head screw driver when I used it to pry something open, but was able to refurbish it using someone else's Gerber multi-tool file (it kind of ruined their file though...). I have broken the leather punch by also using it as a pry bar, but couldnt really figure out how to fix it, but still use the sharp edge to scrape carbon off of metal componants (bolt extractor on M4). The file has been VERY useful, both the wood and metal side of it. The woodsaw is still one of the best ones I have seen on a multi tool, the one on the Gerber with spring handles just gets bogged down too much and the one on my super leatherman took way too long. Everything else has stood the test of time and is still in perfect working order. I have had to use CLP (Cleaner, Lubricant and Protectant) a couple of times to relube and clean the the hinges(?) but otherwise haven't done anything anything else to maintain it.
I still haven't seen a hint of rust or corrosion on this multi tool.
The only reason I am going to be getting the "X" version is because the pouch has finally broken (has a couple of wear holes at the bottom, the clasp(?) finally broke.), the serrated blade (for me) is rarely ever used and is a pain in the butt to sharpen, the file is getting worn down (especially the bottom of the file), the smallest screwdriver has finally become a loss (its too thick at the bottom to use as a tiny screw driver) and the new one has scissors!
I have wished for a very long time for this multi tool to have a set of scissors, a GOOD pair of scissors unlike the leatherman Micro which is currently on my keychain. I rarely ever use the serrated blade, although the serrated blade on the RS does look more useful, I like the file more. The wire cutters can't cut through concertina wire!! then aain I havent seen any multi tool that can do this without damage to the multi tool wire cutters. I found this out on more than one occasion, and the concertina wire actually dented(?) the wire cutters. I was able to fix this with someone elses file. Which brings me to another point I really wish the file was detachable, as more often than not, I have needed a file to fix something I screwed up on the multi-tool itself. I wish this tool had a one handed opening blade.
All in all I recommend this tool to anyone that asks. I do like the potential of some of the SOG tools, but I dont like that little flap you have to open first to get to the tools. I really like the pliers for this tool, they are big enough to handle most jobs and they can literally take a pounding (think rusted nut and a hammer to provide that extra leverage) unlike most of the Gerber pliers of which I have broken 2. This is a tool that will last as many years as you need it to.
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