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Old 11-21-2019, 11:05 AM
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Default Trucker's Friend: Valuable multitool or Tacticool garbage?

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Wanted to get your thoughts. I'd seen this several years back and kind of forgot about it, was reminded this morning by a friend. I'm kind of torn on this. I get that it's a compromise of size/weight vs carrying separate dedicated tools. I'd love to hear from people especially who have used one as to their general impressions of durability. Especially in question is the axehead and handle. Seems like it might be a nice piece for the car or bugout kit but only if it wasn't rambo garbage.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:19 PM
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You didn’t include a picture but if it is the one I found called “trucker’s friend” to me it looks like a bad joke.
I am somewhat confused as to why it would be considered a “trucker’s friend”, I was expecting it to be a tire bat or something at least slightly useful to a driver.
This? Not so much.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:50 PM
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Garbage, I don't think it would perform any of the functions well.
As a trucker I've never had a need for a hatchet and if I did I get a real hatchet and then use my real hammer to drive it deeper to split wood. But hen again I also can't remember a time I needed to split wood when driving!
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I think I rather buy the china entrenching tool

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Old 11-21-2019, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by charliemeyer007 View Post

I think I rather buy the china entrenching tool

I have both.

The advantage of the entrenching tool is that it looks more at home in the back of a car than an axe.
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:19 PM
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My pack shovel is an old Viet Nam era shovel pick that has a pipe handle with a saw inside.
The shovel /pick can be oriented like a grappling hook, and with an clevis in the handle for securing rope had performed in giving access to climb up river banks and potentially trees as well.
Some day I"d like to make a new shovel with better steel.
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