What Is Your GoTo Pipe Tool ?🤗👍

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MrTom

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I used to use folding Czech tools, then a folding Rogers tool, now I use screwdrivers, for poking, stoking & tampering, they give more leverage than folding tools.
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mikethompson

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Some would say that the go to pipe tool is the pipe itself.

But the trusty Czech tool is one that first comes to mind.
 
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luigi

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Czech tool. I don't have to worry if I accidentally lost it one day. When I forget to take it with me when on the way I realise how useful it actually is. And the nail part is really handy to scratch some unburnt tobacco from the walls. Can also be done with a "poker" but sometimes it leaves a mark in the cake.
 
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Casual

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In my short experience, I am gravitating to the least fancy thing that I need.

Started with Czech tool, then AG Russell pipe knife, then a fancy tamper with a screw-out pick. All work well, but more than I need, and with fiddliness when it comes time to stir the ashes or pick out dottle.

So I have a couple of aluminum golf tees coming. I’m pretty sure it’s all I need, with none of the fiddliness.
 

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What seldom displays above. Unlike the Czech tool, it has a blade which is perfect for a light scrape around the chamber.

For a tamper, a wooden golf tee with the paint or finish burned off works just fine, as do branches, twigs, pine chips and Czech tools, not to mention digits.
 

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Mine is a Rodgers Sheffield pipe knife. Made in england. I have a stainless steel one too somewhere. A bit pricey I think around 25 dollars or so, but totally worth it. They make ones with bone instead of plastic or steel, but those go around 75 bucks and up.
 
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