Buy a nut tool
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
As others have stated, they can be very difficult to get out. But isn't that the idea? I have a nut tool, and I say they can be a bit difficult, but mostly because I'm at altitude and don't have a lot of patience for seemingly mundane things getting in my way. Although if you take a long fall on one, it might get wedged permanently, but who would really care at that point. Realistically, I've never spent more than 30 seconds removing one and I can always find a place to wedge one. I use them passively and actively and they work great. I heard you can get shrink tape to wrap the sling part. I haven't done it, and mine are fraying a little from use. Nothing I'm concerned about, looks normal. Lightweight and borderline failproof. The smaller ones are easier to find a placement for, but I use all of mine as I string out my line.