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Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth 84822

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2007, 01:03:13 AM »
Updated the SwissTool page on SAKWiki in the same fashion HERE for anyone interested.

(again, scroll down to the bottom and click on the plier head picture)


« Last Edit: October 15, 2007, 01:04:52 AM by J-sews »

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2007, 08:37:35 PM »
Informative post and great pics.  Mine is a '98. 

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2007, 02:30:25 AM »
I've got a 1999 and a 2002.

That 2005 plier looks massive doesn't it? Whose got one?

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2007, 08:46:20 PM »
 Well looks like I have the 1998 thanks to Ebay and I also have the 2002 thanks to the folks here
 Im working on getting the 1997 ( logo in the center )

wish me luck !
« Last Edit: October 27, 2007, 08:49:33 PM by M.TEX »

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2007, 06:42:28 PM »
 looks like I need to work harder to get the 1997 model....there are some guys bidding like crazy on this one....
 But my 1998 it's safe...should be here anytime this week.

 What is the diference from 2002 and 2005 ? I can't see much.....
 I might have one of the two above and I can't tell.....

 Maybe I need to see the eye Doctor....can someone tell me , please???


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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2007, 06:44:35 PM »
looks like I need to work harder to get the 1997 model....there are some guys bidding like crazy on this one....
 But my 1998 it's safe...should be here anytime this week.

 What is the diference from 2002 and 2005 ? I can't see much.....
 I might have one of the two above and I can't tell.....

 Maybe I need to see the eye Doctor....can someone tell me , please???



The 2005 looks chunkier around it's base.

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2007, 06:48:27 PM »
  What is the diference from 2002 and 2005 ? I can't see much.....
 I might have one of the two above and I can't tell.....

 Maybe I need to see the eye Doctor....can someone tell me , please???
On the 2005 the corner of the "back" jaw (bottom left) is visible, when you look from the top.
Alexei

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2007, 04:12:47 AM »
Picture re-post:



I agree, the 2005 looks thicker across the base of the plier head.

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2007, 12:11:24 PM »
Very informative, ty for sharing. I like that they are watching and listening!
(shakes Vic ghost tree) and since their around, how about letting us switch tools easier boss people! we'll just buy more :D

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2007, 02:06:23 AM »
Do all of the current models of the Swisstool have the new head?...like the X and the RS...


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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2007, 02:10:44 AM »
I would imagine so.  The refinements in the plier heads would improve all of the models and I can't see Victorinox manufacturing numerous different, similar type heads.

Def





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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2007, 02:25:30 AM »
That's what I thought, but figured I'd ask anyways :D

I'm currently emailing Tim back and forth trying to figure out which models he has in stock...

While i'm on the subject, does the bit kit automatically come with a sheath that can hold it along with a Swisstool?  Or do you have to buy them seperately...the Swisstool, the bit kit and wrench, then the sheath to hold them both?

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2007, 09:10:09 AM »
I believe the kit, wrench and sheath are available separately.  You can also get the SwissTool with or without the extra stuff.

Def





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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2007, 01:08:06 PM »
If you order the SwissTool "PLUS" model then you get the whole kit, along with the larger sheath to hold everything.


A question though: how does one specify whether he wants the SwissTool + wrench kit, or the SwissTool + ratchet kit?  ???

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2007, 01:37:39 PM »
One simply says "Oh Tim, I need the one with the ratchet" if one wants the one with the ratchet.  If one wants the one with the wrench, one merely needs to say "Oh Tim, can I get the one with the wrench?"

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2007, 01:42:16 PM »
One simply says "Oh Tim, I need the one with the ratchet" if one wants the one with the ratchet.  If one wants the one with the wrench, one merely needs to say "Oh Tim, can I get the one with the wrench?"

Def

Thanks, that's what I figured  :)




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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2007, 01:43:40 PM »
Glad I could help! :P

Def





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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2007, 02:22:17 PM »
Before you know it youll have four of them .

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2007, 02:35:06 PM »
Only four?

It seems if one wanted to have a complete SwissTool collection there would be significantly more than four.

SwissTool
SwissTool RS
SwissTool X
BO SwissTool
SwissTool CS Plus

That would be five, just getting the basics covered, then to include the five head changes listed above, that would make a minimum of 25 different SwissTool, and that's just assuming variants of the full sized SwissTool, and still not counting specials like the Elsener signature SwissTool.

And, if you wanted to branch out into sheaths, then you'd be really screwed!

Def





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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #49 on: December 16, 2007, 06:59:06 PM »
Only four?

It seems if one wanted to have a complete SwissTool collection there would be significantly more than four.

SwissTool
SwissTool RS
SwissTool X
BO SwissTool
SwissTool CS Plus

That would be five, just getting the basics covered, then to include the five head changes listed above, that would make a minimum of 25 different SwissTool, and that's just assuming variants of the full sized SwissTool, and still not counting specials like the Elsener signature SwissTool.

And, if you wanted to branch out into sheaths, then you'd be really screwed!

Def

Then again it will be back to three soon  ;)


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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #50 on: December 16, 2007, 07:03:26 PM »
One simply says "Oh Tim, I need the one with the ratchet" if one wants the one with the ratchet.  If one wants the one with the wrench, one merely needs to say "Oh Tim, can I get the one with the wrench?"

Def

Looks like Tim is all out of Swisstools :-X

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #51 on: December 16, 2007, 10:27:23 PM »
Send him an email- he doesn't always have time to keep his shop updated.

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #52 on: December 17, 2007, 12:06:30 AM »
Send him an email- he doesn't always have time to keep his shop updated.

Def

I did,...I think he said he's placing another order at the beginning of the year.

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #53 on: December 17, 2007, 12:17:46 AM »
I think Tim is financially overextended with all those orders he placed with Amazon! It's a good news for all the folks on the other side of the pond, since Amazon does not ship overseas...
« Last Edit: December 17, 2007, 12:27:31 AM by ufox9al »

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2007, 10:11:47 PM »
at first, when I see BO x-Tool (Swiss, and others) I think, is that a tool someone doesn't like/care for?
then I figure it out but it always takes me a few seconds  :think:

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2007, 01:44:48 PM »
Great info there!  Looks like I have a '98 SwissTool X...  Nice to know. =)
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #56 on: December 23, 2007, 03:33:20 AM »
I noticed SOG tools have this same type of plier head. Which came first with this idea? Victorinox or SOG?
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #57 on: December 23, 2007, 04:00:41 AM »
I noticed SOG tools have this same type of plier head. Which came first with this idea? Victorinox or SOG?

Good grief, I never realized that!  :P

According to the Multitool Timeline, the SwissTool came out in 1997, while the SOG ParaTool was introduced five years ealier in 1992. Looks like first on the scene with opposite hand plier jaws would therefore be SOG.


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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #58 on: December 23, 2007, 09:29:22 AM »
I noticed SOG tools have this same type of plier head. Which came first with this idea? Victorinox or SOG?

Well spotted  ;)

Dunc
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #59 on: December 23, 2007, 03:34:59 PM »
Thanks :D

To me, the plier head used is either going to be weak when loosening or weak when tightening. How many people have actually had their tools break because of the old design pliers?

 

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