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THE Crunch Owners Thread 75687

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1440 on: August 10, 2019, 10:12:44 AM »
Irish or Kentucky... both excellent choices.  :like:
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1441 on: August 10, 2019, 01:25:42 PM »
Great use Sos  :like: :tu:

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1442 on: August 10, 2019, 01:26:54 PM »
The PocketCrunch being carried again today


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1443 on: August 10, 2019, 09:06:53 PM »
Carried the A100 again today. Pouch got hung up a couple times on its end. Nothing really too noticeable but the extra length of the pouch does snag occasionally.
No usage today so thought I’d cover a feature the Crunch does not have; the release lever. This little lever is found on most dedicated locking pliers and allows you to release the pliers when they are locked really tight. On the A100, the lever takes up a tool slot, but on its own pivot close to the plier head. Lifting the lever presses the handles open, even when the pliers are locked super tight.
The pics below show this feature and the good engineering used for the tightening mechanism.
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1444 on: August 10, 2019, 09:53:58 PM »
That is a great feature Max definitely
something the Crunch hasn’t got  :like: :tu:

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1445 on: August 11, 2019, 02:43:23 PM »
Great pics Ws, Sos and Max :like:

Also great going on the uses and pics of the A100, Max :salute: :like:

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1446 on: August 11, 2019, 03:13:19 PM »
Thanks Poncho  :hatsoff:
Final report to follow later today.  :popcorn:
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1447 on: August 11, 2019, 05:44:58 PM »
Thanks Poncho  :cheers: :tu:

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1448 on: August 11, 2019, 05:47:06 PM »

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1449 on: August 11, 2019, 06:31:54 PM »
3rd day EDC carry for the A100. Used it to tighten a irrigation fitting. Can’t carry on the belt from Monday (office), so this mini-challenge is now finished. Here are my comments comparing the A100 to the Crunch:

A100 Pros:
- bigger, stronger jaws
- always ready
- more, larger tools
- great OHO blade

A100 Cons:
- too long for pocket carry
- difficult to use drivers
- discontinued and no factory support

A100 Comments:
Very well-made product that is only let down by its length that restricts it to pouch or bag carry.

Crunch Pros:
- very compact
- tools individually lock
- still in production
- warranty cover on used models

Crunch Cons:
- fiddly to deploy pliers
- jaws a little small
- blade and file too short
- blade edge obstructed when open

Crunch Comments:
Ingenious folding design a masterpiece of engineering. Modeled on the 4in length of the PST (same era), it probably would benefit from being 1/2in longer to scale up the jaws and tools a little.

Bottom Line:
The Crunch is a truly pocketable MT, and even if the pliers and tools are a little small, it’s still extremely capable and versatile. So while the A100 is technically a better pair of pliers with better tools, it’s the Crunch that will be easier for EDC. But for car carry or bag use, the A100 will be a better choice. A good reason to have both.  :cheers:
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1450 on: August 11, 2019, 06:40:34 PM »
Great write up Max  :like: :tu:
If I ever find A 100 for sale I would definitely buy one
It does look a very capable tool and
would be great to have in the car glove box
Or under the seat of my motorbike

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1451 on: August 11, 2019, 06:49:02 PM »
Great write up Max  :like: :tu:
If I ever find A 100 for sale I would definitely buy one
It does look a very capable tool and
would be great to have in the car glove box
Or under the seat of my motorbike
:iagree: :tu:
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1452 on: August 11, 2019, 07:35:57 PM »
Thanks Wim, 🆘  :hatsoff:
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1453 on: August 12, 2019, 12:11:31 PM »
Thanks for the comparison and write up about the 2 of those, Max :salute: :like:
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1454 on: August 12, 2019, 01:42:22 PM »
Still carrying the PocketCrunch


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1455 on: August 13, 2019, 07:32:55 PM »

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1456 on: August 13, 2019, 07:33:21 PM »

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1457 on: August 13, 2019, 07:50:53 PM »
 :like:

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1458 on: August 13, 2019, 07:58:56 PM »
Thanks Steve nice carry and pic of yours  :cheers: :like: :tu:

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1459 on: August 13, 2019, 09:48:27 PM »
Thanks for the comparison and write up about the 2 of those, Max :salute: :like:
Thanks Poncho.  :hatsoff:
They’re both great but the Crunch has a certain je ne sais quoi...
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1460 on: August 16, 2019, 02:46:56 PM »
The PocketCrunch


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1461 on: August 16, 2019, 09:43:10 PM »
Nice combo, Steve.

Great photo as usual wspeed.  I’ve been meaning to ask about the pocket clip on your Crunch.  Is it a mod you did?
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1462 on: August 16, 2019, 09:54:43 PM »
Thanks Sos  :cheers:
Yes it is a mod I did  :tu:
Here is the link to my pocket clip mod
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,75590.msg1623477.html#msg1623477

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1463 on: August 17, 2019, 12:51:35 AM »
Thanks Wspeed.
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1464 on: August 17, 2019, 01:05:23 PM »
 :cheers: :tu:

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1465 on: August 17, 2019, 03:03:34 PM »

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1466 on: August 18, 2019, 06:19:19 PM »

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1467 on: August 19, 2019, 11:44:54 AM »
Great pics Ws and Steve :like:
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1468 on: August 19, 2019, 01:34:18 PM »
Thanks Poncho  :cheers: :tu:

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
« Reply #1469 on: August 19, 2019, 04:11:29 PM »
Nice combo, Steve.



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