The knife blade on the vista is piss poor. They went through the trouble of making a new one instead of out of parts bin, and they leave it that short?The weeder could be useful, if it's twice or thrice the length, and strong enough to pry with, since that's what it takes to get dandelion out.DEATH TO ALL DANDELIONS!!!
DEATH TO ALL DANDELIONS!!!
Quote from: jzmtl on January 31, 2010, 05:14:53 PMDEATH TO ALL DANDELIONS!!!There entrenched smurfs aren't they
OK, so LM don't have them on their site Luckily, elsewhere on the big shiny interweb, this information can be found:HybridBypass PrunersWire CuttersWeed RemoverGrafting KnifeBark LifterPhillips ScrewdriverSawFlat ScrewdriverSprinkler ToolBottle OpenerRulerVistaBypass prunersAwlChoke tube toolFlat screwdriverSawStraight- and serrated-edge combo knifePhillips screwdriverSoft-wire cuttersBottle openerSo we can glean from this that the Vista is obviously the better tool for one main reason - you can open your beer whilst gardening It is a silly selection of tools. The best and most useful from both could have been combined to make one good tool I reckon. That said, I wouldn't kick one out of bed for eating biscuits
Jeez it seems like they could have done a better job on blade selection for those two. That stupid weed cutter thing on the Hybrid - did anyone ever use one for its intended purpose? - and the choke wrench tool on the Vista - same question. And both of them could have easily been equipped with longer knife blades of a more useful shape.Who decides these things?
Quote from: J-sews on January 31, 2010, 04:19:33 PMJeez it seems like they could have done a better job on blade selection for those two. That stupid weed cutter thing on the Hybrid - did anyone ever use one for its intended purpose? - and the choke wrench tool on the Vista - same question. And both of them could have easily been equipped with longer knife blades of a more useful shape.Who decides these things?Who ever it is, he should be cowering in a corner right about now. Watch out...BOB's on a rampage. It's probably one of those things where you get an engineer who wants cool blades and stuff, but he gets stuck trying to make the marketing people happy by putting in what they want instead. Don't ya just hate big companies? LOL. Obviously it worked out well for them.... "What's that? they discontinued it?...crap....no seriously dude what happened?" Dang. Still, I got the Hybrid and I like it a lot. And yes, my hybrid also opens beer bottles. I wish they'd bring it back, but I suspect that they are not too great at selling stuff to gardeners since they discontinued the Genus too.
I need a Genus now
I can not decide between the Hybrid or the Genus . Being retired I should all 3
If that choke tube tool will fit Remington chokes, I'd see it being moderately handy. I keep seeing doodads like this marketed as "bird shears", and I suppose they're to help dress out a bird. I guess shears would be OK to take, say, the wings off of a turkey, but I don't hunt smaller birds where this might be more common. But I do change tubes out during turkey season occasionally, as my super-duper turkey tube is naff for hunting the random squirrel while I'm sitting around the cabin.And I like weed pokers (trying to figure out how to get ahold of one for my Bear Jaw shears, since mine came with a file), especially for getting rid of saplings. We have a huge pecan tree that likes to breeeeeeeed, and I have to go around tearing out saplings, and a pokey bit like this would be nice to use to get rid of more stubborn roots without taking a spade to it. Don't think I'd ever use a bark lifter though...