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Stiff Charge TTi Pliers 243

Newbie Posts: 16 Funtionality-70% Looks-30%
Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« on: June 10, 2019, 09:06:06 PM »
Okay, first I promise this isn't just more of the same that's been regurgitated over and over again. At least I hope not after digging through threads and Googling  :D

I've had a Charge TTi sitting around for a while because I could never get the pliers to loosen up, even after a good amount of use. What happens is I lube and work it to loosen up, and it does, even to the point of swinging from gravity. As soon as I try to grip something with the pliers they immediately stiffen up again, as if something is wedging itself from the pressure.

I've let it soak in wd-40, blasted it out with brake cleaner, then put in some tri-flo with teflon. It always works perfectly right up until I give it a squeeze.

Has anyone ever experienced this before? Is there something that can be done?
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,921
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 09:08:00 PM »
Something isn't right. You should send it to Leatherman under warranty .
Full Member Posts: 157
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 09:37:27 PM »
It happen also to my wave..... I consider it normal just because if not, after some use, you would have a leatherman with big play side to side. IMHO

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,684
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 09:43:28 PM »
That doesn’t sound right  :think:

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Newbie Posts: 16 Funtionality-70% Looks-30%
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 09:45:13 PM »
I've put quite a bit of use into it and it's pretty strange behavior. I decided to give leatherman a call for the heck of it, expecting them to say it'll loosen with use, and they told me to send it in, also thinking it wasn't normal. So I'll send it in for a repair.

Thanks for the replies, I wanted to make sure I wasn't overthinking it lol.

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,684
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 09:49:25 PM »
Hopefully they will send you a replacement  :tu:

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Newbie Posts: 16 Funtionality-70% Looks-30%
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 09:53:30 PM »
Yup, I sure hope so. It has sentimental value because it's signed by leatherman so I'm checking off that option on the warranty claim, so I'm hoping they'll just replace the pliers. It's quite annoying that they never loosened up properly.

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,684
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2019, 09:55:31 PM »
That would be a shame to lose the signature from Tim  >:(

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Newbie Posts: 16 Funtionality-70% Looks-30%
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2019, 09:59:06 PM »
Yeah, so I've been reluctant to send it in. I definitely want to get it working nicely though so I'll actually put it to use. I don't just want to leave such a nice tool sitting on a shelf.
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,684
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 10:05:58 PM »
Tools need to be used  :tu:

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No Life Club Posts: 3,089
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2019, 07:09:13 AM »
Yeah, so I've been reluctant to send it in. I definitely want to get it working nicely though so I'll actually put it to use. I don't just want to leave such a nice tool sitting on a shelf.

That's a tough call.  I guess it boils down to whether you would choose potentially a new working tool vs a semi-working tool with the signature.  Personally, I think I would choose later, since there is just no guarantee they will send back the tool with the original signature.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,128
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2019, 11:46:46 AM »
They will take care of it if it is marked and they see it is signed by Tim :salute: Sorry you had to send it in but that would be a very aggravating issue to deal with  :facepalm: :D Let us know how it goes though :cheers:
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,684
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2019, 12:41:25 PM »
 :iagree:

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Newbie Posts: 16 Funtionality-70% Looks-30%
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2019, 03:03:07 PM »
Thanks guys, I'll definitely post back here when I get it back.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,476 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2019, 05:26:52 PM »
Leatherman will definitely fix you up. :tu:


I bought a well-used Wave at one point that had a broken file. I called LM and asked them if I could buy a file to put in myself, since the tool was second hand. The woman on the phone said she appreciated the fact I admitted it was a used tool, but said to send it in anyway. They changed the pliers head(worn), PE blade(worn), SE blade(dinged up), scissors, and bits in the exchangers. What I got back was a well used looking Wave with almost all new implements. Guess they fixed up the worn handles/frame as a precaution to prevent the tool from being resellable as new. I still use that Wave periodically and always appreciate the CS of LM. And as a result of their kindness in fixing a tool I told them was second-hand, I became a fan and have bought at least $1400 in tools from their website since(not counting many other tools from other sites and Wal-Mart). :)

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,684
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2019, 06:03:32 PM »
Nice one GLBM  :like: :tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,476 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Stiff Charge TTi Pliers
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2019, 07:22:01 PM »

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.

 

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