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Swisstool fails me today! 7226

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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2007, 06:48:23 AM »
The hard wire cutters are the half round shapes at the very base of the cutter section...coathanger cutters!

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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2007, 06:51:44 AM »
Yes, the Leatherman Xti does have hard wire cutters at the base, but not the Supertool. The recessed area you see at the bottom is the result of damage taken while cutting the coat hanger.
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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2007, 01:03:28 PM »
Yes, the Leatherman Xti does have hard wire cutters at the base, but not the Supertool. The recessed area you see at the bottom is the result of damage taken while cutting the coat hanger.

Ouch.  I wonder if Leatherman would sort that out for you under warranty??

Welcome btw.  :)

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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2007, 06:39:06 PM »
Yes the Swisstool didnt have any trouble with the coathanger . I will try and think of another test to video , a wire fence maybe . I'll see what I can do .

Dunc
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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2007, 07:17:52 PM »
I've used my SwissTool to cut all sorts of wire.  Wire hangers are no problem.  I've even used them on the plastic coated ones.

As for fencing, we just had a chain link fence installed at home.  I used some leftover wire to hang "Beware of Dog" signs by the gates.  The SwissTool cut it reliably.  I've cut chain link in the past to make various small wire items and have never ad a problem.

One of the main reasons I put away a Leatherman Super Tool when the SwissTool came out, was cutting wire.  I cut some 14 gauge steel wire with the LM and it never worked right again.  I've never had that complaint with the SwissTool.
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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2007, 07:27:46 PM »
Ouch.  I wonder if Leatherman would sort that out for you under warranty??

Welcome btw.  :)

Thank you for the welcome. The Supertool is an old model (I've had it for over 10 years) and is now semi-retired (typically just sits in the center console of my car). For this reason I have not attempted to seek warranty service. I admit, I was so shocked by how well the Swisstool cut that coat hanger that I became a member of this forum just to respond and research Swisstool a bit. It's possible that the new Charge XTi that comes equipped with a hard wire cutter will do better, but since I had that one bad experience with the Supertool, I have not had the confidence to risk it. I do have to say that this was not the 'flimsy' and easily bendable type of coat hanger, but a slightly more rigid variety. Still I do not think it was as tough as say a chain link fence, so I have to put most of the blame on the wire cutters.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2007, 07:31:23 PM by ieraseu »
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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2007, 08:51:31 PM »
Ouch.  I wonder if Leatherman would sort that out for you under warranty??

Welcome btw.  :)

Thank you for the welcome. The Supertool is an old model (I've had it for over 10 years) and is now semi-retired (typically just sits in the center console of my car). For this reason I have not attempted to seek warranty service. I admit, I was so shocked by how well the Swisstool cut that coat hanger that I became a member of this forum just to respond and research Swisstool a bit. It's possible that the new Charge XTi that comes equipped with a hard wire cutter will do better, but since I had that one bad experience with the Supertool, I have not had the confidence to risk it. I do have to say that this was not the 'flimsy' and easily bendable type of coat hanger, but a slightly more rigid variety. Still I do not think it was as tough as say a chain link fence, so I have to put most of the blame on the wire cutters.

Welcome ieraseu  :)

Even though the Supertool is over 10 years old I believe its still in warranty as LM carry a 25yr warranty. I have cut pretty thick coat hanger wire with a charge and it handled it quite well. I had to use a bit more pressure than other tools but it went through without any problems. If you're a bit hesistant (which I can fully understand) just try some thinner wire and move up. You'll soon get a good sense of how much more to push it.

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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2007, 10:30:16 PM »
Any Leatherman you have is under warranty.  Even the very first ones are covered, at least until next year!

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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2007, 12:04:55 AM »
Any Leatherman you have is under warranty.  Even the very first ones are covered, at least until next year!

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Welcome to the forum mate, and we can always use another Swisstool fan :)

That is pretty savage damage to that Supertool though ::)

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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2007, 04:53:07 AM »
yes, you used the reg. wire cutters to cut HARD WIRE! That is what the hard wirecutters are for!

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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2007, 10:22:14 AM »
yes, you used the reg. wire cutters to cut HARD WIRE! That is what the hard wirecutters are for!

Yep your quite right .The wire wasnt placed in the hard wire cutter  that I have ringed in red and was cut with the std wire cutters which resulted in damage that I have ringed in blue .



I bet  ieraseu wont do that again .
Heres a picture of an undamaged Leatherman plier head I borrowed from http://www.smartknives.com/Leatherman-Tools/Leatherman-Pliers-Wire.htm
You can clearly see the hard wire cutters at the bottom .



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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2007, 06:05:28 PM »
I'm glad this has been posted.  I thought they did have hard wire cutters.

The cutters are easy to damage though.  I had the same on my PST.

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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2007, 06:51:36 PM »
Yep your quite right .The wire wasnt placed in the hard wire cutter  that I have ringed in red and was cut with the std wire cutters which resulted in damage that I have ringed in blue .

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Unfortunately, my original Leatherman SuperTool (date codes 0495/0595) does not have a hard wire cutter like the later versions do.

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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2007, 08:51:27 PM »
Thanks parnass I didnt know that  :)

Dunc
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Re: Swisstool fails me today!
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2007, 09:56:18 PM »
My Supertool did not have hard wire cutters. It's possible that it was later added to newer revisions of the Supertool, but my over 10 year old version predates hard wire cutters. Here is a picture of the box and UPC of my Supertool and also the box from the new Charge XTi box which I purchased to replaced it . Original purchase date is roughly '94 or '95 while I was stationed at Camp Pendleton as a Marine.

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