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Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth 101727

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #90 on: October 21, 2008, 07:30:09 AM »
Nope, never polished mine either, what benifit would there be for polishing the pliers mate :think:

Less drag?  :D
More chances to see my beautiful reflection maybe :think: :D

Yeah I'd get a BO one if I were you buddy.  ;) :D

Oooh, that was a good one! :D
Thanks for the suport Bob :twak: :D

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2009, 09:47:59 PM »
In my Swisstool collection I have a 98 , 02 and 05 plier heads and thought you may like to see some comparison pics .









The later the model, the further apart the handles are . I must say the 05 head really has alot of metal around it .


Dunc
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 08:39:24 PM by dunc5 »
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2009, 09:54:31 PM »
Great pics!  :cheers:

Any chance of a pic showing how far the different heads open?

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2009, 09:58:44 PM »
Great pics!  :cheers:

Any chance of a pic showing how far the different heads open?

I'll see if I can get one up tomorrow .I'll take one against the LM Core to as thats quite a slab of metal too .

Leave it with me .

Dunc
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2009, 10:01:27 PM »
Nice one mate :)

I know from my own 05 that they are one tough plier head :tu:

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2009, 10:02:52 PM »
All the 05 heads have the plierhead play, though..  :(

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #96 on: February 10, 2009, 10:04:07 PM »
All the 05 heads have the plierhead play, though..  :(
A tiny, itty bitty bit of flex in mine :)

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2009, 10:09:15 PM »
All the 05 heads have the plierhead play, though..  :(

I've experienced play in all the years . Its just luck of the draw if you get one with no play , and those that don't have any play soon will have if you use them . Never seems to get worse and mine all cut thin wire still .


Dunc
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #98 on: February 10, 2009, 10:53:33 PM »
Great pics!  :cheers:

Any chance of a pic showing how far the different heads open?

I'll see if I can get one up tomorrow .I'll take one against the LM Core to as thats quite a slab of metal too .

Leave it with me .

Dunc

Oh, I was hoping to catch you while still had everything laid out. No need to trouble yourself.  :)



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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2009, 07:24:59 AM »
Here we go , oldest first

98


02


05


Spirit


LM Core


Other shots with the Core













and Spirit with 98


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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #100 on: February 11, 2009, 07:28:29 AM »
Great comparison shot there Dunc  :tu: thank you  :cheers:
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #101 on: February 11, 2009, 07:34:22 AM »
Great comparison shot there Dunc  :tu: thank you  :cheers:

Thanks  :tu:  It does look like the 05 comes off the worst but look how much stronger the tips look compared to the Core , your not going to get those to overlap each other  ;) Plus its very rare your even going to grip something that wide and still be able to get your hands around the handles .



Dunc
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #102 on: February 11, 2009, 08:03:43 AM »
Thanks for the great pics, Dunc! They are really interesting.  :cheers:

I had no idea that the Spirit opened a 1/2" more than the newer SwissTools. Seems kind of odd when you think about it.

That Core sure is a beast! Yikes!  :o

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #103 on: February 11, 2009, 09:19:05 PM »
Just incase anyone notices  ::) In the third photo down at the top of this page the middle swisstool has a small amount of rust around the corkscrew/lanyard hole . This is not down to normal everyday wear and tear but because it has spent several months on a lifeboat/rescue boat and has been in a salt water enviroment .
 
I so hope DaveK doesn't see this  :-[

Dunc
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 09:26:51 PM by dunc5 »
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #104 on: February 12, 2009, 04:57:25 AM »
I saw it after you pointed it out, but that's considerably nothing for the amount of time and the environment it endured  :cheers:
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #105 on: February 13, 2009, 07:50:20 PM »

I so hope DaveK doesn't see this  :-[


Too late ;)

Great pics those Dunc, if I could be arsed to go and find my Swisstool I'd tell you what I have, but I can't :)

I always thought that there's a lot more useful surface area on the Core's pliers than the Swisstool, but those pics really highlight it. It's not just the pliers, but the cutters too.

If that's my old Core in the pics, you can see how useful those needle nosed pliers are to me, from all the scratches! I never noticed them before.

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #106 on: February 14, 2009, 09:54:08 AM »
Yes Dave thats your old Core  :tu:
  One advantage the Swisstool does have over the Core is the extra strength at the tip.

Dunc
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #107 on: February 20, 2009, 09:11:04 PM »
This is a great thread and thanks for all your work Dunc! It was nice to find out mine's a '98. Of all my MT's, the SwissTool gets the most use and is of the best quality. It's a tank!  :)
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #108 on: February 20, 2009, 10:36:50 PM »
This is a great thread and thanks for all your work Dunc! It was nice to find out mine's a '98. Of all my MT's, the SwissTool gets the most use and is of the best quality. It's a tank!  :)


I really glad you find it helpfull  :tu:

Dunc
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #109 on: March 02, 2009, 02:26:20 AM »

 Very Nice ! How the 2010 will look like ?  :grin:

 M.TEX

Hehe.... ;)

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Looking forward to the 2010 model SwissTool ;)

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #110 on: March 24, 2009, 03:54:38 AM »
wow...looks like you could torque a 16-penny nail!

it that what it was designed for? bending/twisting?

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #111 on: March 24, 2009, 11:26:51 AM »
wow...looks like you could torque a 16-penny nail!

it that what it was designed for? bending/twisting?

The design is for more strength around the pivot yes.

The 2010 is of course only a joke though.  ;)

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #112 on: April 14, 2009, 01:10:33 AM »
Are there any 2005 BOs about? If not which year are they? Also, is there a new 2010 model for sure?
« Last Edit: April 14, 2009, 01:16:53 AM by Springs420 »
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #113 on: April 14, 2009, 01:18:28 AM »
Are there any 2005 BOs about? If not which year are they? Also, is there a new 2010 model for sure?
There are 2005 BO Swisstools. I think the one I am auctioning off is a 2005. Look here for a pic. http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,10307.0.html
« Last Edit: April 14, 2009, 01:20:55 AM by WH867 »

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #114 on: April 14, 2009, 09:43:21 AM »
Are there any 2005 BOs about? If not which year are they? Also, is there a new 2010 model for sure?
the 2010 model's a spoof mate :)

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #115 on: April 14, 2009, 04:57:39 PM »
Are there any 2005 BOs about? If not which year are they? Also, is there a new 2010 model for sure?
the 2010 model's a spoof mate :)

Does anyone have an idea as to when they may be updating the Swisstool?
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #116 on: April 14, 2009, 05:24:28 PM »
It would appear that my new Swisstool has a 1998 plier head. Great.

It also has a really funny serrated blade instead of scissors. But it was NITB and (new in tatty box) and it has the Plus driver doodah thing, so that's cool.

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #117 on: April 14, 2009, 10:07:15 PM »
It would appear that my new Swisstool has a 1998 plier head. Great.

It also has a really funny serrated blade instead of scissors. But it was NITB and (new in tatty box) and it has the Plus driver doodah thing, so that's cool.

Did you want a 95 plier head ?

Dunc
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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #118 on: April 14, 2009, 10:14:09 PM »
Errr, not especially. Why?

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Re: Different Swisstool plier heads , the truth
« Reply #119 on: April 14, 2009, 10:18:47 PM »
I just prefer the 98 plier head , the handles are closer together making them more comfortable .

Dunc

 

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