Nice review there micky very well said, tis good to see we have you converted to the wonders of Gerber!Also glad to see that the scissors are much longer than the MP series of tools. I wonder if the tools could be replaced with the ones from the MP series, then you could have one of the plain warncliffe blades from there.
Nice to hear your thoughts on the Diesel.I really like the tool myself, it's a wonderful blend of some distinct features that work in harmony. How do you feel the saw compares to other companies offerings? Being the first integral Gerber saw I was a little wary of it at first but after some use I've grown to value it over the blade exchanger.I sure wish Gerber would go back to putting metal saws on the file, that extra set of teeth open up some options for me.
Great review Mike! Really enjoyed reading it. I completely agree with the pliers. I have had to go and get my Gerber just to have a little play.
Just a quick couple ?I cant tell. Is there a hard wire notch on the cutters.And do the cutters bypass each other like sissors , or judt come in contact with each other?Thanks. Great review!!!!
Hello, here's my review of the Gerber Diesel, which I got from here...
Do you find the plier sticking somewhat arrogantly from the handles irritating at all?Reviews can sometimes be hard to judge - Could you do a quick Point Score vs another similar Multi for references sake?
Quote from: micky d on January 24, 2008, 10:46:51 PMHello, here's my review of the Gerber Diesel, which I got from here...I almost bought a Diesel but got a SOG Powerlock instead, but after reading your review I'm right back to wanting my very own Diesel....
Your comments helped Micky D, thx sir, nice job. I'm getting one, just waiting for the right sale! When I tried one out in the store, when I shook it around, it rattled.All the plastic turned me off, the jaws don't open as much as othersand the protruding needle nose pliers didn't seem right (when closed).On the positive side, it was fun to pop and I like the tools inside, and italso fit nice in my hand, and the only way to find out it's lasting propertiesis to get one!
Quote from: Nomad on January 25, 2008, 10:14:42 AMDo you find the plier sticking somewhat arrogantly from the handles irritating at all?Reviews can sometimes be hard to judge - Could you do a quick Point Score vs another similar Multi for references sake?I don't find the protruding pliers annoying, but then because of it's size I always carry it in it's pouch on my belt, if it was pocket carry then it might well be a different story
I know they've gotten better over the years but when plastic is new, it's fine and nice looking, but over time it gets brittle or too soft and breaks/fails, leaving your stuff useless. I haven't forgotten all the times my stuff/tools did that (and I don't buy cheap tools, hardly), so I will always be leary of plastic components in things.
Mike has certainly got me interested in the Diesel as well.