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New Buck XTracts 10961

Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2008, 01:32:59 AM »
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But then what would stop the blade floping around

Bit of tar?

I'm looking at this now.

Would it not be possible to bevel the tang of the specific implement and then the corresponding area of the lock face so that they mate up but do not lock and become a kind of weak slipjoint?

Talking about a liner lock right? It seems like if any material is removed during the beveling process then the lock faces wouldn't touch, allowing the blade to be floppy?




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Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2008, 01:36:22 AM »
Quote
But then what would stop the blade floping around

Bit of tar?

I'm looking at this now.

Would it not be possible to bevel the tang of the specific implement and then the corresponding area of the lock face so that they mate up but do not lock and become a kind of weak slipjoint?

Talking about a liner lock right? It seems like if any material is removed during the beveling process then the lock faces wouldn't touch, allowing the blade to be floppy?

Oh, I was thinking about the lockbacks like the Blast and such.
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2008, 01:45:20 AM »
Quote
But then what would stop the blade floping around

Bit of tar?

I'm looking at this now.

Would it not be possible to bevel the tang of the specific implement and then the corresponding area of the lock face so that they mate up but do not lock and become a kind of weak slipjoint?

Talking about a liner lock right? It seems like if any material is removed during the beveling process then the lock faces wouldn't touch, allowing the blade to be floppy?

Oh, I was thinking about the lockbacks like the Blast and such.

Ahh! That makes much more sense!  :)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
No Life Club Posts: 1,798 Spawn of Cthulhu
Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2008, 01:51:11 AM »
Geez Ring If ya decide to get rid of the original let me know. I would love to try one.


I'll keep you in mind hawkchucker, but it may not be for a while yet.

Since I'm a cheap smurf, I'll probably wait a while for the Fin to be more widely distributed so I can get it for a lower price.

(I shopped around for the original X-Tract and was able to get it for 27 bucks with free shipping.)

.

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Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #64 on: February 16, 2008, 02:07:32 AM »
Sweet deal ya got on it.

S
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Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #65 on: April 13, 2008, 10:56:33 PM »
i DIDN'T REALIZE THER WERE SO MANY MODLES. i WILL HAVE TO PUT THEM ON MY LIST.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #66 on: April 16, 2008, 05:38:37 AM »
A little heads up.

Knifecenter.com has the Fin in stock, 43.95$ as well as the LED models.

 :ahhh


Thanks for the heads up, Spoonrobot.

I have one of the original X-Tracts and like it well enough that I will also be getting a Fin.

In fact, once I get the Fin I'll give or trade away the original version, because:

-I prefer the plain edge blade of the Fin over the combo edge of the original.

-I'd rather have scissors (or nearly any other implement, even a second smaller blade) rather than a can opener.  I find no real use or justifiction for can openers on multis.

Now that I've been carrying my X-Tract using a pocket clip, I've been using it and liking it a lot more.

.


what is this about a pocket clip for the X-Tract?  Is that something you rigged up yourself or something I can buy?  I think I would like mine better too if it had a clip.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #67 on: April 17, 2008, 02:18:57 AM »
Here's the thread where Ringzero did the X-tract pocket clip:  http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,3417.0.html

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Hero Member Posts: 561
Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #68 on: April 20, 2008, 12:44:01 AM »
Hi,

I got my three Fins on three days ago.  Have carried one for two days and used both the pliers and the scissors.  I really like the grippy feeling of the rubber-coated scales.  The plain-edged kife will be less offensive to those afraid of sharp=pointy things.  I like the scissors very much.

All in all,-Tract family is a nice collectable.  For those intersted in such, here is what is available thus far:
Model                         Catalog #       Grip
X-TRACT 730-CMX        3034             Realwoods Hardwooods Green Camo
X-TRACT 730-BLX         5893             Blue
X-TRACT 730-RDX         5895            Red
X-TRACT 730-PLX         5897            Platinum
X-TRACT 730-BKX         5928            Black

X-TRACT LED 731-BKK   3080             Black
X-TRACT LED 731-PLX   3082             Platinum

X-TRACT-FIN 732-BKS   3120             Black
X-TRACT-FIN 732-BLS   3122             Blue
X-TRACT-FIN 732-PLS   3124             Platinum.

All in all, a neat tool, albeit minimalist - Joe
« Last Edit: April 20, 2008, 12:53:02 AM by joebw »
No Life Club Posts: 1,798 Spawn of Cthulhu
Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #69 on: April 20, 2008, 04:54:58 AM »
Hi,

I got my three Fins on three days ago.  Have carried one for two days and used both the pliers and the scissors.  I really like the grippy feeling of the rubber-coated scales.  The plain-edged kife will be less offensive to those afraid of sharp=pointy things.  I like the scissors very much.

All in all,-Tract family is a nice collectable.  For those intersted in such, here is what is available thus far:
Model                         Catalog #       Grip
X-TRACT 730-CMX        3034             Realwoods Hardwooods Green Camo
X-TRACT 730-BLX         5893             Blue
X-TRACT 730-RDX         5895            Red
X-TRACT 730-PLX         5897            Platinum
X-TRACT 730-BKX         5928            Black

X-TRACT LED 731-BKK   3080             Black
X-TRACT LED 731-PLX   3082             Platinum

X-TRACT-FIN 732-BKS   3120             Black
X-TRACT-FIN 732-BLS   3122             Blue
X-TRACT-FIN 732-PLS   3124             Platinum.

All in all, a neat tool, albeit minimalist - Joe


Joe, do you also have all of the 730 and 731 variations?

If so, what do you think of the LED version?

Is the LED light well designed?

Output fairly decent?

How difficult is a battery change?

Thanks for any info you can provide.

.
   

N
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Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2008, 12:02:19 PM »
how about some pictures Joe!

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #71 on: April 20, 2008, 02:13:27 PM »
Yeah, that would be very nice.. BTW, what are your thoughts on the scissors?

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Hero Member Posts: 561
Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #72 on: April 21, 2008, 12:45:05 AM »
Hi,

Ringzero, yes I have all of them.  The LED is fair, but, as you'd expect, small and good for close work.  As far as helping land an airliner, it doesn't get there.

Leatherman 123 - pictures now that I can get outside may happen once I can deal with the camera, tripod and software.  Stay tuned.

Cheers - Joe
No Life Club Posts: 1,798 Spawn of Cthulhu
Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #73 on: April 25, 2008, 06:55:40 AM »
Hi,

Ringzero, yes I have all of them.  The LED is fair, but, as you'd expect, small and good for close work.  As far as helping land an airliner, it doesn't get there.

Leatherman 123 - pictures now that I can get outside may happen once I can deal with the camera, tripod and software.  Stay tuned.

Cheers - Joe


Thanks Joe.  Looking forward to seeing your pics and any other impressions of your X-Tracts that you care to offer.

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N
Hero Member Posts: 561
Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2008, 01:18:06 AM »
Hi Leatherman 123,

I've cut a few things (paper, leader material and so-on) withe the X-Tract scissors.  I think they are really about as good as the current Gerber scissors.

My only negative about the X-Tract lies with the diamond (electroless nickel plating with diamond dust stirred in) sharpener.  I feel it is a bit too coarse (too aggresive).  If your knife is so dull that that you can RBATJ, it will be great - if you just want a touch-up, it wouldn't be my first choice.

Cheers - Joe
No Life Club Posts: 2,327
Re: New Buck XTracts
« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2008, 11:48:48 AM »
As soon as the BuckXtract Fin is available here in Manila, I'll get one!

 

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