Well the sideclip i just got from Nomad Has 3 different codes on it!!! I think that is a record.
Hi...I just checked. The one I have has a "one-piece" plier head....and not the type shown in your picture.Take care.
Nice find. That's it all right.I always wondered what everyone meant when they were talking about lamination and the ToughTool.Here's another one, what's the hole for on the rear of the handle?
Here's another one, what's the hole for on the rear of the handle?(Image removed from quote.)
So basically it's a lanyard hole that allows you to tie the handles closes so that stuff that was stuck in the jaws is held together.Would this be any more effective than just wrapping the cord around whatever you want to clamp?Def
I found this patent information on Google Patents. Here's a link to the Schrade Tough Tool patent. So anyhow, about that hole.......(Image removed from quote.)The patent text reads:One use of tool 10 to clamp items like a vise is shown in FIG. 7. A multi-strand cable 106 is clamped in jaws 18 and 20 with tool 10 in a semi-closed state. An aperture 108 is preferably formed through web 68 of handle 24 and is adapted to receive, when desired, a lanyard 110. Lanyard 110 provides a convenient way to carry tool 10 on a belt or back-pack. It also allows tool 10 to clamp cable 106, or other desired item, by closing tool 10 with cable 106 between the jaws 18 and 20 of pliers 12, and by wrapping lanyard 110 tightly around handles 22 and 24. Tool 10 will continue to clamp cable 106 without the necessity of gripping the pliers in one's hands. As noted above, this advantage is due to the storing of gripping end 14 externally of the handles when tool 10 is closed.Clear as mud, right?
that patent is wierd but the tool has been a good tool and I have carried it a lot.
The ST3 is the one for 7 bucks at Big Lots. I have to say it is not THAT bad.. A great tool for the tackle box!