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Bahco Sandvick multitool

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Bahco Sandvick multitool
on: March 14, 2008, 01:35:44 AM
Any thoughts on this ?
Bahco is quite a good brand name.

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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 01:50:25 AM
I can't say I've heard of it, but it looks like a knockoff of a Bear Jaws tool.  The Phillips doesn't look right and I don't know of any Bears that have corkscrews, otherwise I'd think it was a real one.

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I would say if it's cheap enough (I wouldn't go over $15) go for it- it might be an interesting curiosity.  If it's a real Bear, you got a heck of a deal, if not, well at least you didn't waste a lot of money.

Or, you could contact the seller and ask them if there are any markings on it.  A re-branded Bear will still have the US patent numbers and "Made in USA" stamped into it somewhere.

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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 02:32:53 AM
It's only £7 so I might go for it.

Found another picture.
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008, 02:48:44 AM
hmm..spring loaded pliers in that last pic!
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008, 02:51:21 AM
Is that good ?
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008, 02:54:03 AM
Spring loaded pliers aren't necessarily a bad thing, it just means the tool isn't made by Bear.
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008, 07:09:04 AM
Yup- definitely a knockoff.  Still, I'd be interested to see if it's decent quality or not.

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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008, 09:19:54 AM
Yup- definitely a knockoff.  Still, I'd be interested to see if it's decent quality or not.

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I have seen these in my local BnQ I may give them a go but will have to hide it from SWMBO she thinks I have too many sharp shiny things already


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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008, 02:37:43 AM
Yup- definitely a knockoff.  Still, I'd be interested to see if it's decent quality or not.

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I have seen these in my local BnQ I may give them a go but will have to hide it from SWMBO she thinks I have too many sharp shiny things already


Too.......many........sharp things?? Forgive me, I don't understand.  ??? ;)
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008, 07:30:05 AM
Yeah, I thought that was an abstract concept myself- like too much internet porn or too much beer! :D

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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #10 on: March 15, 2008, 08:34:18 AM
Yeah, I thought that was an abstract concept myself- like too much internet porn or too much beer! :D

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I have trouble with it myself I did draw a comparison with her Imelda Marcos rivalling collection of shoes but it fell on deaf ears funny that :think:


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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #11 on: March 19, 2008, 09:45:26 PM
I got this today, not bad.

I've no idea who made it, just the BAHCO name & logo stamped on the side.
The spring loaded pliers head has a soft wire cutter only. Tools are two flathead screwdrivers, a straight blade, serrated blade, file/metal saw, tin/bottle opener, Phillips driver, corkscrew, awl, and (yes folks) a folding lanyard hook. The handles are both one piece folded, with an extra piece doubling up the pliers pivot end. The tool is held together with Allen screws.

The overall finish is slightly matt (i assume) stainless steel. Finishing is very good, slightly worse than a Leatherman, but certainly not far off. 
All tools are non-locking, and the blades are UK legal EDC.  Backsprings aren't very tight but they work well enough I suppose. The tools do clump with opening. Strangely the corkscrew has a very strong and positive backspring and I can't help thinking something else was intended for this space. For some reason the corkscrew is MASSIVE, it could probably open a wine barrow, nevermind a bottle, and seems out of place on this workman like tool.
The whole thing feels very light, and just about every tool has been finished by fine grinding and feels crisp. The file/metal saw isn't great, but it's usable. Personally I think a good wood saw would be more useful than the serrated blade.

The sheath is fairly good quality, velcro closing and lined with plastic on the inside to prevent the tool from snagging. The rear has a hefty spring steel belt clip.

So I guess the long term testing will show just how well (or bad) this multi performs. Anyway, i'm glad I bought it, if you can pick one up for a fiver like I did, then it's great value.

Apologies for these photos, my camera (and me) aren't really up to detail work. If you need any other photos just let me know and i'll try and catch the area you want to see.



















The Bahco alongside a Leatherman Super Tool 200, and a Victorinox Spartan.

« Last Edit: March 19, 2008, 09:47:59 PM by appletree_man »
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #12 on: March 19, 2008, 10:24:36 PM
It doesn't look too bad to me, although I can tell you from the look of the Phillips driver and the spring behind the plier head, it is most certainly a Chinese copy of a Bear tool.  Certain implements are usually a dead giveaway, like scissors with the hump.  You can see the same Phillips on the Sheffield LED tools:



That doesn't mean it's not a decent tool though- I'd like to know how it works out in real life.

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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #13 on: March 19, 2008, 10:47:05 PM
Oh yes, no doubt it's made in the Far East, although the Phillips on the Bahco doesn't have the thumb nick thingy.
Nothing on it is 'bendable' like most cheap stuff, it's all nice thick square edged steel.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2008, 11:03:56 PM by appletree_man »
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #14 on: March 19, 2008, 11:04:09 PM
Doesn't look half bad for the money :)
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #15 on: March 19, 2008, 11:13:14 PM
It could be a nice birthday gift for someone to get them interested in multis, a higher middle ground quality sort of tool.
After all i'm not spending Leatherman & SwissTool sort of money on just any Tom, Dick,or Harry  :D
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #16 on: March 19, 2008, 11:15:19 PM
It could be a nice birthday gift for someone to get them interested in multis, a higher middle ground quality sort of tool.
After all i'm not spending Leatherman & SwissTool sort of money on just any Tom, Dick,or Harry  :D
It'd make a better innitiation than some of the crap I get for xmas :D

Congrates on making full member BTW :cheers:
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #17 on: March 19, 2008, 11:16:22 PM
Woooo woooo, I didn't even notice, cheers  :cheers:
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #18 on: March 19, 2008, 11:17:09 PM
Woooo woooo, I didn't even notice, cheers  :cheers:
It's my job to notice :salute: :D
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #19 on: March 19, 2008, 11:23:02 PM
There's no reason that an inexpensive tool can't also be at least halfways decent.  I'm glad this one is in that category.

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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #20 on: March 20, 2008, 12:19:50 AM
I wonder where that ST 200 came from?/!  :multi:
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #21 on: March 20, 2008, 12:22:24 AM
My guess would be Leatherman....  :pok:

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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #22 on: March 20, 2008, 12:24:42 AM
I wonder where that ST 200 came from?/!  :multi:
Well not from the lady in the lake, or there'd be no tool left :D
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Re: Bahco Sandvick multitool
Reply #23 on: March 20, 2008, 10:38:22 PM
It does look similar in construction to my Craftsman (Sears) branded Bear & Son's multi-tool.

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