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Swisstools with files 2919

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Swisstools with files
« on: March 18, 2008, 09:48:44 PM »
I know this isnt a huge problem and it does exsist on most Swisstools with files  ( std and X models ) .Once the handles are open it only takes a slight brush with your finger to knock the file off its rest place and fall inside the tool . This isnt a major problem or one that effects the way the tool performs but it is a little annoying .On one of my Swisstools there is marks on the edge of the plier head from when you shut the tool and the plier head re- seats the file . The files are not bent and the Swisstool that is the worst the file has never been used . Anyone else find this a little annoying ?









Dunc


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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 11:48:03 PM »
Oh yeah!, I never noticed that before, so I guess it hasn't really bothered me :)

BTW what are you using for a background mate ???

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 11:49:46 PM »
Mine does it as well.  Can't say it bothers me either.

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008, 01:09:32 AM »
I hadn't noticed either....  but I'll bet I will now and it will bug the crap out of me! :P

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 05:39:43 AM »
BTW what are you using for a background mate ???

Its an old Vic catalouge .

Dunc
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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008, 05:41:17 AM »
Guys can you have a look at your Swisstools today and share your thoughts please ?
  I'm just wondering if its year related or through the board .

Dunc
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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 09:16:06 AM »
BTW what are you using for a background mate ???

Its an old Vic catalouge .

Dunc
Thanks mate :)

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008, 11:55:15 AM »
Mine does it but i've never noticed it before and it doesn't annoy me. Think its a 1998 model.

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008, 01:38:51 PM »
I noticed it when I first got mine so I bent the file so it wouldn't scrape the pliers head.
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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 05:34:58 PM »
I noticed it when I first got mine so I bent the file so it wouldn't scrape the pliers head.

That's my story, too.

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2008, 06:25:52 PM »
Does not bother me at all until you want to trade or sell the tool and the other person says "look the pliers are scratched"  :ahhh
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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2008, 12:56:33 AM »
I tried mine...the file doesn't move anywhere when it's locked open or closed.  It's a newer 05 model I think, whatever the "newest" design is.

Even pushing it in with my fingers, it won't budge.

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2008, 01:10:25 AM »
My 1998 rubs the pliers

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2008, 02:57:44 AM »
My STD. 1998 model has the same problem.. But my 05 RS, STD, and X all don't have it!

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2008, 03:52:32 AM »
I have this problem with the Std. SwissTool, but the black one doesn't have it. Also, i found that file in the black ST is thicker than in the silver one.

Carlos






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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2008, 03:54:20 AM »
I have this problem with the Std. SwissTool, but the black one doesn't have it. Also, i found that file in the black ST is thicker than in the silver one.

Carlos


Interesting observation Carlos, I'd never noticed that.  :-\


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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2008, 03:55:52 AM »
My STD. 1998 model has the same problem.. But my 05 RS, STD, and X all don't have it!

How close does the file come to rubbing on your RS model?


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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2008, 09:11:54 AM »
My STD. 1998 model has the same problem.. But my 05 RS, STD, and X all don't have it!

How close does the file come to rubbing on your RS model?



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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2008, 09:16:17 AM »
Thanks for the replies everyone  :) It seems to be a widespread feature .Cant see it being a problem but just an annoying observation . Funny how when you notice something you can help keep looking at it  :( I dont think I will bend the file  :o I may run the risk of it binding on the other side if I bend it too much .

  Interesting observation about the Black swisstool file .

Dunc
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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2008, 09:47:38 PM »
Similar to Corrugated, on my RS it is solidly in place!

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2008, 12:01:13 AM »
Similar to Corrugated, on my RS it is solidly in place!

The RS has no file http://www.swissarmy.com/...lf&product=53935&

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2008, 02:05:08 AM »
OMG! You are totally right! I am thinking about my X model.... That is my bad!!!!  :pok: I always get the X and RS mixed up!
« Last Edit: March 21, 2008, 02:30:48 AM by Leatherman123 »

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2008, 02:24:16 AM »
OMG! You are totally righ talt! I amking about my X model.... That is my bad!!!!  :pok: I always get the X and RS mixed up!

hehe, we knew what you meant LM!  :D

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2008, 03:11:30 AM »
Do the newer Swisstools have thicker files without the problem while the older ones have thinner files with the problem?  If so, what year(s) should I look for or avoid?

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2008, 10:14:34 AM »
My  ST is an 05 model and I have never noticed this but now it has been mentioned I will have to get into work to pick it up and check I left it after taking it in to put new desks together but this will drive me nuts 'till I get to find out
Did somebody say obsessive !
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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2008, 10:20:50 AM »
Do the newer Swisstools have thicker files without the problem while the older ones have thinner files with the problem?  If so, what year(s) should I look for or avoid?

I really dont know  :( This is something I'm trying to find out . My std Swisstools with files are both older ones . My RS , the boats RS and a mates RS are all newer ones but dont have files  ::)
   Carl please dont let this put you off getting a Swisstool , it really isnt a problem more of an observation .

Dunc
« Last Edit: March 24, 2008, 10:22:34 AM by dunc5 »
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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2008, 10:21:24 AM »
My  ST is an 05 model and I have never noticed this but now it has been mentioned I will have to get into work to pick it up and check I left it after taking it in to put new desks together but this will drive me nuts 'till I get to find out
Did somebody say obsessive !

Please let us know . A pic would be good too

Dunc
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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2008, 10:41:40 AM »
Do the newer Swisstools have thicker files without the problem while the older ones have thinner files with the problem?  If so, what year(s) should I look for or avoid?
Like Dunc said, it's really not a problem more of an observation :), all swisstools are bulletproof so don't let anything put you off getting one :)

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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2008, 06:34:25 PM »
My  ST is an 05 model and I have never noticed this but now it has been mentioned I will have to get into work to pick it up and check I left it after taking it in to put new desks together but this will drive me nuts 'till I get to find out
Did somebody say obsessive !

Please let us know . A pic would be good too

Dunc
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Re: Swisstools with files
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2008, 12:27:56 AM »
Do the newer Swisstools have thicker files without the problem while the older ones have thinner files with the problem?  If so, what year(s) should I look for or avoid?
Like Dunc said, it's really not a problem more of an observation :), all swisstools are bulletproof so don't let anything put you off getting one :)
its just that this tool has had plenty of time to mature since 1999 but nontheless, its probably still the best on the market right now for my needs


 

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