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Kung Fu Grip? No, MASTERGRIP! 2743

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,445 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Kung Fu Grip? No, MASTERGRIP!
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:53:21 AM »
When you can take the pebble from my hand, only then will you be ready to gaze upon the wonders that is the Master Grip!

Ok, I'll show you anyway...



My brother gave me this one as part of a set.  It had this tool, a cheapo Mini Mag Lite copy and a cheapo Helios lighter copy and a giant pouch to put them in.



To be honest, this is perhaps my favorite cheapo, and I've had it longer than MTO has been around.  It was probably the first cheapo pictured here!  I like this one a lot because it has a few interesting features that I'd like to see on some major branded tools- for example, that dark stuff is actually a rubberized coating.  I doubt it has any insulative qualities (you know, since the metal plat on the outside is bolted to the metal handles) but it does make for a very comfortable handle.



Also, the contoured handles are quite comfortable to use as pliers, although they are quite bulky.  Not as bulky as the Suspension (and it's clones) or the Lansky and it's clones, so really, despite barely having a name of it's own, it holds it's own.



As I said, it has some great features- the rubber handles being one and the other being that really neat wrench implement inside.  Seriously, isn't that more useful than a half dozen freakin' flatheads?  Are you listening People Of Oregon?   :pok:



That is actually really sweet.  I have used it a few times, and I'll tell you, it's a nice backup to the pliers.

Of course, if you look closely at the photo of all the tools sticking out you may notice the complete lack of thought that went into this tool as well- for example, the can opener redundancy...



Maybe they have different types of cans in China, where this one was made that necessitate two similar but slightly different can openers?  Maybe they have no bottles that need to be opened in that same region?  Either way, almost every can here is a pull top so this just makes the can opener function twice as useless to me!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Kung Fu Grip? No, MASTERGRIP!
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 01:07:40 AM »
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Hmm... put a closed-in wrench in there like the Piranha or PocketWrench II has.

Just a thought ... Wonder if a the bit exchanger could withstand the torque for something like that on a Surge?
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,445 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Kung Fu Grip? No, MASTERGRIP!
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 01:18:31 AM »
That was my thought too Jim.  So far I think only CRKT has tried to actually put something like that on a full sized tool, but it's not a plier based tool.



Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Kung Fu Grip? No, MASTERGRIP!
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 01:38:59 AM »
Now an opening end adjuster might work great for those times with the battery terminal nut needs tightened, or removed for a quick & dirty cleaning.
Plier jaws will mar the surface of the nut and closed-in adjustable wrenches are just too bulky. Though everyone should have wrenches in their car's toolbox you'd be surprised how many damsels or elderly just don't have them and you are no where near your toolbox.

Was one of the many reasons was thinking of putting a crescent wrench on the end of a Skeletool.
There's three spring layers there. am sure Leatherman's developers could extend that and put an adjuster in the middle, then rivet the thing closed.

Have been searching for a small/medium alloy crescent wrench to EDC.

There is a need, just no one has designed one. They too busy trying to copy one another and dodge patents to be creative. Alas, we have MTO Modders to save us from that!  :clap:
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,445 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Kung Fu Grip? No, MASTERGRIP!
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 02:18:20 AM »
Yeah, sadly that does seem to be the common theme.  Luckily after our modders go to the effort of redesigning some things, somehow those changes go into production.  It's an amazing coincidence!  :D

I'd like to see something similar to the fold out wrenches on bike tools, but slightly larger for use on more than just bikes.  Perhaps a larger one like you say might be useful as a car tool- size wouldn't be as important when it lives in a glove compartment.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Kung Fu Grip? No, MASTERGRIP!
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 02:48:46 AM »
SAK is relatively new territory for me. Just happened to notice they have a Universal Wrench on some of their heavier ($65+) ranged knifes. If the Swiss can do it, am sure the Canadian modders here can!

Miss the Evil510 fella, he was good at mods too.


Edit: Found a better photo
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 03:07:47 AM by Xelkos »
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Re: Kung Fu Grip? No, MASTERGRIP!
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 02:55:31 AM »
It's available on smaller models too, but most of them are disco'd. :( It's a good tool for smaller nuts, but 6-8mm would be the most it can grip.

Here's a pic next to a PW2.

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Re: Kung Fu Grip? No, MASTERGRIP!
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 03:00:31 AM »
Apart from being good only for smaller nuts, the wrench has a fatal flaw: the width of the implements on both of its sides plus the width of the scales, make it impossible to use it for nuts that are flush with the surface they hold, which means the vast majority of nuts of this size (at least as far as I know). I wouldn't mind dangling just the wrench from my keys though, as a makeshift Atwood of sorts... ;)
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Re: Kung Fu Grip? No, MASTERGRIP!
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 03:10:33 AM »
Take that Pocket Wrench and put an open end wrench of the other side. Huzzah, Pocket Wrench III is borne!

 

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