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ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

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Big Red
on: January 16, 2013, 12:03:56 AM
This is another tool I found at the Sheffield booth at SHOT 2011.



It seems like a bit of an overly complicated design, but it did have a certain Disco-like appeal to it.



I haven't actually found one for sale anywhere, but then again I never really looked too hard either!  :P



It isn't all just pizazz though, there's a few things that I like on this one.  The pliers seemed really solid for something so bulky and flashy.  I also like the bit driver, although if I recall correctly it wasn't a standard 1/4" type.



The corkscrew was kind of an odd choice as well, but it was actually done nicely.  However, as I mentioned in the Mastergrip thread I thought the fold out wrench doodad is brilliant.



It makes this one worth buying just for that.

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Re: Big Red
Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 12:10:45 AM
I quite like the wrench bit, but apart from that, it might be the ugliest tool you have ever posted :rofl:
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Re: Big Red
Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 12:30:06 AM
Yes, it certainly could be.  And, without anything for reference it's hard to tell, but this thing is actually quite large too- if I recall correctly it was about twice the size of a PST or Spirit.  It wasn't heavy because of the sheet aluminum and plastic used through most of the construction, but it was bulky.

The wrench was a really cool feature that I really wish PEOPLE IN OREGON WOULD INCLUDE ON BETTER QUALITY TOOLS.   :pok: :pok: :pok: :pok:

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Re: Big Red
Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 12:31:22 AM
Clever wrench.

• Too bad the wrench position wasn't reversed. That way a bigger nut/bolt would allow some use of the blade in one hand and the tool on the other for more torque.
• For smaller nuts/bolts that smaller portion should be positioned toward the outer end as they would more than likely not need that much torque. If they did it would be a good sign to go grab a real wrench.

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Re: Big Red
Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 12:32:55 AM
Yes well if the designer had to put actual thought into it then they might have had to double the price on this one to almost $14....

But then the big guys are also guilty of having great ideas and not following through with them properly either.

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Re: Big Red
Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 01:19:41 AM
I think I saw a Tekut model at Cabela's website.

*goes to look*

Whoops, nope, it was Sportsman's Guide.

Really expensive, though.  :think:


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Re: Big Red
Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 01:51:52 AM
Yeah, that looks like the same one, only not quite as Disco-ey. 



I doubt I would part with that much cash for it though disco or not.

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Re: Big Red
Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 03:08:30 AM
Oh God, for the love of Smurf, MY EYES!  :ahhh

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Re: Big Red
Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 11:32:21 PM
You need to start handing out darkened safety goggles before you pull that stunt again Def :o
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Re: Big Red
Reply #9 on: January 19, 2013, 02:12:33 PM
it is pretty fugly isn't it. :ahhh  Not one I'd be tempted to spend my hard earned cash on. :)
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