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Swisstool File: How is the quality? 2369

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Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« on: March 26, 2008, 07:07:56 AM »
On Amazon, there are a few negative reports of the file:

1)  File wears down quickly
2)  metal saw on the edge of the file wears down quickly.
3)  Coating on the file flakes off

Questions:
1)  Anyone have same or different experiences with their Swisstool file?
2)  Anyone have good or bad experiences with their Spirit file?
 
If its not a good file, it may be better to choose a model of Swisstool without one.   



Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,126 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 08:43:58 AM »
I've never had a problem with either the file on my X, or the one on the Spirit, I'd ignore the Amazon reviews as there usually either complete crap, or very wide of the mark ::)

If there is a slight complaint to level against the ST it's that the file isn't very aggresive, the file on it's little brother the Spirit however, is :)

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Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 03:18:45 PM »
I have an Original from 98 or so and I haven't had any problems with the file.  I've used it extensively on various metals without complaint.  The saw edge isn't perfect, but I have used it to cut off nails and bolts, as well as, to cut notches in brass and steel.

I am more skeptical of coated files than I am of cut files.  I do, however, have a diamond coated rod that I use to touch up serrations.  I suppose it comes down to the right tool for the job.
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Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008, 06:23:01 PM »
Given that they are a light duty substitute , and not a Nicholson , they do a good job . More than adequate .

Chris
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Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 06:26:52 PM »
The only complaint I'd have is that it isn't very aggresive and feels a little smooth.  No signs of any flaking or wear though.

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Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2008, 07:17:51 PM »
The only complaint I'd have is that it isn't very aggresive and feels a little smooth.  No signs of any flaking or wear though.

The "newer" files are much more aggressive than the older style, such as the one found on the standard Swisstool and earlier 91mm SAKs.  The "newer" design can be found on the Spirit and the newer 91mm SAKs.  However, I don't find that the new design is as versatile, because both sides are coarse--no "fine" file is provided.

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,126 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008, 07:19:11 PM »
The only complaint I'd have is that it isn't very aggresive and feels a little smooth.  No signs of any flaking or wear though.

The "newer" files are much more aggressive than the older style, such as the one found on the standard Swisstool and earlier 91mm SAKs.  The "newer" design can be found on the Spirit and the newer 91mm SAKs.  However, I don't find that the new design is as versatile, because both sides are coarse--no "fine" file is provided.
I'd noticed that too, it doesn't seem a too logical step does it ???

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Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008, 07:20:21 PM »
The only complaint I'd have is that it isn't very aggresive and feels a little smooth.  No signs of any flaking or wear though.

The "newer" files are much more aggressive than the older style, such as the one found on the standard Swisstool and earlier 91mm SAKs.  The "newer" design can be found on the Spirit and the newer 91mm SAKs.  However, I don't find that the new design is as versatile, because both sides are coarse--no "fine" file is provided.

I noticed that on my Technogolfer actually.  IMO the file on my old Swisschamp is much better.

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Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008, 07:24:34 PM »
I'd rather have a tool that worked slower, but left a better finish too :)

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Full Member Posts: 211
Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2008, 08:36:53 PM »
The only complaint I'd have is that it isn't very aggresive and feels a little smooth.  No signs of any flaking or wear though.

The "newer" files are much more aggressive than the older style, such as the one found on the standard Swisstool and earlier 91mm SAKs.  The "newer" design can be found on the Spirit and the newer 91mm SAKs.  However, I don't find that the new design is as versatile, because both sides are coarse--no "fine" file is provided.
So the "newer" more aggressive file isn't available on the Swisstool as of yet?

Full Member Posts: 211
Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2008, 08:45:37 PM »
Thanks guys for all your input.  I was hoping to pick out a Swisstool model by eliminating a crappy file option but since you all seem to like your files....

I wish there were a model with PE blade, serrated blade, scissors, saw, and file.  In order to get everything into a single package,  I wouldn't mind replacing one of the flat head screw drivers with a small scissors (taken from a small SAK).  That way I can have my cake and eat it too.  Too bad SAK won't custom build one for you.   

At worst case, I could actually do without a PE blade but they don't make one like that either.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,572
Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2008, 11:01:28 PM »
Go for a LM Surge! It has all of the requested features!

B
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Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2008, 11:44:00 PM »
So the "newer" more aggressive file isn't available on the Swisstool as of yet?

No, but I actually prefer the older one.

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2008, 07:52:22 PM »
Go for a LM Surge! It has all of the requested features!

Dont listen to him Carl  :D

Dunc
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,126 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2008, 08:09:01 PM »
Go for a LM Surge! It has all of the requested features!

Dont listen to him Carl  :D

Dunc
Dunc's right, why carry an inferior tool when you can have the best :)

Trust us...were mods :D

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No Life Club Posts: 3,572
Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2008, 10:48:20 PM »
Trust me , Im not a Mod , just owned a bunch of MTs , the Swisstool and Spirit have the best build quality out there , get started right , get a Swisstool , and a Spirit for light days .

Chris
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,126 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2008, 10:49:21 PM »
Trust me , Im not a Mod , just owned a bunch of MTs , the Swisstool and Spirit have the best build quality out there , get started right , get a Swisstool , and a Spirit for light days .

Chris
You sir, are a man of impecable taste :D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,572
Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2008, 12:00:42 AM »
Never! If you want a MT with all of your reqested features then go for the SURGE. Plus, it has oho blades which are a very nice thing to have. Also, the saw and diamond coated file are both replacable... If you don't want to deal with spring tension or rounded drivers than go for the SURGE!  :D :o :salute:

B
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Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2008, 12:13:35 AM »
Just don't take it swimming or no one will ever see you again! :P

Def

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Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2008, 02:46:56 AM »
I heard a man went swimming with a Surge. He just float...

After three days. Hehehe...
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,572
Re: Swisstool File: How is the quality?
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2008, 07:28:58 PM »
Haha! IMO, the weight is un-noticable!

B

 

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