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Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair 1951

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Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:20:17 PM »
A while ago I bought a Minigrip which needs it´s blade and metal saw replaced.
Is there anybody here who would like to do that (I can provide the donor tools)? :think:

Please let me know.

I can also imagine to let the tool go at a nice price as mod fodder or for you to repair it yourself.
I bought it for occasional use, but as it is it does not have a use for me.



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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 03:27:24 PM »
Eventually contact forum member HankSolon.
He already repaired a Wenger for me, and I was totally happy.
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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 03:35:32 PM »
my Minigrip needed repairing and I sent it to Wenger for a warranty repair. They fixed it and replaced the scales etc. They did a great job.

It's a lovely tool.

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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 03:41:10 PM »
Eventually contact forum member HankSolon.
He already repaired a Wenger for me, and I was totally happy.

 :facepalm: Yes. He did a repar for me, too _ I´ll ask him and write to the Wenger service dept.

Thanks, Guys.
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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 03:46:25 PM »
Eventually contact forum member HankSolon.
He already repaired a Wenger for me, and I was totally happy.

 :facepalm: Yes. He did a repar for me, too _ I´ll ask him and write to the Wenger service dept.

Thanks, Guys.

I was wondering about wenger repairs, do they go to Vic now, or is there still a separate one for wenger?

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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 04:01:37 PM »
If I fnd out, I´ll let you know.
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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 04:47:46 PM »
Eventually contact forum member HankSolon.
He already repaired a Wenger for me, and I was totally happy.

 :facepalm: Yes. He did a repar for me, too _ I´ll ask him and write to the Wenger service dept.

Thanks, Guys.

I was wondering about wenger repairs, do they go to Vic now, or is there still a separate one for wenger?
In one of the Vic/Wenger thread it was stated that it now goes to Victorinox... ENKI!?!?!

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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 04:53:42 PM »
Found it on the Wenger Website

Quote from: Wenger Website
The Victorinox guarantee is valid for all Wenger knife products.

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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 06:08:50 PM »
Quit giving him ideas! :twak:

Ignore them, Thomas. No one is doing repairs and Vic won't fix it. Just send it to me for disposal. :whistle:
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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 06:19:13 PM »
Eventually contact forum member HankSolon.
He already repaired a Wenger for me, and I was totally happy.

 :facepalm: Yes. He did a repar for me, too _ I´ll ask him and write to the Wenger service dept.

Thanks, Guys.

I was wondering about wenger repairs, do they go to Vic now, or is there still a separate one for wenger?

I returned a Wenger to Wenger service about a month ago. It came back in a Wenger box. Things may have changed since though.

Incidentally, Vic asks for $5, Wenger for $3 for (presumably) return postage. Was 110% happy with the service from both.

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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2014, 11:22:55 AM »
I wanted to "test" how Wenger repair worked with old knives (from 80-90 time period) earlier last year, and sent 5-6 of them to Delémont.
I was, however, in contact with the Sales assistant, as I had been corresponding with him for quite some time with questions, etc.
I don't remember the exact costs for the repairs now, but I can teel you that:
1) Wenger doesn't stock all the old replacement parts, for example they don't have anymore the old scissors with screw;
2) I had to send them most of the parts needed from my duplicates (Dynasty scales, old blade with markings only on one side, ect);
3) The shipping cost to have everything delivered back to me was quite high;
4) The italian customs had the "great" idea to charge me for the repaired knives. I asked Wenger to clearly declare them as repaired knives and they did, but it didn't seem to matter.
Summary: extremely expensive and not worth it, unless you have a recent knife.
So best solution for older models is, in my opinion, to take advantage of the skilled modders from this forum.
Will be interesting to see how Victorinox/Delémont will handle the repairs for old knives now.
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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 02:38:00 PM »
I wanted to "test" how Wenger repair worked with old knives (from 80-90 time period) earlier last year, and sent 5-6 of them to Delémont.
I was, however, in contact with the Sales assistant, as I had been corresponding with him for quite some time with questions, etc.
I don't remember the exact costs for the repairs now, but I can teel you that:
1) Wenger doesn't stock all the old replacement parts, for example they don't have anymore the old scissors with screw;
2) I had to send them most of the parts needed from my duplicates (Dynasty scales, old blade with markings only on one side, ect);
3) The shipping cost to have everything delivered back to me was quite high;
4) The italian customs had the "great" idea to charge me for the repaired knives. I asked Wenger to clearly declare them as repaired knives and they did, but it didn't seem to matter.
Summary: extremely expensive and not worth it, unless you have a recent knife.
So best solution for older models is, in my opinion, to take advantage of the skilled modders from this forum.
Will be interesting to see how Victorinox/Delémont will handle the repairs for old knives now.


I'm sure though, if you're a regular user, the old knives will be quite well repaired with new parts, I'm sure :)


So, I'd say, not necessarily "not worth it"..

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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 03:30:47 PM »
:facepalm: Yes. He did a repar for me, too

 :twak:

 :whistle:
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Re: Wenger Minigrip/Swissgrip Repair
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2014, 04:37:02 PM »
I could only forget it because you would not see taht the knife is repaired. Will that do as a lame excuse?

I´ll PM you on this repair and the 58 mm Alox we talked about a while ago.I made up my mind what I want.


 

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