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Diesel or Flik? 3287

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Diesel or Flik?
« on: May 30, 2008, 01:56:08 PM »
Dilemma... Which is better?


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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 02:46:46 PM »
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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 03:29:33 PM »
Welcome to the forums!  Opinion around here does tend to favor the Diesel.

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 03:55:30 PM »
Welcome to the forum mate :)

Here's my review of the Diesel... http://forum.multitool.or...dex.php/topic,3544.0.html

I've never had a Flik, but I can recommend the Diesel very highly :)

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 04:17:22 PM »
Welcome to the forum mate :)

Here's my review of the Diesel... http://forum.multitool.or...dex.php/topic,3544.0.html

I've never had a Flik, but I can recommend the Diesel very highly :)

Great review there! Thanks! Btw, is the Diesel an improved version of the MP600 pro scout? All comments/views appreciated!
« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 04:25:09 PM by nilfire77 »
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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 07:12:07 PM »
Welcome to the forum mate :)

Here's my review of the Diesel... http://forum.multitool.or...dex.php/topic,3544.0.html

I've never had a Flik, but I can recommend the Diesel very highly :)

Great review there! Thanks! Btw, is the Diesel an improved version of the MP600 pro scout? All comments/views appreciated!
It's very similar to an MP600, just bigger and heavier duty :)

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 07:36:30 PM »
Get the diesel mate.

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 07:38:12 PM »
Get the diesel mate.
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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 07:40:07 PM »
Now I haven't owned either, but I have handled a Diesel and only from what I have seen, I would go with the Flik.  But that's a pretty unpopular choice ATM.

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2008, 08:15:26 PM »
Get the diesel mate.
Welcome to the full member club Josh, 900 to go till your in the no life club :D
Cheers mate cheers for making me feel welcome lads. :D

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2008, 10:24:27 PM »
Get the diesel mate.
Welcome to the full member club Josh, 900 to go till your in the no life club :D
Cheers mate cheers for making me feel welcome lads. :D
No worries fella :)

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2008, 10:26:32 PM »
Cheers mate cheers for making me feel welcome lads. :D

No problem, always glad to welcome another idiot cool dude to the fold :P :D

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2008, 10:28:09 PM »
Cheers mate cheers for making me feel welcome lads. :D

No problem, always glad to welcome another idiot cool dude to the fold :P :D
There's me trying to be friendly and welcoming :twak:

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2008, 10:29:00 PM »
There's me trying to be friendly and welcoming :twak:

Yeah but after a few weeks they'll see the normal you come out :P :D

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2008, 10:37:20 PM »
There's me trying to be friendly and welcoming :twak:

Yeah but after a few weeks they'll see the normal you come out :P :D
Alas, tis all true :D

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2008, 06:11:20 AM »
the flick is much smoother opening but the implements seem nicer on the diesel to me.
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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2017, 08:22:49 PM »
Go with the Diesel, The toolre better plus its made in the USA :tu:

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2017, 12:32:57 AM »
Go with the Diesel, The toolre better plus its made in the USA :tu:

Total thread necro, but we're ok with that; the Diesel offers a much better rounded toolset, and the screwdrivers (and openers!) are actually usable.  The Diesel and FLiK are both Chinese-made.
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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2017, 01:03:24 AM »
Oh, extreme necro thread. 8)  I've got both and I have to say I prefer the Flik.  The Diesel doesn't bring much new to the table over the MP600, while the Flik is a very different tool.  Now, if the question was Flik or MP600 I might have a different answer...

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2017, 10:44:19 AM »
Great necro!
I would choose FliK too over Diesel, but MP400/600 are both even better.

Im saying this even when my Flik was broken in the box, now that it works I like it more. Smaller than Diesel and some nice tools outside.

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2017, 03:12:13 PM »
I like the Flik but right now I would suggest the Diesel as the Flik is log since discontinued and would be difficult to find.

Side by side though, I like the Flik better because of the one handed opening blades.  I agree with Gareth though, I'd take the MP600 over both of them.

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2017, 04:45:52 PM »
Oh, just to keep this thread period correct I should really recommend a Spirit as being the only MT anyone needs. ;)

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2017, 05:58:24 PM »
:imws:

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2017, 03:22:42 AM »
Oh, just to keep this thread period correct I should really recommend a Spirit as being the only MT anyone needs. ;)

I guess we can shut the forum down now.  Delete the whole mess and when folks come to Multitool.Org looking for advice on multitools they will just find big block letters saying "Just Buy A Spirit."

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2017, 08:10:49 AM »
Nah, Spirit is ok, but not durable enough.
:)

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Charge TTi, AL, Squirt PS4, Surge, Juice XE6, CS4, S2, ST300, Crunch, OHT, MUT, Rebar, Brewzer, Signal, Raptor, Tool Adapter, Croc, Wave, Style CS, Freestyle, Skeletool RX, Micra, Wingman
SOG:
PPP, PowerLock, SwitchPlier 2.0, Paratool, PowerAssist, Reactor, CrossCut, PowerPlay
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FliK, MP600 ProScout, MP600 blunt, Dime, MP-1, Diesel, MP400
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MTT151, MTT051, MTT121
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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2017, 01:55:57 AM »
Go with the Diesel, The toolre better plus its made in the USA :tu:

Total thread necro, but we're ok with that; the Diesel offers a much better rounded toolset, and the screwdrivers (and openers!) are actually usable.  The Diesel and FLiK are both Chinese-made.
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I thought the Diesel was Chinese at first too, so I emailed someone at Gerber who told me that it is actually built in Portland. It is confusing though, as Gerber says it's built in Portland, but the package says "Fiskars, made in China" I think there was an issue before where some of the components were imported, so they can't put the USA logo on like the mp series has.

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2017, 09:39:09 AM »
That's interesting.  I've always thought of the Diesel as wholly Chinese produced.  Either way it's still a decent tool, just not my favourite. :D

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2017, 11:28:34 AM »
I have found this 2015 catalog here
http://www.tacticalasia.c...rber%20Catalog%202015.pdf
It is interesting because I think the US flag near a tool/knife should denote it is US made?????
Comparing it with what I read here on the forum, it seems quite accurate on the models still made in the US.
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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2017, 10:17:40 AM »
If posting an American flag next to something meant it was made in the US then Taylor would be in a lot of trouble.   :facepalm:

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Re: Diesel or Flik?
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2017, 12:36:49 PM »
If posting an American flag next to something meant it was made in the US then Taylor would be in a lot of trouble.   :facepalm:

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