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The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club. 108658

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1440 on: March 08, 2017, 02:53:12 AM »
Some very good modding jaya 8) :like: :like:

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« Reply #1441 on: March 08, 2017, 05:31:43 AM »
Some very good modding jaya 8) :like: :like:
Thanks DTT...

Before that, I was inspired to make a DIY ratchet based on a youtube video... I made mine in such a way that I can use it on my Wave, Skeletool CX, Juice KF4, Vic Spirit and SAKS. Haven't tried it out on the CX but since it has the same sized bits as the Wave, I'm thinking there should be no problem...


I guess I can call it my own universal ratchet system...


Good job Jaya_man

Could you share the video that inspired you? Or... more details on the one you did?
Nice job on that universal ratchet.
Thanks DTT, SurivStud and Poncho :cheers:

This is the video that inspired me...



I cut down a cheap ratchet I had laying around



Cut down the ratchet handle (what used to be) to length... stuck in a 1/4 12mm socket and epoxyed them together... adjusted the square hole of the ratchet (stuck in a small piece of license plate) so that all my tools can fit.






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« Last Edit: March 08, 2017, 05:35:21 AM by jaya_man »
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The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1442 on: March 08, 2017, 01:32:44 PM »
Thanks jaya_man

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1443 on: March 08, 2017, 01:37:38 PM »
Thanks jaya_man


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1444 on: March 16, 2017, 02:02:06 AM »

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1445 on: March 17, 2017, 05:15:34 PM »
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1447 on: March 17, 2017, 09:02:47 PM »

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1448 on: March 17, 2017, 09:13:00 PM »
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1450 on: March 17, 2017, 10:05:29 PM »
Thanks guys :tu:

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1451 on: April 03, 2017, 07:57:17 PM »
Hello all, first time/long time here, and I am determined to be a member of this club! I have a Charge Tti, (also Surge and Crunch) and I just picked up a Rebar for a smokin' deal at Canadian Tire ($27-in store clearance do to discontinuation, SCORE!) and I am going to make my Charge a ReCharge! Now, I had been planning on sending in the Charge for warranty, I bought it used and there is some looseness in the large bit driver, the retention clip is a little bent. I was bouncing back and forth though, because other than that it's pretty good. It's from '13, and it's been used, small chip around the tip of the PE among other minor things. ANYWAY I want to learn to sharpen my blades and I decided just before I left for the post office that I would swap the bit holder from my Surge and go ahead with the mod today. My dad is bringing by his Dremel in a half hour and I'm going to use the method that leaves the scissors intact, and I'll take a little material off of the one "jowel". HOWEVER upon loosening the pin screw for the inside tools on the large bit side (after heating) something unanticipated happened; the scale began to bend out as though pressure was being applied to it from the inside, I'm guessing the liner lock for the PE. I haven't seen any documentation of the exact procedure used for taking out inner tools on a Charge tti, and I assumed it was a simple procedure, the Surge, having no scales was easy. Does anyone have any tips for keeping the scale from bending out when removing inner tools? I'm thinking maybe clamp the scales so they stay in place while loosening the pin. Any advice appreciated, I don't want to break my beloved Charge on my first mod attempt  :facepalm:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1452 on: April 03, 2017, 08:07:43 PM »
Welcome to the forum duF  :cheers:

I don't have a Charge so this may not work but maybe you'll have to loosen the plier side as well to equalize the pressure on the scale.

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1453 on: April 03, 2017, 08:17:50 PM »
Welcome to :MTO: DuFunk :tu:

I don't have a Charge either so I really can't comment on this :-\ Good luck with the modding though and that was also a great deal on the Rebar :like: :like:
« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 11:05:00 PM by Poncho65 »

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1454 on: April 03, 2017, 10:52:07 PM »
Thanks for the support! Really wishing I was doing this with the Wave right now though... It's going to be awesome when it's done, but with the scales, it makes aligning everything really hard. Getting the blades, washers, pliers and it's washers all aligned enough to get the pin to go through is near infuriating. Used Vaseline to help the washers stick to the surfaces, and basically just poking around inside with a small screwdriver to move everything into place. I did get one handle of the Charge attached to the Rebar head, and the blade lock pins operate and all is well :) Have to take off to go teach guitar lessons, have to get the other side done later on. I have so much respect for everyone in this club right now!!  :salute: :salute: :salute:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1455 on: April 03, 2017, 11:06:20 PM »
Can't wait to see pics of it when you get it done :like: :like:

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1456 on: April 03, 2017, 11:26:01 PM »
Hey there duFunk.   :cheers:

Don't stress over the scales, they will be fine.
Hold them down with your hand, swing them out of the way or just remove them completely.
Also the large bit driver from the surge won't fit in the charge.

A headlamp, reverse tweezers and the small bit driver bit from the charge all help a lot when re assembling.
Ohh and take your time.
Have patience, lots of patience.
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1457 on: April 03, 2017, 11:52:17 PM »
Thanks for the tip Zoid! I have seen your work, so I know you know your smurf ;) so for aligning all of the parts/washers to get the pin through, am I doing it right by using a small screwdriver to kinda poke everything around, while clamping the scales tight to keep it all together, until it all looks straight and pushing the pin in and poking some more?
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1458 on: April 04, 2017, 12:22:57 AM »
Pretty much.
I normally leave the topside scale pushed around to one side.
Then add the parts and washers one at a time, slowly pushing the pivot through.
Once the pivot is through both sides of the frame add the spacer (or washer and tool) and the scale.
Tighten the screw and test that everything works properly.
Only after all work is done and you're happy do you remove one screw at a time and apply loctite.
It gets easier the more you do.
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1459 on: April 04, 2017, 01:47:33 AM »
Pretty much.
I normally leave the topside scale pushed around to one side.
Then add the parts and washers one at a time, slowly pushing the pivot through.
Once the pivot is through both sides of the frame add the spacer (or washer and tool) and the scale.
Tighten the screw and test that everything works properly.
Only after all work is done and you're happy do you remove one screw at a time and apply loctite.
It gets easier the more you do.
Right on. I'm chomping at the bit to get home and get the other side done. Glad to know the surge driver won't fit too. It seems to be the same... I dig the Rebar though for how simple it is. And it slides into my little pocket so nicely! I wish I could have a normal one with the good jaws as well..  :whistle:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1460 on: April 05, 2017, 04:10:08 AM »
It took me a few hours to get back together, but It is finally complete! I didn't want to ditch the scissors,or shorten them, since they are the perfect length for cutting electrical tape, so I went with grinding a bit of the "jowel" down to accomidate. It's pretty tricky as it's dam near impossible to see where it's making contact. I did end up having to grind a bit off of the locking pin on the PE side, because it's still about 2-3mm from closing. If anyone has any good pics of how much they took off to get it to clear the scissors, I'd love to see them. I don't want to take off any more material going in blind...
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1461 on: April 05, 2017, 04:16:33 AM »
Here's a closeup of the grind. Dremel with a grinding wheel is what I used. I tried putting masking tape on the plier and closing to try and get an imprint of where it's hanging up, but it wasn't very visible. For now it closes almost all the way and blades open up, so I'm holding off until I figure out how to determine the exact location that needs further excavation. I am hoping that it's strength hasn't been compromised, but these pliers are pretty badass!
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1462 on: April 05, 2017, 05:39:49 AM »
Try chewing gum.
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1463 on: April 05, 2017, 07:01:00 AM »
Try chewing gum.
:think:I'm thinking about it... What do you think about the structural integrity of the pliers-post modification?
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1464 on: August 21, 2017, 05:19:11 PM »
Modded wave, added Vic scissors, tweezer, toothpick and pen. I welded some extra material to the scissors so they would lock up nicely and close smoothly. Ground guthook in serrated blade, swapped the head for the head of a rebar, added rebar awl. Added 2 aluminium blocks to the side for comfort. Removed can opener and added pointy stick :P And finally changed the flat driver to a chisel. My mini bit driver is so short because it broke of.

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1465 on: August 21, 2017, 05:37:45 PM »
Some very good modding jaya 8) :like: :like:
Thanks DTT...

Before that, I was inspired to make a DIY ratchet based on a youtube video... I made mine in such a way that I can use it on my Wave, Skeletool CX, Juice KF4, Vic Spirit and SAKS. Haven't tried it out on the CX but since it has the same sized bits as the Wave, I'm thinking there should be no problem...


I guess I can call it my own universal ratchet system...


Good job Jaya_man

Could you share the video that inspired you? Or... more details on the one you did?
Nice job on that universal ratchet.
Thanks DTT, SurivStud and Poncho :cheers:

This is the video that inspired me...



I cut down a cheap ratchet I had laying around

(Image removed from quote.)

Cut down the ratchet handle (what used to be) to length... stuck in a 1/4 12mm socket and epoxyed them together... adjusted the square hole of the ratchet (stuck in a small piece of license plate) so that all my tools can fit.

(Image removed from quote.)
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I used this same video to make a ratchet for my Wave.  Its now with Kev but when I used it it worked great.  The idea of having a ratchet for our MTs is really nice.  I may have another go at making one again. 

Great work!   

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1466 on: August 22, 2017, 03:15:42 AM »
Some very good modding jaya 8) :like: :like:
Thanks DTT...

Before that, I was inspired to make a DIY ratchet based on a youtube video... I made mine in such a way that I can use it on my Wave, Skeletool CX, Juice KF4, Vic Spirit and SAKS. Haven't tried it out on the CX but since it has the same sized bits as the Wave, I'm thinking there should be no problem...


I guess I can call it my own universal ratchet system...


Good job Jaya_man

Could you share the video that inspired you? Or... more details on the one you did?
Nice job on that universal ratchet.
Thanks DTT, SurivStud and Poncho :cheers:

This is the video that inspired me...



I cut down a cheap ratchet I had laying around

(Image removed from quote.)

Cut down the ratchet handle (what used to be) to length... stuck in a 1/4 12mm socket and epoxyed them together... adjusted the square hole of the ratchet (stuck in a small piece of license plate) so that all my tools can fit.

(Image removed from quote.)
(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I used this same video to make a ratchet for my Wave.  Its now with Kev but when I used it it worked great.  The idea of having a ratchet for our MTs is really nice.  I may have another go at making one again. 

Great work!
Thanks Aloha... :cheers:


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1468 on: August 22, 2017, 11:43:59 PM »
Mine!
Why the short knife? Awesome prybar though!

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #1469 on: August 22, 2017, 11:50:33 PM »


 

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