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The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club. 100591

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2014, 01:03:37 AM »
New member here. Looks like I will be able to join this club soon.  My wife was going to get me a new leatherman for my birthday since I’ve been carrying my Charge ALX for years. I went online to look at the new models, and nothing looked much better for what I need then the Charge that I already have.

As luck would have it I stumbled upon these forums and saw my first Re-Charge.   I was hooked!  The wire cutter on my Charge was all but useless.  The only time I tried to use it, it didn’t cut very well and left a notch in the blade when it was done. The wife ordered me a Rebar last night for my project. I opted for BO, because I think the look of the black head with the black scales will look great.

So next week I’ll be taking the plunge into modding my Charge.  First I’ll replace the head, but later I might try replacing the small screwdriver.  I wanted that option back before I had Lasic. But now I never use the small driver.  Do you guys know if the awl from the rebar will fit in its place, or is the awl too thick? 

Thanks guys!
Nice to have you with us.
The awl should fit in fine but for the handles to close you'll probably need to reprofile the awl a little.
More about it here. Looking forward to seeing what you do.
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2014, 07:43:27 AM »
I received my sacrificial BO Rebar today. I had hoped that the black oxide would have matched the black anodized scales better, but it still looks good IMO. It matches better in person, the BO sure doesn't photograph well. It might just be my phone.



Next I'm going to try swapping the awl from the Rebar with the micro driver on my ALX. I know I'll have to shave a little off the awl so it doesn't hit the rebar head. It also looks like it might be a hair thicker than the micro driver. I'll measure it with calipers before I start the swap.

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2014, 01:55:04 PM »
Looks good.

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Nate
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2014, 06:51:38 PM »
Thanks to Matt, now I have my dream Leatherman: Mini-Surge

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2014, 08:34:53 PM »
Thanks to Matt, now I have my dream Leatherman: Mini-Surge

glad I could help! :tu:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2014, 09:03:22 PM »

Thanks to Matt, now I have my dream Leatherman: Mini-Surge

Wingman scissors ? Did they fit right in or was there a little grinding work ?


Swiss Army knives .



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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2014, 10:11:16 PM »

Thanks to Matt, now I have my dream Leatherman: Mini-Surge

Wingman scissors ? Did they fit right in or was there a little grinding work ?


Swiss Army knives .

there's a little bit of grinding required. at a minimum, the pivot hole needs to be enlarged to fit the Wave/Charge pivot. when I modded my skinny Charge, I also had to make some slight adjustments to the locking face to get the liner lock to properly engage, but no such modification was needed on Kampfer's Mini-Surge.
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2014, 10:15:36 PM »


Thanks to Matt, now I have my dream Leatherman: Mini-Surge

Wingman scissors ? Did they fit right in or was there a little grinding work ?


Swiss Army knives .

there's a little bit of grinding required. at a minimum, the pivot hole needs to be enlarged to fit the Wave/Charge pivot. when I modded my skinny Charge, I also had to make some slight adjustments to the locking face to get the liner lock to properly engage, but no such modification was needed on Kampfer's Mini-Surge.

Good deal, thanks for the info.


Swiss Army knives .



CHEERS
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2014, 11:39:35 PM »
Thanks to Matt, now I have my dream Leatherman: Mini-Surge
Wingman scissors ? Did they fit right in or was there a little grinding work ?
there's a little bit of grinding required. at a minimum, the pivot hole needs to be enlarged to fit the Wave/Charge pivot. when I modded my skinny Charge, I also had to make some slight adjustments to the locking face to get the liner lock to properly engage, but no such modification was needed on Kampfer's Mini-Surge.
Good deal, thanks for the info.

no problem -- always happy to help! :cheers:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2014, 01:43:16 AM »
ReFuse

EDC: Espada, Spirit, LD02
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2014, 10:41:39 AM »
ReFuse


Now that's what i'm talking about.  :tu: Would the awl be able to fit where the Can Opener is?

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2014, 11:04:14 AM »
ReFuse


Now that's what i'm talking about.  :tu: Would the awl be able to fit where the Can Opener is?


I'd call it a ReBlast, personally... :think:

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2014, 11:10:50 AM »
ReFuse
The ReFuse looks awesome :drool: I think I would rather have the scissors than the awl possibly :tu:

SAW

Weilder of the MP600 and many other neat gadgets :tu:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2014, 06:15:00 PM »
I'd call it a ReBlast, personally... :think:
I agree, you are right.

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2014, 08:33:42 PM »
I'd call it a ReBlast, personally... :think:
I agree, you are right.


 :tu:  I do that, from time to time


(Not too often, don't want people to come to expect it of me  :whistle: )






 :D :D

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2014, 09:09:26 PM »
ReFuse


Now that's what i'm talking about.  :tu: Would the awl be able to fit where the Can Opener is?

I haven't actually tried it, but I don't see any reason why it wouldn't fit in that spot.
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2014, 07:56:59 AM »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 19,699 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2014, 08:37:55 AM »
I can't remember what thread it was mentioned in, but we were talking about what tool Leatherman uses to assemble/disassemble the knurled pivot screws. I sent Leatherman a email asking for any and all info they could give me on this as well as if they made the tool to do this in house or had them made for them. This is what I was sent back.

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Thank you for contacting us with your questions.
 
Unfortunately, the questions you are asking are not something that we are able to provide with answers.   We are not at liberty to share names of products or sources for our parts or processes.  I’m sure you can understand the reasoning behind that decision.
 
Part of that reason is we do not recommend anyone take the tools apart – or make modifications to the tool - as that may void the warranty.
 
Thank you for your understanding of the above reasons on why I am unable to provide you with the answers you are requesting.
 



SoOoOoOo...... Nothing really.  :D

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2014, 08:45:32 AM »
I can't remember what thread it was mentioned in, but we were talking about what tool Leatherman uses to assemble/disassemble the knurled pivot screws.
It Was Bound To Happen One Day.
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2014, 09:59:50 AM »
I can't remember what thread it was mentioned in, but we were talking about what tool Leatherman uses to assemble/disassemble the knurled pivot screws.
It Was Bound To Happen One Day.


That's the one. I will quote over there.  :tu:

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2014, 06:23:37 PM »
I can't remember what thread it was mentioned in, but we were talking about what tool Leatherman uses to assemble/disassemble the knurled pivot screws. I sent Leatherman a email asking for any and all info they could give me on this as well as if they made the tool to do this in house or had them made for them. This is what I was sent back.

Quote
Thank you for contacting us with your questions.
 
Unfortunately, the questions you are asking are not something that we are able to provide with answers.   We are not at liberty to share names of products or sources for our parts or processes.  I’m sure you can understand the reasoning behind that decision.
 
Part of that reason is we do not recommend anyone take the tools apart – or make modifications to the tool - as that may void the warranty.
 
Thank you for your understanding of the above reasons on why I am unable to provide you with the answers you are requesting.
 



SoOoOoOo...... Nothing really.  :D
A bunch of mumbo-jumbo... they might as well have spit in your face with that reply :td:

SAW

Weilder of the MP600 and many other neat gadgets :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 19,699 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2014, 07:21:02 PM »
I can't remember what thread it was mentioned in, but we were talking about what tool Leatherman uses to assemble/disassemble the knurled pivot screws. I sent Leatherman a email asking for any and all info they could give me on this as well as if they made the tool to do this in house or had them made for them. This is what I was sent back.

Quote
Thank you for contacting us with your questions.
 
Unfortunately, the questions you are asking are not something that we are able to provide with answers.   We are not at liberty to share names of products or sources for our parts or processes.  I’m sure you can understand the reasoning behind that decision.
 
Part of that reason is we do not recommend anyone take the tools apart – or make modifications to the tool - as that may void the warranty.
 
Thank you for your understanding of the above reasons on why I am unable to provide you with the answers you are requesting.
 



SoOoOoOo...... Nothing really.  :D
A bunch of mumbo-jumbo... they might as well have spit in your face with that reply :td:

yea, it was a polite way of saying smurf off.  :D

I'm the milk man!
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2014, 07:34:35 PM »
I can't blame them for not wanting to share that info.  They'd probably end up with getting a bunch more tools sent in for warranty work because someone screwed something up.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 19,699 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2014, 07:36:33 PM »
I can't blame them for not wanting to share that info.  They'd probably end up with getting a bunch more tools sent in for warranty work because someone screwed something up.



I don't blame them either. It is what it is.

I'm the milk man!
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2014, 07:37:26 PM »
I can't blame them for not wanting to share that info.  They'd probably end up with getting a bunch more tools sent in for warranty work because someone screwed something up.
I don't think so. The security torx on the Wave is easy enough to get ahold of yet they've continued to use the same fastener to this day.

SAW

Weilder of the MP600 and many other neat gadgets :tu:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #55 on: May 15, 2014, 07:38:09 PM »
I dunno, it sounds reasonable to me. If a customer asked how to dismantle our products so they could modify them I'm sure I'd say pretty much the same. I'm not going to start telling you what processes or tools we use to put our stuff together with either.
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2014, 08:01:44 PM »
I can't blame them for not wanting to share that info.  They'd probably end up with getting a bunch more tools sent in for warranty work because someone screwed something up.
I don't think so. The security torx on the Wave is easy enough to get ahold of yet they've continued to use the same fastener to this day.
True...

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #57 on: May 15, 2014, 10:17:54 PM »
My Kick




Everything’s adjustable
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2014, 03:52:12 AM »




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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #59 on: June 09, 2014, 12:44:47 PM »
Temporarily loaning out the wee beastie so made a couple changes to suit.


 

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