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Because... insanity 2342

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Because... insanity
« on: November 26, 2014, 07:45:59 AM »
I just sold off two Climbers I had. Both had scissors with issues. And I have absurd demands of my scissors. Tip of the main blade can be broken off, and I'm fine. Slight hitch in the scissors, and they're gone.

So, with the proceeds, I was looking for something on ebay and found...

A Climber.

 :facepalm:

 :climber:

 :facepalm:

Oooh. And look, Felinevet's got factory sapphire scales. So... pretty...
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,835
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2014, 09:44:08 AM »
And you expect us to be surprised because...?

 :D

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,775 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2014, 11:17:37 AM »
What was wrong with the scissors?

Nate

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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 01:30:57 PM »
What was wrong with the scissors?

Yeah, what was wrong with a Vic scissors, the most perfect scissors on earth? Inquiring minds want to know.
 :)

Don't get too serious, just enough will do.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 03:14:19 PM »
Of the two tools, one was used. I don't know what the original owner did, but the scissors were 'gritty'.

The second Climber I purchased new last year, and within days of purchase, I tried cutting a tie holding a toy in a package. I'd just clipped three others, no prob. This one was being stubborn, and when i exerted more force, it nicked the scissor blades. Turned out, unlike the others, this one had a thin wire in it, like a bread twist tie. I tested this again later with a Micra, and the Micra cut it no problem, with no damage. The scissors still work but have a little catch in them, and imperfect scissors make me crazy.
Marketing Maven Administrator No Life Club Posts: 1,156 Does your head look like a watermelon?
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 03:32:43 PM »
I use my climber almost every day at work on something or other.
So far my scissors are in tact! I'm going to keep an eye on them after reading this though!  :salute:

-Megan
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,242 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 03:42:36 PM »
Sold two Climbers, bought a Climber, everything seems normal to me.

Just that, you could have torture tested them scissors :D

Omnia vincit amor. Vae victis.
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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2014, 04:00:43 PM »
I'm not seeing a problem  :think:

Nope, just thought about it and all is normal at MTo.

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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2014, 04:26:19 PM »
I'm not seeing a problem  :think:

Nope, just thought about it and all is normal at MTo.

Ditto :tu:

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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2014, 05:33:28 PM »
Of the two tools, one was used. I don't know what the original owner did, but the scissors were 'gritty'.

The second Climber I purchased new last year, and within days of purchase, I tried cutting a tie holding a toy in a package. I'd just clipped three others, no prob. This one was being stubborn, and when i exerted more force, it nicked the scissor blades. Turned out, unlike the others, this one had a thin wire in it, like a bread twist tie. I tested this again later with a Micra, and the Micra cut it no problem, with no damage. The scissors still work but have a little catch in them, and imperfect scissors make me crazy.

I kinda curious whether the gritty scissors are due to blur it may have created due to heavy use?  Also, curious whether a little sharpening could also bring the other one back too.  :think:
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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2014, 05:36:58 PM »
that's not insane. that's just the MTO syndrome

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2014, 05:37:13 PM »
Of the two tools, one was used. I don't know what the original owner did, but the scissors were 'gritty'.

The second Climber I purchased new last year, and within days of purchase, I tried cutting a tie holding a toy in a package. I'd just clipped three others, no prob. This one was being stubborn, and when i exerted more force, it nicked the scissor blades. Turned out, unlike the others, this one had a thin wire in it, like a bread twist tie. I tested this again later with a Micra, and the Micra cut it no problem, with no damage. The scissors still work but have a little catch in them, and imperfect scissors make me crazy.

I kinda curious whether the gritty scissors are due to blur it may have created due to heavy use?  Also, curious whether a little sharpening could also bring the other one back too.  :think:

Yup, I'd have tried to work the ding out too  :tu:



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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2014, 05:44:09 PM »
I did try. It didn't improve them to my satisfaction.

I need to be clear here, though, if I'm really insane about one thing, it's that my scissors have to be perfect. I don't expect others to have that problem. I'm just SUPER picky about them.

And Megan, yeah, don't try heavy cutting tasks with your 91mm scissors. Learn from my mistake, and your scissors will have a long and fruitful life.
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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2014, 05:47:19 PM »
Selling a tool and later on (hours or month, des not matter...) - possibly at a higher price, has happened to me, too. I´ve been through 2 Skeletools, Fliks, recoils, <diesel, a few MP 600 variants, ...
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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2014, 05:47:58 PM »
I did try. It didn't improve them to my satisfaction.

I need to be clear here, though, if I'm really insane about one thing, it's that my scissors have to be perfect. I don't expect others to have that problem. I'm just SUPER picky about them.

And Megan, yeah, don't try heavy cutting tasks with your 91mm scissors. Learn from my mistake, and your scissors will have a long and fruitful life.

My poor scissors on my Swisschamp  :(


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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2014, 07:06:31 PM »
No problems here!


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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2014, 07:14:09 PM »
The only way a gritty or dinged scissor could possibly be worse is if there is also sticky tape residue involved. No end of OCD crazy when tape residue is involved.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,242 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2014, 07:44:10 PM »
The only way a gritty or dinged scissor could possibly be worse is if there is also sticky tape residue involved. No end of OCD crazy when tape residue is involved.
Oh, yes (or it is no? :think: ). I hate it so much that no SAK scissors of mine are touching stuff like that unless it came to medical needs :poh:  :ahhh


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Because... insanity
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2014, 08:11:04 PM »
I have a Vic Craftsman that is my daily companion but the scissors are not too good anymore. The spring often protrudes from the side when I use it. The same thing has happened with the pliers from time to time. However the scissors on my other Vic SAKs are perfect. So I'm inclined to think it's possibly a factory defect with my individual knife.

It's possibly the same with your Climbers.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2014, 08:14:01 PM by Tired_Yeti »
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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2014, 08:17:07 PM »

The only way a gritty or dinged scissor could possibly be worse is if there is also sticky tape residue involved. No end of OCD crazy when tape residue is involved.
nail polish remover (acetone) takes the tape reside off like magic! I've used it for years.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2014, 08:17:30 PM »
Hey Tired_Yeti. Welcome to the boards!
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,465 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2014, 08:45:52 PM »
I have a Vic Craftsman that is my daily companion but the scissors are not too good anymore. The spring often protrudes from the side when I use it. The same thing has happened with the pliers from time to time. However the scissors on my other Vic SAKs are perfect. So I'm inclined to think it's possibly a factory defect with my individual knife.

It's possibly the same with your Climbers.

Those springs are shot. They are fatigued and need replacing.  Then the scissors/pliers should work as good as new.

This Marly Trouble Shooter was doing the same thing...works perfect now!


Have fixed several that were that same way.

- Robert

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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2014, 08:51:07 PM »
I've seen those repair kits online for approx. $50 IIRC
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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2014, 08:52:06 PM »


  I find Vic scissors are okay for everything except heavy duty. The scissors on my Super Tinker don't do too well with zip ties.

I knew my wife was a keeper when she transitioned from calling it a knife thingy to a multi-tool.

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No Life Club Posts: 1,396 woes oke
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2014, 09:58:30 PM »
If you sold two climbers why not get their brothers, super tinker and compact?
Some variety is good.

I use those quite a bit along with a climber in nylon.
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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2014, 10:15:25 PM »
I've seen those repair kits online for approx. $50 IIRC

If you buy lots of used SAKs, they're worth every penny...IMO.

- Robert

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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2014, 10:38:11 PM »

Hey Tired_Yeti. Welcome to the boards!
Thanks!
Marketing Maven Administrator No Life Club Posts: 1,156 Does your head look like a watermelon?
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2014, 06:09:55 PM »

-Megan
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Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2014, 11:55:18 PM »
Replacing tools with some issues for one with no issues, is the proof of great mental-health so far :D


 :climber:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Because... insanity
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2014, 07:02:51 PM »
So, I got the knife from the ebay bid.

I paid $10.50 for it. At that price, I often have some trepidation as to what it's actual condition is going to be. This one was, aside from standard scuffing on the scales... flawless. Freakishly good condition.

Now I just wait for the set of factory Sapphire scales from FelineVet to show up. It's going to be SO pretty!

 

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