Good review mate. For those having scissor problems; have you noticed that they are "left handed"? It could be that, without realising it, you are pushing the blades apart rather than together. Or, of course, they might just be bad scissors.
I'm left handed They're just bad
Quote from: claws42 on June 18, 2015, 11:33:01 AMI'm left handed They're just bad I'm also left handed, and they're still bad. Also, when i do scissor testing, I usually say if they perform differently left or right handed.Buck: If you need pliers, they obviously beat the 58mm SAKs and Crosscut. The Crosscut's scissors are pretty good, and excellent on heavy material. The 58mm SAK's scissors are AMAZING for their size, but suffer against heavy materials. They are light years better than the Dime.It might sound dumb, but if it's a cap lifter you want, the Dime is just about industry leading. The Next best, IMO, is the Leatherman Style. Too many differences between those three to make a good comparison, IMO.
I think it's pretty well known that I'm 'not a fan' of the Vic 91 pliers.I honestly can't do a comparison of the two because I don't own a Dime anymore, but my general impression is that the Dime's would be capable of somewhat heavier duty tasks. They are nowhere near as stout as the pliers on the Leatherman keychain size tools (Squirt, Style PS), but you CAN use most of your hand to squeeze, instead of just the strength of your thumb for the Vic 91s.One really GOOD thing about the Vic pliers is that they had insanely precise tips, but as i recall, that was also one of the things I liked about the Dime. If I had to put money on quality of material, I'd go with the Vic. In practice, I prefer a Leatherman Keychain size tool for pliers, OR, even better, the IDL T10. Not as tiny precise head, but incredibly robust for the size. If you get a Leatherman Style PS, the difference in weight between that entire tool and the plier layer on a Vic 91, is, if I remember correctly, 1/6 of an ounce. That is, IMO, one of the best solutions, and it can be paired nicely with a 91mm vic to great effect.
Nice review mate. It put to words my thoughts on the Dime as well..However... it's sooo perty... To me it looks like the best-looking keychain multitool around.Got it for the cool factor, keeping it for the cool factor.. using Style/Rambler for usefulness