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Gerber Dime Review 5796

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Re: Gerber Dime Review
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2017, 07:20:40 AM »
my Gerber Dime broke twice. first when I slowly pull out the scissors, it broke off.  second the plier broke off, I never even use it.
now replace it with Leatherman PS4.
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Re: Gerber Dime Review
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2017, 02:11:12 PM »
well I've broken 3 of them in one way or another.
My 5 LM (2 Micra, 3 Squirts) are doing fine and are even older

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Re: Gerber Dime Review
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2017, 09:57:13 PM »
I bought the Dime and edc it for about a week. It is something that I woukdn't care if I loose it.
It is not even 5% the quality of the Leatherman P4. I was very disappointed.

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Johan

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Re: Gerber Dime Review
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2018, 04:56:25 AM »
I know this thread is almost a year old, but who doesn't want to read one one quick reply ?

I tested the Dime  for 5 months in hopes of it being another small plier based tool to carry, just to have another option if I wanted.

I only carry the small " keychain" sized multitools along with a knife , either a traditional or SAK for EDC. ( Occasionally a Kershaw Leek)

Anyway, the cutters on the pliers proved to be totally unacceptable for my  purposes.

As mentioned, the cutters push plastic jacketed wire ( 18 guage ) and cable ties away from the cutters when handle pressure is applied and don't cut.

I have a couple more minor complaints, but the pliers function is the main one and a deal breaker.

If the pliers are substandard, what's the point in even carrying the Dime?

My LM PS4 is the clear choice over the Dime which was found wanting.

Thanks

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Re: Gerber Dime Review
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2018, 12:22:55 PM »
Don't disagree with you, it could be made so much better. However it is half to one third the price of the Squirt. Given that it probably isn't completely fair to judge it directly on par with the LM. If Victorinox ever made a keychain plier based multi based on the Classic it would be all I needed in my pocket
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Re: Gerber Dime Review
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2018, 03:13:34 PM »
Don't disagree with you, it could be made so much better. However it is half to one third the price of the Squirt. Given that it probably isn't completely fair to judge it directly on par with the LM. If Victorinox ever made a keychain plier based multi based on the Classic it would be all I needed in my pocket

Appreciate the view TazziRob.
Yes, it was only $12, but the lack of performance cancels the cost advantage of the Dime.
I personally wouldn't carry it if I had paid $6 for it.
But that's just me, others may feel differently.

I agree, the Vic Classic/Rambler form and function belongs in the Hall of Fame for superior  utility.

Thanks

 

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