I like the mod you did Darrell
Latest addition.... Blade exchanger. I just realized looking at the picture, i think it chose its new name.. Man signal. Haha.
A very simple hack for the signal that really makes it function as 1/4inch hex driver.
Noticed a rather weird flaw on my brand new Signal today (Image removed from quote.)Has anyone else seen anything similar?
Even more disappointing- the liner lock on the saw didn’t work at all though engaged and looked just fine, so I got the tool replaced at the store and now have a seemingly flawless one
Good to hear you got a good one the second time Just to be sure, the flaw on the first one, was it the "casting line" in the bitholder? That looked a little weird indeed, don't know if something like that would create a weak spot, but I wouldn't feel comfortable about that either, so exchanging the tool was the best thing to do in my opinion .
Good idea HG! And is that a compass on your watch strap?
Can’t really say what was the cause of it, but I could actually live with it (at least I tried), but a totally malfunctioning liner lock on a saw made me act decisively The new one has a bit stiff to open knife and pliers but I’m sure it’ll get better over time
So yesterday I wanted to show my lady how the new Signal I got as a replacement works just fine and the liner lock on a saw would withstand the pressure and the moment I tried to show it it collapsed just like the previous one But I checked it at the store like 5 times for sure applying really significant amounts of pressure and it did just great... Then I realized that probably the problem is called "Ballistol", which I applied to both tools the moment I brought them home And the cool thing is that there is really no easy way to clean it there, so I guess I'll just have to give it a few days to completely dry out... Conclusion: beware of using Ballistol with liner locks
Goog to know, but honestly when are u ever going to put a lot of pressure on the back of a saw? The blade would be concerning. But I'd be ok using the saw even without a lock
So guys, has any of you been using your Signal on some hiking trips for at least 4-5 days in a row? Was it handy? Did you use it much? And my main question- how did it stand up to moisture? Did you lube it with anything?
You make a good point about the fire steel. I think you would still need to oil the steel with prolonged exposure based on what happened to my wave. The black oxide one would be much more corrosion resistant. The victorinox steel holds up way better in constant wetness. I have never had an issue however with an s30V blade.
Could you please tell me more about your Wave?
I took my wave camping and got a number of rust spots, was easy to remove with just a little lubricant and a rag..but it still urks me. Honestly I prefer the signal more as an EDC than as a camping tool. For woods, especially wet woods, I prefer the Victorinox Spirit or a BO ST300. I like the removable items on the signal, but they are 100% backup and don’t help with tasks on a day to day as much. Surprisingly, I’ve found the whistle and the other components of the Signal to make a very ideal EDC, but I think they completely missed the mark on a “camping” multitool, it is more of a “survival” MT. The blade is completely awesome! Super robust, but should have been plain edge for wood work. It has a great tool set for an OH smurf! moment however, I’d always rather have a tool that has no removable components so that I am less likely to lose things in the woods. I think ones you try a BO ST300 (not rebar because of the thin blades) you will see what I mean. I am eyeing the red and black Signal so maybe my opinions will change...I dont know.I carry the signal nearly every day (although mine is heavily modded). I just rather have something more heft as a dedicated woodmans tool.
Oh, I see your point. Well, I have a Vic Forester I bought specifically for camping and hiking and it did amazing job there really, but it has no pliers and sometimes those are great for taking a pan off the fire. I’ll take both Vic Forester and LM Signal soon on a hike and will share my thoughts on them being used