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New! Gerber Center Drive 17255

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #420 on: January 12, 2017, 11:03:28 AM »
Sorry to hear that, Lmon :-\

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #421 on: January 12, 2017, 01:20:08 PM »
Wow, that really sucks.  Another reason to hate sprung pliers.

If they want to put a spring in it, they should have put it in the blade instead and made an assisted opening model.   :pok:

I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with it, but I am certain Gerber will look after it. 

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #422 on: January 12, 2017, 03:21:46 PM »
I think part of the problem is gerber didn't expect the demand to be this high.  I think they are producing them as fast as they can right now,  maybe without the next quality control.  I expect later in the year to have a better qc.

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #423 on: January 12, 2017, 05:34:29 PM »
I think part of the problem is gerber didn't expect the demand to be this high.  I think they are producing them as fast as they can right now,  maybe without the next quality control.  I expect later in the year to have a better qc.

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Yeah, that happens. I seem to recall Leatherman having issues with the plier heads on the Skeletools in the beginning.

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #424 on: January 31, 2017, 07:58:56 AM »
Anyone have any suggestions, my  pliers are very hard to get to slide out one handed.  You really have to flick your wrist very hard,  to the point of I'm afraid the whole tool will go flying out of my hand.

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #425 on: January 31, 2017, 12:14:00 PM »
I think i would try putting powdered graphite in the sliding mechanism.  It is available at any hardware store, most likely in the lock section.  There is also a spray graphite that dries in a few seconds, but it will also stain anything it touches. 

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #426 on: January 31, 2017, 09:59:39 PM »
It probably just needs some time to break in.

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #427 on: February 01, 2017, 11:10:03 PM »
I added some Remington gun oil, that seemed to the trick. If that doesn't last I will try the graphite.

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #428 on: February 02, 2017, 01:55:57 AM »
I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it once you get a few miles on it.

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #429 on: February 02, 2017, 07:00:39 AM »
I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it once you get a few miles on it.

Def
So far I'm not a big fan of the pliers, the action is real gritty and I'm gun shy after the last pair failed at the spring. I always carry a stand alone knife,  but forget yesterday and the gerber knife preformed well and didn't make me notice I forgot mine.  The pry worked nice but I would like to see it a little longer for more access.

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #430 on: February 02, 2017, 01:00:35 PM »
It sure beats the pry bar on any other multitool though.  :D

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #431 on: February 02, 2017, 02:41:50 PM »
... nice but I would like to see it a little longer for more access.

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #432 on: February 02, 2017, 02:47:32 PM »

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #433 on: February 02, 2017, 03:08:58 PM »
It sure beats the pry bar on any other multitool though.  :D

Def
The Spirit's "crate opener" isn't bad, though it lacks the nail puller.
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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #435 on: February 02, 2017, 03:21:49 PM »
It sure beats the pry bar on any other multitool though.  :D

Def
The Spirit's "crate opener" isn't bad, though it lacks the nail puller.
Easy to add one with a grinder and file.
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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #436 on: February 11, 2017, 05:29:25 PM »
So I definitely put some miles on mine.  Last sunday I decided it was going to be my only tool box for my honey do list outside. The most impressive feature was the wire cutter, they went through medium gauge wire with ease and no issues.  The pry bar was not able to remove the nails from the bottom of my garage door. The screw driver was very comfortable in the hand on all tasks.  I will admit the spring pliers were actually nice,  especially when I had to hang off the ladder and only had one hand as the other was clutching to keep me from falling. All in all a very dependable tool.  One thing I learned is sometimes I like using a screw driver that is close to the tool as I feel I have more controlled torque. This is were Leatherman excels. Close to the tool and the bit extender when you need the reach.

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Re: New! Gerber Center Drive
« Reply #437 on: February 11, 2017, 11:20:35 PM »
I'm glad to hear the Center Drive performed well during the workout. 

I get what you are saying about the torque feeling though- I feel the same thing when I go from a multitool to a dedicated screwdriver.  Since I use a multitool so much I often forget how normal tools are supposed to feel.   :ahhh

Def

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