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Gerber Center Drive Club 11344

Hero Member Posts: 576 High Octane Gasoline
Gerber Center Drive Club
« on: May 06, 2017, 03:17:31 AM »
I know its still a relatively new tool, but O figured I'd start a new club. I love this MT, alot. Its got all I need and nothing I don't. It has now usurped and replaced my Swisstools as my MT of choice. Who's going to join the club?
« Last Edit: May 06, 2017, 05:15:08 AM by The Lone Wanderer »

Last of the V8 Interceptors
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 11:52:50 PM »
This is my goto MT if I don't need anything special. (or in a challange)

BUCK: X-Tract, 360
GERBER: Clutch, Shortcut, Dime*, DimE*, Octane & Crucial FAST
MP600 NN, CentreDrive, Grappler
Diesel*, Nickle*, Bullrush, MP600 BN, Flik & MP600DET* all in BO
LEATHERMAN: Skeletool, Style PS, CS, ES* & Style*, Juice S2(X2), SC2, C2, Pro, XE6
Crunch, MTO Style CS, Sideclip, BO Kick*
SOG: PowerAccess, Blacktip*, HD PPP
VICTORINOX: SwissTool Std, X(CS), & RS all with red logo, Spirit XBS
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Hero Member Posts: 576 High Octane Gasoline
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 10:36:49 PM »
2 People in the club!  :woohoo:

Last of the V8 Interceptors
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 12:00:17 AM »
3 people, it's my favorite Gerber to date

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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 12:46:13 AM »
No pic no club membership.   :pok:
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 12:55:19 AM »
No pic no club membership.   :pok:
Fine!

BUCK: X-Tract, 360
GERBER: Clutch, Shortcut, Dime*, DimE*, Octane & Crucial FAST
MP600 NN, CentreDrive, Grappler
Diesel*, Nickle*, Bullrush, MP600 BN, Flik & MP600DET* all in BO
LEATHERMAN: Skeletool, Style PS, CS, ES* & Style*, Juice S2(X2), SC2, C2, Pro, XE6
Crunch, MTO Style CS, Sideclip, BO Kick*
SOG: PowerAccess, Blacktip*, HD PPP
VICTORINOX: SwissTool Std, X(CS), & RS all with red logo, Spirit XBS
*=mod
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 36,185
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 01:08:02 AM »
 :)   :D   :salute:   :cheers:
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,787
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 08:25:50 PM »
Mine arrived today and it's going straight to Gerber for warranty.  Pics to follow, but the problem is the plier head.  The pivot point has way too much play, alignment is not good, and the cutters hit due to the play. Also the pliers won't close fully with the spare bit holder folded into the handle.

If this is Gerbers QC on their new flagship model I'm not impressed. I guess there's a bad one every now and then but I've never had this problem with a Leatherman and I have 14 of those.
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 08:53:41 PM »
That's bad news Kev - Here's to a speedy and satisfactory outcome.  :cheers:

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 36,185
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 12:06:22 AM »
That's bad news Kev - Here's to a speedy and satisfactory outcome.  :cheers:

+1   :popcorn:
No Life Club Posts: 2,367 21 Badges for Eagle
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 12:42:37 AM »
Hopefully they will treat you as well as they have treated me with their warranty.
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,71890.0.html

BUCK: X-Tract, 360
GERBER: Clutch, Shortcut, Dime*, DimE*, Octane & Crucial FAST
MP600 NN, CentreDrive, Grappler
Diesel*, Nickle*, Bullrush, MP600 BN, Flik & MP600DET* all in BO
LEATHERMAN: Skeletool, Style PS, CS, ES* & Style*, Juice S2(X2), SC2, C2, Pro, XE6
Crunch, MTO Style CS, Sideclip, BO Kick*
SOG: PowerAccess, Blacktip*, HD PPP
VICTORINOX: SwissTool Std, X(CS), & RS all with red logo, Spirit XBS
*=mod
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 05:46:14 AM »
Mine arrived today and it's going straight to Gerber for warranty.  Pics to follow, but the problem is the plier head.  The pivot point has way too much play, alignment is not good, and the cutters hit due to the play. Also the pliers won't close fully with the spare bit holder folded into the handle.

If this is Gerbers QC on their new flagship model I'm not impressed. I guess there's a bad one every now and then but I've never had this problem with a Leatherman and I have 14 of those.

  Thant stinks, but can't you just return it to where you purchased it from and get it exchanged?
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 09:09:40 AM »
I could just return it but I bought it from the MTO store so won't return it for a two reasons.

1. It is in Canada and I am in the UK, so it's just as quick for me to send to Gerber myself.
2. It's no bother for me to send it to Gerber myself. The MTO store is just getting off it's feet and I'm sure Grant has enough to deal with, with all of that. I'm sure he would want me to to send it back to him and knowing what he is like on here, will be upset that the tool is not 100%. But I'm going to send it to Gerber myself and sort it.

I'm disappointed in Gerber as it appears the alignment issue is at the machining stage for the plier pivot and it is at an angle as when I pull them into line the cutters crash into each other. That one should definitely have been spotted at the factory and there is probably a bad batch out there with the same issue.

OK here's the pics.



« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 09:10:52 AM by Kevin Davey »

Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,787
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 09:48:41 AM »
Just checked out Gerbers warranty page, they haven't even got my country spelled correctly in the drop down, it should be United Kingdom, they have United Kingdon  :facepalm:
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,150 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2017, 09:53:00 AM »
Just checked out Gerbers warranty page, they haven't even got my country spelled correctly in the drop down, it should be United Kingdom, they have United Kingdon  :facepalm:
Lol!  :facepalm:

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2017, 12:29:46 PM »
Just checked out Gerbers warranty page, they haven't even got my country spelled correctly in the drop down, it should be United Kingdom, they have United Kingdon  :facepalm:
Lol!  :facepalm:

What's annoying is it could have been so good, it is even fliky straight out the box. It might well be good, but I'll put off testing it fully till it can be a fair test with a sorted tool.
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2017, 12:43:10 PM »
I just bought one of these today from Bunnings, Not cheap in Aus at around $150, and it doesn't come with the bit kit for some reason. The first one of these I got I had to return, as the magnet in the bit holder came out with the 1/4"bit when I pulled it out  :oops:

I've just been spending a few minutes applying 3 in 1 oil to try to clean off the excess black oxide, and the more I handle it, the more I appreciate my Leatherman Surge. It's just the little things - the whole tool rattles, and even when cloed and using the outward opening knife, there is play in the handles still. The locks are plastic, and use a tiny coil spring as opposed to the simpler flat spring like in the Leatherman. I plan on EDCing it over the weekend to see how it goes. Maybe just having to return the first one so quick has left a bad taste in my mouth. We'll see.
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2017, 01:02:38 PM »
I could just return it but I bought it from the MTO store so won't return it for a two reasons.

1. It is in Canada and I am in the UK, so it's just as quick for me to send to Gerber myself.
2. It's no bother for me to send it to Gerber myself. The MTO store is just getting off it's feet and I'm sure Grant has enough to deal with, with all of that. I'm sure he would want me to to send it back to him and knowing what he is like on here, will be upset that the tool is not 100%. But I'm going to send it to Gerber myself and sort it.

I'm disappointed in Gerber as it appears the alignment issue is at the machining stage for the plier pivot and it is at an angle as when I pull them into line the cutters crash into each other. That one should definitely have been spotted at the factory and there is probably a bad batch out there with the same issue.



         Wow! You are correct! Somebody at Gerber was asleep during the QC session for your tool.  ??? :twak:    I am sure Gerber will take care of that for you though. I have never had to contact them for any reason, but have heard nothing but good stories about their warranty service. I just got one of these tools also, and I am going to look at it a bit later today to make sure mine is OK! It stinks when you get a new toy and it does not work!!  :D
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 08:55:14 AM »
Mines winging it's way back to Gerber now.  They will only do the repair/replace from their factory in Portland. If it was a leatherman I could have sent it to their UK main distributor, another black mark for Gerber.

I had a good look at it before I parceled up, you'd have thought they would have had a U shank saw adapter instead of the serrated blade. When it gets back to me in 6 to 8 weeks time it will be a mod to do.  I could also mod some scissors from a SAK to fit in a U shank adapter.
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2017, 09:31:58 AM »
Great....now we have to wait 6 to 8 weeks plus however much longer it takes you to do the mod. C'mon Kev, sort it out!  :D

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,787
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 10:04:40 AM »
Great....now we have to wait 6 to 8 weeks plus however much longer it takes you to do the mod. C'mon Kev, sort it out!  :D

Oooo kayyyy, I'm tryin
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2017, 10:16:53 AM »
:popcorn: 

:angel:

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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2017, 10:45:20 AM »
Is it done yet kev?
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,787
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2017, 11:09:12 AM »
Is it done yet kev?

Hang on I'll check















































































































Nope not yet  :D
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,150 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2017, 11:54:54 AM »
Why is it taking sooooooooooooooooooo long?  :pok:

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese

 

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