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Gerber Center Drive Club 12397

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,462
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #270 on: December 31, 2018, 06:02:03 PM »
Haven't carried mine in awhile.  I still absolutely love this tool!

Barry
Hero Member Posts: 740
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #271 on: January 30, 2019, 12:18:09 AM »
Kevin, good luck with your CentreDrive!
Mine has a new mod.

Do you have a write up of this? The wire stripper looks great!!

Charles.
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #272 on: January 30, 2019, 01:17:15 AM »
Kevin, good luck with your CentreDrive!
Mine has a new mod.

Do you have a write up of this? The wire stripper looks great!!

Charles.

MM was the best, rest in peace good buddy.   :salute:   :salute:

Charles, I don't recall there being a write up posted but others might.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,462
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #273 on: January 30, 2019, 01:40:49 AM »
I agree Z.  I don't believe he did a write up either, but I do believe it was one of the first Center Drive mods.

Barry
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #274 on: February 16, 2019, 02:11:30 PM »
I will be getting a black CD thru buying a gun cleaning kit  :think:  for a bit over $50 in total  :D Some of these kits are on eBay if you fancy a black CD and some extra
https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-MILITARY-OTIS-CQB-CLEANING-KIT-5-56mm-223-NEW-IMPROVED-GERBER-MULTI-TOOL/202580054550
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OTIS-CLEANING-KIT-5-56-GERBER-MULTITOOL-SOLDIERS-TOOL-KIT/113633953001

From what I read, I should not have too high of expectation on the tool, huh? An ultimate MT for me is half a Leatherman Surge (with PE blade and scissor), and the bit driver of the Gerber CD. Is such mod possible?
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #275 on: March 01, 2019, 07:55:56 PM »
Does someone knows where to get parts to mod Center-Drive especially scissor is needed cause i want to get rid off serrated blade and replace it with scissors


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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #276 on: March 08, 2019, 12:18:10 PM »
I will be getting a black CD thru buying a gun cleaning kit  :think:  for a bit over $50 in total  :D Some of these kits are on eBay if you fancy a black CD and some extra
https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-MILITARY-OTIS-CQB-CLEANING-KIT-5-56mm-223-NEW-IMPROVED-GERBER-MULTI-TOOL/202580054550
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OTIS-CLEANING-KIT-5-56-GERBER-MULTITOOL-SOLDIERS-TOOL-KIT/113633953001

From what I read, I should not have too high of expectation on the tool, huh? An ultimate MT for me is half a Leatherman Surge (with PE blade and scissor), and the bit driver of the Gerber CD. Is such mod possible?

Is the CD driver a must? There are probably other tools that can use as a bit driver.. Assuming the driver is going into the internal tool bay?
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,462
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #277 on: March 14, 2019, 05:04:57 PM »
Some pics from the Challenge!

Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,316 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #278 on: March 26, 2019, 07:01:22 AM »
Nice work, Barry!

Gerber sure did a decent job with following up on their sliding pliers design. :)

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,462
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #279 on: March 26, 2019, 01:07:43 PM »
Thanks Gman! I agree.  I really like this tool.  It's been my go to since I bought it.

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 1,243
Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #280 on: March 26, 2019, 01:39:02 PM »
Thanks Gman! I agree.  I really like this tool.  It's been my go to since I bought it.

Same here!
I didn't even drag my Spirit along for the fun in Montana the last 2 weeks and that is a pretty huge change for me!

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,462
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #281 on: March 26, 2019, 09:28:41 PM »
That's a great kit!  I've been itching to take mine on a campout :D

Barry
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #282 on: March 31, 2019, 09:51:37 PM »
I've been carrying mine regularly the last few days, and I have an RAE sheath on order to replace the bulky stock sheath.

Last of the V8 Interceptors
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,462
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #283 on: March 31, 2019, 09:56:45 PM »
Post a review of that sheath when you get it LW.   About the only complaint I have is the bulky sheath that comes with the CD.

Barry
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #284 on: April 01, 2019, 03:14:25 AM »
Roger that Barry, I plan on posting an initial impressions thread when I've had some hands on time.

Last of the V8 Interceptors
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #285 on: April 04, 2019, 01:55:56 AM »
Is the CD driver a must? There are probably other tools that can use as a bit driver.. Assuming the driver is going into the internal tool bay?
For me, yes. I prefer the long reach. A blade, scissors, and a driver should cover most of my needs at work.Oh, and I want a clip too!  :tu:
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,374
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #286 on: May 26, 2019, 12:18:01 PM »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,462
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #287 on: May 26, 2019, 04:15:09 PM »
 :like: :2tu:

Barry
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #288 on: May 27, 2019, 03:48:18 PM »



Sent from my iPhone,dont expect too much
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,462
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #289 on: May 27, 2019, 04:13:33 PM »
I like that ezdog!

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 1,243
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #290 on: May 27, 2019, 07:55:41 PM »
I like that ezdog!

Thanks!
This is what I carry every day.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,462
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #291 on: May 27, 2019, 08:09:17 PM »
It's pretty difficult to top a Center Drive!

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 1,243
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #292 on: May 27, 2019, 08:17:21 PM »
It's pretty difficult to top a Center Drive!

Well if the driver is the most important part of a MT for your jobs it sure seems so.
I also really like the spring loaded pliers and cutters more than the others but overall I also wish the CD had more tools and was slimmer overall but beggers can not be choosers as they say and this is the best I have EDC carried so far.
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Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #293 on: May 29, 2019, 11:21:37 PM »
Doing a little maintenance work today :multi:

You have been warned. Unleash Spartans!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,462
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #294 on: May 30, 2019, 01:13:27 AM »
 Nice job!

Barry
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,374
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #295 on: May 30, 2019, 01:22:54 AM »
Hero Member Posts: 740
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #296 on: June 06, 2019, 06:39:04 PM »
Would it be possible to replace the bit holder between the blade and the center drive tool with a few tools from another multi tool? Obviously without a standard Gerber locking mechanism MP600 tools are out. It'd be nice to have a can opener and lanyard ring over there at least. Maybe find a short reversible bit to fit in the main driver tool. I know I've seen those somewhere.

Charles.
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,374
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #297 on: June 07, 2019, 12:56:43 AM »
Would it be possible to replace the bit holder between the blade and the center drive tool with a few tools from another multi tool?

Yes.

Obviously without a standard Gerber locking mechanism MP600 tools are out.

Any tool put there would have no locking mechanism.
They would have to be short to clear the plier slide. Approximately one inch from centre of pivot.
Hero Member Posts: 740
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #298 on: June 11, 2019, 05:11:49 PM »
Cool, I just snagged one of these for $60 with a gun cleaning kit on eBay. Will MP600 tools fit in this? I'd love to replace that serrated blade with scissors. I've already got a pocket clip on order, that will be my first mod. (A pocket clip is necessary for any tool to be an EDC for me).

I'm thinking it'd be interesting to have a saw blade holder where the extra bit is contained now. Something like the holder on some versions of the MP600. It wouldn't even need to fold, if I could find a way to just lock it in place, I could insert or remove saw blades as needed - and keep some longish ones around too. But, I'll hold off any thoughts of mods until I actually get one in my hand to play with - and disassemble :)

Charles.
Hero Member Posts: 740
Re: Gerber Center Drive Club
« Reply #299 on: June 13, 2019, 07:36:15 PM »
Well, I'm part of the Center Drive Club now. I just got it in, and played with it a it. I had to unscrew the blade pivot bolt a bit, as the blade was quite difficult to open with two hands, much less one.

The sliding mechanism isn't what I was expecting or am used to. I like the MP600's flick-open approach, and this is actually difficult to open one-handed. At least, as a brand new tool. I added some lube to the slides and opened and closed it a bunch and it got noticeably better, so hopefully it will loosen up.

That's the other thing... I'm expecting it to be loose like the MP600, and everything is tight tolerances with this. Not what I was expecting, but not bad either. I do like the spring-loaded pliers. Somehow I missed that they were spring loaded.  The cutters suck for small stranded wire. My MP600s all cut the small stuff far better, and several of them have completely smurfed up cutters, with dents and nicks and chunks taken out, then filed down so the pliers will close again without binding.  So that's a bit disappointing, but not a deal breaker.

I love the bit driver and the OHO blade. I always loved the gerber-based scissor tool with the chrome handles and the little fold-out tiny pliers. That's one of my most-used tools, actually. And this is a pliers version of that. I was always thinking about getting another to mod with an MP600, and have spring-loaded pliers with an OHO blade. Then I'd replace the external pliers with a fold-out micro bit driver. (Planned to do some welding to accomplish this).  So the Center Drive is pretty much the tool that I was envisioning, with a better bit driver but without a wood saw.  That's kinda cool. I can mod in a wood saw pretty easily, and get rid of the serrated blade. Scissors would be nice too, but there's room for one or the other, but not both.

I'm going to mod a pocket clip to it and see how I like EDCing it instead of my much-loved, nicely-modded MP600.

Charles.

 

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