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Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools 16262

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #60 on: December 04, 2017, 06:57:12 PM »
That Wave R sure is a looker, DT :dd: :like: :like:
agreed... you definitely achieved the "rugged" look you were going for. :tu: nicely done! :cheers:
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #61 on: December 04, 2017, 07:55:59 PM »
Thanks Breezy :cheers:

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #62 on: December 05, 2017, 05:49:09 AM »
Looking good DT !  :like: :tu:
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2017, 06:46:17 AM »
Thanks Steve :cheers:

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #64 on: December 09, 2017, 07:00:46 AM »
Spirit with pocket clip

How do you make the best multi tool even better?  With a pocket clip, of course.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,64612.0.html
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #65 on: December 09, 2017, 07:10:19 AM »
Parts bin Rebar
Hacked together from leftovers, this has now had the sheepsfoot blade replaced with a small bit driver so it's knifeless and it lives in my desk drawer at work
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2017, 07:11:26 AM »
ReCharge
TTi with Rebar pliers head

Ground down the sides of the pliers to clear the internal tools.
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #67 on: December 09, 2017, 07:14:45 AM »
Leatherman Photon
Heavily modified Wave - carbon side plates, Vic scissors and various tool changes:

More here: https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,65753.0.html
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #68 on: December 09, 2017, 09:07:40 AM »
ToolName: The MPW (my perfect Wave)
Basis: LM 2nd Gen Wave
Aim: To add tools I use and need, and remove tools I don't.  It is still not legal carry in the UK. 
Mods: Added Vic scissors instead of serrated blade.  Vic scissors need hole enlarged, and I did this with a diamond file (although it could be drilled out).  Vic scissors open one handed, but do not lock open, and hit the linear lock stop halfway on the way back (but can just about be closed one-handed).  I also ground down the tab that locked the serrated blade in the folded-in closed position --- but this is not necessary.   Added awl and philips driver from Fuse/Blast range, and removed the inside scissors, small bit holder and bottle opener, to make room.  Needed to remove (twist off) the pliers head rest on the philips side, so the philips would sit flat inside.  Tool closes fully.



I've stopped re-arranging and swapping out tools for over a few months now, so I guess it's just about finished and not going to change anytime soon.  I use the saw and diamond file often, and the outside one-hand opening scissors get used too (because they are now readily available).  The flat head and philips get use too, and the philips will take the LM hex bit adaptor that is used on the philips in the Juice line.  The awl, at first I didn't see much need for one but put it in because lots of posters in the forums said how good it was, and it is!  I use it a lot too.  The flat bit adaptor and main blade are probably the tools with least use.  The flat bit gives me options, so I keep it in.... and  a blade is, well, ...  even if I removed the main blade from this tool set the Wave may not be UK legal as the inside tools lock (the flat screwdriver blade and sharp awl in particular).



I've also modded a regular hex bit adaptor, as well as a 1/4" square socket adaptor, and the small bit holder, to fit the LM flat bit adaptor.  Dremel and a bit of careful grinding down does the job.
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #69 on: December 09, 2017, 03:20:06 PM »
Thanks hiraethus and BePrepared :hatsoff:

An update on my Rebar VX:

Tool Name: Leatherman Rebar VX
Basis: Leatherman Rebar
Aim: rendering it more versatile (inspired by the ST 300 VX above) and also pimping it up visually
Mods: removed the lanyard ring, a washer, the fixed Phillips and the small flat screwdriver as well as the original file, and inserted a pair of scissors and a small and a large bit driver from a LM Wave in the handles as well as a ground down and drilled Wave diamond file. Also gave it BO handles. Still some minor adjustments planned to the awl (thinning) and the wide flat screwdriver (pry bar notch).
Links: https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,51510.msg1577627.html#msg1577627 - note: tools reordered since I tooks the pics in the linked post; see pic below for current status.




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« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 04:28:34 PM by Dutch_Tooler »

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #70 on: December 16, 2017, 02:44:11 PM »
Just to add that I had to shorten the scissors' thumb tab to allow it to fold fully flat against the inside of the handle - the plier spring was in the way. Took off about 2 mm.

Bit driver and large flat driver positions were reversed, under certain circumstances the plier head would snag the large driver.

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« Last Edit: December 16, 2017, 03:06:33 PM by Dutch_Tooler »

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #71 on: December 17, 2017, 08:55:54 PM »
Bear with me guys and gals - been playing around with tool orders on the Rebar VX a little more to optimise it. I think this is the best compromise with the tool loadout I prefer.



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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #72 on: December 18, 2017, 10:32:12 AM »
Bear with me guys and gals - been playing around with tool orders on the Rebar VX a little more to optimise it. I think this is the best compromise with the tool loadout I prefer.

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It's definitely frustrating to change the load out and to arrange them in the perfect offer. But it's sure is fun doing it. So.. When's it going to change again?  :D
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #73 on: December 18, 2017, 11:37:35 AM »
When's it going to change again?  :D
Hope not for a long while now... Stops being too much fun after the sixth attempt :D :D

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #74 on: December 18, 2017, 11:47:19 AM »
Love the mods that have been added recently :like: Nice ones Hi, BP and DT :dd: :tu: Great stuff :like:
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #75 on: December 26, 2017, 02:00:10 PM »
ToolName: The KFS8
Basis: LM Juice
Aim: The Juice KF4 is often mentioned as best in Juce range, except some want scissors included.... but at the expense of which other outer tool?
Mods: Used various parts to build a KF4, and added extra layer on both sides.  Needed to grind down the extra layer as it was too wide. Added a package opener from a TaoTool (needed to grind down to get it to fit.  Used part of regular Juice scissors for a hook-type tool.  Used a small bit adaptor from the Wave range (needed to grind down and fit a shim to the pivot hole to bring it to right size.  Sanded down scales and painted using a car repair kit.



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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #76 on: December 26, 2017, 03:08:37 PM »
Juice on juice :like:

Nice...

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #77 on: December 27, 2017, 02:19:16 AM »
Looks amazing!   :like:   :tu:

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
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SOG: PowerAccess, Blacktip*, HD PPP
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #78 on: December 27, 2017, 02:33:48 AM »
ToolName: The KFS8
Basis: LM Juice
Aim: The Juice KF4 is often mentioned as best in Juce range, except some want scissors included.... but at the expense of which other outer tool?
Mods: Used various parts to build a KF4, and added extra layer on both sides.  Needed to grind down the extra layer as it was too wide. Added a package opener from a TaoTool (needed to grind down to get it to fit.  Used part of regular Juice scissors for a hook-type tool.  Used a small bit adaptor from the Wave range (needed to grind down and fit a shim to the pivot hole to bring it to right size.  Sanded down scales and painted using a car repair kit.



I'll admit I'm not much of a Juice series fan but this one is just   ::)
you got it nailed down!!  :o   :tu:

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MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #79 on: December 27, 2017, 12:04:21 PM »
Nice BP :like: The paint job in it is a nice touch :cheers: :like:
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #80 on: December 31, 2017, 05:08:21 PM »
I believe this should be the last and final update of

Tool Name: ReWaveR (Rebar Wave, Ruggedised)
Basis: Leatherman Wave
Aim: Making a ruggedised version of the Wave along the lines of my Surge R.
Mods:: removed scissors and both large and small bit drivers (these went into my Rebar VX), added the Rebar's fixed Phillips and small screwdriver (trimmed down to fit) as well as an awl fashioned out of another small Rebar screwdriver (courtesy of Breezy12 :hatsoff:). The plier head rest tabs in both handles has to be removed by twisting them off and grinding away the remains. Also swapped the plain and serrated edge blades for those of a Charge (better steel PE blade and SE blade with ground cutting hook).
UPDATE: Swapped the pliers head for one from a Rebar, hence the renaming. This is slightly wider along a limited portion of its length and therefore prompted minor adjustments by filing away excess material in the flat screwdrivers (small one: further reduce shank width; large one: small bevel), the can opener (small bevel)  and inside the handles (non-critical portions of the internal spring and of the rivets Dremeled away)
Links: https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,51510.msg1577728.html#msg1577728, https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,51510.msg1589620.html#msg1589620, https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,51510.msg1608674.html#msg1608674, https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,51510.msg1609062.html#msg1609062




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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #81 on: February 17, 2018, 02:03:36 PM »
Tool Name The Pocket Crunch
Basis Leatherman Crunch
aim Making the Crunch a uk legal edc with a LM Kick pocket clip
Mods Blade replaced with LM Wave
scissors and fitted with the LM kick clip
link to scissors mod https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,75857.0.html
Pocket clip mod https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,75590.0.html
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 02:05:53 PM by Wspeed »

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #82 on: February 17, 2018, 02:06:07 PM »
 :like: :tu:
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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #83 on: February 17, 2018, 02:41:54 PM »

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #84 on: February 17, 2018, 02:43:13 PM »
That is nice.

On a tangential note, where are you guys getting those little plus-shaped wrenches you are using for disassembling your Leathermans?

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #85 on: February 17, 2018, 02:45:39 PM »
That is nice.

On a tangential note, where are you guys getting those little plus-shaped wrenches you are using for disassembling your Leathermans?
loki-mobile sells them  :tu:
Here is the link https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,61708.0.html
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 02:48:18 PM by Wspeed »

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #86 on: February 18, 2018, 02:54:59 PM »
Will this become a sticky when all done Dutch_Tooler ? :like:

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #87 on: February 18, 2018, 03:05:41 PM »
That could be applied for, if there is enough interest, I guess. Hadn't intended to so far though.

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #88 on: February 18, 2018, 03:25:19 PM »
That could be applied for, if there is enough interest, I guess. Hadn't intended to so far though.
It would be nice to keep this information
On the first page for anyone to see if they
are thinking of doing a mod  :think:
Or to ad more mods after someone has done some
It's just when I was looking for mods that I found it
A bit hard to find the mods I was looking for
It would of been a lot easier if it was all on the first page as a sticky :tu: :like:

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
« Reply #89 on: February 18, 2018, 03:35:17 PM »
That could be applied for, if there is enough interest, I guess. Hadn't intended to so far though.
It would be nice to keep this information
On the first page for anyone to see if they
are thinking of doing a mod  :think:
Or to ad more mods after someone has done some
It's just when I was looking for mods that I found it
A bit hard to find the mods I was looking for
It would of been a lot easier if it was all on the first page as a sticky :tu: :like:

 :imws:

 :gimme: sticky!!

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest

 

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