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Strange but interesting MT 267

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Strange but interesting MT
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:21:31 PM »
I bought a very strange MT off ebay recently. No brand markings. Finally received it today.  The design is similar to the SOG baton series. The pliers are OK. Tools looks OK but I dun think will be quite functional. Cool collection piece though. Bought it at a stellar price of $7 plus shipping! 😆


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Re: Strange but interesting MT
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 04:23:40 PM »
I bought a very strange MT off ebay recently. No brand markings. Finally received it today.  The design is similar to the SOG baton series. The pliers are OK. Tools looks OK but I dun think will be quite functional. Cool collection piece though. Bought it at a stellar price of $7 plus shipping! 😆

Definitely an interesting old thing, excellent buy  :tu:

I have a vague idea I've seen photos of something similar, probably here on MTo.

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Re: Strange but interesting MT
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 04:58:26 PM »
I bought a very strange MT off ebay recently. No brand markings. Finally received it today.  The design is similar to the SOG baton series. The pliers are OK. Tools looks OK but I dun think will be quite functional. Cool collection piece though. Bought it at a stellar price of $7 plus shipping! 😆

Definitely an interesting old thing, excellent buy  :tu:

I have a vague idea I've seen photos of something similar, probably here on MTo.

In a world of dun know who copy who, I have a mini Stanley auto pliers too. I think it could have copied off the original switchpliers. Another cool but total crap in terms of functionality. Anything that's spring load is fun.. Lol.
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Re: Strange but interesting MT
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 05:14:23 PM »
I bought a very strange MT off ebay recently. No brand markings. Finally received it today.  The design is similar to the SOG baton series. The pliers are OK. Tools looks OK but I dun think will be quite functional. Cool collection piece though. Bought it at a stellar price of $7 plus shipping! 😆

Chako has posted about that first one. I believe it was branded for Olympia, but I can't find the thread now.
Could you tell me what it is called on ebay? I really like that design. It looks really nice.


He also posted about those switchpliers by stanley here.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 05:15:24 PM by ReamerPunch »

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Re: Strange but interesting MT
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 05:56:11 PM »
That piece was randomly named as "multitool pliers". It was sold as a preowned item. I snapped it up the moment I saw it. Chako's collection dated back to the jurassic age.. I think he have all the models in the whole wide universal..
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Re: Strange but interesting MT
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 06:01:19 PM »
Dang, I was hoping it would be a seller with more of those. Oh well. Thanks!  :cheers:
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Re: Strange but interesting MT
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 06:22:47 AM »
Home Hardware, a hardware store chain still sells them on occasion.

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Re: Strange but interesting MT
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 10:27:58 AM »
In a world of dun know who copy who, I have a mini Stanley auto pliers too. I think it could have copied off the original switchpliers. Another cool but total crap in terms of functionality. Anything that's spring load is fun.. Lol.

I had an idea that Stanley were licenced by SOG to make their Auto-Plier (but I might be mis-remembering, I sometimes do).

I do know that there is also a cheap, no-name knock-off/copy of the Stanley Auto-Plier.  Very poorly made ( I know, I have several, bought cheap and I got exactly the quality I paid for).

The Fast & Furious franchise also did a promo run of genuine Auto-Pliers, mostly in bright colours in a neat hard plastic sheath.

If you are into spring loaded MTs, please be warned about the Gerber Recoil:  Never (I must repeat NEVER) carry one unsheathed in your pocket, it could cause severe damage to delicate parts of your anatomy if it releases while there.  Just ask Chako, he knows all about it   :rofl:

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
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Re: Strange but interesting MT
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 12:02:05 PM »
In a world of dun know who copy who, I have a mini Stanley auto pliers too. I think it could have copied off the original switchpliers. Another cool but total crap in terms of functionality. Anything that's spring load is fun.. Lol.

I had an idea that Stanley were licenced by SOG to make their Auto-Plier (but I might be mis-remembering, I sometimes do).

I do know that there is also a cheap, no-name knock-off/copy of the Stanley Auto-Plier.  Very poorly made ( I know, I have several, bought cheap and I got exactly the quality I paid for).

The Fast & Furious franchise also did a promo run of genuine Auto-Pliers, mostly in bright colours in a neat hard plastic sheath.

If you are into spring loaded MTs, please be warned about the Gerber Recoil:  Never (I must repeat NEVER) carry one unsheathed in your pocket, it could cause severe damage to delicate parts of your anatomy if it releases while there.  Just ask Chako, he knows all about it   :rofl:

Yeah. Lol.. The famous Recoil.

 

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