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Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-) 1461

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Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« on: December 30, 2017, 07:53:49 PM »
Ok not started a club in a long time ,so although I know the suspension gets mixed reviews and Mainly bad,I've never joined in as prefer to try a MT out for myself  :tu: any other fans of the suspension and other variants  :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,666
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 08:23:54 PM »
It was a good tool.
Just broke to fast. :/

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 08:36:48 PM »
It was a good tool.
Just broke to fast. :/

I know MT's limitations and there just backup or if I'm too far from a dedicated tool,I never overload the pliers or drivers as know they can break,but most of these tools have warranties  ;) This won't see a lot of action as I'll probably put it in my tackle box,but I will test it out  :salute:
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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 08:46:32 PM »
It was a good tool.
Just broke to fast. :/

I know MT's limitations and there just backup or if I'm too far from a dedicated tool,I never overload the pliers or drivers as know they can break,but most of these tools have warranties  ;) This won't see a lot of action as I'll probably put it in my tackle box,but I will test it out  :salute:
Dropped it once and one of the pins broke off :)

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 08:59:23 PM »
It was a good tool.
Just broke to fast. :/

I know MT's limitations and there just backup or if I'm too far from a dedicated tool,I never overload the pliers or drivers as know they can break,but most of these tools have warranties  ;) This won't see a lot of action as I'll probably put it in my tackle box,but I will test it out  :salute:
Dropped it once and one of the pins broke off :)

 :-\  I've had a few issues over the years even with leatherman and Sog, the last Dog I had was a disappointment as the bolts kept loosening up so I applied locktite to solve that issue,I then bent the wood saw  :facepalm: no biggy as did that to my wave as well  :D but these cost more than a suspension so will see  :salute:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,666
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 05:11:15 PM »
Not all at once people... form a line please...

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 05:20:53 PM »
Not all at once people... form a line please...

I didn't think it would be one of my most popular clubs  :rofl: although some people probably just don't won't to admit they have one  ;) me nah I'm fine with it tried so many and nothing for me is as good as a wave ,but I've not tried another MT since the powerplay and that was a disappointment  :-\ I'm sure to a point this will but I'll only be treating this as a light duty MT at this price range  :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,666
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 05:29:49 PM »

If you just keep it in a tackle box or as a back-up I'm sure it's got value for the money.
When mine was dropped, a pin broke in half which I repaired myself with a tiny bolt.
The second drop busted the piece that puts pressure on the pliers when opened. This meant that the pliers became unusable, knocking it out of action.
Magentus now has it's saw in his MP600 :D

Bottom line is that those parts aren't made of steel. It seems to me like they're made of cast metal. I'm sure that if it DIDN'T drop, it would still be going.

Then again, I recently dropped my second hand Swisstool X (bought it as a replacement at half the price a new Suspension would cost me. It was also the same price of shipping the Suspension back to the main retailer for repairs)
And guess what? The Swisstool survived... my floor tile didn't :facepalm:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,550

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 05:47:55 PM »

If you just keep it in a tackle box or as a back-up I'm sure it's got value for the money.
When mine was dropped, a pin broke in half which I repaired myself with a tiny bolt.
The second drop busted the piece that puts pressure on the pliers when opened. This meant that the pliers became unusable, knocking it out of action.
Magentus now has it's saw in his MP600 :D

Bottom line is that those parts aren't made of steel. It seems to me like they're made of cast metal. I'm sure that if it DIDN'T drop, it would still be going.

Then again, I recently dropped my second hand Swisstool X (bought it as a replacement at half the price a new Suspension would cost me. It was also the same price of shipping the Suspension back to the main retailer for repairs)
And guess what? The Swisstool survived... my floor tile didn't :facepalm:

Yeah some of these MT's are like tanks ,I don't expect much of the suspension but just a handy backup,I can't afford to have lots of expensive MT's in different packs so this is a cheaper option  :tu:
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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 08:11:50 PM »
My Suspension was the first Gerber my I ever had, and it's served me well for quite a few years now, The design has had it's issues, but I have no complaints about mine. Great thread Z! :tu:
« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 08:16:47 PM by Spartan19 »

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 09:09:39 AM »
My Suspension was the first Gerber my I ever had, and it's served me well for quite a few years now, The design has had it's issues, but I have no complaints about mine. Great thread Z! :tu:

Glad it served you well Spartan  :salute:
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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,306 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 02:03:50 PM »
When I first spied a Suspension, I had assumed it was Gerber's take on the standard Chinese multi-tool design...but with locking tools. I am still unsure which came first design wise. I know the Suspension came out in 2005. Either way, the Suspension did spawn quite a few different models that differ only in the handle design, except for the Thread which is the only multi-tool of the Suspension family that is different. I do recall that there was great discussion on various big box stores putting in their order for different handles versions to be different from the other competitors. I think the rarest and hardest to come by is the blue Crux which was an exclusive from one of the American store chains.

It took me some time, but I was able to dig up these 2014 photos I took. I haven't used one as an EDC, although I do know someone who has locally, and seemed for the most part be ok with the model. Personally, I have always found these a bit bulky, and the tool selection in regards to size and spacing to be a bit short and wide. Not designed to compete with the MP series from Gerber, I was always a bit shocked at the high sticker price that the Suspension sold for in Canada...retailing for around 45 to 55 Canadian dollars. All other models were sold in the US and thus I had to get them south of the border. With that said, everyone sold the Suspension up here in Canada.

Suspension.


Ripstop.


Bear Gryll's Ultimate Multi-tool.


Evo.


Tread.


Resolve.


Crux.


Crux Blue.


Method.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2018, 02:07:11 PM by Chako »

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,550

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 02:28:27 PM »
Wow Thanks Dan  :salute: I should have known by now that you would have them all  :salute: I didn't know they did so many variants  :o the treads a interesting looking version , is there nothing in the other handle ?

I think Ganzo should have a separate club? But as this is in the Gerber section  :salute:
« Last Edit: January 01, 2018, 02:29:46 PM by Zed »
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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2018, 02:52:31 PM »
Only an LED flashlight which uses the locking lever as an on/off button.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,550

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2018, 02:53:38 PM »
Only an LED flashlight which uses the locking lever as an on/off button.

Thanks Dan  :salute:
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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2018, 02:59:39 PM »
That Bear Grylls model never failed to crack me up name-wise. My idea of an Ultimate multi-tool is far from a gussied up Suspension.  :rofl:

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2018, 03:15:56 PM »
That Bear Grylls model never failed to crack me up name-wise. My idea of an Ultimate multi-tool is far from a gussied up Suspension.  :rofl:
+1...

As long as it sells I guess...

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2018, 03:21:31 PM »
And sold it did I am sure. The Suspension itself is probably one of Gerber's most sold and successful MTs. I mean, it was literally sold everywhere, even in places you wouldn't expect to find a multi-tool.

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2018, 03:40:42 PM »
My Suspension was the first Gerber my I ever had, and it's served me well for quite a few years now, The design has had it's issues, but I have no complaints about mine. Great thread Z! :tu:

Glad it served you well Spartan  :salute:

Thanks Zed :cheers:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,550

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2018, 04:25:35 PM »
who doesn't like black and orange  ;)  :rofl: but yes the Ultimate Multitool  is a bit much,personaly i dont think it exists,well it does in a MTO members own mind  ;)
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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2018, 01:29:24 AM »
who doesn't like black and orange  ;)  :rofl: but yes the Ultimate Multitool  is a bit much,personaly i dont think it exists,well it does in a MTO members own mind  ;)
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 :rofl: true that! Will the ultimate mt ever exist?! :D

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2018, 05:54:05 AM »
I joined recently.   I don't usually buy Gerbers.  This one was in a lot with a Paladin that I wanted.  I am actually pleased with acquisition.  It is a lot higher quality than I originally assumed.

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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2018, 06:25:50 AM »
I joined recently.   I don't usually buy Gerbers.  This one was in a lot with a Paladin that I wanted.  I am actually pleased with acquisition.  It is a lot higher quality than I originally assumed.

I think I know which auction that was. I was watching it but I fell asleep! I blame it on different timezone! A pretty good deal that u got there I would say!!
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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2018, 07:00:28 PM »
I joined recently.   I don't usually buy Gerbers.  This one was in a lot with a Paladin that I wanted.  I am actually pleased with acquisition.  It is a lot higher quality than I originally assumed.

I think I know which auction that was. I was watching it but I fell asleep! I blame it on different timezone! A pretty good deal that u got there I would say!!

Thanks!  :salute: :cheers:

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