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Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-) 1462

Full Member Posts: 106
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2018, 05:22:58 AM »
Big chunky grip and way too short on the driver blades. But for a quick grab tool etc its not too bad. I keep a BG on the outside of a car kit, have used it a couple of times for minor cutting tasks etc. You can usually get a suspension for under $15 thru flea bay as well, so not a lot of money, has good warranty service.Good starter tool.
No Life Club Posts: 2,684
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2018, 09:48:26 PM »
 :cheers:

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Sr. Member Posts: 349
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2018, 09:56:28 PM »
   I have two Suspensions. One is probably 10-12 years old, and the other maybe a year. I bought the newer one because I read the design or the quality was different. There was no difference at all from what I could see. I picked it up for $20.00, and for that price it would be hard to find a multitool better than it. I do not understand where a lot of folks say it gets mainly bad reviews. It has about a 4.5 rating on Amazon, and pretty much 90% of reviews I have read on it elsewhere have been positive.
No Life Club Posts: 1,655
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2018, 01:56:09 AM »
   I have two Suspensions. One is probably 10-12 years old, and the other maybe a year. I bought the newer one because I read the design or the quality was different. There was no difference at all from what I could see. I picked it up for $20.00, and for that price it would be hard to find a multitool better than it. I do not understand where a lot of folks say it gets mainly bad reviews. It has about a 4.5 rating on Amazon, and pretty much 90% of reviews I have read on it elsewhere have been positive.

I myself find the toolset to be pretty ok, quite like them actually. Many longish tools. Blades are shorter than many others but I like them this way. Weakest part would be the pliers stop. I have broken one myself.. Handle splay is something that can and should be improved. At $20, with all locking tools, it's an excellent MT for the price.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,506 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2018, 02:11:47 AM »
 :iagree:
I have to concur, mike and sam.

After I 'wore in' my OG Suspension, I could flik the studded tools out and flip the pliers open. Really liked it. But, I broke a plier stop as well and received a brand new Suspension and haven't used it, since it went to the collection drawers.
The Suspension NXT is one of my new favorites. I like the Truss, but for a clipped all-locking MT, the NXT is a good tool. Gerber did forget to fix the handle splay. :ahhh
Gerber did remedy the plier stop issue. :)

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Newbie Posts: 47
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2018, 04:22:44 AM »
I am a suspension owner... It was too cheap not to try. Lol. Its a little bulky and no pocket clip, so i knew when i bought it that i would never edc it. Seems to be a good tool for the price. Has been living in my get home bag for 2 years now.
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Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2018, 06:00:35 PM »
I have no idea how I missed this Club, but here's a pic of my NXT.  It's been a good, solid carry and the blade is hair-shaving sharp.

Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,506 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2018, 08:44:12 PM »
I am a suspension owner... It was too cheap not to try. Lol. Its a little bulky and no pocket clip, so i knew when i bought it that i would never edc it. Seems to be a good tool for the price. Has been living in my get home bag for 2 years now.
For the price, it is hard to beat. :iagree:

I have no idea how I missed this Club, but here's a pic of my NXT.  It's been a good, solid carry and the blade is hair-shaving sharp.
Welcome to the Suspension club! The NXT, when found without QC issues, is an MT jewel. IMO of course. :)

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,024
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2018, 08:47:40 PM »
 :cheers:  I've been really happy with mine so far.  For some reason, I have hit it lucky with my Gerber purchases, but I've seen some of the ones with big issues too.

Barry
Full Member Posts: 124
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2019, 11:07:15 PM »
OK, yes I  own a Suspension,ok ok I will admit I own two    :facepalm:

They are ok for the price.
BUT  what I HATE is the phillips screwdriver.!!!!
Because of that it is a deal breaker for me.   (I  use that driver quite a bit)
Leatherman's 2d phillips are a lot better imo.
No Life Club Posts: 1,655
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2019, 06:05:20 AM »
OK, yes I  own a Suspension,ok ok I will admit I own two    :facepalm:

They are ok for the price.
BUT  what I HATE is the phillips screwdriver.!!!!
Because of that it is a deal breaker for me.   (I  use that driver quite a bit)
Leatherman's 2d phillips are a lot better imo.

I think there are quite a variety of version of the said 2D Philips. Some are quite OK and some are rather pointed. I do like them for light duty though. Like opening battery cover for my kid's toy or changing/repair electrical plugs. The best part for the Suspension line or Gerber butterfly design is that they can accommodate many long tools and they are all locking. Alot of good stuff in that very low price range. I often buy those beat up suspensions cheaply for their parts.  ;)
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,024
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2019, 03:17:10 PM »
The version I have has a Philips similar to my Rebar.  I'm pretty satisfied with how it works so far.

Barry
Full Member Posts: 183
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2019, 12:04:47 AM »
Both the suspension black and the mini are on sale ATM at home Depot. 19.97 for suspension. 7ish for the mini. Also got a coast fixed blade for less than 7 and the Gerber machete/ pocket knife combo for 19.97
No Life Club Posts: 1,640
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2019, 03:54:16 PM »
Yep, I'm in since today…

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,024
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2019, 05:34:31 PM »
Welcome aboard Serena!

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 1,640
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2019, 10:09:14 PM »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,506 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2019, 03:31:17 AM »
Yep, I'm in since today…

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Very cool and congrats, Serena!  :woohoo:

The OG Suspension is great bang-for-the-buck! If the weight is an issue, the Suspension NXT is a good option. The NXT costs more, but is a more urban-update to the OG Suspension. :)

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No Life Club Posts: 1,640
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2019, 08:10:24 AM »
Yep, I'm in since today…

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Very cool and congrats, Serena!  :woohoo:

The OG Suspension is great bang-for-the-buck! If the weight is an issue, the Suspension NXT is a good option. The NXT costs more, but is a more urban-update to the OG Suspension. :)
This was a present, I would have never bought one myself to be honest. It's too bulky. I'm also having a bit trouble opening some items. The nail thingy is not very handy…
Let's see if I will use it.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,506 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2019, 02:16:06 AM »
Yep, I'm in since today…

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Very cool and congrats, Serena!  :woohoo:

The OG Suspension is great bang-for-the-buck! If the weight is an issue, the Suspension NXT is a good option. The NXT costs more, but is a more urban-update to the OG Suspension. :)
This was a present, I would have never bought one myself to be honest. It's too bulky. I'm also having a bit trouble opening some items. The nail thingy is not very handy…
Let's see if I will use it.
My OG Suspension was also too tight when I bought it. Some good oil(silicone based) and working the tools a hundred times watching YouTube(while reading MT.o threads) helped a lot. I can now flick the OHO blades out like they were assisted. :)
I'd never carry the OG Suspension, because of the aforementioned issues you stated(being some of my concerns also), but think it is a good "just in case" tool to leave in the car, work bag, drawers, etc. :)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,506 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2019, 02:17:05 AM »
Suspension NXT accompanied the challenge Champ today. Good pair. :multi: :climber:


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Sr. Member Posts: 475
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2019, 12:14:24 AM »
I like mine. Use it every time i do work around the house, and so far it has not let me down  :tu:

Today the large screwdriver was used as a pry bar to open some paint cans:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,506 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2019, 03:04:04 AM »
I like mine. Use it every time i do work around the house, and so far it has not let me down  :tu:

Today the large screwdriver was used as a pry bar to open some paint cans:

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Very nice! :like:
Welcome to MT.o!

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
No Life Club Posts: 1,183
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2019, 08:29:52 AM »
So it's all the SAME tool with different names? What the smurf???  >:( ???
Sr. Member Posts: 475
Re: Gerber suspension and other variant Club :-)
« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2019, 04:25:33 AM »
I like mine. Use it every time i do work around the house, and so far it has not let me down  :tu:

Today the large screwdriver was used as a pry bar to open some paint cans:


Very nice! :like:
Welcome to MT.o!

Thank you!  :hatsoff:

 

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