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Swisstool Spirit Upgrade 1081

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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2018, 03:40:57 PM »
My only complaint is the difficulty to cut stranded wire.

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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2018, 04:52:21 PM »
My only complaint is the difficulty to cut stranded wire.

In Vic defence, I do have another SS spirit that snips thin gauge stranded cleanly on the soft wire cutter. Max I have tried up to 1.5mm2 wire. Anything thicker it will wander into the hard wire cutter region and locks up the pliers.
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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2018, 04:19:57 AM »
Lerit will be the name.  :cheers:

Lerit had held up pretty well. 3rd day in and pretty darn happy with her.  ;)
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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2018, 05:13:58 AM »
Awesome news, Sam!   :cheers:

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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2018, 08:28:58 PM »
I'm loving the Phillips headed plier pivot.   :salute:

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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2018, 05:32:19 AM »
I'm loving the Phillips headed plier pivot.   :salute:

The bolt of this screw occasional gets caught in my sheath.. I had changed them to a barrel screw. Found it in my bin of salvaged parts. I cannot remember which tool it came from....... It have exactly the correct length I need. A while ago, someone posted a link for the post screw from amazon. I bought that but it was too short to go through 4 layers...
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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2018, 09:48:14 PM »
I have wondered why the length of the cutters is not bigger on the Spirit, in fact I would gladly sacrifice some of the jaw depth if the cutters were were aroud 30% longer, so this is an upgrade of sorts and very clever, well done Sam!  :cheers: That being said, I do seem to manage fine with the Spirit cutters as I use them only incidentally, sometimes having to make multiple cuts to get through things like 10 gauge Romex or 2 strand barbed wire. They seem to work fine for me on multi-stranded wire and insulated shielded wire like coax cable pretty easily, but sometimes I end up finishing the cut with the scissors when there is some insulation or a strand or three that doesn't get cut completely through. The bypass style of cutters (found on all MTs) is not as efficient generally (in my experience) as a good set of diagonals for any type of wire, which is what I use if I know I'm going to be doing any planned wiring or extended wire cutting. I do think the quality of the Spirit pliers is superior to the LMs, but that is more opinion than anything else, because aside from a challenge here and there I haven't really used the LM pliers as extensively as the Spirits. Also I prefer the plier shape to the LMs, which I find too pointy and narrow for my purposes, and have modded them to a more versatile tip, which I never felt the need to do with the Spirit.

The mod does seem to solve the cutter length compromise, but I think I will be keeping my smooth clickety Swiss Made tool intact.  :)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2018, 09:49:42 PM by twiliter »
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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2018, 01:44:07 PM »
Well, having the ability to disassemble and assemble will come the inevitable.  ;)
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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2018, 01:56:00 PM »
That is some bad ass modding right there. Awesome job!

Nate

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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2018, 02:43:58 PM »
the best upgrade to the Spirit   :salute:

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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2018, 02:56:05 PM »
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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2018, 03:10:52 PM »
That is some bad ass modding right there. Awesome job!

To be honest, the most headache part is solving the problem with the pivot size with what's available at home. The rest of the things are simply finding the right part and put them together.  :cheers:
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Re: Swisstool Spirit Upgrade
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2018, 03:11:33 PM »
 :salute: TP and Stevie!

 

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