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Yeoman Mechanic 566

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Yeoman Mechanic
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:08:11 AM »
I'm new here and I bet this has been asked countless times...is there any way to get my hands on a yeoman mechanic? It has the exact configuration I'm looking for!

Thanks

Chris


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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 08:44:10 AM »
DIY or eBay, probably. It's not that hard to make one yourself - you'll need a Swiss Champ and a Compact.

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 12:50:02 PM »
I'm new here and I bet this has been asked countless times...is there any way to get my hands on a yeoman mechanic? It has the exact configuration I'm looking for!

Thanks

Chris

Welcome to the forum Myoman! :cheers:
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 12:56:36 PM »
Welcome!  8)

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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 10:17:12 PM »
I would like to get a bunch of SAK lovers together and write victorinox to reissue the yeoman mechanic. Do you think this is possible?
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 10:22:21 PM »
Probably.  They might not like to make a short run of an unusual toolset, but if you can get enough people interested Vic might make it for you.  Seriously though, if you just want one the DIY is the way to go.
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 11:45:30 PM »
I would like to get a bunch of SAK lovers together and write victorinox to reissue the yeoman mechanic. Do you think this is possible?

You can try, but nobody will take it into account

Similar tries on other models, or even lines, were ignored

P.S.: You can try via Victorinox Facebook page
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 07:45:52 AM »
DIY or eBay, probably. It's not that hard to make one yourself - you'll need a Swiss Champ and a Compact.

Welcome to the forum!

What do you use the compact for? I just got done watching a youtube mod...do you use the compact as a tool or do you take stuff out?
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 07:49:18 AM »
DIY or eBay, probably. It's not that hard to make one yourself - you'll need a Swiss Champ and a Compact.

Welcome to the forum!

What do you use the compact for? I just got done watching a youtube mod...do you use the compact as a tool or do you take stuff out?

Compact has the combo tool...
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 08:10:41 AM »
Honestly,

If I were a die hard collector who just payed $120 for a Yeoman Mechanic, I'd be pretty bummed if Vic would suddenly offer it as a standard model again...

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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 08:10:52 AM »
And welcome! :cheers:

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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2018, 08:16:30 AM »
Honestly,

If I were a die hard collector who just payed $120 for a Yeoman Mechanic, I'd be pretty bummed if Vic would suddenly offer it as a standard model again...

Yeah I could be wrong but I don't think it was ever a standard model.
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2018, 08:31:56 AM »
Good point. But I'm sure you know what I mean :cheers:

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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2018, 08:42:09 AM »
I know what you're saying.   :tu:
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2018, 08:48:00 AM »
The whole rare/collectable/special edition thing kinda bites big when you want it for use though.
Value gets twisted to some different levels.
Function becomes secondary.
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2018, 08:52:28 AM »
Agreed!

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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2018, 08:59:47 AM »
I would like to get a bunch of SAK lovers together and write victorinox to reissue the yeoman mechanic. Do you think this is possible?

Hi, welcome to the forum  :cheers:

Not to burst your bubble mate, but i wouldn't hold my breath on that one.....
Vic won't even bring back the 84mm scissors, and there is a way larger crowd asking for that....

They are just way more interested these days in putting out LE's and SE's of standard models with fancy scales and boxes for collectors, at huge prices.... Way more profit and less risk in that at very little expense, you know...  >:D

I'm afraid modding is the only way... :/
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 09:03:47 AM by MacGyver »

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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2018, 09:00:46 AM »
The whole rare/collectable/special edition thing kinda bites big when you want it for use though.
Value gets twisted to some different levels.
Function becomes secondary.

+1000  :iagree:

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2018, 09:27:39 AM »
Welcome to MTO Myoman  :hatsoff:

Why not looking for some used SAK on eBay and try it out. It's a fun learning curve that reaches from excitement over frustration to enjoyment and success  :pok:

This thread here from Lynn is a nice example and good read...

https://forum.multitool.o...sg1666306.html#msg1666306

You can find the brass rods to buy in the Trade Forum.

Eventually I managed it myself too.



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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2018, 10:45:15 AM »
Not to burst your bubble mate, but i wouldn't hold my breath on that one.....
Vic won't even bring back the 84mm scissors, and there is a way larger crowd asking for that....
But bringing back the Yeoman Mechanic would be really easy compared to making a new machine to make 84mm scissors. :pok:

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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2018, 10:57:19 AM »
Honestly,

If I were a die hard collector who just payed $120 for a Yeoman Mechanic, I'd be pretty bummed if Vic would suddenly offer it as a standard model again...
But no one forces a collector to pay that much. It's like a self imposed nightmare - Gotta pay over the odds for a tool that isn't going to be used for its intended purpose because it costs so much. Blurgh

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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2018, 12:35:49 PM »
Not to burst your bubble mate, but i wouldn't hold my breath on that one.....
Vic won't even bring back the 84mm scissors, and there is a way larger crowd asking for that....
But bringing back the Yeoman Mechanic would be really easy compared to making a new machine to make 84mm scissors. :pok:

Be that as it may, don't forget they've discontinued the standard Mechanic a couple of years ago, why would they bring back an Yeoman version of it that was never in the regular production line anyway...?  :think:

And regarding the 84 scissors, they don't need a new "machine" they just need the two stamping moldes made. The machine is the same for a lot of tools, they multitask. All they need to do is change the molde on it...

And a 84 scissors sak would sell a lot more than a yeoman mechanic....   :pok:

 :D

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
Hero Member Posts: 768
Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2018, 12:52:54 PM »
Honestly,

If I were a die hard collector who just payed $120 for a Yeoman Mechanic, I'd be pretty bummed if Vic would suddenly offer it as a standard model again...
But no one forces a collector to pay that much. It's like a self imposed nightmare - Gotta pay over the odds for a tool that isn't going to be used for its intended purpose because it costs so much. Blurgh

 :iagree:

BTW, love your new avatar pic Mags...  :like:

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2018, 04:14:41 PM »
Honestly,

If I were a die hard collector who just payed $120 for a Yeoman Mechanic, I'd be pretty bummed if Vic would suddenly offer it as a standard model again...
But no one forces a collector to pay that much. It's like a self imposed nightmare - Gotta pay over the odds for a tool that isn't going to be used for its intended purpose because it costs so much. Blurgh

 :iagree:

BTW, love your new avatar pic Mags...  :like:
Cheers Mac - It's from my undercover Farmer days.

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
Newbie Posts: 20
Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2018, 04:42:19 PM »
They could bring it back and rename it...call it an Urbaner or something
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2018, 05:00:23 PM »
The whole rare/collectable/special edition thing kinda bites big when you want it for use though.
...

That´s why I´m glad Magentus made me a Bushcrafter replica out of a Farmer. I really wanted a Bushcrafter for EDC, but not pay for a limited edition. Also, Farmers are readily available so I don´t need to worry much about getting another one when the Bushcrafter breaks or AWOLs.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 05:06:52 PM by Ron Who »

Newbie Posts: 20
Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2018, 05:55:31 PM »
The whole rare/collectable/special edition thing kinda bites big when you want it for use though.
...

That´s why I´m glad Magentus made me a Bushcrafter replica out of a Farmer. I really wanted a Bushcrafter for EDC, but not pay for a limited edition. Also, Farmers are readily available so I don´t need to worry much about getting another one when the Bushcr
after breaks or AWOLs.

Who would be the top guys on here to contact for helping or for commissioning to do a mod?
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2018, 05:58:44 PM »
Depends on where you're from ;)

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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2018, 05:59:57 PM »
The States Nick  :pok:
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Re: Yeoman Mechanic
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2018, 08:37:35 PM »
Yep from the states

 

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