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Thinking about purchasing the MP600 but concerned about the carbide cutters 284

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Thinking about purchasing the MP600 but concerned about the carbide cutters
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:10:48 PM »
The MP600 looks like a great tool and the one hand ability sounds awesome, but I'm a bit concerned about the carbide cutters.
I've seen posts that say they're weak and tend to get shattered, of course that everyone have their own standards so that's why I'm asking you.

I'm not Gonna try and abuse it with nails but I do want wire cutters that can cut through "normal stuff" like coat hangers, should I get the carbide wire version or the regular one?

Replaceable wire cutters is a great feature but not if they're weak and expensive to replace and cost 20$ more.


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,930 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Thinking about purchasing the MP600 but concerned about the carbide cutters
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 07:15:27 PM »
If you're going to cut coathanger, get the integral cutters, not the replaceable ones. In fact, I can't think of any reason why I'd choose the carbide cutters  :think:



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Re: Thinking about purchasing the MP600 but concerned about the carbide cutters
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 10:47:46 PM »
Yep. They're crap. They shatter really easily and turn an extremely good tool into a compromised one.

Have you thought about the MP400? Slightly smaller and no crappy carbide cutters! Brilliant tool.

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'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
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Re: Thinking about purchasing the MP600 but concerned about the carbide cutters
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 10:52:38 PM »
You should be able to find an older one on E-Bay without the carbide cutters  :tu:
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Re: Thinking about purchasing the MP600 but concerned about the carbide cutters
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 11:42:21 PM »
The same question had been on my mind for weeks, until I ordered this bad boy last week...

(sorry for the poor pics, used my smartphone indoor with bad light...)









Found it local at a nice discount price, normally these will go for anything from 92 Euro up to 110 Euro around here, If found one for 48 Euro (NIB), which is a real steal over here.

And what do we do when we find something at -50% discount ...?

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Yep...  ::)






Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,546 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: Thinking about purchasing the MP600 but concerned about the carbide cutters
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 11:47:21 PM »
It's the MTO way. Nice one tg

'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
No Life Club Posts: 3,949
Re: Thinking about purchasing the MP600 but concerned about the carbide cutters
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 11:58:15 PM »
It's the MTO way. Nice one tg

Thanks mate  :salute:.

Last Gerber I bought was Mr. Pinchy, back in '98 or so ...

I just wanted something different, can't always buy SAK's and Leatherman tools right ?

I'm thinking about doing a search for a BO bluntnose plierhead to put into one of them ...
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 35,785
Re: Thinking about purchasing the MP600 but concerned about the carbide cutters
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 12:17:10 AM »
Lol, sooo gold.   :tu:   :like:

 

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