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Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16 1574

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,833
Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2018, 06:53:25 AM »
Just saw the pics of the cabinet over in your collection thread and it looks awesome :like: Can't wait to see it with the orange :tu:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2018, 07:03:05 AM »
Just saw the pics of the cabinet over in your collection thread and it looks awesome :like: Can't wait to see it with the orange :tu:

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Many thanks, Poncho! :cheers:


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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #62 on: December 01, 2018, 12:35:23 PM »
I think black felt would look better  :think: :tu:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #63 on: December 01, 2018, 03:27:07 PM »
I think black felt would look better  :think: :tu:
I think it would look great if there weren't any BO tools on it, but the orange should make the SS and BO pop. :)
I'll keep the black felt the main choics when I do something for the Victorinox stuff. Thanks, W! :cheers:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #64 on: December 01, 2018, 03:57:50 PM »
Yes the orange would make the MTs standout more  :tu:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2018, 05:22:13 PM »
Cool challenge and awesome looking chest :drool: :like:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2018, 06:50:51 PM »
Thank you, W and RF! :cheers:

Day 6:
Beauty shot, because I will be posting a short video of the "knife blade" performance later. :multi:


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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #67 on: December 01, 2018, 06:54:50 PM »
Sounds good look forward to see your video GLBM  :popcorn:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #68 on: December 01, 2018, 07:02:28 PM »
Just catching up with this thread, nice work man!

Nate

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #69 on: December 01, 2018, 07:57:38 PM »
Sounds good look forward to see your video GLBM  :popcorn:
Thanks, man! :cheers:

Just catching up with this thread, nice work man!
Thanks, DTT!  :cheers: It has been fun so far. :)

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #70 on: December 02, 2018, 02:21:53 AM »
Beautiful Cabinet there G-Man. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:  I look forward to admiring it with you over a good fresh cup of columbian coffe and Kahlua when you drop it off.  I even have the perfect place with perfect lighting ready for your arival. :whistle: :whistle:

Seriously though I admire you for the challenge.  After decades of using my Swiss Tool daily, I struggled with the Surge Challenge, and the Surge is a truely capable tool.  I can't imagine doing what you are.  :salute: :salute:

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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,833
Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #71 on: December 02, 2018, 02:59:38 AM »
I think black felt would look better  :think: :tu:
I think it would look great if there weren't any BO tools on it, but the orange should make the SS and BO pop. :)
I'll keep the black felt the main choics when I do something for the Victorinox stuff. Thanks, W! :cheers:

With SAKs the black would make the red pop better for sure :tu: but I guess I was mainly thinking what would make the SS and BO both stand out :tu:
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #72 on: December 02, 2018, 03:11:33 AM »
Beautiful Cabinet there G-Man. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:  I look forward to admiring it with you over a good fresh cup of columbian coffe and Kahlua when you drop it off.  I even have the perfect place with perfect lighting ready for your arival. :whistle: :whistle:

Seriously though I admire you for the challenge.  After decades of using my Swiss Tool daily, I struggled with the Surge Challenge, and the Surge is a truely capable tool.  I can't imagine doing what you are.  :salute: :salute:
Thank you for the kind words, Douglas! :cheers:

Yeah.  You get used to exactly what your main tool can do and the nuances with the toolset. Then throw something alien into the mix.  :ahhh

 :iagree: The DeWalt is definitely a struggle. At least the Surge and SwissTool are great tools, so you're not stuck without something good to use, just completely different in the way they are used(which is frustrating enough as it is!).  :multi:

The DeWalt is a cluster-smurf of a tool. The only saving grace is that I adapt quickly. One of the benefits of a job in antiques restoration. And, I've used worse tools, but I really can't remember when.  8)

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With SAKs the black would make the red pop better for sure  but I guess I was mainly thinking what would make the SS and BO both stand out  :tu:
Thanks, Poncho! :cheers:
Indeed. Now to figure out some storage for the Victorinox.

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #73 on: December 02, 2018, 03:17:27 AM »
Video as promised. It didn't work out like I had hoped, so a quick explanation of what is going on is needed:
I used three mediums; 1. Beach towel strips(I used for staining and wax application), 2. Twine(basic thickness used for various repairs and projects), 3. Basic nylon rope(used for light tie-down and holding doors shut during transport).

The DeWalt blade is so short that I had to hack at the towel. The sharpness was fine, but locating the plain and serrated portions is tedious at best.
I used my beater Bear Grylls Scout as a more typical length blade as comparison. The DeWalt blade is not dull, but definitely not as sharp as the Scout.

Crappy video:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #74 on: December 02, 2018, 10:07:00 AM »
Yeah, not a fan of the tiny blade. Barely adequate I'd say. :pok:
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #75 on: December 02, 2018, 10:25:20 AM »
That's what she said. :P

The thing is like a parody of a combo blade. At least it wasn't too dull.... :dunno:

I constantly cut towels up at work as needed for different tasks. And I've been using the DeWalt for that. What a PITA it has been. I have been trying to not let the boss see me do it too, since he would either joke on me about it or cuss at me for wasting time hacking towels with a baby blade. :rofl:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #76 on: December 02, 2018, 12:56:00 PM »
Nice video GLBM  :cheers: :like:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #77 on: December 02, 2018, 03:46:58 PM »
Thank you, W! :cheers:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #78 on: December 02, 2018, 11:01:17 PM »
Day 7:
Colorful carry in many woodworking stain pens and wax filler sticks.


I'll post an action shot later. :)

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #79 on: December 02, 2018, 11:04:21 PM »
Nice one GLBM  :popcorn: :tu:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #80 on: December 03, 2018, 12:12:54 AM »
 :popcorn:
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #81 on: December 03, 2018, 03:10:00 AM »
 :popcorn:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #82 on: December 03, 2018, 03:17:19 AM »
The photo I meant to take didn't happen, because of someone coming to pick up some furniture.  :facepalm:

But, there is one last tool to try out. Maybe I can try the photo again next time I'm at work. :)
Last tool to try for the end of the 7-day off-brand challenge. Scissors. They aren't any good at all. The tissue test only cut half the scissor jaw length with slight side pressure to keep the blades together. A good peening might fix it, but we'll see. The spring is too stiff and it is hard to get leverage on the handle the way they are designed. 2/10 for the scissors. I'm pretty sure I've used worse scissors on an MT. :think:



Badge request coming after this post.

A big thank you to everyone who followed this challenge and kept me inspired to do it.  :cheers:

A short write-up of the M16 will come another day. I need my regular EDCs back.

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #83 on: December 03, 2018, 04:04:40 AM »
 :like:
It was a fun ride, and you made it clear to me not to bother with this one. :cheers:
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #84 on: December 03, 2018, 05:20:53 AM »
Thanks, RP! :cheers:

Yeah. Aside from a good looking tool for people who like unique tools, there isn't anything technically good about it, aside from the pliers. :facepalm:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #85 on: December 03, 2018, 08:56:34 AM »
Congrats on finishing your challenging challenge :like: It was fun to follow :cheers:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #86 on: December 03, 2018, 10:12:22 AM »
Congrats on finishing your challenging challenge :like: It was fun to follow :cheers:

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Thanks, man! :cheers:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #87 on: December 03, 2018, 12:13:41 PM »
It was a fun ride as RP said :cheers: and badge awarded :tu: I enjoyed following along and at least it was good enough to get you through the week but just barely :o :D
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #88 on: December 03, 2018, 12:36:41 PM »
Congratulations on your badge GLBM  :cheers: :like:
And thanks for showing us the DeWalt MT :tu:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #89 on: December 03, 2018, 12:42:34 PM »
It was a fun ride as RP said :cheers: and badge awarded :tu: I enjoyed following along and at least it was good enough to get you through the week but just barely :o :D
Thank you very much, Poncho! :cheers:

Congratulations on your badge GLBM  :cheers: :like:
And thanks for showing us the DeWalt MT :tu:
Many thanks,  W! :cheers:

It was a good bit of fun. Fortunately I didn't encounter too many situations that I had to run and get another tool. :)

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