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Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge 6968

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #325 on: February 12, 2019, 06:57:51 PM »
Excellent work GLBM  :tu: :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #326 on: February 12, 2019, 07:37:18 PM »
Day 12

Making a new cord for an old 12v compressor, the wire cutters, the wire stripper and the pliers all took part, here's the new clamps ready for solder

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #327 on: February 12, 2019, 07:38:29 PM »
Nice job GJ :tu: :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #328 on: February 12, 2019, 07:40:05 PM »
Day 12: Finished for the day

Put a new alternator in my brother's Explorer today. TT was used for disconnecting/reconnecting the battery cables.
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Unhooking/rejoining the intake tube.
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Disconnecting and reconnecting the electrical connector.
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Socket set was used for mounting bolts and relieving the serpentine tensioner.

ToughTool hanging out on the new alternator. :woohoo:
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Nice work, shows how the TT could help on the side of the road  :tu:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #330 on: February 12, 2019, 07:43:20 PM »

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #331 on: February 12, 2019, 08:34:28 PM »
Excellent work GLBM  :tu: :like:
Thanks, W! :cheers:

Day 12

Making a new cord for an old 12v compressor, the wire cutters, the wire stripper and the pliers all took part, here's the new clamps ready for solder
Good work! :like:


Nice work, shows how the TT could help on the side of the road  :tu:
Thank you, Greg! :cheers:

Indeed it would make a great automotive tool with the long reach, good drivers and sharp plier teeth. :iagree:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #332 on: February 13, 2019, 12:17:45 AM »
Day11
We have a failure!

Ok it is not a tool fail, just a bad impliment.
Remember the pic of my blunt, painted/coated can opener...it doesnt work.
Turns out the shoulder on the tang doesnt sit properly against the locking tab. This cause the tab to shift above the spine of the can opener and flex backwards.

This put my TT out of commission for over a year. That back spring popped back like that and stayed, had no retention on any of the tools in that handle. Had to drill out the rivet bend it back and put a new bolt to hold the tools in the handle.

This is the weak link on this tool. This happened to my early version of TT, I was able to bend it back before I sold it. They redesigned it in later models by adding some extra bends in it to strengthen it.
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #333 on: February 13, 2019, 12:42:39 AM »
Day 12
Just "Rocking out" ...or is that out on a rock?
:facepalm:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #334 on: February 13, 2019, 02:45:47 AM »
Didn't use a thing on it today.




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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #335 on: February 13, 2019, 03:03:42 AM »
Impressive G-Man and GJ serious work there guys.  Allways liked Roc'n Out Noa, and love that sheath cody.
I finally decided it was time I gave the can opener a try on my TT
With out the stong back spring of a Vic or lock of other MT's it took a little adjusting but that was easy enough.

Then as the process was under way it seamed to be the "cleanest cut of ANY can opener i have ever used.

As I finnised up I came to realize that the TT can opener combined with the pull tab can top created a very interesting effect.

All 'n all the opener worked well on my TT.  I still feel Vic has the best opener next to the ol' school P-38

 :oops: WRONG P-38

There, THAT'S BETTER. :whistle:
« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 03:05:09 AM by Douglas »

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #336 on: February 13, 2019, 05:12:04 AM »
Day 12
Just "Rocking out" ...or is that out on a rock?
:facepalm:
Cool pic, Noa! :like:

Didn't use a thing on it today.
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Even the ToughTool needs some rest. :tu:

Impressive G-Man and GJ serious work there guys.  Allways liked Roc'n Out Noa, and love that sheath cody.
I finally decided it was time I gave the can opener a try on my TT
With out the stong back spring of a Vic or lock of other MT's it took a little adjusting but that was easy enough.
(Image removed from quote.)
Then as the process was under way it seamed to be the "cleanest cut of ANY can opener i have ever used.
(Image removed from quote.)
As I finnised up I came to realize that the TT can opener combined with the pull tab can top created a very interesting effect.
(Image removed from quote.)
All 'n all the opener worked well on my TT.  I still feel Vic has the best opener next to the ol' school P-38
(Image removed from quote.)
 :oops: WRONG P-38
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There, THAT'S BETTER. :whistle:
Very cool, Douglas! :salute:

Thabks for taking the time to try the more common US TT can opener. I had a feeling, by the shape and sharpness, it would perform well right-handed. :)
That is quite a nice cut. It is a shame Schrade never made a full locking ToughTool.  :(


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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #337 on: February 13, 2019, 09:17:10 AM »
As I finnised up I came to realize that the TT can opener combined with the pull tab can top created a very interesting effect.
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Very interesting indeed. :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #338 on: February 13, 2019, 12:08:43 PM »
Another great day of pics and uses :cheers: Glad to see one of the can openers actually worked :whistle: :D :like:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #339 on: February 13, 2019, 12:38:17 PM »
I love the clean cut on the tin with the can opener  :tu: :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #340 on: February 13, 2019, 03:13:06 PM »
Nice work everyone  :cheers:

Finally a TT can opener that works cleanly, part of me wants to sharpen mine but I always have a SAK on board  :think:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #341 on: February 13, 2019, 03:44:09 PM »
This thread is a bit interesting in how a general misconception, based on the first production version and the latest Taylor China version's can openers not performing well at all, caused many to think the ToughTool can openers don't work in general. While the truth is that, aside from the earliest version(quite uncommon) and Chinese Taylor version, the majority of ToughTools have a very good can opener. :dunno:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #342 on: February 13, 2019, 05:20:31 PM »
This thread is a bit interesting in how a general misconception, based on the first production version and the latest Taylor China version's can openers not performing well at all, caused many to think the ToughTool can openers don't work in general. While the truth is that, aside from the earliest version(quite uncommon) and Chinese Taylor version, the majority of ToughTools have a very good can opener. :dunno:

 I think you're right on point, it's not that mine didn't work, it just wasn't a clean opening caused by what really looked like an unfinished blank, and I should add that it's a type of opener I don't care for, same goes for the Vic combo tool  :dunno:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #343 on: February 13, 2019, 05:24:35 PM »
Day 13

Nasty weather here today, but I still received a load of mail, at least it gave the TT something to do  :tu:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #344 on: February 13, 2019, 05:31:36 PM »
Great pics again today nice one  :tu: :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #345 on: February 13, 2019, 05:36:06 PM »
 :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #346 on: February 14, 2019, 02:41:13 AM »
Day 13
Had to do a bit of surgery on a dog toy to cut away a dammaged section and re-tie whats left into a "tail".

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But for now I'm just a lost jack of trades with neither mastery nor home. ~NoaIsumi
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #347 on: February 14, 2019, 03:23:32 AM »
Did some cutting with the blade, including opening a secondhand SwissChamp. It's in decent shape, but the saw is bent, which means off to Connecticut ASAP.   Oh well, bent saws are a common problem; and I have actually bent saws on two different SAKs that will be sent off with the Champ.

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #348 on: February 14, 2019, 03:27:58 AM »

 I think you're right on point, it's not that mine didn't work, it just wasn't a clean opening caused by what really looked like an unfinished blank, and I should add that it's a type of opener I don't care for, same goes for the Vic combo tool  :dunno:
:cheers:
Perhaps this thread will help venerate the US ToughTool can opener. I still beed to try mine out to see if I can duplicate Douglas' results, but since I have personally held that TT he has, I know the one I'm using have the same can opener. Those ToughTools are a bear to clean and maintain. So you get real familiar with them during a spa treatment.  :ahhh

I wonder if you'd have better luck using a metal file to make a chisel grind on your can opener to get it performing with the later US versions? Same goes for the Taylor version, granted it doesn't completely fail like the issue Noa experienced. :ahhh

Day 13

Nasty weather here today, but I still received a load of mail, at least it gave the TT something to do  :tu:
The TT blade was made for mail! :like:

Great pics again today nice one  :tu: :like:
Thanks, W! :cheers:

Day 13
Had to do a bit of surgery on a dog toy to cut away a dammaged section and re-tie whats left into a "tail".
Good work, Noa! I'm sure your pup will appreciate the work! :like:

Did some cutting with the blade, including opening a secondhand SwissChamp. It's in decent shape, but the saw is bent, which means off to Connecticut ASAP.   Oh well, bent saws are a common problem; and I have actually bent saws on two different SAKs that will be sent off with the Champ.

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Very cool! I hope the SAK saw can be fixed. I've had some luck in the past with bending SAK saws, but I don't know if I'd trust a saw after it has been malformed and straightened.  :ahhh

Congrats on the Champ. One of my favorite SAKs. :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #349 on: February 14, 2019, 03:34:41 AM »
I'm posting these pics, because I dropped the ToughTool after taking the photo. The TT is fine, aside from some concrete scratches, but I didn't take anymore photos afterwards. :ahhh




And a photo of package opening earlier today. Douglas may appreciate this addition to the collection. :D
SwissTool RS.

« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 04:03:38 AM by gerleatherberman »

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