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Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge 6972

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #350 on: February 14, 2019, 03:35:30 AM »
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:

I just know that the Chinese version is pooish :D I never use a can opener anyways so I would have never known ;) Not knocking the tool just :pok: you guys a bit :D
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #351 on: February 14, 2019, 04:16:38 AM »
Several months ago I was given this seven amp telecomunications ceramic fuse. 

It has been good for helping mantain an edge in the field as it's small enough to pocket.  one problen needed a solution though.  Being as short as it is it needed a handle, but a handle that kept it pocket compatable.  Last week I had to go and back up one of our tech's on location.  aFound a part of the issue to be in the unit's small conveyor belt assembly specificaly the tracking roller.

Just so happened I had both the fuse and roller setting side by side on the desk when I realized the roller was already tapped and that the threading on the fuse matched the tap like they were made for each other. So now to todays photos and how the two become one.
 :oops:
No Photo of dilling out the cylender.
Day 13
Checking the fit.

Beveling the inside of new handle.


Filing down the excess threading.

Perfect fit, exactly what I wanted


 :oops:
Forgot to snap a pick of using the hack saw to cut the threading off one end.
Filed and finished the end.

Final Product




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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #352 on: February 14, 2019, 04:26:07 AM »
Super nice work, Douglas! :like: :drool: :o

Great post too. It have been skeptical of the TT blade steel until I saw where you beveled the tube. Good to know the edge managed it. :multi:

How did the hacksaw(file's third edge) work? Did the curve in it cause any cutting issues?

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #353 on: February 14, 2019, 04:27:13 AM »
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And a photo of package opening earlier today. Douglas may appreciate this addition to the collection. :D
SwissTool RS.
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  :cheers: You're spot on with that G-Man.
The '98 RS was my first SwissTool, the only one I have ever managed to break (broke the bottle opener using it to pry off a stainless panel on a Baxter OV 210 bakery oven), and now my Wife has it.  I realy need to build up my collection I only have 2 actual SwissTools.  :ahhh  One X that I EDC when not in a challenge and an Aussi Nato BO.
Is that surprise I sense ther G-Man? :pok: :pok:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #354 on: February 14, 2019, 04:30:52 AM »
The only thing that would have made the hack saw file work better is if it locked.  I must say I have been surprisingly pleased AND impressed by the performance of MY USA TT.

Oh thanks for that too G-Man. :cheers:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #355 on: February 14, 2019, 04:39:01 AM »
I am surprised! :woohoo: I have as many non-Spirit SwissTools as Douglas. :D

Australian Nato BO SwissTool? :o
Just looked up some photos. That is a sweet tool. I will be on the lookout for one of those in the future.  :)

Ironically, doesn't the Australian military issue Taylor ToughTools now? :ahhh :think: :whistle: :ahhh

The only thing that would have made the hack saw file work better is if it locked.  I must say I have been surprisingly pleased AND impressed by the performance of MY USA TT.

Oh thanks for that too G-Man. :cheers:
:cheers:
Thanks, Douglas!
I've been a bit shocked at how usable the TT has been as well.
I think the plier head is made of laminated kryptonite or something, because I've done some stuff that I knew would leave teeth dented with it and nothing happened.  :dunno:


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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #356 on: February 14, 2019, 06:58:25 AM »
Ironically, doesn't the Australian military issue Taylor ToughTools now? :ahhh :think: :whistle: :ahhh

Unfortunately yes, the Oz armed forces get the Taylor "Weak"tool these days (thanks for nothing, bean counters)   >:(

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #357 on: February 14, 2019, 07:44:26 AM »
If it weren't such a possible liability, for the soldiers it would funny. :facepalm:

Thanks for the confirmation, Greg! :salute:

Edit: Does Taylor even bother building them to any reasonable level? Or is literally the same $18 black-painted Taylor version I bought on eBay?
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 07:46:28 AM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #358 on: February 14, 2019, 02:15:20 PM »
Several months ago I was given this seven amp telecomunications ceramic fuse. 
(Image removed from quote.)
It has been good for helping mantain an edge in the field as it's small enough to pocket.  one problen needed a solution though.  Being as short as it is it needed a handle, but a handle that kept it pocket compatable.  Last week I had to go and back up one of our tech's on location.  aFound a part of the issue to be in the unit's small conveyor belt assembly specificaly the tracking roller.
(Image removed from quote.)
Just so happened I had both the fuse and roller setting side by side on the desk when I realized the roller was already tapped and that the threading on the fuse matched the tap like they were made for each other. So now to todays photos and how the two become one.
 :oops:
No Photo of dilling out the cylender.
Day 13
Checking the fit.
(Image removed from quote.)
Beveling the inside of new handle.
(Image removed from quote.)
(Image removed from quote.)
Filing down the excess threading.
(Image removed from quote.)
Perfect fit, exactly what I wanted
(Image removed from quote.)
(Image removed from quote.)
 :oops:
Forgot to snap a pick of using the hack saw to cut the threading off one end.
Filed and finished the end.
(Image removed from quote.)
Final Product
(Image removed from quote.)

That's awesome Douglas  :tu:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #359 on: February 14, 2019, 02:16:33 PM »
 :iagree: Nice work Douglas  :tu: :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #360 on: February 14, 2019, 03:04:36 PM »
Day 14

Using the cutters to make lanyards for my Saks  :tu:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #361 on: February 14, 2019, 03:07:31 PM »
Good job GJ :tu: :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #362 on: February 14, 2019, 03:08:10 PM »
 :like:
Those little cutters just love chomping up stuff like chain and coat hangers. The long handles make it a joy to do the cutting. :)

The Taylor version cutters actually do work very well for cutting as well. I got bored one night and chopped up a bunch of 55lb jack chain with the US amd Taylor versions.

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #363 on: February 14, 2019, 03:22:50 PM »
GLBM, it's good to hear the cutter quality carried over, like you I've chomped through a lot of hard wire over the years  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #364 on: February 14, 2019, 03:34:05 PM »
 :cheers:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #365 on: February 14, 2019, 03:46:16 PM »
Still enjoying following along, great job fellas !    :like: :tu:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #367 on: February 14, 2019, 04:01:10 PM »
Still enjoying following along, great job fellas !    :like: :tu:

Thanks Steve  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #368 on: February 15, 2019, 01:07:01 AM »
Tools used; blade opening the feed for the sheep we bought today and pliers for twisting wire to repair the busted hay feeder (bale spear hung on it a couple weeks back; tearing off the piece that holds it in on the other side). Eventually, it needs to be welded back on.

Along with my Tomica towing and recovery equipment; the old (1970s-1980s) Peterbilt 359/Holmes 750 "American Wrecker" (and a good choice, as the 750 remains popular with many towing companies to this date) and the Hino Profia/Century 1040SDU modeled after a unit used by the Yokohama Municipal Fire Bureau's Super Rangers Urban Search and Rescue team.

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #369 on: February 15, 2019, 02:17:02 AM »
Very cool, Cody! :like:

Day 14:

I forgot to put the TT in my pocket before work today. I felt naked without a multitool. :facepalm:
I'm glad to be home with the ToughTool. :D

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #370 on: February 15, 2019, 02:37:02 AM »
Day 14
An office nightmare.  :surrender: :surrender:
Just a little box opening for the TT today.

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #371 on: February 15, 2019, 06:41:12 AM »
Day 14
Not much going on today; the only thing I used the TT for was to grab a hot pan out of the oven.
So here's a pic of the combo I'm carrying today note this is nowhere near being my full EDC.

« Last Edit: February 15, 2019, 06:43:34 AM by Noa Isumi »

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #372 on: February 15, 2019, 06:44:24 AM »
Always good uses for an MT, Douglas and Noa! :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #373 on: February 15, 2019, 05:25:17 PM »
Day 14
Not much going on today; the only thing I used the TT for was to grab a hot pan out of the oven.
So here's a pic of the combo I'm carrying today note this is nowhere near being my full EDC.

Recon 1 XL with Snaggletooth... :o


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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #374 on: February 15, 2019, 05:30:43 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :facepalm:

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