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The SideClip Owners Club 2757

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,474
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #60 on: July 08, 2019, 01:55:50 PM »
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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 57,480
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #61 on: July 09, 2019, 07:22:14 PM »
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,474
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2019, 08:57:50 PM »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,152
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 57,480
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #64 on: July 21, 2019, 11:06:30 PM »
First pic I have taken of my SideClip in a long time :cheers:

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,474
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #65 on: July 21, 2019, 11:30:36 PM »
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Hero Member Posts: 738
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #66 on: July 30, 2019, 07:23:17 PM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0jGTcyHL3D/?igshid=zrqke72ku46t

Just got my first Sideclip for practically nothing $20. I love it when ppl don't clean the tools before they post them. Talk about lazy.

This tool is absolutely amazing! Why did Leatherman start making inferior tools? The tool stock on the drivers and opener are Superior to nearly every modern tool. Wtf
No Life Club Posts: 3,891
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #67 on: July 30, 2019, 07:51:41 PM »
They are great. Congrats on the find HG.  :like:

I just have one, and the fit and finish is first-class and I love the ‘snap’ of the tools when opening.  :iagree:

And the pivots are user friendly!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,535 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #68 on: July 30, 2019, 11:14:20 PM »
Nice one, HG!  :like:

Carried the SideClip for the last day of the anything challenge.  :woohoo:






Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Hero Member Posts: 738
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #69 on: July 30, 2019, 11:27:25 PM »
Nice one, HG!  :like:

Carried the SideClip for the last day of the anything challenge.  :woohoo:

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Holy moly that is shiny. I was thinking of a full disassemble and blueing mine. Thoughts? Also what are size 5star security torx are these?
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,535 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #70 on: July 30, 2019, 11:32:52 PM »
Holy moly that is shiny. I was thinking of a full disassemble and blueing mine. Thoughts? Also what are size 5star security torx are these?
Thanks, HG!  :cheers:

It is a TS10(T10 5-pt security torx).

The bluing sounds interesting!  :like:
Not sure how well it would hold up, but it would have a good patina with wear.

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 57,480
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #71 on: July 31, 2019, 11:43:37 AM »
Great pics guys :like: and congrats on getting one, HG :tu: :like:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 57,480
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #72 on: July 31, 2019, 11:44:07 AM »
Hero Member Posts: 738
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #73 on: August 01, 2019, 02:23:54 AM »
I’ve been using the sideclip for two days and i am in love. soooo skinny, i forget i have it. Used the can opener as a pry tool today and ot works amazingly. Cheers.

I also used the blade to carve a piece of wood into a mold for a Victorinox inspired Lighterbro. yea..thats right, a 58mm Rambler attached to a mini-bic lighter case...
Hero Member Posts: 738
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2019, 04:11:22 AM »
Nice one, HG!  :like:

Carried the SideClip for the last day of the anything challenge.  :woohoo:

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Ok GLB...how did you get that tool so shiny? I must to to my tool. Must must.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,535 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #75 on: August 01, 2019, 06:16:58 AM »
Ok GLB...how did you get that tool so shiny? I must to to my tool. Must must.

1750RPM motor with 8" medium cloth polishing wheel and stainless steel compound. Disassembled tool completely and polished everything, even the inside of the handles to make it more rust resistant. I don't want an oil covered tool in my nice clothes pockets, so I rarely oil the polished Sideclip. No rust so far. The whole job was fairly easy with the 8" polishing wheel setup.  :)

Be careful if you use a 3450RPM 6" wheel, as it makes the steel to hot and leaves polishing streaks wherever there are markings on the handles. If you have a 3450RPM wheel, be careful or use a variac to drop the RPM of the motor. I use a variac on the 1750 motor to make it slower for SAK scales and plastics.

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 57,480
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #76 on: August 01, 2019, 12:17:02 PM »
Ok GLB...how did you get that tool so shiny? I must to to my tool. Must must.

From the pics, you are already starting with the shiny version SideClip (unlike the matte version glbm stated with) so it may not be as hard to get it polished :salute: metal polish may get you the results you want :cheers:
Hero Member Posts: 738
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #77 on: August 01, 2019, 12:22:37 PM »
1750RPM motor with 8" medium cloth polishing wheel and stainless steel compound. Disassembled tool completely and polished everything, even the inside of the handles to make it more rust resistant. I don't want an oil covered tool in my nice clothes pockets, so I rarely oil the polished Sideclip. No rust so far. The whole job was fairly easy with the 8" polishing wheel setup.  :)

Be careful if you use a 3450RPM 6" wheel, as it makes the steel to hot and leaves polishing streaks wherever there are markings on the handles. If you have a 3450RPM wheel, be careful or use a variac to drop the RPM of the motor. I use a variac on the 1750 motor to make it slower for SAK scales and plastics.

Think I can do this with a Dremel and polishing attachment?
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,474
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #78 on: August 01, 2019, 01:52:16 PM »
Since you have the non matte version I would just carefully sand off the logo. I did this to my Mini tool and it looks stock. Sand with the existing sander lines and it will look stock.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,535 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #79 on: August 01, 2019, 03:24:48 PM »
From the pics, you are already starting with the shiny version SideClip (unlike the matte version glbm stated with) so it may not be as hard to get it polished :salute: metal polish may get you the results you want :cheers:
Thank you for mentioning that, Poncho! :salute:
Indeed, it will make his work immensely easier. :woohoo:

Think I can do this with a Dremel and polishing attachment?
Since you're beginning with a moderately polished version to start, I think you could definitely do it with a Dremel setup. 1" cloth Dremel wheels and some stainless steel polishing compound, and patience could result in a beautiful polish.

Since you have the non matte version I would just carefully sand off the logo. I did this to my Mini tool and it looks stock. Sand with the existing sander lines and it will look stock.
That would look nice too. :like:
But, that said, I think he is after the Swiss-style polish.

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I would note that when undertaking a mirror polish on a Leatherman, don't let tiny imperfections lead you to over-polish. There is a point where polishing out tiny imperfections will make the surface look "wavy". Think of the surface like a wood table with veneer. Once you sand too deep, you have a lot of work to make it look good again with getting the primary surface evened out. :ahhh

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,474
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #80 on: August 01, 2019, 03:37:08 PM »

That would look nice too. :like:
But, that said, I think he is after the Swiss-style polish.

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I would note that when undertaking a mirror polish on a Leatherman, don't let tiny imperfections lead you to over-polish. There is a point where polishing out tiny imperfections will make the surface look "wavy". Think of the surface like a wood table with veneer. Once you sand too deep, you have a lot of work to make it look good again with getting the primary surface evened out. :ahhh



The non matte versions are a lot rarer than the matte, seems a shame to polish one out.... IMO
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,535 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #81 on: August 01, 2019, 03:44:36 PM »
I tend to agree as a collector. :iagree:

But, his tool is already in used condition, so it probably won't hurt the value too much.  :dunno:

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,474
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #82 on: August 11, 2019, 03:37:05 PM »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,882
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #83 on: August 11, 2019, 03:48:46 PM »
 :)

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
Hold Fast
No Life Club Posts: 3,891
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #84 on: August 11, 2019, 05:15:40 PM »
Looks like a nice mat-finished example David  :like:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 57,480
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #85 on: August 12, 2019, 12:12:19 PM »
Great pics Steve and David :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,535 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #86 on: August 13, 2019, 06:16:06 AM »
Very nice Clips, Steve and David! :like:

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,535 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #87 on: August 13, 2019, 06:20:02 AM »
Had the SideClip out for my day off and nice evening/coffee date.  :)






Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
No Life Club Posts: 3,891
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #88 on: August 13, 2019, 08:00:59 AM »
Nice and shiny GLBM!  :like:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 57,480
Re: The SideClip Owners Club
« Reply #89 on: August 13, 2019, 11:38:43 AM »

 

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