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Victorinox XLT Fine Screwdriver- Angle 211

New User Posts: 2
Victorinox XLT Fine Screwdriver- Angle
« on: May 12, 2019, 11:09:45 AM »
Hey all,

Lurker turned member here!

I was hoping to find the answer to something, from any Vix XLT owners.

I just purchased an XLT, and I’ve noticed that when the fine screwdriver on the back of the tool is opened fully, it actually opens a little past 90 degrees. Not by loads, but slightly. My standard Swiss Champ fine screwdriver opens to 90 degrees. This opens maybe 2-3 degrees past that. I’ve attached a photo.

Just wondering if this is normal on the XLT?

Thanks in advance guys and gals!
No Life Club Posts: 2,623
Re: Victorinox XLT Fine Screwdriver- Angle
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 11:30:54 AM »
Mr. Vic, Welcome to  :MTO:


I just checked on my copy of XVAT and XLT, that the back spring small screwdriver basically do open straight, but if I stretch it a little, they do open more than just 90 deg.  I think it might have to do with the strength of the backspring.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,748
Re: Victorinox XLT Fine Screwdriver- Angle
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 01:10:08 PM »
Welcome to the forum Mr Vic! :cheers:

My XLT does the same thing.
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 44,702
Re: Victorinox XLT Fine Screwdriver- Angle
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 02:55:07 PM »
Welcome to  :MTO: MrVic :cheers:
I just checked my XLT and it opens slightly past 90° as well  :tu:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
New User Posts: 2
Re: Victorinox XLT Fine Screwdriver- Angle
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 03:04:14 AM »
Sorry for the late reply to you all!

Thanks everyone for the very warm welcome - really appreciate that.

Even more so however, I’m grateful for you to take the time to check whether this might be an anomaly, or just part of the design. I gather it’s the latter.

Thanks all of you!!!

 :salute:
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 44,702
Re: Victorinox XLT Fine Screwdriver- Angle
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 12:31:12 PM »
You’re welcome MrVic :hatsoff:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
Sr. Member Posts: 394 The Spirit of Central Asia
Re: Victorinox XLT Fine Screwdriver- Angle
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 05:53:58 PM »
It's the same in my three XLTs.

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