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Victorinox Swisstool - Handle Alignment 322

Jr. Member Posts: 53
Victorinox Swisstool - Handle Alignment
« on: June 13, 2019, 12:37:02 AM »
Seems like I’m noticing small (tiny?) flaws in Vic tools lately!

I’ve got a SwissTool X, and I’ve noticed that when it’s closed, the handles are ever so slightly misaligned, by about 2mm. Everything else on it is absolutely fine. The pliers close flush and are aligned correctly.

Does anyone else’s SwissTool do this? Just wondering if it’s just part of the usual tolerances..

Attached a photo.

Thanks guys and gals!

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 40,231
Re: Victorinox Swisstool - Handle Alignment
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 01:23:02 AM »
Looks like QC is slipping over at Vic    :whistle:
Jr. Member Posts: 53
Re: Victorinox Swisstool - Handle Alignment
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 01:30:36 AM »
Looks like QC is slipping over at Vic    :whistle:

Seems like it. Shame really, as I’ve had a couple of Vic products that I’ve just sent back, as QC was below acceptable to me.


Jr. Member Posts: 53
Re: Victorinox Swisstool - Handle Alignment
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 01:30:58 AM »
Seems like it. Shame really, as I’ve had a couple of Vic products that I’ve just sent back, as QC was below acceptable to me.
No Life Club Posts: 3,145
Re: Victorinox Swisstool - Handle Alignment
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 02:45:06 AM »
The new SwissTool they sent me in replacement for an abused example I sent in had this issue out of the box. It's so common, I just decided to ignore it and use it as is.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,406 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Victorinox Swisstool - Handle Alignment
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 06:50:57 AM »
My latest SwissTool X pliers rub the inside handle edge and the large flat driver "crate opener" doesn't snap in(needs a little push to seat). But, misaligned handles aren't anything new. One of my Spirit X's has very notable misaligned handles(an issue several members have noted) and the other Spirit X has pliers that are way to stiff(even after tons of working in). My Nomad has blade play in the locking implements. I could go on, but most of it isn't really that big of a deal. Vic mostly makes stuff made to be used, so I expect minor issues.


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,647
Re: Victorinox Swisstool - Handle Alignment
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 07:57:23 AM »
This is a known "thing" and nothing to worry about. My Spirit X had it too  :hatsoff:

Formerly known as MTMatt
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Re: Victorinox Swisstool - Handle Alignment
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 10:41:20 AM »
This is a known "thing" and nothing to worry about. My Spirit X had it too  :hatsoff:

A known "thing" on the Spirit yes, but normally Swisstools don't have this problem ...

Until now I only had one issue with a Victorinox product, and that was my son's "my first SAK" on which the saw catched the scale while closing it, went back to the store, they send it to Ibach and I got a new one.  But all my other Vic stuff is just perfect out of the box (except for the handle allignement on my BO Spirit, but like MTMatt said, this is a know thing, which does seem to happen more often on the "new" Spirits as on the older ones ...  :think:).

Anyway, I hope Victorinox is not going down that road ...  :ahhh

Jr. Member Posts: 53
Re: Victorinox Swisstool - Handle Alignment
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2019, 02:55:15 AM »
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to reply! I really appreciate it and am loving MTO  :multi: :climber:
A known "thing" on the Spirit yes, but normally Swisstools don't have this problem ...

Until now I only had one issue with a Victorinox product, and that was my son's "my first SAK" on which the saw catched the scale while closing it, went back to the store, they send it to Ibach and I got a new one.  But all my other Vic stuff is just perfect out of the box (except for the handle allignement on my BO Spirit, but like MTMatt said, this is a know thing, which does seem to happen more often on the "new" Spirits as on the older ones ...  :think:).

Anyway, I hope Victorinox is not going down that road ...  :ahhh


This is a known "thing" and nothing to worry about. My Spirit X had it too  :hatsoff:
My latest SwissTool X pliers rub the inside handle edge and the large flat driver "crate opener" doesn't snap in(needs a little push to seat). But, misaligned handles aren't anything new. One of my Spirit X's has very notable misaligned handles(an issue several members have noted) and the other Spirit X has pliers that are way to stiff(even after tons of working in). My Nomad has blade play in the locking implements. I could go on, but most of it isn't really that big of a deal. Vic mostly makes stuff made to be used, so I expect minor issues.


This is a known "thing" and nothing to worry about. My Spirit X had it too  :hatsoff:
My latest SwissTool X pliers rub the inside handle edge and the large flat driver "crate opener" doesn't snap in(needs a little push to seat). But, misaligned handles aren't anything new. One of my Spirit X's has very notable misaligned handles(an issue several members have noted) and the other Spirit X has pliers that are way to stiff(even after tons of working in). My Nomad has blade play in the locking implements. I could go on, but most of it isn't really that big of a deal. Vic mostly makes stuff made to be used, so I expect minor issues.


The new SwissTool they sent me in replacement for an abused example I sent in had this issue out of the box. It's so common, I just decided to ignore it and use it as is.

 

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