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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2006, 06:52:03 PM »
Defender...

What's that SOG Mini you have a picture of?

Anyone know where I can get a Swiss Grip?

I had a lot of 15 of the Pocket Swiss Grip and sold them for $19.50 each but they're gone.

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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2006, 08:29:35 PM »
Defender...

What's that SOG Mini you have a picture of?

Anyone know where I can get a Swiss Grip?

That little SOG is the Micro Toolclip and it's discontinued.  They can still be had for around $20 or so.  I'll let you know the next time I see one available.  As for the SwissGrip, they are a little hard to come by.  So is the smaller version of it, the PocketGrip.  Unfortunately, Wenger does not import them to North America as they tend to be a little pricey and have a hard time competing with "established" multitools here.
It looks like eBay is probably your best bet for now, but as this site grows you might want to consider putting an ad in our trade forum.
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2006, 03:20:45 AM »
......As for the SwissGrip, they are a little hard to come by.  So is the smaller version of it, the PocketGrip.....

You SAK guys supposedly have your finger on the pulse of Swiss industry; does anyone know if Wenger is planning another foray into the multi-plier market? Their previous offerings have been a little.......different. Great quality, but....different.
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2006, 03:36:15 AM »
In a word, no.  I have spoken at length with the marketing manager for Wenger North America and they have no plans at present to import any of those tools again as they cannot compete with the US and Asian imports price wise.  Sad but true...  :(
It's really too bad because I have each of those and I think they are great tools.  In fact, the SwissGrip (big one for those coming in late!) has probably logged more miles with me than almost all the others combined. It's bulky, but I have to say that I really like the solid feel of a non folding set of pliers, and that is limited to the hard to find Wengers or the harder to find SOG Tool Clip and Mini Tool Clip.
I had a chance to buy an Al Mar multitool some time ago that didn't have folding pliers, and I didn't.  I will be kicking myself for many years over that one.
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2006, 03:54:17 AM »
I have spoken at length with the marketing manager for Wenger North America and they have no plans at present to import any of those tools again as they cannot compete with the US and Asian imports price wise.

Bummer.  :(

I had a chance to buy an Al Mar multitool some time ago that didn't have folding pliers, and I didn't.  I will be kicking myself for many years over that one.

Major bummer.  :'(

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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2006, 06:03:37 AM »
Thanks for the info guys.  I'm definately going to keep my eyes open for both the SOG mini and a Pocket Swiss Grip...

Keep me in mind if any of you see either for sale!

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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2006, 08:09:34 AM »
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2006, 01:08:09 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.  I'm definately going to keep my eyes open for both the SOG mini and a Pocket Swiss Grip...

Keep me in mind if any of you see either for sale!
SOG Micros are cute, but are getting harder and harder to find. I just checked, there's a black one on evil-bay right now.
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2006, 01:09:43 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2006, 04:23:17 PM »
As I have just posted some pics of the Freeman I thought I would post this one as well. As you can see I do have a rusty old Cybertool that is carried all the time but not for the knife blades. The Crunch is carried as a screwdriver that can sometimes be used as a locking pliar but the jaws are realy too small (it does take all the Leatherman bits though), The Gerber Recoil is OK for the week end but not much for depending on at work. I do not like tools that are eather riveted or have fancy screws, so Gerber is my main chioce although if I can find out a easier way of getting spare blades from SOG the next tool I am after is the Power Tool 525 that they make for Paladin unfortunatly the only place I can get it from in the UK is chargeing 3 times the postage as anyone else who sell multi tools or knives!
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« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2006, 06:05:05 PM »
Nice photo.  As you point out, each tool has its strong and weak points.  To cover some of the gaps, I've been carrying a few small single purpose tools in a backpack along with a Leatherman Crunch. 

Some of these abler, though less flexible tools include a 4.5 inch Channellock tongue-in-groove pliers, Stanley Wonder Bar II prybar, smaller modified Vaughn prybar, etc.  Not shown is a pen-sized precision screwdriver set and an Xcelite 6 inch adjustable wrench.

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Re: My Tools
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2006, 07:46:41 PM »
Damota...

I've got to ask... what's the black one at the top right?  With just the pliers, knife, and driver???


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Re: My Tools
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2006, 09:13:57 PM »
It's a Meyerco Paradox, kind of a knife/tool hybrid....the end result wasn't very good.

Here is my review of the Paradox (done many many many years ago hehe)

Most mulitools in the market today are pretty much carbon copies of each other, granted there are some that are totally ingenious and ground breaking in overall design. But they all have the same thing in common; the tools are all implements (tools ex: screwdrivers, file, knife, scissors, etc) are based around a pair of pliers. Meyerco USA with the help of renowned knife artist and designer Blackie Collins have designed what is just the opposite of the now traditional multitool.

The Meyerco Paradox is the world's first tool based around a knife. The knife features a plastic handle with a thumbhole for a four-inch knife that can be plain edged or 50/50 serrations and made of AUS-8 steel. The knife operates very smoothly and has a very strong liner lock on it. Being AUS-8 it's edge holding properties are probably about as well as most knives for the same value on the market today, course we all know what it comes down to is heat treating. The true dazzle of this knife is the hidden retractable and spring-loaded needle nose pliers.

You access the pliers by pulling on the 1/4 bit holder, which can be pulled from the indent on the top of the knife. You simply pull out the handle of the pliers and rotate them around into the fully open position and your ready for action. Now I must say that the idea of fully retractable needle nose pliers with a bit adapter all in a four inch tactical knife is an awesome idea, however overall construction and quality fall short in our expectations. The pliers with built in wire cutters are not as strong as say a Leatherman tool, maybe they can't even pass as being as strong as something I could buy from the local dollar store. The plier teeth wear easy and there is too much play in the tool head and the wire cutters cannot even cut small wires. When you use to using decent cutters you scratch your head as to how something like this could make it out on the market. I don't think the pliers are even steel, they appear to be a type of milled aluminum.

Anyways moving along we have the 1/4 bit adapter, once again a wonderful idea but like the pliers it's lacking in several areas. In order to use the bit adapter you have to open them up along with the pliers from the knife handle so they are at a 45-degree angle from the handle. This again is a great idea, the way the bit holder works it should give the user a decent amount of torque but when you twist that hard the stress on the joint to which it is held to the knife is defiantly know, would be a pitty to break a tool simply by tightening a screw. The bit adapter itself only uses double ended bits and comes with just one featuring a Phillips on one end and a straight on the other. The problem with using double ended bits is it reduces the functionality of the bit holder and since it can only hold those styles your kind of limited.

As you can see the Paradox is mixed emotion tool, good in some aspects and not so good in others. Great product idea but low cost and poor quality construction take this wonderful idea and kill it. I applaud Blackie Collins for his creativity but he should have had it developed by Kershaw perhaps instead of Meyerco. Maybe a 154 CM blade, mircarta handles, titanium pliers with high-grade single sided 1/4 inch bits would truly make this tool great. On a scale of one to ten I give it a two just for effort. If your looking for a tool, steer clear of this one but if you're a collector and like novelty then go for it, this one can be picked up on the net for about $10.

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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2006, 12:06:39 AM »
That just about sums it up, I got it cheap though. As the blade is too long I can't be bothered to argue with the police about it being a work tool so it is never used. Wish I could have read your review before I got it though.
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2006, 12:10:25 AM »
Damota- Dave's review of the Myerco Paradox is included in the main part of Multitool.org, but there are no pics.  If and when you have a chance, could you please e-mail me a few decent pictures of it so I can include them in Dave's review?
Also, if you want to get rid of that thing, PT me and we might be able to work out a deal.
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2006, 01:49:03 AM »
I entirely agree with Dave's conclusions: the Paradox is a unique item to have in your collection, but don't ever plan to use it out in the real world.

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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2006, 03:19:21 AM »
That paradox looks pretty cool.  Too bad it sounds like it's a pain to use.  I might still keep my eye out for one.  Ugh... I've been on this board three days and have three new tools to buy...

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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2006, 03:22:16 AM »
That paradox looks pretty cool.  Too bad it sounds like it's a pain to use.  I might still keep my eye out for one.  Ugh... I've been on this board three days and have three new tools to buy...

I hear ya, 665.  Everytime I come on to this friggin thing, I want to by something new.  Right now, I am DYING to add a Leatherman Sideclip to my collection, even though I don't really NEED to, or can AFFORD to!!!  These things are like digital crack.  SO addicting!!!  LOL
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2006, 02:07:39 PM »
Damota- Dave's review of the Myerco Paradox is included in the main part of Multitool.org, but there are no pics.  If and when you have a chance, could you please e-mail me a few decent pictures of it so I can include them in Dave's review?
Also, if you want to get rid of that thing, PT me and we might be able to work out a deal.
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2006, 04:54:55 AM »
I thought this was The great multitool picture thread? Let's get this thing back on track.......
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #50 on: September 12, 2006, 12:20:18 PM »
That's sweet!  Was that sold as a set? 
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2006, 01:20:46 AM »
Naw, but the whole family just got back from a weekend geocaching trip, and I thought the combo made a good pic.

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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2006, 03:00:13 AM »
You just HAD to post that link huh?  As if the folks at MasterCard don't hate me enough this month...
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #53 on: September 16, 2006, 06:26:17 PM »
Here's one I will probably use as a SAKtivity sometime in the next few days.  I like to call it "SAK & Decker" because of the B&D cordless screwdriver I am using.  In case anyone is wondering, that's the original SwissTool I am using.
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2006, 06:43:43 PM »
Great Pic Def  ;D

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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2006, 07:01:16 PM »
Well it just illustrates Tim Leatherman's original idea that you need pliers and a screwdriver.  Of course I am not using a Leatherman screwdriver or pliers, so I guess that one blew up in his face! :P
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #56 on: September 16, 2006, 07:43:31 PM »
Um, question:
Who squatted down in front of you to snap the picture?  ???

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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #57 on: September 16, 2006, 07:53:42 PM »
Mr Tripod....
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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #58 on: September 16, 2006, 07:56:25 PM »
Didnt you know Defs got three hands . He doesnt mention it much  ;D Hes like a human SAK  ;)

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Re: The great multitool picture thread
« Reply #59 on: September 16, 2006, 07:57:41 PM »
Ge thanks Duncan- I was trying to have at least one site on the internet that didn't advertise that I am a freak....
:P
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