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Title: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Miknitro on May 09, 2015, 04:48:17 PM
Hey guys I couldn't find a owners group for my Fuse an didn't notice any for these other great older MTs either so here we go.

I bought my Fuse in 05 I think, been in my pocket every day since.
Well until I picked up a Wave, though that just gave me some time to clean my Fuse up from daily wear Edc. Now that it's cleaned up, I want to put it to work again lol.
It's riding back up to my Wave at moment but I know I can count on it being good to go.
So without further delay here some pics to entertain and get others motivated to dig out their old tools and site them here.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/8e096204cc72d617c5ef57863861c4f8.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/04b301f4f93c62f74565f823f46e3f8b.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/c9753db9db179ec5e23c4fba6c16e525.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/760577da0178462fc9cfd604e114b24f.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/29ba79ad4db265566f550b38b2706704.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/3e4fb86b8172e2a960ca058f92207cd4.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/87b62e4f28a7009fa9b781c3abd4adc9.jpg)

I should locate new pins for it one day, maybe a saw. If this out of place or duplicated please remove.

Mike
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on May 09, 2015, 06:40:47 PM
Great job, that really shined up. What did you polish it with ?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Kampfer on May 09, 2015, 06:42:41 PM
Kick A.S.S.
(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=59023.0;attach=146366;image)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Miknitro on May 09, 2015, 07:09:19 PM
Great job, that really shined up. What did you polish it with ?
Thank you
In hand with a Dremel and Red, green and final with blue rouge. You can see blue rouge in c-clamp in one picture I believe.

Blue works very nice on knives IMO.

Edit to add, Sweet KA....I like it.
Read your thread Kamp about Kick A.S.S.s creation, nice work.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: pingu on May 09, 2015, 09:29:55 PM
Hey guys I couldn't find a owners group for my Fuse an didn't notice any for these other great older MTs either so here we go.


Is that a colour balance thing or have you got gold coloured zytel  :think:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Miknitro on May 09, 2015, 10:24:33 PM
Hey guys I couldn't find a owners group for my Fuse an didn't notice any for these other great older MTs either so here we go.


Is that a colour balance thing or have you got gold coloured zytel  :think:
Poor lighting, my bad.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Demel on May 09, 2015, 11:23:22 PM
I would love to join as soon as I get my hands on a bladeless fuse  :facepalm: Nice work.  :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Kampfer on May 10, 2015, 06:48:03 PM
Edit to add, Sweet KA....I like it.
Read your thread Kamp about Kick A.S.S.s creation, nice work.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: pingu on May 10, 2015, 07:21:19 PM

Still a Fuse I hope.  From memory the awl is ex-Kick driver.  The saw and file are from R***r.  I would say this is my preferred medium duty/needle nose carry.

Recently acquired another Fuse which I won't be polishing as it would defeat the objective  :pok:  It's still stock but as I prefer SS to BO thinking about putting the SS tools in the new handle.  If time permits.



Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Miknitro on May 10, 2015, 08:09:23 PM

Still a Fuse I hope.  From memory the awl is ex-Kick driver.  The saw and file are from R***r.  I would say this is my preferred medium duty/needle nose carry.

Recently acquired another Fuse which I won't be polishing as it would defeat the objective  ok:  It's still stock but as I prefer SS to BO thinking about putting the SS tools in the new handle.  If time permits.
Nice Fuse.
Mines feeling, lesser lol.

I'm glad to see more coming out of hiding, such a great to platform it was, the Zytel made thin handles a non issue.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: kungaryfu on May 11, 2015, 08:42:54 PM
lovely polish on the fuse, ive removed the knifeblade from mine so i can make it uk legal carry.....i just need to find something to put in its place. ive been carrying it with only the two flat drivers in one of the handles, it rattles a bit, but the drivers click into place nicely when you lock them out. any suggestions on what i can put in the knifeblades place and where i can get it. was thinking of maybe some sort of file or awl?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Miknitro on May 11, 2015, 09:15:56 PM
lovely polish on the fuse, ive removed the knifeblade from mine so i can make it uk legal carry.....i just need to find something to put in its place. ive been carrying it with only the two flat drivers in one of the handles, it rattles a bit, but the drivers click into place nicely when you lock them out. any suggestions on what i can put in the knifeblades place and where i can get it. was thinking of maybe some sort of file or awl?
Thank you very much.

Idk in place of knife I'd shoot for a saw if law allows and if not then a file as you're thinking.
Maybe grind knife down an make a awl of sorts an slip it back in to shore up loose tools?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: pingu on May 11, 2015, 09:17:37 PM
lovely polish on the fuse, ive removed the knifeblade from mine so i can make it uk legal carry.....i just need to find something to put in its place. ive been carrying it with only the two flat drivers in one of the handles, it rattles a bit, but the drivers click into place nicely when you lock them out. any suggestions on what i can put in the knifeblades place and where i can get it. was thinking of maybe some sort of file or awl?

Have a look a few posts back.  I got a SOG file and saw from Heinnie.  There is enough metal on the tang to grind it to LM profile.  The SOG file is exactly the same thickness as the Rebar file (1.8mm), the SOG saw slightly thicker (2.0mm against 1.8mm) so I used the Rebar saw in my Fuse.  The Fuse blade is 2.4mm so you have a bit in hand plus a thick washer.  You really need to ring the changes between the handles for optimum fit.  I made an awl from a Kick driver but you can get a SOG awl (Edit: or Miknitro's idea).

Go for it.
 
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: kungaryfu on May 12, 2015, 07:27:11 PM
lovely polish on the fuse, ive removed the knifeblade from mine so i can make it uk legal carry.....i just need to find something to put in its place. ive been carrying it with only the two flat drivers in one of the handles, it rattles a bit, but the drivers click into place nicely when you lock them out. any suggestions on what i can put in the knifeblades place and where i can get it. was thinking of maybe some sort of file or awl?

Have a look a few posts back.  I got a SOG file and saw from Heinnie.  There is enough metal on the tang to grind it to LM profile.  The SOG file is exactly the same thickness as the Rebar file (1.8mm), the SOG saw slightly thicker (2.0mm against 1.8mm) so I used the Rebar saw in my Fuse.  The Fuse blade is 2.4mm so you have a bit in hand plus a thick washer.  You really need to ring the changes between the handles for optimum fit.  I made an awl from a Kick driver but you can get a SOG awl (Edit: or Miknitro's idea).

Go for it.

i think im gonna get the sog file from heinnie when i make my next set of purchases from them as there are a few other things ive had my eye on from them recently, but will have to wait till payday i also like the idea of an awl and might have play as miknitro suggests >:D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Corwyn on May 12, 2015, 09:26:58 PM
Hey guys I couldn't find a owners group for my Fuse an didn't notice any for these other great older MTs either so here we go.

I bought my Fuse in 05 I think, been in my pocket every day since.
Well until I picked up a Wave, though that just gave me some time to clean my Fuse up from daily wear Edc. Now that it's cleaned up, I want to put it to work again lol.
It's riding back up to my Wave at moment but I know I can count on it being good to go.
So without further delay here some pics to entertain and get others motivated to dig out their old tools and site them here.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/8e096204cc72d617c5ef57863861c4f8.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/04b301f4f93c62f74565f823f46e3f8b.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/c9753db9db179ec5e23c4fba6c16e525.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/760577da0178462fc9cfd604e114b24f.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/29ba79ad4db265566f550b38b2706704.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/3e4fb86b8172e2a960ca058f92207cd4.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/87b62e4f28a7009fa9b781c3abd4adc9.jpg)

I should locate new pins for it one day, maybe a saw. If this out of place or duplicated please remove.

Mike

Could you put in a photo with the Dremel head you used and the compound? I tried twice and ruined blades and what you did is just gorgeous...
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Miknitro on May 12, 2015, 10:16:36 PM
Trick I found was, slightly heat applicator on item to polish, hold in hand to monitor temperature. It should never get so hot you can't hold it. I keep my skin pressed against to feel any heat spikes. Tap spinning applicator on choice of compound lightly to color it, then start polishing, never sit always keep moving the applicator.


Red or gray(cleaner) for heavy scratching, or brushed steels. Then green ,(Jewellers) and onto blue(French) etc...blue is kind of kool. I get mine from rock polishers with 5k sandpaper, basically expensive paper towels.
If using a wetish compound, it'll fly around, if hard wax based it will fly around but not as bad. Don't use too much, you'll get messy but roof shouldn't coated overtop of you messy..

But the blue compound makes alloys pop IMO.
Its hard to advocate polishing, too hot can ruin temper too cold and you get streaking in steel, though that it just compound that has not been used up yet.

My wife tells me I should offer it as a service for some, idk.
Its basically high speed stropping. We used to use a bailers leather belt on farm, polish an sharpen in a blink.

Idk if that helps, but ask if any parts are muddier then others etc.

Edit to add, I use a variety of wheels on my dremel, spin it at no more then 60k an no less then 40k to avoid stuttering. Over 60 an it gets squirrelly IMO.
Second edit, its 8k sand paper not 5k, I get from rock people.
That for record is for fancy knives and jewelry for touch up. Maybe a bearing surface on my pico engine in my RC truck.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: cali-SAK-attack on July 16, 2016, 09:30:55 AM
Kick Owners Group????????
Well , well then.......... Yep! I have one!! :D 8)
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Chako on July 17, 2016, 12:49:55 AM
Here are my Kicks, Fuses, and Blasts. No duplicates. 

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/IMG_3980small_zpsd69c3300.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/IMG_3980small_zpsd69c3300.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: detron on July 17, 2016, 01:06:11 AM
Here are my Kicks, Fuses, and Blasts. No duplicates. 

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/IMG_3980small_zpsd69c3300.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/IMG_3980small_zpsd69c3300.jpg.html)

love that picture! 

though I kinda hate that any one of those "groups of four" is the same size as my entire blast, fuse, kick collection    :rofl:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Chako on July 17, 2016, 01:19:07 AM
At first I thought I would only need at most, 2 of each, one in stainless and the other in black oxide. Well that quickly went out the window.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 17, 2016, 04:09:58 AM
Here are my Kicks, Fuses, and Blasts. No duplicates. 

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/IMG_3980small_zpsd69c3300.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/IMG_3980small_zpsd69c3300.jpg.html)

:dd: Especially the camo ones :drool:

Great pic Chako :cheers:

I like the whole Zytel line :cheers: Blast is one of my favorite LM as well :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Chako on July 18, 2016, 01:36:23 AM
I was not a big fan of them at first, but they have certainly grown on me since, especially fielding the knifeless Fuse as my companion for many years due to work restrictions.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 18, 2016, 02:35:44 AM
I think they have grown on a lot of people since they came out in 2004 :D I remember they did get a lot of bashing though :whistle: Wished they had of came out with direct replacements for them with the Rebar chasis or similar though :-\
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: ToolJoe on July 20, 2016, 07:23:21 PM
I was always a fan of the Kick. I thought it got overshadowed but I can appreciate its simplicity.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 20, 2016, 07:24:50 PM
I was always a fan of the Kick. I thought it got overshadowed but I can appreciate its simplicity.

It sure never got the praise the Sideclip got that's for sure :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on July 20, 2016, 09:24:45 PM


I'm in  :cheers:


(http://i.imgur.com/PnX7o8T.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PLQQ1m5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QX8O2rc.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/xrj6IbD.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 20, 2016, 09:50:55 PM
Sure a nice one to be in with as well Steve :dd:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: cali-SAK-attack on July 21, 2016, 09:04:46 AM
 :woohoo: Awesome grouping , Chako!!  :cheers:

Nice one , Steve  8) Is the clip a Mod or an Company aftermarket add on?  :tu: :gimme:
B/O tools rock  8)

Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on July 21, 2016, 02:05:36 PM
Thanks cali, that is a Kick  clip. I think you had to buy them  as an add on.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on July 21, 2016, 03:27:09 PM
Thanks cali, that is a Kick  clip. I think you had to buy them  as an add on.

Yup - that's exactly right :)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 21, 2016, 03:33:44 PM
Thanks cali, that is a Kick  clip. I think you had to buy them  as an add on.

Yup - that's exactly right :)

I figured you could still buy them from LM :facepalm: Glad I still have a couple laying around :whistle: I used them for years as wrenches up til recently when I got my wrenches loki-mobile :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 21, 2016, 03:34:21 PM
New page banana man dance

:nanadance:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on July 26, 2016, 12:12:44 AM
Keeping the thread alive and finding a place for this pic I just took simultaneously:

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/6Q9A1942_zpsfqp4fyuh.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/DaveK-ToolPics/media/6Q9A1942_zpsfqp4fyuh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 26, 2016, 06:09:58 AM
Keeping the thread alive and finding a place for this pic I just took simultaneously:

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/6Q9A1942_zpsfqp4fyuh.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/DaveK-ToolPics/media/6Q9A1942_zpsfqp4fyuh.jpg.html)

Even if they discontinued the SS versions they should still make these as they are some of the nicest camo MT out IMO :dd:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 26, 2016, 06:10:39 AM
The camo version and the Zytel just go together so magnificently :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on July 26, 2016, 08:44:40 AM
It just looks sweet doesn't it?  :multi:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 26, 2016, 04:38:36 PM
It just looks sweet doesn't it?  :multi:

Yes , yes it does :dd:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on July 27, 2016, 02:05:15 PM
I will be able to join this club soon (though not for a few weeks probably, as am ordering from overseas to the UK), as I've just managed to track down and buy a (new!) Leatherman Knifeless Fuse (good for UK knife laws, even more so than the Knifeless Rebar, as no locking awl nor saw, and I don't like the tool clumping on the Rebar)... Will post photos when it arrives! Will be my first proper multitool (not counting SAKs).
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on July 27, 2016, 02:44:32 PM
Excellent stuff - look forward to hearing your thoughts on it :)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 27, 2016, 02:49:41 PM
Excellent stuff - look forward to hearing your thoughts on it :)

As do I :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on July 28, 2016, 08:26:38 PM
Excellent stuff - look forward to hearing your thoughts on it :)

As do I :tu:

I'll report back and post some pictures when I get it, may take a while though as it's being sent from the USA to the UK by quite a slow shipping service to try to save a bit on costs, I'm also going to be away for a few weeks from Sunday
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on July 28, 2016, 08:45:39 PM
Excellent stuff - look forward to hearing your thoughts on it :)

As do I :tu:

I'll report back and post some pictures when I get it, may take a while though as it's being sent from the USA to the UK by quite a slow shipping service to try to save a bit on costs, I'm also going to be away for a few weeks from Sunday

Have a good and safe trip :salute:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Chinese Buffet on August 06, 2016, 05:26:46 AM
Attention!(http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s540/chinesebuffet888/ZytelBrothers02_zps4b758c28.jpg)

At ease...
(http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s540/chinesebuffet888/ZytelBrothers01_zpsf570e5ce.jpg)


CB
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Alan K. on August 06, 2016, 06:34:01 AM
As much as I enjoy the simple things in life such as a Leatherman Kick, I saw one today at Lowes in a taped up Leatherman Wave package and thought to myself, "that's not right." :twak:

I pointed it out to the Lowes associate and offered to buy it, but not for the $89 Wave price it was marked at.  He went and asked a manager and told me, "Sorry, we can't sell it at all because it's not in our system."
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Gohard on August 06, 2016, 12:44:07 PM
As much as I enjoy the simple things in life such as a Leatherman Kick, I saw one today at Lowes in a taped up Leatherman Wave package and thought to myself, "that's not right." :twak:

I pointed it out to the Lowes associate and offered to buy it, but not for the $89 Wave price it was marked at.  He went and asked a manager and told me, "Sorry, we can't sell it at all because it's not in our system."
 :facepalm:
Another scam again. Bloody disgusting. 
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Humppa on August 06, 2016, 01:29:44 PM
LM Blast and me have a special relation... it was my first LM I got several years ago. Still use to carry it from time to time

(http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t489/kampfgockel2/IMG_5101_zpsavzvke2g.jpg) (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/kampfgockel2/media/IMG_5101_zpsavzvke2g.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 06, 2016, 04:17:54 PM
Attention!(http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s540/chinesebuffet888/ZytelBrothers02_zps4b758c28.jpg)

At ease...
(http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s540/chinesebuffet888/ZytelBrothers01_zpsf570e5ce.jpg)


CB

Nice pics of the whole Zytel line 8) :o :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 06, 2016, 04:19:32 PM
As much as I enjoy the simple things in life such as a Leatherman Kick, I saw one today at Lowes in a taped up Leatherman Wave package and thought to myself, "that's not right." :twak:

I pointed it out to the Lowes associate and offered to buy it, but not for the $89 Wave price it was marked at.  He went and asked a manager and told me, "Sorry, we can't sell it at all because it's not in our system."
 :facepalm:
Another scam again. Bloody disgusting.

and what is bad they don't ever really seem to care when it is pointed out :facepalm: Almost like your the culprit for finding it out and showing them >:(
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 06, 2016, 04:20:03 PM
LM Blast and me have a special relation... it was my first LM I got several years ago. Still use to carry it from time to time

(http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t489/kampfgockel2/IMG_5101_zpsavzvke2g.jpg) (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/kampfgockel2/media/IMG_5101_zpsavzvke2g.jpg.html)

Nice Blast and with bit adapter and all 8) :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Gohard on August 06, 2016, 04:36:22 PM
Do you need a kick, fuse, blast and core to join the club??

Well I just joined

Got a core somewhere but do not know where????
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 06, 2016, 04:47:52 PM
Do you need a kick, fuse, blast and core to join the club??

Well I just joined

Got a core somewhere but do not know where????

Not sure of the rules but I would say just one would allow entrance :D

I like how you are trying to pass other MTs off as Blast and Core :rofl:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Gohard on August 06, 2016, 05:07:45 PM
Do you need a kick, fuse, blast and core to join the club??

Well I just joined

Got a core somewhere but do not know where????

Not sure of the rules but I would say just one would allow entrance :D

I like how you are trying to pass other MTs off as Blast and Core :rofl:
Imagine someone wants to buy my NEW renamed blast. What a bargain!!
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on August 06, 2016, 05:52:14 PM
Do you need a kick, fuse, blast and core to join the club??

Well I just joined

Got a core somewhere but do not know where????

Not sure of the rules but I would say just one would allow entrance :D

I like how you are trying to pass other MTs off as Blast and Core :rofl:

Reminds me of this

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,58920.msg1075032.html#msg1075032    :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 25, 2016, 07:48:33 PM
I will be able to join this club soon (though not for a few weeks probably, as am ordering from overseas to the UK), as I've just managed to track down and buy a (new!) Leatherman Knifeless Fuse (good for UK knife laws, even more so than the Knifeless Rebar, as no locking awl nor saw, and I don't like the tool clumping on the Rebar)... Will post photos when it arrives! Will be my first proper multitool (not counting SAKs).

Hi - I've now received my (new!) Knifeless Fuse, am happy with the toolset (and lack of blade), non-clumping of tools (unlike the Knifeless Rebar), relatively small size/ light weight (170g/6 Oz) and comfort, BUT was very disappointed to find that the needle nose pliers don't seem to meet at properly, only at the very tip. even when I squeeze the handles. See the photos below - is this normal? As as far as I can tell from the other pics in this thread, this isn't the case for other people's Kick/Fuse/Blast/Core and seems quite bad considering the pliers are the primary function of the tool.

(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac148/oxford_guy/EDC/IMG_6142_zpssujivbxg.jpg)

(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac148/oxford_guy/EDC/IMG_6145_zpsqql8rjmc.jpg)

I think the place I managed to order it from still as some other Knifeless Fuses in stock, should I request a replacement? It's a bit of a pain, though, as I had to order from the US (I'm in the UK), so had to pay quite a bit for shipping and a little for VAT/customs... Almost wish I'd bought a Knifeless Rebar now (as could have bought that in the UK), but hate the tool clumping and have concerns about the locking awl and saw for UK knife laws.

(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac148/oxford_guy/EDC/IMG_6143_zpsd23umswy.jpg)

Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on August 25, 2016, 08:15:19 PM
It's pretty normal for the pliers not to touch except at the tip but your gap does look a little bigger than on any of my Fuses (and others using the same plier heads).

It looks like there could be a slight burr on one of the tips maybe?

I doubt it will affect performance much judging by your picture, but maybe its worth seeing if the burr could be filed off?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 25, 2016, 08:20:44 PM
It's pretty normal for the pliers not to touch except at the tip but your gap does look a little bigger than on any of my Fuses (and others using the same plier heads).

It looks like there could be a slight burr on one of the tips maybe?

I doubt it will affect performance much judging by your picture, but maybe its worth seeing if the burr could be filed off?

The tips do seem to have a little more metal sticking out than elsewhere, but looks like they're meant to, doesn't look like a burr, also it seems that the actual closing angle is off - the gap is much larger towards the tool body than near the tool tip, shouldn't this angle be more flat?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on August 25, 2016, 08:24:04 PM
No - they shouldn't be parallel - there should be a slight angle (getting narrower towards the tip).

From your pic, it looks almost as though there's something between the tips if you see what I mean. Almost like the pliers are holding something!
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 25, 2016, 08:25:45 PM
No - they shouldn't be parallel - there should be a slight angle (getting narrower towards the tip).

From your pic, it looks almost as though there's something between the tips if you see what I mean. Almost like the pliers are holding something!

I'll see if later I can show a close-up photo of the end of the open tips, though the macro isn't the best on my camera
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 25, 2016, 08:37:33 PM
No - they shouldn't be parallel - there should be a slight angle (getting narrower towards the tip).

From your pic, it looks almost as though there's something between the tips if you see what I mean. Almost like the pliers are holding something!

I'll see if later I can show a close-up photo of the end of the open tips, though the macro isn't the best on my camera

This is about the best I can do - with flash and without:

(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac148/oxford_guy/EDC/IMG_6150_zpsxkwzzklg.jpg)

The tip of the right hand side is perhaps sticking out a little too much?:

(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac148/oxford_guy/EDC/IMG_6150_crop_zpskxjfqdgh.jpg)

(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac148/oxford_guy/EDC/IMG_6149_zpsshkrixlt.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on August 25, 2016, 08:53:14 PM
Ooh - they look fine don't they?

I expected to see some sort of excess or burr on one of the tips  :think:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 25, 2016, 09:02:51 PM
Ooh - they look fine don't they?

I expected to see some sort of excess or burr on one of the tips  :think:

So should I consider trying to get a replacement?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on August 25, 2016, 09:13:41 PM
In all honesty, if it were me, I'd probably just use it, but I guess it depends on whether you think you might need to grip something finer than the gap.... I might also take a file to the tips and see if resolves the problem.

I'd equally understand why someone might return it!

Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on August 25, 2016, 09:27:55 PM
Ooh - they look fine don't they?

I expected to see some sort of excess or burr on one of the tips  :think:

So should I consider trying to get a replacement?


I'm with Dave on this one   :tu:

Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 25, 2016, 10:21:05 PM
In all honesty, if it were me, I'd probably just use it, but I guess it depends on whether you think you might need to grip something finer than the gap.... I might also take a file to the tips and see if resolves the problem.

I'd equally understand why someone might return it!

I'm just really surprised that Leatherman's QA let this one through, it's the sort of thing I might expect from something made in China, but not from the USA.

Also compare the gap on my Fuse to the picture @Humppa's Blast earlier in this thread, this was more what I was expecting:

(http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t489/kampfgockel2/IMG_5101_zpsavzvke2g.jpg)     

If I'd got it from a UK supplier I wouldn't think twice about asking for a refund, it's just that it's going to be a pain to have to send it back to the USA and they might not even honour offering me a replacement - I might just email them and see what they say...
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on August 26, 2016, 12:28:07 AM

I'm just really surprised that Leatherman's QA let this one through, it's the sort of thing I might expect from something made in China, but not from the USA.


It's rare, but it can happen. If it was a current production tool you'd bought in the UK I'd probably return it too for what it's worth.

Keeping just might be the more pragmatic choice given where you're at! Definitely worth contacting the supplier though I'd say - see if they offer to sweeten the deal a bit.

Whatever you do - I hope it resolves satisfactorily. I feel sort of responsible having recommended an obsolete tool to you :(
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: captain spaulding on August 26, 2016, 12:36:34 AM
Hey Oxford I tried to send you a PM. Just wondering where you got the Knifeless Fuse?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 26, 2016, 01:05:02 PM
Hey Oxford I tried to send you a PM. Just wondering where you got the Knifeless Fuse?

I've sent you a PM
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 26, 2016, 01:05:37 PM

I'm just really surprised that Leatherman's QA let this one through, it's the sort of thing I might expect from something made in China, but not from the USA.


It's rare, but it can happen. If it was a current production tool you'd bought in the UK I'd probably return it too for what it's worth.

Keeping just might be the more pragmatic choice given where you're at! Definitely worth contacting the supplier though I'd say - see if they offer to sweeten the deal a bit.

Whatever you do - I hope it resolves satisfactorily. I feel sort of responsible having recommended an obsolete tool to you :(

I emailed the store last night, will see if they reply when the USA wakes up today...
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: hiraethus on August 26, 2016, 04:28:47 PM
I might also take a file to the tips and see if resolves the problem.

 :imws:  :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 26, 2016, 05:13:23 PM
I might also take a file to the tips and see if resolves the problem.

 :imws:  :tu:

Guess where the only small metal file I currently own is located?  :P

Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: captain spaulding on August 26, 2016, 05:28:32 PM
Hey Oxford I tried to send you a PM. Just wondering where you got the Knifeless Fuse?

I've sent you a PM

Got it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on August 26, 2016, 06:51:10 PM
Guess where the only small metal file I currently own is located?  :P

Ha! This is why one multitool is never enough :P
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 27, 2016, 12:32:36 AM
Guess where the only small metal file I currently own is located?  :P

Ha! This is why one multitool is never enough :P

That is so true :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Chako on August 27, 2016, 02:39:17 AM
The more the merrier I say.  ;)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 30, 2016, 09:11:47 AM

I'm just really surprised that Leatherman's QA let this one through, it's the sort of thing I might expect from something made in China, but not from the USA.


It's rare, but it can happen. If it was a current production tool you'd bought in the UK I'd probably return it too for what it's worth.

Keeping just might be the more pragmatic choice given where you're at! Definitely worth contacting the supplier though I'd say - see if they offer to sweeten the deal a bit.

Whatever you do - I hope it resolves satisfactorily. I feel sort of responsible having recommended an obsolete tool to you :(

I emailed the store last night, will see if they reply when the USA wakes up today...

BTW this is the reply I received from the store (I also sent them a photo of Humppa's Blast for comparison, hence them mentioning this):

"I am sorry for your disappointment for what you perceive to be a Leatherman QC issue, however, if you view the attached you will see another Knifeless Fuse that we have in stock. I looked at a half dozen or so and they all look like the one pictured, i.e. they only touch at the tip when the jaw is closed. I also looked at the other forty + Leatherman multitools on display in our store and all of the pliers only meet at the tip. Based on these observations, I would say that this is their QC standard and typical, whereas your Blast jaw is an anomaly that we rarely see, but all within Leatherman’s QC specifications.
 
If you want me to look at every Knifeless Fuse that we have remaining in inventory to see if there is one that matches your Blast jaws, i.e. jaws that meet flush and parallel when closed, I can do that for you and send you a photo if I find an anomalous example. If you want to exchange it for the one we sent you that will be fine, however, you must pay return shipping and shipping back for the exchanged model, as the item we sent you is not defective."
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: DaveK on August 30, 2016, 09:25:25 AM
Lol - OK, we know where they stand on the issue then!

Looking again at your pic, I'm sure I'd just use it tbh, but you could always send a picture to Leatherman and see what they say?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Chako on August 30, 2016, 11:53:24 AM
I have a few, and yours looks to be quite ok in the pliers dept.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Oxford_Guy on August 31, 2016, 08:26:11 PM
Lol - OK, we know where they stand on the issue then!

Looking again at your pic, I'm sure I'd just use it tbh, but you could always send a picture to Leatherman and see what they say?

Think I'm probably just going to keep it and use it, hopefully the issue with the tips won't be a problem in practice.

BTW my Fuse is quite stiff to open and when using the pliers, where are the key places to lubricate? I usually use Nano Oil 10w to lubricate the pivots on my knives, so I assume this would also be suitable for the Leatherman?

Is it also also worth giving the tools and even handle a wipe over with Frog Lube or a Tuff Cloth to help prevent rusting? Thanks
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on October 14, 2016, 09:37:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PBR4goVh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on October 19, 2016, 07:40:57 PM
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e276/poncho6556/Camera/1476882856515.jpg) (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/poncho6556/media/Camera/1476882856515.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on October 20, 2016, 05:48:12 AM
 :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Chako on October 20, 2016, 11:39:08 AM
I invited the police school liaison officer to talk about policing to my career class yesterday. When the officer was done, he asked for questions from the students. One of them asked him what he carried on his duty belt. The constable went trough his gear and mentioned he carried a Gerber multi-tool. When the presentation was done, I asked him alone if I could see his Gerber. He pulls the tool out and I tell him right away that is a Leatherman Blast. He looks at it and and asks me how did I know so quickly upon sight? I told him I was a bit of a collector. If only he knew.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on October 20, 2016, 10:21:06 PM
I invited the police school liaison officer to talk about policing to my career class yesterday. When the officer was done, he asked for questions from the students. One of them asked him what he carried on his duty belt. The constable went trough his gear and mentioned he carried a Gerber multi-tool. When the presentation was done, I asked him alone if I could see his Gerber. He pulls the tool out and I tell him right away that is a Leatherman Blast. He looks at it and and asks me how did I know so quickly upon sight? I told him I was a bit of a collector. If only he knew.  :rofl:

 :rofl:

A lot of people confuse Gerber and Leatherman for some reason though :think: Well at least he knows better now :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on October 28, 2016, 09:40:33 PM
Core today :cheers:

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e276/poncho6556/Camera/1477677940330.jpg) (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/poncho6556/media/Camera/1477677940330.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on October 28, 2016, 09:42:31 PM
 :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on October 28, 2016, 11:34:23 PM
:like:

:hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: chrono on November 16, 2016, 05:03:21 AM
The whole line of Core, Fuse, Blat, and Kick have this calm, unintimidating look and feel about them, especially the boxy Core. The Core was my very first Leatherman. Still remember how I wished for a Wave instead of that plain-jane Core. How time changes perspective!
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on November 16, 2016, 06:19:28 PM
The whole line of Core, Fuse, Blat, and Kick have this calm, unintimidating look and feel about them, especially the boxy Core. The Core was my very first Leatherman. Still remember how I wished for a Wave instead of that plain-jane Core. How time changes perspective!

The whole line was really unappreciated from the start due to the Zytel but has received a cult following since being discontinued  :o I always loved the Blast and had sort of a love hate thing going on with the Core :whistle: :D They were a really good line and I hated hearing the news that they were discontinued though :-\ Seems the Core was the only one that got a true successor with the Supertool 300 and I guess that's something at least :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 10, 2016, 05:21:17 AM
BO Fuse today :dd:

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/569/30722516933_160e072c77_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NNQVVP)20161209_095939 (https://flic.kr/p/NNQVVP) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on December 10, 2016, 05:42:34 AM
That's an awfully (http://i.imgur.com/hEXNxNs.png) (http://imgur.com/hEXNxNs)  Fuse  :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 10, 2016, 06:23:18 AM
That's an awfully (http://i.imgur.com/hEXNxNs.png) (http://imgur.com/hEXNxNs)  Fuse  :tu:

It was an awfully good carry today as well :D :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 10, 2016, 06:23:45 AM
New page banana man dance

:nanadance:       :nanadance:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 14, 2016, 10:03:15 PM
BO Kick today :dd: :like:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/27/30804198024_412f065d83_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NW4ySu)20161214_123346 (https://flic.kr/p/NW4ySu) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on December 15, 2016, 05:47:55 AM
 :dd:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 15, 2016, 06:10:00 AM
:dd:

:hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on December 15, 2016, 06:14:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wFs81fmh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/wFs81fm)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 15, 2016, 08:30:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wFs81fmh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/wFs81fm)

Another good one Steve :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on December 15, 2016, 08:43:09 PM
Thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 15, 2016, 09:15:59 PM
Thanks  :cheers:

Yes Sir :salute: :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 22, 2016, 10:18:54 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/256/30994930393_518d2345fd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PdV7XB)20161222_090109 (https://flic.kr/p/PdV7XB) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on December 22, 2016, 10:48:17 PM
 :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on January 13, 2017, 03:40:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nyoSARNh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 13, 2017, 10:02:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nyoSARNh.jpg)

Nice one Steve :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on February 10, 2017, 03:41:43 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3793/32688536681_6c331f5818_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RNzi72)20170209_170237 (https://flic.kr/p/RNzi72) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on February 11, 2017, 05:34:47 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/734/32012663623_4c37474ed1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QLRgAg)20170210_163538 (https://flic.kr/p/QLRgAg) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on February 11, 2017, 05:40:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wdLDaZUh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on February 11, 2017, 06:40:50 PM
Nice one Steve :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on February 12, 2017, 01:48:39 AM
:hatsoff:   :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: takokat on February 13, 2017, 02:03:05 PM
Finally joining the club with my first Leatherman, a Blast! Wasn't an easy decision as multitools are pretty expensive in my country (Singapore), at least compared to the USA. The Blast cost SGD$99, while a stainless steel Rebar would cost around $125 and a Wave $170. The Blast was a relatively good buy, and I think scissors won me over (compared to the Rebar).

My previous tool was a standard conscript-issue Victorinox Trailmaster One Handed. Good tool, although I never really got it to open one handed. It was my first SAK, and I remember not knowing how to disengage the liner lock when I first used it! I knew many people who cut themselves with the blade. In fact, one of my friends stabbed himself in the thigh while cutting some nylon cord while in a squat position. We have a saying: "helmets on, cannot think  :ahhh". Sadly, I dropped it during a field exercise a month before I finished my two years of conscript service, and couldn't justify getting a new one just yet. I'll probably get another one when I get called up for Reserve training. Anyway, I digress!

I know you guys like pictures :D

(http://tlkh.space/pictures/FullSizeRender.jpg)

Really love the details on the Blast.
(http://tlkh.space/pictures/FullSizeRender 4.jpg)

I was really happy with the scissors. If the Blast didn't have scissors, I would probably go with a Rebar. My previous SAK didn't have scissors either, but whipping out a blade to cut anything in public would invite unwanted attention. Hence, I find scissors really necessary for my EDC.
(http://tlkh.space/pictures/FullSizeRender 2.jpg)

My Blast actually came with a some cosmetic damage to the Zytel handles. I tell myself I don't care :drink: I didn't notice it in the shop, and decided it wasn't worth the trouble to exchange the tool. At least I wouldn't feel the "first scratch" pain.
(http://tlkh.space/pictures/FullSizeRender 3.jpg)

The included leather sheath was nice, but came slightly beat up. I would have preferred a nylon MOLLE sheath though, I'm used to that. It'll have the added bonus of being able to be attached to my Load Bearing Vest as well, although I'll have second thoughts about bringing it out into the field in a military context. It's too precious!
(http://tlkh.space/pictures/FullSizeRender 5.jpg) (http://tlkh.space/pictures/FullSizeRender 6.jpg)

I really love my new Blast! The day after I got it, I went down to my camp's armoury to lubricate it with some Breakfree CLP gun oil. It helped with the stiffness, and I'm hoping it'll prevent rust.

Have a nice day everyone!
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on February 13, 2017, 02:24:13 PM
Welcome to the forum takokat and congrats on the Blast  :like: :tu: :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on February 13, 2017, 10:52:48 PM
Welcome to the forum takokat and congrats on the Blast  :like: :tu: :cheers:

+1 :like: :like:

Also some really awesome pics :o :dd: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Chako on February 14, 2017, 12:25:07 PM
I just added an other Core to my collection. I found it at the pawn shop for a steal of a deal brand spanking new without a sheath. I couldn't resist taking it home at the price I got it for.

I remember when I first saw the Core, I didn't much care for it. Over time, this model has grown on me.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: captain spaulding on February 14, 2017, 05:27:37 PM
All the Fuse variants.  :tu:



(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8572/29102978580_3fb99137a3_b.jpg)


Plus BO and SS old style lock versions for completeness.  :D


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8086/29282842712_110ed4a74b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on February 14, 2017, 05:47:05 PM
Sweet collection cappy    :drool:  :like:  :drool:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: captain spaulding on February 14, 2017, 06:59:17 PM
Sweet collection cappy    :drool:  :like:  :drool:


Thank you, I always had a thing for the Fuse.  :D

Almost all are NIB as well.  :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on February 17, 2017, 10:20:27 PM
That is flipping awesome Cap :o :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on February 17, 2017, 10:21:16 PM
Carried my BO Kick today :tu:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/545/32797015072_7307db6911_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RYagX7)20170217_064043 (https://flic.kr/p/RYagX7) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on February 18, 2017, 05:38:12 AM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: captain spaulding on February 18, 2017, 05:51:30 AM
That is flipping awesome Cap :o :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :like: :like: :like:

Thanks buddy.  :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on March 08, 2017, 03:25:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VZy5wZeh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on April 08, 2017, 12:05:08 AM



(http://i.imgur.com/A32giaUh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on April 08, 2017, 12:05:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5eekZOzh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 08, 2017, 03:46:31 PM
Some awesome pics Steve :dd: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on April 09, 2017, 11:41:03 PM
 Thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on April 27, 2017, 11:41:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2QDjwbch.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Bensasupertool on April 28, 2017, 03:12:20 AM
Clipped Kick.

(http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t366/bennyp4036/Mobile%20Uploads/A5D0BDC4-165A-4A3E-B3AE-21C568A63C33_zpsedmfasex.jpg) (http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/bennyp4036/media/Mobile%20Uploads/A5D0BDC4-165A-4A3E-B3AE-21C568A63C33_zpsedmfasex.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 28, 2017, 01:20:52 PM
Nice LM and pics Steve and Ben :dd: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on April 28, 2017, 03:29:11 PM
 :like: :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on June 17, 2017, 05:12:10 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4271/35221723651_175df901bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VEqxkr)20170616_184319 (https://flic.kr/p/VEqxkr) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4226/34541454183_8c96371a48_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UCiYVv)20170616_184439 (https://flic.kr/p/UCiYVv) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4278/34964247830_bcdf38cdd5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VgEUK9)20170616_184512 (https://flic.kr/p/VgEUK9) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4210/34541445703_68f64c0cd8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UCiWpi)20170616_184453 (https://flic.kr/p/UCiWpi) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on June 17, 2017, 05:39:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/CqbujUV.png) (http://imgur.com/CqbujUV)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: pa_strunk on June 17, 2017, 10:41:09 PM
 :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on August 30, 2017, 12:28:04 PM
I'm glad I found this club!  :like: :like:
I hereby enter with the Kick that I found, if the powers that be let me.  :angel:
Car boot sale find, my first _______ tool! (https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,73637)

(http://i.imgur.com/umNa3cK.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/nwUWQJe.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on August 30, 2017, 02:11:26 PM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 30, 2017, 02:36:23 PM
Welcome to the club Pablo :tu: Great pics and great tool :like: :like:

Glad to see you got a plier based tool buddy :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on August 30, 2017, 03:04:56 PM
Thanks!
It's quite different from a SAK.
The Kick is little slimmer than a climber, but im my opinion, carries in the pocket unsuspended better than a climber, due to the width and length making it sit better.  :think:
Of course, using a suspension clip is still ideal for comfort.  :tu:
It has great fiddle factor, like a SAK. Open the handles, close the handles, etc, it's quite fun.  :)

The small driver is very good :tu:

But I'm a bit irritated with the thickness of the large driver. Even though it's just a little wider than a SAK bottle opener, it's at least twice as thick, and won't fit into many of the slotted screws that the Vic Bottle opener fits in.  :facepalm:
And it's not as good for prying duties either, thanks to the thickness!

The 3D Philips... I think that the Victorinox SAK equivalent is better... Maybe I'm using it wrong, but it doesn't feel as capable, despite being bigger.  :-\

Can opener gets a  :tu:, it doesn't leave a sharp edge behind.   :like:

The pliers feel plenty capable.  :like: :like:

And did I mention the fiddle factor?  :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: sergemaster on August 30, 2017, 10:14:40 PM
Amici,
Once again, I'm in!!

Cheers,
Serge
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on August 30, 2017, 11:54:45 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on August 30, 2017, 11:56:22 PM
The Zytel inserts look so good on the BO and some of the Camo versions.  :drool:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 31, 2017, 12:46:14 AM
Amici,
Once again, I'm in!!

Cheers,
Serge

Another great one Serge :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 31, 2017, 12:48:23 AM
The Zytel inserts look so good on the BO and some of the Camo versions.  :drool:

Yes, the BO is great looking on them :dd: :like:

The Phillips is better on this series to me than Vic :think: Yeah you must be doing it wrong :pok: :rofl:

The look of the BO caused me to track down all of them with Zytel as well :facepalm: Well not the Core yet anyways :whistle: :D

Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2017, 12:53:01 AM
The Zytel inserts look so good on the BO and some of the Camo versions.  :drool:

Yes, the BO is great looking on them :dd: :like:

The Phillips is better on this series to me than Vic :think: Yeah you must be doing it wrong :pok: :rofl:

The look of the BO caused me to track down all of them with Zytel as well :facepalm: Well not the Core yet anyways :whistle: :D
I could be wrong.  :drink:
Tell me how you use the Philips on this?  :think:
It's my first multiplier and I've only had it since Saturday, and haven't REALLY tried using the Philips.
Handles open, closed, etc? :think:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 31, 2017, 12:57:42 AM
The Zytel inserts look so good on the BO and some of the Camo versions.  :drool:

Yes, the BO is great looking on them :dd: :like:

The Phillips is better on this series to me than Vic :think: Yeah you must be doing it wrong :pok: :rofl:

The look of the BO caused me to track down all of them with Zytel as well :facepalm: Well not the Core yet anyways :whistle: :D
I could be wrong.  :drink:
Tell me how you use the Philips on this?  :think:
It's my first multiplier and I've only had it since Saturday, and haven't REALLY tried using the Philips.
Handles open, closed, etc? :think:

I usually leave it open with the Phillips side and the other half closed (leaving the tool as long as possible) and that gives more more leverage  :tu: I also use it L shaped and this provides good amount of torque as well :cheers:

I was just teasing though as I get good results from the LM and Vic drivers :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2017, 01:31:10 PM
I'd like a clam shell package opener/orange peeler tool thingy on my Kick. :)
As far as I know, I can either:

Sharpen the can opener

Or
Make one out of the blade.  :multi:

Advise?  :cheers:
How would I sharpen the can opener so it works effectively? It seems a little too thick to score oranges without squirting juice, even if it were sharp. And working on it may hamper its can opening ability?  :think:

My favoured option:
The blade will have to go in the long term, so I may as well turn it into something useful interesting. As it will have a thinner cutting part than the can opener,  it should be able to cut more cleanly and easily. :think:
Is there a particular shape that I should use as a guide when grinding?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 31, 2017, 02:04:46 PM
Just sharpen the first bit of the opener at a little bit less of an angle that what it is and you will be surprised at how well it opens packages :cheers:

I think Steve had some pics of this but Photo bucket may have killed those links :facepalm:

If no pics are taken or you don't get what I am talking about then I will get a pic of mine that I have sharpened on my Rebar :tu: It also still will function as a can opener :like: So you lose nothing and gain a function :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on August 31, 2017, 02:25:10 PM
A pic would be nice when you can do it.  :cheers:
How much did you sharpen?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on September 01, 2017, 12:23:51 PM
I dropped and broke my phone yesterday and took me a while to activate a new one :facepalm: Will try and get a pic of it up this evening or by Saturday at least :salute: I only sharpened it an 1/8th of an inch on the end at a less sharp angle that what is already there and sharpened it until it was sharper than the opener and viola, a package cutter :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on September 01, 2017, 12:46:17 PM
Here is a link to the link of some of Steve's pics of the can opener sharpening if I don't get around to getting the pic quick enough for you :cheers:

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67481.msg1504578.html#msg1504578

Don't know if there are any closer or better shots of it in there or not :think: but it will give you the basic idea hopefully :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 01, 2017, 01:43:13 PM
 :facepalm:
I sharpened more than SteveC did then. I also put a slight edge on the opposite side .
 :facepalm:
No opening cans for this one now, the edge would go blunt?  :-\ :think:
I can cut paper with the tip.

(http://i.imgur.com/aS6x6R0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/a1WfiHk.jpg)


Thanks for the link, I thought that photobucket had eaten the photos.  :ahhh :twak:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on September 01, 2017, 02:00:42 PM
 :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: MusicMen on September 08, 2017, 12:02:40 AM
Doing some maintenance with my Kick
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 12:15:46 AM
 :2tu: :cheers:
What do you think of the Zytel inserts?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: captain spaulding on September 08, 2017, 12:21:01 AM
I personally like the Zytel inserts. Never had a problem with them and they make the tool fairly comfortable when in use.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 12:23:05 AM
Though I haven't had my kick for long, I agree with that. :cheers:
My question is really along the lines of; do they make the tool look cheap?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: MusicMen on September 08, 2017, 12:24:00 AM
:2tu: :cheers:
What do you think of the Zytel inserts?
:hatsoff:
I also have the Sideclip. The Kick feels much better to use than the Sideclip. They both have similar tools so I change back and forth.
The Kick doesn't feel as sturdy as the Sideclip but it is in actual use. The Zytel inserts and the scalloping just make for a better "feel" for me.
Does this help?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 12:25:04 AM
:2tu: :cheers:
What do you think of the Zytel inserts?
I also have the Sideclip. The Kick feels much better to use than the Sideclip. They both have similar tools so I change back and forth.
The Kick doesn't feel as sturdy as the Sideclip but it is inactual use. The Zytel inserts and the scalloping just make for a better "feel" for me.
Does this help?
I too like the feeling.  :)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: captain spaulding on September 08, 2017, 01:26:49 AM
Though I haven't had my kick for long, I agree with that. :cheers:
My question is really along the lines of; do they make the tool look cheap?

Honestly that is only a question you can answer for yourself as it is really a personal opinion. For me I do not think so, but to others it might. The real question is (please do not take this the wrong way), but why does it matter?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on September 08, 2017, 01:53:15 AM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 06:45:33 AM
Though I haven't had my kick for long, I agree with that. :cheers:
My question is really along the lines of; do they make the tool look cheap?

Honestly that is only a question you can answer for yourself as it is really a personal opinion. For me I do not think so, but to others it might. The real question is (please do not take this the wrong way), but why does it matter?
Practically, it doesn't matter. I'm just wondering what other people think.  :cheers:
Sometimes I think the Zytel looks cheap, more often I consider it unusual and different.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Aloha on September 08, 2017, 07:05:08 AM
I think the Zytel looks fine.  I also find them comfortable in hand.  In that line of tools the Zytel is a neat feature tho the Core shares Zytel but not a pronounced as on the Kick Blast Fuse. 
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on September 08, 2017, 02:47:59 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on September 08, 2017, 03:26:16 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on September 08, 2017, 03:52:39 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR

 :salute:

The Core is also one of the few LM I have broken though :facepalm: not once but twice :ahhh Locks both times :oops:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 03:53:39 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR

 :salute:

The Core is also one of the few LM I have broken though :facepalm: not once but twice :ahhh Locks both times :oops:
Coming from a SAK user, are locks necessary in a multitool?  :think:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Mechanickal on September 08, 2017, 03:58:13 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR

 :salute:

The Core is also one of the few LM I have broken though :facepalm: not once but twice :ahhh Locks both times :oops:
Coming from a SAK user, are locks necessary in a multitool?  :think:
On a plier based multi?
Yes!

Comming from a SAK user ;)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 04:03:07 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR

 :salute:

The Core is also one of the few LM I have broken though :facepalm: not once but twice :ahhh Locks both times :oops:
Coming from a SAK user, are locks necessary in a multitool?  :think:
On a plier based multi?
Yes!

Comming from a SAK user ;)
Why?   :shrug:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on September 08, 2017, 04:08:39 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR

 :salute:

The Core is also one of the few LM I have broken though :facepalm: not once but twice :ahhh Locks both times :oops:
Coming from a SAK user, are locks necessary in a multitool?  :think:
On a plier based multi?
Yes!

Comming from a SAK user ;)
Why?   :shrug:


Pinchy
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 04:10:12 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR

 :salute:

The Core is also one of the few LM I have broken though :facepalm: not once but twice :ahhh Locks both times :oops:
Coming from a SAK user, are locks necessary in a multitool?  :think:
On a plier based multi?
Yes!

Comming from a SAK user ;)
Why?   :shrug:


Pinchy
The Kick has no locks(why I love it) and I haven't had any problems...  :think:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Aloha on September 08, 2017, 04:20:46 PM
Are lock necessary on a MT?

I'd say yes for the drivers.  The PST doesn't have locks either and while a wonderful tool its relegated to light use for me.  Folding drivers are never a good thing.  I'd say most MT are meant to be medium to heavy duty tools.  The possibility of a driver folding on them is high which can be avoided by a locking mechanism or the obvious, a dedicated tool.

Designs have changed on those non locking MTs for a reason IMO.  Sure we've gotten by, but is getting by enough?  SAKs are light duty tools IMO.  There is no need for them to have locks.  It is interesting however that on some SAKs there are locks on the blades as well the driver.     
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on September 08, 2017, 04:22:40 PM
Not necessary but sometimes very useful ;) :D For reasons mentioned above :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 08, 2017, 04:29:15 PM
I had no issues with the Zytel, and have owned all four tools with the Zytel handles. From new, the Zytel could have a few sharp corners, which whilst easily corrected with a bit of fine/semi-fine sandpaper/emery cloth, it did still mean that the tools weren't quite finished as they should be for proper comfort. Possibly the start of the decline in terms of their tool refinement, but nothing that a little TLC can't resolve.

I prefer the Kick and Fuse out of the line up. The Core and Blast are a bit too chunky in hand for me, particularly as the handles had already started to splay more than earlier tools (though not as much as the later ones). The innards on those two tools were great, but as pliers they could be a little unwieldy if gripping larger items. The option of the clip on the Kick was a good call, and meant this tool was both a modernised PST and Sideclip (albeit without the file from the PST). Non-locking drivers didn't enthuse a lot of users though. The Fuse was the gem of the lineup, and was certainly the right choice to make knifeless. When the dropped that tool they were without knifeless tools for several years, before they finally brought out the knifeless Rebar. I would go for a knifeless Fuse over the Rebar 100 times over.

The only tool I have left from this lineup, is a modified knifeless Fuse that I did myself. It loses the knife, can opener, medium flat driver, and lanyard ring, for the saw, file, and mini driver from a Blast plus a custom awl. It doesn't get much carry aside from going out on walks, where it still doesn't get much use, but is a great "just in case" tool, and I'm very happy to have it as part of the arsenal.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 05:05:50 PM
 :cheers:

Another question.  :D
Sorry, I'm new to the plier based MT scene.

Correct me if I'm wrong, the Kick/Fuse/etc head is the same as the one on the original Charge?  :think: Isn't the Kick considered a light duty tool, compared to the Charge? Does this mean that the plier head on the Kick is stronger than the handles, or the other way around on the original Charge?  :think:
And yes, I'm aware that the Kick head is assymetrically ground.  :)

Snip

The only tool I have left from this lineup, is a modified knifeless Fuse that I did myself. It loses the knife, can opener, medium flat driver, and lanyard ring, for the saw, file, and mini driver from a Blast plus a custom awl. It doesn't get much carry aside from going out on walks, where it still doesn't get much use, but is a great "just in case" tool, and I'm very happy to have it as part of the arsenal.  :cheers:
Am I wrong or biased when I think that the Blast/Wave saw is not as good as the Victorinox Saw?
I'd like my Kick to be bladeless and a good combo for a SAK.
So no scissors and no saw(?). File is good though.
The screwdrivers can stay, they tend to have more reach than the Victorinox SAK equivalent, especially when you compare the small/medium driver to the one on the Victorinox can opener. So they complement each other.
And I need the leatherman can opener for making Lynn's wood gas can stoves, which the Victorinox equivalent is useless for.  :P
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 08, 2017, 05:17:49 PM
:cheers:

Another question.  :D
Sorry, I'm new to the plier based MT scene.

Correct me if I'm wrong, the Kick/Fuse/etc head is the same as the one on the original Charge?  :think: Isn't the Kick considered a light duty tool, compared to the Charge? Does this mean that the plier head on the Kick is stronger than the handles, or the other way around on the original Charge?  :think:
And yes, I'm aware that the Kick head is assymetrically ground.  :)

Snip

The only tool I have left from this lineup, is a modified knifeless Fuse that I did myself. It loses the knife, can opener, medium flat driver, and lanyard ring, for the saw, file, and mini driver from a Blast plus a custom awl. It doesn't get much carry aside from going out on walks, where it still doesn't get much use, but is a great "just in case" tool, and I'm very happy to have it as part of the arsenal.  :cheers:
Am I wrong or biased when I think that the Blast/Wave saw is not as good as the Victorinox Saw?
I'd like my Kick to be bladeless and a good combo for a SAK.
So no scissors and no saw(?). File is good though.
The screwdrivers can stay, they tend to have more reach than the Victorinox SAK equivalent, especially when you compare the small/medium driver to the one on the Victorinox can opener. So they complement each other.
And I need the leatherman can opener for making Lynn's wood gas can stoves, which the Victorinox equivalent is useless for.  :P

Yes, the Fuse/Blast (Not Kick) head is same as the Wave/Charge. Everything is breakable if you try hard enough  ;)

The saw is good enough. I think the 91mm saw is better, but that doesn't mean the Blast saw is inadequate. The primary downside is that it's an inboard tool, which always presents the opposing handle as a bit of an obstacle compared to outboard tools where the opposing handle is out of the way. (If the Wave saw was the same length, thickness and tooth form as the Blast's, the Wave would still be the better performer due to the longer effective cutting stroke length) That said, many tools have been produced that way over the years, and there is still a loyal fanbase for inboard tools.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on September 08, 2017, 05:22:27 PM
The plier head on all the tools from that era were the same except for the grind on the Kick and overall they are personally my favorite of all the different types :like:

The saw in that series is also my personal favorite :D I use it with one handle open and it makes for a better handle and gets it out of the way at the same time :like:

When I was first looking to replace my PST the Blast beat out the Wave when I was looking :o still ended up with a Wave later but except for the SE blade the tool compliment is very similar :tu: I guess the Blast is also my favorite out of the 4 as well :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 08, 2017, 05:32:42 PM
The plier head on all the tools from that era were the same except for the grind on the Kick and overall they are personally my favorite of all the different types :like:

Agreed  :tu: although I do prefer the less splayed handle position of the older heads

The saw in that series is also my personal favorite :D I use it with one handle open and it makes for a better handle and gets it out of the way at the same time :like:

Not tried that, although I try not to put load on the plier end pivots unless using the pliers. I just feel happier that I'm not putting additional load/wear in that area, and I think the tool feels more stable/robust with the handles closed. Just personal taste  :salute:

When I was first looking to replace my PST the Blast beat out the Wave when I was looking :o still ended up with a Wave later but except for the SE blade the tool compliment is very similar :tu: I guess the Blast is also my favorite out of the 4 as well :cheers:


I started off with the Suspension, then the Swisstool, so the outboard aspects of the Wave's cutting edges (the third tool I tried) were a key deciding factor for me. I think the first fully inboard tool I tried was the Pulse, and I got rid of that pretty quickly. The leap to fully inbound, plus the dorky rocker locks was too much "wrong" for me to absorb  :D It was some time later when I tried the Zytel's.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Mechanickal on September 08, 2017, 05:37:00 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR

 :salute:

The Core is also one of the few LM I have broken though :facepalm: not once but twice :ahhh Locks both times :oops:
Coming from a SAK user, are locks necessary in a multitool?  :think:
On a plier based multi?
Yes!

Comming from a SAK user ;)
Why?   :shrug:
Why not?

It's not like it's adding weight.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 05:37:40 PM
The plier head on all the tools from that era were the same except for the grind on the Kick and overall they are personally my favorite of all the different types :like:

Agreed  :tu: although I do prefer the less splayed handle position of the older heads

Why?  :)
I can think of several main plier head types on LM tools off the side of my head.
The original PST head, also found on the Mini-tool, etc.
Also the type that was introduced along with the Zytel line and the original wave, charge etc, that you mentioned, in a few variations(the grind on the Kick, for example).
And the type on the Rebar with replaceable cutters, also the new charge head, new wave head, and the ST300 and MUT type. Not to mention the type on the budget models. And I probably forgot a few!  :ahhh

I don't have any experience with any of these besides the type on the Kick, so which are every bodies favorite type and why?  :cheers:
 
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 05:38:21 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR

 :salute:

The Core is also one of the few LM I have broken though :facepalm: not once but twice :ahhh Locks both times :oops:
Coming from a SAK user, are locks necessary in a multitool?  :think:
On a plier based multi?
Yes!

Comming from a SAK user ;)
Why?   :shrug:
Why not?

It's not like it's adding weight.
Can't argue with that.  :D

Another thing that could break?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Mechanickal on September 08, 2017, 06:08:03 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR

 :salute:

The Core is also one of the few LM I have broken though :facepalm: not once but twice :ahhh Locks both times :oops:
Coming from a SAK user, are locks necessary in a multitool?  :think:
On a plier based multi?
Yes!

Comming from a SAK user ;)
Why?   :shrug:
Why not?

It's not like it's adding weight.
Can't argue with that.  :D

Another thing that could break?
In the hands of Pablo The Destroyer?

Yes...
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 06:09:18 PM
I like the Zytel and always have but when these tools were new it didn't go over so well across the board :ahhh many people didn't like them at all and I think k this led to their demise :facepalm: They look even better in BO :whistle: :D

I think they are way better than the new budget line that replaced them (Rev, Wingman and Sidekick) :ahhh

I like them well enough that I have all of them in SS and all but the Core in BO :dd: :like:


 :pok:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEATHERMAN-CORE-MULTI-TOOL-NEEDLE-NOSE-PLIERS-BLACK-FOLDING-TOOLS-/282634690240?hash=item41ce571ec0:g:~sIAAOSwoRBZqclR

 :salute:

The Core is also one of the few LM I have broken though :facepalm: not once but twice :ahhh Locks both times :oops:
Coming from a SAK user, are locks necessary in a multitool?  :think:
On a plier based multi?
Yes!

Comming from a SAK user ;)
Why?   :shrug:
Why not?

It's not like it's adding weight.
Can't argue with that.  :D

Another thing that could break?
In the hands of Pablo The Destroyer?

Yes...
Thats why the Kick is good for me. :D
Less stuff to break.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on September 08, 2017, 06:16:31 PM
The plier head on all the tools from that era were the same except for the grind on the Kick and overall they are personally my favorite of all the different types :like:

Agreed  :tu: although I do prefer the less splayed handle position of the older heads

Why?  :)
I can think of several main plier head types on LM tools off the side of my head.
The original PST head, also found on the Mini-tool, etc.
Also the type that was introduced along with the Zytel line and the original wave, charge etc, that you mentioned, in a few variations(the grind on the Kick, for example).
And the type on the Rebar with replaceable cutters, also the new charge head, new wave head, and the ST300 and MUT type. Not to mention the type on the budget models. And I probably forgot a few!  :ahhh

I don't have any experience with any of these besides the type on the Kick, so which are every bodies favorite type and why?  :cheers:

I prefer these because at the time they came out they were the strongest type out for this size tool in LM line and I have used them a lot :like: I have never felt as though I was going to break them :tu: The ones that come on the PST are strong enough I am sure but putting them side by side with these I would go with these :salute:The cutting edge for the wire cutters is also very good size and cut very well with the oval design of the head :cheers: :cheers: Plus it is also personal preference :D The replaceable cutters are fine but I would rather have this type :salute: I know I use a Rebar and others with replaceable cutters but if I had to cut wire more at work them I would go with the non replaceable pliers heads :tu:

Now if we are talking g the bigger tools then I think one of my favs is the one on the OG Supertool and the ST 200 as it is a great pliers head as well :tu: then a tie between the Core/OG Surge and Supertool 300/New Surge pliers head :tu:

I know that doesn't seem to make sense but that's the way it is for me :D

Plus I don't like to make sense somtimes :rofl:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 08, 2017, 06:19:24 PM
The plier head on all the tools from that era were the same except for the grind on the Kick and overall they are personally my favorite of all the different types :like:

Agreed  :tu: although I do prefer the less splayed handle position of the older heads

Why?  :)
I can think of several main plier head types on LM tools off the side of my head.
The original PST head, also found on the Mini-tool, etc.
Also the type that was introduced along with the Zytel line and the original wave, charge etc, that you mentioned, in a few variations(the grind on the Kick, for example).
And the type on the Rebar with replaceable cutters, also the new charge head, new wave head, and the ST300 and MUT type. Not to mention the type on the budget models. And I probably forgot a few!  :ahhh

I don't have any experience with any of these besides the type on the Kick, so which are every bodies favorite type and why?  :cheers:

The Fuse/Wave head is more robust than the PST (and friends) in my mind. I don't mind the one on the Sideclip, which is the only vintage LM I carry, but the Fuse/Wave type fills me with more confidence. The cutters work very well too. The main gripping area isn't ideal (compared to pliers on other manufacturers tools) due to being an interrupted radius, but that;s an issue throughout the LM timeline.

The abomination on the Rebar (and friends) is pug ugly, impedes the main gripping area even worse than the integrated cutter type, has an inferior cutting geometry so greater force is needed, and increases handle splay ever further. No thanks, not for me.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: captain spaulding on September 08, 2017, 06:29:37 PM
I k ow what you mean. When I had a Sideclip I felt like if I squeezed the tool with all my force (never did) I could snap the handle.

I remember there was a discussion (with myself) about this years ago. I mentioned this about the Wingman and a member offered to buy me a new one if I could snap the handle. Never did try but I always wanted to. Still do.  :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Don Pablo on September 08, 2017, 07:03:40 PM
It sounds like I was lucky finding the Kick at the car boot sale, nevermind the price.
It appears to be the best LM to get if you want the slimmest and lightest model with the Fuse/Wave plier head style.
I'd consider the Kick better than the PST for that reason, and the Mini(!  :ahhh ) tool is it's equal solely because of it's super compact size.  :drool:

I k ow what you mean. When I had a Sideclip I felt like if I squeezed the tool with all my force (never did) I could snap the handle.

I remember there was a discussion (with myself) about this years ago. I mentioned this about the Wingman and a member offered to buy me a new one if I could snap the handle. Never did try but I always wanted to. Still do.  :D
I think that flexing handles are better than stiff handles, strength and everything else being equal. :think:
With the flexing handles, you get feedback telling you to back off or else break the tool, a good thing for Pablo the Tool Destroyer.  :ahhh :facepalm:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 08, 2017, 08:04:25 PM
I k ow what you mean. When I had a Sideclip I felt like if I squeezed the tool with all my force (never did) I could snap the handle.

I remember there was a discussion (with myself) about this years ago. I mentioned this about the Wingman and a member offered to buy me a new one if I could snap the handle. Never did try but I always wanted to. Still do.  :D

Thanks Cap'n, I'd typed Sidekick instead of Sideclip, and only noticed after your post. Sorry if I confused anyone. Now corrected  :salute:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 08, 2017, 08:06:18 PM
It sounds like I was lucky finding the Kick at the car boot sale, nevermind the price.
It appears to be the best LM to get if you want the slimmest and lightest model with the Fuse/Wave plier head style.
I'd consider the Kick better than the PST for that reason, and the Mini(!  :ahhh ) tool is it's equal solely because of it's super compact size.  :drool:

I k ow what you mean. When I had a Sideclip I felt like if I squeezed the tool with all my force (never did) I could snap the handle.

I remember there was a discussion (with myself) about this years ago. I mentioned this about the Wingman and a member offered to buy me a new one if I could snap the handle. Never did try but I always wanted to. Still do.  :D
I think that flexing handles are better than stiff handles, strength and everything else being equal. :think:
With the flexing handles, you get feedback telling you to back off or else break the tool, a good thing for Pablo the Tool Destroyer.  :ahhh :facepalm:

I think flexing handles are better when cutting wire too. They seem to take some of the jolt out of it, and lead to less hand fatigue.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Obi1shinobee on October 04, 2017, 03:42:57 PM
Camo Blast on LMF Mora mods  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on October 16, 2017, 02:13:58 PM
 :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on November 10, 2017, 03:16:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/igQRiaK.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: VICMAN on November 10, 2017, 08:27:54 PM
Nice one Steve!  :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on November 10, 2017, 08:52:53 PM
Thanks Vman !  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on November 11, 2017, 01:37:55 AM
Very nice Steve :dd:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on November 11, 2017, 01:52:52 AM
:hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on November 13, 2017, 09:14:12 PM
Add me to the Zytel LM club! :salute:

Finally got all four Zytel models during my goal of collecting all the 4" LM models(not variants). Pics taken with the mighty Core.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on November 13, 2017, 09:51:55 PM
Nice !   :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on November 13, 2017, 10:10:22 PM
Nice !   :like: :tu:
Thank you Steve! :)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on November 13, 2017, 10:33:01 PM
That was a great line of tools and I wished they hadn't discontinued them :-\ Glad you got all 4 of them though :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on November 13, 2017, 11:45:06 PM
That was a great line of tools and I wished they hadn't discontinued them :-\ Glad you got all 4 of them though :like:
Thank ya Poncho!
I have been piddling around with the Fuse and Blast and am starting to feel the same way. The blast, while heavier than the rebar, is superb and posssibly better overall..IMO The kick and fuse are perfect for the pocket. No sharp edges. And the clumping on the fuse, blast and Core are almost non-existant. Nice to just get the tool ya need sometimes.
These Zytel LMs have me rethinking the old school mindset a bit. The Zytel seems very rugged for plastic and I have squeezed the pliers as hard as I could to see if there was flex. Very little flex in the Zytel/handles and 99.9% of the time nobody will need that much pressure. I have been a fan of the new wave pliers for a long time and the kick, fuse, & blast have almost the same plier head. The Kick is a decent back pocket tool from what I can tell. Very minimalist, yet practical. I bought the Fuse first and that encouraged the Kick and Blast hunt. I have had the Core for a long time and didn't realize the smaller Zytel stuff was nearly clump free(except the kick) as well.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Glockfan on November 17, 2017, 01:28:58 PM
Great group you have there! They are awesome tools. :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on November 17, 2017, 02:52:55 PM
 Thank you glockfan! They seem to have been pushed into the background in the MT world with the newer LM stuff. But, they are still as relevant as the newer LM offerings. IMO :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on November 17, 2017, 10:59:21 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4525/38432213436_fe1e0764bc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21y896A)1117171112b~2 (https://flic.kr/p/21y896A) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4519/38432218186_9acd58f61d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21y8avu)1117171110~2 (https://flic.kr/p/21y8avu) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on December 03, 2017, 04:23:04 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/LHChtxn.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on December 03, 2017, 04:23:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/nFiSXQD.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 04, 2017, 04:01:26 AM
Love both of those :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on December 04, 2017, 04:19:40 AM
Very nice Core and Blast Steve!
Both are, IMO, extremely superb tools. I love the non-clumping very very much!
The Core(og surge too) has LM's best plier head ever made. :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on December 04, 2017, 05:58:49 AM
Thanks fellas   :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Sam Lim on January 02, 2018, 05:11:35 PM
Well, I am a late comer to this club.. better late than never.

Just received my camo Fuse today and its sweet! Grabbed it off Evilbay.

(https://i.imgur.com/nO8CxIJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pzSVr1x.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/c2Sz8qs.jpg)

A nice addition to my Zytel family.

(https://i.imgur.com/90kzLyi.jpg)

I am short of a BO Core to 'complete' the family, or so I thought, naively... Until I look through this thread and literally fell off my chair just on the first page where I saw Chako's collection. How the heck did you find all these things dude? :salute:....
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 02, 2018, 10:26:09 PM
Very nice camo Sam :dd: :like:

Chako found these back when they weren't discontinued so it was a bit easier but some of the variations were still scarce :ahhh :D

If your patient you can usually find them on the Bay of E as you did the camo beauty :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Sam Lim on January 03, 2018, 06:40:26 AM
Oh ya.. That makes all the sense.. Finding these at this period also kinda makes it more interesting actually. Its even tougher when I am all the way from the other part of the world where there ain't even a market for these tools..
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Glockfan on January 04, 2018, 04:25:16 AM
That’s a great lineup you have there!

 :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Sam Lim on January 04, 2018, 05:10:48 AM
That’s a great lineup you have there!

 :like:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on March 31, 2018, 04:13:51 PM
 :multi:



(https://i.imgur.com/ydTTerkh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 01, 2018, 04:40:33 AM
Nice one Steve 8) :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on April 01, 2018, 05:49:01 AM
 Thanks !  :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on May 25, 2018, 05:45:28 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/aUJcWRLh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on May 26, 2018, 11:51:40 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/aUJcWRLh.jpg)

:dd: :drool: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on June 07, 2018, 05:26:07 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/DqFZzFth.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: ThePeacent on June 08, 2018, 01:37:42 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/DqFZzFth.jpg)

 :like:, but...what's the story behind that #3 Steve??  :pok:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on June 08, 2018, 01:45:22 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/DqFZzFth.jpg)

 :like:, but...what's the story behind that #3 Steve??  :pok:


Don't know, it was there when I got it.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on June 08, 2018, 03:59:36 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/DqFZzFth.jpg)

 :like:, but...what's the story behind that #3 Steve??  :pok:


Don't know, it was there when I got it.

Since they didn't seem to make as many BO Cores maybe it was the third off the line :dd:  :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: MMR on August 05, 2018, 01:42:56 PM

Well hello there..

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180805/37fccce442bfa0bfcb9ab2339580853b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180805/32a2735430228d64dc07947d1e6b41c4.jpg)


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Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on August 05, 2018, 01:44:15 PM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on August 05, 2018, 01:44:49 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/DqFZzFth.jpg)

 :like:, but...what's the story behind that #3 Steve??  :pok:


Don't know, it was there when I got it.

Since they didn't seem to make as many BO Cores maybe it was the third off the line :dd:  :D


We'll go with that   :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on August 05, 2018, 04:00:40 PM
:like: :tu:

+1 :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 22, 2018, 02:49:33 AM
*Necromancer alert*

My little Zytel assortment.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Glockfan on October 22, 2018, 03:27:22 AM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 22, 2018, 03:31:41 AM
Thank you, Glock! :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Sam Lim on October 22, 2018, 07:06:39 AM
*Necromancer alert*

My little Zytel assortment.

 :like:
I knew there was this thread somewhere!
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 22, 2018, 07:08:12 AM
*Necromancer alert*

My little Zytel assortment.
:hatsoff:

 :like:
I knew there was this thread somewhere!
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on October 22, 2018, 12:37:22 PM
Love the pic and the collection :dd: and that camo is just :drool: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 22, 2018, 10:22:54 PM
Thank you, Poncho! :cheers:

The Camo Fuse is a highpoint in the collection. :)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Deruoli on October 26, 2018, 04:24:37 PM
I want to join this club as I Love the Zytel tools. Here are my Fuse and Fuse+ joining my oldest tool made centuries ago in the Kgalagadi, South Africa. A Stoneman not a Leatherman!
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on October 27, 2018, 02:26:16 AM
I want to join this club as I Love the Zytel tools. Here are my Fuse and Fuse+ joining my oldest tool made centuries ago in the Kgalagadi, South Africa. A Stoneman not a Leatherman!
Very nice, Deruoli! Love the contrast of ancient and new-ish. :dd:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Glockfan on October 27, 2018, 05:09:14 AM
Well done.  :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Sam Lim on December 02, 2018, 05:26:15 PM
One more Kick added to the stable! A SS Kick with CC.  :D :D
(https://i.imgur.com/VSfjJBl.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 03, 2018, 03:30:02 AM
Congrats Sam :cheers: the CC isn't a variant you see much with the SS (at least I don't recall seeing many  :think: ) :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on December 03, 2018, 03:48:53 AM
CC on a SS Kick? Wow. :o

Very nice, Sam! :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Sam Lim on December 03, 2018, 08:48:52 AM
 :D :D

Stumbled on it on ebay. Snapped it right up. Wasn't ex, was priced just a little higher than a normal kick and it came with the pocket clip as well!
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on December 03, 2018, 10:11:07 AM
:D :D

Stumbled on it on ebay. Snapped it right up. Wasn't ex, was priced just a little higher than a normal kick and it came with the pocket clip as well!
Can't go wrong there! :cheers:

Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on December 03, 2018, 12:15:19 PM
:D :D

Stumbled on it on ebay. Snapped it right up. Wasn't ex, was priced just a little higher than a normal kick and it came with the pocket clip as well!
Can't go wrong there! :cheers:

 :iagree: :o :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on December 03, 2018, 02:04:55 PM
Nice score Sam !   :cheers: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on January 11, 2019, 02:45:16 AM
Another LM club I can join...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190111/d9f971fcfc3afa42acb8ff305375a60c.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 11, 2019, 03:44:25 AM
Welcome to the club, jaya :salute: it is a really great tool and I am glad to see you have one of them now :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on January 11, 2019, 05:48:42 AM
 :iagree:  :cheers: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on January 12, 2019, 02:27:50 AM
:hatsoff: :cheers: :nanadance:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on January 14, 2019, 08:20:57 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/lrUjEDHh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: RicHT on January 14, 2019, 08:22:46 PM
Great finish on that Blast! You gotta love how the BO wears with use.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on January 15, 2019, 01:57:08 AM
Great pic Steve :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on January 15, 2019, 05:52:56 AM
Thanks guys !  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Max Stone on January 15, 2019, 05:31:18 PM
Great finish on that Blast! You gotta love how the BO wears with use.
Technically known as 'patina' and highly prized! Old Leica cameras had a black enamel paint that used to wear off around the edges showing the polished brass metal, something the professional photographers were especially proud of as it shown the camera was used as a tool...although sometimes they taped the whole camera up with gaffer tape to protect it!.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 03, 2019, 09:25:15 PM
BO Kick CC :cheers:

(https://i.imgur.com/xCqijBkh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Aloha on March 04, 2019, 07:39:09 PM
The BO ones look really nice.  I dig how the Zytel picks up the color.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 04, 2019, 08:34:41 PM
 :iagree: and love the look of the BO ones much better than the SS ones and I really like those so...... :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on March 04, 2019, 11:42:41 PM
BO Kick CC :cheers:

(https://i.imgur.com/xCqijBkh.jpg)

Nice pic !    :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 05, 2019, 03:56:56 AM
Thanks Steve :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 05, 2019, 05:22:13 PM
 :cheers:
(https://i.imgur.com/BBtlpvvh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: effjaybay on March 05, 2019, 06:18:22 PM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 05, 2019, 06:24:12 PM
Thanks fjbay :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 19, 2019, 04:24:41 PM
Blast :tu:

(https://i.imgur.com/bmWmeBkh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Max Stone on March 19, 2019, 09:07:54 PM
Blast from the past!  :like:

“...Loaded with our most requested features, the Leatherman Blast is ready for work. Longer blades mean easier slicing, sawing, filing and more, while Zytel® handle inserts provide a comfortable, reliable grip. New designs for the handles and pliers help Blast sustain more than double the squeezing load of the original PST...”
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 19, 2019, 10:29:56 PM
Thanks Max :hatsoff:

I so remember that add for the Blast  :salute: thanks for the reminder  :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on March 19, 2019, 10:32:32 PM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 20, 2019, 12:56:04 AM
:like: :tu:

 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 21, 2019, 03:40:18 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/xpJFAD1h.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Max Stone on March 21, 2019, 06:51:03 PM
Nice Core Poncho.  :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 21, 2019, 07:55:02 PM
Thanks Max  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 24, 2019, 09:13:19 PM
Nice way to get to the Core of the issue, Poncho! :like:

Great photo. :drool:

Off to the calendar it goes.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 24, 2019, 09:50:38 PM
Thanks GLBM :hatsoff: I appreciate it  :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on March 26, 2019, 02:32:45 PM
+1... awesome Core :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 26, 2019, 02:44:44 PM
Thanks jaya :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: rescue4500 on March 27, 2019, 02:19:33 PM
just bought a used leatherman blast for 20 bucks at a gun show last week, both flat drivers were broke, once i send it off to leatherman i can join the club  :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on March 27, 2019, 02:43:52 PM
Won’t LM just replace your blast with a current production model?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Max Stone on March 27, 2019, 03:15:53 PM
Sadly yes  :(
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: rescue4500 on March 28, 2019, 01:54:21 PM
Won’t LM just replace your blast with a current production model?

actually no, i will just mark it as repair only and theyll either fix it or send it back as is, ive done this numerous times and so far have had all tools repaired, key word so far
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on March 29, 2019, 06:36:26 PM
Just won an auction for a really good condition Leatherman Kick for 13.70 +4 shipping  :woohoo: :woohoo:

Nice nice. If only it had a pocket clip.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 29, 2019, 07:37:51 PM
Congrats on a Kick for that price :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on March 30, 2019, 03:32:16 AM
Don’t think I’ve posted this already... Here’s my zytel bunch so far... Got another used and beat up Kick incoming I intend to use for parts...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190330/56546df435dc3566d1378473281ae9a3.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 30, 2019, 04:33:11 AM
Don’t think I’ve posted this already... Here’s my zytel bunch so far... Got another used and beat up Kick incoming I intend to use for parts...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190330/56546df435dc3566d1378473281ae9a3.jpg)

Very nice, jaya! :like:

Now you just need to get to the Core of the issue and you will have the entire tetrad of Zytel models. :woohoo:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 30, 2019, 05:11:58 AM
Great set so far, jaya :like: Now as glbm said, you need the Core and the set will be complete :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on March 30, 2019, 05:45:28 AM
I know.... Core and Flair are on the top of my list... :facepalm:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 30, 2019, 05:59:22 AM
I know.... Core and Flair are on the top of my list... :facepalm:

Oh yes. Flair. :dd:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on March 30, 2019, 06:01:11 AM
The Kick I’ve got incoming has the blade completely broken off... looks like its going to get some knifeless mod treatment... :facepalm:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 30, 2019, 06:14:26 AM
 :like:

The possibilities abound. A file? Scissors? Saw? Mini bit adapter?
Any idea of the tool to replace the blade yet, jaya?
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 30, 2019, 03:11:42 PM
Core and Flair are both excellent additions for collections  :like:

The Kick is a very moddable platform :cheers: spoonrobot made an awesome mod many years ago with a Kick :tu: I think he took a Blast apart as well though and used a lot of tools from it :D

Can't wait to see what you come up with, jaya :popcorn:
Title: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on March 30, 2019, 03:53:22 PM
Think I’ve seen spoons mod earlier... I plan to add both the wave file and saw... and maybe the scissors too... the large bit holder... :cheers:

Also plan to take the kick lanyard ring attachement and place them on my already modded rebar... that was the main reason for getting the cheap kick... less than USD 10...
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 30, 2019, 05:44:50 PM
Awesome deal and can't wait to see what mods await :like: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 31, 2019, 04:30:12 AM
+1  :popcorn:

Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on March 31, 2019, 07:33:30 PM
So...just realized that the blast has the same pivot diameter on the plier side as it does on the tool side.. I think this makes the blast the single best Leatherman to Mod into a knife. Because you can put tools on both sides not just one.

Oh yes...mods incoming.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Barry Rowland on March 31, 2019, 08:17:48 PM
 :tu: :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 31, 2019, 08:25:38 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on March 31, 2019, 08:28:36 PM
So...just realized that the blast has the same pivot diameter on the plier side as it does on the tool side.. I think this makes the blast the single best Leatherman to Mod into a knife. Because you can put tools on both sides not just one.

Oh yes...mods incoming.

Are you sure about that   :pok:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on March 31, 2019, 08:31:30 PM
I was thinking they were 1 mm different but was hoping I was wrong :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on March 31, 2019, 08:40:24 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on April 01, 2019, 03:24:53 AM
https://youtu.be/wkxW6fIi1dI

Watch, yes same size.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: SteveC on April 01, 2019, 03:04:14 PM
Clearly they are not the same size   ;)





(https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=59329.0;attach=428058;image)
Title: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on April 01, 2019, 06:44:42 PM
Kick fodder arrived today...

Am soaking it overnight in some water based rust removal thingo...This while waiting for some wave parts to arrive... and since am going to put the kick’s lanyard ring attachement on my modded rebar...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190401/d3a8a7ae9522f337943b6d6cafa1e47d.jpg)

Will share some pics on the pivot diameter sizes tomorrow... The plier pivot barrels are wider compared to the tool pivots...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 01, 2019, 08:38:19 PM
:dd: :like:

What type of solution you use for removing rust? :think:

Can't wait for pics of mods :drool: :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on April 02, 2019, 01:29:46 AM
I use a product called Rust Combat... found it at my local hardware store... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190401/b85d78420a66cd788f477ffdb026bcac.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on April 02, 2019, 01:44:33 AM
yep  :facepalm: :facepalm:

realized what I missed, but at least still very doable with proper pivots.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 02, 2019, 01:48:40 AM
I use a product called Rust Combat... found it at my local hardware store... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190401/b85d78420a66cd788f477ffdb026bcac.jpg)

Thanks jaya :cheers: I will be on the look out for something like that now  :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on April 04, 2019, 12:49:07 AM
So I just got this beauty  :climber:

(scroll through to the right for more shots)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvz4f-JAOmt/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

Loving the form factor. The only issue is that the pivots were jammed with what looked like dried soda. Easy disassemble, clean, then reassemble. Good as new.

Best tools I've gotten so far under $20.

Cheers,
H.G.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: MTFool on April 04, 2019, 01:50:58 AM
very nice..........Happy       :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 04, 2019, 02:04:26 AM
Nice Kick :cheers: Very good lightweight carry :tu:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: ThePeacent on April 04, 2019, 05:54:03 PM

Best tools I've gotten so far under $20.

Cheers,
H.G.

the KICK is very nice
totally worth that price! ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/d7VjJAN.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Jaypeebee on April 04, 2019, 08:25:12 PM
the KICK is very nice
totally worth that price! ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/d7VjJAN.jpg)

Ain't that a Fuse??  :think:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 04, 2019, 08:51:08 PM
Sure looks like it to me :whistle: :D
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on April 05, 2019, 03:10:16 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv2imR8Abkh/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=11ng6vklnc0v4

Of course I couldn't leave it alone hehe.

Losing the scissor as soon I can think of replacement. They can't cut smurfe.  :rant:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: ThePeacent on April 05, 2019, 04:15:43 PM
Ain't that a Fuse??  :think:

it is a modded fuse, that I carried yesterday
but this thread is "Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club." ain't it? :think:

I was merely complimenting the smoking deal you found on your KICK!!  ;)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on April 05, 2019, 05:44:44 PM
It's funny, the kick is a tool I didn't know I needed. It's so compact and without long blades there is little reason for a lock mechanism. I just wish there were more tool options for Leatherman. I'd love a scalpel blade exchanger.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: gerleatherberman on April 06, 2019, 02:58:51 PM
Happy,

I have been thinking about an exchangeable knife option on an MT recently as well. Been considering buying the Havalon Evolve to see how I like it. :think:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: ThePeacent on April 06, 2019, 03:58:19 PM
I took the blade out of my KICK
for most cutting, to folders I stick!

(https://i.imgur.com/FKiO53T.jpg)
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on April 06, 2019, 11:20:17 PM
Happy,

I have been thinking about an exchangeable knife option on an MT recently as well. Been considering buying the Havalon Evolve to see how I like it. :think:

Gerleatherberman,

this is a link to my pinterest board where I have been collecting info on various mods. One of them already shows that a havalon exchanger can slot straight into Surge, which means it would also technically fit a wave as well (same pivot size).

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161205/3af9f89be5a94fba700e4641b8e96536.jpg)

https://pin.it/cqvdzrskqinnp5

The place I really want a blade exchanger like this is in a tool that I can leave primarily bladeless. The problem with the Wave/surge/charge systems is that they have multiple external slots that need to have blades in them. But multitools like: Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Kick, ST300, and Crunch can have the space taken up by smaller tools that already exist in the Leatherman System. All I really need is a scalpel exchanger that fits the internal system and it could go almost anywhere. I was going to start with a cheap, thick handled scalpel and plane it down to a particular dimension. the issue with this is that I don't have the tools to make sure the two sides come out parallel to each other. I have also seen a mod that turned a piece of plastic into a holder for X-acto blades that could fit into a leatherman bit exchanger.

Will look for the pictures.

(https://i-h2.pinimg.com/564x/e1/3d/8e/e13d8eaf9dfaa9a7d75704c021f91b5a.jpg)

I also think the moving piece from a Gerber artifact could potentially be changed to fit into a leatherman.

other potential things that could be modded

(https://i-h2.pinimg.com/564x/72/fb/22/72fb228f3f4f1602c28d651a04018fe9.jpg)


I also considered either the Rev or Signal as a perfect carrier for the havalon exchanger..but I came to one big issue...All of these tools have a needle nose plier as the primary tool which has limited usability...It can't function as a true wrench, or as a plier in most situations that don't involve a completely exposed Nut. Only the Crunch has the proper primary tool but its internal tool complement..well makes things difficult. If I could carry a stock Crunch in my job I would, but I need to mod it to be blade-less unfortunately. Which brings me back to needing to make a scalpel exchanger, requiring me to have the right tools in the first place..  :rant: :rant:

around and around I go....

Cheers,
H.G.
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 07, 2019, 06:17:41 AM
That blade exchanger sure is a nice idea :salute: I would like to see someone here accomplish that as well :like:
Title: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on April 08, 2019, 09:38:08 AM
Managed to do something about my Kick fodder... I present to you the Knifeless Kick...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190408/43e6633561bab37a26672a6a78d97b8e.jpg)

The parts that I need arrived over the weekend... A saw and file from a Wave... Figured I’d experiment with them as I don’t have an extra Blast or Rebar to source the parts...

It’s not exactly perfect... First, needed to do some grinding... used the broken off Kick blade as template... Note the difference in pivot hole size...

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The spine also needed to be grounded flat to allow for proper closing of handles...

The saw fit in nicely... The file is a different story... did some grinding on the file tip and plier head to minimize contact...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190408/1dbdd79c44c788987dfe50e63a8ca1ec.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190408/73e120ab968793c22c1aa0fc0f9f28c1.jpg)

Utilized the Rebar lanyard ring attachement and a thick spacer from the Kick left lying around...

The saw and file doesn’t snap in open position like the other tools... The culprit, oversized pivot holes... I can live with this for the time being... Will need to address this in the future... probably by enlarging the pivot holes and utilizing the broken off knife blade pivot and left over washers...


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Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 08, 2019, 12:07:40 PM
 :woohoo: Great work, jaya :tu: The diamond file in my Rebar was shortened and a new pivot hole made, if that is an option then that might make them lock in place better but if you can live with the way they are then I would just be fine with the way they are :salute: :like: Great toolset :dd:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on April 08, 2019, 12:24:29 PM
Thanks Poncho :cheers:

For now I can live with it... thanks for the tip... I’ll try to avoid shortening if possible...
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Max Stone on April 08, 2019, 02:08:10 PM
:woohoo: Great work, jaya :tu: The diamond file in my Rebar was shortened and a new pivot hole made, if that is an option then that might make them lock in place better but if you can live with the way they are then I would just be fine with the way they are :salute: :like: Great toolset :dd:

Nice work Jaya! I modded a Wave diamond file to fit my Rebar. Like Poncho, I cut it short at the pivot end. This allows you to cut the perfect shape for a good lock, and a new pivot hole (tip: use a ceramic tile cutter to drill the hole). Enjoy your Kick!  :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 08, 2019, 02:43:24 PM
I will clarify that Steve was the one that modded the diamond file that is in my Rebar  :salute: He copied the design very well and it locks up great :cheers: He ended up wanting a more aggressive file in his, so I ended up with that beauty :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on April 08, 2019, 03:50:05 PM
Awesome tips Guys... will definitely consider it... I was thinking of Enlarging the pivot holes and reducing spacers to a common diameter allowing the spacers for implants... tried this a few times on SAK mods...

Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Max Stone on April 08, 2019, 06:45:39 PM
Gotta see those implants  :facepalm:

But it does sound like you know what you’re doing jaya, so best of luck.  :like:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on April 08, 2019, 11:09:53 PM
cool mod, but you could just use the hybrid file from a blast next time and its a slot in easy peazy.

 :tu:  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: jaya_man on April 09, 2019, 03:00:14 AM
Yep, Blast parts definitely slip in just fine... Same family as the Kick and Fuse... But these are hard to come by in this part of the world... Hence why I went with the wave parts... :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 09, 2019, 03:39:31 AM
I like the Blast file fine but the diamond file of the Wave is superior to me :salute:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on April 09, 2019, 03:43:31 AM
I like the Blast file fine but the diamond file of the Wave is superior to me :salute:

Diamond files on a multi-tool seem strange to me...unless we are referring to a Surge (removable) because you generally need them for sharpening the tools that are part of the multi-tool.. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Poncho65 on April 09, 2019, 03:45:05 AM
Bit narrow minded are we :pok: I use it for many things on the jobsite :salute: The diamond file can take burrs off metal tools much easier than a regular file and I can use it to sharpen chisels as well :like: plus many other day to day uses that require a fine cutting surface that can leave an item very smooth :cheers:
Title: Re: Kick, Fuse, Blast & Core Owners group club.
Post by: Happy Gilmore on April 11, 2019, 12:24:20 AM
Bit narrow minded are we :pok: I use it for many things on the jobsite :salute: The diamond file can take burrs off metal tools much easier than a regular file and I can use it to sharpen chisels as well :like: plus many other day to day uses that require a fine cutting surface that can leave an item very smooth :cheers:

I R humbled.. not something I encounter in my work, but at least I get why it is so attractive  :hatsoff: