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Title: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 08, 2019, 12:32:10 PM
So recently, Douglas and I have planned on doing a Schrade Tough Tool challenge in February. This should be a cool challenge, as it is a tool very few of us would use on a daily basis. The challenge rules are the normal ones. Post a photo of a Tough Tool everyday and try to post action shots when possible. Both U.S.A and China made Tough Tools are welcomed. MT.o offers three different badges for off-brand tools. Those are; 7-day, 15-day, and 30-day badges for off-brand tools.  :D
The Tough Tool is a unique/innovative design and should still prove to be useful in everyday carry. The Taylor brands version is notably inferior, but much cheaper/easier to acquire. :woohoo:
There are options galore! China or U.S.A Tough Tools and three options for participation duration. The U.S versions include ST1 and ST5E, while the Taylor version is an ST1 as well .  :multi:

Some tough tool pics to get the ball rolling.
Original and Taylor versions.
(https://i.imgur.com/bQ2PZou.jpg)
The U.S and China made versions.
(https://i.imgur.com/DTj1z0P.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Z8BZ1zd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AulR3PB.jpg)

And the one I will be using for the challenge. Classic ST1. :)
(https://i.imgur.com/JsVTWTJ.jpg)

Participants so far:

gerleatherberman.
Douglas.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 08, 2019, 12:39:05 PM
Look forward to your challenge guys  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 08, 2019, 12:50:35 PM
Look forward to your challenge guys  :tu: :like:
Thanks, buddy.  :cheers:
It isn't too late for you to order one. :pok: :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 08, 2019, 01:44:19 PM
Look forward to your challenge guys  :tu: :like:
Thanks, buddy.  :cheers:
It isn't too late for you to order one. :pok: :D
I have already spent my budget this month  :ahhh :ahhh
Maybe one day if I find one for a good price  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 08, 2019, 01:56:34 PM
Fair enough, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on January 08, 2019, 01:56:53 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on January 08, 2019, 02:01:31 PM
I don't have one but I will also but gone for a few days next month (without internet access)  so I will watch it before I go and after I get back  :tu: Good luck peeps :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 08, 2019, 05:28:03 PM
I like this, I'm in with my First generation U.S. made, 7 days for sure maybe longer  :cheers:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 08, 2019, 05:48:37 PM
I like this, I'm in with my First generation U.S. made, 7 days for sure maybe longer  :cheers:
The first gen is awesome! :drool:

Very glad to have you join us, Greg! :cheers:

gerleatherberman.
Douglas.
Greg Jones.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: ThePeacent on January 08, 2019, 06:49:15 PM
this will for sure be a tough challenge  :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 08, 2019, 07:12:34 PM
this will for sure be a tough challenge  :D
:rofl:
Works both technically and practically. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 08, 2019, 07:44:06 PM
I like this, I'm in with my First generation U.S. made, 7 days for sure maybe longer  :cheers:
The first gen is awesome! :drool:

Very glad to have you join us, Greg! :cheers:

gerleatherberman.
Douglas.
Greg Jones.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 08, 2019, 07:47:05 PM
this will for sure be a tough challenge  :D

It should be a lot easier to follow than the Swisschamp challenge  :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 08, 2019, 08:19:11 PM
this will for sure be a tough challenge  :D

It should be a lot easier to follow than the Swisschamp challenge  :ahhh
Probably  :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on January 08, 2019, 10:00:14 PM
Yup, I'm in for Feb.Been carrying it a lot anyway. I really like its leather sheath. Am I right in saying that it's the only factory genuine leather sheath that allows for horizontal carry?
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 08, 2019, 10:03:18 PM
Very good to have you join in, Cody! :cheers:

Updated List:
gerleatherberman.
Douglas.
Greg Jones.
cody6268.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on January 09, 2019, 04:36:35 AM
Coming right along.  Welcome Greg and cody.  I've owed this to my friend G-man for quite a while now.  Really glad we are going to have company.  At this  point I'm still trying for a full 30 days.
How about a few more, all are welcome.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 09, 2019, 04:42:51 AM
 :woohoo:
Thank you, my friend! This should be interesting challenge for sure. :cheers:
Going to do 30 days as well. On the up side, the TT does have outside opening tools, just not like we're used to. :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on January 09, 2019, 08:12:06 AM
I'm in with both a Taylor ST1 and a Schrade USA ST2 ToughChip...will Chips count??
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 09, 2019, 01:28:55 PM
Very good to have you join in join in, Noa Isumi! :cheers:  :woohoo:.
This challenge will be for the ToughTools, but the Chip can ride along with the ST1. :)


Quote

Updated List:
gerleatherberman.
Douglas.
Greg Jones.
cody6268.
Noa Isumi.

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 09, 2019, 02:54:45 PM
Coming right along.  Welcome Greg and cody.  I've owed this to my friend G-man for quite a while now.  Really glad we are going to have company.  At this  point I'm still trying for a full 30 days.
How about a few more, all are welcome.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 09, 2019, 02:59:08 PM
Yup, I'm in for Feb.Been carrying it a lot anyway. I really like its leather sheath. Am I right in saying that it's the only factory genuine leather sheath that allows for horizontal carry?

I'm not sure if it's the only sheath with this feature, but I remember it being listed as one of it's abilities on the sheet that came with it, I have the sheet somewhere, I'll try to lay my hands on it for the challenge
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on January 14, 2019, 11:42:15 PM
O Kay guys we're getting closer and we have a good start of TOUGH GUYS for this.  I know there must be at least a few more of us on here.  :dunno: So get out those old Tough Tools, shake off the dust, oil 'm up, saddle soap the holsters and belts.  We got us a 30 Day SHOW DOWN com'n an we need some more participants. :woohoo: :woohoo:  Ya You, Are you TOUGH ENOUGH? :pok: :pok: :pok:
(https://i.imgur.com/S5wUoJFh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 14, 2019, 11:52:20 PM
 :woohoo:

Ya know, Douglas. This may be a small group, but a group that is raring to go with our Tough ways. After all, only the toughest can handle an unbridled multitool. :pok: :D

edit: BTW, that black powder Colt is gorgeous! :drool:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 14, 2019, 11:58:48 PM
Nuff said.

(https://i.imgur.com/IkaJGJn.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 15, 2019, 12:00:37 AM
Good one  :rofl: :rofl: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on January 15, 2019, 12:11:32 AM
 :iagree: :salute:

Thanks G-Man, it's an original Colt 1851 Navy, still have the box and original sales recipt with it.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 15, 2019, 05:02:30 PM
Maybe we could ask for a new Tough Guy badge  :whistle:  :think:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 15, 2019, 05:04:44 PM
Maybe we could ask for a new Tough Guy badge  :whistle:  :think:
Seems like a reasonable request! :iagree:

 :pok: Mods. :pok:   :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 15, 2019, 05:06:40 PM
:iagree: :salute:

Thanks G-Man, it's an original Colt 1851 Navy, still have the box and original sales recipt with it.
Very nice! I see some repro kits and such, but seeing the real deal is so much better. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 15, 2019, 05:12:01 PM
Maybe we could ask for a new Tough Guy badge  :whistle:  :think:
Seems like a reasonable request! :iagree:

 :pok: Mods. :pok:   :D

I might be stepping in it, but I think such a lofty badge should require 30 days  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 15, 2019, 05:19:49 PM
I don’t think 30 days should be a problem  :tu:
There are enough tools on the Schrade :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 15, 2019, 08:52:29 PM
To be honest, there are many MTs, from other popular manufacturers, that are way worse. I've carried a TT for a couple of weeks before and rather enjoyed it. But, that said, it takes some acclimation. :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 15, 2019, 10:29:39 PM
To be honest, there are many MTs, from other popular manufacturers, that are way worse. I've carried a TT for a couple of weeks before and rather enjoyed it. But, that said, it takes some acclimation. :ahhh

It's the only multitool I've owned so I can't compare, but it sure has and continues to serve me well, roughly 22 years now.
 :multi:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 15, 2019, 11:35:59 PM
 :o Very cool that you've managed over two decades with a Tough Tool!

I am pretty excited about this challenge for sure! The ST1 is one of the few MTs I really wanted early in my MT collecting. My first one was expensive, because they were fetching a premium at the time. Right now I see them for $20-$30 in usable condition(and my unused example was only $40). Definitely a good value for the function the ST1 offers. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on January 16, 2019, 12:54:36 AM
:o Very cool that you've managed over two decades with a Tough Tool!

I am pretty excited about this challenge for sure! The ST1 is one of the few MTs I really wanted early in my MT collecting. My first one was expensive, because they were fetching a premium at the time. Right now I see them for $20-$30 in usable condition(and my unused example was only $40). Definitely a good value for the function the ST1 offers. :)

Noticed that too. Used to be, even well used ones were fetching $30-40. I got mine last year, with the leather sheath even for $15. Only problem was that the blade and tiny screwdriver tips were slightly bent, and spray paint spatter was on the sheath. Interesting that every one this same guy is selling on eBay at the moment are $30 in WORSE shape. I think in part I got mine cheap because this guy semi-mistakenly listed it with the Taylor Chinese made Tough Tools; in fact it was the only USA one out of the several he had to choose from; the "leather sheath" option was what gave it away.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 16, 2019, 01:03:34 AM
Great find! :like:
The sheath is worth that! The driver tips are commonplace.

Most of the ToughTools I see have slightly twisted small flat drivers, because of how thin they are ground. The U.S.A TT I'll be using for the challenge has the thinner flat drivers ground down a bit to make them a bit thicker/stronger. :)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on January 16, 2019, 01:47:38 AM
To be honest, there are many MTs, from other popular manufacturers, that are way worse. I've carried a TT for a couple of weeks before and rather enjoyed it. But, that said, it takes some acclimation. :ahhh

It's the only multitool I've owned so I can't compare, but it sure has and continues to serve me well, roughly 22 years now.
 :multi:
:o :o NOW THAT DESERVES A...
TOUGH GUY badge!!!!
Good to see some early discussion in here.  :cheers: :pok: :pok: Let's keep it up.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 19, 2019, 03:16:19 AM
 :iagree:
22 years with a ToughTool would make or break a man. With the Victor gaining Toughness. :viking:

Alright gentlemen, it won't be long now until the Tough Tool challenge. Remember there are three levels of Off-Brand badges. 7-Day, 15-Day, and 30-Day. So please get out those ToughTools, dust them off, oil em' up, and join us for a special challenge with the unique Schrade multitool called the ToughTool! :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 19, 2019, 02:29:56 PM
I'm ready, I can date the tool because it was a gift the Christmas after we moved into our house.
And to take it further, until this past year it was paired with a Recruit that predates it by a couple of years, the Recruits been retired for a rotation of Saks that add scissors and a saw   :tu:
Here's a pic of that trusty duo  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 19, 2019, 02:55:23 PM
That is an excellent combo, sir! :like:

The combo I'm using in the challenge will be the ST1 and Explorer. Will even be throwing in a vintage Maglite(circa 1988) to ride along with them. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 19, 2019, 07:30:27 PM
That is an excellent combo, sir! :like:

The combo I'm using in the challenge will be the ST1 and Explorer. Will even be throwing in a vintage Maglite(circa 1988) to ride along with them. :)

That will be a good set up, after the Swisschamp Challenge I'll probably be carrying the Fieldmaster for at least February, I'm guessing we can pair the Tough Tool then?  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 19, 2019, 09:07:53 PM
Of course. :)

I could probably go without pairing the ST1, but I've always carried an MT, SAK, and light. And, to boot, the blade is really the only thing I really really really dislike on the TT. Will try to use it as a main blade for the challenge, but having a better knife(sak for example) may be needed for extended use during the course. :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on January 20, 2019, 12:38:44 AM
Of course. :)

I could probably go without pairing the ST1, but I've always carried an MT, SAK, and light. And, to boot, the blade is really the only thing I really really really dislike on the TT. Will try to use it as a main blade for the challenge, but having a better knife(sak for example) may be needed for extended use during the course. :ahhh

Can't recall I've ever used the main blade once. I have used the scraper blade (the one that also serves to unlock the tools on one handle) to remove paint and the like, but that's it.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on January 20, 2019, 02:04:28 AM
I'll be pairing mine with a Spirit XBS but will only break out the Spirit when the TT fails.  This will be an intersting challenge for me.  I've never done anything more than  play aroound with the TT :facepalm:, so 30 days of "ONLY" TT's unique design will be totaly new to me. :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 20, 2019, 02:27:18 AM
Quote from: cody6268

Can't recall I've ever used the main blade once. I have used the scraper blade (the one that also serves to unlock the tools on one handle) to remove paint and the like, but that's it.
It should be interesting to try out the blades on the TTs. Good to know the scraper blade works on paint removal, as I do a lot of that. :ahhh


I'll be pairing mine with a Spirit XBS but will only break out the Spirit when the TT fails.  This will be an intersting challenge for me.  I've never done anything more than  play aroound with the TT :facepalm:, so 30 days of "ONLY" TT's unique design will be totaly new to me. :tu:
:iagree:
Sounds good to me, because I always have a backup MT as well(usually a Pinchy in my back pocket) just in case something goes wrong with the main tool.

I really like these "uncommon tool" challenges quite a lot. It is one thing to do a 30-day with a tool you are familiar with, but it is a whole different ball game with something unfamiliar. :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 24, 2019, 11:17:12 PM
Looks like I'll be doing the 7 day version, so I can join the fixed blade challenge late, I'll be following close though  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 25, 2019, 04:19:16 AM
Could you possibly do both at the same time? :think:

Can't turn a bolt with a fixed blade knife. :D

If you can only do the 7 day, that's cool too. It'll be fun having you around after your 7 day is over. :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 25, 2019, 01:38:16 PM
Could you possibly do both at the same time? :think:

Can't turn a bolt with a fixed blade knife. :D

If you can only do the 7 day, that's cool too. It'll be fun having you around after your 7 day is over. :cheers:

Doing both at the same time would be ideal, and cool because I'm going to switch to a vintage Schrade fixed blade for that challenge, I think the rules say no though  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 25, 2019, 02:02:56 PM
As far as I know you are not aloud
to do two challenges at the same time  :think:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 25, 2019, 02:11:41 PM
I think the rules apply to having two MT related challenges running concurrently. Will shoot a mod a PM to see. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 25, 2019, 02:12:48 PM
Good idea GLBM  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on January 25, 2019, 02:19:33 PM
You can do two challenges at the same time however you can only apply for one Badge at the end of the challenges.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 25, 2019, 02:51:02 PM
Thanks for explaining Steve  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 26, 2019, 08:49:39 PM
That's what I thought, thanks for asking though  :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 27, 2019, 05:24:21 AM
You can do two challenges at the same time however you can only apply for one Badge at the end of the challenges.
Thank you for the information, Steve!

That's what I thought, thanks for asking though  :salute:
:salute:
Luckily there is the 7 day badge. :woohoo:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on January 27, 2019, 05:57:37 AM
I'm SADDENED you won't be able to make the entire 30 days with us Greg, but ELATED at your short participation and in knowing you'll still be on boad as an unofficial participant (observer) even after the 7 days.  Hope every one else is ready.  I AM!! :salute: :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 27, 2019, 06:46:03 AM
Ready as I'm ever gonna be, captain! :salute:

I always get excited to EDC tools I am not used to. :woohoo:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 27, 2019, 12:53:19 PM
You've awl convinced me to stay "TOUGH FOR 30"
Let's do this  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 27, 2019, 03:59:07 PM
 :woohoo:
That is awesome, Greg!

Perhaps another fixed blade challenge could be done at some point after as well?
I'd be in with a small Western. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 27, 2019, 04:26:29 PM
:woohoo:
That is awesome, Greg!

Perhaps another fixed blade challenge could be done at some point after as well?
I'd be in with a small Western. :)

That's a plan, I'd be up for it once Spring arrives, buts let's concentrate on this one  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 27, 2019, 04:45:09 PM
 :iagree:

The Tough Tool has been laying on the counter in my bathroom since this thread was started. Calling to me, taunting me, and emasculating me for not carrying it.

Not long now. :woohoo:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 29, 2019, 11:50:30 AM
O.K. Gentlemen. Two days until our fantastic endeavor with the fabled Tough Tool of Schrade!

So, here is the list, if we can all check in to make sure this is correct?

gerleatherberman.
Douglas.
Greg Jones.
cody6268.
Noa Isumi.


Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 29, 2019, 01:48:24 PM
Greg checking in  :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on January 29, 2019, 03:19:55 PM
 :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on January 30, 2019, 02:27:44 AM
Aye aye El' Capitano!
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/TintedSafeIchneumonfly-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 30, 2019, 05:26:25 AM
Thank you for checking in; Greg, Noa, and Douglas! :salute:

Just need Cody to check in. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on January 30, 2019, 03:21:35 PM
Thank you for checking in; Greg, Noa, and Douglas! :salute:

Just need Cody to check in. :)

Checking in. Sorry for being late. 30 Days for the Traditional challenge ends the 1st of Feb, so unsure if I should start on the 2nd or the 1st.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 30, 2019, 03:39:18 PM
Thank you for checking in, Cody! Starting a day behind should be cool. We're going to be running a couple of days into March anyway with the 30 day badges. :ahhh :woohoo: :) :multi:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on January 31, 2019, 02:00:22 AM
Performed a pre-Challenge inspection today.
Day -2
(https://i.imgur.com/TWNrL3Wh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 31, 2019, 02:33:03 AM
Nice pic, D! :like:

Following the buffing of the SwissChamp, I also gave the ToughTool a good cleaning/oiling as well. Ready for a challenge! :woohoo:

(http://imgur.com/Z1sRonV.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/dc6l3KI.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/xBO1UUO.jpg)


Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on January 31, 2019, 06:14:04 AM
 :iagree:. I don't have one but I will definitely follow this one!
:popcorn:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 31, 2019, 06:28:26 AM
Awesome! Glad to have company on this arduous challenge. :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on January 31, 2019, 06:49:07 AM
 :cheers:. Glad to be a part of it!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on January 31, 2019, 12:50:12 PM
Good luck everyone for tomorrow  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 31, 2019, 02:03:34 PM
:iagree:. I don't have one but I will definitely follow this one!
:popcorn:

Good to have you following along Barry  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 31, 2019, 02:04:04 PM
Good luck everyone for tomorrow  :cheers: :like:

Thanks W  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on January 31, 2019, 02:08:31 PM
The Tough Tool is climbing down off the shelf carrying it's old friend for awl those years the Recruit, just as it should be  :woohoo:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 31, 2019, 03:40:14 PM
:cheers:. Glad to be a part of it!
:cheers:

Good luck everyone for tomorrow  :cheers: :like:
Thank you, W!  :cheers:

The Tough Tool is climbing down off the shelf carrying it's old friend for awl those years the Recruit, just as it should be  :woohoo:
Awlsome photo, Greg! Seems the TT got through there without ransaking anything. :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on January 31, 2019, 04:02:39 PM
Thanks Greg!  This should be a fun time!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 01, 2019, 02:09:26 AM
Day -1
Warm up
(https://i.imgur.com/nsRApHSh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 01, 2019, 02:18:20 AM
Beautiful photo, Douglas! :drool:

On a side note, I think you missed your calling as a photographer.    :tu:

I am stoked for this challenge. Not a lot of us are in it, but we'll make this one hell of a challenge, because only the hardest Tough guys will sport the ToughTool.  :woohoo:
I am also quite curious to see how the USA version compares to the Chinese Taylor tool(will be switching between the two periodically). I have an idea, but we'll see. :D

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Sam Lim on February 01, 2019, 04:13:19 AM
Good luck to everyone! This will be an interesting challenge to watch! For. Anyone that's looking for one, I spotted this! I think it's a really great price! It's a old school USA made model. Good luck!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163518432506
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 01, 2019, 04:19:17 AM
Good Spot on the Bay, Sam.  That's an early one as it's Pat Pending.  If I were a true collector not just a hobbiest I'ld latch on to it at that price, and free shipping too.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 01, 2019, 04:26:20 AM
Thanks, Sam and Douglas. Someone bought it.

I wonder who. :whistle: :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 01, 2019, 04:29:49 AM
I bet it was the same guy that kept me from spending money on another Spirit in the tools for sale section.  Don't know who that would be but I owe him a thank you, G-MAN! :whistle:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Sam Lim on February 01, 2019, 04:30:38 AM
Thanks, Sam and Douglas. Someone bought it.

I wonder who. :whistle: :D

I wonder hmm... :cheers: isn't it sometime at midnight at that someone's place?
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Sam Lim on February 01, 2019, 04:33:36 AM
I was just about to make a U-turn back to get. The implements are great for hacking. Large and thick at the tang that can fit both LM and Gerber. U saved it. That someone.  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 01, 2019, 04:38:37 AM
 :cheers: Sam.

I do not have many ToughTools(relatively for a collector). The Pat. Pend is worth saving, as those are kind of rare to come by. I think I can make a shelf queen out of it with a few hours of careful restoration. Hopefully anyway. And if I can't make it a gem, I'll gift it to someone on MT.o. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 01, 2019, 04:51:20 AM
Great pic Douglas and great find Sam! 
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Sam Lim on February 01, 2019, 05:10:13 AM
:cheers: Sam.

I do not have many ToughTools(relatively for a collector). The Pat. Pend is worth saving, as those are kind of rare to come by. I think I can make a shelf queen out of it with a few hours of careful restoration. Hopefully anyway. And if I can't make it a gem, I'll gift it to someone on MT.o. :)

 :cheers:

Come to think of it, I have a TT that seems to be US made but the pliers does not have the 2 outer sheets riveted and appears to a single cast. The "rivets" are there but for looks only.. I dun know much about the history for Schrade, but this particular one seems a little odd to me. I bought it cheap for parts as one side of the pliers are broken..
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 01, 2019, 06:14:56 AM
 :cheers:

That is the last U.S version and the tooling that Taylor acquired for casting the pliers from what I have read. On the MT wiki, it shows the versions and there is a solid cast pliers version with rivets and U.S markings.
Edit: oops. that is the next to the last pliers version. Last U.S. version didn't have phony pliers rivets.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 01, 2019, 10:30:36 AM
Lets get this going...

Day 1
An unboxing.
This is a new Taylor ST1NB that I bought some time ago and just never got arround to messing with.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Sam Lim on February 01, 2019, 10:35:13 AM
Lets get this going...

Day 1
An unboxing.
This is a new Taylor ST1NB that I bought some time ago and just never got arround to messing with.

 :salute: that is a rather brave choice of TT version for this challenge... I have the same one that came with tools that are not so pleasant.. What is suppose to be sharp are apparently not.. And the black paint makes everything slippery...  :salute: :salute: would really like to see how this version holds up in this challenge!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 01, 2019, 02:04:52 PM
Good luck to everyone! This will be an interesting challenge to watch! For. Anyone that's looking for one, I spotted this! I think it's a really great price! It's a old school USA made model. Good luck!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163518432506

Thanks Sam Lim  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 01, 2019, 02:07:53 PM
Day -1
Warm up
(https://i.imgur.com/nsRApHSh.jpg)

Great shot Douglas, I won't be able to compete at that level with photos  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 01, 2019, 02:10:00 PM
Lets get this going...

Day 1
An unboxing.
This is a new Taylor ST1NB that I bought some time ago and just never got arround to messing with.

Nice Noa Isumi, I've never held or seen in person the newer models :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 01, 2019, 02:11:49 PM
Great start Douglas and nice pic  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 01, 2019, 02:13:53 PM
Nice looking tool Noa :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 01, 2019, 02:19:56 PM
Day 1

My one and only, bought new when they were first out, U.S. made Pat Pending, with the partially serrated blade which I've been told they don't all have  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 01, 2019, 02:38:01 PM
Lets get this going...

Day 1
An unboxing.
This is a new Taylor ST1NB that I bought some time ago and just never got arround to messing with.
Great start to the challenge, Noa! I'll  also be trying out a Taylor made version periodically. Hopefully it proves to be a useful companion through times of tool need. :like:

Day 1

My one and only, bought new when they were first out, U.S. made Pat Pending, with the partially serrated blade which I've been told they don't all have  :tu:
That is a real beauty, Greg! The fine serrations seem like they would be much more effective than the newer style. Great start to the challenge, Greg! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 01, 2019, 07:29:03 PM
Day 1:

Used the TT to carry a lamp that I just sprayed with a base coat for a bronze finish I am going to apply.
(http://imgur.com/z1zlCfx.jpg)

And a shot at the old wagon wheel.  :)
(http://imgur.com/JAx86x6.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 01, 2019, 07:30:26 PM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 01, 2019, 07:32:36 PM
+1 :like: :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 01, 2019, 07:36:53 PM
Thanks GLBM, I rarely use the main blade except for very fine or delicate stuff, it's just not very stout, the large serrated blade on the other hand is a beast, I've even used it as an improvised saw more than a few times in addition to everyday knife duties  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 01, 2019, 07:37:45 PM
Day 1:

Used the TT to carry a lamp that I just sprayed with a base coat for a bronze finish I am going to apply.
(http://imgur.com/z1zlCfx.jpg)

And a shot at the old wagon wheel.  :)
(http://imgur.com/JAx86x6.jpg)

 :tu: :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 02, 2019, 01:42:07 AM
A little wire cutting for Day 1

(https://i.imgur.com/LaROP6vh.jpg)

Well really it was more like chewing through than cutting.
I'm glad it was just #12THHN not anything larger.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 02, 2019, 01:56:06 AM
Day 1:

Used the TT to carry a lamp that I just sprayed with a base coat for a bronze finish I am going to apply.
(http://imgur.com/z1zlCfx.jpg)

And a shot at the old wagon wheel.  :)
(http://imgur.com/JAx86x6.jpg)

Great pics G-Man.  I love that old wagon wheel prop.
Didn't expect an unboxing,  good stuff Noa,
Gregg mine has serations too, they are very differant though.  I'm certain a use will arise where I can show them off.
Also Gregg I thought your Though Tool Climber was great and trust me not all my pics come out so well.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 02, 2019, 02:14:10 AM
:like: :tu:
Thank you, Barry! :cheers:

+1 :like: :like: :tu:
Thank you, W! :cheers:

Thanks GLBM, I rarely use the main blade except for very fine or delicate stuff, it's just not very stout, the large serrated blade on the other hand is a beast, I've even used it as an improvised saw more than a few times in addition to everyday knife duties  :cheers:
:cheers:
Very cool! Perhaps you'll get a chance, during the course of the challenge, to photo it in action. :popcorn:

Day 1:

Used the TT to carry a lamp that I just sprayed with a base coat for a bronze finish I am going to apply.
(http://imgur.com/z1zlCfx.jpg)

And a shot at the old wagon wheel.  :)
(http://imgur.com/JAx86x6.jpg)

 :tu: :cheers:
Thank you, Greg! :cheers:

A little wire cutting for Day 1

(https://i.imgur.com/LaROP6vh.jpg)

Well really it was more like chewing through than cutting.
I'm glad it was just #12THHN not anything larger.
Very nice photo, Douglas! :like:

I also noticed the cutters aren't good at cutting today when I was wiring those lamps. It isn't from being a sloppy jaw, but the wire slips into the bolt section if you're not holding it towards the back. It really needs a catch notch and hard wire groove like Vic and LM use. :ahhh

Day 1:

Used the TT to carry a lamp that I just sprayed with a base coat for a bronze finish I am going to apply.
(http://imgur.com/z1zlCfx.jpg)

And a shot at the old wagon wheel.  :)
(http://imgur.com/JAx86x6.jpg)

Great pics G-Man.  I love that old wagon wheel prop.
Thank you,  Douglas! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 02, 2019, 02:16:34 AM
Day 1 Part 2:

Hulk ToughTool! :woohoo:
(http://i.imgur.com/1iB8xtG.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 02, 2019, 02:35:05 AM
 :like: :like:
I too thought the Tough Tool is a little bulky Hulk'ish. :whistle:
Great compisition along side the little guys.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 02, 2019, 10:33:15 AM
Day2
Cutting light cardstock
Anybody who has seen a 30d of mine knows this is a daily task for me.
The blade didnt want to start but once it did it pulled through with light fethering of the cut edge. As you can see by the fuzz and that lint ball there are some dull spots in the factory edge
Though truth be told this stuff is so fibrous even the best blades have trouble cutting it cleanly.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 02, 2019, 12:43:19 PM
Excellent pics and uses everyone  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 02, 2019, 02:23:16 PM
 :iagree:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 02:24:00 PM
Thanks guys  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 02, 2019, 02:24:48 PM
How does this tool compare size wise to a PST?
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 02:29:52 PM
How does this tool compare size wise to a PST?

Barry, others might be able to help, crazy but the Tough Tool is the only plier based multitool I've owned, paired with a SAK I've never felt like I was missing out  :dunno:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 02:42:31 PM
Douglas and glbm, I've never found the short length of the cutters very good for large diameter wiring even though you can nip your way through it, I suspect that would be the same for any MT because of the cutters short lengh, lighter gauge automotive wiring is a different story, also great for cotter pins, coat hangers and snare wire
 :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 02:43:25 PM
Day2
Cutting light cardstock
Anybody who has seen a 30d of mine knows this is a daily task for me.
The blade didnt want to start but once it did it pulled through with light fethering of the cut edge. As you can see by the fuzz and that lint ball there are some dull spots in the factory edge
Though truth be told this stuff is so fibrous even the best blades have trouble cutting it cleanly.

 :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 02:45:29 PM
Day 2

I used the unusual Awl to put an extra hole in my belt

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 02, 2019, 02:57:22 PM
In all honesty I think you are better off my friend!  You've found what all of us are looking for...the ideal! :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 02, 2019, 03:12:41 PM
:like: :like:
I too thought the Tough Tool is a little bulky Hulk'ish. :whistle:
Great compisition along side the little guys.
Thank you, Douglas! :cheers:
 :rofl: it is a large tool for sure. Surprisingly light for the size though. :)
Day2
Cutting light cardstock
Anybody who has seen a 30d of mine knows this is a daily task for me.
The blade didnt want to start but once it did it pulled through with light fethering of the cut edge. As you can see by the fuzz and that lint ball there are some dull spots in the factory edge
Though truth be told this stuff is so fibrous even the best blades have trouble cutting it cleanly.
Thank you for the info on the blade. The blade on my user TT has been sharpened, so my use of it wouldn't indicate the factory edge.

Excellent pics and uses everyone  :tu: :like:
Thanks, W! :cheers:

:iagree:
Thanks, Barry! :cheers:

How does this tool compare size wise to a PST?
Will take some comparison images this evening! Please don't let me forget. :ahhh

Douglas and glbm, I've never found the short length of the cutters very good for large diameter wiring even though you can nip your way through it, I suspect that would be the same for any MT because of the cutters short lengh, lighter gauge automotive wiring is a different story, also great for cotter pins, coat hangers and snare wire
 :tu:
Thanks, Greg! :cheers:
You're quite right. I was able to cut up a coat hanger like it was butter and it still cut 18g stranded wire without an issue. Just have to nip through large stuff like you said. And also pull the wire to the back of the cutters before squeezing. If they had put a hard wire notch in there, it would have been much easier to cut wire. Victorinox has a second notch in their small cutters that stops the wire being cut from slipping away as well. :)
I may file a hard wire notch into my cutter, but they work well enough to complete the challenge.  :cheers:

Day 2

I used the unusual Awl to put an extra hole in my belt
That is an interesting tool. I believe it is listed as a "scribe". But, it makes quick work of blister packs. The same tool on the Taylor version is only good for poking a router's reset button. :ahhh

In all honesty I think you are better off my friend!  You've found what all of us are looking for...the ideal! :D
:like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 03:14:46 PM
Barry, in all honesty for me anyway, paired with a SAK the MT becomes little more than folding pliers and I think these first generation ones would be hard to beat.
Another reason I decided to do 30 days is to use the full tool set  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 02, 2019, 03:34:43 PM
Barry, in all honesty for me anyway, paired with a SAK the MT becomes little more than folding pliers and I think these first generation ones would be hard to beat.
Another reason I decided to do 30 days is to use the full tool set  :cheers:
:like:
Hard to beat a good pliers MT and SAK
combo.
My only two complaints about the antiquated ToughTool are(and I am not to upset, because it is a vintage design that was a winner back in its' prime):
1. Cutters need a hard wire notch to hold wire better.
2. Needs a medium flat blade driver. It only has a large and tiny driver. Need something for common flat driver screws.  :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 03:38:02 PM
I mentioned early on I thought I had the paper work that came with it  :woohoo:

The first picture calls it an ST1, I'm curious if that changes throughout production?

The second pic shows the tools, notice the same tool #8 is a scribe and #9 an awl, glbm got me thinking on that  :think:

The third photo is a separate insert that explains the lock

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 03:41:41 PM
Barry, in all honesty for me anyway, paired with a SAK the MT becomes little more than folding pliers and I think these first generation ones would be hard to beat.
Another reason I decided to do 30 days is to use the full tool set  :cheers:
:like:
Hard to beat a good pliers MT and SAK
combo.
My only two complaints about the antiquated ToughTool are(and I am not to upset, because it is a vintage design that was a winner back in its' prime):
1. Cutters need a hard wire notch to hold wire better.
2. Needs a medium flat blade driver. It only has a large and tiny driver. Need something for common flat driver screws.  :ahhh

Valid points  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 02, 2019, 04:12:24 PM
The pliers head has always fascinated me on this tool.  It really stands out to me.  The Toughtool really is quite a design!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 02, 2019, 04:31:11 PM
Great pics so far in this challenge guys :o I have been back and forth about getting one of these for years and still have never gotten one ::) Good luck everyone in this challenge and hope to be able to keep up with this one :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 04:50:26 PM
Great to have you following Poncho :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 04:59:46 PM
Just a thought for the participants, I know we threw it around, but would you awl mind if I formally requested a new badge be created, I'm thinking TOUGH FOR 30
 :multi:

I could even take Grant for a beer to bribe him :drink:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 02, 2019, 05:07:39 PM
I think that’s a great idea GJ :tu: :like:
Nothing wrong with asking  :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 06:03:09 PM
I think that’s a great idea GJ :tu: :like:
Nothing wrong with asking  :D

If the others chime in, in favour I'll make a request
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on February 02, 2019, 06:13:27 PM
Just a thought for the participants, I know we threw it around, but would you awl mind if I formally requested a new badge be created, I'm thinking TOUGH FOR 30
 :multi:

I could even take Grant for a beer to bribe him :drink:





How many participants do you have ?   We usually don't create a new badge unless there are enough to make it worthwhile.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 06:20:07 PM
Just a thought for the participants, I know we threw it around, but would you awl mind if I formally requested a new badge be created, I'm thinking TOUGH FOR 30
 :multi:

I could even take Grant for a beer to bribe him :drink:





How many participants do you have ?   We usually don't create a new badge unless there are enough to make it worthwhile.

Sorry to say there are only 5 of us  :whistle:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on February 02, 2019, 06:23:56 PM
Sorry to say that's not enough to warrant its own badge.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 02, 2019, 06:44:48 PM
That’s a shame  :facepalm:
How many participants do you need before
you can create a new badge Steve  :think: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 02, 2019, 07:18:15 PM
Not 5   :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 02, 2019, 07:20:15 PM
 :rofl: good one GJ :rofl:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 03, 2019, 02:25:16 AM
Day 1: Really, the Tough Tool wasn't that big of a changeup, given my two primary MTs these days are it and the Wave.  Kept it with me, but didn't carry it much--sweatpants and HD MTs don't mix.


Tools used, scraper to remove the bark on the stick used to hold the feed box for the sheep shut (which broke), and blade to sharpen the tip (that way, it goes in easier). I've never sharpened the blade in this Tough Tool, but it still is decently sharp.  Did not have a knife on me early this morning as I went out.  Would also have made a new feed box stick with the saw had I found a limb of proper diameter; but I didn't until way later in the day. 

(https://i.imgur.com/EKKH8dR.jpg)

Then, the big screwdriver to adjust the pivot of my Clauss electrician scissors. They were dragging a bit; probably a burr somewhere I can't see.   I always like for my scissors to have a screw holding the halves together as I'm constantly adjusting them; seems few make them that way anymore.

(https://i.imgur.com/pJbkd9T.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 03, 2019, 03:04:42 AM
Thanks for the owners manual Gregg. 
Good uses Cody, really like that first pic.
Berry here are some direct compairison pics with the TT and the PST
Day 2
(https://i.imgur.com/9Nf7RR9h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LBl9Zg6h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GkAirmah.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/00jRNgNh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JMApCVth.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EeuLGgxh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 03, 2019, 03:17:06 AM
Thanks Douglas!  It is a big m/t!  The handles look a good bit more comfortable though :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 03, 2019, 03:20:51 AM
For all of it's courious, quirkiness the handles are VERY comfortable.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 03, 2019, 03:52:01 AM
I mentioned early on I thought I had the paper work that came with it  :woohoo:

The first picture calls it an ST1, I'm curious if that changes throughout production?

The second pic shows the tools, notice the same tool #8 is a scribe and #9 an awl, glbm got me thinking on that  :think:

The third photo is a separate insert that explains the lock
Very very cool. Thanks for posting that! :cheers:
The ST1 was used for all versions and is even used for the Chinese made version.  :)

Great pics so far in this challenge guys :o I have been back and forth about getting one of these for years and still have never gotten one ::) Good luck everyone in this challenge and hope to be able to keep up with this one :like:
Get it! :pok:
They're very affordable right now. :tu:

Sorry to say that's not enough to warrant its own badge.
:(

Day 1: Really, the Tough Tool wasn't that big of a changeup, given my two primary MTs these days are it and the Wave.  Kept it with me, but didn't carry it much--sweatpants and HD MTs don't mix.


Tools used, scraper to remove the bark on the stick used to hold the feed box for the sheep shut (which broke), and blade to sharpen the tip (that way, it goes in easier). I've never sharpened the blade in this Tough Tool, but it still is decently sharp.  Did not have a knife on me early this morning as I went out.  Would also have made a new feed box stick with the saw had I found a limb of proper diameter; but I didn't until way later in the day. 

(https://i.imgur.com/EKKH8dR.jpg)

Then, the big screwdriver to adjust the pivot of my Clauss electrician scissors. They were dragging a bit; probably a burr somewhere I can't see.   I always like for my scissors to have a screw holding the halves together as I'm constantly adjusting them; seems few make them that way anymore.

(https://i.imgur.com/pJbkd9T.jpg)


Great uses and pics, cody! :drool:

Big fan of screw pivots on pliers as well. All scissors should have it. Even the old SAKs have screw pivots. Newer ones don't  though. :ahhh

Thanks for the owners manual Gregg. 
Good uses Cody, really like that first pic.
Berry here are some direct compairison pics with the TT and the PST
Day 2
(https://i.imgur.com/9Nf7RR9h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LBl9Zg6h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GkAirmah.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/00jRNgNh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JMApCVth.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EeuLGgxh.jpg)
Awesome photos, Douglas! :drool:

And thank you for doing the comparison. I just got to a point I could get on MT.o busy evening.  :ahhh

Thanks Douglas!  It is a big m/t!  The handles look a good bit more comfortable though :D
As Douglas said, they are very comfortable. The small splay pairs well with the handle shape. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 03, 2019, 04:01:34 AM
Day 2:

The phillips driver is really good on the ToughTool and the handles fold out for a good reach. The notching in the driver tip make it grip like an alligator. Hats off to the 1990s Schrade engineers for the odd looking phillips that bites. :tu:
Uses to finish putting an "L bracket" up for a shelf in my workroom. Shelf is for spare antique sewing machine and telephone parts. :)
(http://imgur.com/8DznrQu.jpg)

The plier jaws are unique, in that they seem to "reach"(for lack of a better word) better than other tools. I guess the handle shape, that aggressively slims closer to the pliers, creates a longer feel with the long handles. Used the TT to fix my boss's trim in his truck cab. Good jaw teeth fantastic grip transfer. But, we already knew, the pliers were the TT's shining glory.
(http://imgur.com/klbJk0u.jpg)

And an extra shot taken in front of the store.
(http://imgur.com/A64kwak.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 03, 2019, 05:49:24 AM
Great pics!!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 03, 2019, 01:03:27 PM
Excellent pics and uses everyone  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 03, 2019, 01:20:49 PM
Day3
Restroom key
For opening those stupid saftey catches that keep people from stealing your TP (works on the towel dispenser too)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 03, 2019, 01:57:36 PM
Day 3

The serrated blade makes slicing an English muffin easy  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 03, 2019, 02:01:28 PM
Thanks for the owners manual Gregg. 
Good uses Cody, really like that first pic.
Berry here are some direct compairison pics with the TT and the PST
Day 2
(https://i.imgur.com/9Nf7RR9h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LBl9Zg6h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GkAirmah.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/00jRNgNh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JMApCVth.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EeuLGgxh.jpg)

Wow the pst is small in comparison, oddly I don't find the Tough Tool that big but that's got me thinking  :dunno:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 03, 2019, 02:07:07 PM
Glbm
The fact that ST1 never changed must mean it was a model designation, and maybe they were thinking of different models down the road
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 03, 2019, 02:08:18 PM
Day3
Restroom key
For opening those stupid saftey catches that keep people from stealing your TP (works on the towel dispenser too)

Getting it done Noa  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 03, 2019, 02:09:20 PM
Day 1: Really, the Tough Tool wasn't that big of a changeup, given my two primary MTs these days are it and the Wave.  Kept it with me, but didn't carry it much--sweatpants and HD MTs don't mix.


Tools used, scraper to remove the bark on the stick used to hold the feed box for the sheep shut (which broke), and blade to sharpen the tip (that way, it goes in easier). I've never sharpened the blade in this Tough Tool, but it still is decently sharp.  Did not have a knife on me early this morning as I went out.  Would also have made a new feed box stick with the saw had I found a limb of proper diameter; but I didn't until way later in the day. 

(https://i.imgur.com/EKKH8dR.jpg)

Then, the big screwdriver to adjust the pivot of my Clauss electrician scissors. They were dragging a bit; probably a burr somewhere I can't see.   I always like for my scissors to have a screw holding the halves together as I'm constantly adjusting them; seems few make them that way anymore.

(https://i.imgur.com/pJbkd9T.jpg)

Good to see you Cody  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 03, 2019, 04:22:02 PM
Great pics!!
Thank you, Barry! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 03, 2019, 04:22:27 PM
Excellent pics and uses everyone  :cheers: :like:
Thank you, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 03, 2019, 04:23:04 PM
Day3
Restroom key
For opening those stupid saftey catches that keep people from stealing your TP (works on the towel dispenser too)
Excellent usage, Noa! :like: :multi:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 03, 2019, 04:24:16 PM
Day 3

The serrated blade makes slicing an English muffin easy  :tu:
Very nice, Greg! It really makes me wish the other versions had the SE blade. :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 03, 2019, 04:25:47 PM
Glbm
The fact that ST1 never changed must mean it was a model designation, and maybe they were thinking of different models down the road
Indeed. The ST5E is another favorite of mine. It is the one with slip-joint blunt nose pliers and 1/4" bit driver. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 03, 2019, 04:50:00 PM
Glbm
The fact that ST1 never changed must mean it was a model designation, and maybe they were thinking of different models down the road
Indeed. The ST5E is another favorite of mine. It is the one with slip-joint blunt nose pliers and 1/4" bit driver. :)

Shows how far out of the loop I am on plier based multitools, I'm not a collecter and the ST1 has served me so well I've never looked at changing  :dunno:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 03, 2019, 05:20:06 PM
When you open the handles to use the pliers do the handles lock in place so they don’t flop about when you use them  :think:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 03, 2019, 05:29:17 PM
When you open the handles to use the pliers do the handles lock in place so they don’t flop about when you use them  :think:
Yes, they snap into position. But, and unfortunately l, that only applies for the US models. The Taylor version doesn't snap into place. Lots of time manually spreading.  :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 03, 2019, 05:38:59 PM
Thanks GLBM that sounds annoying with the Taylor version  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 04, 2019, 01:45:10 AM
I also used the pliers to pull a nail, but the camera was dead.

Accidentally turned on the vacuum cleaner, with the brush catching and winding up the line I was tying the dust collector shut with. Oops!  So, ST-1 large screwdriver to unlatch the coin-slot screws that hold the cover on, and Benchmade 8 to remove the line.   

At $10 from most surplus outlets, the Benchmade 7 and 8 hooks are seriously good value for the money. I have one of each; with the 7 for belt carry, 8 on my pack in an Ontario strap cutter pouch (the Benchmade one is OK, but you have to use an included adapter to get it to affix to MOLLE, while the Ontario is MOLLE; and the cutter itself is crap; dull as a butter knife)


(https://i.imgur.com/P2SrE1R.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 02:41:25 AM
Thanks GLBM that sounds annoying with the Taylor version  :cheers: :like:
:cheers:
It(the Taylor version handles not snapping into place with a stop bump) is the most ridiculous MT issue I've seen. :facepalm:

I also used the pliers to pull a nail, but the camera was dead.

Accidentally turned on the vacuum cleaner, with the brush catching and winding up the line I was tying the dust collector shut with. Oops!  So, ST-1 large screwdriver to unlatch the coin-slot screws that hold the cover on, and Benchmade 8 to remove the line.   

At $10 from most surplus outlets, the Benchmade 7 and 8 hooks are seriously good value for the money. I have one of each; with the 7 for belt carry, 8 on my pack in an Ontario strap cutter pouch (the Benchmade one is OK, but you have to use an included adapter to get it to affix to MOLLE, while the Ontario is MOLLE; and the cutter itself is crap; dull as a butter knife)


(https://i.imgur.com/P2SrE1R.jpg)


Great uses and photos, Cody! :like:

The Benchmade hook looks pretty awesome.  :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 02:43:37 AM
Today was one of the two register duty days I get a month(only 4hrs each Sunday to stay in practice in case a cashier calls out).
No uses for the ToughTool today, so it joined me for a cup of coffee after work. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/9KLpslu.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 04, 2019, 05:04:43 AM
Day 3
Took down the shower head for a vinager dip.
(https://i.imgur.com/acMCHyKh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ly3xCRdh.jpg)
The pliars actually did very well for this.  The handle splay was a little wide but not as bad as a Surge and don't even try this with a SwissTool, it's jaws don't open wide enough.

Good vac clean out Cody. :tu:  G-man I thought for certain you had a bigger COFFEE cup than that. :pok:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 05:11:51 AM
Day 3
Took down the shower head for a vinager dip.
(https://i.imgur.com/acMCHyKh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ly3xCRdh.jpg)
The pliars actually did very well for this.  The handle splay was a little wide but not as bad as a Surge and don't even try this with a SwissTool, it's jaws don't open wide enough.

Good vac clean out Cody. :tu:  G-man I thought for certain you had a bigger COFFEE cup than that. :pok:
Great usage, Douglas! :o
The pliers are definitely the best feature so far with the ToughTool. The only tool with less splay might be a blunt nose Gerber MP600.

Looking at the Taylor version, which I will be carrying at some point, there was so much that could have been done to make a new version way better(larger cutters, added medium driver and thinner profile). But, instead, Taylor just ruined the original design. :facepalm:

Edit: oops. Forgot to address the insult! :D
I'm getting the regular mug out of my car. :pok:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 05:22:22 AM
My work mug. It is so big, it sits in a small cardboard box in my front seat going to and from work.  :rofl:

(http://i.imgur.com/QnuORIi.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 04, 2019, 05:41:14 AM
Not bad G-Man, :cheers:
But I'll stick with mine.
(https://i.imgur.com/j1iSczOh.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G1vh_uLbyM8/U5W__nOU6eI/AAAAAAAAIIg/v1y8V_TEduI/s1600/coffee-smiley.png)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 05:43:10 AM
Oh. Very nice. I have never considered buying a dispenser. :ahhh
The small cup means the coffee stays hot I guess? :think:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 05:47:12 AM
Laid out tomorrow's ToughTool carry. Grouped with a 2xAAA Maglite and OG Schrade Viper folder. The knife was made around the same time as the last real ToughTools in the early 2000s.

(http://i.imgur.com/3YXZAv1.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yqfKOrj.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 04, 2019, 05:57:16 AM
Nice lay out.

Oh. Very nice. I have never considered buying a dispenser. :ahhh
The small cup means the coffee stays hot I guess? :think:
It's so much more than just a dispenser,  it's the complete package...
RO Auto fill and brew right in my kitchen.  :tu:
(https://i.imgur.com/b6vCwfSh.jpg)
The cup although not as large as your Bubba,  it's not exactly small at 20oz and yes the coffee is always hot.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 05:59:46 AM
Nice lay out.

Oh. Very nice. I have never considered buying a dispenser. :ahhh
The small cup means the coffee stays hot I guess? :think:
It's so much more than just a dispenser,  it's the complete package...
RO Auto fill and brew right in my kitchen.  :tu:
(https://i.imgur.com/b6vCwfSh.jpg)
The cup although not as large as your Bubba,  it's not exactly small at 20oz and yes the coffee is always hot.
All I gotta say is:  :dd: :drool: :like: :o :drool:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 04, 2019, 01:24:24 PM
Douglas
Speaking for the early TTs, the pliers really are the star of the tool  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 04, 2019, 01:25:34 PM
Laid out tomorrow's ToughTool carry. Grouped with a 2xAAA Maglite and OG Schrade Viper folder. The knife was made around the same time as the last real ToughTools in the early 2000s.

(http://i.imgur.com/3YXZAv1.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yqfKOrj.jpg)

Nice all around carry  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 04, 2019, 01:29:11 PM
I also used the pliers to pull a nail, but the camera was dead.

Accidentally turned on the vacuum cleaner, with the brush catching and winding up the line I was tying the dust collector shut with. Oops!  So, ST-1 large screwdriver to unlatch the coin-slot screws that hold the cover on, and Benchmade 8 to remove the line.   

At $10 from most surplus outlets, the Benchmade 7 and 8 hooks are seriously good value for the money. I have one of each; with the 7 for belt carry, 8 on my pack in an Ontario strap cutter pouch (the Benchmade one is OK, but you have to use an included adapter to get it to affix to MOLLE, while the Ontario is MOLLE; and the cutter itself is crap; dull as a butter knife)


(https://i.imgur.com/P2SrE1R.jpg)

Good job Cody, vacuum cleaners and multitools seem to go together  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 04, 2019, 02:25:39 PM
The reason I've stuck with the TT for all these years, I love the pliers and how the contoured handles fit my hands

Day 4
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 02:40:19 PM
Laid out tomorrow's ToughTool carry. Grouped with a 2xAAA Maglite and OG Schrade Viper folder. The knife was made around the same time as the last real ToughTools in the early 2000s.

(http://i.imgur.com/3YXZAv1.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yqfKOrj.jpg)

Nice all around carry  :tu:
Thank you, Greg! :cheers:

The reason I've stuck with the TT for all these years, I love the pliers and how the contoured handles fit my hands

Day 4
The more I use the pliers, the more I think Schrade had something special. It is a shame that they never sought to make any notable improvements, like added medium flat driver/something more useful than a little ruler with a notch(they say hook remover, but it doesn't lock and would not be any good as a hook remover, because of that). The "scribe awl" could have been swapped for something else as well.

Taylor brands had a great platform to make a standout tool, but opted to ruin the ToughTool name for the sake of a cheap cash-grab. Half of the information online talks about how awful the ToughTools are, but they are reviewing the Taylor version. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 03:36:45 PM
Started the day off with coffe and took coffee outside for the sunrise. Got back inside and started messing around with some MT projects.

Day 4:
Coffee and today's carry.

(http://imgur.com/oyiHJvy.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/EBE0Ojj.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/Muh0TfJ.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/J6QPQUC.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/EoZn13g.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 04, 2019, 05:16:02 PM
You all are my kinda people with those coffee transporters!!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 05:21:59 PM
You all are my kinda people with those coffee transporters!!
People who know people, who like coffee transporters, are their kinda people, are all my kinda people!  :iagree: :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 08:59:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vfeEAIS.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 04, 2019, 10:09:00 PM
Great pics and uses again everyone  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 05, 2019, 12:12:04 AM
Day 4
A trip to the hardware store and those bulk bins look like they would make a good pic...
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 05, 2019, 12:14:01 AM
Love seeing MTs in bins of fasteners. :dd:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 05, 2019, 01:53:35 AM
Since I had both work to do, and was running some errands today, I put my jeans on today, and the excellent leather sheath on my belt (in the horizontal position).  I got quite a bit done with the unseasonably warm weather (65 degrees Fahrenheit). I cut some large decorative grass with the gas hedge trimmer and worked on some power equipment. Garden tractor needs a battery--one in it is the original, which is 20 years old and is constantly in need of charging or jumping. Tires are dry-rotted too; and barely hold air without Fix-A-Flat or Slime being put in regularly. These will be fixed soon, hopefully.   I can do most of it myself, minus putting the tires on; it will be serviced in the Spring at the dealer (as is usually done annually), but am trying to save my folks some cash.

Pliers: Removed stripped out screw on chicken coop door, bent rake tines back straight, and removed oil plug on tiller.
Phillips: installed Phillips screw on chicken coop.
File: Filed away childproof tabs on Listerine cap.

(https://i.imgur.com/89SrM0V.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 05, 2019, 02:31:57 AM
Yesterday it was the jaws,
Today it's the tip.
Day 4
Removed a broken impact tool end from a magnetic bit holder.
(https://i.imgur.com/gSohW6Hh.jpg)
Kids these days just dont get finesse.
(https://i.imgur.com/S4D8g2Zh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 05, 2019, 05:07:56 AM
Great usage and pics, Douglas! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 05, 2019, 05:23:51 AM
 :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 05, 2019, 12:15:28 PM
Day 4
A trip to the hardware store and those bulk bins look like they would make a good pic...

Looks right at home there Noa  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 05, 2019, 12:17:04 PM
Since I had both work to do, and was running some errands today, I put my jeans on today, and the excellent leather sheath on my belt (in the horizontal position).  I got quite a bit done with the unseasonably warm weather (65 degrees Fahrenheit). I cut some large decorative grass with the gas hedge trimmer and worked on some power equipment. Garden tractor needs a battery--one in it is the original, which is 20 years old and is constantly in need of charging or jumping. Tires are dry-rotted too; and barely hold air without Fix-A-Flat or Slime being put in regularly. These will be fixed soon, hopefully.   I can do most of it myself, minus putting the tires on; it will be serviced in the Spring at the dealer (as is usually done annually), but am trying to save my folks some cash.

Pliers: Removed stripped out screw on chicken coop door, bent rake tines back straight, and removed oil plug on tiller.
Phillips: installed Phillips screw on chicken coop.
File: Filed away childproof tabs on Listerine cap.

(https://i.imgur.com/89SrM0V.jpg)

The TT had a busy day  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 05, 2019, 12:18:30 PM
Yesterday it was the jaws,
Today it's the tip.
Day 4
Removed a broken impact tool end from a magnetic bit holder.
(https://i.imgur.com/gSohW6Hh.jpg)
Kids these days just dont get finesse.
(https://i.imgur.com/S4D8g2Zh.jpg)

Very handy Douglas  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 05, 2019, 12:41:36 PM
Great work Douglas  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 05, 2019, 05:50:41 PM
Day 5

I just ripped open a can of peas for a demo, it's always been a disappointment, fortunately I always have a SAK

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 05, 2019, 05:56:28 PM
Great demonstration Greg  :tu: :like:
shame that the can opener doesn’t cut nicely  ???
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 05, 2019, 06:08:17 PM
Great demonstration Greg  :tu: :like:
shame that the can opener doesn’t cut nicely  ???

It really is, first it suffers from a poor placement that forces you to open the tool, and then they finish it with a wide blunt edge  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 05, 2019, 06:15:47 PM
Great demonstration Greg  :tu: :like:
shame that the can opener doesn’t cut nicely  ???

It really is, first it suffers from a poor placement that forces you to open the tool, and then they finish it with a wide blunt edge  :facepalm:
The can opener doesn’t look very good quality in your pic  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 05, 2019, 06:45:41 PM
The can openers on my TTs are extremely sharp and I've used them as package openers before. I haven't opened any cans, but will give it a try during the challenge after reading Greg's post. The placement does look unfortunate.  :ahhh
Too bad the original TTs are riveted. :(
The Taylor brands ToughTools don't even have an edge  on the can openers. :dunno:

Thanks for the demo, Greg!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 05, 2019, 06:55:30 PM
Look forward to you testing the can opener GLBM  :popcorn: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 05, 2019, 07:33:18 PM
The can openers on my TTs are extremely sharp and I've used them as package openers before. I haven't opened any cans, but will give it a try during the challenge after reading Greg's post. The placement does look unfortunate.  :ahhh
Too bad the original TTs are riveted. :(
The Taylor brands ToughTools don't even have an edge  on the can openers. :dunno:

Thanks for the demo, Greg!

Here's a pic of my non edge



Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 05, 2019, 08:37:19 PM
I think Schrade fixed the can opener after the first ToughTool version. Here is a photo of the edge grind on all of my later US TTs.

(http://i.imgur.com/yykkbYM.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 05, 2019, 10:08:20 PM
I think Schrade fixed the can opener after the first ToughTool version. Here is a photo of the edge grind on all of my later US TTs.

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

That's all the difference in the world, mine is an unfinished blank in comparison  :rant:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 05, 2019, 10:17:21 PM
I wonder, as well as the TT is made, why they introduced the model with a can opener that was inferior to the rest of its' tool load-out. :think:
On the plus side, it appears only the very first version and the newest Chinese Taylor tools have awful/dull can openers.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 05, 2019, 10:28:03 PM
 :think:  :dunno:  :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 06, 2019, 12:49:59 AM
Day5
My can opener not only isnt sharp it's practically rounded. Many of my tools suffer from this. The black coat covers all surfaces and edges (even on the combo blade)
I may take some files or the worksharp to clean & square this thing up, but will use it as-is for as long as possable.

Pic1
ST1NB vs LM ST300

As you can see in pic 2 the only tool that has been cleaned up is the main blade.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 06, 2019, 01:13:59 AM
Thanks for the photos, Noa! :tu:
I must give you credit for joining the challenge with the Taylor version. :hatsoff:

The Taylor Tool, even without the black paint, still has extremely rounded edges compared to the original. :facepalm:

Day 5: Close ups of the original and Taylor versions tools:
Original
(http://i.imgur.com/lKXMPpp.jpg)
Taylor
(http://i.imgur.com/U6V5tNe.jpg)

Original
(http://i.imgur.com/LYd6z04.jpg)
Taylor
(http://i.imgur.com/rMJpmOw.jpg)

Edit: yes. The original TT's "scribe/awl" is supposed to have a flat tip.m for some strange reason. It isn't broken. Schrade got carried away with the tool count and claimed 21 tools. As Greg posted the manual on page 5. https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,80263.msg1866064.html#msg1866064

It is more like 12 tools in my view.
1. Pliers
2. Wire Cutters
3. File.
4. Clip blade.
5. Sharp curved tip thingy on lock release.
6. Phillips #2.
7. Can opener.
8. Small flat driver.
9. Large flat driver.
10. Wire stripper on Lg. flat driver.
11. Saw.
12. Ruler.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 06, 2019, 01:27:47 AM
I'm noticing quite a difference throughout production, I see a saw blade where I have a really nice serrated blade, and Noa has scissors, I'll take a picture of my tool load tomorrow
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 06, 2019, 03:08:07 AM
Today, I used the Phillips removing some screws helping my grandmother prep to paint the hallway. I'll try to see if  I can find a can to open with the opener tommorrow. My opener feels sharp.

Also carried my first-ever knife, given to me when I was 10 by my Granddad, a late 1970s model Schrade USA Old Timer 34OT and a Camillus-made Remington lightweight lockback.

(https://i.imgur.com/XAmroyG.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 06, 2019, 03:30:08 AM
Great comparison photos every one.  I've been curious about the can opener myself.  I'm going to have to give mine a work out soon.
Today I put the phillips driver and "awl" to the test.  The phillips itself worked well but the handles tend to partialy open up while using it.  the "awl" on the other hand would make a better cable stripper than "awl".  It's "blade" shape reminds me of the cable stripper on the chisel stripper blade of the Spirit.
(https://i.imgur.com/U0J9sxkh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0Xa9Vkzh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Fb3Zbjyh.jpg)

Love the OLD TIMER Cody.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 06, 2019, 04:38:53 AM
I'm noticing quite a difference throughout production, I see a saw blade where I have a really nice serrated blade, and Noa has scissors, I'll take a picture of my tool load tomorrow
Indeed. It is interesting finding out some history and information/observations along the way of the challenge.  :cheers:
Looking forward to some pics. Thank you! :cheers:

Today, I used the Phillips removing some screws helping my grandmother prep to paint the hallway. I'll try to see if  I can find a can to open with the opener tommorrow. My opener feels sharp.

Also carried my first-ever knife, given to me when I was 10 by my Granddad, a late 1970s model Schrade USA Old Timer 34OT and a Camillus-made Remington lightweight lockback.

(https://i.imgur.com/XAmroyG.jpg)
Great carry, Cody! That 340T is a nice reminder that Schrade used to be synonymous with quality. :like:

Great comparison photos every one.  I've been curious about the can opener myself.  I'm going to have to give mine a work out soon.
Today I put the phillips driver and "awl" to the test.  The phillips itself worked well but the handles tend to partialy open up while using it.  the "awl" on the other hand would make a better cable stripper than "awl".  It's "blade" shape reminds me of the cable stripper on the chisel stripper blade of the Spirit.
(https://i.imgur.com/U0J9sxkh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0Xa9Vkzh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Fb3Zbjyh.jpg)

Love the OLD TIMER Cody.
Great uses and photos, Douglas! :like:

Now that you mention it, I'll try stripping some wire with it. After all, it needs a real usage besides being a "scribe awl".  :D :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 06, 2019, 12:40:02 PM
Excellent pics and uses again everyone  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 06, 2019, 04:59:55 PM
 :iagree:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 06, 2019, 06:12:45 PM
Day 6

Not much going on today, so here's the photos showing the tools on my version

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 06, 2019, 06:18:30 PM
Great pics Greg :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 06, 2019, 08:45:33 PM
Thanks Ws  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 06, 2019, 08:57:54 PM
Thank you for that, Greg! The tool loadout differences are very interesting. :o

I did check my ST5E(slip joint pliers ToughTool with bit driver), which is the original Craftsman marked version, and it has the the dull V-grind can opener like yours. The later Schrade marked ST5E tools have the updated can opener. So apparently, Schrade used that opener on their really early tools. I'll take a photo of it this evening.  :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 06, 2019, 09:40:47 PM
The can opener is the only tool I can really fault, but I've always had a SAK opener on me so no problem.

As odd as the Scribe/Awl is it has seen use, the flat tip is deceiving, at least on mine it comes to a nice sharp point that will stick you  :facepalm:

The regular blade although flimsy for anything heavy, is sharp as a scalpel so I used accordingly, kind of like an x-acto knife  :tu:

The serrated blade is a wonder, I compare it to the knives you see advertised on late night TV, the ones that can cut a tomato, then a rope, then a leather belt, a tin can and back to a tomato, well this edge can and does, it's never been sharpened, and it's never dulled  :tu:

The flattened Phillips has a very nice bite that won't walk out of a screw no matter how tight  :tu:

I like the ruler because it's marked in 16ths on the standard scale, and mms on the metric, if I'm measuring with a small scale I'm likely after a closer measurement  :tu:

The rest is pretty standard stuff, no real complaints, but I have nothing to compare it with  :dunno:

But in the end the Pliers are the star  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 07, 2019, 02:09:24 AM
Day6
Scissors
The scissors are not bad.
They almost seem based on the Wenger style, almost. Blades are plain edge and the lever spring presses on the frame's locking tab.

They are usably sharp but they have little bit of play in the pivot that keeps them from bieng 100% reliable.
A light tap on the pivot rivet woth a punch to tighten it should be enough to solve the slop. Though I am not sure it is really a priority/ necessary unless you like tight scissors.

But they do cut better than most off brands.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 07, 2019, 02:41:03 AM
The can opener is the only tool I can really fault, but I've always had a SAK opener on me so no problem.

As odd as the Scribe/Awl is it has seen use, the flat tip is deceiving, at least on mine it comes to a nice sharp point that will stick you  :facepalm:

The regular blade although flimsy for anything heavy, is sharp as a scalpel so I used accordingly, kind of like an x-acto knife  :tu:

The serrated blade is a wonder, I compare it to the knives you see advertised on late night TV, the ones that can cut a tomato, then a rope, then a leather belt, a tin can and back to a tomato, well this edge can and does, it's never been sharpened, and it's never dulled  :tu:

The flattened Phillips has a very nice bite that won't walk out of a screw no matter how tight  :tu:

I like the ruler because it's marked in 16ths on the standard scale, and mms on the metric, if I'm measuring with a small scale I'm likely after a closer measurement  :tu:

The rest is pretty standard stuff, no real complaints, but I have nothing to compare it with  :dunno:

But in the end the Pliers are the star  :tu:
Great overview, Greg! Thank you! :salute:

I have to agree on the points, except for the SE blade, and only because mine doesn't have it. I think the measure tool slot would have been better as something else, but the ruler is very good for a short MT fold out precision measure. :like:

I love the Phillips on the TT. As you said, it doesn't seem to want to unmount the screw once it is in. :D

I have a TT coming that is Pat. Pend. Hopefully it is similar to your version 1. :)

Day6
Scissors
The scissors are not bad.
They almost seem based on the Wenger style, almost. Blades are plain edge and the lever spring presses on the frame's locking tab.

They are usably sharp but they have little bit of play in the pivot that keeps them from bieng 100% reliable.
A light tap on the pivot rivet woth a punch to tighten it should be enough to solve the slop. Though I am not sure it is really a priority/ necessary unless you like tight scissors.

But they do cut better than most off brands.
Thank you for the scissors impressions and usage, Noa! I may try peening the obes on  my black Taylor TT and try them again.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 07, 2019, 02:48:00 AM
Day 6:

Used the TT blade to cut some string I used to fix some tattered wicker(among many other tasks). Worked quite well! :)
(http://imgur.com/momhEUq.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/M37CxED.jpg)

Carried with a Bear & Sons folder and 2xAAA Maglite.
(http://imgur.com/f7se7fV.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/EWeYEj8.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 07, 2019, 03:44:59 AM
Great write ups today.  Funny the scissors came up.  My version does not have them and I was missing them.  My Vic scissors are one of my favorite tools and yes I had 5 pair in my EDC today but I used the TT combo blade instead.  It worked well, I just would have preferred the scissors.  Kinda spoiled like that.   :dunno: What can I say?
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 07, 2019, 03:52:38 AM
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Great write ups today.  Funny the scissors came up.  My version does not have them and I was missing them.  My Vic scissors are one of my favorite tools and yes I had 5 pair in my EDC today but I used the TT combo blade instead.  It worked well, I just would have preferred the scissors.  Kinda spoiled like that.   :dunno: What can I say?

Been considering buying another to mod Navitool scissors into, but unfortunately, the tool is too long, and the pivot is larger diameter than the ST-1. But during the past few days, I've had a Minichamp for scissors, and today, I had a Cybertool on my desk for them; as I was running zip ties to tame the rat's nest of cables for the computer and related peripherals.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 07, 2019, 04:12:41 AM
Great write ups today.  Funny the scissors came up.  My version does not have them and I was missing them.  My Vic scissors are one of my favorite tools and yes I had 5 pair in my EDC today but I used the TT combo blade instead.  It worked well, I just would have preferred the scissors.  Kinda spoiled like that.   :dunno: What can I say?
Very nice, Douglas! :like:
The US ToughTool never included scissors, so you're not missing out as far as the ToughTool is concerned. Noa is braving the challenge with the Taylor version of the tool with black finish.  :o
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 07, 2019, 04:18:32 AM
Pliers: removed and then reattached the rubber tie-downs on the gate and pulled a nail. The cutters also cut some zip ties.
Phillips screwdriver: loosened up the VGA cable for the PC monitor.  Originally tried it with the slotted, but the Phillips grips better.


(https://i.imgur.com/LetycS4.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 07, 2019, 05:15:29 AM
Good work, cody! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 07, 2019, 05:28:17 AM
As promised, the tool loadout photos in the ST5E(early Craftsman stamped version).

(http://i.imgur.com/QM1vfDN.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/MIyRDDB.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/veVBa3R.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/KsM3hG8.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 07, 2019, 12:32:15 PM
Great pics and uses again today guys  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 07, 2019, 01:32:46 PM
Thanks, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 07, 2019, 03:14:40 PM
Day6
Scissors
The scissors are not bad.
They almost seem based on the Wenger style, almost. Blades are plain edge and the lever spring presses on the frame's locking tab.

They are usably sharp but they have little bit of play in the pivot that keeps them from bieng 100% reliable.
A light tap on the pivot rivet woth a punch to tighten it should be enough to solve the slop. Though I am not sure it is really a priority/ necessary unless you like tight scissors.

But they do cut better than most off brands.

 :tu:
I didn't know how much I would use scissors until a year ago, I always used a blade and then I got my first SAK with them  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 07, 2019, 03:15:15 PM
Great pics and uses again today guys  :tu: :like:

Thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 07, 2019, 03:16:29 PM
Pliers: removed and then reattached the rubber tie-downs on the gate and pulled a nail. The cutters also cut some zip ties.
Phillips screwdriver: loosened up the VGA cable for the PC monitor.  Originally tried it with the slotted, but the Phillips grips better.


(https://i.imgur.com/LetycS4.jpg)

Good usage Cody  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 07, 2019, 03:17:34 PM
As promised, the tool loadout photos in the ST5E(early Craftsman stamped version).

(http://i.imgur.com/QM1vfDN.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/MIyRDDB.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/veVBa3R.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/KsM3hG8.jpg)

I like that setup  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 07, 2019, 03:20:08 PM
Great write ups today.  Funny the scissors came up.  My version does not have them and I was missing them.  My Vic scissors are one of my favorite tools and yes I had 5 pair in my EDC today but I used the TT combo blade instead.  It worked well, I just would have preferred the scissors.  Kinda spoiled like that.   :dunno: What can I say?

I'm with you Douglas, now that I'm used to having scissors on me they get a lot of use  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 07, 2019, 03:23:12 PM
Day 7

Used the cutters to cut a couple of woven nylon straps  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 07, 2019, 03:29:46 PM
Did they cut the nylon straps properly
or did you have any problems GJ :think: :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 07, 2019, 03:34:31 PM
Did they cut the nylon straps properly
or did you have any problems GJ :think: :tu: :like:

I'm happy to report they snapped them cleanly  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 07, 2019, 03:37:24 PM
Did they cut the nylon straps properly
or did you have any problems GJ :think: :tu: :like:

I'm happy to report they snapped them cleanly  :tu:
Excellent nice one GJ :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 07, 2019, 03:39:45 PM
It's great that you're following us W  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 07, 2019, 03:42:57 PM
:iagree:

Great to see you following along Barry  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 07, 2019, 03:51:50 PM
It's great that you're following us W  :cheers:
Thanks GJ :cheers: :like:
It’s always fun to follow a challenge  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Barry Rowland on February 07, 2019, 04:39:47 PM
 :iagree: :popcorn:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 07, 2019, 07:12:42 PM
As promised, the tool loadout photos in the ST5E(early Craftsman stamped version).

(http://i.imgur.com/QM1vfDN.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/MIyRDDB.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/veVBa3R.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/KsM3hG8.jpg)

I like that setup  :tu:

Thanks, Greg! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 07, 2019, 07:16:07 PM
Day 7:

Used the file to clean up a small horn for a wood pipe that fell off. Cleaned the pipe side as well. Used some glue to attach. Filled any holes in the horn with a filler stick.
(http://imgur.com/IgaTjYo.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/y7TYFhR.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/gMkkyR8.jpg)

Two beauty shots.
(http://imgur.com/wke9VI2.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/EpZjLzV.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 07, 2019, 07:19:55 PM
Nice work and pics GLBM  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 07, 2019, 08:54:30 PM
Nice work and pics GLBM  :like: :tu:
Thank you, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 08, 2019, 01:58:47 AM
 
Nice work and pics GLBM  :like: :tu:

 :iagree:

Day 7
Finally found the real purpose behind the scribe, awl.
(https://i.imgur.com/qe46vyWh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 08, 2019, 03:12:02 AM
I actually used the blade today, and I had 3 other knives (Ladybug, MiniChamp, Camillus) on me:

First was opening up some mail--turns out in my final semester of college (finished in Dec. (though technically graduated in May; as I forgot to apply for graduation until November) with a BS in management through the local college online I was on the President's List. So, I got a BS in BS.

Secondly, I removed the zip-ties on this model tractor I picked up at Tractor Supply today; since I already had it out thinking the cutters would work.  Really wish Ertl had stuck with wires. Guess the zip-ties were cheaper.


(https://i.imgur.com/z71ssNl.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 08, 2019, 04:02:20 AM
Day 7
Pliers, for when you just can't quite reach that box you're about to drop on your head....
 :twak:

Ps
I caught it. :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 08, 2019, 05:21:17 AM
Nice work and pics GLBM  :like: :tu:


 :iagree:

Day 7
Finally found the real purpose behind the scribe, awl.
(https://i.imgur.com/qe46vyWh.jpg)
Thanks, Douglas!
If they had advertised it as a packing tape cutter, they would have probably sold kore TTs. :) :tu:

I actually used the blade today, and I had 3 other knives (Ladybug, MiniChamp, Camillus) on me:

First was opening up some mail--turns out in my final semester of college (finished in Dec. (though technically graduated in May; as I forgot to apply for graduation until November) with a BS in management through the local college online I was on the President's List. So, I got a BS in BS.

Secondly, I removed the zip-ties on this model tractor I picked up at Tractor Supply today; since I already had it out thinking the cutters would work.  Really wish Ertl had stuck with wires. Guess the zip-ties were cheaper.
(https://i.imgur.com/z71ssNl.jpg)
Very cool, cody! :like:
Congrats on college and nice model tractor too. :o :)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 08, 2019, 05:21:57 AM
Day 7
Pliers, for when you just can't quite reach that box you're about to drop on your head....
 :twak:

Ps
I caught it. :tu:
Worked like a charm! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 08, 2019, 06:09:28 AM
Of course it worked. I'm always using my multi-tools to drag stuff up places I can't get to.

Int his case I just pushed the pliers into the cardboard to drag it off.

But there is another way.
Ialway figured that was why the saw and the file where in opposite handles(joking). Just spread the handles in opposite directions and then extend the saw and file.
Hold on to the file and try to hook the package with the teeth of the saw.
On most full-size multi tools that'll give you anywhere from 8-12 in of extra reach

Just don't drop and break whatever it is you're trying to get.

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 08, 2019, 06:30:29 AM
I'd be going nuts! :poh: :ahhh

Luckily, at my job, I stack and unstack the storage boxes. Never more than 2 Meters high. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 08, 2019, 01:58:02 PM
Great uses everyone  :tu:
Cody, congrats on your Diploma
Douglas, the Scribe/does It's share for sure
GLBM, awlways great to see what you're up to
Noah, great improvisation with the TT

 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 08, 2019, 05:41:20 PM
Day 8

Used the serrated blade to share a sandwich  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 08, 2019, 05:43:18 PM
Nice  :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 08, 2019, 05:47:42 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 08, 2019, 05:56:51 PM
 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 08, 2019, 06:41:32 PM
Day 8

Used the serrated blade to share a sandwich  :tu:
Looks delicious. Even better that the ToughTool made quick work of it. :gimme:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 08, 2019, 11:01:35 PM
Day 8:

Used the scraper blade to open some Imodium for a mild upset stomach. Fixed right up. :)
(http://i.imgur.com/m7g7WjQ.jpg)

Then used the wood saw to cut 3/4" dowels.
(http://i.imgur.com/RYWpGDV.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 08, 2019, 11:02:33 PM
And one more shot.(http://i.imgur.com/iekN55f.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 08, 2019, 11:14:09 PM
Great uses and pics again everyone  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 08, 2019, 11:46:14 PM
Day8
Cellphone stand
Found this use last weekend.
Because of the TT's unique side opening just extend small tools to hold the phone and long ones to stand it upright

No this isnt my phone
It a prepaid found months ago in the parking lot at work w/o sim
But I cant display my phone and take a pic with it of it at the same time...
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 08, 2019, 11:54:58 PM
Good idea Noa :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 09, 2019, 03:17:36 AM
Uh, nothing much. Today's only use was opening this here Hot Pocket this evening. Did carry it in my pocket, while an HD tool, the TT is not bulky at all. Same with the Mr. Pinchy; I can pocket it like a PST and it not feel like a brick.

(https://i.imgur.com/tgafpeV.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 09, 2019, 03:37:05 AM
Great uses and pics again everyone  :cheers: :like:
Thank you, W! :cheers:

Day8
Cellphone stand
Found this use last weekend.
Because of the TT's unique side opening just extend small tools to hold the phone and long ones to stand it upright

No this isnt my phone
It a prepaid found months ago in the parking lot at work w/o sim
But I cant display my phone and take a pic with it of it at the same time...
Very cool usage, Noa! I had not idea the ToughTool was so 21st century. :like:

Uh, nothing much. Today's only use was opening this here Hot Pocket this evening. Did carry it in my pocket, while an HD tool, the TT is not bulky at all. Same with the Mr. Pinchy; I can pocket it like a PST and it not feel like a brick.

(https://i.imgur.com/tgafpeV.jpg)
Hot Pocket extraction is still very important.  :multi:

I must agree with the pocket statement. I've been carrying mine in my back left pocket since we started, with tool side facing away from my butt, and it hasn't been an issue. :)

As you said, like the Pinchy and PST, along with the Spirit and PowerAccess. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 09, 2019, 04:10:48 AM
Great info and picks.  Not feeling to well, but still had to load up for a nine hour trip in the morning.   The scribe tool is proving to be more useful than expected.
Day 8
Scribed open a blister pack of tie down straps.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 09, 2019, 07:04:47 AM
Great info and picks.  Not feeling to well, but still had to load up for a nine hour trip in the morning.   The scribe tool is proving to be more useful than expected.
Day 8
Scribed open a blister pack of tie down straps.
Hope you feel better soon, Douglas! :cheers:

The scribe seems to be something I need to remember to use. :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 09, 2019, 07:16:20 AM
Today I came to a realization. The ToughTool is a pretty smooth operating tool. That is quite a thing considering the time it was released in 1996. It wouldn't be until the following year a smoother operating tool would be released, which was the SwissTool. The ToughTool does have an advantage over some of the best tools of the time. The implements are notably easier to access than any other tool of the era. No fingernails? Bump the other side with your hand and the tools ease out a bit. Then, even with gloves on, you can extend the tool you need further and tuck the rest back into the handles.
Not the most refined thing I've experienced with a multi tool, but something I felt like rambling about. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 09, 2019, 07:49:14 AM
Here are photos of the Pat. Pend. TT. It isn't the early one and is almost identical to the one I'm using for the challenge. I was able to fluff it up into a collection tool. :)
After 2.5hrs of cleaning and tuning. :ahhh
(http://imgur.com/tnKTGS3.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/5KwcIcu.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/dhQvVlS.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/2kjFo8W.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Anka on February 09, 2019, 11:13:10 AM
Really interesting tool, thanks to all doing the challenge. Looking forward to thread updates!

Anka

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 09, 2019, 02:20:10 PM
Thank you, Anka! :cheers:

It has been quite interesting to say the least. A lot if the times we do challenges with typically used tools, which are a lot of fun, but the odd tools really are quite special. :)

Edit: typo
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 09, 2019, 02:43:15 PM
Love the pics of the TT GLBM it does look a nice MT :dd: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Anka on February 09, 2019, 04:50:03 PM
I'm sure they are GLBM. Looking forward to doing some with you guys in the future.

Anka

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 09, 2019, 05:45:21 PM
Love the pics of the TT GLBM it does look a nice MT :dd: :like:
Many thanks, W! :cheers:

I'm sure they are GLBM. Looking forward to doing some with you guys in the future.

Anka
Thanks, Anka! I look forward to it! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 09, 2019, 09:41:37 PM
Really interesting tool, thanks to all doing the challenge. Looking forward to thread updates!

Anka

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

Thanks Anka  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 09, 2019, 09:45:08 PM
Here are photos of the Pat. Pend. TT. It isn't the early one and is almost identical to the one I'm using for the challenge. I was able to fluff it up into a collection tool. :)
After 2.5hrs of cleaning and tuning. :ahhh
(http://imgur.com/tnKTGS3.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/5KwcIcu.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/dhQvVlS.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/2kjFo8W.jpg)

Interesting, they switched the serrated blade for a saw early on, I was hoping you would have been able to experience the blade
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 09, 2019, 09:47:20 PM
Day 9

Just a little tune up today

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 09, 2019, 09:50:51 PM
Interesting, they switched the serrated blade for a saw early on, I was hoping you would have been able to experience the blade
Indeed. :cheers:

Thanks, Greg! :salute:
I'll find one at some point...hopefully. :multi:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 09, 2019, 09:53:58 PM
Day 9
Just a little tune up today
Very nice! :like:


Day 9:

Tore apart some 1x1s with the TT today.

(http://imgur.com/tvJ5zwz.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/VjiN4kA.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 09, 2019, 09:56:08 PM
Excellent challenge everyone love the pics and uses for the TT :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 09, 2019, 09:56:28 PM
Day 9
Just a little tune up today
Very nice! :like:


Day 9:

Tore apart some 1x1s with the TT today.

(http://imgur.com/tvJ5zwz.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/VjiN4kA.jpg)

 :tu:  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 09, 2019, 10:59:50 PM
Excellent challenge everyone love the pics and uses for the TT :cheers: :like:
Thank you, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 09, 2019, 11:00:26 PM

 :tu:  :cheers:
Thank you, Greg! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 10, 2019, 01:28:44 AM
Day9
Happy National Pizza Day!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 10, 2019, 01:31:45 AM
 :drool:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 10, 2019, 02:19:48 AM
Doing a little better today but still under the weather. 
Day 9
Unwrapping some lag bolts and screws to resemble furniture.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 10, 2019, 02:52:58 AM
Today's only real use was using the scribe/awl widening a hole in the wall to fit a wall hook\mount for the vacuum trying to fit the included anchors. Which didn't work; so I moved up about an inch and using the "egg-beater" Miller's Falls drilled the first hole with a smaller bit, just smaller than the screw itself. Then switched to the electric 5/8 Hitachi to put in the screws.  Surprisingly, it holds on strong without the anchors.

(https://i.imgur.com/6HIXUO2.jpg)


I've really got to get a cordless drill and/or driver of my own. The Millers Falls is "cordless" but sometimes, muscle power alone isn't enough for some materials; or driving screws.  Luckily, Lowe's selling off the display models for near nothing is just one month around the corner.  That's how I got the Hitachi last year; which was $70 for under $30. Just make sure to ask the associate in tools to look for the packaging, which contains all accessories (in my case, the chuck key and an additional pistol grip/depth gauge (two total; when it normally only comes with one), which I don't often use), manuals, and the case. While sold as-is-and tool only, they almost always have the packaging for the tool in the storage above the tool displays and will get it for you if you ask.

(https://i.imgur.com/3KAUmCT.jpg)



 
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 10, 2019, 03:45:09 AM
Day9
Happy National Pizza Day!
Yummy! :drool:

Doing a little better today but still under the weather. 
Day 9
Unwrapping some lag bolts and screws to resemble furniture.
Glad you are getting through the woods, Douglas! Nice usage! :like:

Today's only real use was using the scribe/awl widening a hole in the wall to fit a wall anchor for the vacuum. Which didn't work; so I moved up about an inch and using the "egg-beater" Miller's Falls drilled the first hole with a smaller bit, just smaller than the screw itself. Then switched to the electric 5/8 Hitachi to put in the screws.  Surprisingly, it holds on strong without the anchors.

(https://i.imgur.com/6HIXUO2.jpg)


I've really got to get a cordless drill and/or driver of my own. The Millers Falls is "cordless" but sometimes, muscle power alone isn't enough for some materials; or driving screws.  Luckily, Lowe's selling off the display models for near nothing is just one month around the corner.  That's how I got the Hitachi last year; which was $70 for under $30. Just make sure to ask the associate in tools to look for the packaging, which contains all accessories (in my case, the chuck key and an additional pistol grip/depth gauge (two total; when it normally only comes with one), which I don't often use), manuals, and the case. While sold as-is-and tool only, they almost always have the packaging for the tool in the storage above the tool displays and will get it for you if you ask.
(https://i.imgur.com/3KAUmCT.jpg)
Nice usage, Cody! :like:
I hope you can get a cordless power drill soon. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 10, 2019, 04:02:48 AM
Catching up on this thread and great pics, uses and all the general conversation in this challenge :tu: :like: Hope to be able to keep up with this one now that I am back from my short vaca :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 10, 2019, 04:40:44 AM
Catching up on this thread and great pics, uses and all the general conversation in this challenge :tu: :like: Hope to be able to keep up with this one now that I am back from my short vaca :cheers:
Thanks! & Welcome, Poncho! Glad you can follow along. :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 10, 2019, 06:01:00 PM
Catching up on this thread and great pics, uses and all the general conversation in this challenge :tu: :like: Hope to be able to keep up with this one now that I am back from my short vaca :cheers:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 10, 2019, 06:04:00 PM
Day 10

The Scribe/Awl makes a handy Orange peeler  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 10, 2019, 06:07:49 PM
Good idea GJ :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 10, 2019, 06:11:47 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on February 10, 2019, 06:21:20 PM
Great usage ane pics fellas !    :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 10, 2019, 08:40:48 PM
Day 10

The Scribe/Awl makes a handy Orange peeler  :tu:
Very cool usage, Greg! :like:

It seems the scribe awl may be a hidden gem of the MT world. :)

Great usage ane pics fellas !    :like: :tu:
Thanks, Steve! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 11, 2019, 01:59:23 AM
Day 10:

Spent the day doing nothing of any importance. My ruptured Achilles tendon is swollen a bit, which means mandatory rest.  :ahhh

The ToughTool has been keeping me company.
(http://i.imgur.com/rYznaVy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 11, 2019, 02:22:28 AM
Day 10
The spring clip on my 3blade Barlow money clip worked its way loose and popped off. I use the screwdriver to hold it open and get back into position.
My money clip is back in action.

( sorry I didn't think to take a picture while it was still in two pieces)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 11, 2019, 02:48:21 AM
Poncho,  Great to see you pop in.  It is awesome to have all you guys folling us here.  Still not up to snuff and another long day on the road. 
Day 10
Mostly just along for the ride.  To bad it's 30 minutes through the mountain pass and 6 hours flat dry desert the rest of the way.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 11, 2019, 02:51:13 AM
Didn't use a thing on it;  These sweatpants don't have pockets, and thus the only pocket I had was the chest pocket on my T-Shirt; and thus I had to carry something light, a Vic Bantam. I only used each tool once there; the blade to cut a zip tie; and the can opener on a rather large can of green beans because it was what was handy.  Would have used the Tough Tool if I'd not forgotten that it was in the same place where I took the photo yesterday.

Today, I started a restoration project on my great-grandfather's old coon hunting light, a 1930s Just-Rite carbide miner's cap light.   Some of the missing pieces are ridiculously expensive for what they are (we're talking $20-30 for tiny pieces); so it will likely be a cosmetic only restoration. I've already replaced one seal with an o-ring and the felts that go in a part of it I can make.   I'll probably just clean out the calcium buildup from the inside and polish the brass.  The body looks banged up and to the point it probably won't hold gas.

(https://i.imgur.com/HpUmlxg.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 11, 2019, 03:27:08 AM
Great pics today guys :like:

Really like that old Miners lamp as well, Cody :o I know that coon hunters still used these up into the late 80's before starting to use battery lights around here :cheers:

My Granny use to tell me how they made fire works for the 4th of July out of carbide when she was young :ahhh I am sure they got quite a boom out of them :o :D Coal mining use to be big business around here but that has all died out and all the mines shut down :-\ last ones I remember shut down in the 80's as well :-[ Great to see that the light is in such great looking shape even if it isn't gonna be made to work again because of the expense :salute: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 11, 2019, 05:58:52 AM
Day 10
The spring clip on my 3blade Barlow money clip worked its way loose and popped off. I use the screwdriver to hold it open and get back into position.
My money clip is back in action.

( sorry I didn't think to take a picture while it was still in two pieces)
Good work, Noa! :like:

Poncho,  Great to see you pop in.  It is awesome to have all you guys folling us here.  Still not up to snuff and another long day on the road. 
Day 10
Mostly just along for the ride.  To bad it's 30 minutes through the mountain pass and 6 hours flat dry desert the rest of the way.

:ahhh
I hope it all goes well for you, Douglas! :cheers:

Didn't use a thing on it;  These sweatpants don't have pockets, and thus the only pocket I had was the chest pocket on my T-Shirt; and thus I had to carry something light, a Vic Bantam. I only used each tool once there; the blade to cut a zip tie; and the can opener on a rather large can of green beans because it was what was handy.  Would have used the Tough Tool if I'd not forgotten that it was in the same place where I took the photo yesterday.

Today, I started a restoration project on my great-grandfather's old coon hunting light, a 1930s Just-Rite carbide miner's cap light.   Some of the missing pieces are ridiculously expensive for what they are (we're talking $20-30 for tiny pieces); so it will likely be a cosmetic only restoration. I've already replaced one seal with an o-ring and the felts that go in a part of it I can make.   I'll probably just clean out the calcium buildup from the inside and polish the brass.  The body looks banged up and to the point it probably won't hold gas.

(https://i.imgur.com/HpUmlxg.jpg)
Great to see a great piece of technological history made to look good again. :like:

Great pics today guys :like:

Really like that old Miners lamp as well, Cody :o I know that coon hunters still used these up into the late 80's before starting to use battery lights around here :cheers:

My Granny use to tell me how they made fire works for the 4th of July out of carbide when she was young :ahhh I am sure they got quite a boom out of them :o :D Coal mining use to be big business around here but that has all died out and all the mines shut down :-\ last ones I remember shut down in the 80's as well :-[ Great to see that the light is in such great looking shape even if it isn't gonna be made to work again because of the expense :salute: :like:
Thanks, Poncho! :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 11, 2019, 12:02:35 PM
Day11
We have a failure!

Ok it is not a tool fail, just a bad impliment.
Remember the pic of my blunt, painted/coated can opener...it doesnt work.
Turns out the shoulder on the tang doesnt sit properly against the locking tab. This cause the tab to shift above the spine of the can opener and flex backwards.

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 11, 2019, 12:29:16 PM
Day11
We have a failure!

Ok it is not a tool fail, just a bad impliment.
Remember the pic of my blunt, painted/coated can opener...it doesnt work.
Turns out the shoulder on the tang doesnt sit properly against the locking tab. This cause the tab to shift above the spine of the can opener and flex backwards.

A can opener is such a staple in the multitool world, how could they have messed it up so bad is beyond me  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 11, 2019, 12:36:49 PM
Poncho,  Great to see you pop in.  It is awesome to have all you guys folling us here.  Still not up to snuff and another long day on the road. 
Day 10
Mostly just along for the ride.  To bad it's 30 minutes through the mountain pass and 6 hours flat dry desert the rest of the way.

I like the photo Douglas, 6 hours is what it would take me to drive Nova Scotia from end to end, long day
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 11, 2019, 12:39:00 PM
Didn't use a thing on it;  These sweatpants don't have pockets, and thus the only pocket I had was the chest pocket on my T-Shirt; and thus I had to carry something light, a Vic Bantam. I only used each tool once there; the blade to cut a zip tie; and the can opener on a rather large can of green beans because it was what was handy.  Would have used the Tough Tool if I'd not forgotten that it was in the same place where I took the photo yesterday.

Today, I started a restoration project on my great-grandfather's old coon hunting light, a 1930s Just-Rite carbide miner's cap light.   Some of the missing pieces are ridiculously expensive for what they are (we're talking $20-30 for tiny pieces); so it will likely be a cosmetic only restoration. I've already replaced one seal with an o-ring and the felts that go in a part of it I can make.   I'll probably just clean out the calcium buildup from the inside and polish the brass.  The body looks banged up and to the point it probably won't hold gas.

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

That'll look great on a shelf Cody, I'm enjoying all your handy work  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 11, 2019, 12:43:04 PM
 :cheers: to the non participants that are following and taking the time to comment  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 11, 2019, 12:49:39 PM
Excellent pics and uses again everyone  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 11, 2019, 12:51:57 PM
Shame about the can opener  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 11, 2019, 12:56:37 PM
Shame about the can opener  :facepalm:

 :iagree: :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 11, 2019, 02:00:00 PM
Day 11

Decided to switch it up and go with the horizontal carry option  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: ThePeacent on February 11, 2019, 02:03:47 PM
so, like with the SOG challenge, it seems we have a can't opener  :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 11, 2019, 02:21:21 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 11, 2019, 03:23:19 PM
+1 :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 11, 2019, 05:58:29 PM
Thanks for trying the Taylor TT can opener, Noa. Not too much lf a surprise there. :ahhh

But, lets keep in mind aside from the earliest US TT version, the majority of US made TTs have a wicked sharp and useful can opener. :)

Day 11

Decided to switch it up and go with the horizontal carry option  :tu:


Very cool, Greg! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 11, 2019, 09:53:56 PM
First food in days.
Day 11
TT blade cut through bell pepper like it wasn't there. and pliars made a hot oven rack a non-issue.  :tu:
(https://i.imgur.com/ajbRezeh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/d762sqNh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 11, 2019, 10:27:47 PM
Love the pics and uses great challenge everyone  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 11, 2019, 10:32:11 PM
First food in days.
Day 11
TT blade cut through bell pepper like it wasn't there. and pliars made a hot oven rack a non-issue.  :tu:
(https://i.imgur.com/ajbRezeh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/d762sqNh.jpg)
Oh man, that looks good. I gained a pound looking at it. :woohoo:

Love the pics and uses great challenge everyone  :like: :tu:
:cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 11, 2019, 10:43:13 PM
First food in days.
Day 11
TT blade cut through bell pepper like it wasn't there. and pliars made a hot oven rack a non-issue.  :tu:
(https://i.imgur.com/ajbRezeh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/d762sqNh.jpg)
Oh man, that looks good. I gained a pound looking at it. :woohoo:

Love the pics and uses great challenge everyone  :like: :tu:
:cheers:

 :iagree:  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 12, 2019, 12:15:21 AM
Doing some house cleaning. TT blade made quick work of breaking down and cutting up damaged boxes.

(http://imgur.com/siCTtlw.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/nRq5QIN.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 12, 2019, 03:35:03 AM
First thing was reattaching the dog-tag type chain on my Craftsman keychain screwdriver. Then using the large screwdriver to remove two switch plate covers to prepare the wall behind them for painting, then after the paint dried to put them back on.   I also tightened another my grandmother had removed and replaced; but had left it a bit loose.   Scraper removed some paint buildup on the plastic covers, and the scribe opened up the bubble mailer to my new LM bit kit.


(https://i.imgur.com/LD7p6c0.jpg)

Poncho edit to show pic :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 12, 2019, 05:18:07 AM
Cody,
Your photo wasn't showing, so I edited the link in the quote below to show your photo. :tu:
(http://i.imgur.com/LD7p6c0.jpg)
Good work today, Cody! :like:

---------------------------------

GLBM Day 11 - Part 2:
The scribe thingamabob was perfect for opening a can of Boy Scout caramel corn. :woohoo:
(http://i.imgur.com/KPRlcfa.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 12, 2019, 07:42:08 AM
Day 12: 12:42

Early day pt.1.
Midnight Cinnamon Dolce' Latte from StarBucks. Don't go there often anymore, but once in a while. Caffeine kickin' up. :woohoo:

ToughTool and Eafengrow D2 folder(homage to ZT0456).
(http://i.imgur.com/EoEFck7.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 12, 2019, 12:21:53 PM
More great pics guys :cheers: :like: I hope cody doesn't mind but I edited his post to show his pic :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Higgins617 on February 12, 2019, 12:42:25 PM
Day11
We have a failure!

Ok it is not a tool fail, just a bad impliment.
Remember the pic of my blunt, painted/coated can opener...it doesnt work.
Turns out the shoulder on the tang doesnt sit properly against the locking tab. This cause the tab to shift above the spine of the can opener and flex backwards.

This put my TT out of commission for over a year. That back spring popped back like that and stayed, had no retention on any of the tools in that handle. Had to drill out the rivet bend it back and put a new bolt to hold the tools in the handle.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 12, 2019, 06:15:38 PM
Day 12: Finished for the day

Put a new alternator in my brother's Explorer today. TT was used for disconnecting/reconnecting the battery cables.
(http://i.imgur.com/v7AaxxW.jpg)
Unhooking/rejoining the intake tube.
(http://i.imgur.com/Hgclds0.jpg)
Disconnecting and reconnecting the electrical connector.
(http://i.imgur.com/9LUVNLG.jpg)

Socket set was used for mounting bolts and relieving the serpentine tensioner.

ToughTool hanging out on the new alternator. :woohoo:
(http://i.imgur.com/325zM1C.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 12, 2019, 06:57:51 PM
Excellent work GLBM  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 12, 2019, 07:37:18 PM
Day 12

Making a new cord for an old 12v compressor, the wire cutters, the wire stripper and the pliers all took part, here's the new clamps ready for solder

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 12, 2019, 07:38:29 PM
Nice job GJ :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 12, 2019, 07:40:05 PM
Day 12: Finished for the day

Put a new alternator in my brother's Explorer today. TT was used for disconnecting/reconnecting the battery cables.
(http://i.imgur.com/v7AaxxW.jpg)
Unhooking/rejoining the intake tube.
(http://i.imgur.com/Hgclds0.jpg)
Disconnecting and reconnecting the electrical connector.
(http://i.imgur.com/9LUVNLG.jpg)

Socket set was used for mounting bolts and relieving the serpentine tensioner.

ToughTool hanging out on the new alternator. :woohoo:
(http://i.imgur.com/325zM1C.jpg)

Nice work, shows how the TT could help on the side of the road  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 12, 2019, 07:41:18 PM
Nice job GJ :tu: :like:

Thanks Ws  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 12, 2019, 07:43:20 PM
Nice job GJ :tu: :like:

Thanks Ws  :cheers:
:hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 12, 2019, 08:34:28 PM
Excellent work GLBM  :tu: :like:
Thanks, W! :cheers:

Day 12

Making a new cord for an old 12v compressor, the wire cutters, the wire stripper and the pliers all took part, here's the new clamps ready for solder
Good work! :like:


Nice work, shows how the TT could help on the side of the road  :tu:
Thank you, Greg! :cheers:

Indeed it would make a great automotive tool with the long reach, good drivers and sharp plier teeth. :iagree:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on February 13, 2019, 12:17:45 AM
Day11
We have a failure!

Ok it is not a tool fail, just a bad impliment.
Remember the pic of my blunt, painted/coated can opener...it doesnt work.
Turns out the shoulder on the tang doesnt sit properly against the locking tab. This cause the tab to shift above the spine of the can opener and flex backwards.

This put my TT out of commission for over a year. That back spring popped back like that and stayed, had no retention on any of the tools in that handle. Had to drill out the rivet bend it back and put a new bolt to hold the tools in the handle.

This is the weak link on this tool. This happened to my early version of TT, I was able to bend it back before I sold it. They redesigned it in later models by adding some extra bends in it to strengthen it.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 13, 2019, 12:42:39 AM
Day 12
Just "Rocking out" ...or is that out on a rock?
:facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 13, 2019, 02:45:47 AM
Didn't use a thing on it today.


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

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 13, 2019, 03:03:42 AM
Impressive G-Man and GJ serious work there guys.  Allways liked Roc'n Out Noa, and love that sheath cody.
I finally decided it was time I gave the can opener a try on my TT
With out the stong back spring of a Vic or lock of other MT's it took a little adjusting but that was easy enough.
(https://i.imgur.com/PsReiXEh.jpg)
Then as the process was under way it seamed to be the "cleanest cut of ANY can opener i have ever used.
(https://i.imgur.com/QZG7EHoh.jpg)
As I finnised up I came to realize that the TT can opener combined with the pull tab can top created a very interesting effect.
(https://i.imgur.com/auYcR3ih.jpg)
All 'n all the opener worked well on my TT.  I still feel Vic has the best opener next to the ol' school P-38
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSiw3RMAGGDkU4thSsNmR4pkGOp7uHtqwOr7Ey7yI8JWQsA4ug-)
 :oops: WRONG P-38
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-C60WWgSGC0laYuFqD9BBCkaw48Lq151HI4zdFbXkwD-lMoZ6)
There, THAT'S BETTER. :whistle:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 13, 2019, 05:12:04 AM
Day 12
Just "Rocking out" ...or is that out on a rock?
:facepalm:
Cool pic, Noa! :like:

Didn't use a thing on it today.
(https://i.imgur.com/TNuOYYd.jpg)

Even the ToughTool needs some rest. :tu:

Impressive G-Man and GJ serious work there guys.  Allways liked Roc'n Out Noa, and love that sheath cody.
I finally decided it was time I gave the can opener a try on my TT
With out the stong back spring of a Vic or lock of other MT's it took a little adjusting but that was easy enough.
(https://i.imgur.com/PsReiXEh.jpg)
Then as the process was under way it seamed to be the "cleanest cut of ANY can opener i have ever used.
(https://i.imgur.com/QZG7EHoh.jpg)
As I finnised up I came to realize that the TT can opener combined with the pull tab can top created a very interesting effect.
(https://i.imgur.com/auYcR3ih.jpg)
All 'n all the opener worked well on my TT.  I still feel Vic has the best opener next to the ol' school P-38
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSiw3RMAGGDkU4thSsNmR4pkGOp7uHtqwOr7Ey7yI8JWQsA4ug-)
 :oops: WRONG P-38
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-C60WWgSGC0laYuFqD9BBCkaw48Lq151HI4zdFbXkwD-lMoZ6)
There, THAT'S BETTER. :whistle:
Very cool, Douglas! :salute:

Thabks for taking the time to try the more common US TT can opener. I had a feeling, by the shape and sharpness, it would perform well right-handed. :)
That is quite a nice cut. It is a shame Schrade never made a full locking ToughTool.  :(

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: ReamerPunch on February 13, 2019, 09:17:10 AM
As I finnised up I came to realize that the TT can opener combined with the pull tab can top created a very interesting effect.
(https://i.imgur.com/auYcR3ih.jpg)

Very interesting indeed. :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 13, 2019, 12:08:43 PM
Another great day of pics and uses :cheers: Glad to see one of the can openers actually worked :whistle: :D :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 13, 2019, 12:38:17 PM
I love the clean cut on the tin with the can opener  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 13, 2019, 03:13:06 PM
Nice work everyone  :cheers:

Finally a TT can opener that works cleanly, part of me wants to sharpen mine but I always have a SAK on board  :think:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 13, 2019, 03:44:09 PM
This thread is a bit interesting in how a general misconception, based on the first production version and the latest Taylor China version's can openers not performing well at all, caused many to think the ToughTool can openers don't work in general. While the truth is that, aside from the earliest version(quite uncommon) and Chinese Taylor version, the majority of ToughTools have a very good can opener. :dunno:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 13, 2019, 05:20:31 PM
This thread is a bit interesting in how a general misconception, based on the first production version and the latest Taylor China version's can openers not performing well at all, caused many to think the ToughTool can openers don't work in general. While the truth is that, aside from the earliest version(quite uncommon) and Chinese Taylor version, the majority of ToughTools have a very good can opener. :dunno:

 I think you're right on point, it's not that mine didn't work, it just wasn't a clean opening caused by what really looked like an unfinished blank, and I should add that it's a type of opener I don't care for, same goes for the Vic combo tool  :dunno:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 13, 2019, 05:24:35 PM
Day 13

Nasty weather here today, but I still received a load of mail, at least it gave the TT something to do  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 13, 2019, 05:31:36 PM
Great pics again today nice one  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 13, 2019, 05:36:06 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 14, 2019, 02:41:13 AM
Day 13
Had to do a bit of surgery on a dog toy to cut away a dammaged section and re-tie whats left into a "tail".
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 14, 2019, 03:23:32 AM
Did some cutting with the blade, including opening a secondhand SwissChamp. It's in decent shape, but the saw is bent, which means off to Connecticut ASAP.   Oh well, bent saws are a common problem; and I have actually bent saws on two different SAKs that will be sent off with the Champ.

(https://i.imgur.com/jEk28PD.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 14, 2019, 03:27:58 AM

 I think you're right on point, it's not that mine didn't work, it just wasn't a clean opening caused by what really looked like an unfinished blank, and I should add that it's a type of opener I don't care for, same goes for the Vic combo tool  :dunno:
:cheers:
Perhaps this thread will help venerate the US ToughTool can opener. I still beed to try mine out to see if I can duplicate Douglas' results, but since I have personally held that TT he has, I know the one I'm using have the same can opener. Those ToughTools are a bear to clean and maintain. So you get real familiar with them during a spa treatment.  :ahhh

I wonder if you'd have better luck using a metal file to make a chisel grind on your can opener to get it performing with the later US versions? Same goes for the Taylor version, granted it doesn't completely fail like the issue Noa experienced. :ahhh

Day 13

Nasty weather here today, but I still received a load of mail, at least it gave the TT something to do  :tu:
The TT blade was made for mail! :like:

Great pics again today nice one  :tu: :like:
Thanks, W! :cheers:

Day 13
Had to do a bit of surgery on a dog toy to cut away a dammaged section and re-tie whats left into a "tail".
Good work, Noa! I'm sure your pup will appreciate the work! :like:

Did some cutting with the blade, including opening a secondhand SwissChamp. It's in decent shape, but the saw is bent, which means off to Connecticut ASAP.   Oh well, bent saws are a common problem; and I have actually bent saws on two different SAKs that will be sent off with the Champ.

(https://i.imgur.com/jEk28PD.jpg)
Very cool! I hope the SAK saw can be fixed. I've had some luck in the past with bending SAK saws, but I don't know if I'd trust a saw after it has been malformed and straightened.  :ahhh

Congrats on the Champ. One of my favorite SAKs. :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 14, 2019, 03:34:41 AM
I'm posting these pics, because I dropped the ToughTool after taking the photo. The TT is fine, aside from some concrete scratches, but I didn't take anymore photos afterwards. :ahhh

(http://imgur.com/leZw09X.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/XajTwBI.jpg)

And a photo of package opening earlier today. Douglas may appreciate this addition to the collection. :D
SwissTool RS.
(http://i.imgur.com/W87POKy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 14, 2019, 03:35:30 AM
This thread is a bit interesting in how a general misconception, based on the first production version and the latest Taylor China version's can openers not performing well at all, caused many to think the ToughTool can openers don't work in general. While the truth is that, aside from the earliest version(quite uncommon) and Chinese Taylor version, the majority of ToughTools have a very good can opener. :dunno:

 I think you're right on point, it's not that mine didn't work, it just wasn't a clean opening caused by what really looked like an unfinished blank, and I should add that it's a type of opener I don't care for, same goes for the Vic combo tool  :dunno:

I just know that the Chinese version is pooish :D I never use a can opener anyways so I would have never known ;) Not knocking the tool just :pok: you guys a bit :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 14, 2019, 04:16:38 AM
Several months ago I was given this seven amp telecomunications ceramic fuse. 
(https://i.imgur.com/PPQ7fioh.jpg)
It has been good for helping mantain an edge in the field as it's small enough to pocket.  one problen needed a solution though.  Being as short as it is it needed a handle, but a handle that kept it pocket compatable.  Last week I had to go and back up one of our tech's on location.  aFound a part of the issue to be in the unit's small conveyor belt assembly specificaly the tracking roller.
(https://i.imgur.com/zHr1BNgh.jpg)
Just so happened I had both the fuse and roller setting side by side on the desk when I realized the roller was already tapped and that the threading on the fuse matched the tap like they were made for each other. So now to todays photos and how the two become one.
 :oops:
No Photo of dilling out the cylender.
Day 13
Checking the fit.
(https://i.imgur.com/hbPR6Ovh.jpg)
Beveling the inside of new handle.
(https://i.imgur.com/a5Isw5zh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/u8twS5ih.jpg)
Filing down the excess threading.
(https://i.imgur.com/6UhcAbVh.jpg)
Perfect fit, exactly what I wanted
(https://i.imgur.com/FU4uFbgh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hbPR6Ovh.jpg)
 :oops:
Forgot to snap a pick of using the hack saw to cut the threading off one end.
Filed and finished the end.
(https://i.imgur.com/mUHiybkh.jpg)
Final Product
(https://i.imgur.com/xypVIXXh.jpg)


Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 14, 2019, 04:26:07 AM
Super nice work, Douglas! :like: :drool: :o

Great post too. It have been skeptical of the TT blade steel until I saw where you beveled the tube. Good to know the edge managed it. :multi:

How did the hacksaw(file's third edge) work? Did the curve in it cause any cutting issues?
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 14, 2019, 04:27:13 AM
...
And a photo of package opening earlier today. Douglas may appreciate this addition to the collection. :D
SwissTool RS.
(http://i.imgur.com/W87POKy.jpg)
  :cheers: You're spot on with that G-Man.
The '98 RS was my first SwissTool, the only one I have ever managed to break (broke the bottle opener using it to pry off a stainless panel on a Baxter OV 210 bakery oven), and now my Wife has it.  I realy need to build up my collection I only have 2 actual SwissTools.  :ahhh  One X that I EDC when not in a challenge and an Aussi Nato BO.
Is that surprise I sense ther G-Man? :pok: :pok:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 14, 2019, 04:30:52 AM
The only thing that would have made the hack saw file work better is if it locked.  I must say I have been surprisingly pleased AND impressed by the performance of MY USA TT.

Oh thanks for that too G-Man. :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 14, 2019, 04:39:01 AM
I am surprised! :woohoo: I have as many non-Spirit SwissTools as Douglas. :D

Australian Nato BO SwissTool? :o
Just looked up some photos. That is a sweet tool. I will be on the lookout for one of those in the future.  :)

Ironically, doesn't the Australian military issue Taylor ToughTools now? :ahhh :think: :whistle: :ahhh

The only thing that would have made the hack saw file work better is if it locked.  I must say I have been surprisingly pleased AND impressed by the performance of MY USA TT.

Oh thanks for that too G-Man. :cheers:
:cheers:
Thanks, Douglas!
I've been a bit shocked at how usable the TT has been as well.
I think the plier head is made of laminated kryptonite or something, because I've done some stuff that I knew would leave teeth dented with it and nothing happened.  :dunno:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gregozedobe on February 14, 2019, 06:58:25 AM
Ironically, doesn't the Australian military issue Taylor ToughTools now? :ahhh :think: :whistle: :ahhh

Unfortunately yes, the Oz armed forces get the Taylor "Weak"tool these days (thanks for nothing, bean counters)   >:(
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 14, 2019, 07:44:26 AM
If it weren't such a possible liability, for the soldiers it would funny. :facepalm:

Thanks for the confirmation, Greg! :salute:

Edit: Does Taylor even bother building them to any reasonable level? Or is literally the same $18 black-painted Taylor version I bought on eBay?
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 14, 2019, 02:15:20 PM
Several months ago I was given this seven amp telecomunications ceramic fuse. 
(https://i.imgur.com/PPQ7fioh.jpg)
It has been good for helping mantain an edge in the field as it's small enough to pocket.  one problen needed a solution though.  Being as short as it is it needed a handle, but a handle that kept it pocket compatable.  Last week I had to go and back up one of our tech's on location.  aFound a part of the issue to be in the unit's small conveyor belt assembly specificaly the tracking roller.
(https://i.imgur.com/zHr1BNgh.jpg)
Just so happened I had both the fuse and roller setting side by side on the desk when I realized the roller was already tapped and that the threading on the fuse matched the tap like they were made for each other. So now to todays photos and how the two become one.
 :oops:
No Photo of dilling out the cylender.
Day 13
Checking the fit.
(https://i.imgur.com/hbPR6Ovh.jpg)
Beveling the inside of new handle.
(https://i.imgur.com/a5Isw5zh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/u8twS5ih.jpg)
Filing down the excess threading.
(https://i.imgur.com/6UhcAbVh.jpg)
Perfect fit, exactly what I wanted
(https://i.imgur.com/FU4uFbgh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hbPR6Ovh.jpg)
 :oops:
Forgot to snap a pick of using the hack saw to cut the threading off one end.
Filed and finished the end.
(https://i.imgur.com/mUHiybkh.jpg)
Final Product
(https://i.imgur.com/xypVIXXh.jpg)

That's awesome Douglas  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 14, 2019, 02:16:33 PM
 :iagree: Nice work Douglas  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 14, 2019, 03:04:36 PM
Day 14

Using the cutters to make lanyards for my Saks  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 14, 2019, 03:07:31 PM
Good job GJ :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 14, 2019, 03:08:10 PM
 :like:
Those little cutters just love chomping up stuff like chain and coat hangers. The long handles make it a joy to do the cutting. :)

The Taylor version cutters actually do work very well for cutting as well. I got bored one night and chopped up a bunch of 55lb jack chain with the US amd Taylor versions.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 14, 2019, 03:22:50 PM
GLBM, it's good to hear the cutter quality carried over, like you I've chomped through a lot of hard wire over the years  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 14, 2019, 03:34:05 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on February 14, 2019, 03:46:16 PM
Still enjoying following along, great job fellas !    :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 14, 2019, 04:00:40 PM
Good job GJ :tu: :like:

Thanks W  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 14, 2019, 04:01:10 PM
Still enjoying following along, great job fellas !    :like: :tu:

Thanks Steve  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 15, 2019, 01:07:01 AM
Tools used; blade opening the feed for the sheep we bought today and pliers for twisting wire to repair the busted hay feeder (bale spear hung on it a couple weeks back; tearing off the piece that holds it in on the other side). Eventually, it needs to be welded back on.

Along with my Tomica towing and recovery equipment; the old (1970s-1980s) Peterbilt 359/Holmes 750 "American Wrecker" (and a good choice, as the 750 remains popular with many towing companies to this date) and the Hino Profia/Century 1040SDU modeled after a unit used by the Yokohama Municipal Fire Bureau's Super Rangers Urban Search and Rescue team.

(https://i.imgur.com/Zt4Dwkc.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 15, 2019, 02:17:02 AM
Very cool, Cody! :like:

Day 14:

I forgot to put the TT in my pocket before work today. I felt naked without a multitool. :facepalm:
I'm glad to be home with the ToughTool. :D
(http://i.imgur.com/UzNVUYR.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 15, 2019, 02:37:02 AM
Day 14
An office nightmare.  :surrender: :surrender:
Just a little box opening for the TT today.
(https://i.imgur.com/XVL7RO3h.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 15, 2019, 06:41:12 AM
Day 14
Not much going on today; the only thing I used the TT for was to grab a hot pan out of the oven.
So here's a pic of the combo I'm carrying today note this is nowhere near being my full EDC.

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 15, 2019, 06:44:24 AM
Always good uses for an MT, Douglas and Noa! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: ThePeacent on February 15, 2019, 05:25:17 PM
Day 14
Not much going on today; the only thing I used the TT for was to grab a hot pan out of the oven.
So here's a pic of the combo I'm carrying today note this is nowhere near being my full EDC.

Recon 1 XL with Snaggletooth... :o

(https://i.imgur.com/08mcIPJ.gif)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 15, 2019, 05:30:43 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 15, 2019, 05:31:47 PM
Great pics again can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow  :popcorn: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 15, 2019, 11:38:13 PM
Day 15:

Retrofitted some lights on an old coke machine bezel. Florescent tube for the top and a night light for for the bottom. I'll post a pic of it lighted later today. :)

Photos are out of order. Thanks imgur. :ahhh
(http://imgur.com/MW9iEot.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/GJEyRRf.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/O8keaya.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/k8PDcqO.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/Qq2O7D6.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 15, 2019, 11:44:55 PM
That looks nice  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 15, 2019, 11:45:11 PM
The finished project. I ordered some new inserts, but it'll be a while until they come in.
The zip tie on the top is where I put the price tag on. Not part of it. Haha

(http://imgur.com/PziwWtJ.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/dEHrGtH.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 15, 2019, 11:46:51 PM
That would look nice with the new inserts GLBM  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 15, 2019, 11:50:25 PM
That would look nice with the new inserts GLBM  :tu: :like:
Thanks, W! :cheers:
Indeed the new inserts will even out the light.  :iagree:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 15, 2019, 11:58:22 PM
It would finish it off nicely  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 16, 2019, 02:02:39 AM
Day 15

Used the serrated blade to take care of some cardboard for recycling  :tu:
Gotta run I'll catch up tomorrow  :ahhh

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 16, 2019, 02:06:57 AM
Well done G-Man. :like:

I thought my Day 15 was another boring challenge dud...
(https://i.imgur.com/ZUBItuSh.jpg)

Then when checking the post I found a package with the Queen's postage on it.
(https://i.imgur.com/QyJGbneh.jpg)
Got to open this one NOW!
(https://i.imgur.com/Z6MKy3ah.jpg)
Its the Mini Champ GAW from the Swisschamp Challenge!! :woohoo: :woohoo:
THANKS Fast Bill for the GREAT PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :woohoo: :woohoo:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 16, 2019, 02:29:08 AM
Day15
This has absolutely nothing to do with the tool. Today I'd rather talk about the sheath.

The Taylor version of the Tough Tool comes with a very nice sheath that I honestly question if it isn't worth more than the tool itself. Seriously for a $15 tool this is probably a 10 to $15 sheath if you were to buy it separately retail.( not counting deals & steals of course)
Tools at this sub 20$ price point generally come with either the thinnest nylon possible or nothing at all.

Thick padded condura; a molded belt clip that's held in with a rivet yet still has a little bit of movement to make it comfortable to wear; as well as a belt loop underneath the clip all make this a pretty decent sheath. An added bonus given that the tough tool is a full size tool the sheath is large enough to hold almost any other multi-tool.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 16, 2019, 02:37:31 AM
Day15
This has absolutely nothing to do with the tool. Today I'd rather talk about the sheath.

The Taylor version of the Tough Tool comes with a very nice sheath that I honestly question if it isn't worth more than the tool itself. Seriously for a $15 tool this is probably a 10 to $15 sheath if you were to buy it separately retail.( not counting deals & steals of course)
Tools at this sub 20$ price point generally come with either the thinnest nylon possible or nothing at all.

Thick padded condura; a molded belt clip that's held in with a rivet yet still has a little bit of movement to make it comfortable to wear; as well as a belt loop underneath the clip all make this a pretty decent sheath. An added bonus given that the tough tool is a full size tool the sheath is large enough to hold almost any other multi-tool.

 :like:  Now you've got me wanting a Taylor TT just for the sheath itself. I kinda like that sheath a bit more than the ISC USA sheath.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 16, 2019, 02:46:41 AM
Didn't do much, only thing I did was using the scraper to remove some congealed toothpaste I couldn't remove from the cap light restoration project.   

Decided to give the Remington a break, and carried something similar,  the Noble Outfitters Hunter.  Probably the only Chinese knife not made by Rough Rider that I can honestly say I like. I've been wanting one since its partially serrated cousin, the Viper came out years ago in the various equine catalogs.  Seems to be a very well made knife, especially from a clothing company; and in many cases, with those, you're paying for the brand (I'm looking at you Eddie Bauer!).  Lately, it's been a work knife clipped to my coat.

(https://i.imgur.com/8jzNcVK.jpg)




Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 16, 2019, 03:54:18 AM
Day 15

Used the serrated blade to take care of some cardboard for recycling  :tu:
Gotta run I'll catch up tomorrow  :ahhh
Cool beans, Greg! :like:

Day15
This has absolutely nothing to do with the tool. Today I'd rather talk about the sheath.

The Taylor version of the Tough Tool comes with a very nice sheath that I honestly question if it isn't worth more than the tool itself. Seriously for a $15 tool this is probably a 10 to $15 sheath if you were to buy it separately retail.( not counting deals & steals of course)
Tools at this sub 20$ price point generally come with either the thinnest nylon possible or nothing at all.

Thick padded condura; a molded belt clip that's held in with a rivet yet still has a little bit of movement to make it comfortable to wear; as well as a belt loop underneath the clip all make this a pretty decent sheath. An added bonus given that the tough tool is a full size tool the sheath is large enough to hold almost any other multi-tool.

I have to agree on the sheath. I wore mine for a while last year and it never started sagging and the Velcro stayed firm the whole time. :)

Didn't do much, only thing I did was using the scraper to remove some congealed toothpaste I couldn't remove from the cap light restoration project.   

Decided to give the Remington a break, and carried something similar,  the Noble Outfitters Hunter.  Probably the only Chinese knife not made by Rough Rider that I can honestly say I like. I've been wanting one since its partially serrated cousin, the Viper came out years ago in the various equine catalogs.  Seems to be a very well made knife, especially from a clothing company; and in many cases, with those, you're paying for the brand (I'm looking at you Eddie Bauer!).  Lately, it's been a work knife clipped to my coat.

(https://i.imgur.com/8jzNcVK.jpg)
Good work and that is a good looking knife!

Well done G-Man. :like:

I thought my Day 15 was another boring challenge dud...
(https://i.imgur.com/ZUBItuSh.jpg)

Then when checking the post I found a package with the Queen's postage on it.
(https://i.imgur.com/QyJGbneh.jpg)
Got to open this one NOW!
(https://i.imgur.com/Z6MKy3ah.jpg)
Its the Mini Champ GAW from the Swisschamp Challenge!! :woohoo: :woohoo:
THANKS Fast Bill for the GREAT PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :woohoo: :woohoo:
Thanks, Douglas! :cheers:

Congrats on the GAW! That is a pretty SAK. :drool:
And good work opening it with the TT. :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 16, 2019, 12:22:24 PM
Nice one Douglas  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 16, 2019, 09:22:27 PM
Thanks guys.
Day 16
Replacing a fryer thermo-pile generator.
(https://i.imgur.com/Z4W1YJth.jpg)
The driver worked perfect but the odd handle shape of the TT made it awkward to use in this confined space.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 16, 2019, 11:06:36 PM
Great to see everyone putting the Tough Tool to work so far  :cheers:
The Taylor Sheath looks and sounds like a winner, I like the clip in particular  :tu:

 :multi:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 16, 2019, 11:10:11 PM
Day 16

Another average day, used the main blade to take some tags off new jeans  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 17, 2019, 01:06:21 AM
Great to see everyone putting the Tough Tool to work so far  :cheers:
The Taylor Sheath looks and sounds like a winner, I like the clip in particular  :tu:

 :multi:

 :iagree: For being a bit different type of tool than the norm I am glad to see that you guys seem to be getting along very well with them :like: More great pics and uses as well :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 17, 2019, 02:11:27 AM
Today was another more or less lazy day. Didn't use a tool on it. While I was carrying a USA Old  Timer 3OT "Bearhead" lockback, my only cutting task, peeling oranges, was done with the 2014 Case Carhartt Wharncliffe Mini Trapper.   And might I add, the 3OT is my only stainless Old Timer. While some early 5OTs and I want to say 7OTs were initially offered in carbon steel, they quickly switched to stainless.  The 3OT was a pretty poor seller, whcih is why they aren't seen often, especially compared to 34OTs or 8OTs for example.

I really need to get more of Schrade's more tactical/modern offerings that were made in the USA. I've only got a Cliphanger CH-3 Silhouette with a whistle attached clipped to the sternum strap of my pack and that's it as far as non-traditional USA Schrades go.


(https://i.imgur.com/Ir6ofvU.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 17, 2019, 02:30:04 AM
Great uses and/or photos today, guys! :like:

Day 16:

Used the TT a lot today, but the photo is of me clipping the tip on a new glue bottle. I went through a half bottle getting the base glued back up on the sideboard. I put sanded is down and pit on new veneer as well, but the TT wasn't required for that.
(http://i.imgur.com/STt7ZDs.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 17, 2019, 05:35:44 AM
Day16
No I did not pose the tool like this. With just light use the pliers/handle screws have already loosened up to the point that the one handle flops that far open before there is any tension.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 17, 2019, 05:53:51 AM
The Taylor TTs don't have loctite in the screws. You'll need to remove the screw and put some loctite in there. :)

The older TTs use strong rivets, but loosen as well. I just smack the rivets with a 2.5lb hammer on the vise. :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gregozedobe on February 17, 2019, 09:56:03 AM
Day16
No I did not pose the tool like this. With just light use the pliers/handle screws have already loosened up to the point that the one handle flops that far open before there is any tension.

You did the right thing there, from what I've read, those Taylor"Soft"Tools can't handle (pun intended) anything even vaguely like hard or strenuous use.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 17, 2019, 06:03:53 PM
Day 17
5:00 AM Call out. :facepalm:  :rant:
(https://i.imgur.com/i0gGbJph.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JhIHWNFh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 17, 2019, 06:06:30 PM
Nice job Douglas  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 17, 2019, 06:10:31 PM
Thanks Speedy.
I'm still trying to wake up.  I was sleeping soooooo goooooood too.
I wonder, does anyone else consider WORK and four letter smurf word?
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 17, 2019, 06:14:24 PM
 :rofl: :rofl:  :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 12:03:48 AM
Day 17

The Tough Tool got to do a little handy work, I've had an interior door that's been hanging up, so with the TT on my hip it was a a good time to take care of it :tu:
First the Phillips driver removed the striker plate, then some tweaking with the pliers and a bit of file action, and the door is working smoothly  :cheers:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 12:06:16 AM
Day 17
5:00 AM Call out. :facepalm:  :rant:
(https://i.imgur.com/i0gGbJph.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JhIHWNFh.jpg)

5 a.m. Sunday call out, that's gonna cost them  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 12:07:52 AM
Day16
No I did not pose the tool like this. With just light use the pliers/handle screws have already loosened up to the point that the one handle flops that far open before there is any tension.

 :rant:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 12:09:17 AM
Nice work everyone  :tu:  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 18, 2019, 12:12:40 AM
Excellent challenge good use of the TT everyone  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 12:30:01 AM
Glad you're sticking with us Ws  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 18, 2019, 12:32:13 AM
Wouldn’t want to miss the challenge especially with the TT  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 18, 2019, 01:45:39 AM
Thanks Speedy.
I wonder, does anyone else consider WORK and four letter smurf word?
:iagree:  :rofl:
It is the worst 4 letter word. :salute:

Day 17
5:00 AM Call out. :facepalm:  :rant:
(https://i.imgur.com/i0gGbJph.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JhIHWNFh.jpg)
Good job putting the drivers to use so early in the morning. :ahhh

Day 17

The Tough Tool got to do a little handy work, I've had an interior door that's been hanging up, so with the TT on my hip it was a a good time to take care of it :tu:
First the Phillips driver removed the striker plate, then some tweaking with the pliers and a bit of file action, and the door is working smoothly  :cheers:


Good work, Greg. One of those days when we know how valuable a multitool can be. :like:

Excellent challenge good use of the TT everyone  :cheers: :like:
:cheers:

Glad you're sticking with us Ws  :cheers:
:iagree:

Wouldn’t want to miss the challenge especially with the TT  :cheers: :like:
:like:
Thanks, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 18, 2019, 01:49:37 AM
Had to go in a few hours early today to wax/polish a table top and plane down/paint/reinstall hardware on some white cabinet doors.
The TT was Paired with a big Remington folder today.
(http://imgur.com/e8EV3Hn.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/KCUW27Q.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/l4SOU9d.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/tVNSNQj.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 18, 2019, 03:05:18 AM
 :like:
Hard to find anything better than SC Johnson Past Wax. :tu:
That Remington has an interesting blade shape.

Gregg My MT's have fixed that problem on many a door.  Well Done :cheers:

NOA even my USA TT with the riveted handle does that on one side just not quite as much.  I can only imagine how frustrating that would become ove time.

cody, love those Old Timers. 

A good Day 17 I would say, So :cheers: :cheers: everyone.



And last but not least,  Thanks for hanging out Speedy.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 18, 2019, 03:13:27 AM
:like:  While I normally don't like larger folders (the exception being Folding Hunters); I've always had a thing for big folding rescue knives.  I mostly use this German-made Skedco Warfighter Extreme Medicine (Eickhorn PRT-IV); which opens really quick and a joy to use with gloves on. I just wish the regular PRTs were cheaper--these for a long time were $30 through many people dealing in military surplus (they were issued to combat medics in a rigging kit for MEDEVAC helicopters); while the standard PRT is $120. It also has a seatbelt cutter (cutting twine and opening clam pack, I've just about wore out the section of snap-off blade that forms the tool; and I don't know what type Eickhorn used; guessing OLFA) and a carbide glass breaker.


Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum of folder size, I chose the rare (as a USA model) USA Old Timer 106OT "Granddad's Old Timer" to supplement the TT; since the USA model never had scissors. Due to its rarity, I've used it as a shelf queen, not ever carried or used it. That had to change. So I cleaned it, sharpened it, and lubed it and started carrying it tonight.

Today's only use didn't come until just now, after taking today's photo. I used the scribe to peel an orange--it worked great!


(https://i.imgur.com/ZtDgjMT.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 18, 2019, 03:34:29 AM
:like:
Hard to find anything better than SC Johnson Past Wax. :tu:
That Remington has an interesting blade shape.
Indeed. I've tried 20 different finishing waxes and none come close to how tough the Johnson finish is. :cheers:

Quote from: Douglas
NOA even my USA TT with the riveted handle does that on one side just not quite as much.  I can only imagine how frustrating that would become ove time.

I just whack the rivet with a heavy hammer on the vise, starting softly and hitting a bit harder until the pivot feels good. Just don't miss the rivet. :ahhh

:like:  While I normally don't like larger folders (the exception being Folding Hunters); I've always had a thing for big folding rescue knives.  I mostly use this German-made Skedco Warfighter Extreme Medicine (Eickhorn PRT-IV); which opens really quick and a joy to use with gloves on. I just wish the regular PRTs were cheaper--these for a long time were $30 through many people dealing in military surplus (they were issued to combat medics in a rigging kit for MEDEVAC helicopters); while the standard PRT is $120. It also has a seatbelt cutter (cutting twine and opening clam pack, I've just about wore out the section of snap-off blade that forms the tool; and I don't know what type Eickhorn used; guessing OLFA) and a carbide glass breaker.

Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum of folder size, I chose the rare (as a USA model) USA Old Timer 106OT "Granddad's Old Timer" to supplement the TT; since the USA model never had scissors. Due to its rarity, I've used it as a shelf queen, not ever carried or used it. That had to change. So I cleaned it, sharpened it, and lubed it and started carrying it tonight.

Today's only use didn't come until just now, after taking today's photo. I used the scribe to peel an orange--it worked great!

(https://i.imgur.com/ZtDgjMT.jpg)
Love that Old Timer with scissors. :drool:

Indeed the rescue knives are well rounded in use. The Skedco looks quite nice!

I have two versions of the Italian made Remington Rescue folders. The one I carried today with just the blade and a pocket clip is much lighter than the other one. The other one has the same blade, but adds another layer; being a spring loaded and locking strap cutter. That version has no pocket clip or mount, so it is sheath only. Both have the glass breakers. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 18, 2019, 06:49:27 AM
Day17
Nothing today but breaking down some boxes
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 18, 2019, 07:24:26 AM
Always a good task for a multi tool! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 18, 2019, 12:07:57 PM
Another great looking day for the Tough Tool :tu: Less than 2 weeks left to go now guys :o :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 07:41:14 PM
Another great looking day for the Tough Tool :tu: Less than 2 weeks left to go now guys :o :like:

 :cheers: to that Poncho  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 07:44:04 PM
:like:  While I normally don't like larger folders (the exception being Folding Hunters); I've always had a thing for big folding rescue knives.  I mostly use this German-made Skedco Warfighter Extreme Medicine (Eickhorn PRT-IV); which opens really quick and a joy to use with gloves on. I just wish the regular PRTs were cheaper--these for a long time were $30 through many people dealing in military surplus (they were issued to combat medics in a rigging kit for MEDEVAC helicopters); while the standard PRT is $120. It also has a seatbelt cutter (cutting twine and opening clam pack, I've just about wore out the section of snap-off blade that forms the tool; and I don't know what type Eickhorn used; guessing OLFA) and a carbide glass breaker.


Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum of folder size, I chose the rare (as a USA model) USA Old Timer 106OT "Granddad's Old Timer" to supplement the TT; since the USA model never had scissors. Due to its rarity, I've used it as a shelf queen, not ever carried or used it. That had to change. So I cleaned it, sharpened it, and lubed it and started carrying it tonight.

Today's only use didn't come until just now, after taking today's photo. I used the scribe to peel an orange--it worked great!


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

I also have to mention the Old Timer with scissors
 :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 07:45:05 PM
Day17
Nothing today but breaking down some boxes

It all counts  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 07:46:55 PM
Nice work everyone  :cheers: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 18, 2019, 07:50:17 PM
 :iagree: Nice work everyone  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 18, 2019, 08:24:57 PM
Thanks, guys! :cheers:

Day 18:
Just a couple of beauty shots from the backyard.

(http://imgur.com/FgG21tw.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/qrXf5M0.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 18, 2019, 08:37:28 PM
Nice pics GLBM  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 18, 2019, 08:48:28 PM
Nice pics GLBM  :like: :tu:
Thank you, Mr. Speed! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 18, 2019, 08:49:04 PM
 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 09:11:08 PM
Thanks, guys! :cheers:

Day 18:
Just a couple of beauty shots from the backyard.

(http://imgur.com/FgG21tw.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/qrXf5M0.jpg)

 :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 09:13:52 PM
Day 18

Just walked in and emptied my pockets :cheers:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 18, 2019, 09:16:43 PM


 :like:
Thank you, Greg! :cheers:

Day 18

Just walked in and emptied my pockets :cheers:


Always a nice carry! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 18, 2019, 09:21:33 PM


 :like:
Thank you, Greg! :cheers:

Day 18

Just walked in and emptied my pockets :cheers:


Always a nice carry! :like:

Thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 18, 2019, 09:22:13 PM
 :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 19, 2019, 02:36:34 AM
Day 18

Just walked in and emptied my pockets :cheers:



If I were to empty mine I might float off. :whistle:

Now if you'll buy that I'm sure I have a deal for you. :rofl: :rofl:

Thanks, guys! :cheers:
 
Day 18:
Just a couple of beauty shots from the backyard.

(http://imgur.com/FgG21tw.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/qrXf5M0.jpg)
:like:
That second one is callendar bound G-Man.
:like:  While I normally don't like larger folders (the exception being Folding Hunters); I've always had a thing for big folding rescue knives.  I mostly use this German-made Skedco Warfighter Extreme Medicine (Eickhorn PRT-IV); which opens really quick and a joy to use with gloves on. I just wish the regular PRTs were cheaper--these for a long time were $30 through many people dealing in military surplus (they were issued to combat medics in a rigging kit for MEDEVAC helicopters); while the standard PRT is $120. It also has a seatbelt cutter (cutting twine and opening clam pack, I've just about wore out the section of snap-off blade that forms the tool; and I don't know what type Eickhorn used; guessing OLFA) and a carbide glass breaker.


Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum of folder size, I chose the rare (as a USA model) USA Old Timer 106OT "Granddad's Old Timer" to supplement the TT; since the USA model never had scissors. Due to its rarity, I've used it as a shelf queen, not ever carried or used it. That had to change. So I cleaned it, sharpened it, and lubed it and started carrying it tonight.

Today's only use didn't come until just now, after taking today's photo. I used the scribe to peel an orange--it worked great!


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

I'm with the G-Man on those scissors,  also noticed you forgot to mention the mini-champ and it seems something else is playing a little "peek-a-boo" down in the corner.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 19, 2019, 02:38:18 AM
Now for Day 18
Saw Mill??
(https://i.imgur.com/BJbzxCzh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eyjx2eZh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 19, 2019, 03:11:41 AM
Peeling oranges again with the scribe was today's use as well.

Here's my Tough Tool with a junker Craftsman 45471 Professsional Multitool; what would become the ST-5E Tough Tool. Think I paid $15 for it, basically everything but the pliers, file, bit driver, and saw are wrecked. . At the time, they were going for $120-something in great shape.   I've sourced the entire right handle (with blade, file, chisel, scraper, and can opener, just waiting to see if the seller has any Craftsman-stamped versions. So far, that only leaves pivots (still trying to find something that fits, I'll have to tear down the old junker ST-1 I had a long time before the one I am carrying in the challenge to get measurements) and a scribe awl (have not seen that particular tool as leftover from Ellenville).

(https://i.imgur.com/zNleoD2.jpg)

By the way, does any company make a 5/16 to 1/4 hex adapter like the one that came with the ST-5E?  Guessing that's something that might be found in a multi-bit driver. I think the Klein works the same way; 5/16 shaft with an internal 1/4 "nut driver" that serves as an adapter for 5/16 bits. At present, I have an old 5/16 #2 Phillips bit that somehow ended up in my handmedown Chapman driver in it. Guessing I'll just buy a set of 5/16 bits. They're tough too; built for impact use.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 19, 2019, 03:27:12 AM
Day18
Rewireing a lamp, mabey.
The pup chewed both lamp cords off. To make matters worse these are 1 time assembly with a several inteanal fittings you have to blindly snake the cord through(even though they look like they are 1pc of pipe).
I can route the the cord backwards (it wont clear the fittings & bends the other way) but will have to cut the plug and replace it if I do.
This pic was taken during clean-up/giving up for the evening. Sad thing... I used to do big mass transit wireing yet am defeated by a desk lamp.
 :facepalm:
Off day I guess.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 19, 2019, 06:32:49 AM

Thanks, guys! :cheers:
 
Day 18:
Just a couple of beauty shots from the backyard.

(http://imgur.com/FgG21tw.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/qrXf5M0.jpg)
:like:
That second one is callendar bound G-Man.

Many thanks, Douglas! :cheers:

I think the Saw Mill should be sent as well. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 19, 2019, 06:37:37 AM


By the way, does any company make a 5/16 to 1/4 hex adapter like the one that came with the ST-5E?  Guessing that's something that might be found in a multi-bit driver. I think the Klein works the same way; 5/16 shaft with an internal 1/4 "nut driver" that serves as an adapter for 5/16 bits. At present, I have an old 5/16 #2 Phillips bit that somehow ended up in my handmedown Chapman driver in it. Guessing I'll just buy a set of 5/16 bits. They're tough too; built for impact use.
When I bought the ST5E from ChopperCharles, he had outfitted the bit holder with a cut off(shortened) bit holder from a multi-driver, as you mention as a possibility. It works well enough and looks stock.

I sure hope you can get the TT to the point you want it. I personally ruined one USA version and one Taylor version trying to merge the two(the US TT had a bad pliers head).  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 19, 2019, 06:40:12 AM
Day18
Rewireing a lamp, mabey.
The pup chewed both lamp cords off. To make matters worse these are 1 time assembly with a several inteanal fittings you have to blindly snake the cord through(even though they look like they are 1pc of pipe).
I can route the the cord backwards (it wont clear the fittings & bends the other way) but will have to cut the plug and replace it if I do.
This pic was taken during clean-up/giving up for the evening. Sad thing... I used to do big mass transit wireing yet am defeated by a desk lamp.
 :facepalm:
Off day I guess.
You can use a vacuum to suck a strong string through and tie the wire on it and fish it through. Small beaded chain(like bathtub drain chain) works even better for 3/8" lamp tube(the small chain can be shaken through the assembly, bypassing edges with the shaking).

Good luck, Noa! :tu:

Edit: Please ask any lamp questions you like, since I spent three years working on hundreds of different lamps every week in the few+ years I lived in NYC.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 19, 2019, 06:06:56 PM
Day 19:

Used the ToughTool to break into a very secure and valuable safe! :woohoo:

(http://imgur.com/nzXSabl.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/qQqo8t2.jpg)

CRKT Graphite is accompanying the ToughTool today. :)
(http://imgur.com/V0IRVKL.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/eIDo41g.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 19, 2019, 06:10:28 PM
Great pics GLBM I had a safe as a child but my one was plastic  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 19, 2019, 06:14:55 PM
Great pics GLBM I had a safe as a child but my one was plastic  :tu: :like:
It wasn't high-security pot-metal like mine? :pok: :D

I love little safes, metal or plastic, and have one or two more in my storage somewhere.  :ahhh

Do you remember which brand you had? Some of those little safes sell fairly well.  :o
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 19, 2019, 06:22:11 PM
No idea I think it was just a cheap one  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 19, 2019, 06:33:37 PM
No idea I think it was just a cheap one  :tu:
Fair enough! :salute:

Oh, and my apologies. I forgot to thank you for the kind words you posted in response of my ToughTool photos. Thank you, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 19, 2019, 06:34:17 PM
No worries thanks GLBM  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 19, 2019, 06:53:06 PM
No worries thanks GLBM  :cheers: :like:
:cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 19, 2019, 07:15:15 PM
 :hatsoff: :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 19, 2019, 08:45:43 PM
Great stuff everyone, this is a fun challenge  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 19, 2019, 08:47:55 PM
Day 19

Used the pliers and a Bic to warm up a key for a frozen lock  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 19, 2019, 08:54:57 PM
Great job GJ nothing worse then a frozen lock  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 19, 2019, 09:09:26 PM
Great stuff everyone, this is a fun challenge  :cheers:
:iagree: :like:

These challenges with less popular tools do seem to be a bit more fun.  :)

Day 19

Used the pliers and a Bic to warm up a key for a frozen lock  :tu:


Good work, Greg!  :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 20, 2019, 12:16:45 AM
Great job GJ nothing worse then a frozen lock  :tu: :like:

It's not so bad with some basics on hand  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 20, 2019, 12:17:30 AM
Great stuff everyone, this is a fun challenge  :cheers:
:iagree: :like:

These challenges with less popular tools do seem to be a bit more fun.  :)

Day 19

Used the pliers and a Bic to warm up a key for a frozen lock  :tu:


Good work, Greg!  :like:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 20, 2019, 01:38:34 AM
Day 19:

Used the ToughTool to break into a very secure and valuable safe! :woohoo:

(http://imgur.com/nzXSabl.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/qQqo8t2.jpg)

CRKT Graphite is accompanying the ToughTool today. :)
(http://imgur.com/V0IRVKL.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/eIDo41g.jpg)

Is that toy bank actually metal?  :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 20, 2019, 02:21:41 AM
Is that toy bank actually metal?  :like:
Thank you, Cody! :cheers:
Indeed it is. Made by the Arrow company when they were manufacturing in California.  :)
The three dials and code mechanism are also metal. A pretty cool antique/vintage coin bank. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 20, 2019, 02:24:19 AM

:like:  While I normally don't like larger folders (the exception being Folding Hunters); I've always had a thing for big folding rescue knives.  I mostly use this German-made Skedco Warfighter Extreme Medicine (Eickhorn PRT-IV); which opens really quick and a joy to use with gloves on. I just wish the regular PRTs were cheaper--these for a long time were $30 through many people dealing in military surplus (they were issued to combat medics in a rigging kit for MEDEVAC helicopters); while the standard PRT is $120. It also has a seatbelt cutter (cutting twine and opening clam pack, I've just about wore out the section of snap-off blade that forms the tool; and I don't know what type Eickhorn used; guessing OLFA) and a carbide glass breaker.


Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum of folder size, I chose the rare (as a USA model) USA Old Timer 106OT "Granddad's Old Timer" to supplement the TT; since the USA model never had scissors. Due to its rarity, I've used it as a shelf queen, not ever carried or used it. That had to change. So I cleaned it, sharpened it, and lubed it and started carrying it tonight.

Today's only use didn't come until just now, after taking today's photo. I used the scribe to peel an orange--it worked great!


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


I'm with the G-Man on those scissors,  also noticed you forgot to mention the mini-champ and it seems something else is playing a little "peek-a-boo" down in the corner.


I've been carrying the MiniChamp since FolderBeholder sent it to me earlier this month in advance of March's Minichamp Madness; more or less the entire Tough Tool challenge. Used the two blades and scissors the most, along with the "cut and picker" blade for opening clam pack.  I use this keychain clip, which came off a Stadlbauer Nintendo Classics LCD game to secure it to the belt loop of my jeans while it's riding in the watch pocket.   I wish I knew what these things actually were so that I could find  a place I could buy those same clips in bulk so I could affix one to all my 58mm and 74mm SAKs, as well as 65mm Wengers. They work great for the job, and don't seem flimsy at all. Did misplace the tweezers today somehow. Thinking they are in the car.  Oh well, I've got tons of Classics I can borrow one from until I can buy a few (dozen; at the rate I lose them).

Today's Tough Tool use was the scraper trying to make the top half of the side barn door open better.

(https://i.imgur.com/Yg0cZS7.jpg)

From left to right:

Tough Tool
Alexander reversible pocket screwdriver with valve core remover top.
Fisher military model Cap-O-Matic Space Pen.
Pal Blade Co (1940s) Stockman
Schrade USA 3OT (actually didn't even know I was carrying it until emptying out my pockets for this thread)
Spyderco Ladybug Salt Hawkbill
Victorino MiniChamp
Fossil (Belk) checkbook
NEC Terrain smartphone.
CV PocketWrench II
Black AAA Mini Maglite.


Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 20, 2019, 03:08:42 AM
Nice assortment of EDC gear, Cody!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 20, 2019, 04:22:02 AM
Day19
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 20, 2019, 06:09:31 AM
Love the safe G-Man.  Cody, I too have been EDCing my FolderBeholder Mini-Champ. :tu:  I was planning on being in the March madness untill the MusicMen Center-Dive Cahllenge was anounced.  MM left us far to early for a much better place and I feel strongly about honoring his memory so I will be participating in that challenge instead.  Greg that was a "cool" trick on the lock.  I have commited that one to a top priority folder in the ol' memory bank. Thanks for hanging out Speedy.  You're a very welcome guest.

Now to DAY 19
Oil Field HangOut
(https://i.imgur.com/9woRnpuh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 20, 2019, 07:31:40 AM
Thanks, Douglas! :cheers:
Nice photo! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 20, 2019, 07:37:52 AM
Thanks G-Man.
The Tough Tool may be antiquated, but I think It may well be the most photogenic tool I own.  As much as I love my SwissTool, I have had more fun photographing the TT and the Rebar.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 20, 2019, 07:58:53 AM
 :cheers:

The TT is unique for sure and has a retro appeal. Indeed, it is very photogenic. We just don't see a lot of them on MT.o either.  :like:

Plus, we always have a bit more fun using something different/new, than we do with our old faithfuls. :drink:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: ReamerPunch on February 20, 2019, 08:30:16 AM
What a beautiful thread. :like:
It feels like a trip back in time, when things were simpler.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 20, 2019, 12:36:34 PM
Thanks Douglas  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 20, 2019, 12:58:01 PM
Is that toy bank actually metal?  :like:
Thank you, Cody! :cheers:
Indeed it is. Made by the Arrow company when they were manufacturing in California.  :)
The three dials and code mechanism are also metal. A pretty cool antique/vintage coin bank. :)

That is a cool bank  :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 20, 2019, 12:58:55 PM
Love the safe G-Man.  Cody, I too have been EDCing my FolderBeholder Mini-Champ. :tu:  I was planning on being in the March madness untill the MusicMen Center-Dive Cahllenge was anounced.  MM left us far to early for a much better place and I feel strongly about honoring his memory so I will be participating in that challenge instead.  Greg that was a "cool" trick on the lock.  I have commited that one to a top priority folder in the ol' memory bank. Thanks for hanging out Speedy.  You're a very welcome guest.

Now to DAY 19
Oil Field HangOut
(https://i.imgur.com/9woRnpuh.jpg)

Love the pic Douglas  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 20, 2019, 12:59:40 PM
What a beautiful thread. :like:
It feels like a trip back in time, when things were simpler.  :cheers:

Thank you Sir  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 20, 2019, 01:00:39 PM
Day19

 :like: :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 20, 2019, 01:02:07 PM

:like:  While I normally don't like larger folders (the exception being Folding Hunters); I've always had a thing for big folding rescue knives.  I mostly use this German-made Skedco Warfighter Extreme Medicine (Eickhorn PRT-IV); which opens really quick and a joy to use with gloves on. I just wish the regular PRTs were cheaper--these for a long time were $30 through many people dealing in military surplus (they were issued to combat medics in a rigging kit for MEDEVAC helicopters); while the standard PRT is $120. It also has a seatbelt cutter (cutting twine and opening clam pack, I've just about wore out the section of snap-off blade that forms the tool; and I don't know what type Eickhorn used; guessing OLFA) and a carbide glass breaker.


Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum of folder size, I chose the rare (as a USA model) USA Old Timer 106OT "Granddad's Old Timer" to supplement the TT; since the USA model never had scissors. Due to its rarity, I've used it as a shelf queen, not ever carried or used it. That had to change. So I cleaned it, sharpened it, and lubed it and started carrying it tonight.

Today's only use didn't come until just now, after taking today's photo. I used the scribe to peel an orange--it worked great!


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


I'm with the G-Man on those scissors,  also noticed you forgot to mention the mini-champ and it seems something else is playing a little "peek-a-boo" down in the corner.


I've been carrying the MiniChamp since FolderBeholder sent it to me earlier this month in advance of March's Minichamp Madness; more or less the entire Tough Tool challenge. Used the two blades and scissors the most, along with the "cut and picker" blade for opening clam pack.  I use this keychain clip, which came off a Stadlbauer Nintendo Classics LCD game to secure it to the belt loop of my jeans while it's riding in the watch pocket.   I wish I knew what these things actually were so that I could find  a place I could buy those same clips in bulk so I could affix one to all my 58mm and 74mm SAKs, as well as 65mm Wengers. They work great for the job, and don't seem flimsy at all. Did misplace the tweezers today somehow. Thinking they are in the car.  Oh well, I've got tons of Classics I can borrow one from until I can buy a few (dozen; at the rate I lose them).

Today's Tough Tool use was the scraper trying to make the top half of the side barn door open better.

(https://i.imgur.com/Yg0cZS7.jpg)

From left to right:

Tough Tool
Alexander reversible pocket screwdriver with valve core remover top.
Fisher military model Cap-O-Matic Space Pen.
Pal Blade Co (1940s) Stockman
Schrade USA 3OT (actually didn't even know I was carrying it until emptying out my pockets for this thread)
Spyderco Ladybug Salt Hawkbill
Victorino MiniChamp
Fossil (Belk) checkbook
NEC Terrain smartphone.
CV PocketWrench II
Black AAA Mini Maglite.

Nice set up Cody  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 20, 2019, 10:31:04 PM
Day 20

No uses today, but the TT still came along  :cheers:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 20, 2019, 10:39:31 PM
The more I see the TT the more I like it :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 20, 2019, 10:40:22 PM
Excellent challenge everyone  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 20, 2019, 10:42:30 PM
 :cheers: Ws
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 20, 2019, 10:43:16 PM
 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on February 20, 2019, 10:45:07 PM



I've been carrying the MiniChamp since FolderBeholder sent it to me earlier this month in advance of March's Minichamp Madness; more or less the entire Tough Tool challenge. Used the two blades and scissors the most, along with the "cut and picker" blade for opening clam pack.  I use this keychain clip, which came off a Stadlbauer Nintendo Classics LCD game to secure it to the belt loop of my jeans while it's riding in the watch pocket.  I wish I knew what these things actually were so that I could find  a place I could buy those same clips in bulk so I could affix one to all my 58mm and 74mm SAKs, as well as 65mm Wengers. They work great for the job, and don't seem flimsy at all. Did misplace the tweezers today somehow. Thinking they are in the car.  Oh well, I've got tons of Classics I can borrow one from until I can buy a few (dozen; at the rate I lose them).



Cody, they are called Lobster clips or clasps

https://www.amazon.com/ReNext-Lobster-Clasps-Trigger-Findings-x/dp/B00BOLG4W2
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 21, 2019, 01:05:55 AM
Day20
Decided to give some of the tools a quick touch-up wits some needle files

(I give the can opener 50/50 of working now)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 21, 2019, 02:36:20 AM
I didn't use a tool on it today. Freezing rain and high winds didn't help.

Along with a new addition to my Matchbox collection, the NASA SEV/Chariot; a "lunar rover" design for a planned 2020 mission to the moon.

(https://i.imgur.com/SEQ7m5s.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 21, 2019, 03:04:01 AM
Day 20:

I used the TT a lot today, but I would be in hot water if I got caught taking photos of everything.  :rofl:

So a quick snap of opening the Johnson paste wax again. I use this stuff a LOT.  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/N6G8wRL.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 21, 2019, 04:36:33 AM
Looks like G-Man and Noa's TT are the only ones to see any action today.  Mine just kind'a hung out around the office today.
Day 20
(https://i.imgur.com/S5sR9lGh.jpg)
Only 10 days left?????
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 21, 2019, 04:51:59 AM
Great pics today guys :tu: this is a great challenge and seems to be going by very well :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 21, 2019, 04:56:24 AM
Thanks Poncho.
It realy has been a great challenge.  It has shown me that just because it looks odd  and outdated dose not mean it's not an effective tool
If not for G-Man and following through on my word to him, I would never have given this tool a second glance.
 :hatsoff: G-Man.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 21, 2019, 05:18:49 AM
 :like:
Great pic, Douglas! :like:

And, since you brought it up. Thank you for initiating this challenge, Douglas. :cheers:

Not sure why, but I had felt you would get a kick out of the TT. It is one of the top unique designs in MT history. Glad you're enjoying using it for the challenge. :)

And thank you to everyone who is in the challenge and following. It has been a fun and different challenge.  :woohoo:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 21, 2019, 12:12:24 PM
Day21
Picking the cotton ball out of a new bottle of allergy tabs
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 21, 2019, 12:38:08 PM
Excellent pics and uses again everyone  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on February 21, 2019, 01:50:48 PM
 :iagree: :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 21, 2019, 08:48:36 PM
Day 21

Used the main blade for a little food prep, definitely not my favourite option in the kitchen, but outdoors it would be fine  :cheers:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 21, 2019, 09:03:49 PM
Nice job GJ :tu: :like:
That looks a funny way of using the knife with those handles  :think:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 21, 2019, 09:11:22 PM
Nice job GJ :tu: :like:
That looks a funny way of using the knife with those handles  :think:

It is awkward, about the same as a Swisschamp, but I find it worse with the handles opened extending past my wrist  :dunno:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 21, 2019, 09:14:25 PM
I wouldn’t like to use it with the handles open  >:(
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 21, 2019, 09:17:37 PM
  :iagree:  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 21, 2019, 10:54:24 PM
Glad it did work, Greg! :like:

Day 21:

Used the scraper to remove gunk from the sideboard I've been working on, the big driver to remove and reinstall the hardware, and the little driver to open and close the drawers with the hardware off.

(http://imgur.com/OLhva9U.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/GZrF7sX.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/F8YbxIw.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 21, 2019, 11:01:39 PM
Nice work GLBM  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 22, 2019, 12:27:22 AM
Nice work GLBM  :tu: :like:

 :iagree:
The scraper has come in handy for me over the years  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 22, 2019, 02:13:22 AM
Nice work GLBM  :tu: :like:

 :iagree:
The scraper has come in handy for me over the years  :cheers:

Me as well. Great for those jobs when you don't want to chip the blade doing something like scraping paint off.


Nothing again today; although I did test the cutters on a piece of CAT-5E cable that made up an old Ethernet cable that no longer worked; it didn't cut it too cleanly; but then again, hardly anything but actual cutters struggles to cut it.   

I put some stuff in the closet, and decided to photograph it with the 1980s Camillus USA MKII "Kabar" that typically resides on my pack in the Kabar polymer sheath (I still have the orignal leather one, except the original owner of this knife had sharpened the swedge, and it was causing the blade to start wearing through the leather).  It's not a very practical blade for general use (the 3.5" blade on the average Mora is more practical for that), but for heavy jobs, I can't say there's a better knife. I didn't mean to buy it. I was looking for a reasonably sized hunting knife with a leather washer handle. I saw this one for $25, made an offer for $20; and the seller agreed. I've had it for 2 years, treated it rough, and it still comes through.

Interesting thing on this is the knurling/texture on the handle. Haven't seen another like it. Don't know if it was a prototype or a homemade job.

(https://i.imgur.com/PYaERtR.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 22, 2019, 02:34:10 AM
Day 21.  From cotton balls to bell peppers.  From drawers to Kbars.  You guys got it going on.  :like: :like:
I just got a DUMP today.
(https://i.imgur.com/5uj44XRh.jpg)
A sample daily load out.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 22, 2019, 02:41:42 AM
Geez Douglas, do the other guys mind you dumping their pockets too   :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 22, 2019, 02:49:23 AM
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 22, 2019, 03:07:29 AM
Nice work GLBM  :tu: :like:
Thanks, W! :cheers:

Quote from: Greg Jones

 :iagree:
The scraper has come in handy for me over the years  :cheers:
It was one of the few times I remembered there was a scraper on the TT. Like you said, very handy! :cheers:


Me as well. Great for those jobs when you don't want to chip the blade doing something like scraping paint off.

Nothing again today; although I did test the cutters on a piece of CAT-5E cable that made up an old Ethernet cable that no longer worked; it didn't cut it too cleanly; but then again, hardly anything but actual cutters struggles to cut it.   

I put some stuff in the closet, and decided to photograph it with the 1980s Camillus USA MKII "Kabar" that typically resides on my pack in the Kabar polymer sheath (I still have the orignal leather one, except the original owner of this knife had sharpened the swedge, and it was causing the blade to start wearing through the leather).  It's not a very practical blade for general use (the 3.5" blade on the average Mora is more practical for that), but for heavy jobs, I can't say there's a better knife. I didn't mean to buy it. I was looking for a reasonably sized hunting knife with a leather washer handle. I saw this one for $25, made an offer for $20; and the seller agreed. I've had it for 2 years, treated it rough, and it still comes through.

Interesting thing on this is the knurling/texture on the handle. Haven't seen another like it. Don't know if it was a prototype or a homemade job.

(https://i.imgur.com/PYaERtR.jpg)
That is a really cool knife, Cody! :like:

Day 21.  From cotton balls to bell peppers.  From drawers to Kbars.  You guys got it going on.  :like: :like:
I just got a DUMP today.
(https://i.imgur.com/5uj44XRh.jpg)
A sample daily load out.
Daaaaaannnng, Douglas. That's a flippin' dump right there. It looked like a huge EDC, then I saw you added the BOCD. That is Batman level preparedness, my friend! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 22, 2019, 03:23:08 AM
Hey Douglas,
Looks like we had the same CD finish in mind. :cheers:
Arrived today for the upcoming MMCDMC.
(http://i.imgur.com/syHd8ql.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 22, 2019, 12:17:38 PM
More great pics and uses guys :cheers: :like: As I said in the Fixie thread already, I can't wait to see what the final thoughts are after this challenge :tu:

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 12:44:39 PM
 :iagree: great pics again everyone  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 22, 2019, 08:18:59 PM
Day 22

More blade action, to open a package  :woohoo:

I still have to debut it in the Mora topic so Shhhhh!

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 08:26:20 PM
New tool day today nice one GJ :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 22, 2019, 08:28:37 PM
New tool day today nice one GJ :tu: :like:
:woohoo:

I just got the text that my Leatherman Vista has arrived at my house. But, 4.5hrs left at work and a half hour drive home until I can fondle the precious.  :ahhh :multi:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 08:30:49 PM
 :ahhh that’s still ages GLBM  :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 22, 2019, 08:31:01 PM
More great pics and uses guys :cheers: :like: As I said in the Fixie thread already, I can't wait to see what the final thoughts are after this challenge :tu:

 :popcorn:
  :cheers:

Day 22

More blade action, to open a package  :woohoo:

I still have to debut it in the Mora topic so Shhhhh!


I'll keep quiet, Greg! :cheers:

GREG HAS A MORA. GREG HAS A MORA!.

I'm a blabber mouth. Heading to the time out corner now. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 08:32:06 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 22, 2019, 08:32:52 PM
:ahhh that’s still ages GLBM  :ahhh
Indeed. It is one of my grail tools. I'm going slightly mad!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Od6hY_50Dh0
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 08:37:05 PM
Just say that you are not feeling good and you need to go home   :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 22, 2019, 08:42:20 PM
New tool day today nice one GJ :tu: :like:

Thanks W :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 22, 2019, 08:43:47 PM
More great pics and uses guys :cheers: :like: As I said in the Fixie thread already, I can't wait to see what the final thoughts are after this challenge :tu:

 :popcorn:
  :cheers:

Day 22

More blade action, to open a package  :woohoo:

I still have to debut it in the Mora topic so Shhhhh!


I'll keep quiet, Greg! :cheers:

GREG HAS A MORA. GREG HAS A MORA!.

I'm a blabber mouth. Heading to the time out corner now. :facepalm:

 :rofl:
It's been debuted but thanks a lot  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 08:44:40 PM
New tool day today nice one GJ :tu: :like:

Thanks W :cheers:
Don’t forget the Mora badge you can request GJ :pok: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 22, 2019, 08:44:40 PM
New tool day today nice one GJ :tu: :like:
:woohoo:

I just got the text that my Leatherman Vista has arrived at my house. But, 4.5hrs left at work and a half hour drive home until I can fondle the precious.  :ahhh :multi:

Ouch!!!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 22, 2019, 08:46:36 PM
New tool day today nice one GJ :tu: :like:

Thanks W :cheers:
Don’t forget the Mora badge you can request GJ :pok: :tu:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 08:49:36 PM
 :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 22, 2019, 10:30:14 PM
Thanks, guys! :cheers:

3hrs now! :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 22, 2019, 10:45:03 PM
It’s going so slow!!!!  :bnghd:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 23, 2019, 01:30:53 AM
Day22
Greg asked us for a pocket dump...
This is representative of a normal day for me and depending on what I'm wearing I might not carry the organizer/admin pouch sometimes and because I'm doing this challenge I have added the ToughTool

Clockwise from the bandana;
Cold Steel Recon 1 XL with snaggletooth
Barlow money clip 3 blade classic
Uncle Mike's duty belt baton and Maglite holder
knock-off Leatherman Carabiner tool
Gerber shard
Wallet
Fisher Space Pen Trekker
Victorinox Quattro
Unbranded pocket organizer
Victorinox pen sharpener
Extreme 6 in 1 multi tool pen
notebook
Maglite 1 AAA
15 foot paracord
 whistle
RE Factor  survival card kit (see survival forums "survival-kit kits on yourself")
USB C charging cable
Chapstick
Maxpedition tc1
Maxpedition tc2 (laced together)
Leatherman ST300
Victorinox Champion Plus
Leatherman Croc
Streamlight protac 2L Gen 2 ( elastic hand strap is off a can of Mace)
Bic lighter
Condor pistol belt ( my old Condor instructors riggers finally gave out after 4yrs edc)
and of course what's in the middle is what we're doing this about the Schrade ST1 NB

Not pictured cell phone, mints/hardcandy and CCW
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 23, 2019, 02:42:17 AM
It’s going so slow!!!!  :bnghd:
It is my precious now. It surpasses my expectations by a mile. The blemish came off with my fingernail when oiling the blades. :woohoo:
I'll post about it in the LM section later.
Thabks for the cheer, W! :cheers:

Day22
Greg asked us for a pocket dump...
This is representative of a normal day for me and depending on what I'm wearing I might not carry the organizer/admin pouch sometimes and because I'm doing this challenge I have added the ToughTool

Clockwise from the bandana;
Cold Steel Recon 1 XL with snaggletooth
Barlow money clip 3 blade classic
Uncle Mike's duty belt baton and Maglite holder
knock-off Leatherman Carabiner tool
Gerber shard
Wallet
Fisher Space Pen Trekker
Victorinox Quattro
Unbranded pocket organizer
Victorinox pen sharpener
Extreme 6 in 1 multi tool pen
notebook
Maglite 1 AAA
15 foot paracord
 whistle
RE Factor  survival card kit (see survival forums "survival-kit kits on yourself")
USB C charging cable
Chapstick
Maxpedition tc1
Maxpedition tc2 (laced together)
Leatherman ST300
Victorinox Champion Plus
Leatherman Croc
Streamlight protac 2L Gen 2 ( elastic hand strap is off a can of Mace)
Bic lighter
Condor pistol belt ( my old Condor instructors riggers finally gave out after 4yrs edc)
and of course what's in the middle is what we're doing this about the Schrade ST1 NB

Not pictured cell phone, mints/hardcandy and CCW


Fantastic pocket dump, Noa! :o
Thank you for taking the time to do that. :like:

If I can remember, I'll take a dump tomorrow for the challenge.  :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 23, 2019, 02:45:30 AM
Used the file to rig a cleaning tool from a hearing aid wax filter installation/removal thingy that they typically come on. Ended up using the shaft of a Q-tip to clean wax from my grandfather's hearing aids.  But I got a good test out of the file; it's not as good as Vic. I'd say equal to my 2013 Super Tool 300.  I don't think anything can be as bad as the files on my Paratool and Pocket Power Plier from SOG.

(https://i.imgur.com/5udM5Gt.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 23, 2019, 02:47:10 AM
O.K. the "scribe" is one of the best MT tools I have ever had. It needs to be on a lot more MTs. And I plan to make one for the MP600 at some point.

Day 22:
Used scribe to scrape glue off of the table edge before applying the color and finish.
(http://i.imgur.com/2NcruvT.jpg)
Used the scribe to sharpen one of my wood grain pencils.
(http://i.imgur.com/M0l0uom.jpg)
Used the flat head to open a socket shell on a lamp I made to put in a longer pull chain.
(http://i.imgur.com/xsP2usu.jpg)

There were many more uses, such as the blades too. Dare I say? The US version TT is a very good MT. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 23, 2019, 02:54:17 AM
Used the file to rig a cleaning tool from a hearing aid wax filter installation/removal thingy that they typically come on. Ended up using the shaft of a Q-tip to clean wax from my grandfather's hearing aids.  But I got a good test out of the file; it's not as good as Vic. I'd say equal to my 2013 Super Tool 300.  I don't think anything can be as bad as the files on my Paratool and Pocket Power Plier from SOG.

(https://i.imgur.com/5udM5Gt.jpg)
Good work, Cody! :like:

I don't know about aggressiveness making files better or worse. The older Vic files were better for detail work(similar to 300 and US Schrade), but I find the new stainless Vic files(like the LM Rebar) to be too aggressive for fine work. If I need an aggressive file, I generally need to remove a LOT of material and have loads of big bas-tard files to use.
I stopped carrying the Rebar in rotation, because of the hard cut file. :(

SOG files(except for the early round tip files) are generally mild, but do work. The PowerAccess files are the worst of any MT.

For me, what makes a good MT file, is how well the metal holds up under use. Gerber has the best file metal I've had extensive use with.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 23, 2019, 03:50:43 AM
It's been a couple of rough days so I'm going to keep it simple.  Great posts everyone.
Day 22
High BTU output burner change out.
bet you can't guesws why.
(https://i.imgur.com/vOG93LPh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 23, 2019, 12:28:38 PM
Great uses again everyone that scribe looks a very handy tool  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 23, 2019, 01:38:29 PM
Thanks again Ws :cheers:

Pretty impressive pocket dumps guys, I guess I'm a minimalist  :think:

I'm a fan of the Scribe/Awl too, I'd like to know if it was an original idea or based off something, but that short, sharp, curved blade really comes in handy

Great work everyone, it's been an interesting Challenge for sure  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 23, 2019, 06:27:51 PM
Day 23

The rechargeable batteries in a set of 2 ways are at the end of their lives, being a snug fit with no finger access I used the flat screw driver to gently pluck them out  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 23, 2019, 06:41:29 PM
Nice one GJ :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 23, 2019, 06:48:23 PM
Thanks :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 23, 2019, 07:46:55 PM
More great pics all :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 24, 2019, 12:06:19 AM
Day23
A little snack prep
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 24, 2019, 12:08:05 AM
Nice  :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 24, 2019, 02:21:59 AM
Good going, guys! :like:

Day 23:

TT sitting with one of next week's projects.
(http://i.imgur.com/3HXCPqX.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 24, 2019, 03:15:52 AM
Moved the sheath from the horizontal to vertical position in order to accomodate my Mora Basic (one of two, the other is red/black with red sheath), which I used a little today.  By far, it's my favorite fixed blade. Great steel, and not much more expensive than a fast food combo. I chose to put the Tough Tool sheath behind the Mora, due to the fact the TT sheath rides higher than the Basic's pommel.

Also had this little Schrade Walden (1960s) Eli Lilly advertising fob knife in the shirt pocket (as my sweatpants don't have pockets) relaxing around the house today.  This pattern was exclusive to Lilly, and as with most, it does have a Wharncliffe tracheotomy blade.  Its nailfile was also put into use.

Tools used: pliers put the grate on the gas fireplace back where it belongs and the awl/scribe scraped off dried foam from the Hibiclens soap pump.

(https://i.imgur.com/zm4DM9t.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 24, 2019, 03:38:58 AM
A lazy day today.  No use other than posing for this.
DAY 23
(https://i.imgur.com/SHgt7MLh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 24, 2019, 04:59:01 AM
Moved the sheath from the horizontal to vertical position in order to accomodate my Mora Basic (one of two, the other is red/black with red sheath), which I used a little today.  By far, it's my favorite fixed blade. Great steel, and not much more expensive than a fast food combo. I chose to put the Tough Tool sheath behind the Mora, due to the fact the TT sheath rides higher than the Basic's pommel.

Also had this little Schrade Walden (1960s) Eli Lilly advertising fob knife in the shirt pocket (as my sweatpants don't have pockets) relaxing around the house today.  This pattern was exclusive to Lilly, and as with most, it does have a Wharncliffe tracheotomy blade.  Its nailfile was also put into use.

Tools used: pliers put the grate on the gas fireplace back where it belongs and the awl/scribe scraped off dried foam from the Hibiclens soap pump.

(https://i.imgur.com/zm4DM9t.jpg)
A Mora and ToughTool can do almost anything.  :like:

I did not know the TT leather sheath rode so high. That would drive me bonkers.  :dwts:
Do you like the leather TT sheath carried vertical, Cody?

I've just been throwing the ToughTool in my back left pocket where my SAK usually rides. A bit heavier, but not terrible. :)

A lazy day today.  No use other than posing for this.
DAY 23
(https://i.imgur.com/SHgt7MLh.jpg)

Very nice photo, Douglas! :like:

I am glad you got to rest today, my friend. :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 24, 2019, 05:00:21 AM
The ToughTool was accompanied by the Kershaw 6055 today. I still never remember to "Wave" this knife out of my pocket like it is supposed to be pulled out.  :ahhh

(https://i.imgur.com/jXYqbCN.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 24, 2019, 12:37:27 PM
Nice pics everyone  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 24, 2019, 05:40:51 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 24, 2019, 05:46:13 PM
Day 24

My earliest version of the Can opener/Cap lifter isn't all bad, today I used it to break the vacuum seal on a bottle of relish  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 24, 2019, 06:03:15 PM
Nice one GJ :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 24, 2019, 06:07:01 PM
Thanks W  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 24, 2019, 06:29:19 PM
 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 24, 2019, 07:16:19 PM
Glad the can't opener worked out for you today, Greg!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 24, 2019, 07:19:07 PM
Day 24:

A chair in my workshop sprung a leak in the rise/fall mechanism. Since I keep that particular chair at maximum height, I just drilled a hole at the point I wanted the seat and out a 1/4" bolt through. Works like a champ. :)
Had to grab an ST200 to help with the doubled nuts.

The TT is accompanied by a smallish Browning folder that was a freebie at Cabelas last year.
(https://i.imgur.com/StmmfY2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WAsdKv9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lsiDKq6.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 24, 2019, 07:24:07 PM
Gregg, great use for the TT's can opener.  Mine got to "Relish" a Pose with a Classic.  Sorry!  I know bad pun  :twak: :twak:
Day 24
(https://i.imgur.com/C5MrUKgh.jpg)

Good work on the chair and LOVE freebies G-Man. :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 24, 2019, 07:30:12 PM
Great use and pics of the TT GLBM and Douglas  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 24, 2019, 07:49:52 PM
Gregg, great use for the TT's can opener.  Mine got to "Relish" a Pose with a Classic.  Sorry!  I know bad pun  :twak: :twak:
Day 24
(https://i.imgur.com/C5MrUKgh.jpg)

Good work on the chair and LOVE freebies G-Man. :tu:
Thank you, Douglas! :cheers:

Cool pic too! :like:

Great use and pics of the TT GLBM and Douglas  :tu: :like:
Thanks, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 24, 2019, 07:59:53 PM
 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 25, 2019, 12:35:12 AM
Day24
How did I make it today 24 without a photo of a multi-tool in a tree
 :think:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 25, 2019, 12:36:38 AM
Cool pic Noa :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 25, 2019, 12:37:49 AM
Day24
How did I make it today 24 without a photo of a multi-tool in a tree
 :think:
:dunno:
Cool pic Noa :tu: :like:
:iagree:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 25, 2019, 12:39:08 AM
Day24
How did I make it today 24 without a photo of a multi-tool in a tree
 :think:
Very nice! :like:

Definitely worth waiting 24 days. :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 25, 2019, 02:03:08 AM
A Mora and ToughTool can do almost anything.  :like:

I did not know the TT leather sheath rode so high. That would drive me bonkers.  :dwts:
Do you like the leather TT sheath carried vertical, Cody?


Before I removed it from my belt (I don't carry fixed blades in public, even though it's perfectly legal, and a lot of people carry Buck and similar fixed blades around here, which the 3.5" Mora is small in comparison to; and might I add slightly shorter in blade length to the Buck 110; the LT version carried regularly, in public), I took a better photo.

Here's how it sits with the Mora in the sheath behind it. The pommel is about equal with the "TOOL" text embossing on the sheath. I typically carry it horizontally. Vertical has too much movement, and I only carry it that way with another sheath, the Mora in this case.

 (https://i.imgur.com/Dg6ZEx3.jpg)


Today brought two uses; one yanking a sharpener out of a Klein Journeyman's pouch it got wedged in; which I typically just use as an organizer inside the tool cabinet in my room. Secondly, was showing my grandfather how easily the cheap diary/piggy bank locks are picked, and I preceded to break open the lock; not just pick it; but tearing out the rivet holding the cheap little thing together. No photo of that, er, um mistake.

(https://i.imgur.com/KOFR5lD.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 25, 2019, 02:11:01 AM
Thanks for the information, Cody!  :cheers:

I do carry vertical, but only do it with sheaths that ride around the belt line, not above. The custom dual sheath I use at work rides a smidgen over the belt, but it is still within reason. Most MT makers have the belt loops on the sheath sewn well below the top of the sheath and in the middle of the sheath. LM, Gerber, Vic, SOG, etc. all do it.  :facepalm:
Some of the companies have a few sheaths that will ride nicely though, such as some of the Molle types that have the loop starting at the top of the back on the sheath.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 25, 2019, 02:40:20 AM
Nice pics everyone  :cheers:

 :iagree: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 25, 2019, 12:15:39 PM
Good work cody :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 25, 2019, 02:35:55 PM
Noa, nice picture in the tree, it reminded me that I haven't had my Challenge Apple yet  :tu:

Douglas, your picture has me thinking of nicer weather, here in Atlantic Canada we're still a couple of months before the Classics come out  :tu:

GLBM, nice fix on the chair  :tu:

Cody, I always like seeing what you're up to with the TT  :tu:

Great challenge everyone  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 25, 2019, 10:25:48 PM
Day 25

Depending on what was cooked, we'll light a candle to take care of odours, this evening with the candle getting low I used the pliers to extend my reach and save my fingers  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 25, 2019, 11:37:52 PM
Thank you, Greg! And good use with the TT.  :like:
When you need to put out the candle, you could snuff the flame out with the pliers. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 25, 2019, 11:39:19 PM
Day 25:

Haven't used the TT for anything yet, but here are two shots of my MT/Knife carry today.

(https://i.imgur.com/XP5EPHj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0iBKAEr.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 26, 2019, 02:50:37 AM
No real uses here too. Just a couple of beauty shots.
Day 25.
(https://i.imgur.com/KtJSapRh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LpquT1fh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 26, 2019, 03:27:02 AM
Started trying to fix the left hand side sliding bifold door on the closet, which my folks chose to put in to a closet they put in my room when I was a kid. Always hated it in comparison to my old, traditional closet on the other side of the room that was removed in an expansion to the bathroom.  It's always coming off the track for some reason, this time, it's been tough to put back on. With a few missing pieces, replacement handles, and a mangled track, I'll likely buy a replacement hardware set and redo it all. Thankfully, at $15, it's fairly inexpensive.

File, smoothed the chewed up tops of the plastic guide. Screwdriver, started loosening the screw to move it then used the cordless impact as it was jammed. Pliers adjusted the bottom pivot, and finally, I drove the track guide into the proper position using the Harbor Freight 2.5# dead blow and the Irwin "Perfect Handle" tanker's tool kit screwdriver. The Irwin is of course collectible, but has mushrooming on the cap, and I had to file out a ding in the tip.  Being full-tang, I use it for danged near everything--pry bar, punch, and of course, screwdriver. Plus, with a dead-blow you don't risk mushrooming anything metal you hit. That's why I made sure to buy one early in the month during February's Harbor Freight trip (I often make one a month).
 
I also used the blunt nose pliers and 5/16 impact bit I keep in the driver of the Craftsman Professional Multitool.

(https://i.imgur.com/6KpMYbE.jpg)


Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 26, 2019, 05:27:23 AM
No real uses here too. Just a couple of beauty shots.
Day 25.
(https://i.imgur.com/KtJSapRh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LpquT1fh.jpg)
Nice photos, Douglas! :like:

Started trying to fix the left hand side sliding bifold door on the closet, which my folks chose to put in to a closet they put in my room when I was a kid. Always hated it in comparison to my old, traditional closet on the other side of the room that was removed in an expansion to the bathroom.  It's always coming off the track for some reason, this time, it's been tough to put back on. With a few missing pieces, replacement handles, and a mangled track, I'll likely buy a replacement hardware set and redo it all. Thankfully, at $15, it's fairly inexpensive.

File, smoothed the chewed up tops of the plastic guide. Screwdriver, started loosening the screw to move it then used the cordless impact as it was jammed. Pliers adjusted the bottom pivot, and finally, I drove the track guide into the proper position using the Harbor Freight 2.5# dead blow and the Irwin "Perfect Handle" tanker's tool kit screwdriver. The Irwin is of course collectible, but has mushrooming on the cap, and I had to file out a ding in the tip.  Being full-tang, I use it for danged near everything--pry bar, punch, and of course, screwdriver. Plus, with a dead-blow you don't risk mushrooming anything metal you hit. That's why I made sure to buy one early in the month during February's Harbor Freight trip (I often make one a month).
 
I also used the blunt nose pliers and 5/16 impact bit I keep in the driver of the Craftsman Professional Multitool.

(https://i.imgur.com/6KpMYbE.jpg)
Good work, Cody! Glad the TT got a workout today. :like:

I really love the older screw drivers, regular and full tang. I still use mostly wood handled drivers at my work. If the driver isn't worth more than $25, I use it, and use it hard. The old ones seem to hold up better than the new ones. And, to top that off, the older screw drivers have a longer blade/tip on the shank, so they can be ground and sharpened dozens of times.  :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 26, 2019, 06:23:54 AM
Day25
Opening the mail :mail:
Nope I am not chearful. This is not a project I'm looking forward to, yet it must be done... :bnghd:
Its a pully/roller kit to rebuild my dryer, which is screaming like a banshee. I just hope it isnt the main bearing; I couldnt find that part so I went with the basic refurbishment kit.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 26, 2019, 12:30:39 PM
Excellent pics and uses everyone  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 26, 2019, 02:38:16 PM
Ouch on the dryer repair, Noa! :ahhh
I hope it goes well for you. It is good you know how to do that stuff. I've known people who got pinched a couple of hundred dollars for that job.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 26, 2019, 02:39:50 PM
Heading to the dermatologist this morning for a checkup. A bit of a fluffed up Carey today. :)

Day 26:

(http://i.imgur.com/XIbIkra.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: ThePeacent on February 26, 2019, 02:42:07 PM
Day 25:

Haven't used the TT for anything yet, but here are two shots of my MT/Knife carry today.

(https://i.imgur.com/XP5EPHj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0iBKAEr.jpg)

that is one gorgeous Kershaw  :dd:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 26, 2019, 04:59:05 PM
that is one gorgeous Kershaw  :dd:
Thank you, TP! :cheers:

Today's off-day pocket dump, since I had forgotten to do one earlier in the challenge.  :ahhh

(http://i.imgur.com/Byvv0et.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 26, 2019, 05:07:05 PM
Nice dump GLBM  :tu: :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 26, 2019, 05:21:01 PM
Nice dump GLBM  :tu: :D
Thank you, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 26, 2019, 06:21:05 PM
Ouch on the dryer repair, Noa! :ahhh
I hope it goes well for you. It is good you know how to do that stuff. I've known people who got pinched a couple of hundred dollars for that job.

 :iagree:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 26, 2019, 06:22:22 PM
No real uses here too. Just a couple of beauty shots.
Day 25.
(https://i.imgur.com/KtJSapRh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LpquT1fh.jpg)

 :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 26, 2019, 06:23:57 PM
Heading to the dermatologist this morning for a checkup. A bit of a fluffed up Carey today. :)

Day 26:

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

 :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 26, 2019, 06:26:04 PM
Day 26

Used the main blade to open a bag of salt for the driveway  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 26, 2019, 06:27:45 PM
Great use GJ :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 26, 2019, 06:31:06 PM
 :cheers: Thanks W
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: rescue4500 on February 26, 2019, 07:19:38 PM
wow this thread makes we want to try out my ol tough tool
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 26, 2019, 07:40:33 PM
wow this thread makes we want to try out my ol tough tool
They are really better than I had assumed at first. A bit quirky for sure, but aren't all the fun ones? :D

Day 26

Used the main blade to open a bag of salt for the driveway  :tu:
Good use, Greg! :cheers:

Sounds too much like work though. :whistle:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 26, 2019, 07:44:26 PM
They are really better than I had assumed at first. A bit quirky for sure, but aren't all the fun ones? :D
Good use, Greg! :cheers:

Sounds too much like work though. :whistle:
:iagree:
Just STOP using that 4 letter word G-Man.  You're gonna get us all in trouble.! :twak: :twak:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 26, 2019, 07:46:04 PM
 :rofl:

My apologies. I won't say w*** again. Probably the most offensive of all four-letter words. :D :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 26, 2019, 07:47:37 PM
Did someone say Work!!!!  :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 26, 2019, 07:50:19 PM
Did someone say Work!!!!  :D
We're gonna have to wash your mouth out with soap. :rant: :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 26, 2019, 07:53:21 PM
That’s a bit  >:D for saying the word Work :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 26, 2019, 07:56:58 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 27, 2019, 02:22:54 AM
We're gonna have to wash your mouth out with soap. :rant: :D
That’s a bit  >:D for saying the word Work :D

Speedy just be glad he didnt suggest GJ's bag of salt.  :facepalm:

Day 26

Used the main blade to open a bag of salt for the driveway  :tu:


Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 27, 2019, 02:25:16 AM
Look'n good as we close in on the finish line.
Day 26
The scraper made easy w**k of changing the solenoid coil on this valve.
(https://i.imgur.com/iFPiFJvh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 27, 2019, 03:31:35 AM
Good work, Douglas! :like:

Hard to believe we've been at this that long. :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 27, 2019, 03:33:27 AM
A lot of that dirty "W-word" today. It was 55F and sunny, and I wasn't gonna waste this beautiful day lounging around the house. 

I had to pull out the stick used to hold the feed box open--that stick had broken off, so I used the scribe to spear and yank the broken piece out. Then, I got the grill working for the year. Had to put a bolt back in and replace a nut, but I used the cordless impact and a 6" adjustable wrench to fix it right. After lighting it, I used the pliers to replace the burner covers and grates. Next task was started on getting the Craftsman leaf blower working. IT hasn't ran in 3 years. Pulled the spark plug with the standard chainsaw tool (flat screwdriver and spark plug wrench) and then cleaned the spark plug using the scraper and file. It was still running intermittently and only on full choke. Probably will have to change the air and fuel filters--I've got to look the model numbers up, and I'm sure parts are no longer being produced for it, even though it's less than 10 years old.

Along with some of my recent Tomica additions (Toyota Himedic, Mitsubishi Fuso Canter blower, and Morita MVF; Mercedes 4850 and Schnabel Trailer with Transformer) purchased from Japan, and which arrived yesterday (after almost a month!, should NOT have gone with the cheap shipping; usually it's 2 weeks). All are very well made. The MVF itself weighs almost as much as the Tough Tool.

(https://i.imgur.com/s3533db.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 27, 2019, 03:38:20 AM
Good work, Cody! And nice additions to your collection! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 27, 2019, 05:55:45 AM
Day26
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 27, 2019, 12:25:45 PM
Nice work everyone  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 27, 2019, 12:28:09 PM
Speedy just be glad he didnt suggest GJ's bag of salt.  :facepalm:

The Soap will do  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 27, 2019, 12:47:31 PM
Nice work everyone  :cheers:

Thanks W  :cheers:
Great "WORK" for day 26 everyone  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 27, 2019, 12:48:21 PM
The Soap will do  :rofl: :rofl:

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 27, 2019, 12:53:46 PM
Day 27

Not expecting any "WORK" today, and have some appointments where belt carry might not be appreciated, but just in case I'm slipping the TT into the breast pocket of my Canadian Tuxedo  :cheers:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 27, 2019, 09:09:44 PM
Cool TT stuff, guys! :like:

Day 27:

Put up a fixture I rewired for display in a booth.
(http://imgur.com/VOqyMPh.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/OkdDi6x.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/qFRVLaX.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/at6UtiV.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on February 27, 2019, 09:21:12 PM
Lots of great pics and nice uses :salute: this challenge has shown me that it is most definitely worth tracking down a US made version of this MT and it being more than able to handle being a very adequate EDC :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 27, 2019, 11:01:36 PM
Lots of great pics and nice uses :salute: this challenge has shown me that it is most definitely worth tracking down a US made version of this MT and it being more than able to handle being a very adequate EDC :tu: :like:

The ToughTool I'm using. It is yours after the challenge. :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 28, 2019, 12:28:13 AM
Noa,

I've got a US ToughTool for you as well.

You and Poncho just PM me your addresses and I'll send them out to you. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 28, 2019, 01:08:26 AM
Wow thanks that is incredibly generous of you. :woohoo:

Day27
Today's pic  is a USA TC2 Chip next to the Taylor.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on February 28, 2019, 01:12:11 AM
Two uses; one the saw and finally, something really great with the pliers. I'd dropped the work keys (to the garage, and various outbuildings) in a rather sizeable gap between the stairs and the foundation to a garage apartment above the farm shop that primarily just serves as a place to store just about everything (largely furniture, rugs, and a whole ton of other stuff). After a ton of contorting the keys and pliers, I yanked them out. The Tough Tool did get a few battle scars from the stone and concrete (mainly on the scraper, since it sticks out), but not that many.


In the coming days, we're doing a bunch of remodelling, so I'm hoping I'll get to use my second favorite off brand tool, the Klein Electrician Hybrid; which by the time we get to installing the ceiling fans, will be during the MiniChamp challenge.

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

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 28, 2019, 01:43:58 AM
Wow thanks that is incredibly generous of you. :woohoo:

Day27
Today's pic  is a USA TC2 Chip next to the Taylor.
:cheers:


Cool assortment there! :like:
The ToughChip has some of the best scissors on the keychain size class. IMO of course.


Two uses; one the saw and finally, something really great with the pliers. I'd dropped the work keys (to the garage, and various outbuildings) in a rather sizeable gap between the stairs and the foundation to a garage apartment above the farm shop that primarily just serves as a place to store just about everything (largely furniture, rugs, and a whole ton of other stuff). After a ton of contorting the keys and pliers, I yanked them out. The Tough Tool did get a few battle scars from the stone and concrete (mainly on the scraper, since it sticks out), but not that many.


In the coming days, we're doing a bunch of remodelling, so I'm hoping I'll get to use my second favorite off brand tool, the Klein Electrician Hybrid; which by the time we get to installing the ceiling fans, will be during the MiniChamp challenge.

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


Good work, Cody! :like:

I'm a fan of the Klein tool as well. That machining on the stripper/pliers head is beautiful. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 28, 2019, 03:26:40 AM
Well done on every level G-Man.  I may have said it but I owe you thanks for my TT too.    :hatsoff: :hatsoff:
cody, how do you like that Klein?  It really peaks my curiosity. :ahhh :ahhh
Very bussy day for me, the TT not so much so I let it hang out for dinner.
Day 27
(https://i.imgur.com/7oAf9s3h.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 28, 2019, 05:40:19 AM
Well done on every level G-Man.  I may have said it but I owe you thanks for my TT too.    :hatsoff: :hatsoff:
cody, how do you like that Klein?  It really peaks my curiosity. :ahhh :ahhh
Very bussy day for me, the TT not so much so I let it hang out for dinner.
Day 27
(https://i.imgur.com/7oAf9s3h.jpg)

 :cheers:
Your generosity inspired me to start doing the same for our fellow MT.o members.  :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on February 28, 2019, 06:02:30 AM
:cheers:
Your generosity inspired me to start doing the same for our fellow MT.o members.  :salute:
:dunno:What are you talking about  ???, but any way...
Thank you my friend for your kindness and may it help keep us all inspired  :salute:
Now the real mission is to expand this to those we encounter outside MTo.  Instilling the global values we so cherish here to the rest of the world through our actions, for all to see.   :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 28, 2019, 06:26:18 AM
:dunno:What are you talking about  ???, but any way...
Thank you my friend for your kindness and may it help keep us all inspired  :salute:
Now the real mission is to expand this to those we encounter outside MTo.  Instilling the global values we so cherish here to the rest of the world through our actions, for all to see.   :hatsoff:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,72622.msg1502936.html#msg1502936
Just so it never goes unappreciated. I rarely forget anything(a blessing and a curse at times). :pok:

You're quite welcome, my friend, and thank you in kind for your kindness, Douglas! :cheers:

Paying it forward goes a long way.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 28, 2019, 12:11:12 PM
GLBM, your kindness is commendable  :tu: but not surprising on MTO

Noa and Poncho, I hope you enjoy your U.S. models as much as I have all these years  :cheers:

Great work again guys for day 27, hard to believe we're this close to the end  :multi:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 28, 2019, 01:03:54 PM
Nice pics and uses everyone  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on February 28, 2019, 01:14:56 PM
Day28
We had to adjust the sprockets on 2 of these oven conveyers to keep them centered. The pick came in handy for scrapeing out the sealant/glue over the set screws, and the large flathead worked just fine on the tensioner.
One of the ovens was in use and could only be down for a few minutes. I was using the pliers of both the TT and my ST300 to pull the hot chain loose while sombody else tapped the sprocket into place with a hammer and punch.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 28, 2019, 01:46:37 PM
Good job Noa :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 28, 2019, 04:54:42 PM
Nice pics and uses everyone  :cheers: :like:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 28, 2019, 04:55:22 PM
Day28
We had to adjust the sprockets on 2 of these oven conveyers to keep them centered. The pick came in handy for scrapeing out the sealant/glue over the set screws, and the large flathead worked just fine on the tensioner.
One of the ovens was in use and could only be down for a few minutes. I was using the pliers of both the TT and my ST300 to pull the hot chain loose while sombody else tapped the sprocket into place with a hammer and punch.

 :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 28, 2019, 04:59:01 PM
Day 28

Lunch with the Grand Kids, they awlways get a kick out of my toys  :cheers:



Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 28, 2019, 05:17:28 PM
Nice one GJ :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on February 28, 2019, 08:02:48 PM
Thanks W  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 28, 2019, 09:12:48 PM
GLBM, your kindness is commendable  :tu: but not surprising on MTO

Noa and Poncho, I hope you enjoy your U.S. models as much as I have all these years  :cheers:

Great work again guys for day 27, hard to believe we're this close to the end  :multi:
Thanks, Greg! :cheers:

Nice pics and uses everyone  :cheers: :like:
:cheers:

Day28
We had to adjust the sprockets on 2 of these oven conveyers to keep them centered. The pick came in handy for scrapeing out the sealant/glue over the set screws, and the large flathead worked just fine on the tensioner.
One of the ovens was in use and could only be down for a few minutes. I was using the pliers of both the TT and my ST300 to pull the hot chain loose while sombody else tapped the sprocket into place with a hammer and punch.
Good work! One of the reasons I like carrying 2 MTs. :like:

Day 28

Lunch with the Grand Kids, they awlways get a kick out of my toys  :cheers:

Very cool!  :like:
MTs are the best toys(for those who know how to safely use one). :woohoo:
When I was a youngling, Any knife with tools on it amazed me. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 28, 2019, 09:15:53 PM
Day 28:

Used the wood saw and file to make/shape a wood block to fill a missing piece in. The surface will be sanded and I'll put new veneer down. :)

(http://imgur.com/hF5nHEO.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/xWpodgn.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/P5hcBsk.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on February 28, 2019, 09:22:49 PM
Good job GLBM  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on March 01, 2019, 01:57:18 AM
Well done on every level G-Man.  I may have said it but I owe you thanks for my TT too.    :hatsoff: :hatsoff:
cody, how do you like that Klein?  It really peaks my curiosity. :ahhh :ahhh
Very bussy day for me, the TT not so much so I let it hang out for dinner.
Day 27
(https://i.imgur.com/7oAf9s3h.jpg)

It's not perfect, but I feel it is the best at the $20 price point they're going for on Amazon, decent at its $30 MSRP.  The handles are somewhat loose at the pliers pivots, and the blade sometimes is lazy on lockup.   However, the cutters are among the best, the drivers are the best, and the strippers work pretty good. Not to mention VERY tough pliers.


Today, I did some yard clearing work, but didn't use the Tough Tool. I think the only tasks done with any of my EDC was opening a statement with my Stockman's blade, and my flashlight to find the Silky in the closet, which had fallen out of its pocket in my pack.

While I used the Stihl (Ochsenkopf) Forestry/Camp hatchet for most of it (didn't use the old True Temper Jersey pattern, head was loose, and thus dangerous, gotta put some wedges in), about halfway through I switched to the coarse tooth Silky Pocketboy 130mm. For such a small saw, it performs great on sappy pine and other things that hang up much larger saws with finer teeth.   The Stihl, oddly (at $30) is cheaper than its Ochsenkoph equivalent (which is about double). According to the owners of the local Stihl dealer, they sell a lot of these, and they're very well liked. I've had this one a year. It's the perfect middle ground between a regular camp hatchet and a full axe.

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

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 01, 2019, 02:55:40 AM
Very cool, Cody! :like:

Indeed, the Klein is surprisingly good for $20. I must admit, shamefully, that I paid $40 for my first one.  :facepalm:
Fortunately I got the second for $20, so it evened out to $30ea.  :)

It would be worth $40 all day long if they would tighten up the QC on it.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on March 01, 2019, 03:08:03 AM
Noa,

I've got a US ToughTool for you as well.

You and Poncho just PM me your addresses and I'll send them out to you. :)

 :ahhh oh wow thanks GLBM :o PM incoming, Sir :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 01, 2019, 03:14:47 AM
:ahhh oh wow thanks GLBM :o PM incoming, Sir :salute:
:woohoo:

I'll be sending them out next week(Monday or Tuesday). I hope y'all enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed using one for the challenge.  :) Quite an underrated tool(when found cheap enough).

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 01, 2019, 05:13:31 AM
Good stuff everyone,  use my MTs on hot dogs regularly,  Noa is that on a Middleby Marshall Oven?  If so I know that job very well.  Great wood work G-Man, thanks Cody for the info on the Klein
DAY 28
REMOVING PANEL SCREWS.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 01, 2019, 05:26:59 AM
 :dd:
That driver in that particular screw.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 01, 2019, 05:44:09 AM
:dd:
That driver in that particular screw.
You keep talking like that and you might be accused of being related to Fuzzybuckets.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 01, 2019, 05:51:16 AM
I screwed up, didn't I?  :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on March 01, 2019, 05:56:55 AM
Way to go fellas really enjoying following along !    :cheers:

And  :hatsoff: to GLBM for his generosity !   
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 01, 2019, 12:35:42 PM
Can’t believe it’s nearly finished  :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 01, 2019, 02:47:51 PM
Great uses and pics for day 28 guys  :cheers:  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 01, 2019, 08:20:49 PM
Thanks, guys! :cheers:


Day 29:

Cut some stranded steel wire, that was broken to tie it back properly, for hanging a mirror.
(http://i.imgur.com/719yGo2.jpg)

Used the scribe for opening some Boy Scout caramel corn.
(http://i.imgur.com/3s2ghjI.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 01, 2019, 08:25:13 PM
Great uses GLBM  :like: :tu:
How did the cutters do with cutting that stranded steel wire :think:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 01, 2019, 08:26:38 PM
Great uses GLBM  :like: :tu:
How did the cutters do with cutting that stranded steel wire :think:
Thank you, W! :cheers:

Cut through it like it was butter. And you're right, most cutters would be crying at that point.  :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 01, 2019, 08:30:20 PM
Thank you, W! :cheers:

Cut through it like it was butter. And you're right, most cutters would be crying at that point.  :ahhh

That wire can be a real pain to cut through  :ahhh
Nice that the cutters did the job  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 01, 2019, 08:52:44 PM
 :like:
The wire cutters are quite good  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 01, 2019, 08:54:59 PM
Day 29

The TT was more than enough to replace a worn outlet  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 01, 2019, 09:06:35 PM
Nice one GJ  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 01, 2019, 09:11:11 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 01, 2019, 10:24:18 PM
Thanks, guys! :cheers:

And good work, Greg! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 02, 2019, 02:44:06 AM
Impressive G-Man to see the TT cut that stranded steel wire so well when it has such trouble with insulated electrical wire. GJ  the pliars and drivers are well suited to changing outlets like that.
Day 29
Hanging out in an HVAC package unit.
(https://i.imgur.com/Tcc0iJeh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 02, 2019, 02:49:36 AM
Douglas, I must admit, the cutters in the TT you have were repaired.

I thought they were fairly well restored. I moved them back closer together with a punch and cleaned them up with a wire wheel when I peened the pliers pivot and tool rivets. Guess I didn't do that good of a job. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 02, 2019, 03:15:32 AM
Some final thoughts...
First Thank You G-Man,  I would never have considered or tried a tough tool if not for your gift.
Now to the tool it's self.  I don't think any one would disput the TT is a very unique design with an aluring but awkward apearance.  due to this I was concerned about doing this challenge.  I sense have come to conclude the awkward part is mostly undeserved.  The TT is over all very easy to use and very capable.  A few tool positions do end up being strange (the can opener) but still are very usable.  I was very impressed by the scraper and even more so by the awl/ scribe tool. The tool steal is good, the pliar head just may be near indestructable and the phillips is one of the best I've used despite it's strange look and the file works well.  I will say the blade although adequit is just okay the ruler hook remove is difficult to open the small flat driver needs to lock and it needs scissors.  All in all the USA Tough Tool is a truely capable tool and well worth it's current selling price point. 
Thanks Again for a great tool G-Man and a great challenge everyone. :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 02, 2019, 03:23:30 AM
Douglas, I must admit, the cutters in the TT you have were repaired.

I thought they were fairly well restored. I moved them back closer together with a punch and cleaned them up with a wire wheel when I peened the pliers pivot and tool rivets. Guess I didn't do that good of a job. :facepalm:
G-Man, they cut well.  One would never know they were restored.  The insulation on electrical THHN wire tends to slip out of the jaws  Once you get past the outer insulation tend to slip and they have a very small bight so if the wire is of any size you mst nibble through it.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 02, 2019, 03:34:12 AM
You're very welcome, sir! :cheers:

Great synopsis, Douglas!  :iagree:
Well written as always, my friend. :)

There are a couple of things I had an issue with are; the file not locking, so having to hold it with push/pull strokes lessened the usable space(but, like Douglas said, the file is good otherwise), the rivet system loosens more quickly than it should(I have had to peen every TT tool/mount pivot that had crossed my path), The bulbous pliers pivot lessens the side-on purchase(but, not too much, just notable), when swinging out the pliers the tools can fly open sometimes(you have to be careful to swing it just right), the small flat-driver seems to be ground to thin(sometimes twisting a bit, so I have to be careful), there isn't a mid-size(between the large and small flat drivers), the cutters need a notch somewhere for grabbing wire so it doesn't slip, and lastly I would have liked to see more of the tools lock.

All of that said, the USA ToughTool is a standout, because of it unique design and thoughtful engineering. Considering it was designed in the hayday of patent issues, being limited in design options, it functions well above average for a multi tool. The pliers are absolutely phenomenal, with the steel quality and laminated jaws being near-perfect. Using the pliers is a delight, as the splay is minimal and the handle shape provides two different options for usability(choke up for fine work and use further back for cranking down). The handles flex a little bit, but after using the tool a bit, you just know they aren't going to give in at all. The tool steel, as Douglas said, is good. None of the tools broke under hard use. The small flat driver did twist a little, but that can be ground down a bit and sharpened. The file's single-cut side got a little bit of damage from sharpening a drill-bit(not smart, but the situation provided no alternative).
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 02, 2019, 03:36:50 AM
G-Man, they cut well.  One would never know they were restored.  The insulation on electrical THHN wire tends to slip out of the jaws  Once you get past the outer insulation tend to slip and they have a very small bight so if the wire is of any size you mst nibble through it.

Whew, that's a relief.  :)

Indeed, the cutters could do with some notching. I constantly had to push the insulated wire(18-2 lamp wire in my case) up into the cutters.  :rofl:
Come to think of it, I may do a mod on a TT, where I angle the cutter teeth back so they don't push the wire out.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 02, 2019, 03:53:51 AM
You're very welcome, sir! :cheers:

Great synopsis, Douglas!  :iagree:
Well written as always, my friend. :)

There are a couple of things I had an issue with are; the file not locking, so having to hold it with push/pull strokes lessened the usable space(but, like Douglas said, the file is good otherwise), the rivet system loosens more quickly than it should(I have had to peen every TT tool/mount pivot that had crossed my path), The bulbous pliers pivot lessens the side-on purchase(but, not too much, just notable), when swinging out the pliers the tools can fly open sometimes(you have to be careful to swing it just right), the small flat-driver seems to be ground to thin(sometimes twisting a bit, so I have to be careful), there isn't a mid-size(between the large and small flat drivers), the cutters need a notch somewhere for grabbing wire so it doesn't slip, and lastly I would have liked to see more of the tools lock.

All of that said, the USA ToughTool is a standout, because of it unique design and thoughtful engineering. Considering it was designed in the hayday of patent issues, being limited in design options, it functions well above average for a multi tool. The pliers are absolutely phenomenal, with the steel quality and laminated jaws being near-perfect. Using the pliers is a delight, as the splay is minimal and the handle shape provides two different options for usability(choke up for fine work and use further back for cranking down). The handles flex a little bit, but after using the tool a bit, you just know they aren't going to give in at all. The tool steel, as Douglas said, is good. None of the tools broke under hard use. The small flat driver did twist a little, but that can be ground down a bit and sharpened. The file's single-cut side got a little bit of damage from sharpening a drill-bit(not smart, but the situation provided no alternative).
+1 and :iagree: with everthing you said.
Thanks for catching what I left out.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on March 02, 2019, 03:59:22 AM
The 106OT was all I actually carried, with the Tough Tool being close by. I actually used every blade on the 106OT (clip and pen cutting apples and peeling oranges, cut my fingernails with the scissors), but the TT wasn't used.   The 106OT is smaller than my typical 3" or larger limit, but the increased girth due to the scissor layer makes it a lot easier to hold and use.

Also, is my example the only one on which the pin serving as the pliers pivot spins around? Guessing it needs to be re-peened; but doesn't seem to mess up the function of the pliers or cutters at all.

(https://i.imgur.com/z1oqOJy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 02, 2019, 04:03:40 AM
Glad you mentioned that, Cody!
The latest TT I bought, which is a near-mint example of the last US generation(with cast pliers made to look laminated) and the pliers pivot will turn in the jaws. It doesn't hurt the function, as you said, but it is probably one of the only pliers-MTs out there there that the spinning pivot doesn't mean big problems for the pliers. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 02, 2019, 04:07:00 AM
+1 and :iagree: with everthing you said.
Thanks for catching what I left out.
:cheers:

This has been a standout challenge for sure(up there with the OG SwissTool and Surge challenges). And it has been awesome participating with you! Thank you for getting the ball rolling on the TT challenge and your encouragement. I wasn't planning on the full 30, but you're enthusiasm helped me get over that. :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on March 02, 2019, 04:55:51 AM
Yes that oven was a Middleby Marshall

Day29
Nothing much going on today it's a busy day but nothing for my tools to do... so we get more cardboard cutting
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 02, 2019, 05:04:39 AM
That's too cool Noa.  I've been working on their ovens for the better part of 15 years now and trained 6 other techs to do so.  I have even had the pleasure of finding some problems and fixes Middleby didn't know about.  I've even stumpped their lead Support Tech a couple of times.  Not often though he's great, probably the best I've ever had the pleasure of working with and I've worked with a bunch of support techs over the years.  He's a great guy that I would love to meet in person.  It's just a long way from Texas to Illinois.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on March 02, 2019, 05:49:46 AM
Great thoughts guys :like: I have really enjoyed this challenge and am very excited to have a TT on the way in the next while :ahhh :like: :like: I had forgot that I do have a Tough Chip by Schrade (scissor based keychain tool) :tu: I may carry the duo together some :cheers: It is the Taylor brand version though ::) :D

:nanadance:           :nanadance:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 02, 2019, 06:22:03 AM
It was great having you with us, Poncho! :cheers:

I'm very happy the ToughTools are destined for good homes. I have a real appreciation for the TT, even before the challenge. That's why I have so many of them. I've culled out the TT collection a bit and figured you and Noa would enjoy some US ToughTools.   :woohoo:

The two opened TTs are the ones being sent out.  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/ek2kn0O.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 02, 2019, 06:24:55 AM
Now, all that is left is, to find a US TT for Wspeed. I'll be on the lookout in eBay for one. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 02, 2019, 12:45:56 PM
I have really enjoyed this challenge the TT
has done a lot better than I was expecting  :tu:
It’s just a shame that the later TTs aren’t made
with the same quality as the US version  :(

Thanks for trying to find me a US TT GLBM
I think it would be a great Tool for me to use  :cheers:

Congratulations everyone with finishing this excellent challenge  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 02, 2019, 02:48:47 PM
 :cheers:
It's been great having you with us in the TT challenge, W! :)

Will definitely be on the lookout for an OG ToughTool to give some royal treatment to send your way. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 02, 2019, 03:14:40 PM
Thanks you very much GLBM  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 02, 2019, 05:37:44 PM
First,  Thank you GLBM and Douglas for starting this challenge and Noa and Cody for joining, I've enjoyed every post and looked forward to what was done each day   :tu:

Second, Thank you Speedy, Poncho, and SteveC and anyone else who commented or quietly followed along  :cheers:

Now my thoughts, as a long time owner/user, I've always been a fan, when I originally decided I wanted a multitool back in the mid 90's outdoor magazines were my only source for research and the TT was getting lots of hype as what's new.
So with no prior experience with multis, I purchased mine and it's still my only experience with multis other than Saks.
Admittedly, I've always paired it with a Recruit so I rarely used the tools other than the pliers and the pliers are awesome, but again I can only speak for the first generation U.S. made version, but from what I've seen and heard here the later U.S. models are good too, I think Cody mentioned his Taylor had issues with the pliers, I apologize if I'm wrong.
During the challenge, I laid off the SAK and stuck with the TT toolset, it was the first time using the can opener and mine was terrible, the rest performed above and beyond, but I do think the blade is rather light duty, on the upside though mine has a monster of a serrated blade, too bad none of you have one.

Sorry if I'm rambling, but like I've said I'm a big fan and after 23 years the TT will remain my only plier based multitool, it's only competition my newly discovered Swisschamp which I guess has pliers

 :multi:  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 02, 2019, 05:52:20 PM
Day 30

The main blade got to open a package of shower curtain hooks, and the quirky yet awlsome scribe/awl was used to open a case of water  :tu:

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 02, 2019, 06:06:42 PM
Nice use of the TT GJ :like: :tu:
Thanks for your thoughts on the TT :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 02, 2019, 06:13:22 PM
Nice use of the TT GJ :like: :tu:
Thanks for your thoughts on the TT :cheers:

Thanks again for being a part of this  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 02, 2019, 06:20:45 PM
Thanks again for being a part of this  :cheers:
Thanks GJ It’s been fun and interesting to follow this challenge  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on March 02, 2019, 06:21:37 PM
Badge awarded Greg :tu: Congrats on a challenge well done  :tu: soon as you get your day 30 pic in guys, go and request the badge :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 02, 2019, 06:25:24 PM
Congratulations on your badge GJ :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 02, 2019, 06:27:56 PM
Thanks Poncho, first for following along  :tu: and second for the badge :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 02, 2019, 06:28:55 PM
Congratulations on your badge GJ :cheers: :like:

Thanks again Ws  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 02, 2019, 09:52:56 PM
Thanks everyone, this has not been so much the  expected challenge, it's been more an adventure.  The TT is far better and more versatile than I had expected.  I think all of us with the exception of GJ (who already knew better) would agree on that.  Althought for me the TT won't be replacing my Spirit or Swisstool any time soon, it will definately see more use and has earned my respect.  So now for...
DAY 30
Passing off the Challenge.
(https://i.imgur.com/PmnHqBEh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 02, 2019, 09:55:13 PM
Nice one Douglas glad you enjoyed using the TT :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on March 02, 2019, 10:14:28 PM
Well done fellas !    :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: SteveC on March 02, 2019, 11:43:35 PM
Reminder to those applying for badges, you need to post a link to the 30th day post of your challenge  :pok:

Congrats everyone, it's been a fun challenge to follow  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 03, 2019, 12:12:59 AM
First,  Thank you GLBM and Douglas for starting this challenge and Noa and Cody for joining, I've enjoyed every post and looked forward to what was done each day   :tu:

Second, Thank you Speedy, Poncho, and SteveC and anyone else who commented or quietly followed along  :cheers:

Now my thoughts, as a long time owner/user, I've always been a fan, when I originally decided I wanted a multitool back in the mid 90's outdoor magazines were my only source for research and the TT was getting lots of hype as what's new.
So with no prior experience with multis, I purchased mine and it's still my only experience with multis other than Saks.
Admittedly, I've always paired it with a Recruit so I rarely used the tools other than the pliers and the pliers are awesome, but again I can only speak for the first generation U.S. made version, but from what I've seen and heard here the later U.S. models are good too, I think Cody mentioned his Taylor had issues with the pliers, I apologize if I'm wrong.
During the challenge, I laid off the SAK and stuck with the TT toolset, it was the first time using the can opener and mine was terrible, the rest performed above and beyond, but I do think the blade is rather light duty, on the upside though mine has a monster of a serrated blade, too bad none of you have one.

Sorry if I'm rambling, but like I've said I'm a big fan and after 23 years the TT will remain my only plier based multitool, it's only competition my newly discovered Swisschamp which I guess has pliers

 :multi:  :cheers:
Great write-up and synopsis of experience, Greg! :cheers:

Again, thank you to everyone involved and following along! It made the challenge a lot of fun. :woohoo:

Reminder to those applying for badges, you need to post a link to the 30th day post of your challenge  :pok:

Congrats everyone, it's been a fun challenge to follow  :cheers:

You the man, Steve! Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 03, 2019, 12:14:02 AM
Day 30...final:

A ToughTool doing what it does. For day 30, I took the tool Noa is getting out for a spin. Works like a dream. :)
(http://i.imgur.com/GiFN5NF.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 03, 2019, 12:34:04 AM
Nice work GLBM  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on March 03, 2019, 01:17:18 AM
Day30
 :woohoo:
It's been a great challenge  and what a great day to end a challenge on.
Happy Texas Independence Day!!

I am just starting my day who knows what it'll bring for my multi-tools...
So what's the future for the Taylor Tough Tool you may ask??
It's probably going to end up living in a first aid & emergency kit for my wife's car. It's unique open design should make it a little more intuitive to a non-tool person in my opinion. That was the original purpose of buying this one to begin with; but we all know how future planned projects usually end up.
 :twak:
I will also probably try and clean up these tools a little more then just that quick bit of file work I did before.

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 03, 2019, 02:14:21 AM
Well done fellas !    :cheers:

Thanks Steve  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 03, 2019, 02:16:50 AM
Thanks everyone, this has not been so much the  expected challenge, it's been more an adventure.  The TT is far better and more versatile than I had expected.  I think all of us with the exception of GJ (who already knew better) would agree on that.  Althought for me the TT won't be replacing my Spirit or Swisstool any time soon, it will definately see more use and has earned my respect.  So now for...
DAY 30
Passing off the Challenge.
(https://i.imgur.com/PmnHqBEh.jpg)

 :cheers: Douglas, good to hear it will still get some limited use  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 03, 2019, 02:18:25 AM
Day30
 :woohoo:
It's been a great challenge  and what a great day to end a challenge on.
Happy Texas Independence Day!!

I am just starting my day who knows what it'll bring for my multi-tools...
So what's the future for the Taylor Tough Tool you may ask??
It's probably going to end up living in a first aid & emergency kit for my wife's car. It's unique open design should make it a little more intuitive to a non-tool person in my opinion. That was the original purpose of buying this one to begin with; but we all know how future planned projects usually end up.
 :twak:
I will also probably try and clean up these tools a little more then just that quick bit of file work I did before.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 03, 2019, 02:20:45 AM
Day 30...final:

A ToughTool doing what it does. For day 30, I took the tool Noa is getting out for a spin. Works like a dream. :)
(http://i.imgur.com/GiFN5NF.jpg)

Nice finish GLBM, and a great gift  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on March 03, 2019, 03:17:10 AM
Just did the math, I started a day late, so my last day will be Monday.  The Tough Tool is, and always will be my favorite. Namely for its industrial focus on design. Today's use was with my favorite tool on it; using a razor blade and the scraper to remove the labels from a case that used to hold a cheap first aid kit so that I could reuse it to keep some smaller gear in my pack from getting misplaced. In it is a cheap rain poncho (I typically carry rain gear, this is just in case a shower hits and I don't have it), a pair of tweezers, a DMT pocket sharpener, a LM Juice C2 (may be replaced with a PST), and a matchbox. I'll add my Olight i3EOS and a few other items to make it into a bit of a survival kit.

(https://i.imgur.com/RGfWcbE.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: jaya_man on March 03, 2019, 03:40:49 AM
Awarded GLBM... Congrats :like: :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 03, 2019, 04:12:05 AM
Nice finish GLBM, and a great gift  :tu:
Thank you, Greg!  :cheers:

The US TT should be required for any MT collection to be an MT collection. IMO of course.  :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 03, 2019, 04:13:07 AM
Just did the math, I started a day late, so my last day will be Monday.  The Tough Tool is, and always will be my favorite. Namely for its industrial focus on design. Today's use was with my favorite tool on it; using a razor blade and the scraper to remove the labels from a case that used to hold a cheap first aid kit so that I could reuse it to keep some smaller gear in my pack from getting misplaced. In it is a cheap rain poncho (I typically carry rain gear, this is just in case a shower hits and I don't have it), a pair of tweezers, a DMT pocket sharpener, a LM Juice C2 (may be replaced with a PST), and a matchbox. I'll add my Olight i3EOS and a few other items to make it into a bit of a survival kit.

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

Good work, Cody! Looks good so far! :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 03, 2019, 04:14:33 AM
Awarded GLBM... Congrats :like: :cheers:
Thank you much, jaya_man!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 03, 2019, 05:03:10 AM
The two ToughTools are cleaned and oiled. (Not shown is that they are already packed and ready to take to the Post Office Monday. :)
Now the pass-off to the Center-Drive for the MMCDMC.
(http://imgur.com/sfsoCO1.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/MHdpL7c.jpg)

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 03, 2019, 12:27:22 PM
Nice work Noa and cody :like: :tu:
And congratulations on your badge GLBM  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 03, 2019, 03:47:24 PM
Many thanks, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 03, 2019, 03:55:54 PM
 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on March 03, 2019, 03:56:57 PM
Those look awesome GLBM :o :ahhh I am very excited to be receiving one of those as well :dd:  I really appreciate it :salute: :like: and congrats on the badge :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on March 04, 2019, 03:16:20 AM
Nothing used today. Tough Tool and a Taylor trick knife (probably made 20 years before they bought the rights to Schrade).  To open, squeeze down on the blade while its pointed tip up, it will spring up, clearing the handle (not an automatic), then open it manually. To close, hold it pivot up and while doing that, push the blade back in the handle. The "bottle opener" looking thing servess as a detente working on a small BB inside the handle. This is basically a knockoff of the mechanism used within Imperial trick openers (which I need to get at least one of) of the 1950s-1970s. Basically, this thing is my "fidget spinner" or whatever those things are. I keep it on the dresser in front of the TV.

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

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 04, 2019, 03:18:16 AM
Those look awesome GLBM :o :ahhh I am very excited to be receiving one of those as well :dd:  I really appreciate it :salute: :like: and congrats on the badge :cheers:

Thank you, Poncho! :cheers:

I'm thrilled that you and Noa are excited about the humble ToughTools.  :woohoo:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 04, 2019, 03:21:20 AM
Nothing used today. Tough Tool and a Taylor trick knife (probably made 20 years before they bought the rights to Schrade).  To open, squeeze down on the blade while its pointed tip up, it will spring up, clearing the handle (not an automatic). To close, hold it pivot up and push the blade back in the handle. The "bottle opener" looking thing servess as a detente working on a small BB inside the handle. This is basically a knockoff of the mechanism used within Imperial trick openers (which I need to get at least one of) of the 1950s-1970s. Basically, this thing is my "fidget spinner" or whatever those things are. I keep it on the dresser in front of the TV.

(https://i.imgur.com/pKkjQTL.jpg)
Those Trick knives are awesome. I had two Imperial versions at one point, but a now-ex GF talked me out of the mint one.   :facepalm:
At least there is one still in the collection.  :)

This is day 29 for you, right?
Just one day left!~ :ahhh
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 04, 2019, 03:29:25 AM
Almost there cody, well done. :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 04, 2019, 12:38:51 PM
 :iagree: Nice one cody  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 04, 2019, 01:01:32 PM
Right on Cody  :tu:
Almost there :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: cody6268 on March 05, 2019, 01:07:27 AM
Thanks guys.

Got cleaning and maintenance done on the last day of the challenge. Really need to get some dedicated cleaning brushes, as opposed to old toothbrushes.  Since the MiniChamp is far from being a heavy duty tool and lacks pliers, I'll still continue to carry the Tough Tool through the end of March, when I start with the Surge challenge. It's been a great challenge. The Tough Tool never had a job where it failed, and I discovered new uses for the tools. I never found a use for the ruler/hook remover, which to this date I consider a bit useless, especially when that indent messes up the centimeter portion. I guess they didn't want to stamp the other side, to save costs. They could have etched it, as they often did with ad knives. 

(https://i.imgur.com/Z0Kts01.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on March 05, 2019, 03:49:45 AM
Awesome end to an awesome challenge :like:

Badge awarded cody :tu: :like: if anyone hasn't requested their badge do so now and we will get you sorted :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 05, 2019, 03:53:43 AM
Looks good, Cody! :like:

Congrats on the badge too. :cheers:



Thanks for looking out, Poncho! :salute:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on March 05, 2019, 10:24:12 AM
Good job everybody :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 05, 2019, 12:32:33 PM
Congratulations on your badge cody :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 05, 2019, 02:25:13 PM
Congrats Cody, nice closing thoughts  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 05, 2019, 02:25:53 PM
Good job everybody :hatsoff:

+1  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 06, 2019, 01:35:38 AM
Way to go cody! :cheers: :cheers:
Thanks everyone for joining in, participant and lurker alike.  You guys made this all worth doing. :hatsoff:
Congratulations
to ALL on the BADGES!  :woohoo: :woohoo:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 06, 2019, 02:27:53 AM
Way to go cody! :cheers: :cheers:
Thanks everyone for joining in, participant and lurker alike.  You guys made this all worth doing. :hatsoff:
Congratulations
to ALL on the BADGES!  :woohoo: :woohoo:
:iagree:   :salute:

29 pages for such a small challenge group is pretty derned good.  :hatsoff: to those willing to step up and use the TT, as well as those who followed along with us!
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 06, 2019, 12:24:56 PM
Congratulations everyone for finishing this excellent challenge  :cheers: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 06, 2019, 02:52:32 PM
Congratulations everyone for finishing this excellent challenge  :cheers: :like:
Thank you, W! :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 06, 2019, 03:29:12 PM
 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Noa Isumi on March 10, 2019, 01:44:58 AM
 :mail:
Thank you again Gerleatherberman  :hatsoff:

I will have to find a way to pay it forward here on MTO...mabey a GAW later in the summer....I will come up with something.
 :think:


Now for the pics
( it was only appropriate to use the Taylor to open it)


Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 10, 2019, 02:10:25 AM
:mail:
Thank you again Gerleatherberman  :hatsoff:

I will have to find a way to pay it forward here on MTO...mabey a GAW later in the summer....I will come up with something.
 :think:


Now for the pics
( it was only appropriate to use the Taylor to open it)
:woohoo:
So glad you and Poncho's TTs arrived safely!

You're certainly welcome. But, that said, I think you've earned it. You stuck out the TT challenge with the Taylor version.  :ahhh

I hope it makes you as happy as the US TT makes me. Such a great old-school tool.
Greg may have gotten it right all along having only owned a USTT. May not be the best MT available, but it has proven itself for sure. :cheers:

I look forward to you and Poncho's thoughts on the USTTs. All y'all need to do now is to find some bras(sheaths) for those TTs. :D

Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on March 10, 2019, 02:44:44 AM
Meant to have l already put on here that I received mine as well :facepalm: it is a very well MT and I really appreciate that GLBM sent it to me :o I am going to try and carry this one for the last day of March (since I won't technically be in the Discontinued Challenge :salute: ) and then after the April SURGE Challenge for a bit :cheers: Excited to try it out and see what it can do :like:

(https://i.imgur.com/JZ7YCvBh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rpfiQ8Ch.jpg)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 10, 2019, 03:08:52 AM
 :woohoo:
That Pat. Pend.  :dd:

So glad it got to you safely and you like it so far, Poncho.  :multi:

Will be looking forward to reading your thoughts about it in the future. :cheers: :popcorn:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 10, 2019, 06:52:12 AM
Well done G-Man!
I too look forward to seeing what you two think of the USA TT.   I ended up liking it far more than expected.  It is a bit quirky but that's part of it's charm.  It realy is a great tool that dose not get it's due.
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 10, 2019, 07:22:11 AM
 :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 10, 2019, 12:36:56 PM
Nice one GLBM  :cheers: :like:
looks like you have made two members very happy  :tu:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 10, 2019, 01:21:58 PM
Thank you, man!  :cheers:

They'll be happy until they need the tool replaced. Then they find out I don't handle the warranty claims.  :D
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 10, 2019, 01:26:35 PM
 :rofl: good one GLBM  :rofl: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 10, 2019, 01:34:19 PM
 :rofl: I wouldn't be allowed to handle claims anyway. I can't even make myself post the results of something I did that ruined both a US ToughTool and a Taylor ToughTool. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 10, 2019, 02:13:02 PM
Again, good on you GLBM  :hatsoff:

Congrats on your Tough Tools Poncho and Noa I'll be keeping an eye out for your thoughts  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 10, 2019, 02:15:46 PM
Thanks, Greg!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: ThePeacent on March 10, 2019, 02:49:01 PM
Thank you, man!  :cheers:

They'll be happy until they need the tool replaced. Then they find out I don't handle the warranty claims.  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/uMMf9PP.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 10, 2019, 02:50:59 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Poncho65 on March 10, 2019, 03:09:03 PM
They'll be happy until they need the tool replaced. Then they find out I don't handle the warranty claims.  :D

What?!?!?! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

 :doh:

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Wspeed on March 10, 2019, 03:10:20 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: :like:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Greg Jones on March 10, 2019, 03:15:56 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: gerleatherberman on March 10, 2019, 06:20:31 PM
 :surrender:  :rofl:
Title: Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
Post by: Douglas on March 10, 2019, 08:43:26 PM
 :rofl:
 :popcorn: :popcorn: