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THE Crunch Owners Thread

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #30 on: October 04, 2009, 05:01:56 PM
Crunch owner here as well! No longer carry it everyday due to funny looks I kept getting when I'd flip it when I was bored.  :multi: It's since moved over to the BOB due to it's hex driver, & ability to be used as a makeshift sawzall/hacksaw/any other saw blade handle.
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #31 on: October 09, 2009, 09:22:01 AM
Have Crunch and really love it!
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #32 on: October 09, 2009, 10:49:23 AM
There's a dome shaped cover over the plier head pivot. Does anyone know why it's there, if it's removeable and what kind of fixing is underneath it?

(Hoping not to derail this thread, and I'm sure the mods will sort me if I do!)


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #33 on: October 09, 2009, 07:46:13 PM
Crunch owner here as well! No longer carry it everyday due to funny looks I kept getting when I'd flip it when I was bored.  :multi: It's since moved over to the BOB due to it's hex driver, & ability to be used as a makeshift sawzall/hacksaw/any other saw blade handle.
how do you put a saw on it? just grip it with the pliers?


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #34 on: October 09, 2009, 11:10:25 PM
Thread follows, but if I've messed up the cut and paste, a search of the Mod Squad section using Sawzall brings it up

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,12295.0.html


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #35 on: October 10, 2009, 12:01:28 AM
Thread follows, but if I've messed up the cut and paste, a search of the Mod Squad section using Sawzall brings it up

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,12295.0.html

Still an excellent idea...  :tu:


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #36 on: October 10, 2009, 10:54:49 PM
Crunch owner here as well! No longer carry it everyday due to funny looks I kept getting when I'd flip it when I was bored.  :multi: It's since moved over to the BOB due to it's hex driver, & ability to be used as a makeshift sawzall/hacksaw/any other saw blade handle.
how do you put a saw on it? just grip it with the pliers?

Yep, but I grip it vetically, using the pin cutout in the upper jaw.
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #37 on: October 24, 2009, 10:09:23 PM
I am now a full fledged Crunch owner as of this morning's mail delivery,  :mail:  Keeeeeeeeey Ruuuuuuch. 



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Reply #38 on: October 24, 2009, 10:13:04 PM
I am now a full fledged Crunch owner as of this morning's mail delivery,  :mail:  Keeeeeeeeey Ruuuuuuch. 
Congrats...  :cheers:


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #39 on: October 25, 2009, 11:48:11 PM
I am now a full fledged Crunch owner as of this morning's mail delivery,  :mail:  Keeeeeeeeey Ruuuuuuch. 

May you and your Crunch have any things to lock onto. :)


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #40 on: October 30, 2009, 09:52:23 PM
congrats :cheers: gotta love the crunch :tu:
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #41 on: December 07, 2009, 06:33:33 AM
I too own a Crunch.  I have had it since 2000.  It comes in really handy at a junk yard to compliment my ST200.  For example, 3/8" bolts with locknuts (9/16" head size) are impossible to remove without a backup wrench.  The ST200 generally will not allow enough force break loose the nut by itself.  The Crunch will grip the nut, turn it, and the ST200 serves as the backup wrench.  Worked great on 6 rusty bolts. 

This came in handy at the junkyard where they do NOT allow you to bring your own tools and pull your own parts.  Stealthy tools.  The kid working there did not mind a little help.  :multi:


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #42 on: December 07, 2009, 10:26:06 AM
I want to be a Crunch Owner but sadly am not  :(

Prices in the UK are excluding me from this club! I got bargains on my Wave and Squirt S4 but the Crunch is a push too far.

Perhaps I'll start a Crunch Owners Wannabe Thread  :gimme:

Best of crunchness to all Crunch owners  :salute:
             


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #43 on: December 07, 2009, 11:27:49 AM
Interestingly, Whitby seem to have dropped the Crunch fro their catalog too, so UK retailers won't be able to get any more.

Your best bet is to get one from the US. Even with shipping and duties, you'll be quids in. eLeatherman.com always has competitive deals and is a supporter of this forum too.
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Reply #44 on: December 07, 2009, 12:28:43 PM
Interestingly, Whitby seem to have dropped the Crunch fro their catalog too, so UK retailers won't be able to get any more.

Your best bet is to get one from the US. Even with shipping and duties, you'll be quids in. eLeatherman.com always has competitive deals and is a supporter of this forum too.

Thanks Dave  :cheers:
My local DIY diy shop has one, I never asked about price but his other Leathermans are standard RRP

The site you recommended has the Crunch at $69-95, approx £43 in real money  :D Shipping is $26 = £16. Is this a good deal? What are the duties?
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #45 on: December 07, 2009, 02:09:52 PM
Interestingly, Whitby seem to have dropped the Crunch fro their catalog too, so UK retailers won't be able to get any more.

Your best bet is to get one from the US. Even with shipping and duties, you'll be quids in. eLeatherman.com always has competitive deals and is a supporter of this forum too.

Thanks Dave  :cheers:
My local DIY diy shop has one, I never asked about price but his other Leathermans are standard RRP

The site you recommended has the Crunch at $69-95, approx £43 in real money  :D Shipping is $26 = £16. Is this a good deal? What are the duties?

If customs pick it up (and you should assume they will to be safe) you'll be looking at 17.5% duties (I make that £10.33) and a statutory £8 fee to the courier / post office. So £43 + ££16 + £10 + £8 = £77 all in. Of course, if one of our kind US members would act as a middle man for you and provide "customs friendly" paperwork - that could reduce considerably. Just saying.

The going rate online over here seems to be about £90 inc delivery at the moment. (e.g. http://www.shop4leatherman.co.uk/leatherman_crunch.html).
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #46 on: December 07, 2009, 03:03:58 PM
If customs pick it up (and you should assume they will to be safe) you'll be looking at 17.5% duties (I make that £10.33) and a statutory £8 fee to the courier / post office. So £43 + ££16 + £10 + £8 = £77 all in. Of course, if one of our kind US members would act as a middle man for you and provide "customs friendly" paperwork - that could reduce considerably. Just saying.

The going rate online over here seems to be about £90 inc delivery at the moment. (e.g. http://www.shop4leatherman.co.uk/leatherman_crunch.html).

Thanks for your help with this Dave. I think I may investigate with my local DIY shop first. It's a shame UK ebay doesn't allow them.
             


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #47 on: December 09, 2009, 08:39:18 PM
http://www.minitools.co.uk/products/leatherman/crunch.htm

try £80 delivered

the website looks dodgey i admit but i bought my charge from there no problem they just dont send you an email to say its been dispatched which worried me but i called them :)

they do send you one to say they got your order though
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #48 on: December 10, 2009, 09:01:16 AM
That's a good price!
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #49 on: December 14, 2009, 05:06:55 PM
Finally got a Crunch today. I`ve been wanting to get one for a while but been distracted by PSTs.
What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #50 on: December 14, 2009, 06:21:41 PM
Finally got a Crunch today. I`ve been wanting to get one for a while but been distracted by PSTs.
A very nice distraction though..  ;) :D


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #51 on: December 15, 2009, 01:46:47 AM
Finally got a Crunch today. I`ve been wanting to get one for a while but been distracted by PSTs.

Welcome to the club Dave , the Crunch is one of the cleverest MT designs IMHO  :D

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #52 on: December 15, 2009, 01:54:21 AM
Glad you finally got one David :tu:

What do you think to it so far?
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #53 on: December 15, 2009, 02:07:44 AM


Sorry for the poor quality, it was a spur of the moment shot on my phone. 

  Just had to fix a router, the crunch made an excellent helping hands to hold bits than needed tinning.
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Reply #54 on: December 15, 2009, 08:41:52 AM
Finally got a Crunch today. I`ve been wanting to get one for a while but been distracted by PSTs.

Welcome to the club Dave , the Crunch is one of the cleverest MT designs IMHO  :D

Clever indeed! It is a most impressive design. 

Glad you finally got one David :tu:

What do you think to it so far?

I took it to work today but didnt get to use it on anything. But I think it will be a very useful tool.
What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #55 on: December 15, 2009, 09:19:50 PM
  Just had to fix a router, the crunch made an excellent helping hands to hold bits than needed tinning.

I hadn't realized you were in IT too Neil. :o I saw how everyone called you a geek (among other things... ::)) but just couldn't do the mental step to seeing you behind a dimly lit computer screen... :D


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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #56 on: December 16, 2009, 01:19:52 AM
  Just had to fix a router, the crunch made an excellent helping hands to hold bits than needed tinning.

I hadn't realized you were in IT too Neil. :o I saw how everyone called you a geek (among other things... ::)) but just couldn't do the mental step to seeing you behind a dimly lit computer screen... :D

I'm not any more.  These days I'm a full time dad :)

Old habits die hard though and most of my kit is cheap / free just because no one seems to know how to wield a soldering iron these days ;)

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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #57 on: January 04, 2010, 10:06:40 PM
crunch function #764:

coat hanger
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Re: THE Crunch Owners Thread
Reply #58 on: January 05, 2010, 04:05:23 AM
The coat hanger costs more that the coat  :D :cheers: nice pic  :tu:

p.s. I need to get one of those...


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Reply #59 on: January 05, 2010, 03:42:06 PM
Thanks, CG. Now I need 5 or 6 more Crunch'es..   :twak: :twak:

Good pic..  :D :D


 

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