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New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise 8314

Multitool Enthusiast Admin Team No Life Club Posts: 2,789 Staff Writer
New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« on: July 12, 2007, 05:13:27 PM »
Well I got a review of my X-tract up on the main page, you can check it out here:

http://multitool.org/content/view/116/68/

And check out the new idea were trying out at the bottom of the article.

David
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 63,209 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007, 05:22:19 PM »
Dave will send everyone who looks a small chocolate bar...  :grin:

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Formerly known as 665ae No Life Club Posts: 3,380 blah blah blah
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 05:23:46 PM »
Nice review!

If you took all the intestines out of your body and stretched them end to end... you would die.
Formerly known as 665ae No Life Club Posts: 3,380 blah blah blah
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 05:24:00 PM »
Dave will send everyone who looks a small chocolate bar...  :grin:

Def

Can I get a tie?

If you took all the intestines out of your body and stretched them end to end... you would die.
Multitool Enthusiast Admin Team No Life Club Posts: 2,789 Staff Writer
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 05:26:36 PM »
Umm no ties and no chocolate bars, sorry.

Honestly, you like the imbeded video idea?

David

This is for you Def  :twak:
Formerly known as 665ae No Life Club Posts: 3,380 blah blah blah
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007, 05:30:54 PM »
Yeah, I like the video.  Although I'm a bit upset with it.  I've been practicing with my x-tract for weeks in order to make a video like that... I guess I waited too long... hehehe

Seriously though, I think it really adds a lot to the review.  You can see how every tool really is one hand access, which is a pretty big selling point for the X-tract.

If you took all the intestines out of your body and stretched them end to end... you would die.
Multitool Enthusiast Admin Team No Life Club Posts: 2,789 Staff Writer
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007, 05:40:10 PM »
Yea the X-Tract is pretty slick.

Sorry to get a jump on you with that video, had one up on youtube for a while now but it sucked and needed something better for the page.

David
« Last Edit: July 12, 2007, 05:42:33 PM by DavidBinGA »
Formerly known as 665ae No Life Club Posts: 3,380 blah blah blah
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2007, 06:04:17 PM »
Haha... no need to apologize.  I should have gotten off my butt and did it :)

So is the video going to be a feature for all of your reviews now?

If you took all the intestines out of your body and stretched them end to end... you would die.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 63,209 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2007, 06:17:16 PM »
I have always thought that the reviews would benefit from short videos, to illustrate things that the written word and still pictures couldn't.  That's why I started with the Crunch video a while back, and the Kydex OHT sheath even before that on SOSAKOnline.  Dave's just brought it to a new level, and one that I think is just going to help the site that much more.

I always wanted to do short video segments in conjunction with reviews.  I have read several reviews on the X-Tract here and in some of the magazines, but none of them actually were able to show how the pliers came out.  Despite knowing about as much as I can about the X-Tract without having one, I still managed to learn something from that simple addition.  I think it was a stroke of genius, and I am once again glad that we have Dave here to think of these things, and to do the things that the rest of us only think about!   :cheers:

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 1,957 Marsh-wiggle
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007, 11:58:48 PM »
Cool idea  :multi:
No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2007, 12:41:19 AM »
I like it! 

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Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2007, 01:27:59 AM »
Umm no ties and no chocolate bars, sorry.

Honestly, you like the imbeded video idea?

David

This is for you Def  :twak:

Yeah, video is all the rage right now.
I just got my forums set up so the members can imbed the video in with there post.
I will be using video's in my repair guides that I create on our forums as one short video can tell so much.
Photo's are great, but when you can have video you have the sounds and motion too.

The video's I create will be stored on our server, but our users will have to store them someplace like youtube first. The SMF software still makes it really easy for users to inbed there youtub video's into there post too if they want.

server video vs youtube example

Video clips with your reviews are going to be awesome.
I wonder if it makes any difference when people search if they are stored on your own server or someplace like youtube.

Would it be best if they find your review video on youtube after a google search or if they find the video on multitool.org?

In any case, there awesome. Nice job..
« Last Edit: July 13, 2007, 01:31:28 AM by dakota »

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 63,209 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2007, 01:32:18 AM »
Considering my username on Youtube is "Multitooldotorg" I think it should work well enough, regardless of where you find it!  I am also thinking of fading all my videos in and out with a Multitool.org logo just to be safe.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,216
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2007, 02:39:12 AM »
Great review Dave, and a wonderful idea with the imbedded video. 

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
No Life Club Posts: 1,798 Spawn of Cthulhu
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2007, 06:48:20 AM »
Well I got a review of my X-tract up on the main page, you can check it out here: http://multitool.org/content/view/116/68/



Good job on that review, DavidBinGA.  You've encouraged me to lust after yet another multitool.

Now, I really, really want a Buck X-tract.  Its all one-handed design just looks so handy.

The X-tract looks to be great for working in the yard, because of the larger, one-handed blade being available in a flash.

X-tract looks capable of replacing both my Gerber folding knife and my Leatherman Tool for hiking and backpacking, saving a little weight and bulk.

My self control is slipping.  I've aquired three new multis since finding this site.  Lately, I've been casting a covetous eye on a friend's new Gerber Diesel.  And, I've been fondling the SOG multis at Lowes.  Where will it all end?  ;>

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,975 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2007, 11:26:19 AM »
cool review and an even better manual dexterity test ;D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Multitool Enthusiast Admin Team No Life Club Posts: 2,789 Staff Writer
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2007, 09:08:39 PM »
Oh BTW, you wanted to see my ties  :o
Here is a quick look....

David

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 63,209 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2007, 09:12:36 PM »
Put them on eBay and get yourself a nice new tool!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Multitool Enthusiast Admin Team No Life Club Posts: 2,789 Staff Writer
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2007, 12:22:29 AM »
What would I wear to work?

David
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 63,209 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2007, 03:45:56 AM »
Leatherman Charge?  ;D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 1,798 Spawn of Cthulhu
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2007, 05:35:53 PM »
Well I got a review of my X-tract up on the main page, you can check it out here:  http://multitool.org/content/view/116/68/

David


DavidBinGA, now that you've been able to check out the X-tract for a couple of weeks, do you have any further thoughts?

I'm fascinated by this multitool, because it really is something different and looks to have good ergonomics.

Its one-hand-opening capability for all tools really appeals to me.

Does X-tract seem practical for everyday carry and use?

Are its pliers decent for real world use?  I wouldn't expect the pliers to be as heavy duty as Diesel or SwissGrip, but would hope they'd be robust enough for casual everyday tasks.

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N
No Life Club Posts: 1,957 Marsh-wiggle
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2007, 08:06:24 PM »
I've been wondering the same thing as ringzero, and would love to hear more about the pliars. My thoughts without ever handling the tool would be that they would be comparable to the Juice series. Is that right or am I way off? Thanks for any info!  :)
Multitool Enthusiast Admin Team No Life Club Posts: 2,789 Staff Writer
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2007, 04:46:33 AM »
Actually the juice sized pliers are about as close as your going to get for a comparison. They do the job well for thier size and they do it well. I am impressed by the x-tract and even though it's so simple it seems to do the job it was intended too with no problems given. Most people I gather dont need a "full" size set of pliers and this is the comprimise. I personally don't always need a full set on hand, but it is nice to have them around when you need them (pliers that is)

David
No Life Club Posts: 1,798 Spawn of Cthulhu
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2007, 08:08:24 AM »
Actually the juice sized pliers are about as close as your going to get for a comparison....but it is nice to have them around when you need them (pliers that is)  David


Thanks for the followup, DavidBinGA.  Initial impression of a tool will sometimes change after a few weeks or months.

Looks to me like Buck has a winner in the X-tract.

I expect X-tract to sell very well amongst outdoor enthusiasts:  hunters, fishermen, campers, backpackers, climbers, hikers, etc.

Also, people who EDC a folding knife on their belt for use as a utility blade might also buy an X-tract.  It offers more capability, but still provides easy one-hand access to a decent locking blade.

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Newbie Posts: 18
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2008, 10:47:08 PM »
high all.  First time posting here, but even as an outsider I've found the site and the discussions very helpful already.  I'm honing in on the x-tract for various reasons, and there is one thing that would definitely sell me on this thing, but I can't find an answer anywhere.  Not even the people I called at buck could answer me.  My question is about the screwdriver bit on the x-tract: does it seem possible to jam a 1/4" square-to-hex adapter on it and thereby use standard hex bits?  If I could throw an adapter and a few bits (mostly for my bike) in my bag and use them (even if not perfect) with the x-tract, then I've found the right tool for me. 

If I find the answer before someone here does, I'll be sure to post it, as I think it would add significant versatility but Buck doesn't seem to have considered it.
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,975 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2008, 10:50:44 PM »
Hi mate, and welcome to the forum :)

I've never had an X-tract but I'm sure someone who has will be along soon :)

BTW what bike have ya got ???

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
No Life Club Posts: 1,384
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2008, 10:56:36 PM »
Good idea, Walt.  I just tried the Leatherman bit adaptor & it worked fine.
Newbie Posts: 18
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2008, 11:56:08 PM »
That is fantastic news.  Thanks guys.  Follow-up: Leatherman lists two bit adapters on their site: one for the Core and another for Juice, Blast, Kick, and Fuse.  Which did you try?  And the Leatherman adapters are NOT the simple 1/4" square hole, right?  They're rectangular?

BTW, I'm just talking about my old mountain bike, a Gary Fisher Wahoo, that I've been abusing (both by riding it and by foolishly trying to fix it) for over a decade now.  I have this crappy little "Lifu" brand leatherman wannabe that's geared toward bikers, so includes an adapter, the standard allen wrench sizes, and a decent sheath to hold everything.  Hopefully I can just toss that thing and slide the x-tract right into its sheath and be good to go.  Now I'm all excited..probably will order the x-tract tonight.  'Spose I'll go for the new LED one. 

Thanks again.  I'll be checking back, and probably posting a review in a few weeks. 

This place is awesome.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 63,209 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2008, 12:16:00 AM »
Toss a tool?  We obviously still have much to teach you! :D

I have been holding off posting my own review of the X-Tract as I wasn't nearly as impressed with it as others were.  In fact, if you plan to use the pliers for anything, I'd suggest looking at just about anything else as the X-Tract's pliers are virtually useless.

In my opinion (which admittedly isn't worth the pixels that make it up on your screen!) the X-Tract was a novel idea on paper, and that's where it should have stayed.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 1,384
Re: New X-Tract Review up, with a surprise
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2008, 12:30:20 AM »
That was the Juice, Blast, Kick, and Fuse one that I tried, & it takes regular hex bits.

 

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