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wave owners club, 116573

Just Bananas Posts: 74,498
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2220 on: July 08, 2020, 09:34:46 PM »
Great pic Poncho  :like: :tu:

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2221 on: July 08, 2020, 11:57:42 PM »
Thanks Ws :hatsoff:
New User Posts: 4
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2222 on: July 10, 2020, 03:36:33 PM »
Hey all, another quick maybe noob type question: is it normal for the pivots circled in my photo to rotate slightly when you are opening/closing the blade attached to it? It is much more pronounced on the pivot with the serrated blade attached but it does happen on both.

Also, is anyone else straight-edged blade ground as unevenly as mine? It’s hard to show on camera but in my photo I’m trying to line up the arrows with where the grind ends on the Swedge of the blade. In person it’s very apparent when u look at the blade from the top like in my photo.
Just Bananas Posts: 74,498
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2223 on: July 10, 2020, 03:42:22 PM »
No I have no movement on my pivots
when opening or closing the tools
I haven’t got the straight edge blade
on my Wave so I can’t check that for you
Hopefully someone else can answer that question for you  :tu:

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No Life Club Posts: 1,245
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2224 on: July 10, 2020, 04:45:30 PM »
Welcome ThePixelsEdge!
I also do not have pivot movement, and I would not say that there is significant uneveness on my blade grind as shown.

You can take out the pivot bolt, clean the threads well (I use either acetone/nail polish remover or alcohol), add a drop of blue locktite, reinstall the bolt and adjust the blade's movement to your liking; that should fix it.
To loosen the pivot's bolt, engage pliers mode, squeeze both handles (this is to prevent movement of the female end of the pivot) and loosen using a Safety Torx 10 (T10H); usually, the bolts are on the file and saw side. If you feel like you're applying much force, check the other end and see if they're not inverted. Good luck!

Edit- if you do not feel comfortable tinkering or mind waiting, you may send it to Leatherman for warranty service, as it is a relatively new model (Silver andBlack series I presume?); might take a couple of weeks and you have to pay shipping, but it is the best CS from any corporation.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2020, 05:01:28 PM by Juan el Boricua »
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2225 on: July 15, 2020, 09:17:54 PM »
One of my white Orange Whales :D

Just Bananas Posts: 74,498
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2226 on: July 15, 2020, 09:39:30 PM »
 :like: :tu:

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2227 on: July 15, 2020, 11:22:14 PM »
 :hatsoff:
Just Bananas Posts: 74,498
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2228 on: July 22, 2020, 04:00:09 PM »

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Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2229 on: July 22, 2020, 08:29:46 PM »
So I have to say I’m very disappointed with leatherman. I returned my wave because the pivot just kept getting looser and I ordered a charge + instead. Well the charge arrived and it’s even worse than the wave. The pivots don’t move thankfully but all the outside tools (both blades, file and saw) all rub on the inside of the scale when you’re opening and closing them AND even worse than that both serrated and plain blade have major lock rock... so bad you can easily see it moving never mind feel it. So needless to say I’m hoping third time is the charm? I’ve ordered another charge + and if this one is bad too I give up.

I don’t get it. I have a skeletool and a micra that I’ve used for years and have been through hell and back and they’re both still rock solid and flawless other than scratches and patina.
Just Bananas Posts: 74,498
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2230 on: July 22, 2020, 09:35:37 PM »
Sorry I hear you have problems
again with Leatherman tools
I don’t know what has happened with LM
But quality has definitely disappeared

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Just Bananas Posts: 74,498
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2231 on: July 29, 2020, 07:24:35 PM »

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No Life Club Posts: 1,245
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2232 on: July 29, 2020, 08:09:34 PM »
So I have to say I’m very disappointed with leatherman. I returned my wave because the pivot just kept getting looser and I ordered a charge + instead. Well the charge arrived and it’s even worse than the wave. The pivots don’t move thankfully but all the outside tools (both blades, file and saw) all rub on the inside of the scale when you’re opening and closing them AND even worse than that both serrated and plain blade have major lock rock... so bad you can easily see it moving never mind feel it. So needless to say I’m hoping third time is the charm? I’ve ordered another charge + and if this one is bad too I give up.

Sorry to hear all this, TPE, but let's hope that this new one will be the one to keep; I think that the Wave/Charge platform is the best due to the compact but robust frames, the tools included, and ease of adjustment. Now, if they'd came with factory installed awl... :drool:

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Just Bananas Posts: 74,498
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2234 on: July 30, 2020, 12:33:45 AM »
Thanks Poncho  :cheers: :tu:

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2235 on: August 05, 2020, 06:07:20 PM »
 8)

Just Bananas Posts: 74,498
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2236 on: August 05, 2020, 07:24:29 PM »
That is a gorgeous looking Wave+ Poncho  :like: :tu:

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2237 on: August 06, 2020, 04:01:21 AM »
Thanks Ws :hatsoff:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2238 on: November 21, 2020, 12:37:40 AM »
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,864 Aggressive in defence
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2239 on: November 21, 2020, 09:21:20 AM »
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2240 on: November 22, 2020, 06:20:32 AM »
Thanks Dunc :hatsoff: some excellent pics yourself :dd: :like:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2241 on: November 26, 2020, 02:56:39 AM »
 8)

No Life Club Posts: 2,229
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2242 on: November 26, 2020, 03:20:09 AM »
So I have to say I’m very disappointed with leatherman. I returned my wave because the pivot just kept getting looser and I ordered a charge + instead. Well the charge arrived and it’s even worse than the wave. The pivots don’t move thankfully but all the outside tools (both blades, file and saw) all rub on the inside of the scale when you’re opening and closing them AND even worse than that both serrated and plain blade have major lock rock... so bad you can easily see it moving never mind feel it. So needless to say I’m hoping third time is the charm? I’ve ordered another charge + and if this one is bad too I give up.

I don’t get it. I have a skeletool and a micra that I’ve used for years and have been through hell and back and they’re both still rock solid and flawless other than scratches and patina.

Well.. I would just like to say that getting a premium charge does mean they put in extra care. These are mass produced parts. Luck plays a major part in this. The blade rubs probably cannot be avoided due to the liner lock pushing upwards. The blade play is the one that irks me the most. Some people will say its "normal" but that's BS.. Its the bloody QC that's not doing their job.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2243 on: December 26, 2020, 05:53:11 PM »
Just got this one yesterday  :woohoo:

Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,864 Aggressive in defence
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2244 on: December 26, 2020, 06:21:27 PM »
Poncho  :o that is seriously nice mate , I bet your really happy with it.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2245 on: December 26, 2020, 06:29:16 PM »
Thanks Dunc  :hatsoff: Yes, I am very happy with it :dd: :drool:
Sr. Member Posts: 316
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2246 on: December 26, 2020, 10:50:59 PM »
Just got this one yesterday  :woohoo:

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 :dd: Wow, just wow. Congratulations, that is beautiful!   :like:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,489
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2247 on: December 26, 2020, 10:51:25 PM »
 :iagree:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: wave owners club,
« Reply #2248 on: December 27, 2020, 12:35:49 AM »
Thanks nitram and Steve :like:

 

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