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Gerber Flik?
on: January 08, 2008, 03:35:29 AM
Any idea when the Gerber Flik comes out? I hear Jan. 08 but any dates? I am really looking forward to this tool!
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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008, 07:28:11 AM
Any idea when the Gerber Flik comes out? I hear Jan. 08 but any dates? I am really looking forward to this tool!

I checked the Gerber website, you should see the tool out around Fall 2007.

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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 04:41:07 AM
Any idea when the Gerber Flik comes out? I hear Jan. 08 but any dates? I am really looking forward to this tool!

I checked the Gerber website, you should see the tool out around Fall 2007.

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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 12:58:53 AM


I checked the Gerber website, you should see the tool out around Fall 2007.

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They must have got a wrong digit in there and meant Fall 3007

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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 11:44:26 PM
Any idea when the Gerber Flik comes out? I hear Jan. 08 but any dates? I am really looking forward to this tool!

Dunno about the US, but Canadian Tire's been stocking them for months now.


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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 11:48:04 PM
Any idea when the Gerber Flik comes out? I hear Jan. 08 but any dates? I am really looking forward to this tool!

Dunno about the US, but Canadian Tire's been stocking them for months now.

You sure it's a Flik mate?
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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 11:49:27 PM
Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!


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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 11:52:18 PM
You sure it's a Flik mate?

Yep. Bought one last December.

Hard to miss the "Flik" stamped on its side.  :D


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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 11:54:55 PM
They kept that one quiet then ::)

Not seen hide nor hare of it this side of the pond.
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Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 11:57:32 PM
They kept that one quiet then ::)

Not seen hide nor hare of it this side of the pond.

Must have kept it quiet from Def as well.
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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #10 on: February 15, 2008, 01:24:16 AM
How much did you pay for it? Lastly can you take a pic?
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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #11 on: February 15, 2008, 01:49:09 AM
Guess I'm off to Canadian Tire tomorrow then! :D

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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #12 on: February 15, 2008, 12:26:59 PM
How much did you pay for it?
$90 CAD + tax.

That may seem like a lot compared to US quotes from various online dealers, but when you factor in shipping and the (almost) inevitable duty fee, then it's not so bad. Plus I had about $8.50 of that "Canadian Tire" money.  :D

Usually, before buying ANYTHING from CT, I wait for one of their sales. But in the case of these hi-end multi-tools, I figured I'd have to wait quite a while, as these kinds of items rarely--if ever--come on sale at CT.

Lastly can you take a pic?

Sure, I can take a pic......... OH! You mean can I take a pic of the Flik? (Heh, a Flik-pic!  :D ) I'll see what I can do...


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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #13 on: February 15, 2008, 12:29:29 PM
Look forward to seeing the pictures mate :)

And it look as though you got a good price on it to!
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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #14 on: February 15, 2008, 03:02:04 PM
Well, here are my Flik-pics. For comparison, many of these are with everyone's favorite whipping boy, the Suspension.











Flik on the left.


Again, Flik on the left.




This one makes me laugh for some reason.  :D


The Flik's Wharncliffe is VERY pointy!








The Flik's holster, while certainly not cheaply made, lacks the Suspension's "hard molded" fabrication and horizontal loops.




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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #15 on: February 15, 2008, 03:43:49 PM
Now that is a fine looking tool :multi:

Thanks for the pictures mate, and yeah the suspention's saw doesn't look to well endowed does it ;) :D
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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #16 on: February 15, 2008, 06:03:00 PM
The man knows what he's talking about- I am also the proud owner of a new Gerber Flik!

I'll put up a full review in a few days, but one interesting thing on the package that I thought was noteworthy is a small tag that says:
"TOOL AND SHEATH MADE IN CHINA
JAWS MADE IN TAIWAN"

So far it seems to be on par with the MP600 (more or less) but time will tell.

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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #17 on: February 15, 2008, 06:08:54 PM
I'll be looking forward to the review of that one mate :)
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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #18 on: February 15, 2008, 06:13:53 PM
Hadn't realised all the tools were outside opening (i'm a bit slow sometimes!) It looks a very nice tool though, although the drivers do look a little suspicious, wonder if MP400/600 drivers could be transplanted into it?

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Reply #19 on: February 15, 2008, 06:16:46 PM
I think Bob hit the nail on the head in his mention of it from the SHOT Show- the pliers seem done well, but the screwdrivers are microscopic, a common problem amongst Gerbers.  The good news is that all of the implements are accessible from the outside, and they also all lock.  The only thing you have to open the pliers for is... the pliers!

The double lock/non hand pinching mechanism takes a little getting used to though.  I'll probably have to do a video on that because it's a little hard to describe, even in pictures....

I have an MP600 sitting here next to the Flik and I'd say I doubt such a surgery would be possible since (believe it or not!) the MP600's implements are somewhat larger than the Flik's!

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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #20 on: February 15, 2008, 06:19:31 PM

I have an MP600 sitting here next to the Flik and I'd say I doubt such a surgery would be possible since (believe it or not!) the MP600's implements are somewhat larger than the Flik's!

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Reply #21 on: February 15, 2008, 06:19:53 PM
Is it the width thats the problem or the length of them? (or the depth, or the hole diameter.....) Width shouldn't be too much of a problem (just sacrifice a couple of drivers for one) What type of fasteners are used on the Flik, they look like torx?
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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #22 on: February 15, 2008, 06:33:01 PM
They are indeed Torx- the problem is the length.  I'll try to get some pictures to illustrate what I mean, but the tools are packed in pretty tightly- there isn't more than 1mm between the end of the implements and the base of the lock mechanism.  I'd say you could maybe stretch that by 1 or even 2mm without messing up the lock, but there is a brace for the frame underneath it.  You would need at least 3mm more space to add in the tools from the MP600, and that's assuming everything else is even.

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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #23 on: February 15, 2008, 08:37:30 PM
They are indeed Torx- the problem is the length.  I'll try to get some pictures to illustrate what I mean, but the tools are packed in pretty tightly- there isn't more than 1mm between the end of the implements and the base of the lock mechanism.  I'd say you could maybe stretch that by 1 or even 2mm without messing up the lock, but there is a brace for the frame underneath it.  You would need at least 3mm more space to add in the tools from the MP600, and that's assuming everything else is even.

Def

I think if there was any possibility those litle driver would not be there because Gerber would have used the ready designed ones! They look to be the same as the Freeman ones if not a little shorter. Now if you had a Freehand to compare with it, that could prove interesting.

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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #24 on: February 15, 2008, 08:55:05 PM
 :oops:

*EDITED*

Forgot to check the Freehand's length. It's almost an inch longer than the Flik.  :o

Forget I said anything.  :angel:
« Last Edit: February 15, 2008, 10:06:11 PM by EM745 »


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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #25 on: February 15, 2008, 09:52:58 PM
Are they?  Or do they just appear that way since the Freehand is a much larger tool?

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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #26 on: February 15, 2008, 10:07:52 PM
Are they?  Or do they just appear that way since the Freehand is a much larger tool?

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Thx. Deleted my post seeing as the pic I put up was of no value.

Didn't realize the Freehand was almost an inch longer.


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Reply #27 on: February 15, 2008, 10:12:37 PM
It looked cool while it lasted though :)
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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #28 on: February 15, 2008, 10:16:32 PM
Wow after really looking at the picks closer. I dont like the saw and the tools are well kinda flimsy looking. However I still like the blade! Its about time to have a warncliff blade with substance! However I might just go to the freehand and get a bigger blade.
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Re: Gerber Flik?
Reply #29 on: February 15, 2008, 11:03:59 PM
Thanks for the pics EM745!

I'm liking the Flik the more I see of it. Can't wait to try out that saw, the point looks like it will be good for popping holes in sheetrock.

They really need to pop a file in there instead of the serrated blade, make it more full-featured. Although it's nice to not have a ruler on it.


 

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