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Formerly known as 665ae No Life Club Posts: 3,374 blah blah blah
How difficult?
« on: January 25, 2008, 07:38:08 PM »
Anyone have any idea how difficult it would be to take the Serrated blade/cutting hook from a Charge ALX and put it in a Charge AL?

They both sit in the same spot in their respective tools, so it doesn't LOOK that hard :D  I use the hook quite a bit at work but prefer the rest of the AL to the ALX.

If you took all the intestines out of your body and stretched them end to end... you would die.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,270
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 08:31:56 PM »
hmmm either he's the gorton fisherman or he works on wallstreet  :pok:
good luck with the switch, it'll be sweeeeet!

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008, 09:51:32 PM »
Well, I am not too sure but I think it would not be that hard... But the ALX and AL's have those knurled screws so it may be a bit harder. Unless you have those things Bob has!

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Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008, 12:50:22 AM »
Yep, they should interchange with no modifications required. The knurled screw sockets would make disassembly and reassembly a lot simpler. Send me a PM if you are interested.

Top picture = sockets
Bottom picture = Charge ALX parts
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008, 12:54:37 AM »
Bob, where did you get those?

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Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008, 12:58:15 AM »
Bob, where did you get those?

They actually belong to Def. He had them made up special for the Multitool.org Charge tool project.
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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,499 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008, 01:01:56 AM »
They were worth it- those Charges are gorgeous!

Sorry, didn't mean to go off topic there...

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 2,886
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008, 01:07:35 AM »
I love that pic of the taken apart Charge Bob, do you have a bigger one you could perhaps email me?

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008, 01:07:42 AM »
Wow, those things are amazing! But, I am guessing they are impossible to find!!!

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,499 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 01:11:46 AM »
Lets just say they were such a difficult acquisition that the bridge wasn't burned behind me, it was blown up!

I want to offer these to members to use, but we really don't have any way of guaranteeing their safety.  It's not a matter of money, there's just no way to replace them, unless someone is willing to re-mortgage their home.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 2,886
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2008, 01:14:45 AM »
I always imagined Bob and Def sneaking into the LM factory one dark night to get those things. :D

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No Life Club Posts: 4,784 I miss Benner
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2008, 01:19:49 AM »
I would attempt maybe to try to have some machinist make one.

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Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2008, 01:21:59 AM »
I always imagined Bob and Def sneaking into the LM factory one dark night to get those things. :D

The toughest part was getting past the night shift security patrol! ;)


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: 2,886
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2008, 02:15:52 AM »
I always imagined Bob and Def sneaking into the LM factory one dark night to get those things. :D

The toughest part was getting past the night shift security patrol! ;)

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:D :multi:

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No Life Club Posts: 3,908
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2008, 09:37:27 AM »
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It's not a matter of money, there's just no way to replace them, unless someone is willing to re-mortgage their home.

So it is a matter of money then.  ;)
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Re: How difficult?
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2008, 06:26:27 PM »

I want to offer these to members to use, but we really don't have any way of guaranteeing their safety.  It's not a matter of money, there's just no way to replace them, unless someone is willing to re-mortgage their home.

Def

Couldn't you get members to send you a deposit via paypal and then return it when the tools are returned?

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,499 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2008, 04:32:26 PM »
I wish it was that easy.  Like I said, it's not a question of money, so having a deposit really doesn't keep the tools safe, it just means that I end up with a few bucks and no wrenches afterwards.

Plus, the deposit on them would be pretty hefty- in the $100-150 range because (I think) that's what they cost in the first place.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 4,784 I miss Benner
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2008, 04:35:06 PM »
I wish it was that easy.  Like I said, it's not a question of money, so having a deposit really doesn't keep the tools safe, it just means that I end up with a few bucks and no wrenches afterwards.

Plus, the deposit on them would be pretty hefty- in the $100-150 range because (I think) that's what they cost in the first place.

Def

Wow, but the question is Who would not pay that to have them? I think it would pain me to pay that for a specialty tool, but just think of what I could do with them????

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,499 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2008, 05:10:43 PM »
If there was even a slim hope of replacing them, they'd be passed around by now.

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: 23,276
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2008, 09:55:17 PM »
And don't forget, with a pair of optional Kick pocketclips ($5 each) you can work on the medium size knurled screws without needing sockets.
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Formerly known as 665ae No Life Club Posts: 3,374 blah blah blah
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2008, 11:44:57 PM »
And don't forget, with a pair of optional Kick pocketclips ($5 each) you can work on the medium size knurled screws without needing sockets.

Which tools have the medium size knurled screws?

If you took all the intestines out of your body and stretched them end to end... you would die.
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2008, 12:01:41 AM »
The following have ALL FOUR medium-size knurled screws:

PST
PST II
Mini-Tool
Flair
Crunch
Pulse

Some tools have a mix of large knurled screw on the plier pivots, with medium knurled screws on the blade pivots:

Super Tool
Super Tool 200
Kick
Fuse
Core
Blast Charge AL and ALX

The Micra has four small knurled screws.

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2008, 12:08:20 AM »
Here are pictures of the Large, Medium, and Small knurled screws Leatherman uses.







The size of those screws translates roughly into 7mm, 6mm, and 5mm for you metric folks.

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2008, 12:09:38 AM »
That's just scarily through Bob :o

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2008, 12:11:24 AM »
That's just scarily through Bob :o

Yeh, makes you wonder what sort of creepy individual would know things like that eh? :P

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2008, 12:18:33 AM »
That's just scarily through Bob :o

Yeh, makes you wonder what sort of creepy individual would know things like that eh? :P
Stop it, your frightening me :o

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Formerly known as 665ae No Life Club Posts: 3,374 blah blah blah
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2008, 12:21:22 AM »
Thanks for the info Bob... I don't know why, but I just found that really interesting :D


If you took all the intestines out of your body and stretched them end to end... you would die.
No Life Club Posts: 4,531 Hello...is this thing on?
Re: How difficult?
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2008, 12:26:23 AM »
Been meaning to get hold of a calliper for a while now, those pics have inspired me to actively search for one now!

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!

 

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