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New Buck XTracts

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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #30 on: February 14, 2008, 01:29:10 AM
for me it was 2 things that interested me and influenced my decision in getting one.

first I like the tools it has and the way they were layed out, they are tools I use often and the one hand operation of them really attracted me to it.

second it's the Buck name, I have always liked Buck and for me they usually have quality, smart products.


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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #31 on: February 14, 2008, 01:33:30 AM
Ya know I do Like buck stuff. Plus I really like the issue with them on CS. If ya got a problem you shoot Paul over there a email and he hooks ya up, but I really still dont see this as a tool I would use. Not that it dont look cool, or be quality, but It just dont sing to me.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #32 on: February 14, 2008, 12:55:22 PM
Ya know I do Like buck stuff. Plus I really like the issue with them on CS. If ya got a problem you shoot Paul over there a email and he hooks ya up, but I really still dont see this as a tool I would use. Not that it dont look cool, or be quality, but It just dont sing to me.

I feel exactly the same.  None of the XTracts appeal to me.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #33 on: February 14, 2008, 09:49:37 PM
Im glad someone else feels the same, i just see it as ho hum.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #34 on: February 14, 2008, 09:53:50 PM
Im glad someone else feels the same, i just see it as ho hum.

Is it the plastic that puts you off?  I think thats the main thing for me. 
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #35 on: February 14, 2008, 09:58:39 PM
It's the whole tactical knifeness off it, get a oho and graft a pair of pliers onto it et voila you've got yourself a multitool >:(
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #36 on: February 14, 2008, 10:19:51 PM
For me it is not the Tac. Look of it and I really dont know why. I just dont think it is something I would ever buy unless it is a heck of a buy from ebay. However I carry quite a bit the 889 which is way over the top as a tac. folder.

So I guess I really cant answer the question about it. I dont hate it I just dont want it.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #37 on: February 14, 2008, 10:23:22 PM
I just don't like tools that try to hop genre's, A multi's a multi, a sak' a sak ect ect ::)
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #38 on: February 14, 2008, 10:25:40 PM
Plus come on tac. Scizzors? I really dont need them to be one handed. However That is kinda neet.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #39 on: February 14, 2008, 10:27:10 PM
Plus come on tac. Scizzors? I really dont need them to be one handed. However That is kinda neet.
I know it's all a little...gimicky, but at least there bring something new to the table I supose :)
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #40 on: February 14, 2008, 10:28:09 PM
Plus come on tac. Scizzors? I really dont need them to be one handed. However That is kinda neet.

Handy for fishermen or something? Holding a fish in one hand and needing to cut something with the other, they could get the scissors out easily.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #41 on: February 14, 2008, 10:30:34 PM
But doesnt the stud on the blade cover that?
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #42 on: February 14, 2008, 10:32:30 PM
Well I don't go fishing anymore, but I would imagine the scissors would be good for precise cut's, but if you just need to cut the line or kill the fish quickly, then you'd just as well use the blade :-\
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #43 on: February 14, 2008, 10:35:41 PM
Well I don't go fishing anymore, but I would imagine the scissors would be good for precise cut's, but if you just need to cut the line or kill the fish quickly, then you'd just as well use the blade :-\

I'm not very up on the process of fishing, i just usually deal with them afterwards, so it was just a guess on my part. But i can imagine having one handed scissors being quite helpful. In fact having anything one handed can be helpful.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #44 on: February 14, 2008, 10:37:09 PM
Well I don't go fishing anymore, but I would imagine the scissors would be good for precise cut's, but if you just need to cut the line or kill the fish quickly, then you'd just as well use the blade :-\

I'm not very up on the process of fishing, i just usually deal with them afterwards, so it was just a guess on my part. But i can imagine having one handed scissors being quite helpful. In fact having anything one handed can be helpful.
No your right mate, it's a useful feature, just not neccassarily on that particular tool, as it's at the wrong end of it :D
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #45 on: February 14, 2008, 10:38:05 PM
I dont like mine either, Im getting rid of it the minute I find the sheath for it. I should never have bought it, the tools arent great and the blade is way too big and menacing looking for EDC on this side of the Atlantic.


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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #46 on: February 14, 2008, 10:41:19 PM
I dont like mine either, Im getting rid of it the minute I find the sheath for it. I should never have bought it, the tools arent great and the blade is way too big and menacing looking for EDC on this side of the Atlantic.
Don't you just wish one of the big multi manufactures would pay a bit of attention to some of the harsher european knife laws and make a tool to suite ::), I mean if spyderco can do it with UKPK, why can't the likes or LM, Sog or Gerber (victorinox technically do with there sak range) ???
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #47 on: February 14, 2008, 10:55:55 PM
I dont like mine either, Im getting rid of it the minute I find the sheath for it. I should never have bought it, the tools arent great and the blade is way too big and menacing looking for EDC on this side of the Atlantic.
Don't you just wish one of the big multi manufactures would pay a bit of attention to some of the harsher european knife laws and make a tool to suite ::), I mean if spyderco can do it with UKPK, why can't the likes or LM, Sog or Gerber (victorinox technically do with there sak range) ???
Fingers crossed we'll see an OHO Swisstool some day, an official one obviously. Id love to see an OHO Swisstool with the same bits and built-in bit-set as my Cybertool 41:



Actually that would still be illegal in England wouldnt it? Id get away with it in Ireland though, wouldnt matter if they changed the law anyway, Id still EDC it forever, especially if they used the extra space to swap that bit-holder for a ratchet... :drool:
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #48 on: February 14, 2008, 10:57:01 PM
I'd love a OH blade on multitool that didn't lock.  That would be awesome! :)
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #49 on: February 14, 2008, 10:59:17 PM
Theres no reason why the manufactures can't make a slippie oho multi, but when the vast majority of the customers want locks... :-\
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #50 on: February 14, 2008, 11:00:36 PM
Theres no reason why the manufactures can't make a slippie oho multi, but when the vast majority of the customers want locks... :-\

I know.  :(  Would be cool if they made them so the lock could be removed or something.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #51 on: February 14, 2008, 11:01:22 PM
A little heads up.

Knifecenter.com has the Fin in stock, 43.95$ as well as the LED models.

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Thanks for the heads up, Spoonrobot.

I have one of the original X-Tracts and like it well enough that I will also be getting a Fin.

In fact, once I get the Fin I'll give or trade away the original version, because:

-I prefer the plain edge blade of the Fin over the combo edge of the original.

-I'd rather have scissors (or nearly any other implement, even a second smaller blade) rather than a can opener.  I find no real use or justifiction for can openers on multis.

Now that I've been carrying my X-Tract using a pocket clip, I've been using it and liking it a lot more.

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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #52 on: February 15, 2008, 03:28:24 AM
So, they are really in stock? I think I may order one tommorow night online!
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #53 on: February 15, 2008, 07:55:20 AM

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I know.  Sad  Would be cool if they made them so the lock could be removed or something.

I wonder if the Locks on LMs Inside openers (Kiuastore) range could be taken off and the end ground down so it doesn't engage on the blades?


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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #54 on: February 15, 2008, 09:53:24 AM
But then what would stop the blade floping around ???
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #55 on: February 15, 2008, 02:41:57 PM
Unfortunately there is no backspring on most locking blades, so they can't function as slipjoints when the lock is removed.

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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #56 on: February 15, 2008, 03:41:58 PM
I've learnt that to my cost on some of my earlier projects :D
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #57 on: February 15, 2008, 10:24:15 PM
Geez Ring If ya decide to get rid of the original let me know. I would love to try one.
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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #58 on: February 15, 2008, 11:36:33 PM
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But then what would stop the blade floping around

Bit of tar?


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Re: New Buck XTracts
Reply #59 on: February 16, 2008, 12:01:16 AM
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But then what would stop the blade floping around

Bit of tar?

I'm looking at this now.

Would it not be possible to bevel the tang of the specific implement and then the corresponding area of the lock face so that they mate up but do not lock and become a kind of weak slipjoint?



 

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