Is it a reversible mod? That sure brings the old 800 into the 2010s in function.
Cool. Another tool saved from the dump!
The 800, you did the bit extension mod on, is an older version, since it has the Gator grip inserts. Later versions had flush rubber grip inserts. The build quality is also a bit better on the early ones.
Quote from: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 02:45:37 PMThe 800, you did the bit extension mod on, is an older version, since it has the Gator grip inserts. Later versions had flush rubber grip inserts. The build quality is also a bit better on the early ones. Good to know! Sigh.. Those were the days..
Awesome assortment there, TP! In April I'll try carrying the 800 for a while. The second photo, where the grips are still there, are the later rubber inserts. The Gator Grip inserts protrude from the grip cavities. And the early 700s have USA cast into the pliers.Nice photos.
nice choice of tools. But Where's the rest of them? I have 2 types of cutters. The one on the left is grounded much steeper and it cuts much better. The right one is the common one now...
I finished swapping in the tools from the NXT and am really pleased. It took a little grinding for the phillips bit and I had to remove a little metal on the "stop" for the plier head.I liked the NXT but the splay was just too large for me. I really like the feel and utility of this guy now!
Nice! Your tool selection's interesting. The addition of the clip's cool, too. I think it was a Sam Lin post where I learned you could so this kind of swap. Here's mine, posted eslwhere:
I like the tool set! Was it a direct swap or did you have to file down anything or adjust locks or pivots?
I like that! Yeah, my comment on the 700 & 800 is that the toolset felt underwhelming.Here’s my pair. They’re just stuck inside what was supposed the be overnight bags with some clothes. The kids were actually using the blue one (before the pandemic hit) as a “Lego removal tool”. I do love the saw holder. I got lucky and got a good saw blade on it that keeps it in rotation in garden duty.
Thanks! I had to remove material from the phillips only, none anywhere else. I would guess Vjdotson's tool selection and/or placement forced the work on his pliers stop. Factory/original tool widths at pivot were easy to understand and combine or move around, no modification needed or wanted. No change in total number of shims/washers, I believe, it's been a while. A direct swap, I'd say. The tool selection ultimately dictated where they had to go in the handles. Access was affected.
Correct! My tool selection is evolving, those were the available options when I put it back together. Today I pickled up some used multi-tools (a Suspension, a stainless "Westward" tool made by Grainger (discontinued), and a Victorinox Swiss Tool). I plan to retool the MP700 and my old Mr. Pinchy tonight with some of the "new" items in these. Can't decide what to do with the Victorinox tool though. I like other Victorinox products and while this tool is well made, I just don't think I like it that much. Stay tuned for more pics!