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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #30 on: May 20, 2020, 12:02:03 AM
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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #31 on: May 20, 2020, 05:59:57 AM
I've never really figured out what all of you mean by handle splay :dunno: Is it how far the handles open in use?

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Yes, that's it! I call splay how far, or close, the handles are from one another; a 1st gen. Gerber Multiplier has very little splay, and can pinch you if pliers slip and handles close ( but you'll be able to hold both handles while tackling a large bolt head, one handed). On the contrary, a Leatherman Skeletool has much more splay allowing for safe operation of the pliers, but can be difficult to turn or grab a large bolt head, probably requiring both hands. All this assuming that the person using the tools has small to medium hands, like myself. Large splay benefits people with larger hands, allowing a more comfortable grip to "squeeze".


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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #32 on: May 20, 2020, 08:17:49 AM
Day 6:

These will atleast start off the day as my phone camera has started to act like a smurf. Might be able to get some action pics later.

Showing the handle splay opened and closed, a bit on the larger side for my hands (small to medium)




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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #33 on: May 20, 2020, 02:38:21 PM
 :hatsoff:  :tu:


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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #34 on: May 20, 2020, 05:28:26 PM
Tested the knife on some seatbelt fabric at work, had to change it anyway so why not have some fun :tu:
It took some effort, and I would rather have a sharp plain edge blade then combo edge or serrated. My plain edge Benchmade 943, Sog Kilowatt and Gerber Center-Drive sliced through the seatbelt without problems

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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #35 on: May 20, 2020, 11:41:51 PM
I don't think i have ever cut a belt but i would have thought serrations might have helped there, pity
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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #36 on: May 21, 2020, 12:53:25 PM
One of the perks of beeing a bus mechanic, people always ruin seatbelts and I get to test my knives when changing them :tu:

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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #37 on: May 21, 2020, 01:31:02 PM
Day 7:

Used the phillips driver to mount a licence plate, it works great for smaller screws but it is on the smaller side so probably best suited for home use.

I'll try to summarize my week with this tool.

The tool implements work as they should and feel solid, a bit to light pressure from the backsprings so they collapse easily.
If you keep them as centered as possible it's not a big problem.
The knife is obviously not any kind of supersteel but it will open your packages and other small jobs.
The pliers are actually quite good, better fit for large hands.
The scissors on mine has a broken spring so they do not work very well.
Did not try:
File, can and bottle opener.

Oh, I don't think the phillips driver would work with any kind of bit adapter as it's quite thin.

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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #38 on: May 21, 2020, 08:13:45 PM
Thanks for your review, RF52; its solid and objective!
 It appears that for an all-around-home/light duty can excell, and probably as stocking stuffer; so yess, I might get a couple.

Thanks about the info. on the bit adapters; once I get one, I'll see if I can cobble up something.

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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #39 on: May 21, 2020, 08:46:01 PM
Thanks for following :hatsoff:
It's worth the 10$ I paid for it, and for someone just looking for a cheap MT that works it sure is a contender I would say :tu:

Looking forward to see if you can make a bit adapter work :popcorn:

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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #40 on: May 21, 2020, 09:05:26 PM
Good stuff, sorta thing you throw in the toolbox and doesn't matter if it gets damaged or lost but works ok if you need it to, or use on those dirty jobs you don't want to use your good MT on,  good price too  :tu:
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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #41 on: May 21, 2020, 09:15:51 PM
Seems like a decent enough tool for the price point  :tu:


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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #42 on: May 21, 2020, 09:53:47 PM
Good stuff, sorta thing you throw in the toolbox and doesn't matter if it gets damaged or lost but works ok if you need it to, or use on those dirty jobs you don't want to use your good MT on,  good price too  :tu:
It would be great for that :tu:

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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #43 on: May 23, 2020, 12:36:02 PM
Congrats on the badge  :cheers:
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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #44 on: May 23, 2020, 12:58:39 PM
Thanks :cheers:

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Re: Off brand challenge level 1
Reply #45 on: June 01, 2020, 05:51:58 PM
Congrats on the badge!  :like:
There is something about this tool that I like. The shape of the handles, I guess.
And people seem to like it, from what I've seen on the tube and in the forum.  :cheers:


 

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