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My new Gerber 800
on: May 01, 2008, 11:20:10 PM
I recently purchased my first full sized Gerber from Roadie so here goes with my barely understandable ramblings with regard to the tool.Firstly the size of the thing it was much bigger than expected but it isn't bulky or unwieldy I found it comfortable to use the plier head is strong and the wire cutters are good giving a reasonably clean cut although I have not tried them on heavy guage stuff
The drivers are easily used but the smallest next to the scissors is awkward to get out they bite well and I will consider buying a bit kit to expand the range a bit. The REMGRIT saw blade tore into the old tree trunk I keep out back for testing hatchets saws etc but it did clog up quickly this could be a problem for extended use
Now what I really like the oh knife blade is sharp and strong and I am getting used to the partially serrated blade and the scissors are really great clearly designed for heavy duty use I have cut up old leather boots ,lino,cardboard boxes and then a single sheet of paper they never failed once .
I have never given Gerber much thought before this I had a shortcut until I bent it doing something really silly but the 800 has given me a fresh perspective on Gerber tools
I hope I have made some kind of sense with my ramblings
 


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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 11:25:35 PM
Glad you're enjoying it :) It is a fairly chunky tool isn't it! And your ramblings make perfect sense, i think the problem with the remgrit saw is that its not really designed for wood, its more a plastic/ceramic blade (as far as i'm aware!)
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 11:39:33 PM
That would make perfect sense regarding the Remgrit blade I may look into a trying various jigsaw blades and see if I can find something to fit the adaptor
But I have to say"GO GERBER"


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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 10:05:27 AM
Your rambling's make perfect sence to me mate, and a great review  :cheers: , hopefully it'll help convince few more people to give Gerber's a go :)
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 12:33:13 PM
Your rambling's make perfect sence to me mate, and a great review  :cheers: , hopefully it'll help convince few more people to give Gerber's a go :)

I hope so.  I think everyone should at least try a Gerber before they rule them out.  I did, and I was quite impressed.  :)

Nice little review mate.  :)
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 07:58:14 PM
Great review  :D  I've not seen an 800 but I take it its bigger then a 600 and smaller then a Freehand . Spoonrobot lent me a Freehand once and its huge  :o Surely the mighty SURGE!!!!!!!!! can't be bigger .

I was a little harsh on Gerber in the past . To be honest the only fault I had was a broken awl . My old 600 Scout  ( now long gone ) had trouble with the pins/screws in the handles coming loose . I now realise this was probably due to me taking it to bits and not applying some threadlock when I reasembled . This was back in the days when I was new to threadlock and thought the idea of having to glue the bolts back in was absurd  ::) This was until I realised all the big names done it  ::)
  It did help me out of a muddle when my car broke down and when I really needed it it didnt let me down .


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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008, 06:46:33 AM
One thing I really like about the 800 is the spring-loaded pliers. I wonder why more tools from the big-name makers aren't spring loaded?
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008, 10:10:32 AM
Is it possible that spring-loading will not work with a typical inside-opener butterfly tool? Maybe the spring tension will overload the plier pivot tension after a little use and cause the handles to be pushed open?


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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008, 04:16:44 PM
I always put it down to a reliability issue.  :-\  Can't say I've heard any reports of the springs breaking though.
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 09:12:26 AM
Quick update I have replaced my Fuse that I carried for work with the 800 the one handed tools and the wire cutters done the trick


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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #10 on: May 11, 2008, 10:50:21 AM
Quick update I have replaced my Fuse that I carried for work with the 800 the one handed tools and the wire cutters done the trick
Let us know how it copes with edc mate :)
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #11 on: May 11, 2008, 06:49:23 PM
Quick update I have replaced my Fuse that I carried for work with the 800 the one handed tools and the wire cutters done the trick
Let us know how it copes with edc mate :)
The pliers have already proved effective glass breakers 2 of my colleagues had to get into an elderly ladies house quickly .According to them the pliers made a lot less mess than taking the window out with the issue baton(done this myself and it made a helluva mess )


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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #12 on: May 11, 2008, 06:57:09 PM
The pliers have already proved effective glass breakers 2 of my colleagues had to get into an elderly ladies house quickly .According to them the pliers made a lot less mess than taking the window out with the issue baton(done this myself and it made a helluva mess )

Glad to hear it's making a good name for itself :)
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #13 on: May 11, 2008, 07:16:27 PM
The pliers have already proved effective glass breakers 2 of my colleagues had to get into an elderly ladies house quickly .According to them the pliers made a lot less mess than taking the window out with the issue baton(done this myself and it made a helluva mess )

Glad to hear it's making a good name for itself :)
I have already had offers for it needless to say all were firmly refused


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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #14 on: May 11, 2008, 07:20:45 PM
Jock its great to see it being put to such good use  :D Was the lady ok ?

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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #15 on: May 11, 2008, 08:01:08 PM
Jock its great to see it being put to such good use  :D Was the lady ok ?

Dunc
Rodger she had fallen and been unable to get up herself the paramedics attended and after some basic treatment she was left in her own home she was old school hard as nails told the two cops "IF CAN SURVIVE A WAR I CAN DEAL WITH ANYTHING " makes a big change from the help me generation I prefer dealing with the older generation I respect them more   


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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #16 on: May 11, 2008, 09:47:27 PM
Jock its great to see it being put to such good use  :D Was the lady ok ?

Dunc
Rodger she had fallen and been unable to get up herself the paramedics attended and after some basic treatment she was left in her own home she was old school hard as nails told the two cops "IF CAN SURVIVE A WAR I CAN DEAL WITH ANYTHING " makes a big change from the help me generation I prefer dealing with the older generation I respect them more   

I don't even know this lady but I like her already :)
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #17 on: May 12, 2008, 05:15:20 PM
Jock its great to see it being put to such good use  :D Was the lady ok ?

Dunc
Rodger she had fallen and been unable to get up herself the paramedics attended and after some basic treatment she was left in her own home she was old school hard as nails told the two cops "IF CAN SURVIVE A WAR I CAN DEAL WITH ANYTHING " makes a big change from the help me generation I prefer dealing with the older generation I respect them more   

Gerber should make an ad about it...
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #18 on: May 12, 2008, 07:20:00 PM
Jock its great to see it being put to such good use  :D Was the lady ok ?

Dunc
Rodger she had fallen and been unable to get up herself the paramedics attended and after some basic treatment she was left in her own home she was old school hard as nails told the two cops "IF CAN SURVIVE A WAR I CAN DEAL WITH ANYTHING " makes a big change from the help me generation I prefer dealing with the older generation I respect them more   

Gerber should make an ad about it...
Not a bad idea that mate :)

Maybe you ought to email them your story Ricky :)
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #19 on: May 12, 2008, 07:29:58 PM
Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!


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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #20 on: May 12, 2008, 07:53:25 PM
I agree , go for it .

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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #21 on: May 12, 2008, 07:53:54 PM
I would probably get into trouble for discussing an incident all that sort of stuff has to go through media services


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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #22 on: May 12, 2008, 07:55:12 PM
I would probably get into trouble for discussing an incident all that sort of stuff has to go through media services
Yeah I'm sure they'd have something to say on that score ::)

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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #23 on: May 12, 2008, 08:17:57 PM
I would probably get into trouble for discussing an incident all that sort of stuff has to go through media services

Isn't it a bit late for that now  ;)

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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #24 on: May 12, 2008, 08:20:51 PM
But nobody knows who that mystery man Jock is :think:, so who can grass him up to the Fuzz overlords :D
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #25 on: May 12, 2008, 08:23:04 PM
But nobody knows who that mystery man Jock is :think:, so who can grass him up to the Fuzz overlords :D

True , so thinking about it Gerber could with hold his name too  ;) Sorted  :D
Go for it .

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Reply #26 on: May 12, 2008, 08:23:20 PM
But nobody knows who that mystery man Jock is :think:, so who can grass him up to the Fuzz overlords :D

[scarypsychovoice] I know where he lives.....[/scarypsychovoice]
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #27 on: May 12, 2008, 08:26:06 PM
But nobody knows who that mystery man Jock is :think:, so who can grass him up to the Fuzz overlords :D

[scarypsychovoice] I know where he lives.....[/scarypsychovoice]
As do I, after me and Ryan have consulted, we'll be back to let jock know what our 'reasonable' fees are for keeping quiet :D
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Reply #28 on: May 12, 2008, 08:28:29 PM
As do I, after me and Ryan have consulted, we'll be back to let jock know what our 'reasonable' fees are for keeping quiet :D

:D :D Trouble is we can't split a tool down the middle so i think we're gonna have to raise our prices a bit :)
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Re: My new Gerber 800
Reply #29 on: May 12, 2008, 08:42:21 PM
Please don't forget that given my occupation I have the inside track on commiting murder and geting away with it Q evil laff
Seriously stuff like this could come back to bite on the arse as much as I would like to share this it ain't worth falling foul of the discipline system


 

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