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Gerber MP1 IMO complete failure

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Re: Gerber MP1 IMO complete failure
Reply #30 on: September 15, 2013, 02:28:21 AM
Wow. Those prices are unusual. $41 for a Wingman is crazy-sauce, but then $65 sounds pretty good for an OHT. Glad I live a little south of the border.
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Re: Gerber MP1 IMO complete failure
Reply #31 on: September 17, 2013, 12:32:03 PM
Well I got one and I didn't even know it. I received a Gerber in the mail last night. The seller called it a Gerber Shift, and after looking at the photos, bought it. I was a bit surprised to find MP1 on the handles.

My copy is good except for one issue. The tools when opened and locked, have a little play in them. They rattle a little when you shake it. Nothing that would affect the tools functionality. Other than that, a nice MT.

Mine was not gritty out of the box at all. Go figure.  :think:
« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 12:40:22 PM by Chako »
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Re: Gerber MP1 IMO complete failure
Reply #32 on: September 22, 2013, 09:13:42 PM
Gerber has been really hit and miss for me lately.  The Fit and Balance are both fairly nice, not perfect, but certainly usable and their main problems are finish and appearance things.  Both Octanes I have have been bad.  Well, one is still new in the box because I can see without even using it that it has the same problems that the first one I broke had.  The 600 and 400, both bought used but in like new condition, have been fine.  The Flik was terrible and, with the exception of the horrible tiny tools, the Freehand is fine. The Diesel I just bought used is fine with the exception of the plier joint being looser than I like.  It's also been more noticeably used than the others but not enough to excuse a loose plier joint, I'm betting it came that way new.

Gerber has some really nice ideas and aren't afraid to throw stuff against the wall to see what sticks.  I admire that, but they also seem to have QC problems, and that's something that makes me leery about buying them for full price.  Yea, Amazon and Amex both have my back, but it's still something of a PITA to have to go through several new tools to get a good one...or never get one at all.

And Leatherman and SOG aren't exempt from this, their quality has suffered of late as well.

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Re: Gerber MP1 IMO complete failure
Reply #33 on: October 31, 2013, 07:44:09 AM
According to Gerbers website this tool is made or rather assembled in the U.S , I like the look of it but it seems a little expensive.

Honestly, this tool is the best Chinese-made Gerber I've ever seen. :salute:

Too bad you received a couple of duds 21z. It must be that the quality control at the factory is not being monitored closely enough. :-\

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Re: Gerber MP1 IMO complete failure
Reply #34 on: February 16, 2014, 04:24:49 PM
  I was thinking about trying one of these. Has anybody bought one recently?

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Re: Gerber MP1 IMO complete failure
Reply #35 on: February 18, 2014, 03:46:29 AM
Not "recently", but I did a write up on mine last fall:

Was quite pleased with the quality of the tool, not so much with the price. :-\
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