.....Did you notice the plier head is a modified butterfly opening type head? I think that is why it is so light....
Good:No looseness or rattle. Handles spread apart as jaws are extended.Plier jaws are both stronger and narrower.Scissors are very well made and capable.Not so good:Sliding plier head release buttons are MUCH too small.Blade selection is a bit stiff, but may loosen up with usage.Dimensions:Length closed 5”Width Closed 1-5/8”Thickness 3/4” Length open 6-1/2”Weight 8.6 oz
The Diesel is my favorite Gerber at the moment. You mention having large hands...did the sliding plier release buttons give you any trouble?
While playing with it, I didn't think about what it'd be like to operate with gloves on or with numb fingers. That'd probably be somewhat of a limitation with most multitools..
Quote from: ringzero on July 09, 2007, 11:48:07 PMWhile playing with it, I didn't think about what it'd be like to operate with gloves on or with numb fingers. That'd probably be somewhat of a limitation with most multitools..Agreed.
So yes, I agree that increasing the button size might be an ergonomics improvement for Gerber to consider for the next version of Diesel.
now that you've had it for awhile J-sews, impressions? did the tools loosen up any? ty
Cheers sir, glad I could help. The Diesel doesn't get much air time around here anymore, but it really is a very stout and capable tool.