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Tread Owners Club 16327

Just Bananas Posts: 75,809
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #120 on: July 15, 2020, 04:31:21 PM »
Carrying my Tread today


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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #121 on: July 15, 2020, 11:24:12 PM »
Great pic, Ws :like:
Just Bananas Posts: 75,809
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #122 on: July 16, 2020, 02:08:06 PM »
Thanks Poncho  :hatsoff: :tu:

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 52,629
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #123 on: July 17, 2020, 01:35:24 PM »
Just Bananas Posts: 75,809
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #124 on: July 17, 2020, 02:07:23 PM »
Thanks Steve  :cheers: :tu:

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Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #125 on: December 12, 2020, 07:16:07 AM »
What do you all do to maintain your Treads? Do you treat them with anything like Balistol? Are they prone to elemental exposure?
« Last Edit: December 12, 2020, 07:22:57 AM by FujimiKaido »
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Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #126 on: March 27, 2021, 02:40:37 AM »
When I was drilling/dremeling out a couple of my tread links to be able to hold two more of the leatherman bits and making attachments for my new watch, I found a two small mods that I haven't seen shared and some might find useful I figured I'd share.

1. The tread clasp is pinned with a hollow rollpin. The inner dimensions of the pin will allow for a 1/16 eyeglass screw driver. At the dollar tree, I bought a small screw driver set, and cut the end of the 1/16 phillips off. From, there, it's pretty easy to file/dremel the other end to a small flathead and then you can store it in the clasp. I cut small pieces from an o-ring and punches a hole through both, putting them around the end of the driver to hold it in place. While you can't get to much purchase on it, the little screws usually don't have to be torqued down to hard, and I've been able to tight my eye glasses with just the pin tool. You can also use a little super glue to fix it in the watch, and then use the whole thing as a driver, just make sure the glue doesn't get down to the inner part of the clasp. Another note, the pin itself is 3/32, so you can replace the whole pin with the largest phillips from the same dollar tree kit (again grinding a flat head into the other end) but this driver was too large for my eyeglasses, and too small to be useful for me for other purposes.

2. The tread is hard to get a precise fit. There is not a good way to tighten or loosen the band in small increments. With my new watch, I needed to shrink the band size ~5 mm to make it a better fit for me. I was going to buy some steel and see about cutting new clutches (little things that screw into the links and hold two together) like I've seen on this thread, but an easier solution presented itself. I had noticed that an old bicycle chain I had has links that are just under 1 mm smaller than the standard links on a tread. The holes they already have in them work well with the screws, so you can just pull them apart with a chain breaker and install them. (Bike shops will give you old chain as they just send it to the recycler). They are a bit wider than the leatherman clutche, and if you store bits in the links, the chain will make it so you cannot pull them out as they overlap the edge(This can be a good thing as it can prevent you from losing them). You can address this by filing/dremeling them down as I did. I left the overlap on the end so that they prevent the bits from falling out when the watch is worn, but when you take off the watch you can fold it so the bits can be taken out. *If you replace the the clutches that hold the clasp, you will need to file down the edges as the overlap will prevent the clasp from closing otherwise.

Feel free to pm me for more details on how to do it or pictures, just figured I'd put it out there!
« Last Edit: March 27, 2021, 03:07:40 AM by Trebor Redins »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,371
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #127 on: March 28, 2021, 11:08:19 AM »
Very cool mod Trebor, thanks for sharing it  :like:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Sr. Member Posts: 406
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #128 on: April 15, 2021, 11:58:25 AM »
Bath time :)
Ps: for the moving parts lubrication i use mineral oil.

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-any problem has more than one resolve!

-by the way you look at the problem, the resolve may change!

-where's a will there's a way !
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #129 on: April 15, 2021, 03:29:04 PM »
Great pic,  Raoul :like: How is the Tread for you so far :cheers:
Sr. Member Posts: 406
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #130 on: April 16, 2021, 06:21:49 AM »
I used it more as jewelry on my hand, bling bling, look at me, status, etc than as utility tool. I had Not so many chances to use the tool, and when i had, their lenght, format was not a pleasure.
Used the most the simcard tool, the package opener, the bottle opener, once or twice the hex and almost never the inside key.
I always have my Squirt PS4 with me and that one is the go multitool. Plus that, i may have other multitools with me that are more easy to be used, so that is also an argument why i use it more as bling bling

Sanger's laws:

-any problem has more than one resolve!

-by the way you look at the problem, the resolve may change!

-where's a will there's a way !
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #131 on: April 16, 2021, 02:40:58 PM »
Handy to have but more of a last resort option :salute: I can respect that :D
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,606
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #132 on: April 16, 2021, 04:15:57 PM »
Dave on Forged in Fire seems to wear a Tread quite often.  Its a statement for sure.   :like:

Esse Quam Videri
Sr. Member Posts: 406
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #133 on: April 19, 2021, 11:27:01 AM »
Allright, got it acid etched with my initial.

Sanger's laws:

-any problem has more than one resolve!

-by the way you look at the problem, the resolve may change!

-where's a will there's a way !
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #134 on: April 19, 2021, 11:47:03 AM »
Nice  8) :like:
Sr. Member Posts: 406
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #135 on: April 23, 2021, 03:44:58 PM »
I got a clone. At first glance, wow, how good they've built it. Yet, beeing a Tread user something felt immediately odd. It seemed like it had too much slack and was too "loose".
After some inspection, the cause for the slack is because of the connecting link, it is lengthier than original, and also slightly slimmer, and the screws also had something off, and all tolerances add to each other.
There are various clones, some better than the other, and incredible close to the original.
This one has the tools polished, screws can't be used with the quarter cent, connecting link rounder and lenghtier, 2 balls on the closing part instead of one as the original, carbide tip is not present on the scribe, it is part of the link(same material)
The only swapable part between the two, are the connecting links, the rest do not fit mainly because the original screws are a larger and different step count.
At an arms lenght you can not distinghuish inbetween and also it would be hard for someone not familiar with the original Tread.
I believe someone used with Leatherman products might say that the QC skipped the one or LMN is not making products like the used to

Sanger's laws:

-any problem has more than one resolve!

-by the way you look at the problem, the resolve may change!

-where's a will there's a way !
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 64,396
Re: Tread Owners Club
« Reply #136 on: April 23, 2021, 04:14:41 PM »
It amazes me how close the clones are :o I believe Grant had bought one of these to see the differencebetween the real and fake as well when they first cane out and he was amazed at the similarities as well :ahhh

 

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