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Diamond file mod for Rebar 2630

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Diamond file mod for Rebar
« on: July 21, 2016, 06:50:41 PM »
Diamond file for the Rebar II.  proof of concept.

I've had this Wave file for a while and had been meaning to give this a go. What was holding me back was not knowing if I could drill through the file with the drill bit I had on hand. I remembered that I had a bit my brother had given me when I helped him remodel his kitchen. We burned up a bunch of my masonry bit trying to drill through the tiles on his floor to anchor the island cabinets. Anyway he found this bit for drilling through glass tiles and gave me one. I figured I would give it a try and to my surprise it cut through the file with no problem. I drilled it from both sides. I used my dremel with a cut off disk to cut and shape and notch the file. Cleaned up on my bench grinder.

 Drill bit

Drilled




Marked for cutting










Cut and profiled




Had to notch for the lock hump in the handle




Done





Unfortunately the regular side of this file is a bit worn out but I just wanted to see if this would work and it does. It rubs a little bit on the handle when opening and closing but not too bad.

« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 10:43:08 PM by SteveC »
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 07:17:32 PM »
Words are failing to describe how awesome that is...

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

:gimme:

Very nicely done Steve. :hatsoff:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 07:37:58 PM »
OK now that is what the Rebar should have been :dd:

Great mod my friend :tu:

Now to find a nice Wave file to cut down to put in my rebar :think:

I am really aggravated that LM didn't put the diamond file in the Rebar now :poh: :D
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 08:04:57 PM »
Thanks guy's  :cheers:

loki might have some, I know he did a while back anyway.

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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 10:04:05 PM »
Nice one Steve.   :cheers:   :cheers:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 10:07:46 PM »
That's what Rebar needed. Kudos to you  :salute: :salute:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 10:53:55 PM »
OK now that is what the Rebar should have been :dd:

I am really aggravated that LM didn't put the diamond file in the Rebar now :poh: :D
The diamond file just feels sooo nice and works beautifully. The diamond file is just yummy, I don't know how else to put it...  :D

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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2016, 12:03:07 AM »
Nice! Makes rebar special.
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2016, 03:43:30 AM »
Thanks guy's  :cheers:

loki might have some, I know he did a while back anyway.

If only I had thought to ask when I made my last order :doh:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2016, 05:17:39 AM »
Sweet mod Steve :tu:

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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2016, 05:36:26 AM »
Thanks guys  :cheers:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2016, 10:16:38 AM »
Nice work Steve. :tu:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2016, 01:53:04 PM »
OK now that is what the Rebar should have been :dd:

That's what a lot of tools should have been.
Maybe it's time for a Rebar 2.0, or maybe 3.0, since there's a knifeless rebar around.
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2016, 03:04:23 PM »
OK now that is what the Rebar should have been :dd:

That's what a lot of tools should have been.
Maybe it's time for a Rebar 2.0, or maybe 3.0, since there's a knifeless rebar around.
Yes that sounds like a capital idea Sir :cheers: :D
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar : Update
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2016, 10:00:01 PM »
For fun I decided to see how the PST II file would work in the Rebar.  The pivot size is the same as the Rebar. It fits and would only require slight widening of the notch for the lock although it did lock as is just not well. The other would be remove a little V section at the bottom to clear the locking bar ramp when closed. Again it works as is just sticks up a bit when closed.

I think if I was to do it again I would use the PST II file as it is much less fitting involved than the Wave file.
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar : Update
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2016, 09:23:56 PM »
For fun I decided to see how the PST II file would work in the Rebar.  The pivot size is the same as the Rebar. It fits and would only require slight widening of the notch for the lock although it did lock as is just not well. The other would be remove a little V section at the bottom to clear the locking bar ramp when closed. Again it works as is just sticks up a bit when closed.

I think if I was to do it again I would use the PST II file as it is much less fitting involved than the Wave file.

...and a fish hook sharpener....   :pok:

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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2016, 09:34:42 PM »
  Like any good steak, Well done sir! :hatsoff:

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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2016, 09:49:43 PM »
  Like any good steak, Well done sir! :hatsoff:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2016, 10:05:19 PM »
The only way to eat a steak is well done  :D

Nice work Steve!

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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2016, 10:14:52 PM »
  Like any good steak, Well done sir! :hatsoff:
:twak: Eating steaks well done... blasphemy!

Medium well is as low as I will go as well :whistle: I like well done on most things though :D
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar : Update
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2016, 10:15:56 PM »
For fun I decided to see how the PST II file would work in the Rebar.  The pivot size is the same as the Rebar. It fits and would only require slight widening of the notch for the lock although it did lock as is just not well. The other would be remove a little V section at the bottom to clear the locking bar ramp when closed. Again it works as is just sticks up a bit when closed.

I think if I was to do it again I would use the PST II file as it is much less fitting involved than the Wave file.

...and a fish hook sharpener....   :pok:

Some of the latter PST II and Pulse files lacked the hook sharpener though ;)

But I agree it would be better with the groove :tu:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2016, 10:24:48 PM »
Obi1 asked me if I would mod a file and can / package opener for him. So he sent me a Wave file and a can opener . My drill bit sustained a chip in one of the blades drilling this one. It's some pretty hard steel



Rebar file and package opener

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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2016, 10:25:31 PM »
  Like any good steak, Well done sir! :hatsoff:

The only way to eat a steak is well done  :D

Nice work Steve!

 :cheers:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2016, 11:03:25 PM »
Obi1 asked me if I would mod a file and can / package opener for him. So he sent me a Wave file and a can opener . My drill bit sustained a chip in one of the blades drilling this one. It's some pretty hard steel



Rebar file and package opener



 :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :salute:

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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2016, 01:09:06 AM »
Obi1 asked me if I would mod a file and can / package opener for him. So he sent me a Wave file and a can opener . My drill bit sustained a chip in one of the blades drilling this one. It's some pretty hard steel



Rebar file and package opener



You got mad skills Steve 8) :tu:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2016, 03:29:12 AM »
If you're willing Steve, I may have to commission you to mod my PST II file....

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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2016, 06:47:50 PM »
I would be willing M although it's very simple mod.  If you have a Dremel with a cut off disk it could be done in a matter of minutes.

I test fitted again today and took some pics this time.

Here is the PST II file next to the Rebar file.  Marked with black sharpy is material that would need to be removed.







Here is how it fits with no mods. It actually doesn't lock like I thought but it does fit as is.





 Just sticks up a little bit when closed. The handles don't close tight together but not by much.






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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2016, 07:48:13 PM »
I would be willing M although it's very simple mod.  If you have a Dremel with a cut off disk it could be done in a matter of minutes.

I test fitted again today and took some pics this time.

Here is the PST II file next to the Rebar file.  Marked with black sharpy is material that would need to be removed.







Here is how it fits with no mods. It actually doesn't lock like I thought but it does fit as is.





 Just sticks up a little bit when closed. The handles don't close tight together but not by much.






That file looks more fitting to the Rebar chasis and the groove is the icing on the cake :D

If only the nailnick was on the other side :-\ but shouldn't be to hard to get out still :tu:
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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2016, 07:54:52 PM »
I would be willing M although it's very simple mod.  If you have a Dremel with a cut off disk it could be done in a matter of minutes.

I test fitted again today and took some pics this time.

Here is the PST II file next to the Rebar file.  Marked with black sharpy is material that would need to be removed.







Here is how it fits with no mods. It actually doesn't lock like I thought but it does fit as is.





 Just sticks up a little bit when closed. The handles don't close tight together but not by much.






That file looks more fitting to the Rebar chasis and the groove is the icing on the cake :D

If only the nailnick was on the other side :-\ but shouldn't be to hard to get out still :tu:
I do have a cheap dremel, but no experience with the cutting aspect.  I may use your pics to mark mine and give it a shot.  So you do have to remove some of the little notch for it to lock right?

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Re: Diamond file mod for Rebar
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2016, 08:04:06 PM »
Yes, you will have to make the notch bigger for it to lock and also so it can open far enough to be inline with the handle. Take your time and I think you'll be fine. The best way to mark it is to lay the Rebar file on top and use it to mark with a fine tip Sharpie. You can use a drill bit to help line up the holes while you mark it.

 

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