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How do you like the Rangergrip gardener? 2798

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How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« on: October 24, 2016, 12:14:27 PM »
Hi guys, How do you like the Rangergrip gardener? I was trying to search for some real reviews or comments online but couldn’t get any solid result. I am considering it vs a Rangergrip 79 or other versions with just a PE blade and a saw. I don’t care OHO or not. From what I can see in the official site, I am sacrificing the can opener, bottle opener, an awl and some screwdrivers plus paying like 20 euro extra for that scissors in the gardener.  My question is, does that pair of scissors worth THAT much? I don’t think I will EDC it and I’ll only use it once in a while for cleaning the grave of my granddad. From your experience, is the scissors strong enough for things like small tree branches, ivy and wild grass? Does it worth spending that extra 20 euros and giving up the awl, the bottle opener, the can opener and some screwdrivers for it? It will be very nice to have a pair of mighty scissors with me but i am really not sure if that pair of sxissors really that strong. It may not be a very popular but if you have it or if you have ever played with it. Please kindly share with me what you think about it. Thanks!
« Last Edit: October 24, 2016, 12:18:17 PM by aurabattler »
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 12:46:48 PM »
I had an older Wenger Ranger 14. I found the shears worked well as lightweight pruners, and were great with little stems, could handle invading brambles from the garden next door, and other lighter weight tasks. I didn't attack woody stems with them though, no matter how thick. The knife and saw took care of those.



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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2016, 01:36:52 PM »
Thank you. It really helps a lot!
 :salute:
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2016, 03:25:17 PM »
I like this model, it looks like a good gardening tool.  :like:

Just ordered one for backyard/kitchen duty.  :facepalm:

It will be my first Delémont.  :)
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2016, 03:31:54 PM »
Based on what you will use it for,  it will be perfect.  It sounds like you wouldn't use the other items anyways. I just got mine and love it.  The size is very robust. The saw was able to easily cut through a 2x6, on a slant no less.  The scissors tackled vines and other small brush with ease.

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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2016, 03:48:32 PM »
I've got one and I really like it, the scissors are about as good as they can get on a multitool in my opinion.  But like 50ft-trad said, I also didn't attack woody stems with them (even though I believe the scissors could handle them), that's what the saw is for  ;).

Here are a couple of pics:













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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2016, 04:51:33 PM »
Thanks for the pics TG!  :drool:

Good to hear about the scissors, I was wondering. The saw looks like it's bigger than most, or all MT's out there also.  :tu:
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2016, 05:18:32 PM »
I've got one and I really like it, the scissors are about as good as they can get on a multitool in my opinion.  But like 50ft-trad said, I also didn't attack woody stems with them (even though I believe the scissors could handle them), that's what the saw is for  ;).

Here are a couple of pics:












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Make me can't wait to get one.
Thanks for everyone's comments. It's really helpful! I will get one for sure.  :cheers:
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2016, 05:21:24 PM »
Thanks for the pics TG!  :drool:

Good to hear about the scissors, I was wondering. The saw looks like it's bigger than most, or all MT's out there also.  :tu:
I think so. The saw is really attractive.
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2016, 07:43:12 PM »
I already have various Rangers and pruning shears/scissors, so I don't really need one. Nevertheless, it's been on my wish list for ages. Wish it was a little less expensive. Thanks for the info & pics.
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2016, 11:26:19 PM »
I like it enough that I have both the Wenger and Vic versions.  It's the one I reach for when I head out into the garden.

The Vic looks like it has a bit driver hidden under the scales. Has anyone liberated the bit driver on the 71?


Why not more models with those awesome scissors?  Adding an opener layer would be nice.

Some years back, there was a teaser photo of Mike Horn on the Wenger website with a SAK that was almost the same as the Mike Horn model that was released, except it had scissors instead of pliers.

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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2016, 05:26:47 PM »
Another vote in favor. The scissors are great, and fairly ergonomic (you know, for being MT scissors). The saw is a beast.

May it be as the Pattern has chosen.
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2016, 12:20:36 PM »
I already have various Rangers and pruning shears/scissors, so I don't really need one. Nevertheless, it's been on my wish list for ages. Wish it was a little less expensive. Thanks for the info & pics.
Yes. I wish it could be less expensive too but I think I will still get it.
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2016, 08:13:36 PM »
Just in.  :tu:

My first Delémont! This is going to replace the Käsemesser in my kitchen drawer, that way I can grab it on the way out to the garden too, it still has a corkscrew, and the scissors, blade, and saw are much more useful looking than the Spirit's, which will remain in my tool bag. Looking forward to the challenge ending so I can use it, but the Pioneer along with dedicated tools will have to do for the next couple of days.  :)
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2016, 10:36:07 AM »
I ordered one at Knivesandtools.nl. (Price E 69, and I had a E 10 discount coupon). It'll arrive later today.
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2016, 11:02:44 AM »
I ordered one at Knivesandtools.nl. (Price E 69, and I had a E 10 discount coupon). It'll arrive later today.
 :drool: :popcorn:
It'll be my fifth 130mm SAK, enough for a level 1 Collector's Badge -- if it existed.  :(
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2016, 11:19:39 AM »
I ordered one at Knivesandtools.nl. (Price E 69, and I had a E 10 discount coupon). It'll arrive later today.
 :drool: :popcorn:
It'll be my fifth 130mm SAK, enough for a level 1 Collector's Badge -- if it existed.  :(

I've asked Whoey if he can create the awards. :tu:
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2016, 11:23:38 AM »
I ordered one at Knivesandtools.nl. (Price E 69, and I had a E 10 discount coupon). It'll arrive later today.
 :drool: :popcorn:
It'll be my fifth 130mm SAK, enough for a level 1 Collector's Badge -- if it existed.  :(

I've asked Whoey if he can create the awards. :tu:
That's great! Thanks!  :like:
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2016, 11:52:34 PM »
:woohoo:

May it be as the Pattern has chosen.
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2016, 11:59:50 PM »
 :like: :gimme:
CONGRATS , Ron-ster  :cheers:
I want one for next seasons crop! Hopefully I can snag one well before harvest time  :D ..................... ( crosses fingers an toes)  :whistle:

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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2016, 12:32:14 AM »
:like: :gimme:
CONGRATS , Ron-ster  :cheers:
I want one for next seasons crop! Hopefully I can snag one well before harvest time  :D ..................... ( crosses fingers an toes)  :whistle:
That's still a long time away. I'm ahead of schedule, so to speak.  :)
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2016, 05:39:28 PM »
The 71 is a welcome addition to my gardening tool set ...

Nice collection! Opinel saws are fantastic, even better than the Bahco Laplander IMO. I've been trying to think of an excuse to get a big one for a while. Maybe this spring.

May it be as the Pattern has chosen.
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2016, 07:29:18 PM »
MTo membership is all the excuse you need...  :D
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2016, 07:37:53 PM »
Nice collection! Opinel saws are fantastic, even better than the Bahco Laplander IMO. I've been trying to think of an excuse to get a big one for a while. Maybe this spring.

Opinel saw no. 18 is perfectly capable and super lightweight.
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2017, 05:24:57 PM »
I've had some time to do a little testing of the Gardener's scissors. The toughest job were some 6 mm woody branches. The scissors cut through well enough but the sap made the blades sticky real soon. The spring then no longer was strong enough to open the scissors. After cleaning everything was OK again.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2017, 06:27:25 PM by Ronald Schröder »

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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2017, 10:46:33 AM »
Nice collection! Opinel saws are fantastic, even better than the Bahco Laplander IMO. I've been trying to think of an excuse to get a big one for a while. Maybe this spring.

Opinel saw no. 18 is perfectly capable and super lightweight.

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Nice gears, especially the axe.   :tu:   :like:
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Re: How do you like the Rangergrip gardener?
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2018, 08:42:45 PM »
Ron, i'm interested in your thoughts on the Opinel secateurs as i'm thinking of replacing my Bahcos that have served me well over the years but are getting rather worn now, i'm really liking the look of the Opy's  but there are a lot of niggling annoyances with some other secateurs, accidental locking or locks breaking etc that i would like to avoid, do they compare well with the Bahco ergo line?

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