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Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool. 1016

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Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« on: August 09, 2021, 11:57:15 AM »
My mind was officially blown a week ago when I came across a US retailer selling a Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional tool on Amazon.ca. I bought my first copy back in 2009 and haven't given the tool much thought afterwards other than it is proudly displayed in one of my Gerber collection drawers due to its affiliations in design. I assumed that the Paul Chen Professional tool was long discontinued, but I am wrong. I bought another to see if there were any differences between the 2009 and the 2021 copy...and they are identical.

I had to make a little room for the second copy, but managed it nicely. The Paul Chen are the ones with the exposed black pliers (in case you were wondering).

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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2021, 12:17:45 PM »
Fiskars also sold it as the Excalibur Multi Snip:

https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Multi-Snip

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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2021, 12:19:32 PM »
I know...reason why it is stored with the other Fiskars stuff like Gerber.  :tu:

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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2021, 06:07:54 PM »
 :facepalm:
I forgot to add the  :pok:

The intent of my post was to be a joke instead of informative. I assumed you knew about the Fiskars version given how long you have been a member and your knowledge of MTs.
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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2021, 08:49:37 PM »
No worries. I like informative.  :tu:

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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2021, 08:58:19 AM »
I actually like mine. I've found it useful in the garden.  I think it could have done without the little pliers though. :cheers:
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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2021, 12:00:19 PM »
Agreed. I always thought they were an afterthought to the design.

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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2021, 01:01:05 PM »
Are they still crazy cheap?  Never owned one myself but I remember being very impressed with the quality for the money.  :)

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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2021, 01:46:25 PM »
Yes...I paid 49 Canadian.

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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2021, 04:07:44 PM »
It's only $17.04 on Amazon U.S. so I ordered 2 of them back in May and gave one away. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017BIHXRG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1&pldnSite=1
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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2021, 05:14:53 PM »
Cool that they are still being made :o :like:

I may pick one up due to Alan's link :whistle: :D
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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2021, 06:18:45 PM »
I wanted to have one just as an oddity in the collection but the shears are very sharp and it turned out to be a halfway decent user. :cheers:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,438
Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2021, 05:43:23 AM »
It's only $17.04 on Amazon U.S. so I ordered 2 of them back in May and gave one away. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017BIHXRG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1&pldnSite=1

Couldn't resist for $17    :facepalm:
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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2021, 08:15:53 AM »
 :cheers: I wish I was getting a commission.
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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2021, 07:17:30 PM »
What's the take on this tool: "good for the price" or an unqualified "good"?

I'm primarily familiar with CAS Hanwei as a brand of swords and fantasy knives from Spain; not really high quality stuff.  That said, I evaluate products on their own merits rather than just the reputation of the company.
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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2021, 07:43:29 PM »
If you want a full size set of shears it's pretty good. Very sharp and will cut cardboard and stiff plastic sheeting. Most folks are more concerned with pliers in a MT though.  It is made in China not Spain.  Paul Chen / Hanwei bought CAS Iberia years ago and became  Cas / Hanwei.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,438
Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2021, 08:54:12 PM »
I sent mine back   :dunno:    The saw's stop was bent so it wouldn't lock open and went past the stop. The shears were fantastic though  :tu:
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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2021, 09:29:21 PM »
Are they replacing it?
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,438
Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2021, 10:21:02 PM »
I got a refund, I might order another but we'll see  :think:
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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2021, 11:06:46 PM »
Mine did the same thing, I guess just a flaw in the design. Maybe that's why they are so cheap.

"Every generation has the obligation to free men's minds for a look at new worlds, to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation." Ellison Onizuka
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Re: Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Professional Tool.
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2021, 01:02:02 AM »
Mine is packed in a drawer for now, but I don't recall any issues. :cheers:

 

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