Interesting Sam - is there a link to these?
I know this is an old topic but it just helped me with the same issue. I don't know how it will work but I just ordered these as a replacement its not that much cheaper than the gerber ones but it is made out of High Speed steel instead of carbide so it shouldn't shatter as easily. I will update how it works out when I get them. https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=1724
If I can figure out how to hold them without burning myself I will grind the corners down a bit as the ones near the pivot drag a little bit.
Quote from: swannytheswan on July 24, 2018, 03:22:11 AMIf I can figure out how to hold them without burning myself I will grind the corners down a bit as the ones near the pivot drag a little bit. Sounds like a job for LM Crunch (or any old locking pliers should do the job). Please remember to wear your safety glasses and make sure the bits are gripped very securely when grinding. Also consider the effect of heat on the hardness of the metal.
(Sorry to necro this thread, but I didn’t think this information was worth starting a new thread for.)I’ve found a potential source for HSS inserts.https://shop.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/power-tools-accessories/high-speed-steel-cutters/20-degree-relief-thickness-094-radius-0156--sku080001067-61400-126849.aspx?cm_mmc=PPC-_-Itwine-_-Google-_-080-001-067&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjK_j5oX63wIVyx-tBh0jvgLtEAQYAyABEgIKgfD_BwENote: I do not know which of these products, if any, are compatable with the geometry of a Gerber or Leatherman multitool.
I might! As soon as I'm back to work (and regain my ability to get a paycheck; being a pediatric O.T. in a school/clinic setting is close to last in the reopening plans from our government), I could get a pair. Somewhat cheaper than the OE's, with the possibility to last longer; sounds promising... Thanks for the info., 43n89w!
has anyone found an alternative carbide cutter to the overpriced gerber ones?ive searched the web and may have something.i have them ordered from ebay and when i get them and if they work i'll post pics.what i can tell you is the product no.isTCMT 110204 CARBIDE CUTTERthe size of these ones match the gerber ones.i paid 8 euros for a set of ten.like i said,when they arrive i'll see if they fit.they should though.it would cost me 50 euros to get 2 of the original gerber ones on amazon.keep you posted.gav.
Lol but in all seriousnes, this is why I am always leery of replacable things being added to multitools, because usually it means it'll need replacing at some point. Likewise adjustable screws usually need tightened, even though peened rivets stay (mostly) tight forever. It's a money racket.
Hi, I bought a pack of 10 of these inserts to one of these large Asian megastores online and they fit well in the MP 600 socket. I've cut ø 1.5 mm iron wire but I'm quite sure that will flatter if I try with ø 3.0 mm tempered iron wire... At least the tool is complete again. Thx for the advice!
I'd love to get those little machineshop hss cutters, but they're backordered. :/Charles.