Thanks Sam for the comments I really need some heavy duty pliers so you might just have swayed me to the "nay" side
Was thinking about getting one of these so wondered how they were holding up.I like the idea of the "side cutter"pliers and the bit driver but not so sure on the spring action pliers!I would appreciate any updates that would sway me one way or the other....... Thanks..
Collection tool? Yes.Tool to depend on? No.IMO of course.
Nailed it! UPDATE: Got an email from Gerber on the 5th saying my warranty had been processed and replacement should be arriving in 7-10 days. Pretty quick turn around.
Same basic frame, same pliers, and similar toolset; but MRO. I wouldn't expect it to be of any higher inherent quality and/or strength.Quote from: clownNailed it! UPDATE: Got an email from Gerber on the 5th saying my warranty had been processed and replacement should be arriving in 7-10 days. Pretty quick turn around. I sure hope the replacement has zero play in the pliers.
Quote from: gerleatherberman on December 08, 2018, 04:01:18 PMSame basic frame, same pliers, and similar toolset; but MRO. I wouldn't expect it to be of any higher inherent quality and/or strength.Quote from: clownNailed it! UPDATE: Got an email from Gerber on the 5th saying my warranty had been processed and replacement should be arriving in 7-10 days. Pretty quick turn around. I sure hope the replacement has zero play in the pliers. So, what apears to be a brand new in the box with sheath and all MP1 arrived on my door step this morning. Sure enough this one has plier play right outta the box. Needless to say I'm a bit pi$$ed about it. Now, in all fairness, the play is minimal and likely wont affect the tools usefulness. But to return a tool for a specific problem and to get one back with the EXACT same problem is result of laziness and apathy, pure and simple. They must have just grabbed one off a shelf and threw it in a box and shipped it to me without even checking it. Thanks for the new MP1, Gerber.
I know the frustration. Last time for me was an OHT with highly misaligned pliers. New tool, pliers were almost as bad as the ones I sent in. MT makers,If I'm pissed enough to send a tool back for jacked up pliers, please check the one you are sending me to make sure it doesn't have the same problem. /rant.Looks like time for a little peening. Worst case: they are too tight and need working in.
I think loose pivots may be an inherent issue. Mine doesn't have much play, but it has a tiny bit. I know it would get worse if I used them. Those jaws should have never been spring loaded. They would be twice as strong without the spring cavity.
@ Clown - Did you start this thread in October 2017, or this year, (2018)?The date and time stamp indicates to me this thread is over a year old, yet the dates are concurrent from Oct 30, thru today Dec 8, 18?Confused.Yet interesting review, and disappointd results from Gerber and LM for warranty/quality issues.
Found three varieties so far for the MP1. The MP1 Weapons Maintenance Pro(top), Original MP1(middle), and the Maintenance Pro(bottom).The Original MP1 with G10 handles feels higher quality than the molded plastic handles of the Pro and Weapons versions. But, that said, the Maintenance Pro and AR Weapons versions have the same build quality/fit & finish as the original MP1. (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)All three share the same pliers head. Finishes vary slightly, but not notably.(Image removed from quote.)Left to right:Maintenance Pro, Original, Weapons Maintenance.(Image removed from quote.)Pro has driver/cross-cut file, a large hook, and lanyard loop. Original has two flat drivers, and Weapons has carbon scraper.(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Pro has a gut hook at the tip of the SE blade and has a more aggressive grind pattern than the OG and Weapons.(Image removed from quote.)Pro and OG have the chisel scraper thingies, while the Weapons has a "pin punch".(Image removed from quote.)Pro and OG have the pry-tool/bottle opener, while the Weapons has the thread mount(with angle pick from factory) for weapons maintenance bits(like pick, brush, etc)(Image removed from quote.)
It's funny you say that. I had the same issue with an OHT too! Lol. Was so fed up after I finally got LM to send me a good one I ended up selling it. Which is probably what I'll end up doing with this one. So if anyone wants to try out an MP1 and can accept a tiny bit of wiggle shoot me a PM. I'll give you a decent price
Great pics and comparison Gman! I didn't realise that there's a weapons version. Tools are very similar to those on the efect.
Apparently after calling Gerber this morning and speaking to customer service agent, I learned this series was discontinued this year. More than likely I am going to buy a MP1 MRO new before they become quite rare to find coupled with often a higher price point. While I do enjoy using my Center Drive Plus as this is a very well made mutli tool, I can't say I am exactly in favor of spring loaded pliers. With that being said, do you think there is a way to remove the springs without damaging this tool or do you think that would render this tool unusable? With perhaps few exceptions, brand new this item is roughly $100, so I am very skeptical of modifying a tool that there is no access to replacement parts let alone a warranty service.