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Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #210 on: January 12, 2022, 08:30:28 AM
I think I already said it (maybe not) but it looks quite cool  :cheers:


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #211 on: January 16, 2022, 07:42:10 AM
Tool Name: Leatherman Hiker
Basis: Leatherman Charge TTi
Aim: Lightweight hiking companion with all the essential implements that I need, and nothing that I don't need.
Mods: Removed the plier head and everything else except:-
- S30V straight edge blade
- Saw
- Scissors
- Bit exchanger (with flat head/phillips bit attached)
- Pocket clip.
Total weight 97grams.


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #212 on: January 16, 2022, 11:32:34 AM
Looks really good, may I steal your idea?  :multi:


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #213 on: January 16, 2022, 12:47:19 PM
Looks really good, may I steal your idea?  :multi:

Sure, thanks! This mod is inspired by Maxlvledc who should take the credit.  https://youtu.be/COZCQdfvK5g.  Not exactly the same mod but similar. I happen to have a spare TTi which I rarely use these days so decided to carry out this mod after watching his vid. It is a straight forward mod which is completely reversible. I am very happy with how it turned out.


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #214 on: January 16, 2022, 08:03:56 PM
thks :)
What did you use as a spacer on the "head" side?


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #215 on: January 17, 2022, 02:14:13 AM
thks :)
What did you use as a spacer on the "head" side?

The frame is strong enough and no spacer required. I just removed the plier head, reinstalled the blade and saw and everything locks into place. It is a very straight forward mod. I like this mod as it allows me to pick & choose the implements I like and it is completely reversible.

PS. can someone please show me how to upload photos, my photos keep appearing twice on my post.

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #216 on: January 17, 2022, 04:53:51 PM
Sure, thanks! This mod is inspired by Maxlvledc who should take the credit. Not exactly the same mod but similar. I happen to have a spare TTi which I rarely use these days so decided to carry out this mod after watching his vid. It is a straight forward mod which is completely reversible. I am very happy with how it turned out.

Great mod, roamingcat :tu: :like: I love the half tools and love seeing them but Maxlvledc actually got his idea from MTO because this mod was being done by other members when he was first a member here ;) and perhaps before he was a member :think: He mostly always forgets to credit MTO for his info and ideas :facepalm:

I have this one from November 2018 ( I think someone had done before me but I forget who) :think:



and my most recent iteration of it :tu:





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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #217 on: January 18, 2022, 02:30:44 AM
Thanks Poncho for this information :like:. Good to know and  :iagree: MTO is a wealth of information and great ideas thats why I keep coming back! Your mod looks really good and your photoshot just as good :like:. I see you also opted for the blade+scissors+bit exchanger combo :drink:. I was undecided about the saw or the file but for the purpose of my hiking trails went with the saw. But I know I can easily swap for the file or serrated hook anytime should the need arises.


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #218 on: January 18, 2022, 02:59:34 AM
If I was using one in the woods more I might have opted for a saw as well :tu: I use a file more for work and it suits me better but that is the point of modding 8) making a tool that suits ones self :like:

If you can track a longer bit down, I would definitely suggest it, it is almost a game changer with the bit driver :drool:  It makes it as good as a regular screwdriver for me :woohoo:


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #219 on: January 18, 2022, 05:40:42 AM
Great mod, roamingcat :tu: :like: I love the half tools and love seeing them but Maxlvledc actually got his idea from MTO because this mod was being done by other members when he was first a member here ;) and perhaps before he was a member :think: He mostly always forgets to credit MTO for his info and ideas :facepalm:

I have this one from November 2018 ( I think someone had done before me but I forget who) :think:

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and my most recent iteration of it :tu:

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #220 on: January 18, 2022, 07:14:12 AM
Thanks again Poncho. Just noticed from your photo that you opted for the longer bit from the MUT  :like:. The longer reach makes the tool more usable and it fits the half frame perfectly. Thank you for this great idea which I may borrow with your permission!


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #221 on: January 18, 2022, 12:26:25 PM
Use any of my ideas :cheers: MTO gets all the credit :woohoo: I have learned so much myself here over the years :like:


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Thanks Steve :hatsoff:


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #222 on: January 19, 2022, 12:33:30 AM
Thanks Poncho  :hatsoff:


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #223 on: January 19, 2022, 08:04:46 PM
Thanks Poncho  :hatsoff:

thx all :)
I'll try to find a tube that can fit inside blades holes and outside back pivot to use all the tools; might not be that simple


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #224 on: March 19, 2022, 10:49:35 PM
Tool Name: Leatherman Hiker
Basis: Leatherman Charge TTi
Aim: Lightweight hiking companion with all the essential implements that I need, and nothing that I don't need.
Mods: Removed the plier head and everything else except:-
- S30V straight edge blade
- Saw
- Scissors
- Bit exchanger (with flat head/phillips bit attached)
- Pocket clip.
Total weight 97grams.

I’ve always wondered, how does a bit driver come in handy while hiking?


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #225 on: March 20, 2022, 07:04:36 PM
Probably depends on what type of gear you carry and if you have to fix anything or not :cheers:


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #226 on: May 15, 2022, 09:29:37 PM
Tool Name: The Payback
Tool Basis: Leatherman Surge
Aim: To pay a friend back for a concert ticket he bought me

Mods:
Cut Gerber bit driver so that it would lock up
Cut frame to make room for Gerber bit driver
Added metal to the Gerber prybar so that it locks up
Cut a groove in one of the thin bolsters(?) to allow the tweezers to slide into the frame
Used stainless steel blackener to darken the MT (to make it look newer to him]
Copper accents

Link: https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,89310.0.html






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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #227 on: May 18, 2022, 01:50:29 PM
 :like: :tu:


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #228 on: June 13, 2022, 10:04:54 PM
Cheers!
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Location: Southern Germany, most of the time


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #229 on: October 01, 2022, 04:50:17 AM
Tool Name: Style SC
Tool Basis: Style CS
Aim: disposable, easy access blade that I don't have to worry about sharpening
Mods: Replaced original drop-point blade with a custom designed 3D printed #3 scalpel holder

inspired by Metro Grade Goods and ZapWizard






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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #231 on: October 03, 2022, 06:14:31 PM
Tool Name: Blackfox Endurance Wrench
Basis: Blackfox Endurance (Tool is availiable under different brands)
Aim: Add a wrench and more functions
Mods:
Removed tools from inside which are not needed, put the other tools on one side.
Fit an adjustable wrench on the other side.
Added pocket clip.
Added neodym magnets to the wrench (glue), in case I need a magnet or want to magnetize something.
Added hook from cheap broken LSA+-Tool on top of the knife.
Added tweezers inside the frame (just some bent stainless sheet metal, but it does the job). Tweezers can be fished out with my EDC screwdriver.
Added magnet to the frame at the scissors to hold a needle. Can be fished out with the tweezers.

Links: https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,89868.0.html











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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #232 on: October 04, 2022, 02:28:35 AM
Nice work!  :like:


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #233 on: November 27, 2022, 11:54:19 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm new to the modding world but I wanted to show you my creations
The first one my ST 300 MeOD, it's a basic tool swap between the 3OOM and the 300EOD. My phylosophy is to make a plierless mod to pair with my plier base mt because I prefer a dedicated knife to a knife on a mt. I found a regular knife blade on a mt to bulky to handle.

The second is an long running project I've been working on, it's a wave that I've modify to accomodate a bit driver from a Gerber armbar slim as a outside accessible tool paired with a pair of very good scissors from a cheap Chinese mt, the brand's name is Honzin but it can be found under a gazillion name on Amazon. (if you are interested I can give you the reference). Again I've paired it with a plierless mod made out of a wave handle. I've called it the LM "nouvelle vague" it's French for "new wave".
I hope you'll like them, if you want more details I'll be glad to provide info on the tools origins and in details mods I've done.

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #234 on: November 28, 2022, 06:40:06 AM
Very neat mods, and I like the full-sized bit driver!

I have a sincere question...no sarcasm, criticism, or negativity intended (I also recognize that this may ignite a heated discussion):

Why make a half-tool/plier-less LM instead of going with a SAK? The packaging is already optimized for that application, and I bet weight-per-function and cost-per-function are better with that route...

Of course, I'd consider it myself simply because I have a few rebar handles that are just taking up space, but I'd still need to buy a bunch of stuff to populate it with, and that would cost more than an equivalent SAK, plus time.

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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #235 on: November 28, 2022, 08:57:22 AM
The cost per function definitely favors a SAK. But I would argue that a half handle LM is more robust and can handle more demanding work.


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #236 on: November 28, 2022, 07:56:01 PM
Very neat mods, and I like the full-sized bit driver!

I have a sincere question...no sarcasm, criticism, or negativity intended (I also recognize that this may ignite a heated discussion):

Why make a half-tool/plier-less LM instead of going with a SAK? The packaging is already optimized for that application, and I bet weight-per-function and cost-per-function are better with that route...

Of course, I'd consider it myself simply because I have a few rebar handles that are just taking up space, but I'd still need to buy a bunch of stuff to populate it with, and that would cost more than an equivalent SAK, plus time.

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First of all thanks, I'm very proud of my work. It's the first time of my life that I try to do something with my 10 digits.
Regarding the plierless mod there are several reasons
  • Spare parts, since I had to gather 3 LM (Rebar for the head and awl, Wave for the body + tools and Wingman), Gerber Armbar slim and one Chinese mt for the scissors + LM parts from my MeOD mod
  • Time, my father past away last year so I had to spend some time with my mom, so I spend some time in my father's garage to tidy it up and reconnect? :dunno:
  • Customisation, it is way easier to work on a LM than a SAK, my father didn't have anything to really do a custom SAK (but I'm thinking about it, with a mini champ (I love Fit To Survive YT channel)
  • The one hand opening factor
  • Fun, it was a fun project to adapt, grind, fit etc
If you want to see my mods in details I can create a topic with more pics to show you all the grinding work (spoiler alert there is a lot)

See ya and thank you again


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #237 on: November 28, 2022, 07:56:46 PM
The cost per function definitely favors a SAK. But I would argue that a half handle LM is more robust and can handle more demanding work.
I forgot to mention that too in the list of reasons


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Re: Showcase: Mods to plier-based multitools
Reply #238 on: November 29, 2022, 03:11:02 AM
I'm sorry for your loss, but that sounds like a very good way to connect.

You should definitely be proud, and please make a new topic; I love build threads!

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