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Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs 2118

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2018, 08:28:33 PM »
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2018, 08:32:14 PM »
Thanks  :cheers:
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2018, 08:48:25 PM »
Very Nice, CeHo! I have never seen a Winchester branded MM BluntNose. :o
Congrats on that one. :cheers:

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2018, 09:02:59 PM »
Many thanks  :tu:

But your MM-collection is amazing  :like:
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2018, 11:44:27 PM »
Many thanks  :tu:

But your MM-collection is amazing  :like:
:cheers:

And thank you, CeHo! :)
I have now gotten to the point that I think the U.S. Kutmaster MTs are a bit better than the newer China Kutmaster MTs. The newer ones do have a few extra functions, but they have left behind the slim, heavy duty essence of the original. The newer ones are o.k, but not true to the original.
The older thick lock tab on the plier handle is a far superior lock to the newer sheet metal lid tab that the new ones lock with.

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2018, 11:52:14 PM »
Many thanks  :tu:

But your MM-collection is amazing  :like:
:cheers:

And thank you, CeHo! :)
I have now gotten to the point that I think the U.S. Kutmaster MTs are a bit better than the newer China Kutmaster MTs. The newer ones do have a few extra functions, but they have left behind the slim, heavy duty essence of the original. The newer ones are o.k, but not true to the original.
The older thick lock tab on the plier handle is a far superior lock to the newer sheet metal lid tab that the new ones lock with.

Thanks for the information. I will keep that in mint for next week - maybe my MM is then no longer alone  :)

There are some tools which are important for a generalist collection - the MM is in my opinion one of them  :tu:
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2018, 03:23:36 AM »
 :cheers:

Good luck on getting the other MM, CeHo! :multi:

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2018, 07:35:34 AM »
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2018, 11:41:59 PM »
It’s on the way  :tu:
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2018, 05:36:16 AM »
 :woohoo:

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2018, 11:13:13 AM »
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2018, 03:26:32 PM »
Most excellent tool, CeHo! I'm glad you found one with the box. I figured the boxes looked like that, but wasn't sure. How do you like the jaw opening on that MM BN?  :)

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2018, 03:41:07 PM »
Thank  :tu:

I like the jaw opening. I like the tool a lot - including the color combination of the sheath and the box.
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2018, 03:45:04 PM »
Ahhh. Back when Kutmaster had some QC and nice designs for their sheaths. The newest sheath for an MM I have is plain black and made like a $10 MT sheath. :facepalm:

The colors are awesome.  :)

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2019, 11:24:29 PM »
Finally found a good deal on an older KutMaster 2pc BN jaw MultiMaster. :woohoo:











Older  2pc BN, Older 2pc NN, Newer NN, and Newer BN.


And of course, if anyone is interested, here is the listing I bought to see how rough the tool was.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Multimaster-Tool-by-Kutmaster-/254169221085?txnId=2479641038015
You can see I did quite a bit of restoration on the tool. But, after all the work, it looks brand new. Ready for the collection. :)


« Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 11:32:38 PM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2019, 01:43:09 AM »
Way to go Gman!

Barry
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2019, 03:42:38 AM »

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2019, 04:06:05 AM »
Finally found a good deal on an older KutMaster 2pc BN jaw MultiMaster. :woohoo:

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Older  2pc BN, Older 2pc NN, Newer NN, and Newer BN.
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And of course, if anyone is interested, here is the listing I bought to see how rough the tool was.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Multimaster-Tool-by-Kutmaster-/254169221085?txnId=2479641038015
You can see I did quite a bit of restoration on the tool. But, after all the work, it looks brand new. Ready for the collection. :)

Very nice!

I also like the logo on that version of the sheath.
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2019, 05:03:15 AM »
Very nice!

I also like the logo on that version of the sheath.
Thank you, WoodsDuck! :cheers:

 :iagree: It is my favorite of the MM sheaths. The newest versions have nothing on the sheath, which is kind of sad really.  :facepalm:

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2019, 05:57:03 AM »
The sheaths had not been covered yet in this particular thread.  :ahhh

So, I am sure that the 3 MultiMaster sheaths I have pictured aren't all of the variations, but it is what I have at the moment.

KutMaster MultiMaster Sheaths.

Left to right: Early version, intermediate productions version(one of them anyway), and Latest version.
Accessories shown are what came with the tools, except the early version(which originally came with more double-ended bits).









KutMaster WrenchHead and Team RealTree sheaths.
Accessories shown are what came with the tools.








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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2019, 12:08:30 PM »
That's so beautiful. :cheers:
And nice work too! :salute:
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2019, 04:33:50 PM »
That's so beautiful. :cheers:
And nice work too! :salute:
Many thanks, RP! :cheers:

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2019, 07:13:31 PM »
I might have to find an original multi master. It looks like a much better tool than my Wrench Head.

Charles.
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2019, 09:17:11 PM »
I might have to find an original multi master. It looks like a much better tool than my Wrench Head.

Charles.

The MMs are definitely better IMO. Not as many functions, but what it does, it does well. The cutters are the only thing I think aren't good. They cut much much better than the Wrench Head(18-2 wire can be cut), but not like some modern MTs. The older 2pc jaws come apart, so some manipulation of geometry could help with that.

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2019, 04:38:38 AM »
Yeah, my Wrench Head is abysmal at cutting wire. But, I don't care about romex, I care only about stranded wire. Speaker wire, motorcycle wiring harness wire, etc. Anything can cut romex, but stranded is where it's at.

That said, this would just be for a pair of pliers to replace the cheap garbage pliers that come in a standard motorcycle tool kit. I thought the Wrench Head could do that duty, and thought the tools were a good fit - spark plug gauge and t-handle driver... but... it just sucks as a pair of pliers. Even the Winchester version just sucks. :/

Might abandon the idea altogether and just put a Gerber MP600 in there and call it done.

Charles.
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2019, 05:00:17 AM »
The sheaths had not been covered yet in this particular thread.  :ahhh

So, I am sure that the 3 MultiMaster sheaths I have pictured aren't all of the variations, but it is what I have at the moment.

KutMaster MultiMaster Sheaths.

Left to right: Early version, intermediate productions version(one of them anyway), and Latest version.
Accessories shown are what came with the tools, except the early version(which originally came with more double-ended bits).

(Image removed from quote.)

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KutMaster WrenchHead and Team RealTree sheaths.
Accessories shown are what came with the tools.

(Image removed from quote.)

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Very cool! Thanks for showing  :like:
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2019, 05:50:54 AM »
Yeah, my Wrench Head is abysmal at cutting wire. But, I don't care about romex, I care only about stranded wire. Speaker wire, motorcycle wiring harness wire, etc. Anything can cut romex, but stranded is where it's at.

That said, this would just be for a pair of pliers to replace the cheap garbage pliers that come in a standard motorcycle tool kit. I thought the Wrench Head could do that duty, and thought the tools were a good fit - spark plug gauge and t-handle driver... but... it just sucks as a pair of pliers. Even the Winchester version just sucks. :/

Might abandon the idea altogether and just put a Gerber MP600 in there and call it done.

Charles.
Good thing I don't use romex for MT wire cutting tests. I tend to agree thicker solid core wire is just too easy to cut with bad cutters. :D :iagree:
I was/am a vintage/antique lighting repair specialist, so the 18-2 I usually write about it stranded copper lamp wire.  :)

Very cool! Thanks for showing  :like:
You're welcome, my friend! And thank you. :cheers:
« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 06:03:03 AM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2019, 04:43:44 AM »
And the blade is stamped on the older version "Kutmaster USA". Really cool. Kutmaster, like Bear, I feel would really have a nice tool if they just put more effort into them.  My problems with them are largely steel type: it may have something to do with mine being overruns/seconds, but the cutters on both of the users of mine got dinged cutting hard wire types I regularly cut with Leathermans (both with regular and replaceable cutters); and a saw that is designed as a jack of all trades, but cuts nothing well.  I feel that if Kutmaster made some small design tweaks, and chose better materials, it would be a winner.  The basic design of the tool is one of the oldest on the market (Kutmaster was the first cutlery maker to compete with LM), but in my mind, it ain't broke, just needs a little work. Tough pliers, a great bit driver, pliers handle that makes a great hammer, and use of common hardware (No. 2 Phillips throughout, versus tiny Torx screws)  throughout is what I like best about the design.

I guess they make enough money making flatware and doing contract work; it isn't anywhere close to their priorities to improve an ancient design only us nuts here even really care about or are familiar with. 
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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #58 on: July 17, 2019, 05:18:03 AM »
Great thoughts and observations, Cody! :like:

It is definitely one of the older designs that could be made more relevant with just some minor alterations.
My favorite thing about it is the slot lock(not the sheet metal one on the Wrench Head and Realtree). Even if it were to slip out, the handle still keeps the implements from getting a finger.

Kutmaster could do well with a MultiMaster+(one with the revisions you mentioned). :)


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Re: Kutmaster Club - Fixed Plier MTs
« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2019, 12:38:25 AM »
Great information here...didn’t even know KUTMASTER did a MT  :facepalm:

 

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