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AliExpress Hilarity 2597

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AliExpress Hilarity
« on: May 20, 2020, 01:47:22 PM »
Was scanning aliexpress for any new Chinese multitools that struck my fancy.  (They really have improved, you can get some great tools stuff for $20-$30.  Not better than Leatherman, but also not 4x or 5x worse than Leatherman as price would suggest.  Comparable quality to some SOG and Gerbers...  >:()

Anyways, came across this image on a listing for a Nextool-like multitool, which is actually a great tool!



 :rofl:

Come on China, give your manufacturing a bit more credit than that!

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While I'm here, these tools looked interesting:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000999009846.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.6e423c00j1NxvK&mp=1


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000978991849.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.6e423c00j1NxvK&mp=1


I'll wait for prices to drop a bit.  (Keep in mind MSRP for a piece of smurf like the SOG Power Access Deluxe is $80, down from over $100.)

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 02:40:21 PM »
 :rofl: Even our dull knives cut thru butter  :multi:

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 03:56:30 PM »
:rofl: Even our dull knives cut thru butter  :multi:
They probably cheated and it is margarine...

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 12:18:54 AM »
And let it soften in the sun for a bit  :whistle:

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 01:39:11 AM »
This tool looks similar to the Bilbury multi tool.

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 02:25:16 PM »
The compact version of the Nextool looks interesting, thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 11:46:43 AM »
Thanks for posting this. Those two new ones look really nice! :cheers:
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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 05:44:50 PM »
And let it soften in the sun for a bit  :whistle:

And yet, it only cuts halfway through...

 :facepalm:


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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 11:05:50 AM »
Some more hilarity in the description of that first new tool (it looks larger than the Nextool mini, but I wouldn't have guessed by how much).

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 11:22:40 AM »
Some more hilarity in the description of that first new tool (it looks larger than the Nextool mini, but I wouldn't have guessed by how much).


:sa:
1.1 meters long?!

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 11:30:27 AM »
:sa:
1.1 meters long?!
And that's only the closed length.
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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 11:32:46 AM »
:ahhh

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 01:03:50 PM »
 :rofl: :facepalm:

Paracord and feathersticks are so yesterday, a block of butter is now the new benchmark  :cheers:

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2020, 02:01:00 PM »
This tool looks similar to the Bilbury multi tool.

The blade and plier head are almost certainly exactly the same as the Nextool Flagship Pro (which is a wonderful multitool).  That is what makes me think this is probably a pretty sweet tool.  A bunch of these multitools all come from the same factory and are actually pretty good, under different names.  I've ordered a bunch from AliExpress and are happy with most of them.  Chinese multitools have come a long way.

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2020, 04:05:15 PM »

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2020, 04:05:37 PM »
And that's only the closed length.



 :D :D

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2020, 04:35:55 PM »
anybody got a link to where I can buy the nextool mini?

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2020, 05:07:03 PM »
The link in the first message works for me:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000978991849.html

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2020, 01:24:57 PM »
The link in the first message works for me:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000978991849.html

There's awlso the Flagship Pro, a little bigger version.

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2020, 05:55:49 PM »
Thanks for posting this. I had no idea the Mini Flagship existed. :like:
It only took ten days to arrive. I'll get one more for back-up and maybe a couple for gifts.

It really is tiny. :ahhh
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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2020, 12:41:03 AM »
I ordered one as well.  Also ordered the wave knockoff in the original post, and a backup nextool flagship pro (because I need 2 of everything or more, it's a sickness!)

ReamerPunch, how are you finding the mini so far?

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2020, 06:20:17 AM »
I really like it. It is well made, everything snaps into place, the blade is nicely sharpened, the file works, the scissors are excellent.
I have not tried the openers yet. They seem to be ok.
Very pleased. I'll get a second one too. :facepalm:
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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2020, 01:01:25 PM »
Ordered another Mini. :cheers:
No more in stock. :facepalm: Will wait and get more.

I was thinking about that Wave knock-off, but no seller had reasonably quick and cheap shipping. It was either waiting two months with no tracking, or paying twice what the tool costs for DHL shipping.
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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2020, 02:48:00 PM »
The Mini is more expensive than the medium one. :think:


My Mini came with a shark OPT, but that was supposed to be a gift. Didn't take a picture of it. I'll take a family photo tomorrow.
And some size comparisons with Micra, Squirt, MiniTool.
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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2020, 09:53:50 PM »
I really like it. It is well made, everything snaps into place, the blade is nicely sharpened, the file works, the scissors are excellent.
I have not tried the openers yet. They seem to be ok.
Very pleased. I'll get a second one too. :facepalm:

 :facepalm: :rant:
It did not even survive one week of no use. The little back-spring for the scissors handle just popped off as I was opening the handle. I cannot believe it is already broken. And now to go through customer service. And I have a second one coming.  :facepalm:
« Last Edit: June 06, 2020, 10:45:02 PM by ReamerPunch »

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2020, 01:04:21 AM »
Good grief!

Worried about the one that I have coming.

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2020, 04:52:15 PM »
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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2020, 04:58:17 PM »
:facepalm: :rant:
It did not even survive one week of no use. The little back-spring for the scissors handle just popped off as I was opening the handle. I cannot believe it is already broken. And now to go through customer service. And I have a second one coming.  :facepalm:

That's a bugger !   :o ???   :(

Thank you for being the sacrificial first purchaser.  You saved me (and possibly others) from buying one.   :tu:   :salute:

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Re: AliExpress Hilarity
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2020, 09:28:59 AM »
That's a bugger !   :o ???   :(

Thank you for being the sacrificial first purchaser.  You saved me (and possibly others) from buying one.   :tu:   :salute:

That's a bummer... I didn't read everything and ordered one as well....  :facepalm: So how was your talk with the customer service RP?

 

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