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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #61 on: April 15, 2021, 03:28:33 AM
Funding goal is at 200% after a week. Neat!

also all 10, $1000 slots are gone..who here got one?


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #63 on: April 16, 2021, 02:09:47 AM
That's too rich for my blood, but good for them.

Just imagine if this was leatherman....all the tools for life would be sick..and far cheaper than what I've spent so far lol.


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #66 on: April 24, 2021, 04:48:52 AM
Nice!  :like:





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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #70 on: May 03, 2021, 09:39:59 AM
I like where this is going. :like:


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #71 on: May 03, 2021, 03:23:47 PM
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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #72 on: May 04, 2021, 12:54:13 AM
I like where this is going. :like:
This is only the second time I've participated in a Kickstarter, so I have high hopes.


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #75 on: October 19, 2021, 09:31:40 AM
The thumb holes look a bit large but as long as the tool is used properly, without applying lateral forces, it should be ok.  Thumb studs like on the SOG PowerAssist would work well in-place of thumb holes.

I would really like the option to assemble a fat version which holds all the tools, like a Victorinox SwissChamp. This would require longer pivot bolts/spindles of course.

Does GOAT stand for Greatest Of All Time or Greatest Of All Tools? 

Is it going to be made in the USA? 
« Last Edit: October 19, 2021, 09:54:35 AM by carl »


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #76 on: October 19, 2021, 09:57:26 AM

Does GOAT stand for Greatest Of All Time or Greatest Of All Tools? 

"Gentlemen Of All Trades" according to their website.
We have the tools, we have the talent!


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #77 on: October 27, 2021, 04:55:02 AM
So how does the implement 'lock' work?  It appears to lock automatically when an implement (like a screwdriver) is folded out but how do you release the lock to fold the implement back in?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2021, 05:08:14 AM by carl »


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #78 on: November 15, 2021, 09:16:08 AM
What about tool/implement clumping?  When you pull one tool out, do several come out with it?

A good thing about the user-replaceable tools is that when you bend or damage an implement, you can easily replace it.


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #79 on: November 25, 2021, 10:15:10 AM
So how does the implement 'lock' work?  It appears to lock automatically when an implement (like a screwdriver) is folded out but how do you release the lock to fold the implement back in?

Got the answer on how to unlock an implement to fold it back into the handle.

Answer from owner:  Pressing down on the tools still folded in the handle unlocks the open tool. We will be posting more videos and demos soon!


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #80 on: November 27, 2021, 09:25:59 PM
Got the answer on how to unlock an implement to fold it back into the handle.

Answer from owner:  Pressing down on the tools still folded in the handle unlocks the open tool. We will be posting more videos and demos soon!

 :popcorn: Still waiting for mine to come (like others  :wait: :'( :rofl:)
They don't like it up 'em!


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #81 on: November 28, 2021, 06:46:47 AM
The newer illustrations of the Goat tool on their facebook page shows the implement lock at the end of each handle is a flap of sheet metal which is integral with, or one-piece with, the sheet metal which makes up the handle.  This is very similar to the 'lock' on the early Gerber MTs with OTF plier head.

The flap of sheet metal has a ridge pointing downward so the ridge enters the slot in the implement (each implement has a slot at the pivot hole) and locks.  Each slot has a chamfer at one side - this is to assist the ridge (on the metal flap) in entering the slot consistently.

To unlock the implement, pressing down on the tools still folded in the handle will unlock the one locked implement. This occurs because the still-folded implements have their individual slots in the upward direction.  Pressing down on the still-folded implements will cause these implements to be pushed passed the center pivot (as the pivot pin slides up the slots) and starts to push against the flap lock.  As pressure is applied, the flap lock will be pushed by the still-folded implements to the point where the ridge on the flap which locks the implement will become disengaged from the locked implement's slot, thus unlocking the implement.     

This is a unique locking mechanism and I hope it works well.  I also hope that, as we use the implement, we won't accidentally press on top of the still-folded implements as we hold the MT in hand, thus accidentally unlocking the locked implement.   
 
« Last Edit: November 28, 2021, 06:52:51 AM by carl »


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #82 on: November 28, 2021, 07:00:30 AM
The implement lock as described above, tells us this MT will have some clumping.  As we try to open one implement, other implements will come with it.  This is confirmed by the fact that all of the short implements have their fingernail knick in-line with each other, thus making it impossible not to pull out several implements at once. 

This is no big deal as Otherman has clumping, Gerber has clumping, SOG has clumping, etc.  The only MT which doesn't clump is Swisstool which has a laser-cut leaf spring for each individual implement.  This Swisstool non-clumping spring also makes it harder on fingernails because the spring exerts a small force on each implement to keep it closed until you intentionally overcome that force with your fingernail to open the desired implement.


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #83 on: November 28, 2021, 11:48:16 AM
Some design changes I would like to see are:

1)  As is currently, the lever used to remove an implement sits at the outermost position of the handle.  This means your thumb has to reach past it in order to reach the thumb hole.  I would like to see this lever moved to the middle of the implement stack so the outermost tool, usually one of the main blades, can be placed in  the outermost position and make the thumb reach a bit shorter and easier to get to the thumb hole.

2)  With the change above in (1), now the use of thumb studs instead of thumb holes can be done.  As is now, thumb studs cannot be used on the main blades because the lever to remove the implements would not be able to swing past the stud.

3)  With the use of thumb studs, the cutouts on the sides of the handles would be much smaller, making them stronger and less likely to flex in twisting when using the bit driver.

4)  A sheet metal flap at the ends of the handles are used as the locking mechanism for the implements.  This flap has a downward bend to apply pressure to the implements to lock them in place.  However, using this flap to apply locking pressure is a rather imprecise method of applying locking pressure because the pressure is produced by bending the flap slightly and relying on the tensile strength of the sheet metal itself rather than using a dedicated spring.  With repeated bending of this sheet metal flap, this may cause gradual loss of pressure and loosening of the locking feature with repeated use as the tensile strength of the sheet metal may decrease with repeated use.  Or the flap may take on a slight permanent bend/deformation and this will result in loss of locking pressure on the implements.  Or, if the sheet metal flap isn't bent downward enough during the manufacturing process, this will result in the locking feature not operating properly.

5)  I would like to see a wider version which allows for 4mm of width at all four outside tool positions on all four sides of the handles.  This will allow for 8 extra long 2mm thick implements on the outermost sides of the handles instead of just 4 extra long implements.  Also, this will provide the handles with the capacity to have a 4mm thick extra long tool like a medium Phillips driver with a long neck.
         


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #84 on: December 11, 2021, 07:54:26 AM
Latest updates:  New scissors design..      Latest shipping update is somewhere between 4/2022 and 6/2022.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/goat-modular-multi-tool#/updates/all


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #85 on: December 11, 2021, 02:00:15 PM
Latest updates:  New scissors design..      Latest shipping update is somewhere between 4/2022 and 6/2022.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/goat-modular-multi-tool#/updates/all

Looks like I might get mine for my birthday in August  :whistle: :rofl:
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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #86 on: February 08, 2022, 11:55:32 AM
Here is a video on the capabilities of the newly redesigned scissors on the newest prototype:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5v9-pmdxII&t=5s

Its looking good!!


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #87 on: February 08, 2022, 11:58:09 AM
Here is a video on the capabilities of the replaceable wire-cutters on the newest prototype:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDhCfH-BpWs

Looking good with what appears to be spring-loaded pliers!


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #88 on: February 23, 2022, 07:19:44 AM
The Goat Tool is looking really good!  Swapping out individual implements looks easy and solidly designed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YduX-79wpI


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Re: GOAT Tools
Reply #89 on: February 23, 2022, 06:30:45 PM
The Goat Tool is looking really good!  Swapping out individual implements looks easy and solidly designed.


Thank you! It's been quite the journey but we are very excited to show this off.
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