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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #420 on: May 31, 2023, 05:22:18 PM
     I ordered my when they first became available for 79.95 plus shipping. The price has since gone up to 89.95 US dollars so not too terrible of a markup. I have carried it with the clip in my front jeans pocket as well as in an older style nylon sheath on my belt with the clip removed. That is how I am carrying right now as I post this reply. Hope that it serves you well and you enjoy it as much as I have. For me it is as close to the perfect tool out of the box that I have owned from Leatherman.


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #421 on: June 02, 2023, 12:12:54 PM
G'Day,

I'm part of this group too. My Curl arrived this morning which gave me a bit of time to explore the tool. I was a little disappointed at first, taking it out the box. The blade was really hard to deploy and the pliers is tight. The inner tools have a good tension, but the are really hard to deploy in comparison with a Charge. This must be due to the retaining mechanism in the back. The blade was not that sharp either with a lot of visible grind marks.

So out came the wrenches and oil. The blade is now better, but still not as easy to deploy as my Charge. It has been sharpened and destroyed the chorizo for dinner. The scissors worked well on some new socks I had to open and cut the little plastic things that hold them together. I removed the clip, but don't like the holes so back on it went. I'm a lefty so I'll see in the next few days how I'll go with the clip.

I want to see in which leather pouch it will fit, I'm not a fan of the nylon.

Cheers, Pete

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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #422 on: June 02, 2023, 01:15:50 PM
This weekend I may try and take the blade side pivot apart and see if I can remedy the problem. My blade out of the box was so tight it was a two handed blade. Lots of oil and cycling has helped but it's still not like my waves/charges.

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Reply #423 on: June 02, 2023, 01:50:22 PM
This weekend I may try and take the blade side pivot apart and see if I can remedy the problem. My blade out of the box was so tight it was a two handed blade. Lots of oil and cycling has helped but it's still not like my waves/charges.

So I'm not alone...

Let us know if you find anything interesting. As far as I can see, the same bronze washer sits next to the blade. Maybe the pivot bolt is making the difference?

Pete


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #424 on: June 03, 2023, 12:39:25 AM
Maybe, I'll disassemble and check it out. Maybe it's just overly tightened

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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #425 on: June 03, 2023, 03:08:38 AM
Problem solved, loosen the pivot some.  https://youtube.com/shorts/VisgTh8HVbo?feature=share

Blade has some very slight play back and forth but not enough to matter.

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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #426 on: June 03, 2023, 03:36:30 AM
David already answered but I always tension any brand new tool I get right out of the box :salute:

The majority of the time they are overtightened on purpose to wear in over time but I don't like that  :whistle: and always loosen them a bit :D

Very rare but I have had maybe 1 or 2 at the most that were looser than they should have been :ahhh in those cases I tighten them to my liking :tu:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #427 on: June 03, 2023, 04:13:42 AM
Anyone know of a good set of bits that fit LM tools? The security torx bits I have I guess are not the best. Did the job but probably need better quality ones.

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Reply #428 on: June 03, 2023, 04:44:00 AM
I finally broke down and bought a couple sets of Klein electronic bit sets from Home Depot :salute: kinda pricey though :ahhh but they work well and I haven't had any problems with the bits breaking :cheers:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #429 on: June 21, 2023, 04:16:36 PM


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #430 on: June 22, 2023, 02:32:46 AM
 :like: :tu:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #431 on: June 22, 2023, 11:28:19 AM
Thanks Adam :hatsoff:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #432 on: June 23, 2023, 06:48:12 PM
I finally broke down and bought a couple sets of Klein electronic bit sets from Home Depot :salute: kinda pricey though :ahhh but they work well and I haven't had any problems with the bits breaking :cheers:

They fit in the rectangular bit holder?

I have to say that I like the Curl but I am not really impressed by the bit holder itself and the proprietary Leatherman bits seem to be pretty soft...


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Reply #433 on: June 24, 2023, 12:38:49 AM
They actually came with a small bit holder driver in each kit :cheers:

I have really never had problems with the LM bit driver or the flat bits myself and I have been using them for years :salute:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #435 on: June 24, 2023, 05:35:14 PM
Thanks Rich :hatsoff:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #436 on: June 25, 2023, 05:49:48 AM
They actually came with a small bit holder driver in each kit :cheers:

I have really never had problems with the LM bit driver or the flat bits myself and I have been using them for years :salute:

I’ll have to keep an eye out for this set and whatever holder comes with it. I do a lot of stuff with electronics so I could probably get some use out of a bit set like that.

I would be less concerned about the durability of the Leatherman bits if they were more available!


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #437 on: June 25, 2023, 03:58:08 PM
I do get that about the LM bits :ahhh wished I could pick them up at regular stores instead or having to order them :facepalm:

I got the Klein sets at Home Depot  :salute:

This pic will give you an idea what to look for and expect :salute:

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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #438 on: June 25, 2023, 07:06:46 PM
I’ve seen that set before! But I had no idea it could work with the Leatherman bit driver somehow…


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #439 on: June 25, 2023, 07:19:59 PM
It doesn't work with the LM bit driver. I was answering David Bowen in this post :cheers:

 
Anyone know of a good set of bits that fit LM tools? The security torx bits I have I guess are not the best. Did the job but probably need better quality ones.

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He was wanting to know about tools for maintenance on the LM tools themselves  :salute: Sorry for the confusion :ahhh :oops:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #440 on: June 25, 2023, 09:16:09 PM
It doesn't work with the LM bit driver. I was answering David Bowen in this post :cheers:

 
He was wanting to know about tools for maintenance on the LM tools themselves  :salute: Sorry for the confusion :ahhh :oops:

Oh yeah, I was confused! No worries though.

I’m always running into odd screw heads though, so I still might pick one of those sets up some time. I have something similar but with less variety in the set.



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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #441 on: June 25, 2023, 11:16:26 PM
My Curl mod on the left 🥰




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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #442 on: June 26, 2023, 01:33:00 AM
So you finished it?!? :ahhh Congratulations  :woohoo:

Great pic as well 8) :like:


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Reply #443 on: June 26, 2023, 02:00:54 AM
So you finished it?!? :ahhh Congratulations  :woohoo:

Great pic as well 8) :like:

Thanks!   :hatsoff:   I still have one more mod I want to do... that's my next project.


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Reply #444 on: June 26, 2023, 02:01:37 AM
Pics :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :pok:

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Reply #445 on: July 24, 2023, 02:17:10 AM
So after a year and a half delay on finishing my Curl mod, I finally found the time to finish.  I wanted to put a utility blade holder in place of the file since I break down so many boxes.  I had all of the parts and equipment lined up - I just needed a lot of time for patient grinding... and after hours of careful grinding, my plan failed.  :rant:  I couldn't get the utility blade to seat low enough or secure enough where I felt it would be safe to carry.  After much internal debate, I decided there is no way I can make a utility blade mod safe, so I threw in the towel.  I did, however, replace the Curl pliers with Rebar pliers for the sweet replaceable wire cutters.  :tu:

So here it is in its final (?) form.  It's a Curl +

154CM Blade
small bit driver (removed scissors)
replaceable wire cutters (Rebar pliers)




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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #446 on: July 24, 2023, 03:12:09 AM
Congrats, Rich :woohoo: looks great  :tu: :like: :like:


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Reply #447 on: July 24, 2023, 04:48:03 AM
Thank you  :hatsoff:


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Reply #448 on: July 24, 2023, 08:28:21 AM
Very nice, Rich :drool:  :like:


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Reply #449 on: July 24, 2023, 04:49:32 PM
Thank you  :hatsoff:


 

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