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us Offline gerleatherberman

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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #30 on: January 20, 2019, 03:32:29 PM
Thank you, gregozedobe! :cheers:
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #31 on: February 04, 2019, 09:40:10 AM
Just itching for something to do over the weekend.. A little more centered and teeny bit longer than the CD.. :P





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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #32 on: February 04, 2019, 10:25:06 AM
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Is it a reversible mod? That sure brings the  old 800 into the 2010s in function. :)
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #33 on: February 04, 2019, 10:56:47 AM
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Is it a reversible mod? That sure brings the  old 800 into the 2010s in function. :)

Not quite reversible.. I had to shave off material from the plier's side for the extender to recess properly.. If there's just one section of the extender, there's no need to touch on the pliers but hey.. Where's the fun in that.. I think I got this beautiful 800 for about $15.. With some broken parts..but mostly usable. So it's a good beater to do mod on.  :)


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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #34 on: February 04, 2019, 01:02:44 PM
Cool. Another tool saved from the dump! :like:
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #35 on: February 04, 2019, 01:42:38 PM
Cool. Another tool saved from the dump! :like:

Yeah most importantly the pliers is still in good shape and the locks are in good working order. It's comes with a different kind of carbide cutter though. The type that have a angle grounded on the cutting edge. Not sure if it's the older type.. Dun see it anymore.  :cheers:


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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #36 on: February 04, 2019, 02:45:37 PM
The 800, you did the bit extension mod on, is an older version, since it has the Gator grip inserts. Later versions had flush rubber grip inserts. The build quality is also a bit better on the early ones. :)
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #37 on: February 04, 2019, 03:10:17 PM
The 800, you did the bit extension mod on, is an older version, since it has the Gator grip inserts. Later versions had flush rubber grip inserts. The build quality is also a bit better on the early ones. :)

 :cheers: Good to know! Sigh.. Those were the days..


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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #38 on: February 05, 2019, 05:35:38 PM
The 800, you did the bit extension mod on, is an older version, since it has the Gator grip inserts. Later versions had flush rubber grip inserts. The build quality is also a bit better on the early ones. :)

 :cheers: Good to know! Sigh.. Those were the days..

not that the inserts where super durable though   :facepalm:



but I agree, old tools is where it's at (below, my 4 first Gerber tools and my first Gerber knife)!  :cheers: Great mod Sam!! :hatsoff:

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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #39 on: February 05, 2019, 06:55:16 PM
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Awesome assortment there, TP!  In April I'll try carrying the 800 for a while. :woohoo:


The second photo, where the grips are still there,  are the later rubber inserts. The Gator Grip inserts protrude from the grip cavities. And the early 700s have USA cast into the pliers.
Nice photos. :drool:
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #40 on: February 05, 2019, 07:29:46 PM
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Awesome assortment there, TP!  In April I'll try carrying the 800 for a while. :woohoo:


The second photo, where the grips are still there,  are the later rubber inserts. The Gator Grip inserts protrude from the grip cavities. And the early 700s have USA cast into the pliers.
Nice photos. :drool:
:iagree: nice choice of tools. But Where's the rest of them?  :pok:

I have 2 types of cutters. The one on the left is grounded much steeper and it cuts much better. The right one is the common one now...
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #41 on: February 05, 2019, 08:31:38 PM
:iagree: nice choice of tools. But Where's the rest of them?  :pok:

I have 2 types of cutters. The one on the left is grounded much steeper and it cuts much better. The right one is the common one now...
Thanks, Sam! :cheers:
You know. That's a good question. I'll go get some 700s out and photo the cutters.
Edit: I recently made a video showing the replaceable cutters working quite well. But, I should see which version cutters it had.
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #42 on: February 05, 2019, 09:01:48 PM
Those must be from a different manufacturer than the cutters in my 700s. :dunno:
Early 700.

Later 700.

T3 700 just for fun. :)


Glad I took the pics, because the T3 700 has some storage surface rust starting in the pliers(probably from being in a blister pack for 16 years). Went ahead and took care of it with a rust removal cleaning and oil coat.
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #43 on: July 28, 2019, 07:58:34 PM
Thread revive!

Added a new blade for the powerhouse.  :viking:
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #44 on: July 28, 2019, 10:04:11 PM
I bought an MP800 a while ago.  I don't carry it mainly due to its weight.

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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #45 on: October 12, 2019, 06:15:57 AM
Am expecting delivery of an MP700 next week, in good shape by the pics.

An early review said the tweezers felt unbalanced in a full-sized MT (probably butchering the paraphrase). I'm going to assume they were being used in the open/locked pos and see if using them in half-open position with the main body enclosed in my palm works. Wasn't aware of the 700 while I had my 800, and tweezers were one reason I also edc'd a Micra at the same time.

Having said the bit about wanting tweezers, I did find the remgrit blade on the 800 I had at the time (let alone the flat screwdriver) indispensable for making a radiator hose splice with pvc in the desert. Twice. On the same day.... And the 700 doesn't have one.

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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #46 on: August 17, 2021, 05:37:50 AM
I am relatively new to the forum (as a poster) but have lurked in the shadows for a while.  I recently picked up an MP700 and love the tool so much I am in the process of swapping in some parts from an NXT.  While in the process, I asked my Dad to clean up the knife tip at his knife shop (barely chipped from being used as a screwdriver). He did a good job on the blade but thought he would polish the tool a bit for me and inadvertently polished the rubber on the locking mechanism down to nothing on one of the locks. I was wondering if anyone here might have a spare "lock" with the rubber intact?

Apologies in advance if this is not the correct forum!  Thanks!
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #47 on: August 19, 2021, 09:53:46 PM
I finished swapping in the tools from the NXT and am really pleased. It took a little grinding for the phillips bit and I had to remove a little metal on the "stop" for the plier head.

I liked the NXT but the splay was just too large for me. I really like the feel and utility of this guy now!
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #48 on: August 23, 2021, 05:49:53 AM
I like that!  Yeah, my comment on the 700 & 800 is that the toolset felt underwhelming.

Here’s my pair.  They’re just stuck inside what was supposed the be overnight bags with some clothes. The kids were actually using the blue one (before the pandemic hit) as a “Lego removal tool”.  I do love the saw holder.  I got lucky and got a good saw blade on it that keeps it in rotation in garden duty.


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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #49 on: August 23, 2021, 06:46:13 AM
I finished swapping in the tools from the NXT and am really pleased. It took a little grinding for the phillips bit and I had to remove a little metal on the "stop" for the plier head.

I liked the NXT but the splay was just too large for me. I really like the feel and utility of this guy now!

Nice! Your tool selection's interesting. The addition of the clip's cool, too. I think it was a Sam Lin  post where I learned you could so this kind of swap. Here's mine, posted eslwhere:
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #50 on: August 23, 2021, 07:44:17 AM
Nice! Your tool selection's interesting. The addition of the clip's cool, too. I think it was a Sam Lin  post where I learned you could so this kind of swap. Here's mine, posted eslwhere:

I like the tool set! Was it a direct swap or did you have to file down anything or adjust locks or pivots?


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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #51 on: August 23, 2021, 04:23:20 PM
I like the tool set! Was it a direct swap or did you have to file down anything or adjust locks or pivots?
Thanks! I had to remove material from the phillips only, none anywhere else. I would guess Vjdotson's tool selection and/or placement forced the work on his pliers stop. Factory/original tool widths at pivot were easy to understand and combine or move around, no modification needed or wanted. No change in total number of shims/washers, I believe, it's been a while. A direct swap, I'd say. The tool selection ultimately dictated where they had to go in the handles. Access was affected.  :cheers:
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #52 on: August 24, 2021, 11:20:21 PM
I like that!  Yeah, my comment on the 700 & 800 is that the toolset felt underwhelming.

Here’s my pair.  They’re just stuck inside what was supposed the be overnight bags with some clothes. The kids were actually using the blue one (before the pandemic hit) as a “Lego removal tool”.  I do love the saw holder.  I got lucky and got a good saw blade on it that keeps it in rotation in garden duty.
Yeah, I totally agree. I like the blue handles!


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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #53 on: August 24, 2021, 11:25:55 PM
Thanks! I had to remove material from the phillips only, none anywhere else. I would guess Vjdotson's tool selection and/or placement forced the work on his pliers stop. Factory/original tool widths at pivot were easy to understand and combine or move around, no modification needed or wanted. No change in total number of shims/washers, I believe, it's been a while. A direct swap, I'd say. The tool selection ultimately dictated where they had to go in the handles. Access was affected.  :cheers:
Correct!  My tool selection is evolving, those were the available options when I put it back together. Today I pickled up some used multi-tools (a Suspension, a stainless "Westward" tool made by Grainger (discontinued), and a Victorinox Swiss Tool).  I plan to retool the MP700 and my old Mr. Pinchy tonight with some of the "new" items in these. Can't decide what to do with the Victorinox tool though. I like other Victorinox products and while this tool is well made, I just don't think I like it that much. Stay tuned for more pics!


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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #54 on: August 25, 2021, 06:05:28 PM
Correct!  My tool selection is evolving, those were the available options when I put it back together. Today I pickled up some used multi-tools (a Suspension, a stainless "Westward" tool made by Grainger (discontinued), and a Victorinox Swiss Tool).  I plan to retool the MP700 and my old Mr. Pinchy tonight with some of the "new" items in these. Can't decide what to do with the Victorinox tool though. I like other Victorinox products and while this tool is well made, I just don't think I like it that much. Stay tuned for more pics!
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #55 on: August 26, 2021, 08:15:30 PM
Thank you littlemachineshop.com!  These are awesome!
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Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Reply #56 on: September 21, 2021, 06:32:38 PM
I found an MP700 on eBay and picked it up for the spare/replacement parts I need for my Urban Legend. I have a lot of leftover items if anyone needs anything. Feel free to PM me!


 

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