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What makes the Suspension NXT so much less expensive?

us Offline jgbackes

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I just purchased a Suspension NXT and was wondering why it's so much less expensive than the center-drive? Is it purely the cost of material, made overseas? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Re: What makes the Suspension NXT so much less expensive?
Reply #1 on: August 16, 2023, 07:20:37 PM
I have no clue,  Jeff.
I picked up one back when they were about $20.00 at the Home Depot.  I will note that they're almost twice that now.
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Re: What makes the Suspension NXT so much less expensive?
Reply #2 on: August 16, 2023, 07:31:21 PM
The NXT is made in China.

Also, the changeable carbide cutters.
MTs: Gerber Dime, Gerber Suspension NXT, PLeatherman Wave, Misc China Cheapos

SAKs: Vic Climber, Vic Classic SD, Vic Classic (non-SD), Engraved 3-blade SAK (given to me as a gift)


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Re: What makes the Suspension NXT so much less expensive?
Reply #3 on: August 24, 2023, 03:00:25 AM
Although they might appear similar, they're quite different; Centerdrive is an OTF design, with a OHO blade, centered, OHO bit driver, sprung pliers with replaceable cutters, a pry bar, and saw. The file and the serrated blade are from the MP series.The NXT has a butterfly design with non replacable cutters and non sprung pliers head, THO blade, fixed drivers, no saw, smaller file and a pocket clip. It seems that quality and finish is somewhat better in the Centerdrive series. Both are made in China.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2023, 03:05:36 AM by Juan el Boricua »


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Re: What makes the Suspension NXT so much less expensive?
Reply #4 on: August 24, 2023, 03:33:41 PM
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MTs: Gerber Dime, Gerber Suspension NXT, PLeatherman Wave, Misc China Cheapos

SAKs: Vic Climber, Vic Classic SD, Vic Classic (non-SD), Engraved 3-blade SAK (given to me as a gift)


 

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