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Re: Charge saws
Reply #120 on: November 12, 2010, 01:54:44 AM
I don't usually join in with Leatherman's giveaways, or anyone else's really.  I would hate for anyone to think any manufacturer was officially endorsing a bunch of yahoos like us, and you know how rumors get started....

Anyways, yes, we are working on them, and as soon as I have anything to report, I will report it.  Until then, I've not got a lot to say about it unfortunately.  We are at the same impasse we have been at for a while on them.

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Re: Charge saws
Reply #121 on: November 12, 2010, 02:10:12 AM
I went an snipped that remark like a


Was a bad smurf, I edited out that thing and changed message slightly more to what I was referring to. I know, am in the doghouse for doing that.
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #122 on: November 12, 2010, 02:18:22 AM
No problem- I just like to take the opportunity every now and then to remind everyone that we are an independent organization, and because of that I don't enter contests because you never know how the masses may interpret something, regardless of how above board it may be.  :D

As for re-posting our videos, pictures etc, well, they are out there on the Web, so by all means, use them wherever you like. 

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Reply #123 on: November 17, 2010, 07:29:59 AM
Say, you experts over here making and using saw attachments, have to ask: Have you ever damaged the end of your Charge/Wave/Surge by using a saw blade there?

I'm staring at the metal and looks to me the blade metal would break way before damaging the Leatherman, and that bolt that holds the drivers in is solid - never seen nor heard of anyone breaking that.
There's some debate over on the Leatherman FB page that a few are thinking making an attachment there is going to damage the tool and void the warranty.
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Myself I would think extending the tabs just a bit longer would cause less wobble/slop, but that's just a minor observation.


Heard y'all say that Leatherman's developers were looking at them saw attachments. Did they ever comment anything about them, or anything negative?  Did Leatherman make any official post saying that by using the saws or any attachment there past their accessories woudl void the warranty?
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #124 on: November 17, 2010, 10:10:08 PM
Don't know about the warranty part :think: but my saw blade locks in very tight and allows for hardly any play at all so it doesn't seem to be affecting my Wave at all :tu:


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Re: Charge saws
Reply #125 on: November 18, 2010, 07:45:45 AM
Couple of us have noticed a lot more play in the pocket clip and lanyard attachment on the Surge. Would that also affect using saws on the Surge, if someone wanted to go that way to avoid blade exchanger issues?

Seems the blade exchanger is a bit too thick and people have had to cut the end of a t-base off to use as a shim in order to use that as a saw attachment. Unsure of the Super Tool 300 EOD has the same issue with its blade exchanger or not. Anyone have one yet?

Wonder if by extending the tabs down another half of an inch, would that provide better stability on Surge ends?
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #126 on: December 06, 2010, 09:50:00 AM
2nd try on a Charge saw. The 1st one wobbled too much and wasn't staying engaged. This second version was more tighter and held in better in use.


Extended the bottom tab in further which kept the blade from wobbling so much during use. Also, this design also works well with the Surge, barely any wobble up and down.
Anyone have a close-up shot of theirs to compare with?


Still need to shorten it to fit in the sheath for EDC.

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Re: Charge saws
Reply #127 on: December 06, 2010, 11:33:38 AM
Now that is a SAW  8) 8) 8).

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Re: Charge saws
Reply #128 on: December 12, 2010, 08:27:44 PM
Hoping it warms up just a tad more. Studied the thread in a more relaxed mode, and seems maybe keeping the saw blade the way J-Sews did is would be better in that the closed handle supports the saw blade from wobble.

Need to shorten this Sawsall blade anyhow (so it can fit in the sheath for EDC) and have enough Dremel sanding drums to work that shoulder curve.

Wished I could get a set, or a few, from J-Sews.  :D
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #129 on: December 12, 2010, 10:09:49 PM
Hoping it warms up just a tad more. Studied the thread in a more relaxed mode, and seems maybe keeping the saw blade the way J-Sews did is would be better in that the closed handle supports the saw blade from wobble.

Need to shorten this Sawsall blade anyhow (so it can fit in the sheath for EDC) and have enough Dremel sanding drums to work that shoulder curve.

Wished I could get a set, or a few, from J-Sews:D

The guy can be a real scrooge, but I'll talk to him and see what he says. ;)
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #130 on: December 12, 2010, 11:07:09 PM
J-sews may seem like a scrouge but on the inside he is a softy.:)


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Re: Charge saws
Reply #131 on: December 12, 2010, 11:18:12 PM
I'll have a charge coming this week and I can't wait. J, any chance of any more saws being produced? It seems like a tremendous addition to the tool.
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #132 on: December 13, 2010, 12:25:56 AM
The fiberglass wheel took a beating this morning and dern if I didn't muck it up. Now have a 3 incher sawsall, and it fit great - till I cleaned up the sharp edges. Slight amount of play, nothing major. Perhaps seeing someone else's work will give me a clue.

The very first one I did was the best, yet it was 2 inches too long. Should of just cut the other end off.  :cry:

Think the problem I'm having (besides adequate lighting) is the shoulder where the blade slides under the ruler edge, that L can't get square enough and that's the wobble.
Should of done like I did last week, left this tab longer - keeping it squared & uniform.
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #133 on: December 13, 2010, 01:00:47 AM
I'll have a charge coming this week and I can't wait. J, any chance of any more saws being produced? It seems like a tremendous addition to the tool.


Yup, I'll be making more soon  :)
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #134 on: December 13, 2010, 01:02:45 AM
I'll have a charge coming this week and I can't wait. J, any chance of any more saws being produced? It seems like a tremendous addition to the tool.


Yup, I'll be making more soon  :)

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Re: Charge saws
Reply #135 on: December 13, 2010, 01:49:10 AM
Now I'm even more excited to get my Charge.

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Re: Charge saws
Reply #136 on: December 19, 2010, 06:34:49 AM
BOB! WOW!! Just got your saw in today and it fits like a glove. I bow to your skill superiority!
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #137 on: December 19, 2010, 07:36:56 AM
I made the one in my avatar a few days ago.  $2 saw blade + dremel + cutting wheel + chainsaw sharpener = cheap and cheerful fun.  Works pretty well, too.  The solid side panels on the Charge might be sturdier in the long run than my Wave, though.

How did you use the Chainsaw Sharpener to cut yours, SlackOne?
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #138 on: December 19, 2010, 05:12:35 PM
BOB! WOW!! Just got your saw in today and it fits like a glove. I bow to your skill superiority! (Image removed from quote.)

Glad it arrived safely James! :)

Now go try it out on something! :pok: :D
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #139 on: December 19, 2010, 07:33:56 PM
Can't believe I didn't find this thread ealier... going to have to dig out the dremel.


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Re: Charge saws
Reply #140 on: December 24, 2010, 03:52:30 AM
J-sews, how can I get one of these saws, to give it a try on a Wave?
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Reply #141 on: December 24, 2010, 03:58:14 AM
J-sews, how can I get one of these saws, to give it a try on a Wave?

I've none left right now, but I'll be making some more of them soon. :)
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #142 on: December 24, 2010, 06:30:54 AM
I'll pationlly wait.  :tu:
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #143 on: December 24, 2010, 11:19:36 AM
I made the one in my avatar a few days ago.  $2 saw blade + dremel + cutting wheel + chainsaw sharpener = cheap and cheerful fun.  Works pretty well, too.  The solid side panels on the Charge might be sturdier in the long run than my Wave, though.

How did you use the Chainsaw Sharpener to cut yours, SlackOne?

The chainsaw sharpener was one of the Dremel grinding bits I had on hand...long and thin to get into the teeth of chainsaw blades.  It just happened to also be an elegant shape to do clean up on the cuts I did with the cutting wheel.
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #144 on: December 26, 2010, 06:04:50 PM
Getting a Surge in the new year would be happy to test it out for you :)
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #145 on: December 27, 2010, 08:07:42 AM
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Bad news:
The saw blade idea will NOT work in my Surge.  :( It has a little cast rounded D-shape component at the end of the handle, which is only held in place with the one screw. During sawing motion, the Sawzall blade overpowers this one screw and flops around uncontrollably.

I beg to differ. I am working on a solution for the moving clip for the Surge and I will send you the particulars soon. I believe it can be done. If I am wrong I will admit in this forum.

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Re: Charge saws
Reply #146 on: December 31, 2010, 06:30:16 AM
J-Sews

The blade works GREAT! Used it to cut a few knobs of metal, and even some wood. Marred up the paint so stripped it off, polished it up, and now EDCing it in the leather Charge sheath. Soon as I get over this bug am going to get some carbon sawsall and keyhole blades to hopefully whittle out to fit.

Soon as I got time to do something I got held hostage by an alien virus. Knew I should of gotten that flu shot this year...  :cry:
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #147 on: December 31, 2010, 06:35:11 AM
I made the one in my avatar a few days ago.  $2 saw blade + dremel + cutting wheel + chainsaw sharpener = cheap and cheerful fun.  Works pretty well, too.  The solid side panels on the Charge might be sturdier in the long run than my Wave, though.

How did you use the Chainsaw Sharpener to cut yours, SlackOne?

The chainsaw sharpener was one of the Dremel grinding bits I had on hand...long and thin to get into the teeth of chainsaw blades.  It just happened to also be an elegant shape to do clean up on the cuts I did with the cutting wheel.

Seen a tungsten carbide one for $14, almost got it. Need to get some more fiberglass cut-off wheels too.

<3 your blue blade. Wonder if I can find one in red?   >:D
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #148 on: December 31, 2010, 01:45:14 PM
J-Sews

The blade works GREAT! Used it to cut a few knobs of metal, and even some wood. Marred up the paint so stripped it off, polished it up, and now EDCing it in the leather Charge sheath. Soon as I get over this bug am going to get some carbon sawsall and keyhole blades to hopefully whittle out to fit.

Soon as I got time to do something I got held hostage by an alien virus. Knew I should of gotten that flu shot this year...  :cry:

Good to hear its working out for you! :)  (hope you're feeling better soon too) :-\
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Re: Charge saws
Reply #149 on: January 01, 2011, 01:49:50 AM
Love this thread!  Way to go Bob!

The original idea for this seems truely inspired, but it's nice to read how it came about from just a regular multitool user's needs. 

Something like this could make one buy the tool just to test this great idea and to see how many more 'attachments' one could make.  With the saw blade being so thin and fitting in the pouch, they are a true classic.



 

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