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us Offline Poncho65

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Re: If you want something done right....
Reply #180 on: April 25, 2019, 02:39:36 AM
A great thread bump indeed.  Damn, it makes me feel old though.  :D

I was but a wee lad when this thread was first started :ahhh Some great people that are in this thread :cheers:

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ie Offline McStitchy

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Re: If you want something done right....
Reply #181 on: April 27, 2019, 05:59:25 PM
Thanks for the bump-up ... what a great read  :like:


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Re: If you want something done right....
Reply #182 on: May 03, 2019, 04:47:33 PM
I can't believe it is over 10 years later and still, nobody has come out with something to fill this niche.
Apparently even Leatherman is aware of it and just thinks its not worth it.

Leatherman AMA:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Leatherman/comments/bf48mu/what_is_up_everyone_my_name_is_jeremy_rodriguez/eljh9rq/?context=3

Relevant posts:
cwa1121 (some other user)
Working in a data center / telecom environment one of the things that is a constant struggle is having to remove zip ties.
The tool of choose is almost always a pair of side / diagonal cutters.
Most of the engineers and techs I encounter carry a multi tool and several of us have always wondered why nobody has ever developed a tool that replaces the pliers with a proper pair of cutters.
Is there a technical/cost/commercial reason why this has never been done?

rodjn152 (Jeremy Rodriguez, Product Manager at Leatherman)
No not really a technical cost. More of an opportunity cost.
We like to make tools for everyone and most people want needle nose and regular pliers.
I personally think vice grips or slip joints are the way to go in most cases.
I guess the best answer is that there isn’t a viable means of making all the variations yet.


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Re: If you want something done right....
Reply #183 on: May 04, 2019, 01:30:15 AM
Welcome to the boards irongnome.   :cheers:

I was told by Tim that there isn't the demand to produce anything other than needle nose.


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Re: If you want something done right....
Reply #184 on: May 06, 2019, 03:28:13 AM
Welcome to the boards irongnome.   :cheers:

I was told by Tim that there isn't the demand to produce anything other than needle nose.
Thank you for the welcome  :salute:

I wouldnt say that what Tim told you is entirely accurate.
Leatherman does have the Crunch and Squirt ES4.
There are also the one off tools by other companies like:
Bear and Son 155EL
Gerber MP600 Bluntnose
Klein Hybrid Plier Multi-Tool 44216

Plus all the scissor based MTs that everyone makes.

Still, I do see the issue where they would need to tool up for a fully forged and hardened head for a pair of dikes.


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Re: If you want something done right....
Reply #185 on: May 07, 2019, 11:49:25 AM
Thank you for the welcome  :salute:

I wouldnt say that what Tim told you is entirely accurate.
Leatherman does have the Crunch and Squirt ES4.
There are also the one off tools by other companies like:
Bear and Son 155EL
Gerber MP600 Bluntnose
Klein Hybrid Plier Multi-Tool 44216

Plus all the scissor based MTs that everyone makes.

Still, I do see the issue where they would need to tool up for a fully forged and hardened head for a pair of dikes.

Mate, it was just something he said late last year while looking at my blunt nosed mods.
Definitely wasn't referencing earlier MTs, other brands or scissor based whatevers.


 

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