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Power Access Group Buy

Power Access Group Buy

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Schrade Tough Tool ST11

Schrade Tough Tool ST11

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Grande Finale!

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Wednesday, 06 December 2006 21:21

Paladin Power Play PT-510 Review

It’s good to see SOG staying in the multi tool game by teaming up with Paladin Tools, a large producer of professional-quality electrical and telecommunications tools. As the general-purpose multi tool market becomes more and more saturated, I believe manufacturers will begin to target these specialty niche markets in order to sell their products.

The PowerPlay PT-510 is largely based upon SOG’s Pocket PowerPlier model S44. The handles and plier jaws are the same size, but there have been some improvements, along with a few special features for electrical/datacom work.

Paladin Power Play PT-510

Published in Miscellaneous
Saturday, 02 December 2006 16:48

Leatherman Charge XTi Review

Leatherman continues to dominate the multitool market; this is due in part by two things, advertising not only to its pre-existing customer base but to the newcomers as well and  most importantly it’s the drive to continually innovate on the designs of their tools, Leatherman is constantly refining and changing the shape of the tools themselves and how the public as a whole views them. I believe most of Leatherman’s success is just the shear dominance of name brand, they pioneered the market and ever since 9/11 they have become more common place as they are more appealing to the public than a regular pocket knife.

Leatherman Charge XTi

Published in Leatherman
Saturday, 02 December 2006 16:38

Gerber Auto Recoil Auto-Plier Review

I got this because of the outside opening blade, I thought it could replace my EDC knife only to find it was nigh on impossible to open the blade one handed, the blade looks as though it was stamped out from a sheet and the finger holes are beveled in so my finger could not get a grip secure enough for me to open the blades. I got out the trusty Dremmel and put some cross hatching on the blade above the finger holes and it is now possible to open the tools one handed, when you get the outer blades half open it releases the lock of the inside tool and it too can then be opened easily.

Gerber Auto Recoil

Published in Gerber
Saturday, 02 December 2006 16:32

Gerber Multi Plier 600 Review

I bought this to replace my first Gerber that was the one of the first models Gerber made that nipped your hand if you were not careful how you used it. I gave that one to one of my sons who still uses it in case he has adjustments to make on his bike while out riding.

Gerber Multi Plier 600

Published in Gerber
Friday, 27 October 2006 20:58

Buck X-Tract Review

When I first saw pictures of the Buck X-Tract I thought it was a cool looking tool but wasn't sure how well it would be. Then when I found out it was selling for just around $30 on most knife and tool sites I thought I would take the risk and get one.

Buck X-Tract

Published in Buck
Sunday, 08 October 2006 17:31

Victorinox Spirit Review

First off let me say that this will be more than a review, think of it as “ramblings of a multitool enthusiast”. I have been a fan of the multitool scene ever since I was introduced to it around 2001. I had known about Swiss Army Knives, which virtually everyone carried, and of Tim Leatherman’s brand of tools that also were on the market. I never was a pocket knife person and never did carry one, let alone a tool of any kind, I just didn’t see why anyone would ever need one….and then I was hooked. A couple of the guys at work had pocket knives and I was not drawn in to own one myself but I did fancy the ingenuity and simplicity of them. On my birthday (Dec 12th) in 2000, the guys at work pitched in and bought me my first mulitool. Their choice was a Gerber Multi-Lite, since I seemed to be a person that might not like just having a knife; they figured they could give me something with a little more utility. Ever since I received that gift I have been hooked on knives and tools alike, my quest went from there to find the perfect multitool. Course problem being was; the market was quite saturated with so many tools that it makes ones head hurt trying to decide. With other brands adding to the above mentioned, like Bear MGC, Kershaw, Buck, SwissTech, etc. you really had to do your homework before you made your purchase.

Victorinox Spirit

Published in Victorinox
Sunday, 08 October 2006 13:05

Leatherman Fuse Review

The Fuse is the middle child in a family of three tools Leatherman brought out in 2004. It is more capable than the less expensive Kick , but thinner and lighter than the Blast. All three tools bear a strong resemblance to each other, and all share the same improved stronger elliptical plier head. (Along with the Leatherman Charge and New Wave .)

Leatherman Fuse

Published in Leatherman
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 19:40

Paul Chen Multi Tasker Review

I have just received a Paul Chen Multi Tasker, first impression= it could have been made by Gerber, very much like a shiny Recoil. Then when you start using it you find the shears can not be flicked out like a Gerber because they are locked in both the open and closed position. To use you have to press the buttons and let it slide open/closed. The shears are 1/8" thick and cut what cable I had laying around very well also paper card plastic sheet a seat belt and some canvas.

Paul Chen Multi Tasker

Published in Miscellaneous
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 14:16

Leatherman SideClip Review

Once in a while a design comes along that seems innovative, and many of those that do come along just miss the mark due to one problem or another. The Leatherman SideClip is an innovative design but was discontinued some time ago. In my mind, this simply screamed “bad design” to me. I decided to pick one up after some members on the forum raved about how good it was. I figured, at the very least it was worth adding one to my collection. Once again, I was happy to be proven wrong.

Leatherman SideClip

Published in Leatherman
Monday, 02 October 2006 19:08

Gerber Fisherman Multi-Plier 600 Review

Combine extra-extra long needlenose pliers onto the standard Gerber 600 multi-plier frame and you get the Gerber Fisherman multi tool. My dad the walleye fisherman specifically requested this tool for his birthday present, and after receiving it from me, he graciously loaned it back for this review. What a guy.

Gerber Multi Plier 600 Fisherman

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Published in Gerber
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