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Grind Schrade Ti pry tool a bit thinner?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by TheTomas, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. TheTomas

    TheTomas Loaded Pockets

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    I just got a schrade titanium pry tool for Christmas and I like it a lot. It's not an atwood, but it'll do. However, I feel like the "business end" of the tool, intended for prying, as well as the screwdriver, are too thick to be useful in situations I'd encounter most. I'm wondering if I could grind them to about half the thickness without ruining the tool. I know titanium is strong and light, but I've heard it can be brittle in comparison to steel and I don't want to break the tool if I thin it out and then use it. Does anyone have any experience with modifying this tool or similar (titanium) tools? Is there a "minimum recommended thickness" for the edge of these types of tools?

    Thanks.

    P.S. It totally looks like a cartoon character from this angle. Look he's waving.

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  2. JAfromMn

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    Good Idea I would do it but I'm no expert.

    Just don't go to thin, keep it flat and Don't grind to far back your moddind just the tip's.

    Try grind away as little as you can to make it work.


    He's a waving little guy I never noticed.
    Thanks for pointing it out.;D

    Good luck.
     
  3. sotto2

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    I've ground both my titanium Shrade prytool and my titanium Mako bike tools to tweak them to my satisfaction. Worked great. Go slow:

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  4. nuphoria

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    It's the lack of a finer tip which stopped me from buying one of these - you might have just changed my mind!
     
  5. JAfromMn

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    It's Also Fun to do a little grinding nuphoria ;D

    I put one on my list of things to get.

    I think I will have a little Fun modding on one.

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    vegassprky Loaded Circuits

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    Use a diamond files, start coarse and work to fine for the polish + refinement! Grinders might be a little harsh if you're not real careful!! Mod away!!
     
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    I'm thinking about getting one, would you guys recommend them?
     
  8. RyanMalpiede

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    Very nice work ... Going to do the same to mine.
     
  9. popedandy

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    I did the same thing to mine. I'm much happier with it now that I can use it as a screwdriver.
     
  10. tal-c

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    I think that you should try to grind just the pry tip end of the tool so it will preform better. No need to thin-out the whole body.

    Also- This tool has the best tool-combination out there, atwood or not.


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  11. metropolicity

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    I just bought one of these guys.

    I bet a couple of goes on a 3" belt sander and then some 220 to 800 grit sand paper will return it back to it's glory