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McGizmo Clips

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Mal Bridgeman, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Mal Bridgeman

    Mal Bridgeman Loaded Pockets

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    Hi Guys

    I am designing my own keychain tool set and wish to use a leash arrangement (very much how equipment is stowed for my scuba diving).

    I have two questions about McGizmo Clips:

    1) What is the smallest size that can be reasonably easily unclipped? I have a choice of:
    15mm (pico), 20mm nano, 26mm (micro) and 34mm (mini)

    2) What are the pros and cons of which way round to fix the clips?
    a) Permanently attached to the tool
    b) Permanently attached to the leash

    The tools I have in mind at the moment are:
    Leatherman Squirt
    Glow fob
    MagLite (AAA)
    Pill tube
    a.n. other items as the mood takes ;)

    I am going to try Stainless Steel initially then upgrade to Titanium if it works out well ... the Titanium ones are too expensive to trial with!!

    Thanks in advance
    Mal

     
  2. JonSidneyB
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    I find the 15mm a bit too small to be easily clipped and unclipped. The 20mm and 25mm are fine but I think they should be matched to the size of the item you are working with.

    The items you listed I would go with 25 and for the maglite I would go 34
     
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  4. echo63

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    I like the 20 and 25mm clips - 15mm is way to small - and the 34mm are great but a little large for keychain items

    They can "capsize" off the mounting ring if you are not careful - but mcgizmo had a solution to this - if you find a ring that matches the clips - and fills the clop nicely they are less likey to pop off randomly
     
  5. YLR2312

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    20mm is best if you want minimal bulk, 15mm have a weak (thin) gate and will open inadvertently. 20 mm is easy enough to open with even short fingernails and any bigger is going to be even easier to manipulate though still strong.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum, Mal!
     
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    my experience. They always fall off.
     
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    Well, my sentiments are expressed above - use lots of size 1 & 2 but the 0's are no use!
     
  9. mcmc

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    +1 on the size 1's. Size 0 can maybe used on like jewelry but not much else.
     
  10. Pman

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    What all sizes??

    I had some 0's and they were useless. I have the largest one and that's fine but not tried 1 or 2's yet. Flipping expensive things anyway.
     
  11. Scott83

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    I have a zero, one, and two on my keychain. The one and two have been great; the zero sometimes works itself off the split ring. Zeros might be ok on a solid ring, but as others have mentioned they are a bit small to work with. I like the ones for attaching individual items (flashlight, SAK) and the twos for attaching split rings to each other (e.g. attach car key ring to house key ring).
     
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    Same here for smaller size (15 and 20 mm). Although I love their design, there is a certain angle which you just need to twist a key or any other things attached to it and it will come off right away. It happened often that my SAK was ridding free in my pocket because of that problem. I never had that problem with the 26 mm one...
     
  13. j2t

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    I picked up a couple of these and thus far (it's only been a few weeks),no complaints/issues.

    J
     
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