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Newer swisschamp, lesser quality?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by SuzukiGS750EZ, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ Loaded Pockets

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    Hey guys. I have a swisschamp with the old style magnifying glass and file. The back springs on it are very stout and none of the tools rub. I just got a newer style swisschamp with the updated file and magnifying GLASS, and the fish disgorger, saw and file all rub. The Phillip's driver has such a weak spring minimal pressure pushes it into the layer and all the other tools don't have the "snap" I'm used to. I'm sending it back but in the mean time I figured I'd get some opinions on the situation and see if I'm merely expecting too much.
     
  2. ramjet

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    It would be interesting to see if some manufacturing differences are there. Do you have some pics to see?


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  3. PragmaticMurphyist

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    Looking at the Vic website, my SwissChamp seems to have the current style of magnifying glass & metal file and the build quality is the same as my previous old style ones (excellent). Having said that I've had it donkeys' years, so it doesn't mean that quality hasn't suddenly taken a dip (though it would be odd given my past experience with Vic where quality has always been paramount).

    I'd be very interested to know whether your poor-quality SwissChamp is a one-off, a counterfeit, or a trend.
     
  4. SuzukiGS750EZ

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    I'll let you all know. I'm hoping it was just one that slipped though qc.
     
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  5. SuzukiGS750EZ

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    Well, the second one is much better!
     
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  6. PragmaticMurphyist

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    I'm pleased (and somewhat relieved!) to hear it!
     
  7. sld

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    Me too!