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Single-Wing Wingman

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by babola, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. AK Adventurer

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    I know the Wingman/Sidekick is built a little lighter/different than the Wave etc, but I believe their just as solid for use. Have been for me anyway.

    I dunno, now that I think about it more, I guess hard use is subjective to the person and profession. My use and abuse is in home construction, re-modeling and maintenance too a lot of the time. Maybe I've just gotten lucky so far...

    I do also get the feeling QC isn't the greatest within some tool models either, or anyway it wasn't for a certain time frame of manufacture maybe... There have been a lot of post in the last couple years of guys breaking these pliers, even on super tools or Surges, doing the exact same things only once, that the rest of us have done 100 times... :unsure:

    I appreciate it! but I think FL Woods Bum has me covered. If I screw up the two he is sending to try what I wanna do, I doubt its gonna work even with more to try it with... ;)

    I wish I could get by without pliers, I'd sure be getting another Wingman to do this mod to! (heck, I think i might end up doing it anyway...)
     
  2. MTFatboy
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    I wonder if it wouldn't almost be easier to bore out the other tools and use a larger pivot.
     
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    Could be. I will take a quick look when I get it in.
     
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  4. pathwinder14

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    OK...now that is cool.
     
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    For some reason, this is the pic that really sells me the idea. I've got to rig one up.
     
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  6. ItsHardToKnow

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    Hmmmm I have two Wingman tools, maybe I can do something with one of them.
    I love this modded tool
     
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    I saw this yesterday & thought hmmm I have one of those sidekicks I'd like to try this with because I found some über cheap last year but don't really need them.


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    I had the same thing happen. I got two for $18 and I am liking this mod more than I did the original tool. Been carrying a modded Sidekick each day since I saw this thread.
     
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    Great mod! one more thing I am going to have to try once I get my shop back up and running....currently don't have a leather man in the inventory so that may be the next item on the wishlist...
     
  10. AK Adventurer

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    :eek:

    :frantic::frantic:

    :nah_disagree:





    :p:cool:
     
  11. Ironside

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    Brilliant. I want one!
    Do you think the mod holds up using the Wingman scissors? You say you are keeping them for another mod so they must be decent.
     
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    BUT, I do have a few multi tools....you know gov issue!
     
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    FYI, someone just noted that you can get this multi tool on sale for 18 at one of the two big box home improvement stores....gonna go ahead and get one so you can rest easy AK Adventurer!:p
     
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    I bought two of the Sidekicks at that price. ;)
     
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    :censored:, that particular retailer apparently knew better than to offer that particular tool in Montana at that particular price, and they don't ship. Doesn't make much sense to drive to Denver to save 20 bucks, I guess. I do have a Wal Mart gift card for $20 recently won at a company banquet that would bring me into the same price range cash-wise. Hmmm. I'll see what other gift cards turn up in the next week before making any decisions.
     
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    You want a Sidekick? I will snag you one at "that" price!
     
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    PM incoming
     
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    Bought two more Sidekicks! LOL
     
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    Did not make it today, shows it in Louisiana yesterday... keeping my fingers crossed it gets here for the weekend!!
     
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    And many thanks! I'm beginning to think "King" isn't a good enough title.
     
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