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Victorinox convert..

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Pydpiper, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Pydpiper

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    I have been a big fan of Gerber multi tool for many moons, but for some reason I decided it was time for a change. I put serious thought into the Leatherman XTi or XT but something about it kept me away.
    This morning my Victorinox Spirit Plus showed up.. It is nothing short of incredible. The fit and finish is outstanding, the tool has no play in any of it's parts (and I have read it never will).
    I am very picky when it comes to a tool I carry daily, and use many many times during the day, this thing has impressed me, greatly.
    The only thing I am going to miss is that the needle nose don't lock open for spreading things the way my Gerber and Leatherman did.
    If anyone is in the market for a new multi-tool I highly recommend this thing.
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  2. heathah

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    I have a couple of these as well. The tool feels great in hand and I love the sheath and the bit wrench. I've tried to find one with the ratchet but have been unsuccessful. Anyone here know where I could find one?
     
  3. Pydpiper

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    Turns out I am not missing the locking needle nose after all.. O0
    I have put this tool through some pretty tough days and tasks, andI am more impressed with it every time I put it to work.
    I did a small modifcation to it, here:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399442
    If this link is not acceptable here than I will try to duplicate the thread in this forum. :)
     
  4. Sunnie

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    Pydpiper, can you maybe summarise the linked thread? I'm not a member of Bladeforums -- and at the moment just don't want to hoin another forum.

    Thanks,

    Sunnie
     
  5. Pydpiper

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    Pydpiper, thank you for posting that mod here. It's a really a clever idea. I may buy the Victorinox Swiss Tool -- seems to get good reviews universally. :)

    Sunnie
     
  7. Pydpiper

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    No Problem!
    You won't regret the purchase, the tool is amazing. :)
     
  8. Brangdon

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    The Swiss Tool is a different item to the Spirit.
     
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    Im not sure whos picture this is but i hope they dont mind me useing it to show the sizes

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    Dunc
     
  10. Sunnie

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    Okay, so can one -- the Swiss Tood or the Spirit -- be seen as better than the other?

    I assume that they're both reckoned to be better than the Leathermans?

    Just trying to buy the right one really.

    Sunnie
     
  11. Pydpiper

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    I picked the Spirit because of the size, and I could be wrong but I think the Spirit was designed to provide a smaller tool than the Swiss Tool.. Both are incredibly well built.
    Better than the Leathermans..? The first thing I learned about multi-tools is that the owners are typically very biased towards the brand they chose to carry... If you dig deep enough into the sea of information it becomes quickly apparent the Victorinox is in it's own category in the world of Multi-tools, but you didn't hear that from me. ;)
     
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    Just a heads up.........

    The Swiss Tool Spirit S (has a spear point blade in place of the scissors), which was recently released in Europe is slated to be realeased in the US soon.
     
  14. Sunnie

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    *Seriously* thinking I'm gonna save up to get a Spirit now.
     
  15. colubrid

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    I have the SOG multi tool (series 60 and 61)


    Does anyone have this and the Vic to compare in quality?



    The SOG is way better in workmanship and finish than the leatherman. I have sevral leathermans but when I received the SOG. WOW!

    Now I need to get a Vic to comapre.
     
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    I have a couple of the SOG EOD Powerlocks and a couple of the SwissTool Spirit Pluses and while the SOGs are very well made and have very high quality, the Spirits just have that extra fit, finish, and quality that I've come to expect from Victorinox. If you get one, you'll see what I mean. Everything is just perfect. From the handle shape to the overall feel, the Spirit is perhaps the finest multitool available right now. Almost too nice to use. But not for me. ;)
     
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    Okay. I will have to get me one.

    Thanks!
     
  18. trinity

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    Luckily I did not have to convert to Victorinox.........

    Let me add that the Vic Spirit is just about as close to perfection as you will get...

    However...I would sacrifice the mobility,smallness,etc for the practicality of the Swisstool X

    there is no better!
     
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    Unless like me you prefer the Swisstool RS :coolsmiley:

    Dunc
     
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    Hey Dunc...
    Why would you want to swap the versatility of the metal saw/file for a knife blade?

    TRINITY