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04-07-2011 04:42 PM  6 years agoPost 41
dodgeguy44

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The only problem is my spindles are all backwards. I wonder if they will make a two way bearing tool... lol
backwards????????????

If my wife had another job I'd have more Helicopters

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04-07-2011 04:48 PM  6 years agoPost 42
MartyH

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Obviously he was kidding and if you needed to go the other direction just turn the wrench over. Cletus are you marketing a tool? I'd buy yours over Grippy just because you were obviously here before Grippy if it's even a real tool. I'm still not clear on that part.

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04-07-2011 04:56 PM  6 years agoPost 43
rstacy

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Cletus, I'm sure that your tool is a good product just like I'm sure that the Grippy is a good product.

I first saw the Grippy 3 years ago at the XFC when I found it in Bobby's tool bag. I remember it well because I unsuccessfully tried to steal it from him. At that time there talk of people using old clutches with one way bearings in them to do the same thing.
The idea is good but it isn't new.

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04-07-2011 05:12 PM  6 years agoPost 44
Cletus

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Not stressing over it ......I want to continue enjoying my hobby and encourage others to join the fun.

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04-07-2011 05:20 PM  6 years agoPost 45
dodgeguy44

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Yea, I know he was kidding. I just had to pick it out.

I too would buy this tool but no one seems to be marketing it yet.

If my wife had another job I'd have more Helicopters

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04-07-2011 05:27 PM  6 years agoPost 46
OLROY

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Was thinking in most cases if your were taking it off, probably do to a crash and it's bent anyways. So then it wouldn't matter if you did use a channel lock on it right? I would own one of these too if available, a great idea and another tool in my field box

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04-07-2011 05:31 PM  6 years agoPost 47
chopper_crazy

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I don't think it is a must have tool but definately a cool tool. Still might pick one up just to say I have one

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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04-07-2011 10:11 PM  6 years agoPost 48
Farrell

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"Patent Pending" ... for what? Putting some one-way bearings in a bar of aluminum? I hope that's a joke. People that abuse the patent system need to be on the receiving end of some abuse.

-Farrell

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04-07-2011 10:18 PM  6 years agoPost 49
max232

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"Patent Pending" ... for what? Putting some one-way bearings in a bar of aluminum? I hope that's a joke. People that abuse the patent system need to be on the receiving end of some abuse.
It's really just a buzz word, something cool to write on your packaging it means nothing to the Chinese

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04-07-2011 10:19 PM  6 years agoPost 50
McKrackin

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"Patent Pending" ... for what? Putting some one-way bearings in a bar of aluminum? I hope that's a joke
How is that an abuse of the patent system?
Lots of inventions are simple.That doesn't mean the inventor doesn't deserve credit.

Look at the wheel.
A wrench is just a chunk of steel with a notch in it.
Post it notes?

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-07-2011 10:21 PM  6 years agoPost 51
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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If neither the Grippy nor the Cletus Wrench wrench are patented, then I'm not sure there is anyone who can claim the invention for themselves.

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04-07-2011 10:28 PM  6 years agoPost 52
Farrell

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Things that simple should not be patentable. I'm not a lawyer so I can't speak for whether or not it can be patented, but it should not be.

Just think about it. Someone with a Harbor Freight drill press, a vise, some aluminum stock and a set of metric drill bits can make this tool. The tool did not even require much thought or effort to create.

I can appreciate patents on things that are simple to make but took a lot of resources to develop, but that does not apply to the Grippy.

-Farrell

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04-07-2011 10:37 PM  6 years agoPost 53
HeliAdict

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Drill Chuck, Fits more sizes.

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04-07-2011 10:45 PM  6 years agoPost 54
tripergreenfeet

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Apparently a few blokes in Australia have had basically the same tool for years, made for them by an old school RC guy.

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04-07-2011 11:43 PM  6 years agoPost 55
CX1

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Drill chuck

Great idea

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04-08-2011 12:31 AM  6 years agoPost 56
BOOGIE

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O damn thats a new one! You guys come up with some good stuff

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04-08-2011 12:42 AM  6 years agoPost 57
McKrackin

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I can appreciate patents on things that are simple to make but took a lot of resources to develop, but that does not apply to the Grippy.
Ideas are patentable.As they rightly should be.
Original ideas should be protected and the original person to think of it deserves credit.
This is the only way capitalism can survive.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-08-2011 01:55 AM  6 years agoPost 58
red_z06

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If neither the Grippy nor the Cletus Wrench wrench are patented, then I'm not sure there is anyone who can claim the invention for themselves.
You missed my post above.

Whoever the inventor is, he/she has 1 year to file for the patent from the public knowledge. What constitutes public knowledge? Conference, sales solicitation, website, etc. After 1 year of public knowledge, no one can file.

BTW, someone seeing the said tool in inventor's tool box does not constitute public knowledge.

Can anyone file (even if the idea is not his)? Sure. But, it will not hold up when the original inventor shows prior art or proof of precedence.

In most cases, it does not protect small fry. Big will willfully infringe upon the small's idea if it is economically advantageous to do that over licensing.

If big profits (from actual sales record) from patent infringement, small may be awared (if sues) 300% of the net gain. So, if big profits $50k, then small might get $150k for the damages.

But, in all likelyhood, majority will go to the plaintiff's lawyer. In big cases, he will take on the case based on contingency (typically 30%), but will not take on for small stuff under contingency. In this case, even winning will net negative cash flow for the inventor.

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04-08-2011 02:30 AM  6 years agoPost 59
Iwannafly1

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My son would just carry it off like all my other tools and I would be out 20+ dollars.....I will pass

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04-08-2011 04:39 AM  6 years agoPost 60
broggyr

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My son would just carry it off like all my other tools and I would be out 20+ dollars.....I will pass
Then you buy 2 and hide one for yourself lol

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