Unboxing The SIOS Craftsman Cube Optician Tools and Supplies Kit

– Hello. I would like you to welcome you to the Laramy-K Optician Works Training Center. We recently had a conference
call with Santinelli. Where they shared with us
that they have a new division, S-I-O-S or SIOS, Santinelli
International Optical Supply. They agreed to send me one of their new Craftsman Kits to take a look at. They claimed that it is
a new systems approach to organizing your tools and supplies. Let’s open it up and see what’s inside. (upbeat music) All right well the box is here. It looks like it’s been kicked
down a flight of stairs. I have a little inside information here, this one did not come
direct from the factory. This has been through a
couple of trade shows. So it’s kinda been in the
trenches a little bit. But let’s find out if
everything’s all right inside. I kinda have a hunch that it is. Let’s get this opened up. Let’s see what we got here. We got what I’m assuming
are some tool holders. One, five, looks like
five of those so far. Got some trays. Got some boxes, says, Screwdrivers
for the Craftsman Kit. All right. Nut drivers for the Craftsman Kit. Those aside. A couple more tool holders. I might run out of room. An assembled cube here, I’m guessing this is one
that’s been broken down. This one’s fully assembled. And you can see that says
a Lab Modular System. Easy navigation concept. We’ll find out if that’s true. Here would be four cubes. Guess we’ll be digging into this and finding out what’s in there. And then I’ve got a gigantic bag of tools, pliers mostly, it looks like,
lots and lots of pliers. And then another bag of even more pliers. All right that’s what’s in the box. Let me kinda move things
around a little bit. And then we’ll start digging into these just a little bit more, and take a little bit closer look at what’s inside each one. First we’re gonna do is
look at these supply cubes. And the colors that you see, the red, blue, green, and the orange, are far more than just making
something look beautiful. Each color is specific to the kind of repair that you might face. And I’m just gonna read from the catalog, because that just works
a little bit easier. It says that blue is for
metal and acetate frames. It’ll contain hinges and screws, silicone pads, pliers, and tools. Kinda your more generic day to day stuff. Green, I haven’t built this cube yet. I’m gonna do that next and
show you how we do that. If we follow our green across, it says this is all for rimless frames, or three piece mounts. Screws, nuts, washers, and bushings, temple tips for stainless
steel and titanium frames, nut drivers, which I’ll show
you that kit, and pliers. Now all of your tools that I’m gonna show you in the next section, those are all color coded as well, so this works so good as a training tool, and to just simplify your work flow. Red, this contains parts
and tools for spring hinges. Spring hinge screws, spring
hinge assembly parts, pliers and screw drivers, and it also has a special
tool for working with spring hinges that have come apart. Last we have orange, here’s our orange. This is specialty parts and tools. Parts to be soldered, special screws, nose pads in titanium, polycarbonate, and glass, nose pads in prima donna,
and silicone temple ends, and of course pliers
that match that stuff. All right let me throw this cube together, and then I’ll go through
each tray individually and talk a little bit more about how these little containers
are actually quite special. (smooth music) So I’ve got my cube all assembled here. Let’s take a look what’s inside, I’m not gonna dig into every single individual package in here. And this is my rimless set, I’ve got some really
nice thin temple ends. And these said silicone. Everything’s clearly
marked on each package with the matching color,
the size, the part number, and I think you can look inside there, there’s actually a little tear-off that you can do, the 666
down here to reorder stuff. So, quite a nice setup. I have got nuts, screws, plastic bushings, and I was told that
these were kinda special, let me show you why. Let’s see. That these are actually designed, see the little cutout here where it comes out like a little spout, well that makes getting one
little piece out of these trays a whole lot easier. These are also color
coded in a secondary way. Your coloring here tells
you what the material is of the thing inside. This is gonna be nickel, silver, and for instance here,
it says it’s plastic. So you get a whole lot of information on the containers as well. We’ve got all kinds of nose pads, PVC, lots more rimless, got bushings. Oh my goodness, I’ve
actually got rimless bridges. And then a whole lot more
rimless material, nuts, bolts, bushings, more bushings. All right. Let’s see what our orange one holds. Orange indicates specialty
parts and pieces. And boy those are pretty
special all right. These are the ear temple
end ear retention devices, haven’t seen those in a while. I think Charmon used to
have a line of those. We’ve got special silicone pads, polycarbonate pads, looks
like I’ve got some incumbents, yep, figure eight liner. I’ve got specialty screws. These are stainless steel. The red indicates that
they’re stainless steel. Special self locking, and more of your traditional tap and snap styles. Orange. I’m gonna save red. Let’s take blue, which
is part of our generic, this is probably the kit
you’d go to most often on day to day generic stuff, your basic frames, plastics, and metals, and I have got all kinds of silicone, screw on nose pads, 9
millimeter, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19. Beautiful. Course the same in push-on. Oh my goodness, every
possible screw in these are all in stainless steel. Nice stuff. And last but certainly not least, let’s take a peak at
what’s in our red box. And this is the system that’s
designed for spring hinges. And we’ve got all kinds of, oh beautiful, thread seeker pointed screws that make that job a whole lot easier. And those are all in stainless steel. I’ve got pad screws,
more self guiding screws. And I’ve got this tool which is designed for working with spring
hinges that have come apart. And I will show you how to use that probably in a completely separate video, in a completely separate day. Those are our boxes. Let’s dig into some of our
tools and see what we got there. Let’s take a peak at our screwdrivers. Set that off to the side there. Got a nice holder. Ah, funny, it looks like
it’s an aluminum block, but it’s actually kinda
like a spongy silicone. And it’s got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven optional blades on the back. And of course I have no
idea how they hold up, but they look like a
really nice quality steel. This is another blade set. Don’t need to go through that. And I don’t think I’ll unwrap every single one of these for you, but, tool. Very nice looking, blue,
matches the blue tray, the more generic stuff that
you’re gonna do every day. And it’s a normal every day screwdriver. And you have your orange series, and that’s Phillips. And these are graduated in size, so I guess I’d have to get
all of these unwrapped, and then put them in the
correct order, blue and orange. Okay, that looks a little bit better. Let’s see, we’ve got a 1, a 1 4, a 1 8, a 2 0, a 2 3, those are all in flat. And that’s clearly indicated on the head which style you’re actually looking at. And your Phillips head or your stars come in a 1 5, a 2, and a 2.5. That’s also indicated on the top. One very nice kit. ♪ Let’s see what’s in
the nut driver’s kit ♪ ♪ The nut driver’s kit ♪ Think yep, there, that’s another set of, you know they give you this spare rack of 11 plus an
additional set on top of that. But with tools like this, I’m sure you’d be taking
very very good care of them, probably won’t hardly
ever need to do that. Same kind of set up. Let me get these unwrapped for ya. All right, now we’re to that last one. Let’s get that in there. And we’ve got hexes. We’ve got prongs. We’ve got the fork. All right, so we’ve got see if I can get these
in some kind of order. Our nut driver kit for
our rimless green tray. This is a great time to introduce you to two other specialty tools
that come with this kit. But in order to do that, I need you to come in a whole lot closer. The first of these tools
is called the Clavulus. And in case you thought I
was making that work up, well there it is for you. And basically Clavulus is a tool designed to press things out. So you can peen, you can push screws out, this one’s already preloaded. Let’s see what else we’ve
got in our kit here. We’ve got an Allen to swap things out. We’ve got some collets. And let’s say I needed to press a broken eye wire screw out, you could set that, bring
that down, and press it out. It’s got a couple optional
tool spots for you for other fittings. And that is the Clavulus. Very nice actually, nice tool. The other very special tool
that comes with this kit is what’s called a second
hand, or a helping hand. It’s designed to be mounted
permanently on a bench, and it’s for working with fully rimless, or three piece mounts that are assembled with the old fashioned nut, and bolt, and washer system. And as you might know, they’re
kinda hard to work with. I don’t have any of those around. So I’m just gonna use this as an example. Let’s say you had a small hex, you could load that in there, and you have your hex on this side. And if you needed to, this would hold the nut on that side, while you worked with
your tool on this side. So super handy little item to have when you’re working on old
style three piece mounts. All right, I would call
this my mystery bag. I really do not know what is in here. And I have glanced through
the catalog a couple of times, so once I open this stuff up, I think I’ll have a little bit better idea of what we’re looking at. And we’ll start with this, this is a really nice, a silicone pad, kind of a really firm silicone. And we can see how it’s angled there. It’s designed to go on
the edge of your bench, so that when you’re working on something, a frame for instance,
you got a little support, place that’s not gonna move around on you, and you got a nice level
surface to work on. I believe my t-shirt buddy
here kinda goes with this. I can place that there. And any parts or pieces
that I’m working on, I’m taking off of this
frame, I can set in here, and the beauty of this, of course, I can even knock it, hit it, tap it, and I’m not gonna have that
screw end up on the floor, on the carpet and never see
it again as long as I live. So, a couple of nice tools. There’s some other aides here. I’ve never used this,
but I understand it’s, it’s called the Fish. And the Fish is for, folks,
when you’re changing nose pads. Hang on a second, I need to
find myself a frame here. That way I get to put
my glasses back on, too. And let’s say I wanted
to change this nose pad, I could stretch mister
Fish over his gills, and that isolates the nose pad real nice. Really nifty little tool there. There’s a similar one to that. For some reason it’s called the Ghost. Not sure why. And I think that’s designed
to do much the same sort of thing, oh now I get the Ghost. Casper, right, it’s cute. And that I think we can
do things like that with. Oh yeah, you’ve all had the job from hell where it’s gotten scratched
like three or four times and the customers calling
every day screaming, you want to make sure when you’re finally putting that thing
together for the last time, that you don’t mess up
or scratch anything. It’s a nice protective
shield, silicone lubing. And then I think, I’m not really exactly sure why this is called the Scoop, I think it has something
to do with rimless, I think you can protect
the surface around the hole when you’re working on rimless. But when we get to actually
doing rimless repair stuff, I’ll make sure I break
this back out for you, and make sure we go over it in detail. And this works in conjunction with this, This allows you to have a little pedestal, kind of a silicone anvil, if you will, to place a frame, that is, that is a really nice, firm, way to work on something, I like this. I think I’m gonna be using this. And last but not least, looks like another tool, calibration device that
let’s you measure holes. 1, 1.1, 1.6, 2.0, .8, .9, 2, so it’s a graduated, I guess, probably not the right term,
I’d call it a pin gauge, and it let’s you measure the
holes on, of course, rimless, make sure you got the right
sizing in the stuff, so. Quite the complete kit. It’s tool time, let’s get
this stuff out of the way, and start digging into the tools. I think I’m gonna need these. Set that there. Oh, I already see something going on here. Looks like that’s supposed
to meet with that. Guys play nice, look at that, wow. These are the same material
as those frame aides. Really soft silicone blocks. Very nice. Looks like we got a
lot of tools to unpack, if these racks are any indication. Let’s grab this bag. Wow, they must be made well. Let’s dump this bag out here. Very nice. Let’s see what we got. All right we’ve got a green tool, green, green, so this would be done with rimless. I would call this a soft
jaw, round jaw plier. Pre-sprung. No visible spring of any kind, nice soft cushioned grip. Feels good, looks good,
it has its name and its part number as well,
scrolled onto the side, or probably laser etched into the side. And it can go on the rack. Let’s see we got green, green, green. Black, we found another one. Let’s take a look at this. Oh, we got a nice side cutting plier. In internal spring, feels
good and looks good. I won’t tell you that it is good until I cut a bunch of
really tough screws with it. I’ll get back to ya. Green, gray, well we got some grays here. Oh, I know what these are. Gray is our axis aligning pliers. And that is a beautiful set
of axis aligning pliers. Another gray, green, gray, red. One red, ah. Wow, and you guys already
know what these are, ’cause you’ve seen these
in previous videos. Deep locking pliers. Put those there. All right, I’m gonna
finish unwrapping these, obviously you don’t what to
stand there, or sit there, and watch me do all of that. Let me get those, and then we’re gonna go through the other set of tool that I have, and I think Christmas will be over. All right, hopefully I saved
you a little bit of time there, than watching me unwrap 32 tools. Here’s our last one. And I just have to say,
it is a beautiful set of tools, they feel good,
all the nylon pieces are replaceable in case
they get marred over time. I did not mention the colors
we have not talked about. Grays are for specialty adjustments, axis aligning, eye wire reshaping, and your soft jaw soft jaw. Blacks are cutters, and of course our red is our finishing block removal tool. Now when I was finishing this up, I happened to notice that
each and every single package that I got has a QR code on it. And I’m like really old and I’ve actually like never done this, so let’s find out what
happens when we do that. And I was told I have to
do my camera and hold it, and then it says open
Centrostyle in Safari. And look at that, that’s
where it takes us. Centrostyle introduces the ideal multi-purpose adjusting
plier for metal frames. This plier with flat snipes allows adjustment to both
titanium and steel pad arms. And it’s a nice little over
view of how that tool works. Pretty great stuff. All right, well I’m really glad that Santinelli chose me to send this to. Thank you. And, as we keep going along, and I really need to use this stuff, and if I have time, we’ll just keep digging into them more and more. As always, thank you so much for watching, if you found this stuff helpful, by all means hit that Like button, hit that Subscribe button, and make sure every
uncut lens in your life, comes from Laramy-K. I’ll see you again next week.

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