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tmmurphy
10-30-2010, 12:18
These days, it seems like carrying just a pocket knife doesn't do me much good. I'm working in the electronic maintainence field, and often need things such as screw drivers, pliers, etc. I've decided to find myself a nice multi-tool to carry daily instead of a knife. Most important things I need are the pliers, wire cutters, and small screw drivers. Not really interested in getting one with an excessive amount of blades, files, bottle openers, etc. Does anyone have one they reccomend? I'm having trouble finding a nice smaller lightweight one. Seems like most of the tools available these days are huge with all kinds of unnecessary features.

Historian
10-30-2010, 12:20
I do...most days...it's a fantastic tool when you need it.

triehl27
10-30-2010, 12:24
I do, a Super Tool 200 on my duty belt, and usually a Leatherman wave in my pocket off duty or a Leatherman Juice. Or of late, I have been carrying, a Gerber (pre pliers) multitool that I bought in England years ago.

kirgi08
10-30-2010, 15:13
Everyday.'08.

Markasaurus
10-30-2010, 16:23
you gotta get one with a belt holster, put it next to the cell phone holder. Any multi tools put into pockets are problematic ( they hurt). Can't lose with Gerber.

Travclem
10-30-2010, 16:27
I carry a Skeletool CX with a pocket clip.

Mydnyt
10-30-2010, 16:29
Leatherman Wave

Just1More
10-30-2010, 16:32
I've been wanting a leatherman juice. Not sure if they are useful or not.

Free Radical
10-30-2010, 16:36
Every day and every day it comes in handy.

Leatherman Wave.

Jason D
10-30-2010, 18:15
It depends on what you call a multi-tool.
My Victorinox Super Tinker is billed as the original multi-tool.

I always have that and a Leatherman Squirt S4.
The Squirt isn't much of a multi-tool but it is handy.

I find myself to be quite the multi-tool whore.
I have about 12 various Leathermans(Waves/Supertool300/fuse/crunch/ECT you get the point), and 2 Gerbers. I carry none of them. I do however have them stashed all over the house.

lwt210
10-30-2010, 18:21
I carry a Leatherman Surge at work on my duty belt.

It is a very heavy MT but I don't notice it when on my Bianchi duty belt.

But for EDC, I bought a Leatherman Kick and the aftermarket pocket clip and that is the cat's meow for a light, handy tool. Sounds like it has what you are looking for.

http://www.leatherman.com/products/product.asp?id=13&f=6&c=1

Historian
10-30-2010, 19:49
I carry a Leatherman Surge at work on my duty belt.

It is a very heavy MT but I don't notice it when on my Bianchi duty belt.

Same here! Althoguh I don't use a duty belt much anymore. But that sure is one handy tool.

Jason D
10-30-2010, 20:08
Is the Surge like a wave on steroids?
I can't keep them all straight in my head.
There is one of those large tools I felt I got ripped on.

I think it's the Core though.
I hate plastic in a multi-tool.
The smaller ones that use them as grips aren't that bad though.

Jayman
11-01-2010, 23:04
Leatherman Juice C2, small enough and smooth enough to go into a pocket, big enough for actual duty work. Pliers and scissors, one phillips screw driver head, 3 different flat screw drivers, and one can/bottle opener. I carry it on and off duty, almost all the time.

nky1129
11-02-2010, 09:15
Leatherman Juice C2, small enough and smooth enough to go into a pocket, big enough for actual duty work. Pliers and scissors, one phillips screw driver head, 3 different flat screw drivers, and one can/bottle opener. I carry it on and off duty, almost all the time.

This. Except I'm not LE, so I'm always off duty.:cool:

Short Bus
11-02-2010, 09:19
I either carry it or more times than not, have it in my go bag that is not far away. I keep a SOG Power Lock. I have had the gerbers, Leathermans and all that. I have been most impressed with the SOG. Check them out.

cosmose
11-03-2010, 16:42
i carry my gerber flick everyday, awesome tool. i also have a leatherman wave which is awesome i carried it for several years. when i don't want the weight of a full size multi-tool i carry a gerber clutch (which is very useful for its size)

mesteve2
11-03-2010, 17:28
I carry those.

Found the multi-tools not up to the job.

Plus very expensive for what they are.

:wow::wow::wow::wow::wow:

Duece McCracken
11-03-2010, 18:19
I dont edc a multitool, but when I do carry one it's my SOG powerlock. Compound leverage pliers FTW!!! I have also owned a few gerbers, and leathermans. My second choice is a leatherman wave.

BL33D 4 M3
11-03-2010, 18:30
I carry a Skeletool CX with a pocket clip.

Same here. Its great.

Edwood
11-13-2010, 02:28
geber multy tool. It has been a life saver.

Unistat
11-13-2010, 08:37
Leatherman Wave, edc. Also a Benchmade Mini-Griptillian, because it is easier to get out when I just want a knife. When I was in IT, the LM did 90% of the work and the BM did 10%. Now that I work in a museum the BM does 75% and the LM 25%.

rjgraves
11-13-2010, 11:04
I either carry it or more times than not, have it in my go bag that is not far away. I keep a SOG Power Lock. I have had the gerbers, Leathermans and all that. I have been most impressed with the SOG. Check them out.

I have a SOG Powerlock too, and I agree its very impressive. I don't carry it very often, but it does come in handy around the house.

Jeepnik
11-13-2010, 14:14
I've noticed that over the years, they have gotten larger and larger. I guess that does increase the utility of it, but after awhile I wonder where it's going to stop.

Myself, I have one of the original mini leathermen. It fits nicely in a jeans watch pocket. I figure if I need anything larger, I'll go get my tools, and use the right one for the job. Not only do you not bugger things up, but it saves lots of skin.

Bucky89
11-13-2010, 14:16
I usually carry a Gerber when I got backpacking, but not daily.

Jason D
11-13-2010, 15:47
I just opened a new Gerber 600 the other day.
I was going to replace an older one of the same model.

I wanted to toss the older one in my tractor's tool box.
The sad thing is the new Gerber was a piece of crap.
While it looked like the old one in almost every respect.
It was just full of burrs and wire edges on everything with an edge.

carbuncle
11-13-2010, 17:35
These days, it seems like carrying just a pocket knife doesn't do me much good. I'm working in the electronic maintainence field, and often need things such as screw drivers, pliers, etc. I've decided to find myself a nice multi-tool to carry daily instead of a knife. Most important things I need are the pliers, wire cutters, and small screw drivers. Not really interested in getting one with an excessive amount of blades, files, bottle openers, etc. Does anyone have one they reccomend? I'm having trouble finding a nice smaller lightweight one. Seems like most of the tools available these days are huge with all kinds of unnecessary features.

I've had a Leatherman Juice S2 for a few years and it's holding up nicely:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&expIds=17259,18167,26691,27365,27404&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=leatherman+juice&cp=12&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=5428206618694291061&ei=dyDfTK7uIYzWtQPwsLGECw&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=image&resnum=7&sqi=2&ved=0CFMQ8gIwBg#

banjobob
11-13-2010, 17:41
Isn't Mr Leatherman something just this side of a communist? I thought I heard this somewhere and have avoided them since, but would like clarification if this is not true.

Jason D
11-13-2010, 17:59
He was a kerry supporter during one of the elections.

Sportsfame18
11-13-2010, 20:20
Carry a leatherman juice s2, you wont even know its on you espcially if you get the belt pouch. I carry one of those and ALWAYS have a leatherman TTI in my jeep just in case

Slacker
11-13-2010, 20:26
Here is what you need:
http://www.leatherman.com/product/Squirt%20E4

GammaDriver
11-13-2010, 21:08
The Leathman Kick, I believe, is closest to the original Leatherman I wore for many years. I realize all the things the competitors have tried to 'fix' about the leatherman tools, and there are some great options out there, but I get by more than fin with Leatherman multi's, and the needle-nose pliers are much more handy than blunter pliers on other multi-tools.

Jason D
11-14-2010, 15:48
I hate the leathermans with plastic in their grips.
There are some of the larger more expensive leathermans with a hell of a lot of it in their grips. The big one I have like that is the Core. I believe it's the Core anyway.

It's the only tool I ever felt ripped off on.


I wish they could be all stainless like the Wave's and Crunch.

OMEGA5
11-14-2010, 16:17
Not as a daily practice but I try make it a habit to carry my old
Leatherman CORE when I ride my bikes or ATV. It has come in handy.:whistling:
Dano :harley:

mechanica
11-14-2010, 16:20
I keep one in my car's glove box, along with a flashlight, etc.

kayakjax
11-23-2010, 16:16
I carry a Leatherman Skeletool CX in the watch pocket of my work pants (with the pocket clip). It's 5 ounces and doesn't have a bunch of stuff I'd never use.

I have several of the bigger multi tools that now live in a drawer.

20South
11-24-2010, 22:43
you gotta get one with a belt holster, put it next to the cell phone holder. Any multi tools put into pockets are problematic ( they hurt). Can't lose with Gerber.

This, although for me, its a Wave I have had since they first came out.

b97m
11-25-2010, 00:03
I carry a leatherman kick in my bag. I was never in to multitools but someone gave me a home depot gift card so I got one. It has come in handy though.

CBRGlocker
02-24-2011, 23:57
I carry a Skeletool CX with a pocket clip.

Just got one myself. Awesome EDC. Small, light, and has all the things I need.

Dr.Og
02-25-2011, 16:03
been carrying a SOG PowerLock since Christmas. love it.

Mathwiz
02-25-2011, 16:10
Victorinox Swiss Tool. The quality of the steel and the machining is top notch.

Jeepnik
02-26-2011, 12:06
If size isn't an issue, take a look at the multitasker. It's a great range tool, and works well for everyday stuff as well.

http://www.multitaskertools.com/

Ahmid
02-26-2011, 12:20
When I was working never left home without one. Now that I am retired, one in the car, one on me when biking...

Bilbo Bagins
02-28-2011, 09:00
I carry a Leatherman Skeletool CX in the watch pocket of my work pants (with the pocket clip). It's 5 ounces and doesn't have a bunch of stuff I'd never use.

I have several of the bigger multi tools that now live in a drawer.

+1 A friend of mine turned me on to the Skeletool. I use to carry a Wave, but it was a little heavier and bulkier. All I really need is the knife, screwdriver and pliers/wire cutter anyway and teh skeletool is easier to pocket carry.

Deployment Solu
02-28-2011, 09:40
I carry a Gerber Diesel everyday in a Kydex/tek-lok pouch I make. I also have a several other Gerber Multi-tools in various BOBs. I use the Diesels daily!!!

Glockin21
02-28-2011, 10:41
I never go anywhere without a multi-tool,razor blade and pig sticker.

Indiana Camper
03-03-2011, 20:09
I got a Juice S2 for Christmas. I also bought myself at MUT around the same time. I was much more excited about the MUT but man, that Juice is in my pocket every day on duty and off. Even running around wearing athletic pants I don't even notice it. I find myself using it more and more. The MUT is very cool and rides in my briefcase in the passenger seat.

Charlie Fox
03-11-2011, 11:29
I carry a Leatherman Juice S2 everyday to augment whatever else I'm carrying.

NeverMore1701
03-11-2011, 13:10
I've carried a Leatherman Juice S2 every day since '05. It's banged to hell, and I broke the large flathead off, but it still works great. It replaced an original Leatherman that I carried for years before that.

tmorg
03-12-2011, 15:40
I can't believe nobody has mentioned the leatherman blast.
It is small and fits the OP's requirments to a T

deputy tom
03-24-2011, 19:12
I only carry one on my belt on the weekends.I do however keep one in every vehicle's glove-box,one in my range bag, one in my BOB and another up in the dresser.They always come in handy.tom.:cool:

furioso2112
03-24-2011, 19:19
Leatherman Wave all the time

RetailNinja
03-28-2011, 11:51
New Leatherman Surge in my car and a Vic Trekker in my pocket.

phonejack
03-28-2011, 16:34
Gerber, for a looong time

carloglock19
03-28-2011, 18:40
Gerber multi at work and in the range bag when I go shooting!

jwagess
03-28-2011, 19:02
Guess I'm behind the times, I just carry a basic Swiss Army knife.

VinnieD
03-30-2011, 16:41
I've had a mini Gerber multitool on my keys for a few years, and it's served me well. It doesn't have as many tools as some cheaper multitools, but what you get is much sturdier and better built.

tripton
03-31-2011, 20:22
Swisstool.

I have yet to find anything that is even close to being as tough.

taurn88
04-01-2011, 01:54
Swisstool.

I have yet to find anything that is even close to being as tough.

I'd say the SOG Powerlock would be a match. I used those pliers to cut the hardest wires, it has really surprised me that it hasn't break yet. The only thing i don't like is the knife, it's got a one sided edge. :crying:

but I always wanted to try out the Swisstool. I hear nothing but good things about it.

Deployment Solu
04-01-2011, 05:48
I own a few Gerber Multi-Tools, A diesel is my daily carry AND daily use. I just wish they all has replaceable wire cutters. They just don't hold up too long.