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Old 08-04-2013, 15:08   #1
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Multi-Tools...

Who carries them and what is your favorite? I've owned many multi-tools from several makers and my all time favorite is the Leatherman Original PST. Light weight, strong and a good selection of tools for my usage/ lifestyle. tom.
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Old 08-04-2013, 15:45   #2
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I carry the Victorinox SwissTool in my EDC bag. The only multi-tool I've had... got it at Smoky Mountain Knife works several years ago when we were traveling through Tennessee.
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Old 08-04-2013, 15:49   #3
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Old 08-04-2013, 17:12   #4
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Leatherman skeletool. Light, small, functional. Takes leatherman bits too and one handed open of the knife is a plus.

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Old 08-04-2013, 19:14   #5
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I had a Leatherman when the first came out but the minute I got my hand on the Gerber 1st gen it was over for me.

I now have 3 of the Gerbers. I like the fact that I can snap the pliers into ready with one hand, because 1/2 the time my other hand is full of whatever needs the attention of the pliers. I carry a one-hand knife anyway
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Old 08-04-2013, 20:15   #6
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Leatherman Wave.
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Old 08-04-2013, 22:44   #7
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Have the SOG, original Leatherman, Wave, 300, Charge. Had some Gerbers and smaller Leatherman tools. Gave them away.

Have given approximately 15 - 20 used Leathermans as gifts to members of the family within the last five years. Always appreciated. Give money and it is gone immediately. Give a tool or a decent knife and you are remembered for a long time.

My preference is for the Wave. Like the scissors feature. The multi-tool has surpassed the Victorinox knives within the context of an effective survival tool.
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Old 08-04-2013, 23:51   #8
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I had a Leatherman when the first came out but the minute I got my hand on the Gerber 1st gen it was over for me.

I now have 3 of the Gerbers. I like the fact that I can snap the pliers into ready with one hand, because 1/2 the time my other hand is full of whatever needs the attention of the pliers. I carry a one-hand knife anyway
+1 I've had a gerber for more than 10 years. I love the one-handed operation of the pliers.

I have a Leatherman Wave as well. It feels like a more solid tool, but somehow I still end carrying my Gerber more.

PROTIP: I use my Leatherman Wave sheath to carry my spare G26 mag.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:26   #9
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I had a Leatherman when the first came out but the minute I got my hand on the Gerber 1st gen it was over for me.

I now have 3 of the Gerbers. I like the fact that I can snap the pliers into ready with one hand, because 1/2 the time my other hand is full of whatever needs the attention of the pliers. I carry a one-hand knife anyway
Same here.
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I recall Tim Leatherman signed a letter in support of Hanoi John Kerry.

I wouldn't give him a penny. There is nothing his two-hands-to-open tool can do that my Gerber can't.
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I recall Tim Leatherman signed a letter in support of Hanoi John Kerry.

I wouldn't give him a penny. There is nothing his two-hands-to-open tool can do that my Gerber can't.
Fred, I understand your stance. I explained the kerry /leatherman connection to my wife. She gave me a Christmas gift leatherman with a sticker claiming it was from leatherman, kerry and their commie friends. She is a wonderful woman. tom.
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Fred, I understand your stance. I explained the kerry /leatherman connection to my wife. She gave me a Christmas gift leatherman with a sticker claiming it was from leatherman, kerry and their commie friends. She is a wonderful woman. tom.
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The Leatherman Wave is by far my favorite, and I have several of them among other LM models.

The thing that pisses me off, is that the Gerber 600 was a better tool. I have an early one that was a good solid hard use tool. It has had quite the toll on it over the years I have owned it. I bought a brand new one to replace the old worn one, and it was trash. Nothing but junk. A shadow of the former tool. The new one was relegated to tractor tool box duty. That's where old worn tools go to die.
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I carry the Victorinox SwissTool in my EDC bag. The only multi-tool I've had... got it at Smoky Mountain Knife works several years ago when we were traveling through Tennessee.
Victorinox for me too after I kept breaking Leatherman's. Maybe I shoulda' got a purple heart like Heinz Kerry.
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Old 08-06-2013, 23:07   #15
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I'm still carrying the original Leatherman Personal Survival Tool I bought shortly after I started in EMS 25 years ago.
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Old 08-06-2013, 23:29   #16
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Leatherman Skeletool CX is my daily. I have a few others, Gerber etc., scattered about in various bags and toolboxes but that's the one that's on my belt every day.
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" Maybe I shoulda' got a purple heart like Heinz Kerry. "

Ok. I researched the comment. Some of the material indicates two of the wounds were self inflicted. He had three purple hearts. If you received 3 (and not necessarily in combat), you could apply to go home - and he did.

So, hack away at yourself.
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" Maybe I shoulda' got a purple heart like Heinz Kerry. "

Ok. I researched the comment. Some of the material indicates two of the wounds were self inflicted. He had three purple hearts. If you received 3 (and not necessarily in combat), you could apply to go home - and he did.

So, hack away at yourself.
Nahh, he's the original Multi-TOOL.
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I've carried a cheapo of-brand (still decent quality) on numerous occasions but have rarely needed it, I usually have access to the one right tool for the job.

One of these days I'll probably buy a Gerber.

Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it

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I carry the Victorinox SwissTool in my EDC bag. The only multi-tool I've had... got it at Smoky Mountain Knife works several years ago when we were traveling through Tennessee.
100% agree- best tool ever.

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100% agree- best tool ever.
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I also like the Swiss-tool but the weight keeps me from wearing one on my belt. I prefer those for back-pack or glove box duty. tom.
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I have a Leatherman Charge and Wave. The Charge is superior to the Wave.
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I have a Leatherman Charge and Wave. The Charge is superior to the Wave.
I may have to check out a Charge. tom.
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