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Old 08-24-2013, 15:33   #26
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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.
I just wanted to add that most of my Leatherman tools are pre kerry endorsement as most of my S&W pistols are pre agreement guns. tom.
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Old 08-27-2013, 21:11   #27
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Retired my Wave when I handled the Swisstool. No comparison in fit/finish. Victorinox FTW.
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Old 08-30-2013, 21:40   #28
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I've only carried one for the last 20 (?) years and it's always worked for what I needed....the original Buck Multi-tool.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:56   #29
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I've had a Leatherman for years; it rides in my camera bag, but hardly gets used. I have a Sebertool S4 on my keychain that sees use almost daily and an ASP T2 that gets used even more. The scissors are great for trimming cigars.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:01   #30
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Point of information:

I carried the original Leatherman for many years. At some point, I broke it (I forget how). Anyway I called the company and they promptly replaced it with no questions asked.

The CR rep asked why I seemed so irritated. I said it was because I was expecting to be told to go away. She said no, they guarantee their product.

Take this for what you will.



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I do think the scissors are a significant addition for a multi-tool.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:10   #31
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While I have the Leatherman OHT, and find it to be excellent, it's in my car, so it doesn't really qualify as an EDC.

My EDC is the Leatherman Squirt PS4, on my keychain. Works out OK for me.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:44   #32
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Point of information:

I carried the original Leatherman for many years. At some point, I broke it (I forget how). Anyway I called the company and they promptly replaced it with no questions asked.

The CR rep asked why I seemed so irritated. I said it was because I was expecting to be told to go away. She said no, they guarantee their product.

Take this for what you will.



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I do think the scissors are a significant addition for a multi-tool.
I broke the jaw of my first Gerber--completely due to abuse on my part--I called to ask about repairs, and said I would happily pay, since it was my fault for having abused the tool. I shipped it, and 2 days later a brand new pair came--no charge. I went out that day, and bought the needle-nosed version of the same tool. I carry it to this day.

Years of hard daily wear later:

The Cutting Edge

No one can accuse it of being a sheath queen. LMAO
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Old 09-09-2013, 13:46   #33
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While I have the Leatherman OHT, and find it to be excellent, it's in my car, so it doesn't really qualify as an EDC.

My EDC is the Leatherman Squirt PS4, on my keychain. Works out OK for me.
Is that OHT as good as it looks? I've never seen one in person. Wish it had scissors in it though.
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Old 09-09-2013, 17:20   #34
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Is that OHT as good as it looks? I've never seen one in person. Wish it had scissors in it though.
It's BETTER than it looks, IMHO.

All the blades/tools on it lock open. They are stiff, but it's doable with one hand, especially if wearing a glove. Definitely a hard-use item. If you haven't already, check this out: www.leatherman.com/product/OHT
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Old 09-09-2013, 17:47   #35
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I love my gerber with the carbide cutters. Has anyone used the multitasker?
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Old 09-09-2013, 20:51   #36
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Learherman supertool and Victorinox swiss tool spirit my two personal favorites!
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Old 09-09-2013, 21:04   #37
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an honest response

I bought my tools before the Charge and the Victorinox items came on the market. Otherwise, I would have chosen them. I do have one Charge unit.

Of all the potential tools, the scissors function has been the most important to me. On that basis, the Wave is the basic model for my usage. Already, I have the number Waves that I will ever need.

The lesser alternative tools from Leatherman and Sog are being given as gifts to relatives over time. For example, I have three nieces in high school who will be driving within the next few years and will need tools in their cars. It isn't like giving a silk handkerchief, but certainly more functional The nephews who already drive received old, clean leatherman tools in pouches.
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Old 09-09-2013, 21:51   #38
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Personally, I think the Leatherman's are way overpriced. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of junk out there that's not worth it, but I bought a couple of off brands that are great. Have a Berkley I keep in the range bag.
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Old 09-09-2013, 21:58   #39
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I didn't think the price was terrible when I bought mine. I've even changed my mind into thinking it's worth their price. Glock vs Hi Point.
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Cirdan - I agree, way overpriced. This is why I bought USED through eBay until about a year ago. Then, even the prices on eBay went crazy.

I figured that: 1. most people are honest when describing a used item; 2. a tool on a leatherman is either broken or not; 3. I don't carry about scratches on a tool. However, with a slight improvement in the economy for some people, the prices on used tools has skyrocketed and so I don't buy anymore.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:17   #41
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I broke the jaw of my first Gerber--completely due to abuse on my part--I called to ask about repairs, and said I would happily pay, since it was my fault for having abused the tool. I shipped it, and 2 days later a brand new pair came--no charge. I went out that day, and bought the needle-nosed version of the same tool. I carry it to this day.

Years of hard daily wear later:

The Cutting Edge

No one can accuse it of being a sheath queen. LMAO
Fred, nothing wrong with honest wear on a tool. My Gerber is the older model without the locking blades. Still works well after all of these years. tom.
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Cirdan - I agree, way overpriced. This is why I bought USED through eBay until about a year ago. Then, even the prices on eBay went crazy.

I figured that: 1. most people are honest when describing a used item; 2. a tool on a leatherman is either broken or not; 3. I don't carry about scratches on a tool. However, with a slight improvement in the economy for some people, the prices on used tools has skyrocketed and so I don't buy anymore.
I agree that new they are very pricey but good used ones are still available at great prices. I bought a pre owned un-used Crunch for less than the cost of lunch this past Feb. at a gunshow. tom.
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Old 09-10-2013, 18:33   #43
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There are some of the Leathermans that I feel cost to much for what they are.
The only one I ever purchased that I felt I got ripped off on, is the Surge. It's one of the larger tools, but is full of plastic. Not only that, but it has two of the same sheep's head blades.

A mistake for sure, but I don't even use one let alone two.
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Old 09-10-2013, 19:27   #44
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Has anyone seen a Leathermen MUT? Saw a video of one, pretty neat. I will see if I can find the video.
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I have.

I would have probably bought one, had I not already had the cleaning stuff associated with the AR.
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Fred, nothing wrong with honest wear on a tool. My Gerber is the older model without the locking blades. Still works well after all of these years. tom.
The pair whose jaw I broke was the original model--without the locking blades. I hit a bunch of barbed wire (that the owner swore wasn't there) while field mowing for a neighbor. In my haste to clear the tangled mess, I reefed too hard on the pliers and *snap!*...

I think that pair was about 6-7 years old, and by the time I broke them, the locking type were out. I'm pretty sure that was the first year the locks became available.

I can't stand the newer models I've tried. I can't snap them open (consistently) with one hand; and since I use them anywhere from 10-300+ times a day, they are useless to me if they can't be deployed within 1-2 seconds.

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Old 09-11-2013, 01:56   #47
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I prefer the Gerber as well for the one handed operation. Had one in the Marines and loved it. My buddy came back from Afghanistan and gave me his. While out camping I loaned it to a guy and he lost it in the woods. Never loan your crap out or let it get out of site. Even if the guys a mechanic.

My family bought me a nice Leatherman. It's a good tool. But it's no Gerber...
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My family bought me a nice Leatherman. It's a good tool. But it's no Gerber...

Have you tried the Leatherman OHT? In your opinion, the Gerber's better, right? Which model?
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Have you tried the Leatherman OHT? In your opinion, the Gerber's better, right? Which model?
Haven't seen the OHT yet. I'll have to look it up. The Gerber I had was a model 600. The Leathermen I have is a Wave. It's a good tool with more features. But the simplicity of the Gerber and its smooth edges just feels more comfortable. I've seen the Gerber Diesels with more features and might check into one of those as well.
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Multi-Tools...

Just saw the OHT. Looks pretty nice with 1 hand operation. Wonder if I can find one locally.

Update:

Just found my first Gerber multi tool that I had in the Marines. It has a broken can opener. Since it has a lifetime warranty ill be sending it to Gerber for repair or replacement. I prefer a repair, but its an old tool and the pins are different on the newer models even though they look the same. A replacement will be ok if that's all they can do I guess...

I'll take some pics and post up the out come later in the thread. Turn around time is around 4 weeks...
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