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01-01-04, 05:08 PM #1
Hi there, new to this forum. Just curious to know what the preferred multitool EDC is? I carry the Leatherman Crunch, Supertool & Micra and find it to be a great combo.
01-01-04, 07:43 PM #2
I love my original Supertool. The Victorinox Swisstool and SOG Powerlock also get good press.
01-01-04, 10:30 PM #3
Gerber legend 800 for me....mainly because the pliers are beefy enough to open an oxygen cylinder if the wrench has gone bye-bye... The saw blade that they include now is probably sufficient to cut through a set of jail bars....not that I am implying anything...
A little heavy though for an EDC...
I think there are two categories of these tools - ones you carry thinking you are going to use them and ones you carry thinking you'll probably never use them...
Mine is in the first category...
02-01-04, 03:39 PM #4
I have a Leatherman SuperTool (original design), tools adapter and a set of 32 screwdriver bits. These are probably mainland Chinese (since there's no country of origin marked on them).
The bits are are useful for opening small electronic and electrical things: torx with hole in centre, strange offset web four-spoke, three spoke, and those annoying twin hole screws that you find on things marked "no user-serviceabvle parts"...
02-01-04, 06:58 PM #5
I carry a Leatherman Wave at work and a Leatherman Pulse at home, I've used the Gerber 800 before and wasnt too keen on it, it just didnt seem to have the same quality as the Leatherman, more chunky though.
I use the Wave most days at work, (attaching radio mics etc) and I think I use the pulse even more often at home!
02-01-04, 07:22 PM #6
I'm with Ross on the Wave (makes us sound like surfers! Ross 'n Danzo in 'Wave Rider' ) I recently got one in a trade here and it has already proved a very useful and versatile tool. Good size as well.
02-01-04, 09:08 PM #7
I have the Leatherman Wave, Leatherman Juice, Leatherman Squirt, Leatherman Micra and the Gerber Legend, but what I always EDC is a Sebertool M3... it's so diddy
04-01-04, 04:22 PM #8
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I've been sold for a couple of years now on the Swisstool X, as its the only one I've found where it actually feels like you're holding a tool and I like their lock set-up. But the locking blades bring up a question, a multi-tool with locking blades, would it be legal in the UK?
04-01-04, 04:41 PM #9
Bought my Leatherman Wave while out in the US (few years ago) from Basspro Stores, paid about $50. Just shows how we get ripped off in the UK.
04-01-04, 04:59 PM #10
BurkStar - technically it would not be allowed but at the end of the day, it is a tool and is likely to be viewed as such. You would be VERY unlucky to be prosecuted for carrying one.
04-01-04, 05:33 PM #11
My preferred multitool is the Swisstool; it is the toughest and most positive but it is big and heavy.
I have a Leatherman sideclip which is a nice light alternative.
I also have a Leatherman Flair which I hoped would be nice but the corkscrew and bottle openers are crap
RogerNeo-Tribal and Retro-Industrial Metalsmithing
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04-01-04, 09:33 PM #12
21-02-04, 04:00 PM #13
Just noticed a link from CPF regarding new tools from Leatherman for 2004. There is also a link to product literature in pdf format
21-02-04, 04:10 PM #14
My EDC is a leatherman wave I cant fault it its solid and well made I have not tried many in comparison though. I may upgrade to one of the 2004 models if they are out yet I like the looke of the titanium XTi or the updated wave.
21-02-04, 05:42 PM #15
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have an old gerber that fell off the back of a tank once upon a time
was found by a friend of mine who gave it to me
im not sure but i think these were us army issue at one time
anyway not a scrap of plastic in sight - which i like
rock solid and good for most jobs from fixing fences to opening computers or digging out mushrooms
the only drawback is it can give ya a nasty nip in the palm of your hand if the pliers slip off what you are trying to grip
just sore enough to get me to kick one wellie boot halfway across the field and make me feel really stoopid
never paid much attention to what model it is but reading these board has me curious now
attached a pic just in case someone can identify it
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