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Leathermen
« on: January 09, 2013, 03:55:29 PM »
Looking to buy a leathermen tool and was wondering which one would be to purchase.

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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 03:58:54 PM »
The "Wingman," is the one on my belt or in my pocket most of the time.  I regrind the pliers tip, they often snap.

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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 04:04:29 PM »
for my last birthday raider bill bought me a leatherman wave.  i love the thing.  the knife and serrated blade can both me opened only using one hand.  the saw and file require two but neither get little use.  it fits my hand pretty well and is not awkward to use at all.  so far it has held up to use and abuse by me since mid october.

the only bad thing about it is the holster it comes with.  because mine 5-10 times a day the velcro was pulling away from the fabric.  i made a leather holster for it and that problem was solved.

raider bill has a SOG power assist.  he will have to fill you in on the details on that one as ive never really used it.  im trying to make a leather holster for it now.  (the leather and tools are to the side of the laptop and as soon as i finish here ill keep working at it)
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 04:17:27 PM »
Looking to buy a leathermen tool and was wondering which one would be to purchase.

Guess it would depend on what you plan to do with it. Got an idea,  or is "Icefisher" clue enough?
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 04:30:08 PM »
i have the charge and it stood up better than the others i had. the pouch it rides in isnt much tho. the Velcro dosent last long. took one back to LL BEAN the kid at returns says is it broken? ya so he gives me a new tool pouch everything while taking it out of the plastic he pokes a staple in his finger then disaperes  for 15 mins to stop his finger from leaking and write up the accident report

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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 04:47:18 PM »
for my last birthday raider bill bought me a leatherman wave.  i love the thing.  the knife and serrated blade can both me opened only using one hand.  the saw and file require two but neither get little use.  it fits my hand pretty well and is not awkward to use at all.  so far it has held up to use and abuse by me since mid october.

the only bad thing about it is the holster it comes with.  because mine 5-10 times a day the velcro was pulling away from the fabric.  i made a leather holster for it and that problem was solved.

raider bill has a SOG power assist.  he will have to fill you in on the details on that one as ive never really used it.  im trying to make a leather holster for it now.  (the leather and tools are to the side of the laptop and as soon as i finish here ill keep working at it)

My SOG power Assist is a pain to deploy and close the tools including both knives [pretty much needs 2 hands] but works real nice once you do. That said I pretty much only wear it when riding [cause it looks cool  8)] so really I haven't got proficient opening it up.
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 05:05:00 PM »
The "Wingman," is the one on my belt or in my pocket most of the time.  I regrind the pliers tip, they often snap.

Good Luck,  jay

 Did you know that leathermen tools are warantied  and will be fixed or replaced if broken, just saying...  :P

 I have four of half a dozen of them of different models, one is flair, wave, fuse and the original the others are in the shop tool boxes. All are good , they have a good knife and a good set of pliers. I always have one on my belt, yes even at weddings  ;D, never know when you will be in need of some MacGyvering!!

 
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 05:05:38 PM »
It. Might be a bad word on the leatherman thread, but I have a gerber diesel.  I love it. Easy one hand open for the pliers. All the other tools are on the outside so you don't have to unfold it to get at everything.

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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 06:05:19 PM »
I love my wave. thumb holes to open the knife blades are awesome. eventually something breaks and I get it replaces. I also go to llbean cause its close and I usually have an excuse to go there.

I order leather cases from the leatherman website. they are better than the one the wave comes with and cheap enough. they have a snap not Velcro

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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 06:31:07 PM »
Thank's Isawlogs, I have used it a few times.  I now just keep them stubby, since I have snapped the tips off a few times.

Regards,  jay
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 06:52:31 PM »
  I have been using the Wave for several years and have done like others and got the leather sheath after the velcro died. I think you can buy it with either the leather sheath with snap or the nylon sheath with velcro, get the leather!
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 09:22:07 PM »
I am still partial to the Original Leatherman.  I have tried a couple of the others, but they are so much larger.
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013, 10:10:46 PM »
I have been carrying a Gerber multi-tool for many years.  It is easy to open and close with one hand and I probably use it 15 times a day.  The company has replaced broken ones for me in the past with no hassle.
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013, 10:44:47 PM »
Go with Gerber, better quality, easier to use, easier on the palm... have had both over the years, will go with Gerber from now on...
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2013, 11:05:04 PM »
Wave! lost one but got another

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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2013, 11:16:52 PM »
I've been carrying a leatherman for many years and could not do without a multitool such as this.  After breaking a few of the implements I just return it to the shop and they send it away.  For the price of shipping I get a new one.  They are also quite a bit cheaper than they were a few years back but the quality is not as good. 
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2013, 07:43:06 AM »
I have been using a Leatherman tool since about 1994. I have tried Gerber but just didn't like it near as much.  The wave is nice, like the contoured handles, don't cut into the fingers when squeezing the pliers. I carry the Surge now, it seems a bit big at first, but it is NICE!!
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2013, 08:14:24 AM »
 Kick, got a yr before breaking the needle nose.There long enough to grind new points.I won't buy a velcro pouch ever again.
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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2013, 10:17:24 AM »
The velcro pouches are junk, I had to buy one when my last leather one died as it was all the store had at the time. I have 2 Waves right now so that when one is broken and sent in for repair I still have one on my hip ;) I feel like I'm missing a limb if I don't have my leatherman. I do wish they would just sell the repair parts so I could have them on hand and not have to send the tool off.
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Re: Leathermen
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2013, 10:25:43 AM »
I have used both Gerber and Leatherman.  Both are good but I never leave home without my Gerber.  I even have it on when I go swimming.  You never know when you will need it.


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