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Old January 13, 2008, 12:12 PM   #26
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I looked at the Surge and Core, but wanted this first one to be a bit smaller. My Juice should be here Tuesday. If I like it, maybe I'll look into bigger ones for the truck and the quad. Let us know what you think of yours.
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Old January 13, 2008, 03:34 PM   #27
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i carry and use a leatherman fuse everyday. Make sure the blades lock open on any brand you decide on, my first multitool didn't have locking blades and they kept closing on my fingers when in use!
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Old January 13, 2008, 03:44 PM   #28
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I had no idea that Leatherman was anti-gun. That sucks, I love my Wave and just bought a TTi Charge for my best friend for Christmas. Well, I guess that is the last dollar that Leatherman will ever see from me. I guess I should have done my homework better, I feel like I just got sucker-punched.

I haven't been happy with Gerber's Multi-Pliers, I guess I will have to start looking for a new brand to go with. Thanks for the info, it just saved me from buying another TTi Charge for my Dad for his b-day. YOU HEAR THAT LEATHERMAN??? You won't get another penny of my money!
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Old January 15, 2008, 11:56 AM   #29
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I carry a combination Vice-Grip/Schrade Multi tool that has really served me well. At 7.2 oz., it's a bit heavy, but VERY useful. This is the only link (http://www.47d.net/~seven/vg/v-multitool.html) I was able to find with much info in the tool. I am not sure if they are still being produced.

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Old January 15, 2008, 12:48 PM   #30
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I had no idea that Leatherman was anti-gun.
egads... Leatherman is not in any way anti gun that I have been able to find out. Tim Leatherman is a Pacific North West granola eating outdoorsy folks with an environmentalist bend. As such he, as a private citizen who was dumb enough to sign on as a business leader and thereby tie his company to a candidate (an action he has regretted), has supported the likes of Kerry because of environmental issues.

To say Leatherman is anti gun is a very serious stretch of the imagination.

That Schrade tool is so ugly it is scary. I carry a multi tool for convenience and that thing looks like it needs to be in a tool box, not a pocket or belt sheath.

Try this for an easily portable locking plier:

http://www.leatherman.com/products/t...ch/default.asp

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Old January 15, 2008, 12:55 PM   #31
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I have an original leatherman and a leatherman mini.

I have a Gerber with srewdriver kit that is, too big to comfortably carry and that I leave in my gun box.

Many of the new Leathermans also seem to large with the result that they would soon get left at home on the dresser IMHO.
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Old January 15, 2008, 01:02 PM   #32
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My current carry tool



Leatherman Black Charge XTi

http://www.swordarmory.com/multi_tool/multi_tool.html
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Old January 15, 2008, 10:23 PM   #33
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I'm a fan of Leatherman. The Swiss Tools are nice as well.
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Old January 20, 2008, 02:27 AM   #34
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Ive gone through three Leathermans in 12 years of heavy use. The first one was an original model, in an industrial battery shop environment. It dealt with lots of acid and corrosion exposure until I loaned it out, and big surprise, it disappeared, so the guilty party bought me the 10-tool. All things considered that original model did a great job for me- my only complaint being the blades/tools didn't lock back.

I liked the 10-tool, and it was with me a long time, until it got stolen at work when I used it as a door wedge so I could get back into a customers building..That sucked. So to make myself feel better I bought a Wave. The Wave has held up for five years of heavy daily use assembling scientific equipment. The serrated blade could use some freshening up, since I'm constantly having to cut up cardboard so it'll fit into the compactor.
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Old January 21, 2008, 03:27 PM   #35
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Leatherman is the best---have been using an original tool for 8 years all the time---I'm good at losing hand tools---I always know where my Leatherman is so its my first go to tool for just about everything.


Pretty sure Shrade is out of business now.

Had a Gerber---cheap steel and snapped off a couple tools before I threw it away. Junk
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Old January 21, 2008, 04:10 PM   #36
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Pretty sure Shrade is out of business now.
Given they left owing us money I would say YES.
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Old January 21, 2008, 07:42 PM   #37
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I've had a Leatherman for years, it's never failed. My brother is into back country snowboarding and I got him a Gerber a few years ago, he was fixing a binding somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the Cascades and it broke.
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Old January 21, 2008, 09:04 PM   #38
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Victorinox 16oz of fury

I bought a Victorinox Swiss Tool since the Gerber I owned always got sand in the slide mechanisms every time I used it fishing. Also remember Victorinox is a much better brand than Wegner.
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Old January 22, 2008, 06:47 PM   #39
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I've carried a variety of Leatherman tools. Now days the one I get the most use out of is the Juice.

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Old January 24, 2008, 08:44 AM   #40
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Here's a good deal on a SOG tool, as well as several decent folders and a Seal Pup/tool combo: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/n/4...ting-Gear.html
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