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New Multi Tool

Postby St Chris008 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:57 pm

First off, I hope this is the right section. A multi tool normally has a knife, so I figured I'd just throw it in here as it kind of fits the general topic of the section.

Anyway, with Christmas coming up, I've been looking to replace my old Gerber multi tool that I lost a few months ago.

I'm looking to keep the price around $50-80, but I could bring up the price range a little if it's really worth it.

I'm looking for a good everyday tool, so screwdrivers, knife and saw blades, wire strippers/ cutters, good pliers, etc. are all pluses. I'm looking for something I don't have to baby either.

One of my favorites so far is the Leatherman Wave. I like the matte black finish, and I read it's supposed to be one of the best all purpose multi tools. Anyone have any experience with it, or have another suggestion?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: New Multi Tool

Postby cat61986 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:12 pm

Leatherman Charge (~$89) : http://www.leatherman.com/product/Charge_TTi

Leatherman Supertool (~$50, and not as pretty): http://www.leatherman.com/product/Super_Tool
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Re: New Multi Tool

Postby faden » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:12 pm

For all the tools you listed I back Cat's paw on the Charge. You could get the standard though, for a cheaper price. The Ti model just looks sweet.
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Re: New Multi Tool

Postby St Chris008 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:20 pm

Thanks cat and faden. I'll check out the Charge and Supertool.

The Charge Ti sure is good looking.
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Re: New Multi Tool

Postby Swordfish1227 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:16 pm

Little more than you wanted but:

Leatherman MUT:
http://www.leatherman.com/product/MUT

I have it and it's sweet. Bigger than the skeletool, but has a nice feel to it. If you hang it by the belt clip you will want to use the safety because the pliers will open up as you walk. The tools are on the outside, which is great, and when the pliers are opened the knife is locked closed.

There is also the MUT EOD, which has more wiring related features, but is more expensive.
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Re: New Multi Tool

Postby pyromaster55 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:32 pm

Since you called this an every day multi-tool I'm assuming you are going to be carrying it on your person. In which case I'll throw in the Juice S2 as well, You'll loose some functionality stepping down to a pocket size multitool, but the rounded sides and smaller size make it much more comfortable and convenient to carry in a pocket. That being said I'd stick with the Juice S2 model over the others because it's the slimmest... and really how often do you think to yourself "Man, if only I had a corkscrew right now!" :roll:
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Re: New Multi Tool

Postby Jonas » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:52 am

I'm going to toss the Leatherman Wave in the hat; I love mine.
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Re: New Multi Tool

Postby St Chris008 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:55 am

Jonas wrote:I'm going to toss the Leatherman Wave in the hat; I love mine.

That was the first one I looked at, and I'm still liking it.

I'm going to keep shopping around, you guys have been very helpful witg suggestions so far.
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Re: New Multi Tool

Postby zenmic » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:13 am

Here is my suggestion. I have been carrying this one for years and use it for lots of things.

http://www.gerbergear.com/Industrial/Tools/MP600_07564
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Re: New Multi Tool

Postby Jonas » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:13 am

...is that a jigsaw blade?
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