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Posted: 9/25/2004 1:30:27 PM EST
I have had two diffrent kinds and I'v liked them both Leathermen and SOG The Leatherman I broke the tip of the pliers and then lost in OIF I and the SOG I lost in OIF II amd I want to take another one with me to my OIF III but I dont know what one.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:33:50 PM EST
My Leatherman Super Tool 200 has been at my side for a little over 1 year now, still intact and functioning, but I think its time to sharpen the blades.I am not familiar with the SOG.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:37:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 1:37:48 PM EST by GUNGUY1911]
I bought a Gerber at Clothing Sales way back when, it still serves very well.!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:43:21 PM EST
Gerber. The made in USA one.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:45:44 PM EST
1)SOG Paratool
2)SOG Powerlock
3)SOG Needlenose Powerlock
4)Gerber Multilock

6)Leatherman Wave

8)Leatherman Original

No there aren't any mistakes in that list.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:13:19 PM EST
I am rough on tools... very rough. The only ones I don't break are the Schrades. They are bigger than the rest, but worth the bulk.

Sadly, Schrade just closed its doors, so if yiou want one better get it now. The PX here ar Leonard Wood still has em in stock.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:20:33 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:40:39 PM EST
I like 12" Vice grips. Then there is the oxyacetylene torch. And the pound of C-4. True multi-purpose tools.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:43:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Helldog40:
I like my Gerber multitool(s) because I can flick 'em open one-handed...



That and it just feels more sturdy. I had a Leatherman that I thought was going to twist while I used the pliars.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:45:12 PM EST
+1 for the Schrade. I've had mine for over 4 years and I abuse the hell out of it. I've broken several leatherman, and one gerber. The schrade is definately made well and hasn't let me down yet.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 3:09:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 3:31:19 PM EST
I have a Gerber and this damn thing got me out of a lot of tight situations!!!!!!! No, but it is a damn good quality multi-purpose tool. Got it a Wally world with a two AA Maglite for about less than 40 bucks. Both still working fine after three years service.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 3:39:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 3:41:25 PM EST by STLRN]
The Gerber legend series is good to go, the best part is the wire cutting blades, they are tungsten cutters that can be rotated as the ones in use dull and once you worn all 3 cutting edges out, you replace them. As some who has had to cut allot of slash wire, this is a real saver. The steel in slash wire will wear a set of multitools out in no time, this allows you to get a much longer life out of your pliers.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 3:46:17 PM EST
LETHERMAN.

the ps II is best for size, cost, quality, and essentials
and still made in the USof A
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 3:47:50 PM EST
Forgot to add the Schrade opens one handed also, like a butterfly knife.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 3:53:59 PM EST
I really liked my Victornox Swiss tool. That thing is build like a TANK.


But I just picked up a Leatherman Charge Ti, and so far I REALLY like it.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 3:57:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 4:05:02 PM EST
I have used the following tools over the last several years:

SOG, decent tool, no real complaints.

Schrade, decent but, rather bulky.

Leatherman Wave, it is what I am presently using. It seems to have stood up to what I have sought from it to date.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:38:43 PM EST
Leatherman Wave would be my first choice.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:44:43 PM EST
I like my Leatherman®. The design of the handle makes it hard to really put he-man type pressure on the pliers but that keeps me from breaking them.

Trivia Question. Does anyone know how the Leatherman got its name?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:53:15 PM EST
I love my Leatherman Wave
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:53:43 PM EST
Gerber Legend 800!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:54:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:00:24 PM EST
I've got an older Super Leatherman, I'm not too keen on the blade lock,
I do carry my Gerber tool everytime I put on my uniform. It serves me well
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:05:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By DigDug:
+1 on the Victorinox swisstool.



+2
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:11:50 PM EST
Duct Tape.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:19:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
I like my Leatherman®. The design of the handle makes it hard to really put he-man type pressure on the pliers but that keeps me from breaking them.

Trivia Question. Does anyone know how the Leatherman got its name?


yeah, the guy who designed/invented them, his last name is "LEATHERMAN"
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:27:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:04:01 AM EST
Gerber MultiTool.

One hand opening - simple flick of the wrist and viola! you've got pliers.

I'd try the Schrade, but I have never been able to open a butterfly knife!

Dave
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:07:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By tayous1:
I have had two diffrent kinds and I'v liked them both Leathermen and SOG The Leatherman I broke the tip of the pliers and then lost in OIF I and the SOG I lost in OIF II amd I want to take another one with me to my OIF III but I dont know what one.



I'm partial to Leatherman, but don't think any of them will do you any good if you keep losing them.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 7:02:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By EX11B:

Originally Posted By Pangea:Trivia Question. Does anyone know how the Leatherman got its name?

yeah, the guy who designed/invented them, his last name is "LEATHERMAN"



Ding Ding Ding. You are correct!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 7:11:06 AM EST
I carry my Leatherman snowboarding, because it fits all of the nuts and bolts on my board. When I go shooting or off roading, I carry my Kershaw multi-tool vise grip. The vise grip function has saved me when I had no wrench.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 7:11:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By mac130:

Originally Posted By tayous1:
I have had two diffrent kinds and I'v liked them both Leathermen and SOG The Leatherman I broke the tip of the pliers and then lost in OIF I and the SOG I lost in OIF II amd I want to take another one with me to my OIF III but I dont know what one.



I'm partial to Leatherman, but don't think any of them will do you any good if you keep losing them.




I know that one I lost my first one when I had the Ninja and I was puking in the streets of Bagdad the other was taken from me when I was taking a shower.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 7:28:11 AM EST
I've been carrying a SOG Paratool everyday since 8th grade. It was a birthday gift from my parents, so that would have been February 1996. It's been good to me.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:05:59 AM EST
ive had good luck with both my gerber and leatherman supertool 200...
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:13:49 AM EST
www.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/xtra/multis.html

Good feature comparison chart and pictures. Seems like its got them all.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 8:21:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 10:50:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By EX11B:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
...Trivia Question. Does anyone know how the Leatherman got its name?


yeah, the guy who designed/invented them, his last name is "LEATHERMAN"


Tim Leatherman, I believe.

Spoke to him a few years ago at either the SHOT or IACP show about getting some WAVEs made up with my agency’s name engraved on it. He spent most of the conversation complaining about other firms marketing his idea – seemed to be a real sore point with him!!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:47:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By RED_5:
I've got an older Super Leatherman, I'm not too keen on the blade lock,
I do carry my Gerber tool everytime I put on my uniform. It serves me well





So does the Rebel Alliance issue multitools to X-wing pilots, or do you have to purchase your own? How does it go with your orange coveralls?

How does Admiral Ackbar use a multitool with those claws of his? Or is it just a trap?
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:53:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By 199:

Originally Posted By EX11B:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
...Trivia Question. Does anyone know how the Leatherman got its name?


yeah, the guy who designed/invented them, his last name is "LEATHERMAN"


Tim Leatherman, I believe.

Spoke to him a few years ago at either the SHOT or IACP show about getting some WAVEs made up with my agency?s name engraved on it. He spent most of the conversation complaining about other firms marketing his idea ? seemed to be a real sore point with him!!


Yeah, Tim Leatherman has sued a couple of companies for ripping off his idea and won.

BTW: Leatherman has discontinued many of the older models and is being replacing them with multi-tools of newer design and better materials. Check out the Leatherman web site at www.leatherman.com
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 4:16:28 PM EST
just picked up a kershaw today on closeout at sears for 33.95. looks to be well made and designed. have a leatherman micra and used to have one of the superleathermans. i think this is far better.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:39:42 AM EST
+1 for the Schrade. Bulky, but very handy and well made.
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