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Best multi tool?

Post by Brenhden » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:37 pm

Hi all,
I've had a Leatherman since I was 13 and 6 months ago I lost it. Today I found and I've realized it's too precious to me to loose again so I need a replacement.
What is the best multi tool out there. I want it to last forever and have a good blade and pliers. Are Gerber better?
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Re: Best multi tool?

Post by WillS » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:10 pm

Always used a Leatherman Wave. Never had any problem or issues with it, still like new after nearly 15 years.
Plenty of cheaper ones on the market today, but not sure of the quality.
Sorry you lost your Leatherman, that's a bummer!! :(

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Re: Best multi tool?

Post by netsonic » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:12 pm

i have had a gerber suspension for years and used on many occasion, works perfect and very happy with it
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Re: Best multi tool?

Post by KTMBLAG » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:33 pm

Leatherman wave for me

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Re: Best multi tool?

Post by IainD » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:41 pm

I bought a Leatherman Wave around the turn of the Century, still in perfect condition and used regularly. Goes into every trip bag.
Does any household insurance cover your loss?

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Re: Best multi tool?

Post by SteveR » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:43 pm

Brenhden wrote:Hi all,

I've had a Leatherman since I was 13 and 6 months ago I lost it. Today I found and I've realized it's too precious to me to loose again so I need a replacement.

What is the best multi tool out there. I want it to last forever and have a good blade and pliers. Are Gerber better?

Cheer all

Bren
Try and find the same model... ;)

I am sure that the later versions have improved features but... On ebay, 2nd hand multitools are described as "retired"!

I am on my second Leatherman Supertool 200 now, the first bought in the US in 2000 was worked out after 8-9 years (retired!). Built like a brick outhouse and as heavy, but it does serious work every day. Sits on my hip and I feel lost without it in short time. (thumbs)

Try this for anoraks!! https://forum.multitool.org/

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Re: Best multi tool?

Post by SteveR » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:52 pm

WillS wrote: Plenty of cheaper ones on the market today, but not sure of the quality.
Seen this said elsewhere too... :whistle:

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Re: Best multi tool?

Post by TomBoyNI » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:06 pm

Always gonna be a Leatherman... just get another.
I have one I have had on my work belt for almost 15 years and another 4 or 5 dotted about, everyone of them is great.
Just got a Leatherman Signal - it is a great bit of kit. (thumbs)
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Re: Best multi tool?

Post by ChasF » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:17 pm

I've had a wave for 10 years or so - seems to be the best general purpose one out there.

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Re: Best multi tool?

Post by Nigel » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:23 pm

WAVE 25 year warranty and they honour it, bought in SA years ago, managed tof break a bit, took it to uk dealer to get it repaired and Leatherman gave me a new one (thumbs)

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