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Old 29th Nov 2012, 15:43   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Multi-tool

Afternoon.

Im after a Leatherman Multi tool, however, im stumped for which one to get.

So like one of my previous posts,

What would you guys suggest, what 'model' specifically?


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Old 29th Nov 2012, 17:47   #2 (permalink)
 
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How much money you got?
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 17:56   #3 (permalink)
 
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I was looking in the region of 50, however, if its more, ill still look at it.

Just shoot your suggestions, Regardless of price.
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 18:47   #4 (permalink)
 
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I have owned the Leatherman ST, ST-200 and now ST-300. They have continuously developed one better Super Tool after another the 300 is the best multi tool I have ever known.
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 23:58   #5 (permalink)
 
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WAVE, had it for years
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 01:25   #6 (permalink)
 
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+ 2 Wave for sure
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 01:53   #7 (permalink)
 
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A good pen, and a spare one.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 05:39   #8 (permalink)
 
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life time

I paid under 10.00 pound for mine and it was good for life. Mind you I'm 72!
Keep them up boys.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 06:02   #9 (permalink)
 
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my current multi is a leatherman charge, thats the one with titanium sideplates, i have owned a gerber very fancy but does not have the strengh of the leatherman.


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Old 30th Nov 2012, 06:49   #10 (permalink)
 
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Wave for me also, Gerber just to flimsy for our needs.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 14:27   #11 (permalink)
 
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My wife keeps a wave in her purse, it's a Gucci tool. All in good fun. I feel the ST's are best suited for line work, if you go on leatherman's website you will see it is listed as a heavy duty tool and I am super impressed with the -300. You need to just pick one up to understand what I mean. The cutters are suitable for everything from cutting .40 to shearing string tye and are replaceable for the first time ever. I do not like the stubby phillips on the wave or the gerber, the -300 gives you reach and torque. The lock/release mechanism has improved, easy to use and super dependable

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Old 30th Nov 2012, 16:48   #12 (permalink)
 
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Cheers for the suggestions, ill look into them both

Another question, have you had any issues getting them airside?

Once its through initially it should be fine, it'd live in my toolbox. Im just unsure whether security would not allow it through due to the sharps.
I do have a tools permit along with my airside pass, so i can take tools though.

However, i have had security make a fuss over my tin punch when i first brought that through, even with my tool permit.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 19:28   #13 (permalink)
 
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Have to agree leatherman wave is spot on, but I currently have a gerber does the same job & is cheaper. What are people expecting them to do, they are a quick & easy tool to use but no substitute for a real toolbox. If you will break a gerber you'll break a leatherman
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 20:17   #14 (permalink)
 
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The90sAME

Security has been the same issue with us as well, they do not care once the tool is airside. We can get a tool pass cleared but it is a major pain. People have been known to have mgt. use an airside vehicle that can go off field, simply ship the item to your work address. Takes some creativity sometimes.

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Old 30th Nov 2012, 20:29   #15 (permalink)
 
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Ive gone foe the ST300, mainly because i found it on offer for 60 from 88, whilst the wave still sits at around an average of 80.

My only issue is, im travelling around airports the airline i work for, fly from, to gain experience towards my A1 license, so i have no permanent work address, yet. And a few airports are more anal about security than others.
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Old 1st Dec 2012, 04:51   #16 (permalink)
 
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Dip it in oil or even better skydrol if you are worried, doubt the buggers would want to touch it. Wise choice with the ST300 in this matter, no visable sharps.
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Old 1st Dec 2012, 09:46   #17 (permalink)
 
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Ill give it a shot when im back on the line after winter.

Cheers
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 03:41   #18 (permalink)
 
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I got the first Leatherman before they had all the model names, it broke so I got a Swisstool. Someone told me to send the Leatherman back to the manufacturer, they sent me a brand new Blast in the mail. It is much better than the original Leatherman.
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 05:51   #19 (permalink)
 
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Cool

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Ill give it a shot when im back on the line after winter.
Lucky you, all snuggled up inside your nice warm hangar for the winter, get out on the ramp it's the only place to be in the winter!
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 12:19   #20 (permalink)
 
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Lucky you, all snuggled up inside your nice warm hangar for the winter, get out on the ramp it's the only place to be in the winter!
Only until i get my license aha. Then its 100% Line

Its not always warm though! APU runs and dry-cycling can be done in the hangar, so the doors are open more often than not

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