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Old 12-08-2019, 01:19 PM
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A couple of weeks ago, I lost my Leatherman Core in the Gulf of Mexico. I have had it and used it daily since 2005. Now, I find that they don't make it any more. It is a "retired" model. I liked it most due to it's larger size and strength compared to other models. I also liked the bit set that came with it.

Since it is no longer in production, I need a replacement. Any suggestions for which Leatherman to replace it with? I really want something of equal size, strength, and heft.

Thanks in advance.
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Supertool 300. Looks identical except it has the replaceable wire cutter jaws.

https://www.amazon.com/LEATHERMAN-Mu...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
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Why not look for a used one on ebay or craigslist if you were that happy with it?
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This is my Wave. I modified a china hex bit holder to work in the bit socket. The white tube has 4, 5 and 6 mm hex bits - they fit my leg and bicycle. I cut notches in the bit carriers and wrapped in dental floss for sewing with the needle carried in the webbing. I wrapped some teflon tape under the electical tape wrapped on the bit carriers.

Later I added an alice clip so i can carry it on my pistol belt. I also tucked a 6" carbide jaw needle driver in the belt loop flap.

As soon as I get the new china shoe patcher sewing machine operational I'm making a new holster. I'll be adding my ferro rod, a 4" crescent wrench and a sharpening steel/pry bar.

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Why not look for a used one on ebay or craigslist if you were that happy with it?
No luck on craig's list. I have never had good luck with used stuff off ebay. If they had a new one still in the box, I might buy it from ebay, but not used.
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Is the Supertool 300 not the same thing? except better, because it has the replaceable wire cutter?

Ebay does have a new core. But it costs more than the superior Supertool.

https://www.ebay.com/c/1901848412
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Is the Supertool 300 not the same thing? except better, because it has the replaceable wire cutter?

Ebay does have a new core. But it costs more than the superior Supertool.

https://www.ebay.com/c/1901848412
I saw one new for $160 which is just crazy. I have checked out the 300, and I think I will give that a shot. Thanks JM
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I have noticed that some people think discontinued models are worth more, lots more?

A buddy ask me to look for the Sony radio headphones we use to wear while working. They were like $20 at the time. No longer made but there several new ones for $200.
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I have noticed that some people think discontinued models are worth more, lots more?

A buddy ask me to look for the Sony radio headphones we use to wear while working. They were like $20 at the time. No longer made but there several new ones for $200.
That is insane. I am intrigued by the mods you made to your Leatherman.
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This is the alice clip mod to the holsters. I think my pry bar and ferro rod are out in the trucks underseat bag.



This my version of a ferro rod. 30-06 necked to 6mm. 2.5" x .25 ferro rod epoxied into the case. Grade 5 hardened bolt lathe cut to a square edge so it could be used as a scraper. Red rubber gasket makes a water tight seal for the waste gun powder inside the case. Enough for 10 emergency fire starts - nothing takes a spark better than gun powder.

The big one is a 50 Cal BMG case with a 6" x .5" rod - I keep it in my meds ammo box. Carbide knife sharpener for the scraper.

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No luck on craig's list. I have never had good luck with used stuff off ebay. If they had a new one still in the box, I might buy it from ebay, but not used.
Here's a new one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Leatherman-...UAAOSwd0pdvKPb
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Have you considered contacting Leatherman customer service to see what they currently make that is similar?
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Have you considered contacting Leatherman customer service to see what they currently make that is similar?
I would have, but I came here first and JustMe11 set me straight. I bought the Super 300
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Those very small crescents are surprisingly useful, though I guess it depends on what you do.
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Those very small crescents are surprisingly useful, though I guess it depends on what you do.
Currently appliance repair, but other trades too.
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I have:

2 Surges
Supertool 300
Rev (retired)
Sidekick
Leap
Micras
Squirt PS4 and ES4
Over a dozen pocket/keyring tools.

If you dont mind size and weight, get a Surge. I barely know its on my belt after the first day (12oz)

However, if youd like lighter weight, get a Wave (smaller Surge). Supertool gives the best of both worlds being a little lighter but still large. However, all tools are on the inside.
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