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Gerber-multitool 141 25.00%
Leatherman-multitool 295 52.30%
Just a knife 113 20.04%
None 6 1.06%
Other 56 9.93%
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I have had both Leatherman and Gerber brand MT's and liked both (and managed to lose them both). I'm impatiently waiting for the Leatherman MUT to come out. It's designed specifically for ar-15 shooters and the like. It's great looking but the price isn't so great - $150.00. I better not lose that one.

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What about the SOG?

http://sogknives.com/store/S66.html

I don't currently have one, but it is on my short list.
Imagine what Angus MacGyver could have done with these????

O yea for EDC I carry a Leatherman, in a pack or two I have a couple old Gerber tools. I also carry a Swiss Army Knife and a couple pocket folders, one for work and one for food. A fixed blade across my belt usually a KaBar. Not uncommon for Redskins to carry lots of knives.
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I use a Leatherman Wave and my wife has a Leatherman Kick. Both great tools.
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Small Vise Grips and knife of the day. I've broken Gerber and Leatherman under normal use. I've never busted a pair Vise Grips.
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The Leatherman Supertool 300 with the replaceable wirecutters and a decent pocket knife (today the black Spyderco Byrd Raven).
Imo the blades from multitools can't replace a good (pocket) knife.

Robert.
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I rock the Gerber occasionaly, I usually have my knife but the gerber is always close by....just to bulky for my pocket sometimes.
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The Leatherman MUT is quite the tool for survivalist that are also gun owners -

http://www.readypro.biz/leatherman-m...ool-black.html

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The Leatherman MUT is quite the tool for survivalist that are also gun owners -

http://www.readypro.biz/leatherman-m...ool-black.html

September can't come fast enough =)
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True that !!!!!!!!!!!
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I also have a Victorinox Deluxe Tinker. It goes with me much of the time but it is a 3" plain knife that lives with me all the time.

If I need a bigger set of pliers I use real pliers, not a multi-tool.

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I use the Victorinox swisstool. Had it for about 3 years now, hasn't failed me yet. My leatherman continues to gather dust. Granted they're pricey, but you can find them on clearance pretty regularly on the web.

http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/...product=53954&
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SOG powerlock. Worth checking out. I got one from steepandcheap for $50.
I have several leathermans (wave, surge, blast) in a few diff't kits.
however, I got a SOG and love it. highly recommend it.
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I carry a Gerber just because of the fact that it didnt have spanish on the package like leathermans do (french was not included).
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Leatherman Wave, always have and use it almost daily
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Leatherman Wave (until the MUT comes out!) and my Victorinox Super Tinker. I used to be a big fan of Gerber but the simple fact is they will rust. I've had 3 Gerber multi-tools and all 3 have rusted where none of my other knives or multi-tools have.
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Gerber = worst multi-tool ever produced. Ever.

As a former Army helicopter mechanic, I was able to use, and witness the use of, most brands of multi-tools. Gerbers were the flimsiest and most easily broken of any brand. The blades and screwdrivers were easily sheared or broken doing the most mundane of tasks. Talk to any Army mechanic who carries a Gerber multi-tool, and I would lay money on at least one of the tools being broken. The floppy sliding pliers become loose quickly, and their retention mechanism (for keeping tools locked out) borders on unsafe.

On the other hand, I highly recommend a high-end Leatherman or any Victorinox (Swiss Army) multi-tools. Leatherman multi-tools have come a long way since their original versions and are now durable and easy to use. Their warranty is fantastic. Of all brands, Victorinox is the ONLY tool which I've never seen break. They are extremely tough and my first choice. Their only downside is lack of a needle nose point on the pliers.
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I liked the features of the Gerber, especially the RemGrid hacksaw blade and replaceable 3-sided carbide cutting teeth inset in the plier jaws. The Leatherman lines have always felt overly stylish, and not robust enough.

I also carry a couple other knives, for various other uses. I have a Cold Steel Urban Pal on my keychain, a Victorinox Soldier for typical "pocket knife" tasks, a little Victorinox credit-card style in my wallet because of the nice scissors, and a Benchmade locking folder on my belt for combat situations.
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I use a Gerber, because the One-hand opening makes my life much easier.
Additionally I carry a Mission-MPF-Ti in aa kydex or a Pohl Force
Alpha Three Survival in a Cordura sheath.

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I got a Leatherman Surge. It is one of my EDC tool. I never leave my apartment without it...
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Leatherman Wave and Fuse. Both have served me well. I've never broken a Leatherman, but a buddy of mine did manage to break the jaws of one of his Leatherman's (can't remember which model) when we were in Iraq. He was prying on a metal band on a pallet of ammo crates and it broke. Really, he was abusing the tool because he should have used tin snips. He wrote and e-mail to Leatherman telling them it had failed him in combat. They apologized profusely and sent him a Supertool (I think that was the model?) to replace it. That kind of customer service was pretty impressive.
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My preference depends on where I am...

For my EDC it's my leatherman Wave (new style) carried on my belt.

When @ work it's a LM Blast in the holster with my trauma shears and maglite (I'm a nurse). I also carry the same rig when working for the fire dept.

Back when I worked as a theatrical electrician I carried a gerber b/c I liked being able to whip out the pliers one handed so I could tighten up a light while hanging off a ladder.

When going minimalist I have a LM skeletool to take along.

I just received a LM Juice for my 5th wedding aniversary that I plan to use as my "dress-up" tool.
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