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Old 02-03-2012, 11:44 AM
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As several others have said, you can't go wrong with a Leatherman Wave.
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+1 for the Wave, once again...

Especially with the bit kit and extender.
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Leatherman WAVE no doubt, and there is a newer version out, best grouping of useful tools in a small package you can get.
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I carry a Leatherman Juice 24x7. Nice and small, nice belt pouch too.
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Gerber 600 series. I`ve carried one for years, its my right hand.
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I like my wave with the bit kit. I will getting the extender next trip to town.
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Leatherman Wave is great I have had one since they introduced it years ago. I broke a small piece on one sent it back to Leatherman, and they sent me the new version. I hit the pawn shops for them. I have 8 Leatherman wave's (one for each BOB and GHB) a Leatherman blast,skeletool,juice cs4,old model squirt p4 and s4 and an original PST. I also have one gerber tool that was a gift. I know I have a problem but around here used a wave is $20 so I get everyone that I can.
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I quit buying Leatherman products when Tim Leatherman publicly announced his support for John Kerry. John Kerry doesn't believe anyone should own firearms.

My Gerber tools work great, and my SwissTool is a joy to use.
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I like the SOG Powerlock multi tools with the Black Oxide finish. They are quality multi tools with everything you need and the Black Oxide finish makes them feel like velvet in your hands.
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I have quite a few Leathermans, like them all and rotate them depending on my plans for the day. SideClip is for work (wish they still made it ). Crunch goes on rides, Micra's go on key rings & inside bags/kits. EDC is a Micra & My original Leatherman Tool or Surge, Skeletool goes on hikes. Sometimes the Surge gets stashed in the pack since it's a little on the heavy side compared to other Leatherman's as far as belt carry goes.
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For half the price of a leatherman, I got 3 Ozark Trail multi tools from Walmart.

Some "experts" sporting "designer label" tools, tell me that what I bought is "cheap junk" and that "If you pay for quality, you only pay for it once".

To them, I always reply that my tools have done everything I've ever asked of them, for half the price.

And for half the price, if my tool ever breaks, I have two more just like it, can you say that about your leatherman?

For half the price, if my tool is ever stolen or lost, I have two more just like it, can you say that about your leatherman?

There is something to be said for practical quality over designer quality, but that's just me.
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+ one for Letterman wave
tried them all Letterman is the best (in the world).
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Let's see...where is Leatherman made? Oregon.
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It's hard to go wrong with Leatherman's, SOG's or Gerbers. I've used them In Law Enforcement, Truck Driving, Camping, the Shooting Range. Whatever you do, DON'T GO CHEAP!!! You'll regret it if you ever need it in a bad way. In an emergency, you will regret not paying more and buying quality, when it fails.
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Leatherman!

I am an engineer in the navy and carry one with me everywhere on ship. its solid and comes with the tools you actually use! I also carry another one with me for an EDC and it has proven itself over and over again.

As above DONT settle for cheap or relatively unknown brands. Leatherman is proven tough!
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For half the price of a leatherman, I got 3 Ozark Trail multi tools from Walmart.

Some "experts" sporting "designer label" tools, tell me that what I bought is "cheap junk" and that "If you pay for quality, you only pay for it once".

To them, I always reply that my tools have done everything I've ever asked of them, for half the price.

And for half the price, if my tool ever breaks, I have two more just like it, can you say that about your leatherman?

For half the price, if my tool is ever stolen or lost, I have two more just like it, can you say that about your leatherman?

There is something to be said for practical quality over designer quality, but that's just me.
My Leatherman hasn't broke, but all the cheapies I used before I headed the advice of my peers did. In my line of work an expensive tool you can rely on without a hint of a doubt in my mind is well worth its price in gold.
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For half the price of a leatherman, I got 3 Ozark Trail multi tools from Walmart.

Some "experts" sporting "designer label" tools, tell me that what I bought is "cheap junk" and that "If you pay for quality, you only pay for it once".

To them, I always reply that my tools have done everything I've ever asked of them, for half the price.

And for half the price, if my tool ever breaks, I have two more just like it, can you say that about your leatherman?

For half the price, if my tool is ever stolen or lost, I have two more just like it, can you say that about your leatherman?

There is something to be said for practical quality over designer quality, but that's just me.

I'm sure the chinese that assembled those ozark trail tools thank you for your purchase. My SOG was assembled in the USA so I'll pay a little extra cash to help keep an American working.
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Leatherman Wave. Buy it once; buy it for life.
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I also vote for the Leatherman Wave.

There are 3 tools that I use 95% of the time, the pliers, knife and standard screwdriver bit. The only other tool that I could see as being absolutely essential would be the can opener if it's going in a BOB. If you buy a Leatherman or a Gerber multi-tool, if it has those 4, it's the right price and the right size, you really can't go wrong.

If you want to know why not to buy a cheap multi-tool, watch the movie '127 hours'.
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