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Tex Arcana 06-11-2013 01:03 AM

So I'm looking for a new pocket tool...
 
What I have now:

[img]http://www.imgjoe.com/x/gerbermultip.gif[/img]

Gerber MultiPlier 600 Pro Scout. Nice tool, I've had it for about15 years or so. I love the ability to flick my wrist to pop out the pliers, so much so I switched from my previous Leatherman to this.

15 years is a long time, and it's breaking regularly on me now. The knife blade has snapped, the flat screwdriver blade has snapped, the fine flat blade has broken too. I think it's time to retire the old boy.


So I've heard that the latest Gerber tools, according to people I know and amazon reviews, aren't nearly as good, poorly constructed and easily broken. I'm also hearing/reading that the Leatherman products are excellent, still.

I like the new products put some of the blades on the outside, so they can be used without totally opening the tool. Scissors are a must as well, the Gerber ones have always been the best. I like the fact that Leatherman has micro-screwdrivers and accessory bits that go with the tool.

I dislike the butterfly opening need of the Leatherman; I've never liked the saw on the Gerber. I loved the saw on my old Leatherman, but I snapped it off really well on a small sapling one day.

One Leatherman I'm considering is the Wingman:

[img]http://www.imgjoe.com/x/47867801s500.jpg[/img]

I like the size and simplicity. I love the sturdy scissors, and the fact they're on the outside with the knife.


We sell the Wave at Lowe's, with the concomitant 10% employee discount:

[img]http://www.imgjoe.com/x/41zqvsd0jnls.jpg[/img]

I like the multiplicity of tools, the essential blades on the outside, and the multi-bit tool setup, as well as the microdrivers. I don't like the scissors, I do use them a fair bit, and need them to be sharp and tough.

I am listening, all. I appreciate the feedback. :)

edplayer 06-11-2013 01:42 AM

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c you auntie 06-11-2013 04:11 AM

ive still got the gerber my grandad gave me when i was 10 or so. its the same as your old one but without the snipping tool, i use it all the time, mostly just the pliers and screwdrivers, i thought that little saw was good though.

had a couple of smaller leathermans since then but sold them, might get another at some point cause i keep wanting a bottle opener when im out

c you auntie 06-11-2013 05:16 AM

might get the SOG paratool, since to be uk legal to carry in public without a "reasonable excuse" they need a non-locking (:cran:)sub 3inch blade

[IMG]http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010056-53.jpg[/IMG]

DoubleJ 06-11-2013 07:13 AM

Gerber whore here. 3 Multi-tools, 3 Gator knives, 2 Gerber skinning knives. Granted, not a single one was purchased after 2000 or so, so I have no idea what the quality is like on their newer stuff.

TUT RAGE!!! 06-11-2013 07:34 AM

[QUOTE=DoubleJ;25178018]Gerber whore here. 3 Multi-tools, 3 Gator knives, 2 Gerber skinning knives. Granted, not a single one was purchased after 2000 or so, so I have no idea what the quality is like on their newer stuff.[/QUOTE]

Gerber still good.
Go gerber to get fucked.

gribly 06-11-2013 08:19 AM

I have a leatherman squirt, love it.

c you auntie 06-11-2013 08:59 AM

was just looking at the squirt, is the bottle opener on it a piece of crap?

gribly 06-11-2013 09:42 AM

The whole thing is pretty rugged, I was very surprised. I originally bought it as a present for someone else, then I played with it and decided to give my step bro something different.

Baloneyflaps 06-11-2013 09:56 AM

Mr. Coffea

c you auntie 06-11-2013 10:11 AM

i have a feeling the ladies like mr coffea - mr coffea

Baloneyflaps 06-11-2013 10:38 AM

Genmays original pocket tool

Tex Arcana 06-11-2013 10:57 AM

[QUOTE=c you auntie;25178000]ive still got the gerber my grandad gave me when i was 10 or so. its the same as your old one but without the snipping tool, i use it all the time, mostly just the pliers and screwdrivers, i thought that little saw was good though.

had a couple of smaller leathermans since then but sold them, might get another at some point cause i keep wanting a bottle opener when im out[/QUOTE]

:pics:?

Tex Arcana 06-11-2013 10:58 AM

[QUOTE=c you auntie;25178013]might get the SOG paratool, since to be uk legal to carry in public without a "reasonable excuse" they need a non-locking (:cran:)sub 3inch blade

[IMG]http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/P1010056-53.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

I don't have that problem here. I *might* have that problem at work, but it hasn't been one in nearly 6 years, and I could always switch back to the old one if I need to.

Tex Arcana 06-11-2013 10:59 AM

[QUOTE=Baloneyflaps;25178058]Genmays original pocket tool[/QUOTE]

:lol:

Now what kind of experiences do YOU have with such things?


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