A/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1705 times:
Can I ask the AMT's out there, do you have a Leatherman in your toolbox if not so, WHY!!!, I 60% de panelled the a/c at college the other day with a Leatherman micra because we couldn't get into stores cause the storeman wasn't there, they set up shadowboards by the way, so I used a Leatherman, we were doing a D check or simulating it, so we stripped the a/c to bare structure components the lot GONE!!, this tool came in most handey and it didn't round of screw heads or anything, it was a quality by for 45 quid and will be a permanent fixture in my toolbox, so has anyone else got 1??
Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2880 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1624 times:
Yes most have carried one in the past. Due to the new "security measures" Lethermans or other knives are not allowed on the line unless they are required for the task at hand. They are not to be carried all the time on your belt. Yeah it's a stupid rule.
NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1601 times:
Best 60 dollars I ever spent. VERY handy for small stuff. Rediculous "we gotta do SOMEthing" knee-jerk zealots have ( for now ) rendered them illegal to carry in secure areas since 9/12/01. Never knew how much I missed it- I must've reached to unsheathe a non-existant Leatherman from my belt 2 dozen times out of habit since the ban. -- BTW, the company is excellent to deal with if you need repairs--they fix...no questions asked, and even sharpen the blades and clean/lubricate it. Good product from a good company.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1578 times:
I have a Black lethermans attached to my belt, which along with my Maglite & RT Unit forms part of my Uniform.
However due to security restrictions post 11th Sept, Its not permitted to carry the same if one is travelling on Board.
Metwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1503 times:
I still have the original "Leatherman" in my glove box. A few years ago I upgraded to the "Supertool", this is the most potent "toolbox on a belt" that has ever been devised. Countless times I have opened panels, replaced parts etc. with this tool and "Returned aircraft to Service" with this tool.
Two years ago I broke my Super Tool straightening out a lawnmower blade. I mailed it back to Leatherman in Oregon, and two weeks later, I had a brand new unit in the mail, no questions asked.