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Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:06 pm

I just bought my second one, a leatherman surge and i want to know if you own one and what you think about it?
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:11 pm

Quoting 76794p (Thread starter):


Do You Own A Leatherman? 

Yes, I have a "Core"  

http://www.leatherman.co.uk/product/Core

Mine was issued to me by the Military before I deployed to the Gulf in 2008. So, basically I got it for free 

[Edited 2010-08-28 13:12:06]
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:11 pm

I have the orginal ones made when they first came out, it is OK for little jobs but the knife blades are cheap metal ( hard to sharpen) and do not have a safety lock. I have switched to a gerber multitool which is hands down better than the orginal Leathermans.
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:48 pm

I have to admit that I nearly wet myself laughing when I saw the thread title and wasn't sure whether it would be safe to click on it ... until I clicked on the link in the second post and discovered much to my amusement that you were talking about a very different sort of "leatherman" . I wonder how many other people are going to be relieved ( or disappointed ) when they find out that this thread is actually about . I wonder what the manufacturers were thinking when they came up with the name ! They must get some very strange hits on their website .
 
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:58 pm

Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 2):
it is OK for little jobs but the knife blades are cheap metal ( hard to sharpen) and do not have a safety lock

Perhaps on the old ones. New ones not so much.

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 3):
I wonder what the manufacturers were thinking when they came up with the name !

It's a guys name. Tim Leatherman.
 
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:08 pm

First, yeah I DID own one couple years ago, didn't live up to its reputation so the cheap copies from Taiwan do the job just as nicely (or badly) for me.

Secondly,

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 3):

could you be so kind and explain that to the non-english native speaker? Its not in any dictionary that I own. I know many people that use that term synonimous for a "multi-tool" as there is no term for it in colloquial German.
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:42 pm

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 3):
I have to admit that I nearly wet myself laughing when I saw the thread title and wasn't sure whether it would be safe to click on it ...

I had to laugh – I'm not into that sort of thing, or even owning one, but to each his own, I guess...!      
 
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:51 pm

I have an original, which never gets used, and a Micra, which is in my pocket everywhere but on a plane.
 
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:52 pm

Quoting Stratofish (Reply 5):
could you be so kind and explain that to the non-english native speaker?

I think that I better do it by PM , if I post it in here I'll probably be banned for at least a week .
 
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:49 pm

Umm ok, I feel like a seven year old who has witnessed something... LOL.. well, probably because I know the Leatherman tools for so long now... ok, on second thought I could have known.... anway, thanks for clarification.
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:38 am

I've owned three Leathermans and currently have two of them. Ironically I lost my first Leatherman, a PST2, and the PHX airport. Now I own two discontinued "Pulse" models. I like the locking design and the fact that it's older. I feel they were made better back then. I used my first Pulse often enough that it was showing it's age, so off to eBay I went for a new one. I rarely spend a day without having it on my belt.
 
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:51 am

Not anymore. But I am sure a TSA agent is still enjoying it.
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:50 am

Yes, he called me "Sir."

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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:05 am

Quoting 76794p (Thread starter):
Do You Own A Leatherman?

Nope. But I do own Bucktool 360. Had it for going on ten years now.

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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:17 am

Nope. Some kids in my Troop have one, but my Swiss Army (Not a Wegener, mind you!)and my brand-x Multi-tool do it for me just fine. There is quite a rivalry, at least in the Scouts I meet, about Leathermans and Gerbers. Quite funny sometimes...q
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:43 am

I don't like Gerber their steel is cheap and has a hard time holding and edge.
A quick comparison of the urge to the super tool 300.

Super tool: replaceable wire cutters and 3 different screw drivers.

Surge: easier to take apart to duracoat, one hand blade deployment, Scissors, super does not have them. 21 features vs 19 and interchangeable driver bits.
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:19 am

Quoting 76794p (Thread starter):
Do You Own A Leatherman?  

I carried one for years, and used it every once in a while. Then I lost it, and started carrying my Victorinox Swiss Champ. I use this thing ALL THE TIME. Just the other day someone asked me at work "you wouldn't happen to have an eyeglass screwdriver, would you?"...I picked up the Champ and said "why yes, yes I do".

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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:11 am

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 16):
Victorinox Swiss Champ.

I own the same model myself but in white. Its 10-12 years old and the blades are still as sharp as the day I bought it.

Probably the most useful thing I have ever owned.
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:29 am

I have owned both a 'Swiss Army Knife' and a Leatherman.

In my opinion the Leatherman is far more superior and a better all round tool if you need to get your hands dirty. But, if you value a magniffying glass for inspecting what you need to do next, then call your Automobile Association and show them your Victorinox.

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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:42 pm

Yes, I own a PST2, but do not carry it on me all the time.
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:13 pm

Quoting overlander (Reply 18):
But, if you value a magniffying glass for inspecting what you need to do next, then call your Automobile Association and show them your Victorinox.

Ooohhh...that appears to be a slam of some kind. I maintain all of my vehicles and have never called AAA.

Quoting overlander (Reply 18):
Leatherman is far more superior and a better all round tool if you need to get your hands dirty

Just FYI - I get my hands dirty for a living. In my profession, you'd better have the right tool for the right job...which is neither the Leatherman or Swiss Army knife. I've owned both, and it's a matter of personal preference. I've decided that for me, whether at work, home or play, the Swiss Champ has proven much more practical.
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:26 pm

Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 2):
I have switched to a gerber multitool which is hands down better than the orginal Leathermans.

I have both as well...can't recall what model Leatherman, but it's old. I really love my Gerber multitool though.

Quoting 76794p (Reply 15):
I don't like Gerber their steel is cheap and has a hard time holding and edge.

That I can see...seems like I'm always sharpening my Gerber too.
 
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:43 pm

Yes, two actually. I have the Wave and I currently use the Gerber Suspension. They have fixed many Boeing jets in their life! LOL! Many AMTs rock leathermans by their side!
 
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:19 pm

In a previous life when I was "hands on" I had the aircraft mechanics standard issue side arm - A Leatherman Wave
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RE: Do You Own A Leatherman?

Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:31 pm

The Leatherman pliers is the best tool ever & great at work too  
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