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Best MultiTool for SAR?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by MrEarp, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. MrEarp

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    All politics aside.. For those in the Emergency Service biz.. (Especially SAR) Whats your favorite Multi-tool?
     
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    leatherman wave or larger surge
     
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    Though I am very biased to the Vic Spirit, I would have to agree that one of the Leatherman with PE/SE one hand opening blades is probably the best option for SAR, unless you also carry a dedicated rescue type knife. Then you're open to pretty much whatever multi you would carry for any other reason according to what tools you prefer to have.
     
  4. Ibrahim Sarp Dogan

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    skeletool cx and micra.

    i tried many combinations on different conditions (as an example there is a gerber bear grylls folding with sheath and a supertool 200 on my belt on my avatar pic).having a strong pliers, a large oho knife and a sharp scissors is indispensable for rescue missions.

    i am the head of the technical department of Turkish National Medical Rescue Team (search as "umke" on google for more info) in my city.i have a large collection of multitools and saks and i can comment on any specific tool or knife if you wish.
     
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  5. MrEarp

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    I'm currently carrying a leatherman charge tti as my edc tool and then i have the Gerber 800? On my sar vest. But I'm trying to make sure I'm not missing anything for my new folks that need one for their 24 hour packs.

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    The Victorinox Rescue Tool is the recommendation of a long-time friend that spent his first career in the US Air Force Para Rescue Team and is now a Fire Captain in a large City. I don't need the wood saw implement in that model so I chose the Dual Pro X model instead. I like the locking, plain edge blade and the seatblet cutter. This model resides in my automobile cabin, first-reach emergency kit along with a window breaker, task/utility LED light, and a more powerful tactical-type LED light.

    No, I'm not the emergency services business.
     
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    I'm part of volunteer SAR team and I think the best one is the one that fits your hand and you can use easily. For me it's a Charge TTI. I don't usually have a use for the bits but occasionally I need the odd torx bit. Although I usually carry a separate knife I like the serrated blade with a self belt cutter/gut hook.


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    AFAIK that’s not the standard wood saw on the Rescue Tool, but a specialised saw for cutting composite wind shields. It looks different in the product pics, too.
     
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    that's what it is...
     
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    2 and a half inch half serrated blade is all you need


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    I saw a thread on BF a few years ago where someone swore by the partially serrated Skeletool for SAR use: the serrated blade was useful as a backup cutter, with trauma shears being the primary; the pliers were great for grabbing and pulling, something? I don't recall exactly what; and the clip and biner made it easy to attach to the outside of their gear.
     
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    I’m wondering why nobody mentioned the Leatherman Raptor. Apart from apparently being not rust free, I’ve only read good reviews.
     
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    I'm seriously considering a pair of these, anyone own them?
     
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    Do you mean that all you need is a dedicated knife with a 2.5 inch serrated blade, or a multi-tool with other implements as well?
     
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    I am not in the SAR, but a friend of mine serving in a SAR unit suggested the FKMD ALSR2 in red with forprene handles to me as a gift for a paramedic:

    1. Sheepfoot combo blade with double lock
    2. replaceable belt cutter
    3. replaceable glass breaker
    4. easy to completely disassemble for cleaning after more... ...intense missions
    5. GID end of handle
    Followed his advice and was deeply impressed of the quality and the usability of the knife.
     
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    I'm thinking of picking up the Raptor. Big LM fan. I don't do scene work, I'm an ER RN. But it's hard to find a quality trauma shear and this one looks promising. I'll update when I pull the trigger. My only concern is how easily it'll clean up.


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    I think the Leatherman Supertool 300 is the best multitool for any use...
     
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    Not for scissors or one handed blade opening, which I find a great convenience and the big reason (there were others) I switched to a Charge TTi as my main multi-tool, replacing the original Super Tool that had been a constant companion for many years. However, I am also a big fan of the Super Tool 300, which is my go-to for heavy duty. Bottom line for me is that if I had only one, it would probably be the ST 300 because even though the TTi is less bulky and more convenient in use, when you need it, there is no substitute for mass. I carry a Micra for the scissors.
     
  19. indigo_wolf

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    No.... but I have to make note of the fact that I am annoyed that LM decided to pepper the Raptor with both plain and security Torx screws.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
  20. Russ Prechtl

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    Leatherman Wave. It gives you lots of flexability and does many things superbly.