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Help with purchasing my first Leatherman; Sidekick or a Wave

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by wazza, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. wazza

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    Thats true. I've already been googling things which I have seen on here, which I do not need ha.
     
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  2. Blitzwing
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    Yep, bought 2 and rang up true
     
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  3. Kev2488

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    I'm not sure by what you mean about the tools being off but maybe this will help you see it better.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  4. EZDog

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    I do this every day and to be frank Drywall is not much of a challenge for any saw anywhere.
    Agree completely that the best tool is the one you have with you when needed and these are pretty similar too but I always try to "Buy Once Cry Once" when it comes to tools and just get the best one I can afford at the time,never regret buying better tools.

    I have a bunch of them and seem to always come back to the Vic these days but of the ones you mention in the start of this thread the Wave is the clear Best tool.
    If you want bigger the Surge is a great tool too and a Beast!

    To be clear too I use the SwissTool Spirit X every day and with the Leatherman Bit Adapter,extender Kit and get the best of both worlds.
    Aside from the actual Blade Holder on the Surge which is pretty handy some days too.
     
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  5. Wizard Nick

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    I would go for the Wave, I have had mine for years, mines so old it doesn't have the bit holder...its stainless steel, hasn't rusted, easy to clean, feels solid in the hand. I have a couple of Gerbers they are nice but they rattle when you use them, seem to always get loose even with loctite. Not very smooth operating the tools even with gun oil..

    Leatherman Wave is worth the investment..if you need heavy duty tools then buy a tool for the job not a multi-tool, but for a quick go to tool then yeah multi tool..


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  6. wazza

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    I tried to post a picture to show what I mean but it wont let me!

    What I mean is regarding the blade, once the blade is opened it faces towards the inside of the handle, rather than outwards, like the Wave. If that makes sense? If only I could post a pic.
    Thank you for posting the photos.
     
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  7. Spliced249

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    I would +1 for the wave, but I do love the spring action pliers of the Wingman/Sidekick.

    But I'm currently carrying a LM Charge.

    I like them all!
     
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  8. wazza

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    Good point sir.
     
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  9. wazza

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    I do say myself, buy cheap, buy twice. Which unfortunately I have done quite a few times and it always back fires. Invest in tools and they last a life time, my grandad still has and used till recently his dads tools.
    When you say the surge has a blade holder, not sure what you mean.
     
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  10. EZDog

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    I mean that the Saw on the Surge is actually a Jigsaw Blade Holder and pretty much any standard Bosch style Blade will lock into it.
    There may be others that offer this feature but the Surge is the only one that I own and it is a sweet feature for sure.
     
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    I hated Sheetrock dust on my tools.
     
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  12. EZDog

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    Me too but it does wash off easily enough too.
     
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    I have this one too! Its the one not compatible with the pocket clip, yes?
     
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  14. wazza

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    Good to know, not seen that info anywhere.
     
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    100% agree. I have the right tools in my van, and most of the time in my tool bag/belt. I found the sheetrock saw after i cleaned up my truck at the end of day, it wouldve killed my efficiency metric if i wouldve done that onsite. But like you said, the best tools the one you have, and i just happened to have it in my pocket! And no sheetrock isnt the ultimate test, just wanted to show that having a multitool is definitely awesome.


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    Weej Cable Guy? "efficiency Metric" gave you away :)
     
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  17. Weej

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    Haha, yup. Satellite, phones, and Internet! Or as i like to say, wifries and set top burgers.

    sent using the DarkSide of the force...
     
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    Theatre,Automation and just anything LV for a buck here,nice to meet you!
     
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  19. Wizard Nick

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    No pocket clip..


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    The wave is a superior tool to the sidekick in every way. I still like the sidekick, but if the extra cost of the wave doesn't bother you, it's the way to go. Especially if you are going to actually use the knife--you can get replacement blades for the wave in S30V or S35V from TXToolcrafters.
     
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