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Leatherman buys PocketToolX

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by enki_ck, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. powerring
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    Any product I'm considering for purchase gets some points in its favor if it's US made. I took more notice of the PocketToolX tools because they were made here. Of course I carefully weigh quality, cost, design and features as well. An item isn't inherently better to me because its American but I like supporting my neighbors.

    I would hope that citizens around the world would support their local manufacturers as well. Often, the closer a product is manufactured to where it is sold and designed, the better it is for the customer on an availability/cost level and for the manufacturer on the supply chain/ease of modification level.

    Some companies do a great job thinking about their overseas markets. For example, I think Victorinox makes most of its models with European laws in mind (non-locking blades, etc.). It's cool though that they go out of their way to make models to appeal to other markets too (i.e. models with large OHO locking blades that are legal in the US). I hope Leatherman thinks about these things too.
     
  2. filjos

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    Maybe this means that LM can put their production clout to work on the PTX line of products and they won't always be backordered.
     
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    What I'm hoping is that LM does with the Piranha what it has with multitools, eventually produce a wide range of different pockettools ; I want a Piranha Surge!
     
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    As long as they keep PocketToolx as a brand inside a brand or a subdivision under Leatherman name, they'll be ok.
    Each can focus in what they already can do and do well enough. Pockettoolx give design and know-how on one piece tools, and Leatherman gives them industrial power, bigger tool making capabilities... Looks like Win-Win from here.

    Plus that'll make them world wide available using Leatherman's distribution routes. I could use a Mako... :rolleyes:
     
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    +1 on Dok J's

    I start to be anxious about new items in line!

    LM started rounding up EDC and MT market with recent acquisition of LedLenser, and now PTX. To top that they have good MT's and decent folding knives....

    What I'm interested in is: What's their next move? :D
     
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    I think it could be a good thing. It will give the PocketTool line broader exposure, which I think will be a good thing.
     
  7. trickyhero

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    Now the thing is, schould I try to pickup the last pirahana on amazon or wait till the leatherman version comes out? Do you guys think the new pirahana will be cheaper, because they are making more? A $15 pirana would be awesome.
     
  8. MR24927
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    a tool pack would be sweet
     
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    Has the steel in the PocketToolX tools changed over time? I'm almost certain my Brewzer was 154CM but I've heard 420 as well. I wonder what Leatherman will do with the steel.
     
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    The original design with 154cm (and the S30v) had a fatal flaw and sheared at a certain point if used as a pry bar. They tweaked the design and swapped over to a 420HC steel because it would 'give' a bit more and be cheaper to produce.
     
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    BLACK OXIDE! MUST HAVE!
     
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    :) Send me your address.
     
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    I just realized that's YOU in the video! Neato!
     
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    Thanks for the info. I only use the Brewzer for opening bottles and occasionally ripping tape on a box. If I manage to break mine opening a Coca-Cola, I'm way stronger than I thought. :D
     
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    Thanks. I'm happy to see that Leatherman isn't messing with a good thing. I need to pick up a Pirahna too!
     
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    As a general rule, I've found that the original of anything tends to be the better buy.
     
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    Cool they still have a couple at amazon, I'll pick one up so I can be a tool hipster :)
     
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    If you were a true tool hipster, you'd try and find the original "vintage" s30v or 154cm ones ;)
     
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    ahh kraid genraid, yes im glad we busted that scamer together, anymore info
     
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