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Leatherman Crunch opinions

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by NeverAnonymous, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. NeverAnonymous
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    Looking to buy one. I played with one tonight at work, and I liked it. Just wanted to hear from the family before I pull the trigger. I'm also not dead set on it. I just think it'd be cool/nice to have.
     
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    Just thinking out loud, juggling lights and a heavy tool from personal experience is no fun,


    The frog approves ;)
     
  3. Elbæk

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    I have one. I bought it mainly because I didn't have one in my collection :)

    I have carried it a few times - and used it to repair a water hose at our allotment once.

    If you need the strong locking pliers, it is the tool - if not, there are imho. much more versatile tools out there for the money.
     
  4. NeverAnonymous
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    The crunch isn't THAT heavy... It's less weight than my Charge AL, and that's even less than my ST300
     
  5. Zargon

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    Well I have never held one so, but if its less then a average multitool then I say yes (a normal multitool is just about right to use for me)


    The frog approves ;)
     
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    I've removed screws after the heads popped off with them, bended hardware straight again with it. If you remove the adjuster screw, the hole can be used as a quarter inch bit driver ;) blades good and sharp. If I was going to carry a second multitool, its definitely worth considering. I think there worth the sticker price :)
     
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    I bought a Crunch to carry as a secondary multitool because I found myself in a lot of situations where I was using a pair of locking pliers with my Leatherman Charge. Having the extra knife is never bad, and the Crunch can handle standard 1/4" driver bits without a bit extender. Great for when you're switching between two different bits and would rather not disassemble.
     
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    It's very much a specialty tool, but yeah, if you want a secondary multitool, it brings a LOT of unique abilities to the table.
     
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    The idea of carrying the Crunch as a secondary tool, is actually quite appealing.
     
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    i came close to buying one, guy was asking 55 at a gun show, brand new, i know he'd have taken less, but I just couldnt pull the trigger on it that day
     
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    I have one, it is very neat. I like it a lot. I usually carry a wave, kick, or ST300 though.
     
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    Thanks to NeverAnonymous for starting this thread, and thanks for everyone else's replies. The Crunch has been in my mind as well, though specifically as a glove box tool with a number of 1/4 inch bits for those hood-popping moments. Sounds like it might be a good move, particularly if a person is likely to carry a more mainstrem MT on one's person.

    I certainly don't want to hijack the thread, but what does it not do well? For instance, would someone be better off carrying a small "real" toolkit of roughly the same space-volume instead?
     
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    I completely agree, it's not good enough as a main tool unless what you do all day is clamp and even then, to what end?
     
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    Could be great for tightly holding the nut on the back side of something when turning a bolt with your main multi....

    But if you are already carrying a multi anyway, that has the other functions on the crunch, IMHO it'd be pointless to carry the crunch and just carry normal 4" or 6" vice grips.
     
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    It is super compact. I'll give it that.
     
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    Don't like it. Not enough tools.
     
  18. Ibrahim Sarp Dogan

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    crunch is a great unique multitool, when u get used to it, it will be easier then using regular pliers for most issues.one of my favorite edc tools.
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    I think you would be better off with a wave or charge or swisstool or spirit, and a small vise grip locking pliers. the crunch is not as good in the locking pliers department as a real vise grip. the tool selection in the crunch is ok, everything you need, nothing you don't, but I think a different multitool paired with a vise grip would be equally if not more versatile.
     
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    What's an "allotment"?