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Leatherman Wave vs. Charge TTi

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by nw1911guy, Oct 21, 2012.

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If you had to pick one, which would you choose?

  1. Leatherman Charge TTi

    25 vote(s)
    61.0%
  2. Leatherman Wave

    16 vote(s)
    39.0%
  1. Montetobuso

    Montetobuso Loaded Pockets

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    I don't really think the Ti handles are better in any way other than increasing the coolness factor, the wight difference is negligible, if at all measurable without a drug-dealer's scale, and they are a lot more brittle and easier to damage if you want to mod the tool (like replacing the pliers head and getting rid of the (for most people)useless crimping notch). I also think the Wave has a comfortable grip.
     
  2. derfyled

    derfyled Loaded Pockets

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    The comfort of the handles is far better on the TTI but the pliers are better on the wave since they don't have the crimper. For me, I didn't care much about the SV30 but the feel in the hands is really better (... and I mean a LOT better...) on the TTI, especially if you use the pliers a lot. The wave have really bad sharp scales...
     
  3. Montetobuso

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    I own them both, and don't really agree...
     
  4. znapschatz

    znapschatz Loaded Pockets

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    Agree about the weight difference and the crimpers, think the S30v blade nice but not really necessary in a multi-tool. However, to me the handles make all the difference in user comfort. I find the Wave too slick and with too many sharp edges. Most can be knocked down with sandpaper, but even with that the Charge Ti scales are better. That said, I still would not have paid the usual premium for Charge over Wave were it not for lucking into a super deal.



    Same concern about the crimper, but I must say that during 5 years with a TTi it hasn't yet been an issue.

    ? Don't agree about what, please?


     
  5. Montetobuso

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    That the wave's scales are less comfortable than the charges
     
  6. derfyled

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    I sold my wave as soon as I tried the TTI. And it has nothing to do with TI, it could be brass and I would not care, it's really a question of comfort in the hand...
     
  7. nw1911guy

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    I've heard titanium called many things, but never brittle.
     
  8. Montetobuso

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    This alloy is. Brittle. Try to bend it without heat-treating it and prove an expensive point. Post the results.
     
  9. nw1911guy

    nw1911guy Loaded Pockets

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    How far are we trying to bend it? When we form it at work, we go through multiple annealing operations.
     
  10. Renegade Style

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    I agree that the handles are better / more rounded, but only by using the 4 outside blades... the handles inside, by using the pliers are smooth on the wave , too.
    And of course i wouldn`t pay the extra $ for this little comfort +
     
  11. Montetobuso

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    OK, i have to admit they are slightly more comfortable while using the outside-opening blades.