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Leatherman Wingman

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Crash_Fistfight, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Crash_Fistfight

    Crash_Fistfight Loaded Pockets

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    Our local Ace Hardware had Leatherman Wingman multi-tools on sale- $19.95- needless to say I grabbed one.

    So far I think it's a good tool, unusual as it has a pocket-clip rather than a belt pouch.

    Time will tell how much use I get out of it, it may end up as a truck tool.
     
  2. CheeseyChung

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    I got one at home depot a couple weeks ago for $25, they go for about $30 online so you definitely found a deal. It seems like a solid tool although mine did come with some nice surface rust out of the box. Solid scissors on it though, which is big for me.
     
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    20 bucks! that's even cheaper than a Leatherman Micra. You are a lucky guy. I wish I could find a price like that on ebay, since I live outside US
     
  4. HappyStuffing

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    I recently got to fondle the Wingman at MEC here in Toronto, Canada.

    It certainly is a solid tool. The partially serrated knife feels exactly like the one on the Leatherman Style/Freestyle. Same shape too. The size may be a little different but it is hard to tell there is a difference by sight and feel. The tools do clump, which is a little bit of a downer. Certainly not detrimental to the function and utility of the tool, but it takes a little of the fiddle and fun factor away.

    Super shiny finish though! And smooth! Makes slipping in (and out) of the pocket very easy. I can see the polished surface being a little bit of a slip hazard if your hands are really sweaty though.

    I've often read that this is a kick/fuse/blast replacement or alternative. I have to disagree on that. The Wingman doesn't have that "feel" to it which I get from the kick/blast/fuse. I realize there is a $20-$30 price difference here, but I just wanted to point that out for comparison sake.

    If you already own the Kick/Blast/Fuse, I don't think it would be worth going out for the Wingman or Sidekick. You aren't gaining anything except for spring loaded pliers - unless THAT is exactly what you like about these. The package opener is redundant to the knife. However, for $20 like the OP got, absolutely.

    Anyway, for the newbie market Leatherman is targeting with this tool, I think it is fantastic. The most important thing is, it doesn't feel like *crap. It doesn't feel like it'll break in my hand the first time I push it to the limit. It feels solid, just not Kick/Blast/Fuse solid.
     
  5. HybridMomentsPass

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    hmmm thanks for the heads up, I might pop into a local ACE and see if they have the same deal going on
     
  6. quadrille

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    I also got one in the local HD for $24 i own alot of multi tools but I like this, I have started to carry this in my pocket instead of my knife. So far so good I think leatherman hit the mark on this
     
  7. JAfromMn

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    Look's like I got to go to Ace and check out to see if they got one up here yet.

    I want to try the spring loaded pliers

    And the price is right (•͡.̮ •͡ )