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Multi tool for beginner?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Ryan9977, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Ryan9977

    Ryan9977 Loaded Pockets

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    Ok so what should I look for?....I wanna get a small multi tool to carry with a sheath on my belt...maybe screwdriver scissors, normal tools....I always have a knife so don't need one on it but anyway....my budget is probably 50 bucks tops....could maybe go 75.... What do u guys recommend a lot?....I don't know anything about em.....I want something of quality that's not junk the first time around....ryan
     
  2. NKlamerus

    NKlamerus Loaded Pockets

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    Well. Since you are sheath carrying you are open to more options.

    I HIGHLY recommend a Leatherman Wave or Rebar. Since you don't necissarily need the outside opening knife I would go Rebar for the replacable wire cutters. You can also find then for 39.99 right now at Lowes.

    The Wave has scissors and is EXTREMELY popular. And a removable pocket clip. The rebar has neither.

    How often do you use scissors?
     
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  3. NKlamerus

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    [​IMG]

    This coming from a guy with "Leathermanitis"

    If you go with a Rebar shoot me a PM.
     
  4. Ryan9977

    Ryan9977 Loaded Pockets

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    I have no idea how often I would use scissors but it seemed like a good tool to have, in my life I'd be more likely to use a scissors than a wrench or something...ryan
     
  5. NKlamerus

    NKlamerus Loaded Pockets

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    Then switch paces and go with a Wingman. You should find them for around 30$

    Outside opening scissors, and blade.

    They are also one of the few pliers that are spring loaded. Which is pretty uncommon for an MT.

    They also feature true 3D Phillips Driver. (vs "flat bits")
     
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    I love my Wave. Just used it to file off plastics bits from a plastic Spider Co delica 4 lookalike for my 3 year old son's birthday this week.
     
  7. Bowman1911

    Bowman1911 EDC Mechanic

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    Start lower end. Spend less. Use the tool for a few months, Decide on what you like, & don't like. Use most, and least. Move on to a Wave. End up with a Charge Tti. Or start off with a Charge Tti, and be done with it. Buy once, cry once. ;)
     
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    If decent wire cutters on the pliers aren't the be all and end all (they were for me at the time!) I'd go for the wingman as an entry level. Pretty sturdy, good tool set and don't cost much. I've still got one on my desk and for the money you can't go wrong.

    It also depends on what you are going to use it for. If it's once in a while I'd stick with the wingman, if it's going to get heavy or hard use look at a wave (which I own and am happy with) or rebar (which I don't own)
     
  9. Stuart Mantel

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    They have a pill to cure that. But why would you want to take it?

    The deciding factor for what tool to carry is what you are using it for. Many of the MTs are specialized to an activity but can also be used for general use.

    If you buy a Leatherman, you will have a sturdy and reliable tool.

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    Surge...just saying

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  11. speedyturtle

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    What he said

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    Victorinox Swisstool Spirit X is my recommendation for a small, nice, beginner friendly multitool without the nice one handed Leatherman knife being really needed.
     
  13. Ryan9977

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    Thanks for all the options guys....ryan
     
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    IMHO, the LM rebar is a great choice, it is a mini super tool 300. Perfect size for me. I EDC a knife so I don't need to access the rebar's knife quickly. $39 from lowes is an awesome price too.
     
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    Howabout LM juice s2 ?
     
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    I'll put another vote in for the Wingman, or its partner the Sidekick. I picked up a few Sidekicks around Christmas when they sold for $18 at the big orange hardware store. Sidekick doesn't have scissors but I keep them in my desk or briefcase so I've got full size scissors near by or a SAK Classic in my pocket.


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  17. flatline

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    Get a Leatherman Micra and put it in your fifth pocket. Then get a Wingman or Rebar based on whatever tool combination seems most appealing to you, but don't worry about scissors since the Micra has that covered.

    After a couple of months, you should have a good idea if what you've got is good enough or if you need to upgrade the MT to something larger like the Wave.
     
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    Get a Wave. It's a great tool.
     
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    Wave.

    Got mine in '99, and it went round the world with me, literally.

    Still carry it, it's now on my duty belt. It's brilliant :)
     
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    If you don't really need one, I'd say go with a ps4 leatherman. Small, fits in a coin pocket, has pliers scissors flathead and Phillips I believe, among some other stuff.

    Mirca wasn't as useful to me so it was gifted.
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