Dodger, I'm curious as to how much effort or time you are saving with your Gerber verses my Leatherman when it comes to opening it? I'm not that familar with the Gerber, but if I understand correctly, there is a button on the side that releases the head, and allows you to flick it to an extended position? My Leatherman operates similar to a balisong, in that I basically flip it open when I need the pliers. I usually have the pliers open before I can get the tool from my sheath to whatever I am working on, with just one hand. I appreciate any further explanation you can give me on this, as I just ordered a new style Wave, and if there is another option that I should look at, I probably need to do so before I get the new Wave, and make my decision about whether or not to return it ASAP.