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Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by FerFAL, Jun 6, 2009.
Leatherman Charge TTi. Pocket, belt, or bag it's a hard one to beat.
I'm still searching for the "One." I learn toward the slimmer/smaller MTs for ease of carry. I've carried varying LMs, but would love to find something with all the features of a basic/slim LM Multitool (pliers, screwdrivers, etc) plus:
One hand knife opening
Corkscrew (gotta have this to be the hero at parties)
The LM Juices come close, but do not have the one hand blade option AFAIK.
A skeletool with a corkscrew or a Juice C2 with one-hand knife would be perfect IMO.
I have been carrying my Skeletool for a week and it just isn't what I thought it would be. It is an awesome tool, but it cannot replace my blast. I have switched back to just the blast. I have been ogling the ST300 since the press release and I really want it. I have been strongly hinting to my wife to pick it up for christmas. I think that is as heavy as you can go with belt carry multi and still have everything.
I'd strongly consider a Victorinox SwissTool Spirit X. It is by far the "best" medium multitool made. The Charge's are great too, but the Spirit has better ergonomics, cheaper, and is much higher quality!
I currently use my Gerber Fllik, but from what I've read, the chances of it breaking are more of a "when" rather than an "if". I'm debating replacing it with a CRKT Zilla Tool, LM Skeletool, or going all out and getting a Supertool 300. Amy thoughts?
The flik has some neat features but if you want a real tool, you gotta go LM. But I wouldn't pick the skeletool because you would be cutting your features in half. Based on the tools you have in your flik, I would seriously consider a LM Wave. It has everything the flik has but better, and it weighs less.
I have only had 4 multi-tools. The one that got constant use is almost never mentioned. At one time I used have a Wave and a Spyderwrench available unless I was out in the field. The Spyderwrench was used two or three times a week. I didn't have to carry as many tools because of it.
What make the Spyderwrench the most used was the fact that it would come apart into two pieces then I had a seperate cresent wrench screwdriver. None of the other multitools does this. It does not have as many tools as the others but it was the most useful to me. I actually did serious work with that thing.
I am not saying the Spydertool is perfect or for everyone but think about what tools are most frequently used.
Pliers...they all have it. I don't like the plyers on the Spyderco as well but it is still very usable.
Knife, they all have it
Screwdriver, they all have it.
Cresent Wrench that separates from the screwdriver section, only from Spyderco
Hammer, well....this one is kind of hard to do on a Multi-tool.
The other times on a multi-tool might be useful but the ones listed above are the ones I most frequently need. The hammer is the tough nut to crack.
Et voilà ;D
I beg to differ. My leatherman Core makes an awesome impromptu hammer! The thing can take a beating.
But can you drive nails straight with it.
I haven't tried but I could probably drive smaller nails with it.
Only one ! Swisstool Spirit X .
Leatherman Pulse (if you still can find one). It's the Leatherman tool that has been keeping me company for so may years. Even though I own other Leathermans for collection, this one is my one and only true EDC multitool. A very good choice of implements, yet so compact that I completely forget I am carrying it around.
Tough choice between the Swisstool Spirit and Charge TTi but I will go with the Swisstool just because of the extremely useful chisel.
Leatherman Juice S2
Usable scissors without opening main tool
Smallest screwdriver fits eyeglass screws
Needle nose pliers
Small enough to be carried in uniform pants (used to matter to me)
LM Surge, hands down. Big, tough tools, and the best scissors ever included in a LM. It's a bit heavy, but I'm a pretty big guy so it works out.