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Which Multi-tool?

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by OEM1, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. OEM1

    OEM1 Loaded Pockets

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    I ordered a Leatherman OHT from LA Police Gear just to find out 2 months later that they are currently unavailable. Beware, this is typical of LA Police Gear. Anyway, I'm looking for a really good tough everyday multi-tool that has everything needed for emergency response. I currently have an SOG Power Assist that is great but clumsy. Can anyone recommend a multi-tool that may best serve my needs? Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
     
  2. bpeezer

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    What do you find clumsy about the sog? Is it all the tools, the assisted blades, the pliers?
     
  3. ramjet

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    Or do you like being able to use it with one hand. Like my gerber Diesel. Flick it out and use it all with only one hand. Mine's a blackout version. What about price point? How far can you or do you want to go?
     
  4. thekapow

    thekapow EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Leatherman OHT from another store :)? Sounds like a really great tool and i think the form factor will fit you well
     
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  5. Renegade Style

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    LM Wave, Charge or Surge will do fine.
     
  6. OEM1

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    Does anyone have a Supertool 300? If so how do you like it and how is the size for EDC? Thanks
     
  7. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I'm not surprised by that part about LA Police Gear. That what they did to me in the past. I have had Tactical Distributors recommended to me after that fiasco. Haven't needed anything from them yet, though. Won't ever need anything from LAPG:p
     
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  8. znapschatz

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    Although sometimes I strap in on for a day's out and about, it is a bit weighty and usually I'll go with something lighter. When I expect the possibility of hard use, though, that's my no-brainer choice. It is rock solid, dependable, and can do just about anything a multi-tool is capable of.
     
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  9. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    SwissTool Spirit:) Great finish, all the tools you'll need, several different models to choose from, lightweight considering what all you get, and the finish is great...oh and all of the tools lock individually
     
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    I'm with da plumbah. You cannot be disappointed with the Victorinox line. All tools, save for the pliers, of course, are accessible without having to open it up. Craftsmanship is excellent, everything works smoothly and the tools lock up solidly. I was very impressed by the file and saw on mine.
     
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  11. Marguerite Lamorey

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    I've got a few atwoods that I use.
     
  12. enki_ck

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    Gerber MP600? It's the original OHT. ;) Leatherman waited for the Gerber patent to run out last year to release the OHT. There are lots of variations to it so you can choose the setup you like best.
     
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  13. Gr3G

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    Get a Leatherman Wave, has just about every tool you would need
     
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    If you are in emergency response I assume that you are an EMT or something of the sort..

    Enlighten us on your needs exactly and that might help us narrow something down.

    I'm not the most keen on MT's but my Gerber Diesel does the job and hasn't let me down yet!
     
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    warchild Eternal Pockets

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    I've been using an original Wave for years now and it has never failed to earn it's keep. I've been through 3 sheaths for it, but the tool ROCKS!!
     
  16. xnyne

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    Got to put a good word in for leatherman charge Ti. Been running one for near on 10 years and it is brilliant.
     
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  17. SAKoutdoors101312

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    Another vote for the LM Wave. Everything you need, nothing you don't.
     
  18. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Another vote for the SwissTool Spirit:p :rofl:
     
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    Oh, this endless bickering :frantic: . Can't we all just...get along? :hug:
     
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  20. cabba2203

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    I love my Wave (and my other LMTs) but I just picked up a Swiss Tool Spirit-S and love it! The precision fit of the plier jaws are just as tight as my Wave! You can pick up a hair! I also like the curved handles in pliers mode much like a natural pliers tool.
    I got the "S" model because I wanted both the serrated butter blade and the plain edge knife blade. I have awesome scissors with my Micra that is on me all the time and didn't need it on the Spirit. Very impressed with the Swiss Tool. Not a big fan of Gerbers I have owned and have no experience with SOG MTs. I like Leatherman but glad I have my Swiss Tool as well. If Victorinox would make a sprung version of the Spirit, wow, that would become my #1 fav multitool.