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Your multitool carry progression

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by freedoom, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Gonna sell the Spirit? Maybe loan it out? I've been talking to Idaho Gunslinger about the Spirit but I think he'll need to hold one for a whil;e before he's ready to comitt to paying that much for a MT.
    If I had a third one I'd lend it to him. :)
     
  2. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    Well, I'm too sentimental to sell it, and it'd make a good backup if i don't go back to it, but in the mean time, I'll deffinatelly give the loan some thought! Although, dunno if he'd want to try it in its somewhat abused, and modified state... I un-serated and convexed the blade, and cutback the spring on the scissors so they will open further.

    G.
     
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  3. LukeK

    LukeK Loaded Pockets

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    From first to latest ..

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    Next one i took the pins out and replaced with nuts n bolts
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    Few years later decided to drop a whopping $10 on an ozark trail
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    Joined EDCF - got a Guppie
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    Got a tinker...
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    Then got a Suspension made in Taiwan
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    Then a mini suspension
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    Finally a Leatherman Charge TTi!
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  4. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hmmm. Never thought of moding the Vic Spirit.
     
  5. wretched_youth

    wretched_youth Loaded Pockets

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    For years I didn't have one - at University I think I had a tiny pen-knife and a bottle opener on my keyring and that did me. When I left my first job for the big OE (overseas experience - NZ to the UK) a very good friend gave a me a SAK, something like the current Tourist, and that served me very well for 10 years.

    Last year I bought:
    - a LM Blast for my office urban survival kit (big earthquake area)
    - a Charge TTi for home
    - and a LM Juice Xe6. I gave the Juice (light use only) to my eldest son on his first day of College this year and he used it immediately. He'll be fine

    Of course I replaced the Xe6 (in my EDC bag right here) within days and just pulled the trigger on a TSA-seized Micra for my keychain.
     
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  6. Syclone

    Syclone Loaded Pockets

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    I never was into carrying a MT until I bought a juice for my fishing setup a few years ago. I can't say enough good things about the Skeletool CX I EDC now I am amazed how much I use it these days. How did I ever get by before???:confused:
     
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  7. Montetobuso

    Montetobuso Loaded Pockets

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    I also hate the cap crimpers... They are useless if you don't work with explosives (and i have tried to find other uses for them ). If you have the money, you can get a cheap used LM kick, and change the plier heads. They are the same as the wave, or at least close enough. Works for me.
     
  8. Montetobuso

    Montetobuso Loaded Pockets

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    I remember the break-in period with my new wave, but when i lost that and got my LM charge tti, i just untightened the pivots a little bit with a couple of torx 10 tampering free bits, and now i flick it open with one hand.....
     
  9. Montetobuso

    Montetobuso Loaded Pockets

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    Did you decide which one you prefer to EDC, the Micra or the Style?
     
  10. Montetobuso

    Montetobuso Loaded Pockets

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    What?! You actually carried a MT, and then stopped? What happened? It must have been something major....
     
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  11. Montetobuso

    Montetobuso Loaded Pockets

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    Still would like to hear about it though...
     
  12. MedusaOblongata

    MedusaOblongata Loaded Pockets

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    IIRC my progression started in 1998: Supertool -> Supertool 200 -> Charge TTi -> Core -> Knifeless Fuse (current), and probably Rebar next.
     
  13. gibbsrule9
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    gibbsrule9 Memoria in Aeterna

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    First came Gerber

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    Then the LM Wave (pre-bit driver version)

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    Next was Schrade ToughTool

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    The next two came fairly close to each other

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    The most recent addition is the PS4. I got the Micra after the Wave.

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    The group will soon be joined by a SwissTool Plus.
     
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  14. Dale

    Dale Loaded Pockets

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    First bought(15 years ago) was a LM Wave, used often & still have it. Then a Gerber Flik... Lost. Next a LM Core, stolen. Next a Gerber Suspension, Skeletool,Super Tool 300,Gerber Flik, Charge TTI.... ( Mut & Spirit in the works ) I alternate between all 4 of the LM's.. Just depends on what I am doing that day. The Charge TTI is prolly my favorite.
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  15. ac7ss
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    ac7ss Loaded Pockets

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    Here we go:
    • 16 Years ago, some cheap "Ohio Forge", badly designed, hurt to use, never sharp.
    • 13 YA, Swisstool, Nice, but heavy
    • 6 YA, LM Surge, uniform issue, Not as refined as the Swisstool, but better IMO.
    • 4 YA, SOG Another uniform issue, (now have 2) lighter than Surge, but mechanical advantage has it's perks.
    • 2 YA, Skeletool, Very lightweight, has what I need most of the time. EDC.
    Still have all but the Ohio POS. (I don't count the Micra I keep on the keychain.)
     
  16. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Loaded Pockets

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    Cheap variations of plier based tools until I was about 15. Then I got my first Leatherman & I've been hooked ever since.

    Supertool 200 (lost at Disneyland), replaced with:
    Supertool 200 BO, let someone working with me use it who dropped it down a fence post with wet concrete at the bottom we had just set. So I know right where it is, just can't have it. RIP. Next:
    New Wave, used & abused, then upgraded to Charge ALX.
    Got a Skeletool CX
    Sent Wave in for warranty repair, got it back, sold it, bought a Charge TTi.
    Bought Sidekick, sold Sidekick. Kept the 'biner, it's on my keys.
    Sold Skeletool CX & bought a Juice S2.
    Quickly sold S2 and bought another SKeletool CX
    Got a Blast on sale @ Target for about $25
    Earlier this week I picked up a ST 300 for my tool bag carry.

    That about rounds out the big MT's, TTi on my belt daily, ALX in my car, Blast in wife's Suburban, ST 300 in my tool bag, and Skeletool in the drawer for light carry when not at work.

    I have also acquired some small tools:
    Micra
    Squirt P4
    Style (2)
    Style CS & PS
     
  17. ac7ss
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    ac7ss Loaded Pockets

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  18. sungame

    sungame Loaded Pockets

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    Style CS FTW! As mentioned in this thread, the Micra is a better tool, but the outside opening blade on the Style makes it suit my actual EDC needs way better.
     
  19. TobyJ96

    TobyJ96 Loaded Pockets

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    +1 On the drooling...now if I could just justify to the Wife $300 bones on a multitool that I don't really need...time for a little rewiring of the house <eg>