What Brand Multi-Tool do you prefer?

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  1. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I own a Leatherman Charge TTI, leather sheath and the bit kit.

    I have always used a leatherman and IMO its the best company for multitools.

    What does everyone else use/prefer.
     
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  4. FrankBlack macrumors 6502

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    Swiss Army. I suppose you could say it's a case of brand loyalty. I've been carrying Victorinox Swiss Army knives since I was sixteen.

    Leatherman makes a fine multi-tool.
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    A ten pound mallet with a roll of duct tape conveniently stored on the handle works for me.
     
  6. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    I've got a Victorinox Swiss Tool but i don't carry it around with me (It's too big). DO most of you carry your leatherman's or other multitools on your person at all times?
     
  7. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I have a couple of multitools, but I end up not using them much. Prefer not to have my pockets bulging out.

    Laws on carrying knives in the UK make it rather illegal to carry anything with a useful blade unless it's for work purposes and you are on your direct way to and from work.

    http://www.bkcg.co.uk/guide/law.html

    In the end, I find I prefer to use a proper screwdriver, proper pliers, proper stanley knife, proper hacksaw etc for doing jobs, rather than some little 2inch folding version that collapses when I try doing something real with it.
     
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    Did anyone else come to this thread thinking that it read "Multi-Touch" instead of Multi-Tool? :eek:
     
  9. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer the Swiss Navy model; so much lighter.
     
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  11. Edandlindz28 macrumors regular

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    Leatherman Wave. I like having the knifes on the outside.
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Leatherman for sure. I have a Super Tool 200 (not sold anymore) and I don't carry mine on me but I do when I'm working on a project. There's nothing as useful as having pliers, a knife and flat and philips head screw drivers all on the same tool. Perfectly useful.
     
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    I've got a Leatherman Wave (bought it when it was still the new uber-spiffy model at $90 :eek: ). It could use some cleaning and Lubing™, but the time will come.
    Usually when I carry a knife on me (which is rare), it's my Gerber 3" folder, or my Kershaw Ken Onion Leek, which I lost a few years ago. :( Perfect knife for carrying on an everyday basis, less than 1/4" thick.
     
  14. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I used to swear by Leatherman, then i tried out a Gerber and was sold. Gerber is by far the better of the two. The build quality and features of the gerber way excelled the Leatherman.

    Ed
     
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