Multi Tool Mania ( Leatherman MUT, ST 300, Charge TTI , Wave, Skeletool, Wingman, & Kick )

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The reason I don’t usually carry Chinese multi-tools is that the softer steel usually makes for an inferior screwdriver which tends to strip screws. Day to day I don’t notice much difference with the softer steel on pocket knives, but I sure notice the difference with some of the other tools such as the Philips screwdriver. So at any given time there might be Chinese steel in my pocket, but not a multi-tool. Though I understand some of these factories are starting to make better tools.

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Smallest flat head screwdriver on my ST300 isnt something you could call “tough” either ;)!

But I havent had any chinese MT’s other than fake Swisscard that I did review on.

Both of my Leatherman have seen some light to moderate use and so far so good.

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I probably use the Wingman the most, just because it’s the best beater. Mine cost 20 bucks and I have been most abusive towards it, and it just keeps on taking the abuse. My son liked it so we got one for him. Both the design and implementation are superb.

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I probably use the Wingman the most, just because it’s the best beater. Mine cost 20 bucks and I have been most abusive towards it, and it just keeps on taking the abuse. My son liked it so we got one for him. Both the design and implementation are superb.

+1 for bang for the buck.. It’s tough to beat the Wingman.

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Ordered the  Paul Chen Multi tasker,and a Snugpak Response for work,garden and landscape,thanks 8Steve88.Postage to EU is £6 flat rate,which I think is good.Didn’t know Paul Chen,but Fiskars is known quality.

Heinnie Haynes is well known for it’s customer service, any problems they’ll take anything back no quibble, nice to know.
The Paul Chen is a nice difference in that it uses shears not pliers as the basis for the tool. I’ve got to admit to scratching my head a bit the first time I tried to open it up. :bigsmile: Keep everything oiled and it should last years. The file is a loose item but is fairly secure clipped into it’s place. They do get bloody cold in the winter though.

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I have only (my second) original Leatherman. I am very impressed with the sharpness of the blades. They are among the very few I have that I didn’t have to sharpen before I first used them.
I also have, four Camillus US military knives, made before Leathermans came out. Three are stainless with rounded corners, and one is the old type with rustable steel blades, brass liners and stainless handles like the one I had from the second grade. The rough rectangular stainless rounded and polished well with a grinder and polisher they had at the antenna company I worked for. One of the all stainless ones is cut down to two blades to fit in a pocket without making a bulge. It has the knife blade and the screwdriver, bottle opener blade. They started both on the same end, so it came out a bit hard to open.
I also have a German army knife. It is a bit bigger but lighter weight, with aluminum spacers and gray-green plastic handles. Clearly designed to save weight instead of space. It has a cork screw.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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!{width:50%}http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh571/ajones1051/DSC04669_zps54406ad...!

How do you like that Swisstool? I’ve been seriously eyeballing it.

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Dale wrote:
!{width:50%}http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh571/ajones1051/DSC04669_zps54406ad...!

How do you like that Swisstool? I’ve been seriously eyeballing it.

Actually waiting for it to arrive.. I’ll give a update when it gets here

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Racer wrote:
Dale wrote:
!{width:50%}http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh571/ajones1051/DSC04669_zps54406ad...!

How do you like that Swisstool? I’ve been seriously eyeballing it.

The build on the Swisstool is second to none, but the tools are more difficult to access.

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Dale, would go be so kind and go to your OP and change thread title from muT-Li tools to muL-Ti tools :D?

Wasnt there similar request a while ago :D?

Oh, and as promised, I will do reviews on my MT’s, they havent seen much use so I wont do half-baked ones ;)!

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vēer wrote:
Dale, would go be so kind and go to your OP and change thread title from muT-Li tools to muL-Ti tools :D?

Wasnt there similar request a while ago :D?

Oh, and as promised, I will do reviews on my MT’s, they havent seen much use so I wont do half-baked ones ;)!

bwah ha ha ha ha thanks

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Now it wont bug me anymore lol Big Smile

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Now it wont bug me anymore lol Big Smile

I kinda feel like a dumbadze for not catching it myself.

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gregs656 wrote:

The build on the Swisstool is second to none, but the tools are more difficult to access.

Well said, the craftsmanship on a Spirit is top notch. Almost to the point were one doesn’t want to use it for its intended purposes…. Leathermans just like being thrown around and take abuse, like an old Chevy 350…plus outside access blades have become an absolute necessity, I don’t like everything out there.. I’ve been spoiled for to long.

I can’t deny that Swisstool is a beauty

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Hows the steel in Victorinox? People been telling that its softer?

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Now it wont bug me anymore lol Big Smile

I kinda feel like a dumbadze for not catching it myself.


LOL, dont be too harsh on yourself – its proven that we need only first and last letter in a word to be where they should be, other letters could be in a mixed up order and still the word by our brain would be perceived the right way ;)!
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That the Vic’s steel is harder. I honestly won’t know till I get it in my little grubby hnads.. Wink

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I just got this Tinker last week and it definitely seems like the steel is plenty hard, though I haven’t been too abusive toward it … yet. I like this Tinker so much that I’m buying a black Cadet tomorrow.

And it’s hard to go wrong with the Wingman. It’s not the best multi-tool you can buy, but it’s probably the best value multi-tool you can buy.




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I’m going to have to get a Tinker.

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Thanks 8steve88 for the link. Mine arrived today. Now to go and cut things up Smile

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Let me know what you think of it, for £10 they are a bargain.
Paul Chen produces some very affordable and generally good quality Japanese and Chinese swords The Multitasker was a re-badging I suspect but if both he and Fiskars put their names on them then that’s O.K. by me.
I have a Fiskars X5 Axe that Gerber sell as the Back Paxe II The Multutasker also uses the Gerber slide opening system.

I haven’t hard used it but it’s lasted a couple of years of occasional use around the house and car. When I first got it I gave everywhere on it a good wipe down and lube up with my favourite non-oil, Sentry Solutions Tuf-Glide, it lubricates and leaves a non sticky layer as it evaporates to protect. It’s worked because it’s in as new condition.
The Tuf-Cloth is good as well, basically a cloth in a tub or bag that has Tuf-Glide on it.
The products are not cheap but they work very well.
Tuf-Glide.

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Been goofing off looking at Swiss Army Knifes…. I ran across this

It’s the SAK Champ

They are a bit costly as SAK’s go… But @ $35 ( New ) I couldn’t pass it up…

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I admire my SwissChamp, but I end up carrying my Compact instead. All the tools I actually use in a two layer knife.

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Arrived today

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Nice ones, how about Climbers photos?

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Received this today….

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Victorinox spirit with tools set combo is awesome. Some says that it is even better than leatherman newwave and charge tti.

But that is matter of personal preference. I think Victorinox does have better blade materials. 

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