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Let's talk about Multi-Tools

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by 2A2Dend, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    My apology if this is was posted in the wrong place. Considering the topic, where to put it?

    Lets talk about Multi-Tools. I've got an original Leatherman. About 20-25yrs old. Never had an issue. Quality stuff. Another I have, is keychain size. Made by Swiss-Tech. A 6-in-1. Lately I've thought about getting a Leatherman Tread. Not just for the multiple tools, I need a watch band for my divers watch. Anyone have the Leatherman Tread as a watch band?

    Another I thought about, the Leatherman MUT. Just how "useful" are they to the AR/M16 platforms?
     
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  2. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I Had the chance to pick one up for $139 and passed on it due to other essentials. Wished I'd have bought it. I think they average $180 now!!
     
  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I have a MUT, It is a fine thing but it stays in a range bag and is really pointless because I have "real" tools that do all the things it does. I bought it thinking I would carry it in place of the Leatherman Wave I carry daily (I carry it in my pocket with a clip which the MUT has) but the MUT is a massive thing in comparison to the Wave and has fewer tools. I like the MUT, but it has not been a useful addition to my multi tool collection if I am honest.

    I have one of the Gerber short stack AR multi tools stuffed in the grip of my truck gun. It is not a replacement for real tools but its also a far cry better than nothing. That and the Wave I carry anyway is probably better than the MUT for field use.

    No experience with the Tread. I have a Rebar, a Charge-Ti, A couple of Skeletool's. The Wave is the one works best for me. I wish it had replaceable inserts for the wire cutters like some of the others do and a better quality steel for the knife blade but those are really my only beefs.
     
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  4. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Also a Leatherman Wave fan. It has everything I have ever needed.
     
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  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple leathermans, a super tool, and a cheaper $30 leatherman. I've used there warranty before and to be able to walk into a leatherman store and hand them a broken tool and they hand you a brand new one no questions asked is a beautiful thing.
     
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  6. Cameron72

    Cameron72 Harrington, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just any Leatherman Store??
     
  7. HarryHaller

    HarryHaller Kalama, WA Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I love my MUT, I think it's awesome looking, and feels good in hand. However it does mostly sit in the range bag, and doesn't seem exceptionally AR-15 handy to me.
     
  8. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    So for discussion purposes

    Wave on top, Charge, Rebar and MUT in bottom

    I really like the little Rebar other than you have to open it to get at a knife blade.

    The Charge has a better knife blade than the Wave which is why I bought it but because of the cast side plates it is thicker than the Wave and less convenient to carry. I have thought that someday I might try swapping the parts I like on the Charge into a Wave frame.

    You can see how much bigger the MUT is than everything else. If you are pouch carrying probably not a big deal but I carry mine clipped to the top of my pocket. In the same pocket I carry a flashlight and a Fisher space pen so I am getting in that pocket frequently. The MUT is just too much.

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