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Your favorite multi tool?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 40calruler, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    So I somehow lost my Gerber Crucial. I was putting new insulation in the attic and running a few wires under the house. It is likely somewhere under insulation which means it is not being found anytime soon with what a pain my attic is to get around.

    I loved the Crucial but have had a few I liked. I do not like big bulky ones but need the pliers, screw drivers, and a good knife at bare minimum. A good little saw blade is great for drywall as well.

    So what is your favorite? I hate to run out and buy the same one when it has been years and I know some of you must have some pretty cool ones. What are they? Reviews are great but I never know unless people that really use them every day have something good to say about them.
     
  2. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    Victorinox SwissTool, $20 used from gunshow (guy would buy wholesale TSA items looted from poor unsuspecting travelers).
     
  3. tfbit

    tfbit Eugene, OR Active Member

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    Leatherman MUT in EOD flavor for EDC. Keep standard Leatherman tools in all the vehicles.
     
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  4. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Leatherman Skeletool from TxToolCrafdters:

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  5. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    gerber freehand. simple and biggest multi tool gerber made. i actually bought 2 of them from a member here. i literally use it everyday and makes my job easier.
     
  6. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    All-metal, old-school Leatherman. The one and only Gerber I owned broke right out of the gate, and pinched the bejeezus out of my hand in the process.

    WAYNO.
     
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  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Leathernan Wave.

    Owned it for well over a decade.

    Head office is off airport way by 205 and they service them for life - although I've never had it fail on me, but do know of someone who did use the service.
     
  8. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I had an earlier skeletool fail to hold the driver bits. I took it to the leatherman store in Cascade Station and the Girl behind the counter looked at it, said, "yep its defective", tossed it in a box and handed me a brand new one. That was it. They've got a customer for life.
     
  9. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    Funny, same thing happened with my Gerber. I rented a car in Hawaii a few years ago and it seemed the trunk would not shut properly. Investigating the problem I could see the latch was tweaked a bit. I dug into my pack for my brand new Gerber (a gift from wife for this particular trip to Hawaii) and used the pliers to try bend the truck latch in order to get it to close... SNAP!! The jaw broke right off the Gerber. It looked like cheap pot-metal to me. I never even bothered to send it back to Gerber, I just tossed it on the garbage where it belonged :)
     
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  10. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Multi-tool for the Martini-Henry:

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    Flintlock combination tool:

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    Pipe tomahawk:

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  11. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've got several Leatherman tools, including one that's over 20 years old. Great tools, and my favorite brand (I've owned several brands). My current EDC is the Juice S2 it's fairly compact and not too heavy to sit in my pocket all day. It has everything you mention except for the saw blade - which is available in the larger Juice XE6 model. For what I need on a day to day basis, this works very well. The blade isn't the best, but I also carry a separate knife with me, so no biggie.

    XE6 adds a saw blade, cork screw, file and serrated knife in addition to the regular blade.

    I like the size and the contour, it fits my hands well.

    leatherman-juice-s2-831928-large.jpg
     
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  12. GUNARCHER

    GUNARCHER Well-Known Member

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    hammer-----got a lot of nails in my life
     
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  13. FA9

    FA9 Hillsburrito, ORgun Well-Known Member

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    My hands...
     
  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Leatherman Skeletool! Just bought one abt two weeks ago. It's exactly what I need for EDC! Pliar and cutter, razor sharp knife and sm and lrg blade and Philips screwdrivers. Comes with a strong pocket clip so no pouches, I carry enough pouches with magazines so don't need another one.
    I have used Gerber multi's since their inception but the Leatherman is twice as well made for fit and finish!

    BTW: For Gawd's sake! Buy a drywall saw!
     
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  15. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Estwing hammer. The world is a nail!
     
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  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I, myself AM a multi-tool. :D
     
  17. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    My favorite was a Shlage. Or something like that, until I broke the Phillips head driver, then, not so much. Next one I want is a Stomper. I hear good things about that multi-tool.... Key word, TOOL....
     
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  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, the Stomper multi-tool has an AWESOME "bite me" feature..... LOL
     
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  19. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yes, you are indeed some kind of tool!:cool:
     
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  20. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    See post #18 for a feature you will like. :D
     
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