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    Leather man recommendations

    I need to start carrying a leatherman type knife around. One of my new employees carry’s one around and he is flipping it to me every other day to use. I was checking out their website and it seems they make one that’s a vice grip. It’s called the crunch.

    https://www.leatherman.com/crunch-1....d=work#start=1

    Any of you guys use this model or have a suggestion for a different model?

    #2
    What do you do? That will drive what one is best for you. No point in getting wire cutters if you never cut wire sort of things...

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      #3
      I have the crunch, it's pretty handy but I've sent it in for free repair a couple times. Hopefully they've beefed it up some, I got mine at a Builders Square big box store for 1/2 price when they went out of business back in the 90s. The crunch you have to pop it in place in kind of a weird manner when you need it also , got a wave and some other model that I traded a friend for 1 and got another one at a second hand store for 20 bucks. Also have an original Gerber, it's got the quickest to deploy pliers and they pop out using only 1 hand.

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        #4
        Wrong Leather Man?


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          #5
          Originally posted by SomeGuy View Post
          What do you do? That will drive what one is best for you. No point in getting wire cutters if you never cut wire sort of things...
          Lol better question is what I don’t do. I have a few crushing spreads so I guess you could call me a outdoor mill right?

          wire cutters/ strippers, pliers, screwdrivers, replaceable edge utility knife, hammer, crescent wrench would be the most perfect tool Lol

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            #6
            Originally posted by SomeGuy View Post
            What do you do? That will drive what one is best for you. No point in getting wire cutters if you never cut wire sort of things...
            https://irate4x4.com/chit-chat/3452-...k-rocks-thread

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              #7
              Originally posted by gt1guy View Post
              Wrong Leather Man?


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              That’s for after work activities lol.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Filthy McChevy View Post
                I have the crunch, it's pretty handy but I've sent it in for free repair a couple times. Hopefully they've beefed it up some, I got mine at a Builders Square big box store for 1/2 price when they went out of business back in the 90s. The crunch you have to pop it in place in kind of a weird manner when you need it also , got a wave and some other model that I traded a friend for 1 and got another one at a second hand store for 20 bucks. Also have an original Gerber, it's got the quickest to deploy pliers and they pop out using only 1 hand.
                Which one is your go too knife?

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                  #9
                  The newer models that use magnets are supposed to be really easy to open one handed; I am too attached to my original Leatherman Wave (the new version of the Wave isn't as good as the original IMO) to find out though.

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                    #10
                    I prefer my Gerber multitool to the leatherman. I can flick it one handed to get the pliers out and the knife opens easy from there. Positive lock for all folding tools and the blade is easy to sharpen and stays sharp for a while with the serrations.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by B0nez View Post
                      The newer models that use magnets are supposed to be really easy to open one handed; I am too attached to my original Leatherman Wave (the new version of the Wave isn't as good as the original IMO) to find out though.
                      that makes me sad, I miss my OG wave. left it on the trailer after fixing lights with it one night and drove off.

                      I need to replace it.
                      Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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                        #12
                        I found an orignal on Evil bay and bought it, I think it is number 5, they seemed to grow legs and walk whe I was still working

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                          #13
                          I thought I read on the other board that there was some issue with that brand like donations to sierra club or some such BS. I remember there being a thread on different companies to be avoided due to land access or political BS... If that matters to you anyway.

                          I use a a few different Gerbers as my carry multi-tools. Look on their website and choose a model that has the tools you think you need.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ThePanzerFuhrer View Post

                            Which one is your go too knife?
                            The OG with the tiny flathead screwdriver or the Wave. If my Gerber had the pop in drivers it probably would be it. The Gerbers cloth sheath wore out too.

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                              #15
                              I like the Wave. On my 5th or 6th one from them having unfortunate incidents; apparently the ER thinks they're a weapon and takes them from you. I think I still have my first one somewhere and should send it in for new blades though, since apparently they will replace them for free if you do.

                              The only thing that sucks is they don't seem to sell the good leather holster for them anymore. They've got some tacticool spandex webbing shit now that jiggles around like a pair of tits that are well past their best before date.

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