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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by skysailor, Dec 15, 2015.
Sure, but the review is written in Swedish. Still want to see the link?
Well I can't even say pannkaka in Swedish. Maybe google translate would work so sure I'll give it a shot.
Looks like a really good write up no luck with the translation even this guy was no help
and I have a Gerber center drive. It goes with me on the bike but for everyday carry I find it too bulky. I'm looking of something less bulky for everyday use.
I am always carrying a Victorinox Cybertool, it has helped me numerous of times over the years. It even holds a small pen and a screwdriver for very small screws like the ones on glasses.
But when on a bike there is also a larger Leatherman type tool in one of the panniers.
Thanks that looks interesting
I like them,but really little use by me,as knock on wood I have not had any roadside emergencies in quite a while.
The Micra gets used weekly in some fashion
I have 3 multitools in my toolkit: SOG Pocket Power Plier, Leatherman Style CS and a Victorinox Soldier ('61 pattern).
The discontinued SOG Pocket Power Plier has its pros and cons. The compound-leverage pliers give good grip and the wire cutters are very good. But the thin metal handles are uncomfortable. Most of the other standard tools on it are a bit rubbish. SOG's scissors are particularly poor. But on this model the handle tools are user-replaceable so I switched in SOG's V-cutter and wire stripper tools, which both work pretty well.
I've tried quite a few keychain-sized scissors multitools. The Style CS and the Leatherman Micra are the only ones I've found that can cut a 5mm cable tie with the tip of the scissors. Probably the Squirt S4 would as well, it's a shame Leatherman don't make that one any more.
I didn’t love the power plier because the handle splay is so large for larger bolts, garden hoses, or the like that it’s hard to put adequate force on the handles - even with the compound leverage. It’s a super cool idea though, just not for me.
Leatherman Micras live in my boat and truck first aid kits. Those kits get used. So I like having a decent pair of scissors and tweezers in them. That's my all time favorite multitool.
Leatherman Wave in the tank bag and SOG PowerPint in my pocket.
That Free is interesting. It's a different take on the Swiss Army Knife. Bit larger than even the Boker Tech Tool, which I'm currently in love with. :)
Does anyone have experience with this tool set. http://www.rrrtoolsolutions.com
Pricey but looks interesting. If it works might be worth the price.
Well, just looking at the kit, it appears to take up more space than a kit full of regular tools would. The weird handles also limit access to some nuts and bolts.
I find that a small socket set takes up less space than wrenches, is far more useful, and also a lot easier to use when it comes time to take stuff apart.
As many others have suggested I have a Leatherman Wave on each of my bikes along with the bit kit and extension. I used to have the older model Wave but upgraded to the newer one a couple years back. At the time I did a ton of research on tools and Leatherman models and from a bang for the buck perspective the Wave seemed hands down the way to go. It has everything I need and would use .. believe there are 17 tools on it. Oh ..... and if you ever research the Leatherman Tools there are a TON of YouTube videos on the tools. These guys have WAY Too much time on their hands.
When I travel off the bike I always have a Swiss Army Knife "Champ" model with me.
Does anyone have experience with Bear Jaws multi tools? I’m thinking about a pair with the big ass scissors/shears in place of the pliers head. It would go in my first aid kit.
Also this is my EDC for today.
Plus the phone, of course.
Clockwise from the left, I have an Original Grain barrel watch, a SOG Sync II belt buckle multi tool, a mag lite solitaire with a red LED, which fits in my coin pocket, the key to my SSR Buccaneer, which has a Schrade DL-2 knife on it (same as a victorinox Classic SD, but with better scissors and prettier scales), my wallet, a Case Sodbuster (large), and a modified Gerber Center Drive (added a saw holder from an mp600 pro scout, and a titanium clip)
Nice collection. How hard was it to put the clip on your Center Drive? That Sodbuster looks like its carbon steel?
Yup, I paid extra for a red-handled knife with a CV blade. The yellow was only $30, but I had to have the red for $50. It’s easily my favorite knife.
The clip was not exactly easy, but if you have a drill press, some drill bits made for drilling through hardened steel, and some patience, it’s doable. The tap rotates just a hair at a time. It takes 10 min to tap one hole, and you need a high quality Irwin tap. Use a heavy oil for cutting lube. You’ll need to tap either 4-40 or 3mm threads, and turn down the heads of the screws until they fit through the hole in the handle. (Just chuck them in the drill press and hold a file against the edge)