Multi-Tools

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by skysailor, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Photowriter

    Photowriter Been here awhile

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    Sure, but the review is written in Swedish. Still want to see the link?
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  2. BornAgain

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    Well I can't even say pannkaka in Swedish. Maybe google translate would work so sure I'll give it a shot.
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  3. Photowriter

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  4. BornAgain

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    Looks like a really good write up no luck with the translation even this guy was no help
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    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.
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  5. Photowriter

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    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.
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  6. BornAgain

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    Thanks that looks interesting
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  7. JR356

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    Hi

    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:thumb

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  8. Andy_L

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    I have 3 multitools in my toolkit: SOG Pocket Power Plier, Leatherman Style CS and a Victorinox Soldier ('61 pattern).
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    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.
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  9. ChopperCharles

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    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.

    Charles.
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  10. Grreatdog

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    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.
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  11. Photowriter

    Photowriter Been here awhile

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    New alternative

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  12. slink

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    Leatherman Wave in the tank bag and SOG PowerPint in my pocket.
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  13. ChopperCharles

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    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. :)

    Charles.
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  15. ChopperCharles

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    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.

    Charles.
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  16. RTinNC

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    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.
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  17. ChopperCharles

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    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.

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  18. ChopperCharles

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    Also this is my EDC for today.

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    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)

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  19. BornAgain

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    Nice collection. How hard was it to put the clip on your Center Drive? That Sodbuster looks like its carbon steel?
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  20. ChopperCharles

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    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)

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    Charles.
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