Help picking out a multi tool

APS

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Apr 30, 2002
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I have only had experience with the Gerbers, Leatherman Pulse, Wave and Supertool/ST200. The Gerbers pinched my palm when I was trying to use the pliers on a small item whereas the Leathermen have a large gap between the plier handles when the jaws are in the closed position. Also, with about 10 minutes practice, you can open the Leatherman models with one hand. I just takes a little longer to open than the Gerbers since you have to swing the handles out and usually use your thigh. I liked the screwdrivers on Leatherman better since they seem to have sharper corners.
 
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Dec 20, 1998
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I have no experience with the SwissTool, but anything from Victorinox should be great. I do have significant experience with the Leatherman and the Gerber though and Hands Down, the Leatherman is the better of the two. Much more user friendly and better built.
 
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Aug 3, 2001
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The LM WAVE has a strong following,
I'm one of them!

I've never seen anything that could
replace my WAVE. Just a heads up if you
get one, I got one as a gift for a friend
off EBay for $43 shipped N.I.B.

Good luck and Hope you find the one that works for you!
 
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Jul 22, 2001
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Cracker, while the wave has a well deserved following they often
over look one fact. The wave is NOT left hand friendly. To some
this may not mean anything , but if your a lefty (like me) the wave
is a lot of promise that you just can't use. So take care if you're a
lefty.
 
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