If you had the chance to buy a new in box old-style Wave, would you?

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A friend of mine is offering to sell me a new in box old style Leatherman Wave for $55.
He already has one that he uses daily, and since I told him I was thinking about buying a Wave, he offered me his spare.

Well, what do you think?
Amazon sells the new Wave for $61 w/ free shipping. Is it worth a few extra bucks to get the new version?
Is the new Wave even at all better than the old Wave?
 
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I just traded my Buck Omni hunter 12pt folder for a New in the box Old style Wave and I was wondering the same thing. It would be the perfect multitool for me if it only had the same phillips driver that the Blast has. I love that driver. The old style Waves driver is to small for my liking. I will keep it in case I need another multitool or for collection purposes.
 
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I'm a big fan of the Wave and have been carrying the new style for a couple of years now. Can't speak much to the old style, but I believe one of the big differences is locking tools, the new ones lock up (all of them) where the old style does not.
 
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Well, if you don't want the in-box old style wave, tell your friend that I'll buy it! We're talking about the one without the removable bit drivers, and non locking screwdrivers, right?

edit: FYI, the old style wave is pretty collectible, seeing as how it's discontinued. I've seen used ones go for more than $55 on ebay. You may want to buy it from your friend just to resell it
 
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Offer your friend $50 for it.

Nah, I don't mind paying $55 for it (if and when I figure out what I'm going to do - still haven't decided between the old and new Wave yet). He's held on to it for a while, and I honestly think that's a good price considering they're pretty tough to find nowadays.
 

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I prefer the Old Skool Wave , go for it . Glockman knows what he's talking about , he's a Moderator !

Chris
 
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Personally new leatherman tools haven't impressed me much, the pliers seem to go bad too easily. Maybe I just got a couple of poor pieces, but one of the original multi tools I have is still going strong.
 
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I got one as a gift and used it for about 6 mo. EDC. If you don't mind the drivers folding up and banging your hands all the time, I say to buy it. Mine is a drawer queen now.
 
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The old Wave has better scissors, although the new one isn't bad. Besides that, I think the newer model is better in every other way. Unless you are a collector, your $55 might be better spent on on a new Wave. Let your friend make the profit on his older model.
 
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I had a Leatherman Wave when i was in the army. I would love to be able to replace it, I bought the new wave and dont like it nearly as much.
 

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Nah,I wouldn't buy it.
I already have one.:)
It's good to read the pros & cons of the two though,good info.
 
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Ok, I made my decision. Since the old Wave was truly a classic, I went with it, if just to say that I own one.
However, I made a metaphorical deal with the devil...
Because I was so indecisive about this whole thing, I promised myself that I would let myself buy the next brand new revision of the Wave, however many years in the future that it comes out.
 
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Congratulations on your new in the box, old style , new to you Wave.;) I think you made a wise choice. It's not like there's a limit to how many knives/multi tools you can own.:D
 
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