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Original vs. new Leatherman Wave

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by mnblade, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    I have both the current production Wave with the phillips/regular removable bit screwdriver, and the original version with the long phillips ...


    I love how all the tools on the newer version lock. But damn I wish they'd have kept that longer phillips.

    I also really dig the leather case that came with the original models.

    Which do you guys prefer?
  2. Hateman

    Hateman Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2000
    +1 for the Original Wave. I bought a couple of extras when I found out they were disco'd. The new version has locking implements; I just don't like the lock's position. Sometimes I wonder why Leatherman changed it; a sweet tool for average use.
  3. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    I have sort of a retro, old school streak in me, so I dig the old Wave. Plus, they tend to be looser, and you don't have to fight with them as much as the new Waves.
  4. cdf


    Nov 12, 2004
    I also prefer the old model . My longest running Multitool relationship !

  5. canook


    Jul 12, 2009
    I prefer having dedicated implements on a multi tool, I fint it kind of a pain in the butt having to carry a bunch of bits with me. That's one of the reasons I carry a Swiss Tool.
  6. MarineAir


    Aug 6, 2010
    My new version Wave came with the molle pouch which I really liked while I was in the field. But now its more for hiking and edc for me and I ended up buying a regular belt sheath.

    Never played with the old version so I can't speak to that.
  7. blindviper1


    May 31, 2009
    I broke the small flat blade screwdriver 3 years ago. I emailed customer support and they could guarantee they could replace it. And that I could get a new wave in its place. They only reason it hasn't been sent in.

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