Replacing Wife's Leatherman MultiTool

Daniel Koster

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She's ready for an upgrade...has had this leatherman multi for over 10 years....:eek:



Got any suggestions?



She likes straightforward stuff.....not a gadget freak (like me :eek:)


Thanks!
 

Steely_Gunz

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What kind of stuff would she need this tool for, Dan? I mean you could always just get her a LM Kick, Fuse, or Blast if she has just worn her tool out. They're pretty straight forward models since LM discontinued the PST. They look pretty comfy with their ergo finger grooves and rubber padding. If she uses the blades more often than the pliers and whatnot, then maybe a new wave or one of the charge models would work. The wave and the charge are basically the same thing except the SS handles instead of Ti and more bits. I have a new wave and i love it. Paired with a good medium SAK there isn't a thing around the office or home i can't get done.
here is a niffty comparison feature ont he LM site if that's the route you want to go:
http://www.leatherman.com/products/tool-comparison/default.asp

Jake
edit to add: charge also has much better steel for the prim. blade, but that shouldn't matter too much.
 
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how abt the LM Juice s2 or a LM Squirt. They are quite simple. Not to bulky and come in different colours too! Great for a lady. I believe the squirt comes in red.
 
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Still a fan of the SOG Paratool. Very useable pliers, and the other tools are serviceable, in a very compact package with few bells and whistles. I might choose something else for very regular use, but it mostly fills in the gap between a knife and the toolbox. No scissors, which is a bit of a downside, but it does have separate serrated and plain edge blades. The variable-angle pliers seem somewhat gimicky, but are very useful in tight places. The tools are a bit hard to access - old school "pull out everything and put back what you don't need" type of tool, and they don't lock, but the handle does a reasonable job of blocking the tool so your fingers don't get totally mashed in an accident.

Bare essentials, but it gets the job done with nothing to lose.


You might also want to check out the Sebertool line. Most of them are stripped down, bare bones affairs, but if you have a knife, they add pliers and useful screwdrivers. The M4 is closer to some of the smallest leatherman tools (Micra or Squirt) in a bit cleaner package. Note that this is not a full-sized set of pliers, and would only be useful for fairly light jobs.


Both of these tools are pretty low on the gee-whiz scale. Have fun shopping!
 
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I don't think a vic supertool is the way to go. The smaller leathermans would be my suggestion
 
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Andy_L said:
I don't think a vic supertool is the way to go. The smaller leathermans would be my suggestion

Andy i think you meant a vic swisstool .


Dunc
 

Daniel Koster

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we failed, y'all....

I ended up getting her 2 fancy pots (for planting)


:rolleyes: :footinmou


There's always next year....:(
 
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