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Education Leatherman Wave

Discussion in 'General' started by DragunovHUN, 13 Aug 2010.

  1. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    So i've been toying with the idea of getting one of these for a while, and now that there's a black oxide version it became even more appealing.

    But are they really any good? I'd hate to buy something that has over nine thousand tools but none of them work really well. I'm not thinking about building a house with a pair of these, just normal everyday use.

    So are they all show no go, or genuinely functional? Anyone got one?
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo Stopped treating this country as if it was his own

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    I love mine. It's genuinely functional and moreover solidly built. The knives lock, which you will really appreciate once you have had a non-locking knife fold on your fingers.

    I know a roadie who has had a Leatherman for years. She said that unlike with cheaper tools it doesn't loosen up with use; all the parts are still as tightly put together as ever.

    And the black oxide version looks awesome.
     
  3. smashie

    smashie Cupid Stunt

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    I've had mine for about 5 years, I can't fault it.

    Just never, ever lend it to anyone, mine is going to go back because someone broke the scissors :sigh:
     
  4. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    I have the Leatherman Skeletool CX, has all the tools i need on it and it looks ****ing awesome

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    My Wave is having its tenth birthday party next month. I must say that the warranty is something special. I have managed to snap off the non-serrated blade a few times and broke off a plier jaw once. Each time the local rep has fixed it for free, no questions asked. Think "oh my, I'll fix this and mail it back to you".

    Offtopic: Smashie, nice custom title. Same as my evil Fallout 3 character.
     
  6. smashie

    smashie Cupid Stunt

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    From Kenny Everett, now that shows my age!

    Thinking about it, mine must be closer to 10 years old, £44 in costco :)
     
  7. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    I keep wanting to pick up a Leatherman, but I just can't afford to spend £80 on what is essentially just a pair of pliers. :(

    I may end up getting something from Gerber... but then again, I may not - it's not like I don't own several pairs of pliers, knives and screwdrivers.
     
  8. rainbowbridge

    rainbowbridge Well-Known Member

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    I had one (Leatherman Charge TTI )and had to sell it, they are amazing and I highly recommend you get one.
     
  9. Guest-23315

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    They are, as said by all of the above, seriously useful for everyday tasks, and once you've got one you'll probably spend your time thinking why on earth you didnt get one sooner.
     
  10. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    I have a Charge TTI which I picked up for about £80 on ebay. One of my friends also has a Skeletool but I find it very uncomfortable to use compared to the Charge, but then I have quite big hands and find it's too small. It's amazingly useful on camping trips and I've built a couple of PCs using it too :)
     
  11. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Wow that's some pretty excellent feedback. Now i can't keep myself from getting one. Thanks guys.

    @Gunsmith ooooo carabiner
     
  12. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    forgot to mention the handle is made from carbon fibre :naughty:
     
  13. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I'm an EDC fiend/fanatic, and can swear by the both the Leatherman Juice and Skeletool CX. I'd love a wave as well, but it won't be any time soon, as my knives/multitool "budget" for this year was spent when I bought a CF handled Spyderco Calypso 3 over on Candlepower forums marketplace earlier this year along with a custom boker fixed blade, but both were either lost in the mail on their way across the pond or some postie either in the good old United States or here on our own British Isles nabbed them :grr:
     
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  14. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    all this talk of leathermans has reminded me that i need to send mine in for repair (blade has 2 chips missing from it, dont know how it happend) and whilst hunting for the uk dealer details I found this:


    I like the serrated blade and im too scared to send it in now :(
     
  15. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Downloadable content coated carbon fibre no less :p
     
  16. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    What steel is the blade of the CX made from Gunny? I can honeslty say I've never looked, and it's in my toolbox in the car, which Dad has borrowed for the evening :rolleyes:

    It definately shouldn't chip though. No Spyderco knife I've ever owned has ever chipped, and the vast majority of them are VG-10 Seki City steel, with a few exceptions.
     
  17. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    I have absolutly no idea, feel free to google tho but its deffo chipped.
     
  18. BenK

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    Got given a Charge Tti for Christmas a few years back. Nice and useeful to have around for odd jobs that come up. Quality tool to have.
     
  19. Altron

    Altron Well-Known Member

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    Had my Leatherman Wave for 10, maybe 12 years.

    It has never broken. It has never tarnished or rusted.

    Somewhere, in someone's attic, there is a portrait of a Leatherman Wave that is rusting, breaking, and falling apart.
     
  20. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    I checked it out on Amazon and had a genuine LOL moment.

    [​IMG]

    At first I was like

    :D
    then I
    :idea:
    then I

    :worried:
     

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