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fancoder
2015-12-30, 12:51
Hi
Guys what good multitools do you know? i will buy it soon, so I'm researching and comparing some models. What is your favorite manufacturer and model?
Interesting to know.

rhjanes
2015-12-30, 13:17
I have the Leatherman Micra. CLICK THIS (http://www.rei.com/product/684351/leatherman-micra-tool-colors)

However I also carry a folding knife with a longer blade (both are very light), a Benchmade 530. CLICK THIS (http://www.rei.com/product/737697/benchmade-530-serrated-locking-knife)

Roche
2015-12-30, 13:34
Leatherman Micra on the keychain since 1997. The Leatherman Rebar is a great full size multi-tool.

sheepdog
2015-12-30, 18:43
I too am a fan of Leatherman products.

Crikey
2015-12-30, 19:49
I too am a fan of Leatherman products.

If you don't know what a Leatherman is, that can be taken in a different way.

saimyoji
2015-12-30, 21:54
Bet warrgy likes that kind of thing...

sheepdog
2015-12-31, 11:05
lol..

Hog On Ice
2015-12-31, 13:42
bunch of tools y'all

Crikey
2015-12-31, 14:06
No toolin'

SGT Rock
2016-01-01, 15:54
Some sort of leatherman thing.

Superman
2016-01-01, 20:25
I have a tool I like.

john pickett
2016-01-02, 05:36
Didn't your wife take that away?

Superman
2016-01-02, 08:53
Didn't your wife take that away?

Oh right, she doesn't let me use it as often as I'd like to.

fancoder
2016-01-07, 04:11
I have the Leatherman Micra. CLICK THIS (http://www.rei.com/product/684351/leatherman-micra-tool-colors)

However I also carry a folding knife with a longer blade (both are very light), a Benchmade 530. CLICK THIS (http://www.rei.com/product/737697/benchmade-530-serrated-locking-knife)

I liked the Leatherman Wave. Has anybody used this model?
What I have now is this simple multitool https://www.mrosupply.com/lighting/emergency-lighting/flashlights/1750179_5090_nebo/ But I don't use all tools there, because some of them are not very quality. I want to buy a multitool with a good screwdriver.

Traffic Jam
2016-01-07, 11:56
I'm curious why you want a screwdriver, is this for hiking?

shadowmoss
2016-01-07, 12:01
I am actually kinda sad that with my desk jobs the past few years I no longer carry a multiple bit screwdriver in my pocket. At some point in the past a co-worker asked if I had some change he could borrow for the candy machine. I pulled out the contents of my pocket and it had a screwdriver (small) set, a folding knife, a lipstick, and some change. He said it looked like I was prepared for pretty much anything. :)

For reference, I am female... And to keep it on topic, my multi tool of choice is/was a Leatherman Juice.

Crikey
2016-01-07, 12:35
I liked the Leatherman Wave. Has anybody used this model?
What I have now is this simple multitool https://www.mrosupply.com/lighting/emergency-lighting/flashlights/1750179_5090_nebo/ But I don't use all tools there, because some of them are not very quality. I want to buy a multitool with a good screwdriver.

I've done a fair amount of backpacking over the years and got by with a knife point instead of a screwdriver (for tightening glasses screws). Other than that, just a needle and dental floss for most repairs. Never needed more than that, but to each his own.

Crikey
2016-01-07, 12:37
Oh yeah, duct tape. Always carry some duct tape.

saimyoji
2016-01-07, 13:34
If you dont have duct tape you're likely to split the squirrel

Traffic Jam
2016-01-07, 13:55
:biggrin:
I am actually kinda sad that with my desk jobs the past few years I no longer carry a multiple bit screwdriver in my pocket. At some point in the past a co-worker asked if I had some change he could borrow for the candy machine. I pulled out the contents of my pocket and it had a screwdriver (small) set, a folding knife, a lipstick, and some change. He said it looked like I was prepared for pretty much anything. :)


Lipstick, screwdriver, and knife...that's awesome. :)

SGT Rock
2016-01-08, 04:13
I looked it up, a leatherman style PS.

And I can remember a couple of times I could have gone for a screwdriver on the trail. But usually I only have bourbon.

Hog On Ice
2016-01-08, 12:42
about the only time I needed a screwdriver on the trail was when I had a new Granite Gear Nimbus pack - the pack used post and screw sets to hold the shoulder straps connected to the frame sheet - the screws keep getting loosened by the flexing of the pack so I had to tighten them every day - when I got into the next town I got some Loctite and _fixed_ that problem

Crikey
2016-01-08, 14:04
My Jansport K2(?) had the shoulder straps attached to the frame with octagonal nuts. I could have used a socket wrench on the trail. Ended up covering them with super glue.

Hog On Ice
2016-01-08, 15:25
btw - here is what I carry that is sort of a multitool - its a SAK Midnite Minichamp

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Tin Man
2016-01-08, 17:23
I looked it up, a leatherman style PS.

And I can remember a couple of times I could have gone for a screwdriver on the trail. But usually I only have bourbon.

--AvCsh48bk

SGT Rock
2016-01-09, 04:20
I didn't realize they had a video of me in concert.

john pickett
2016-01-09, 11:17
I didn't know they had video when you were that young, Sarge!

hikerboy
2016-01-09, 11:20
I believe it was called a nickelodeon

Traffic Jam
2016-01-09, 11:20
about the only time I needed a screwdriver on the trail was when I had a new Granite Gear Nimbus pack - the pack used post and screw sets to hold the shoulder straps connected to the frame sheet - the screws keep getting loosened by the flexing of the pack so I had to tighten them every day - when I got into the next town I got some Loctite and _fixed_ that problem

Sounds like you needed a good screw.

(someone had to say it)

Traffic Jam
2016-01-09, 11:23
I lost my Leatherman ps recently so I'll be buying a new one, maybe the cs or micra. Leatherman has really good scissors which is why I chose that brand.

Ray
2016-01-09, 16:11
When travelling I have a one strap teardrop backpack in which I carry with an embarrassing amount of little tools including a couple water bottles one usually filled with bourbon, a raincoat, the LM Micra, a bigger multitool with knife blade, a First Aid kit, a powerful little flashlight, a wine screwpull, bottle opener, pens and markers, basically everything needed to survive in either downtown Orlando, Montreal, Berlin or Paris. Some of the stuff has to be in checked baggage if necessary when flying.

When backpacking I carry a little First Aid kit with a tiny pair of surgical scissors that somehow fell into my backpack at my former job and a little sheath knife (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001UZMOI/ref=s9_dcbhz_bw_d0_g79_i1_sh)that Skids first turned me on to. I don't like using folding knives for food prep like spreading peanut butter or whatever and the little scissors is usually used to trim finger or toenails but also cut first aid tape for bandaids or blister covers. With those two tools there's not much more I need.

BTW I bought a bunch of those little sheath knives and have them stashed in glove compartments, tool boxes, kitchen cabinets in the house and RV, even hanging from a trellis pole in the garden.

But if I had to just carry one tool I'd take the Micra.

john pickett
2016-01-10, 19:07
"Sounds like you needed a good screw."
I SO want to say something here.
Nope, not going to do it.

saimyoji
2016-01-10, 22:45
"Sounds like you needed a good screw."
I SO want to say something here.
Nope, not going to do it.

Pussy. Speak your mind.

john pickett
2016-01-11, 05:47
Sorry, got others to think about.

shadowmoss
2016-01-11, 11:19
My multitool is a squirt, not a juice. Close. Because of this thread I picked it up and put it in my pocket again. Probably won't need it in Vegas this week, but it feels good to get back to my roots, so to speak.

toecutter1978
2017-01-11, 23:11
Let the flaming begin. I EDC a Leatherman MUT. I know everybody will say that humongous hunk of awesomeness is too heavy for pocket carry. Just hear me out. Now the clip is a chunk of thungston; you will not find one stronger on anything out there. It's made for serious abuse. The pliers, I have cut new barb wire with the cutters that can be replaced. The bronze scraper can be used for so many things besides cleaning carbon off firearm components. The hammer is a plus, I've used it to crack nuts and hammer in stakes and other small items.

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