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Anyone carry a multi-tool?

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by tmmurphy, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. tmmurphy


    Jul 19, 2010
    These days, it seems like carrying just a pocket knife doesn't do me much good. I'm working in the electronic maintainence field, and often need things such as screw drivers, pliers, etc. I've decided to find myself a nice multi-tool to carry daily instead of a knife. Most important things I need are the pliers, wire cutters, and small screw drivers. Not really interested in getting one with an excessive amount of blades, files, bottle openers, etc. Does anyone have one they reccomend? I'm having trouble finding a nice smaller lightweight one. Seems like most of the tools available these days are huge with all kinds of unnecessary features.
  2. Historian

    Historian NRA Benefactor Lifetime Member

    I do...most's a fantastic tool when you need it.

  3. I do, a Super Tool 200 on my duty belt, and usually a Leatherman wave in my pocket off duty or a Leatherman Juice. Or of late, I have been carrying, a Gerber (pre pliers) multitool that I bought in England years ago.
  4. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
  5. Markasaurus


    Dec 13, 2009
    you gotta get one with a belt holster, put it next to the cell phone holder. Any multi tools put into pockets are problematic ( they hurt). Can't lose with Gerber.
  6. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    I carry a Skeletool CX with a pocket clip.
  7. Mydnyt

    Mydnyt DUBLTAP

    Aug 21, 2010
    Chesterfield, MI
    Leatherman Wave
  8. Just1More


    Mar 18, 2009
    I've been wanting a leatherman juice. Not sure if they are useful or not.
  9. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

    Sep 11, 2005
    Four Corners
    Every day and every day it comes in handy.

    Leatherman Wave.
  10. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    It depends on what you call a multi-tool.
    My Victorinox Super Tinker is billed as the original multi-tool.

    I always have that and a Leatherman Squirt S4.
    The Squirt isn't much of a multi-tool but it is handy.

    I find myself to be quite the multi-tool whore.
    I have about 12 various Leathermans(Waves/Supertool300/fuse/crunch/ECT you get the point), and 2 Gerbers. I carry none of them. I do however have them stashed all over the house.
  11. lwt210


    Nov 28, 2001
    I carry a Leatherman Surge at work on my duty belt.

    It is a very heavy MT but I don't notice it when on my Bianchi duty belt.

    But for EDC, I bought a Leatherman Kick and the aftermarket pocket clip and that is the cat's meow for a light, handy tool. Sounds like it has what you are looking for.
  12. Historian

    Historian NRA Benefactor Lifetime Member

    Same here! Althoguh I don't use a duty belt much anymore. But that sure is one handy tool.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  13. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    Is the Surge like a wave on steroids?
    I can't keep them all straight in my head.
    There is one of those large tools I felt I got ripped on.

    I think it's the Core though.
    I hate plastic in a multi-tool.
    The smaller ones that use them as grips aren't that bad though.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  14. Jayman

    Jayman Big Dummy

    Nov 3, 2002
    Chantilly, VA
    Leatherman Juice C2, small enough and smooth enough to go into a pocket, big enough for actual duty work. Pliers and scissors, one phillips screw driver head, 3 different flat screw drivers, and one can/bottle opener. I carry it on and off duty, almost all the time.
  15. nky1129


    May 18, 2009
    Northern Kentucky
    This. Except I'm not LE, so I'm always off duty.:cool:
  16. Short Bus

    Short Bus

    Jan 11, 2008
    Western NC
    I either carry it or more times than not, have it in my go bag that is not far away. I keep a SOG Power Lock. I have had the gerbers, Leathermans and all that. I have been most impressed with the SOG. Check them out.
  17. cosmose


    Dec 1, 2008
    i carry my gerber flick everyday, awesome tool. i also have a leatherman wave which is awesome i carried it for several years. when i don't want the weight of a full size multi-tool i carry a gerber clutch (which is very useful for its size)
  18. mesteve2


    Mar 2, 2001
    I carry those.

    Found the multi-tools not up to the job.

    Plus very expensive for what they are.

  19. I dont edc a multitool, but when I do carry one it's my SOG powerlock. Compound leverage pliers FTW!!! I have also owned a few gerbers, and leathermans. My second choice is a leatherman wave.
  20. BL33D 4 M3

    BL33D 4 M3 SDMF

    Nov 19, 2005
    Chicago/North Burbs
    Same here. Its great.