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affordable multitool
16 December 2015, 14:43,
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affordable multitool
Hello everyone!
I think that the multitool is a useful thing to take with. I’ve never had it before. I have the knife only. I take it when I go camping. Maybe I will go to buy the multitool on these weekends. Can you share any good models that you know? I would be really grateful.
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16 December 2015, 15:49,
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RE: affordable multitool
Everyone has their own favourite, I've had cheap generic ones; Stanley ones; Gerber ones and Leatherman.

For me, my favourites are always the Leatherman, doesn't matter which model, the build quality and feel in the hand just feels so much better, but then they do cost more as well. The Gerber ones which a lot of people like always feel chunky and cumbersome compared with a Leatherman.

But whichever you go for, think about when you want to carry it, if its something that you regularly plan to have on you, you need to make sure that the blade length is less than 3" and is non-locking to ensure you remain legal. Most of the Leatherman's and Gerbers have locking blades, but there are models available with non-locking blades, so look carefully before you buy.
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17 December 2015, 10:21,
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RE: affordable multitool
(16 December 2015, 15:49)Devonian Wrote: Everyone has their own favourite, I've had cheap generic ones; Stanley ones; Gerber ones and Leatherman.

For me, my favourites are always the Leatherman, doesn't matter which model, the build quality and feel in the hand just feels so much better, but then they do cost more as well. The Gerber ones which a lot of people like always feel chunky and cumbersome compared with a Leatherman.

Thanks, I checked the models of Leatherman multitools on their website, they look really nice. Especially I liked the Leatherman Wave. I can not say that it is affordable , but I hope it's quality. I used this multitoool https://www.mrosupply.com/lighting/emerg...5090_nebo/ until i lost it in the forest, when we went camping with my friends. This time I'll take the Leatherman.
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17 December 2015, 11:03,
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RE: affordable multitool
I have to second Devonian as well Mikelval the Leatherman is the best out there, agreed they are not the cheapest, but nothing good ever is, is it? save up a little at a time and before you know it you will have the money to afford one mate.
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17 December 2015, 12:28,
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RE: affordable multitool
(17 December 2015, 10:21)mikelval Wrote: Thanks, I checked the models of Leatherman multitools on their website, they look really nice. Especially I liked the Leatherman Wave. I can not say that it is affordable , but I hope it's quality. I used this multitoool https://www.mrosupply.com/lighting/emerg...5090_nebo/ until i lost it in the forest, when we went camping with my friends. This time I'll take the Leatherman.

Yes the Wave is a great tool, and there is a very good reason why Leatherman is able to offer a 25 year guarantee with its products.....

Other more affordable models include:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leatherman-Wingm...erman+Wave

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leatherman-SideK...X0R38JC8D8

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leatherman-LT550...X0R38JC8D8
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17 December 2015, 14:25,
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RE: affordable multitool
not my "cup of tea"!
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17 December 2015, 18:54,
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RE: affordable multitool
I use my leatherman all the time BP, one of my most versatile bits of kit, the scissors on it are superb, I use them for trimming fletchings up.
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17 December 2015, 19:45,
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RE: affordable multitool
I use a Gerber Multi Plier most i cannot remember if its the 400 04 600 model, I've got a leatherman wave in the GHB
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17 December 2015, 22:18,
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RE: affordable multitool
As an "affordable" multi-tool the Gerber Suspension is good. OK, it's not a Leatherman, but it's less than half the price.

In truth, if I was making a serious bug out kit, I'd probably forget the multi-tool and pack a Morakniv, small Victorinox Swiss Army knife, and a pair of Maun sidecutters. This combo would weigh just a little more than a combi-tool, but the really useful bits - knife and cutters - would be streets ahead.

The most useful thing I carry now is my Swisscard.
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2 January 2016, 18:51,
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RE: affordable multitool
I use a Leatherman Signal, that may be at the high side of your price range but it does me good for a general tool and for making food in the sticks
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