Multitool of choice…

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Curious what everyone uses for a multitool. We all have outstanding taste in trucks… I’m sure the tools everyone uses are equally awesome. Ive been using my Leatherman Charge lately. Sometimes break out an old Swiss Army knife. I’d imagine there are a ton of great ones out there that I’m missing out on…
 
I carry a Gerber Multi-Plier that I purchased the first year they came out and I've been carrying it and using it, almost every day since. I think it was 1991. Wow, that's 30 years and It's still going strong. Amazing durability. It has saved my butt so many times over the years. I kept watching ebay for first generation models and have purchased two more, still new in the box, that I keep in reserve in case I lose or break my original one.
 
I didn't know anyone other than Leatherman made multitools :cool:

I bought my first wave in 2001. I worked for a cable company and would literally turn around if I walked out the door without it. One day I was working in a pedestal surrounded by bushes and misplaced it. Couldn't find it for the life of me. 6 years later one of my techs came in flashing a Leatherman around saying he found it by a pedestal. After all that time outside it still looked like the day I lost it. I soaked it in WD-40 like I do with all of them and its movement is good as new.

Today, I carry a Charge TTI. The gut hook it perfect for cutting tie wraps etc.

I've gifted my wife and all 3 kids with a Leatherman of their own. When I really like you, you'll know cause you'll get a Leatherman too.
 
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I didn't know anyone other than Leatherman made multitools :cool:

I bought my first wave in 2001. I worked for a cable company and would literally turn around if I walked out the door without it. One day I was working in a pedestal surrounded by bushes and misplaced it. Couldn't find it for the life of me. 6 years later one of my techs came in flashing a Leatherman around saying he found it by a pedestal. After all that time outside it still looked like the day I lost it. I soaked it in WD-40 like I do with all of them and its movement is good as new.

Today, I carry a Charge TI. The gut hook it perfect for cutting tie wraps etc.

I've gifted my wife and all 3 kids with a Leatherman of their own. When I really like you, you'll know cause you'll get a Leatherman too.
Wow… now that says something! How does the Charge compare to the Wave?
 
Wow… now that says something! How does the Charge compare to the Wave?
There very comparable, the Charge is just better built with a few more additional tools. The main blade is made of S30V steel so it helps to hold an edge longer. The cutting hook is invaluable and is one of the main tools I use. It helps to keep the main blade sharp thats for sure. If you like the Wave then you'll love the Charge TTI.
 
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I have a sog as well ten years going strong
 
I don’t EDC a multi tool, but do a simple pocket knife. Kershaw Leek, partial serrated. It’s light, small and very functional.

I have a Gerber multi tool in the console.
 
I don't do multi tools either. With my limited experience from years ago, I found that multitools aren't nearly as good as each standalone tool it is trying to be. Pliers to too wobbly, knives and scissors are never sharp, screwdrivers too awkward, etc. So I EDC a couple pocket knives while I have a tool bag full of tools readily available.

Now for those who do EDC a multitool, have they improved in the past couple decades? I've considered one on and off this past year, but I never got around to demoing them before making a purchase.
 
In my opinion, Leatherman makes the best multitool. They created the category and consistently improved their design over time.

The beauty about a Leatherman is first and foremost its built quality. They're not wobbly, the tools lock in to place, and above everything else every blade is accessible from the outside. You do not need to unfold a Leatherman for everyday knife use. Most multitools include screwdrivers that always seem to be to large or small for what you need. A Leatherman uses bits that allow you to customize the tool to your exact needs.

The Wave is their most popular. If you want something built even tougher, get a Charge TTI in your hands.
 
I don't do multi tools either. With my limited experience from years ago, I found that multitools aren't nearly as good as each standalone tool it is trying to be. Pliers to too wobbly, knives and scissors are never sharp, screwdrivers too awkward, etc. So I EDC a couple pocket knives while I have a tool bag full of tools readily available.

Now for those who do EDC a multitool, have they improved in the past couple decades? I've considered one on and off this past year, but I never got around to demoing them before making a purchase.
I have two Leathermans... a wave and a charge. I love them, and the blades are decent. I sharpen them about one a year, but they keep a decent edge. I can't comment about quality 20 years ago, but there is a lot of cheap shit out there that isn't worth your time.

They are too big for EDC in an office. Keep one in my fishing/hunting/range bag, one in my camping/motorcycle bags.

Swiss army knife and a good set of pliers are in the truck, along with a socket set and some screw drivers.
 
I have a number of them, collected over the years and stashed in different places. Different brands too from Gerber to Leatherman. The Wave is my go to, and a MUT #2. Gerbers are relegated to the only if I have to pile.

Who out there has pinched their palm with a Gerber using the pliers?
 
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