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Blackjack
01-11-2012, 07:40 PM
Currently carrying a Letherman PST and Micra. Looking to maybe update a little. What are you all carrying and how well do you like it.

murphyslaw
01-11-2012, 08:17 PM
I carry the paliden power tool. Great little rig for A guy like me.

kbeefy
01-11-2012, 08:38 PM
I have the skeletool and love it! Quick one handed knife access, pocket clip, accepts they're special apex type bits, access to the bit without having to use both hands. Plus it's super light! Not many tools, so if you want 1001 things this isn't it. I prefer 3 really useful good tools than 998 cheap crappy tools and 2 ok tools.

http://www.photonlight.com/product_images/g/813/LM-SKELETOOL-4__51762_zoom.jpg

http://images.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/leatherman/images/skeletool.jpg

Gvus
01-11-2012, 09:03 PM
Leatherman supertool.... It's about 10 yrs old and still no issues

Overdriven
01-11-2012, 09:41 PM
I've been carrying the Charge Ti with the bit extending rod and the extra bits. Everything I need in a small pouch. I use it daily for my work.

snowbear
01-11-2012, 10:43 PM
I am partial to Gerbers. Just a snap of the wrist and the pliers are out and locked ready for use.

nate
01-12-2012, 12:03 AM
Leatherman Wave that I bought in High School close to 15 years ago. It's broken in enough that I can do a "switch blade" wrist deal and get the pliers to lock open :grin:

billythedeadboy
01-12-2012, 07:27 AM
I haven't been able to find a multi-tool that I like. Most of the time I am carrying regular pair pliers and a zt350, or when I'm at the office a old school old timer multi-blade.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQmPIEKnzB4QhZsrzy1swEhnOZgWEbEV KYSvchA_yBJuz-A8s1oLktcEodH

B1
01-12-2012, 09:44 AM
I haven't been able to find a multi-tool that I like. Most of the time I am carrying regular pair pliers and a zt350, or when I'm at the office a old school old timer multi-blade.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQmPIEKnzB4QhZsrzy1swEhnOZgWEbEV KYSvchA_yBJuz-A8s1oLktcEodH

I carry that knife as well. Really like it. It usually sits right next to my leatherman wave.

ak_cowboy
01-12-2012, 09:45 AM
I like the Gerber Crucial. Just the bare minimum of tools needed and has a clip so it doesn't fall out of your pockets

http://www.rei.com/zoom/pp/9dc976b7-d93f-4da6-8f03-93300d7a5341.jpg/440

akram
01-13-2012, 07:36 AM
I have a few leathermans and those are what I carry if I carry one. Main reason is that whole Made in the USA thing. None of the other ones are.

ak_cowboy
01-13-2012, 09:21 AM
I have a few leathermans and those are what I carry if I carry one. Main reason is that whole Made in the USA thing. None of the other ones are.

Gerber has its factory in Tigard, Oregon

Overdriven
01-13-2012, 08:57 PM
I am partial to Gerbers. Just a snap of the wrist and the pliers are out and locked ready for use.

Still have a set of those. Like them (except for the short phillips tool) but the ability to swap out bits in the new leatherman wave, charge, skeletool, is way handy.

Found a deal on a Skeletool tonight. Gonna try carrying it for a while and see how I like it compared to carrying a knife and the full charge and bit kit.

Blackjack
01-18-2012, 05:27 PM
Well since I like Leatherman and I plan on carrying this on my belt, I am leaning towards the Wave. Any reason not to like it?

ChevyMan0784
01-18-2012, 05:42 PM
I like my Leatherman Wave Titanium. Nice tool.

Overdriven
01-18-2012, 06:03 PM
I have one I carried for a number of years. Great tool. Between it and the Charge, they are my two favorite.

I've been carrying the Skeletool for the last week and I'm liking it.

Blackjack
05-30-2012, 11:35 PM
Finally retired the PST for a new Wave. Came with a Monarch 300 flashlight for $75. Very happy so far with the Wave and the light. Only complaint is the missing awl. Will do like others have and rework a MUT bit into one.

Thunderbear
05-31-2012, 06:56 PM
SOG Power Assist.

I took the small tools out of the end and replaced them with a large file and bit holder. One handed operation with the main blades and to add and use bits.
Added bit holder to a leather case---works great for me. Bulky but very sturdy and useful.

20301

20302

SOG seconded. Powerlock with V-cutter, swapped blades for a wire stripper and a 1/4" drive.

http://i.imgur.com/TurZj.jpg

alaskangiles
06-01-2012, 01:34 AM
Third's on the SOG, much bigger and heavier but well worth it. I have a couple Gerber's, ashamed to say how many different Leathermans, and once I bought a SOG they all went to different kits/tool bags. Those SOG guys know what they are doing! "Was" a wave guy all the way through... All started because they were the only ones that made one for fishermen. She was singing boys!

fawkes23
06-01-2012, 04:28 PM
I carry a Charge TI as well, nice little tool, still as tight fitting as the day I got it.

nate
06-01-2012, 08:01 PM
The older one I have has an awl. Have to be careful when I open it cause it's pretty sharp, has cut me a few times.

Finally retired the PST for a new Wave. Came with a Monarch 300 flashlight for $75. Very happy so far with the Wave and the light. Only complaint is the missing awl. Will do like others have and rework a MUT bit into one.