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is Leatherman worth the cost?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by BullRunBear, Oct 7, 2012.

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  1. CApighunter

    CApighunter Member

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    I have a pair of leatherman multitools, I got my first when I was 7 (10 years ago) and that knife has cleaned countless fish, hiked with me all over the Sierra Mountains, and proved more useful than you could imagine. The other is 4 years old and still going strong. If I ever need a new multitool, it will be a leatherman without a doubt.
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  2. USAF_Vet

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    Over the years, I have owned several mutual tools. I'm currently carrying the Leatherman Wingman, like many others have already mentioned. I also have a Leatherman Wave, which I managed to break a couple tools. I will eventually get around to checking the warranty and see if I can get a replacement.
    I have also carried Gerber multi tools, but by and large prefer Leatherman.
     
  3. carlo1776

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    I've had a Leatherman Wave since it came out and have loved it. It seems much better built than the competition. For AR owners Leatherman just came out with the Mut. I just treated myself to a pre Christmas present.

    http://www.leatherman.com/product/MUT
     
  4. jbkebert

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    The home center Sutherlands has the Leatherman Skeletool on sale this week for $25 bucks. I think they are regular $49 or so. I just might break down and give on a try.

    I have carried a gerber multi-tool for years the latest is the deisel. Yet so far my favorite multi-tool is the Schrade Tough Tool. I have two of them that have been around for going on 14 years. They have been great tools. I have worn out one of them the hinges got sloppy and Schrade sent me a new one. I have also work through about 5 or 6 of the nylon cases. Each and everytime Schrade sends me a new one. No questions ask.
     
  5. kym

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    I bought a Leatherman Wave from a pawnshop for $12. IMHO it is worth the $60 or $70 they cost. I never go anywhere without it.
     
  6. 45crittergitter

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    Of course it does. I didn't say anything about Gerber, so I'm not sure what the point is, but I don't buy their stuff either.
     
  7. JTW Jr.

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    My apologies 45crittergitter , I quoted the wrong person , majorly sorry about that.

    My reading skills suck without my bifocals , again , my apology.
     
  8. VoodooSan

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    It carry a Leatherman Wave in my EDC bag. Great tool and really handy to have around. Even have a Leatherman Micro I carry too because its tiny and has good tweezers and scissors on it. Yea Leatherman multitools are worth the money in my opinion.
     
  9. Twmaster

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    IMHO, yes worth it. I just bought myself a new Leatherman Supertool 300. It's on my belt right now. Just like every day.
     
  10. fatelk

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    That has been my experience. I've carried a Leatherman Wave nearly every day for many years. The company gave me one when I started. It broke once when I loaned it to a coworker who promptly broke the pliers trying to pry something. The secretary sent them in and Leatherman sent a replacement.

    Fast forward a decade- this pair was pretty much worn out from heavy use. The tip of the pliers broke off from abuse, and the other side ground down to match. The file worn out completely, scissors worn out, screwdriver bits broken. I was in Portland one day and drove right by the Leatherman factory so I stopped in their retail store. I showed them my old used and (admittedly) abused tool, not asking for or expecting any warrantee for the kind of use it had seen. It wasn't defective in any way, just plain worn out. They replaced it anyway, with a smile! They also had some good deals on factory seconds so I bought a couple smaller tools.

    Sounds like you got a defective pair. That shouldn't happen, but it does occasionally even with the best brands. The companies that shine are the ones that treat you right when it does.

    This brings up another question I have wondered about. When I have something that's broken or doesn't work right I try to fix it or check into the warrantee. I have seen a lot of people that just won't bother. Why is that?

    I watched a guy throw away a brand new scope because the crosshair was broken, clearly a factory defect. He was too lazy to take it back or send it in so he threw it in the garbage. Twice I've had people give me broken guns. I guess I'm too nice because I fixed them and gave them back. A friend said he had been shooting with a buddy once, by a lake. His buddy's .22 pistol was jamming. He said it had been jamming for a while and he was tired of it, so he chucked it into the lake! (I suspect alcohol might have been involved with that stupidity, but I wasn't there so can't say for sure.)

    I've even looked up warrantee info for friends, once even called to get a return authorization number, and they still don't bother. I just don't get it.
     
  11. 45crittergitter

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    No problem, and no offense taken JTW. I have the same problem. :)
     
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