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    What's the best leatherman multitool in your opinion? I would like one with at least pliers, bottle/can opener, corkscrew, knife.

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    I like Gerber's mulit-tools better than I do Leatherman's.

    The pliers slide out of the top of the Gerber, where the Leatherman folds inside out.
    The difference is that the Gerber has a more comfortable grip, the exposed tools of the Leatherman bite into your palm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I like Gerber's mulit-tools better than I do Leatherman's.

    The pliers slide out of the top of the Gerber, where the Leatherman folds inside out.
    The difference is that the Gerber has a more comfortable grip, the exposed tools of the Leatherman bite into your palm.
    X2 I have a Gerber-- I work part-time at a produce farm, and the Gerber has handled verything that I have thrown at it. I have this model:

    http://www.rockynational.com/1890_01..._w_Sheath.html

    I found it a little better and a little less expensive than the Leathermans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    What's the best leatherman multitool in your opinion? I would like one with at least pliers, bottle/can opener, corkscrew, knife.

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    I am on my 3rd or 4th original leatherman (I just keep losing them, although this has been over a 15 yr period now; this last one I had to get off ebay since they don't make'em any more). I can use the canopener on bottles at the risk of chipping the lip of the bottle. I'm glad I have a surly tugnutt on one bike so I don't need to fall back on that too often.

    I would not be at all surprised if Gerber is better, but what can I say, I have a lot of inertia in life.

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    I have a gerber and a leatherman. I much prefer the gerber. Its lighter, more comfortable, and the blade holds an edge much better than the leatherman's.

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    My Victorinox Swisstool is the best of the breed I have ever seen or owned, by far, but there is no corkscrew. If I took to serious wine drinking, I would need to bring along a cork screw in addition to the multi-tool.
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    I've got a Buck version of the Leatherman, which I rarely use. All I really need is a basic Swiss Army Knife, Spartan model, which I use frequently.

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    Leatherman SURGE. THE BEST OF THE BEST! it was voted #1 by survivalists. Beats the crap out of their next best one called the WAVE. I have both. The surge in on another level. No contest.

    The surge is a mans tool. If you have a fry's electronics where you live they sell for $25 off MSRP. Or ebay.

    http://www.leatherman.com/products/t...ge/default.asp

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    Here is the best review I found. All the others just kept saying things like "behold the best multitool ever". ANd "Its so great". not exactly unbias.

    this one actually points out the drawbacks of the SURGE (its not perfect) mostly the size.

    http://www.multitool.org/leatherman-...man-surge.html

    Ps. mine doesnt rattle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMyA** View Post
    Leatherman SURGE. THE BEST OF THE BEST! it was voted #1 by survivalists. Beats the crap out of their next best one called the WAVE. I have both. The surge in on another level. No contest.

    The surge is a mans tool. If you have a fry's electronics where you live they sell for $25 off MSRP. Or ebay.

    http://www.leatherman.com/products/t...ge/default.asp
    And how much does this sell for [MSRP]

    It seems very good, and the only thing that seems to be missing is a corkscrew, but that doesn't matter.
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    apparently the old ones used to rattle but the new ones dont

    http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,5626.0.html

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    about sixty bucks

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Leatherman-Surge...QQcmdZViewItem

    theres a black one too that costs like $70

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    Leatherman Charge Ti; I agree with FatA** on the Surge, but my personal preference is the more expanded CHarge. It simply has just about anything you would need, and complements the cyclists' gear with a real set of pliers.

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    I have used waves at work since I started. I love them. The new ones are stiffer than my original. They didn't have the surge when I bought mine, but that is also a great tool.
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    12 oz???? My leatherman is too heavy at 6oz!

    (actually it claims 5 oz at leatherman.com but that's not what my kitchen scale says)

    (my pre-leatherman swiss army knife apparently isn't made anymore; just 2 knife-blades, flathead screwdriver, can opener, church key, corkscrew, awl

    holy cow, check out these SA knives, USB flash drives attached!!

    <http://www.swissarmy.com/multitools/Pages/Category.aspx?category=everyday&> )

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    Ok ok LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesurf View Post
    Leatherman Charge Ti; I agree with FatA** on the Surge, but my personal preference is the more expanded CHarge. It simply has just about anything you would need, and complements the cyclists' gear with a real set of pliers.
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    While I like the Leatherman Surge, I bought one, it was a bit too large for what I wanted in a multi-tool and so I sprung for the Wave and gave my dad the Surge. The Wave is what I consider to be the perfect size when worn on your belt for hiking or camping. No corkscrew though.
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    I like my Charge. After 3 years of using mine for camping, hunting, auto mechanics, and any other chore, it is my hands down favorite. I've used many others, but I think this one is the best. I wouldn't leave home without it.
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    If you can do without the corkscrew, SOG.

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    Here is the one I carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Here is the one I carry.
    Nope; either the Charge or bring MacGruber along

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    Nope; either the Charge or bring MacGruber along
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