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    I found a road bike.
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    Do I really need a leatherman wave?

    I just bought a Gerber Clutch [$12!!!! at Canadian tire!] and I realized this tool has everything I would use day to day except for scissors. The Wave has more tools, but I wouldn't use them as much.(Do I really need a saw?) and it weighs a lot more.

    Plus, the Wave is $100 here.

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    Save your money. Instead, invest that money in plastics.

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    I found a road bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Save your money. Instead, invest that money in plastics.
    Why plastics?
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    I would not touch plastics. Put your money where I do, in ball bearings.
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    I found a road bike.
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    I'm thinking either Opentext [their stock is doing great so far] or apple.

    Why do you guys think I shouldn't get one though?
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    Do not invest in Apple, there is no future in technology. Stay with old school ball bearings and you will not be sorry. Steve Jobs and that Bill Gates guy just got lucky.

    Oh, and I think you will do fine with the Gerber.
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    Opentext stock is going up!
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    Put your money in rice, it's the wave of the future.

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    I have the wave, it is a bit bulky but I like it. You can open the straight and serrated blades with one hand. You can also close them w/ one hand if you're careful. That said, the clutch looks fine if you've already got it. Is this for every day carry? Carry the clutch around and see if you're "missing" any tools that the wave has, might not be worth the upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black_box View Post
    I have the wave, it is a bit bulky but I like it. You can open the straight and serrated blades with one hand. You can also close them w/ one hand if you're careful. That said, the clutch looks fine. Is this for every day carry?
    Yeah, just everyday carry for when I need a tool.
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    Skip the investments, you want to put it all on Lucky Devil in the 3:50 at Woodbine
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    Follow Markhr's advice, then roll the winnings into ball bearings.
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    Kickboxing is the real wave of the future.
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    If you put it to hard use, the leatherman will be better every time. I burned a big hole in my pocket when I was your age and bought a leatherman, and I never regretted it. But then again if you won't use it much, the cheapie will work for now.

    But if you do ever get a leatherman, do yourself a favor and get the much better Charge model, and not the wave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    If you put it to hard use, the leatherman will be better every time. I burned a big hole in my pocket when I was your age and bought a leatherman, and I never regretted it. But then again if you won't use it much, the cheapie will work for now.

    But if you do ever get a leatherman, do yourself a favor and get the much better Charge model, and not the wave.
    +2 I like the LM SURGE (not exactly lightweight though)

    but if your needs are met. Wait until the gerber wears out. IN a loooong time. By then there might be a better model. The thing with the leathermans is that they last a long time and by the time you need a new one, there are different new models you don't recognize.

    http://www.multitool.org/ for some info

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    I have the wave now, and i like it.But definitely if you already have one that does what you need it to do, keep that one until it wears out.

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    Leatherman? meh. If you're going to spend $ on tools, buy some real ones.
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