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#1 JoelC

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:26 AM

Im looking to buy a Multi Tool for my EDC kit that I just started putting together. I want something on the smaller side but bigger then some of the micro tools out there...... preferably under 6in length folded. Im limited on the price range, I would like to spend around $40. I have seen a few Leathermen tools that fit my needs, but I am really trying to find out what are some other good brand names besides Leathermen.   
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#2 Scuba CN

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:00 AM

I personally carry a Bucktool Model 360 everyday. I'm not sure how much it cost because it was a gift from my father, but in the 10 years that I've had it it's worked pretty well. If your budget is a bit more flexible I would suggest checking out SOG multitools. I've never owned one but I've been thinking about getting the Powerlock 2.0 EOD model /wp-content/forum-smileys/icon_razz.gif

#3 JoelC

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:57 PM

Came across this H&K Multi-tool over the weekend during a sale at my local gun shop. Picked it up for $40. It is one of the nicer multi tools I have come across in that price range. Very smooth and served me well during my hiking /camping trip over the weekend.  Posted Image 

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:08 AM

I use the SOG PowerLock Contractor Grade everyday.  It has wider jaws, locking tools, better grip and stronger joints than most other tools of similar price.  I am extremely hard on tools and I have not been let down by this tool once. It has everything you need in a tool including wire stippers, and EOD tools.  After breaking 2 leathermen I will never use anything except an SOG.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:14 PM

I have a leatherman wave and love it...http://www.laserforums.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=664&d=1262435435
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:32 AM

I really like that one, It could be my next purchase…, perfect to go with my M4 ;-)Posted Image

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:36 AM

Whoa, Storm Trooper! That's a pretty sweet looking multi tool! Like your profile pic too, rock on!

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:39 AM

here's a lil' videohttp://www.youtube.c........yLbgvL_aDo

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:52 AM

Nice and Brownells has the pre-order right now. 
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:30 AM

Ive broken pretty much any of them made except for two.  Swiss tool and the SOG powerlock.  I no longer have the sog but have carried the Swiss tool daily for 12 years almost.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 04:49 PM

Storm_Trooper said:

I really like that one, It could be my next purchase…, perfect to go with my M4 ;-)Posted ImageI own it! early christmas present for myself. best multi-tool ever in my opinion. everything on it is useful especially the takedown pin punch. really helps with those sticky pins. and the hammer really helps cause i beat the crap out of my leatherman supertool /wp-content/forum-smileys/anim_stick.gif.




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Posted 26 December 2010 - 01:14 AM

I have carried a Leatherman Wave with me every day since Summer 2006, it has been with me all over the country and I use it at least 1 time every day…Hell, tonight I used the can opener to open a can of Cherry Pie filling to put on top of Cheesecake slices while at my annual Christmas Familial get-together. I can heartily reccomend this tool after years of EDC use.Posted Image

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 07:51 AM

I have broken a Gerber one before.  I have had the SOG last for 2 deployments.  Currently I am using a Leatherman.
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Posted 26 December 2010 - 08:36 AM

I've had a Leatherman Super Tool for over 10 years, most of the flat heads are broken to almost half their original length. Other than that, the thing looks almost brand new. Recently found another of the same model year at pawn shop for $20 bucks! Also have a SOG Powerlock Tool on my Tac-Vest and a Gerber Compact on my MercWorx sheath.
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 02:20 PM

I have 2 Gerber multi-tools and they are very durable and useful. After seeing the Leatherman Mut I may be adding another to my arsenal. In my own opinion you can't go wrong with any of the multi-tools that hav been suggested, features or price should be the determining factor.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:17 AM

I have   bustedd the pliers on several Gerbers and had other issues over the year with them and gave up on them.  I have been using SOG multi-tools but for some reason I keep loosing them no matter what I do. In fact, I need to order a new one since I ran over my last one with my truck.
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#17 Jester

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:19 AM

Try dummy cording them.
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:53 PM

AKIA said:

I have been using SOG multi-tools but for some reason I keep loosing them no matter what I do.


Dummy cord it with a retracting lanyard with a quick-release, like the Mojo Medical Retractor... I have one on my Leatherman, in fact, its the only reason I still own my Leatherman. /wp-content/forum-smileys/icon_wink.gif
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:05 AM

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AKIA said:

I have been using SOG multi-tools but for some reason I keep loosing them no matter what I do.


Dummy cord it with a retracting lanyard with a quick-release, like the Mojo Medical Retractor... I have one on my Leatherman, in fact, its the only reason I still own my Leatherman. /wp-content/forum-smileys/icon_wink.gif 


That is what I have been thinking about.  However, I actually ram over my last  SOG apparently and need to buy a new one.  But I think that is my plan and it also prevents me from taking one from one place and using it for something and not putting it back.
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#20 Matthew Meyer

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:26 PM

I have been using the leatherman wave. I like the fact that I can access the blades without opening the whole tool. I looked at the dog eod and its very nice. But I wouldn't use half of what's on there most of the time. The wave works wonders for me




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