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Old 12-12-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Hello everyone! I am not really into Do-It-Yourself kind of things, I've never been handy with tools...but, Christmas is coming and I am seventeen and would love to get my Dad a multi-tool. He is a pipefitter and also does lots of work around the house, etc, and I would like to get him something. I don't have a huge budget, maybe around $50 but willing to go a little higher. I have seen the Trick tools and the Skeletool, but I'm not sure what to get. I figured somewhere like this could help me out with choosing! Thanks everyone!

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I have a Leatherman multitool(Wave) and like it very much. The Skeleton tool seens to be a leaner version of the Wave. It's a quality tool Your Dad should enjoy.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:31 PM   #3
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The Skeletool or the Wave? I'm not sure about models, etc.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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The Skeletool or the Wave? I'm not sure about models, etc.
Go to the Leatherman site and see what's available and what features they have. Then go to Amazon.com and check prices.
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Okay, I can do that. Any certain company I should go with? I don't know anything about these. So, I need advice on best quality, best tools, etc. The pliers need to be strong, I know that.
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Okay, I can do that. Any certain company I should go with? I don't know anything about these. So, I need advice on best quality, best tools, etc. The pliers need to be strong, I know that.
This is an occasional use tool. This will not hold up to a daily heavy duty use. It's attraction is in it's flexibiliy. I've had the Wave for about 6 years. I've over used the pliers a bit and they're a little loose.
This is a tool of convienience and will not take the place of a good linemans pliers.
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Ron, what would you recommend in my price range that would be DURABLE? I understand having separate pliers, etc, but I want to get something that won't die after a week.
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get your dad the leatherman "wave". it is a durable, useful tool that your dad will appreciate, and it will last him a long time.
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Okay, I will shop around and see what prices I can get it for. By the way, notice you're from Freeport, I'm from the L/A area. Anyways, keep dropping ideas, I will keep considering for a few days.
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ZackP -

Check out the Gerber line of products. I've been super happy with this one! http://www.gerber-tools.com/Gerber-M...port-05500.htm

They're only about $35 bucks. What I liked mostly about it was the size and the way it opens. It's very compact, yet big enough to get most jobs done. Go to a sporting goods store and you can check 'em out. That's the best way. I wouldn't buy anything that I couldn't put my hands on first.
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I've loved my SOG Paratool for about ten years. Had a Leatherman PST, but lost it. I've been happier with the SOG. Have a look through Multitool.org and see what's out there though.
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My son requested a Leatherman when he was on his first deployment to Iraq. Said most of the G.I.'s preferred them.....

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