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Old 02-03-2009, 04:04 PM   #16
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Yeah, I get made fun of for my "Bat-Belt" a lot --that is until they need a pliers or a flashlight (or someone to light the candles on the birthday cake now that no one smokes)!! Hell, it would be no big deal if men could wear purses!!

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Old 02-03-2009, 07:18 PM   #17
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Here's what I wear on my person at all times (even when I go to church!)


My Leatherman has been with me longer than my 10-year marriage. I can't remember how many times it's saved my tush (and those around me) in a pinch. Mine is the original. There are lots of newer versions with improvements. I can't see most of any of them as a bad choice (of the quality brands). Frankly, HAVING one on your person at all times far outweighs choosing the right model. They're all fairly decent compared to being stuck out in the middle of knowhere with nothing but your keys to fix something!!
Is that the mini leatherman with your flashlight? I use to carry one but quit because was getting to much stuff in my pockets. Also use to carry the wave until I broke the slotted screwdriver blade. I now carry the original leatherman that I have had for years.

I still have the wave, I wasn't aware of the lifetime warranty. Does that include abuse? Yes it broke because of abuse, I tried using it for prying something.

That is the one bad thing about a leatherman; I use it when I really should go get the proper tool.

I also highly recommend the leatherman, however you must keep it with you to be of any real value. If you have to go get it you might as well get the proper tool for the job.

I tried the gerber, I didn't care for it myself although I know people that do. I brought mine back.

We do have a guy at work we call "gun belt" because of all the stuff he has hanging off his belt. (Although I am not far behind) cell phone, leatherman, flashlight and keys off the belt loop.
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Yeah, I get made fun of for my "Bat-Belt" a lot --that is until they need a pliers or a flashlight (or someone to light the candles on the birthday cake now that no one smokes)!! Hell, it would be no big deal if men could wear purses!!

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Old 02-03-2009, 08:22 PM   #19
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Is that the mini leatherman with your flashlight? I use to carry one but quit because was getting to much stuff in my pockets. Also use to carry the wave until I broke the slotted screwdriver blade. I now carry the original leatherman that I have had for years.
Naw, that's the original.

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I still have the wave, I wasn't aware of the lifetime warranty. Does that include abuse? Yes it broke because of abuse, I tried using it for prying something.

That is the one bad thing about a leatherman; I use it when I really should go get the proper tool.

I also highly recommend the leatherman, however you must keep it with you to be of any real value. If you have to go get it you might as well get the proper tool for the job.
I actually broke my original Letherman trying to cut some very hard steel cable (well, I dinged the cutters so it was hard to close and open the pliers). I sent the company my broken tool fully expecting a fee for the replacement jaws. I was shocked to get a brand new one in the mail with a nice letter saying basically "Please try and keep from cutting very hard metals since the pliers jaw and cutter are from the same steel alloy and can't be both super hard and still a good pliers material." That was probably after I had the tool for about 4 years!! Now I don't know if they are still that way but I wouldn't be surprised.

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I tried the gerber, I didn't care for it myself although I know people that do. I brought mine back.

We do have a guy at work we call "gun belt" because of all the stuff he has hanging off his belt. (Although I am not far behind) cell phone, leatherman, flashlight and keys off the belt loop.
I'm always tempted to get a different one -at least one that has rolled edges that don't dig into my hand when I open it up for the pliers but the price is still pretty high for my taste --and the original is still working perfectly well for me...
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I carry a Wave. If I forget to bring it to work I feel lost.

I too have broken my flat head by trying to pry with it. However I've come to live without it.
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Naw, that's the original.
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What flashlight do you carry then? Is that a P7?
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Naw, it's made by NEBO but I don't know the model. It runs on 3 AAA batteries, LED illumination and a laser pointer --2 items in one saves me pocket space!! I think it's this one.
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I have a Fenix L2D Q5 for my everyday carry flashlight rated at 200 lumen's. and an EDC P7 rated at 700 lumen's that I use on my bicycle along with my fenix.

700 lumen's is the same amount of light as a low beam on a car. That one uses one 18650 lithium ion battery.
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In my honest opinion depending on your need I would suggest the skeletool I have worked for LTG for 14 years and have the privelage of owning all the tools and knives but the one that serves me the best is the skeletool the wave, charge, surge, and core are great tools but also have components that you might never use and the the skeletool was put together by calculating data from the warranty dept and the components on the skeletool are the most used not to mention it just looks cool!!!
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Hey RCM that's about like saying you have a hot new girlfriend......

How about a picture of the skeletool. Haven't seen the new tools since the 2005 Shot Show.
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Hmm, that Skeletool looks pretty interesting! I may just have to give it a try myself...
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Flash.pdf
Flash (2).pdf
Flash (3).pdf

these are pdfs of the skeletool, I could not figure out how to post pictures online.
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Also found this video about the skeletool on youtube.

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yeah, it sure looks cool.... and of course well made. but a bit pricey at 60, 70 bux.... knowing me, it'd be that tool i'm chasing the guy down the street for at the yard sale...... oh heck with it, i'll ask the Father's Day Present Penguin for one this year.

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Heyyyy, how did you post that? Is it listed somewhere if the sites FAQ section?

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