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    Best Multi-Tool Knife

    I am going to buy my maintenance team of 18 guys multi-tools for presents. Whats the best. Must haves.....pliers, screwdrivers, knife blade...which they all probably have on them anyhow. Around $75 max. Thanks!!
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    Leatherman. And if you're buying 18 of them you might look for volume deals.
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    I would also say leatherman. I have had a Leatherman Wave for several years and it has never failed me. It has a serrated blade as well as a non serrated, several screw drivers a file mini screwdriver for eye glasses and the such and a obviously a pair of pliers. I'm probably missing a few things, but the knife blades are of good quality. Not sure of the material but much better than I expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back 40 View Post
    I would also say leatherman. I have had a Leatherman Wave for several years and it has never failed me. It has a serrated blade as well as a non serrated, several screw drivers a file mini screwdriver for eye glasses and the such and a obviously a pair of pliers. I'm probably missing a few things, but the knife blades are of good quality. Not sure of the material but much better than I expected.
    I'll second the Leatherman Wave, had mine for a long, long time, never leave home without it.
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    full size leatherman have been good, with 75 dollars, you'll beable to get a good one

    http://www.leatherman.com/family/mul...ull-size_Tools

    the supertool 300 is their latest one.

    the surge , wave or charge would be fine..my self, i have the blast, which is decent for the little abuse i've put it thru.

    and i have the juice XE6, great little sucker but its a pocket size one..not as comfortable to use as the full size stuff.

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    Leatherman, hands down. I've had a couple of Gerber multi-tools break, but haven't broken a leatherman yet. I prefer the Core model, but the wave is good too.
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    A slightly different voice. I own several gerber tools and have loved them. The main feature I found most useful was the slide out lock of the pliers. When working with your hands I have more than once had to reach for the tool after I was already holding something and been able to flick out the pliers with 1 hand.

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    I have really enjoyed my Leatherman Skeletool...Not too big, very light, but strong. It's basically a knife, pliers and bit driver.
    There ya go........

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    I will check out these.....sounds like Leatherman is the brand, nust need to find a model.
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    I'll second the Skeletool.
    It's not the most versatile of them but by far the lightest and easiest to carry. I do have several Gerbers and they are of good quality. But the Skeletool is the one in my pocket every day.
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    I carry a Skeletool everyday, and will always have one if I can help it

    I don't like a multi-tool with lots of extra stuff that I don't need. The Skeletool has just what I need, a knife, pliers/wire cutters, flat & phillips screwdriver. Another thing that I like is that it has a clip so you can just carry it in your pocket. With any of the others a sheath is needed. Now, if I didn't wear a tool belt all day, then maybe I would care about the sheath. But, I wear tools, and when I'm not wearing tools, I'm carrying my pistols and would rather carry my multi-tool clipped on my pocket.

    Another thing is that the knife can be opened, one-handed, without opening the whole tool. A downside to this is that the knife is right-handed, which may be a problem for a south-paw.

    If the sheath is no big deal then the Wave is the bomb.
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    Leatherman! I have a Wave and think it is the best, but you opinion may be different.

    Look Here: http://www.leatherman.com/family/mul...ull-size_Tools

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    One of the things that I like best about the Wave is that your able to open either knife blade one handed with out having to open the tool. It makes it much more handy than some of the others I have carried.

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    One handed deployment of whatever feature you think is most needed would be great. I dont find myself reaching for my multi-tool when I need a knife as I always have one of those on me as well. I have more than a couple multi-tools and have broken one from each of the "big" names. I stash them around in various gear and they all are helpful when needed. If these are to be a gift, I would nonchalantly ask around what is the feature they like most. Or perhaps even see if there is a favorite tool among them. Good luck and I wish I was a part of your team!
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    The Leatherman Wave is the best I've ever carried. (I'm 63). Very good quality steel and 1-handed deployment of both knife blades. The accessory tips are very handy, even for gunsmithing chores.
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