Multi-tools...what are you carrying, and how?

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  • cg21

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    Maybe you multi tool experts can point me in the right direction….. let me know if there is a tool that fits this bill……. Pliers…. Driver….. quick access locking blade. I really like the blade and driver posted back a couple pages but would prefer having pliers also.
     
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    Maybe you multi tool experts can point me in the right direction….. let me know if there is a tool that fits this bill……. Pliers…. Driver….. quick access locking blade. I really like the blade and driver posted back a couple pages but would prefer having pliers also.
     

    KeeperoftheH

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    On duty, I carry the same Leatherman Wave I was issued on deployment back in 2016, in the leather/elastic pouch it came in (which also holds a Maglite Solitaire LED perfectly); hasn't left my work belt since. Off duty, I keep a Victorinox Mechanic in the watch/change pocket of my jeans (along with another Mag Solitaire LED, Fisher Space Pen, and Carmex) every day.
     

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    wildcatfan.62

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    Carry these everyday at work. The Gerber is the Dime. Use the little pliers more than you’d think. The Swiss is the Huntsman. Almost feel naked without them. Full sized Leatherman in my hunting bag.
     

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    Mij

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    My only beef is it has two knife blades. (one smooth one serrated) Seems redundant. And some of the tools they chose I question.

    Then again I pretty much only use the knife, pliers/wire cutters, scissors, and the phillips bit I carry with it. And I went with this because all the other small pocket tools switched to a weird pointy blade that only engages half of the phillips screw head to save space. And those will bend if you try to loosen a tight screw.

    Just wish the scissors were better.
    Sir, the two knife blades may seem redundant, but if you ever have to cut a seatbelt quickly (frequent in an auto accident) you will soon learn the reason for the serrated blade, it’s intended function. Not judging or making an argument for or against, hopefully enlightenment.
     

    Cameramonkey

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    Sir, the two knife blades may seem redundant, but if you ever have to cut a seatbelt quickly (frequent in an auto accident) you will soon learn the reason for the serrated blade, it’s intended function. Not judging or making an argument for or against, hopefully enlightenment.
    But good luck finding the correct blade.

    Without an adrenaline dump I can barely find the right blade/tool. lol
     
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    indyk

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    Serrated blades are a must for me and my help.
    When cutting vinyl, thick cardboard, thick rubber, roots or need something cut into pieces in seconds the serrated blade is a FTW tool that is a must on my 300.

    This kind of use will dull the regular blade in the first hr of work.
    We also use the Cold Steel 17 kobun serrated when we don’t have that second to open a multi tool. The edge has lasted an entire year of heavy HEAVY use. So well in fact I bought an extra!
     
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