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gravityzt
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multi tool

Post by gravityzt » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:01 am

hello folks,
Help me to select the multi-tool for my father. He is in Hamilton. I want to be prepared with a present for him. He adores fishing. I know that he doesn’t have any multi-tool. What brand is more recommended? I will ship the item to Hamilton. thanks

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Re: multi tool

Post by color of law » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:30 pm

Both Leatherman or Gerber are good.
http://www.leatherman.com/

http://www.gerbergear.com/

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Re: multi tool

Post by calemus » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:34 pm

the leatherman surge is king. undisputed.

the molnar sheath has two types
this one has no elastic on the side
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Molle-Sheath-fo ... 66EJRuvbJQ

this one is almost the same, but has elastic, few hidden pouches, and a much bigger velcro interface

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leatherman-Blac ... xyuR5TasD6
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Re: multi tool

Post by SMMAssociates » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:29 am

gravityzt:

Welcome Aboard!

I stick with cheap (like you find at Harbor Freight) multi-tools, other than one I picked up that's made to work with a 1911. ($35-ish; can't think of the maker.) I think I've got two or three of the cheap ones. One of those, and the one "1911-specific" tool, live in my range bag. (If I need to do serious work, there's a small gun cleaning kit in the trunk :D. I've been known to buy a gun and take it to the range before taking it home.)

I see a couple of the guys have made some good suggestions, though. The Leatherman tool is insanely expensive, too, and I'm insanely cheap! ( :mrgreen: )

I think I bought the last cheapie at "AutoZone" for under $15.

(The "1911" tool has a bushing wrench where the standard ones have a pliers. Mine's can be used as a pliers, too.)

Anyway, there's a sticky at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10097 that you should have a look at - at least the first couple pages. It's not mandatory, but it may be sufficiently sleep-inducing to make you forget about buying family members gifts, and send 'em here to me :D .

Enjoy!
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Re: multi tool

Post by Cruiser » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:50 am

gravityzt wrote:hello folks,
Help me to select the multi-tool for my father. He is in Hamilton. I want to be prepared with a present for him. He adores fishing. I know that he doesn’t have any multi-tool. What brand is more recommended? I will ship the item to Hamilton. thanks
Look for a model that has fishing related tools. I have a cheap one that has a descaling blade and also a hook removing tool. It looks likes the Leatherman which I love.

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Re: multi tool

Post by TSiWRX » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:51 pm

^ I'm there with Cruiser.

I don't fish, but I love multi-tools.

For everyday life, I like a small, non-threatening and utilitarian knife, a pair of pliers, and the usual two screwdriver heads. Minimalistic, but it works for just about everything that I'd need a quick, handy tool for, with little to no weight or bulk. I'm in jeans 95% of the time, and my Leatherman Freestyle or Gerber Crucial fits in the "coin pocket" perfectly, freeing up my other pockets for other tools and uses.

I've got other, larger multitools like the Surge, but honestly, those end up staying in my kit/bag more than they are taken along.

That said, for anything specialized, it's really about the specialized tools that are commonly need for that hobby. For the AR, for example, I love my Multitasker, and despite its weight, I'll gladly put it in my pocket when I'm at an AR class.

Here's an old thread on BladeForums that may help you:

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt ... or-fishing
-Allen

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Re: multi tool

Post by gravityzt » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:55 am

TSiWRX wrote:^ I'm there with Cruiser.

I don't fish, but I love multi-tools.

For everyday life, I like a small, non-threatening and utilitarian knife, a pair of pliers, and the usual two screwdriver heads. Minimalistic, but it works for just about everything that I'd need a quick, handy tool for, with little to no weight or bulk. I'm in jeans 95% of the time, and my Leatherman Freestyle or Gerber Crucial fits in the "coin pocket" perfectly, freeing up my other pockets for other tools and uses.

I've got other, larger multitools like the Surge, but honestly, those end up staying in my kit/bag more than they are taken along.
I’m not a hunter or a fisherman, but when we go camping with friends I take this multi-tool https://www.mrosupply.com/lighting/emer ... 5090_nebo/ Frankly speaking, there are not so many functions and I do not need all of them. But for my father I would like to buy this http://www.ebay.com/itm/NTSA-1998-LEATH ... SwfZ1WZK2N I want to believe that it is a high-quality item.

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Re: multi tool

Post by Cruiser » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:00 am

I have three of the Original PST Leatherman! Got most of them on eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leatherman-Orig ... SwfZ1WXxc3

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