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#125081 - 02/24/08 05:43 PM Re: Leatherman Skeletool review... (pics) [Re: Polak187]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Spydertools are showing up on E-bay as a regular item, so yes it looks like a new production run.

I am disappointed in the 420C. Thats the steel used (if memory serves) used on the first flight Waves. Got a universal hands down as I recall due to poor edge retention. Given that this has the potential to be a very popular item in the SAR/Emergency services community that is probably a mistake. 154CM/VG10 on the regular and S30V on the Cx would have been my prefered choice.


Think that I'm going to stick to a Wave and a Delica.
Or a Benchmade. smile


Edited by Leigh_Ratcliffe (02/24/08 05:44 PM)
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#125095 - 02/24/08 07:38 PM Re: Leatherman Skeletool review... (pics) [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
Russ Offline
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I look at the straight blade on a multi-tool as a back-up; even the S30V in my LM Charge TTi is just a back-up.
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#125096 - 02/24/08 07:43 PM Re: Leatherman Skeletool review... (pics) [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
Alex Offline
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Originally Posted By: Leigh_Ratcliffe
Spydertools are showing up on E-bay as a regular item, so yes it looks like a new production run.

Can't find any on eBay frown

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#125097 - 02/24/08 08:06 PM Re: Leatherman Skeletool review... (pics) [Re: Russ]
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Yeah but point of skeletool was to eliminate backups and just have one lightweight tool.
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#125229 - 02/25/08 06:19 PM Re: Leatherman Skeletool review... (pics) [Re: Polak187]
Glock-A-Roo Offline
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Nice review & pics, Matt; thanks.

With no scissors, this unit is a no-go for me. Can't believe Leatherman doesn't appreciate the value of scissors.

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#125237 - 02/25/08 07:09 PM Re: Leatherman Skeletool review... (pics) [Re: Glock-A-Roo]
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I'm surprised Leatherman (or any of the other brands) don't make a full sized pliers with full goodies but no knife. There are many places these days where you can't take a knife inside (court houses, government buildings...even your every day job might prevent it). There have been many times I wish I could replace the blade in my Gerber multipliers with something that would let me take it in at work...the knife on some multi tools are the pits anyhow.

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#125238 - 02/25/08 07:15 PM Re: Leatherman Skeletool review... (pics) [Re: ]
Paul810 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hacksaw
I'm surprised Leatherman (or any of the other brands) don't make a full sized pliers with full goodies but no knife. There are many places these days where you can't take a knife inside (court houses, government buildings...even your every day job might prevent it). There have been many times I wish I could replace the blade in my Gerber multipliers with something that would let me take it in at work...the knife on some multi tools are the pits anyhow.


Leatherman Knifeless Fuse wink

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#125240 - 02/25/08 07:20 PM Re: Leatherman Skeletool review... (pics) [Re: Paul810]
Hacksaw
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Wow. How did I miss this one for so many years!? Ironically too late as it's not a concern with my current employer. smile

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#125319 - 02/26/08 06:59 AM Re: Leatherman Skeletool review... (pics) [Re: ]
JRR Offline
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Registered: 08/28/06
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What idiot designed this with no can opener? I mean, how much weight could that have possibly saved?

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#125366 - 02/26/08 09:58 PM Re: Leatherman Skeletool review... (pics) [Re: JRR]
massacre Offline
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Registered: 12/07/05
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Actually that's meant as a dual-purpose item. My LM knife has one that folds out. It's both a bottle opener and a carabiner of sorts. It's useful for attaching to a D-ring or belt loop.

I'm an idiot. I thought you were saying that about the bottle opener and missed the "no can opener" part. Note to self: Read thoroughly before responding. smile


Edited by massacre (02/26/08 10:01 PM)
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