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#274771 - 04/06/15 01:35 AM Re: Favorite Multitools [Re: chaosmagnet]
airballrad Offline
Gear Junkie

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 244
Loc: Gulf Coast Florida, USA
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
I've held back on buying the TTi because I'm afraid that the cap crimper will have an impact on the utility of the pliers. Since you EDC it, I'd be very interested in your opinion on that.

I wouldn't say I stress my pliers, but I don't hold back on them; so strength has not been a problem. I do a fair amount of work with the needlenose; there is enough surface to use. While I'm not crimping any caps, I have occasionally found them semi-useful and not a hindrance. That portion of the plier jaws is good for holding a nail in place for hammering or holding the bail on a pot handle when camp cooking.

I also have a Charge Ti that does not have this feature, thinking maybe I'd like it better. I have found that the cap crimper doesn't bug me much, and the S30V holds an edge a bit longer than the 154CM steel on the Ti, so I've stuck with the TTi.

#274774 - 04/06/15 12:04 PM Re: Favorite Multitools [Re: chaosmagnet]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3088
Loc: USA
Thanks for the input, airballrad, I will take another look at it.

#274793 - 04/08/15 04:50 AM Re: Favorite Multitools [Re: chaosmagnet]
acropolis5 Offline

Registered: 06/18/06
Posts: 353
My EDC is a LM Juice XE6. I add a SAK eyeglass screwdriver to the corkscrew. When unfamiliar folks ask me what it is, I tell them it's the 21st Century Swiss Army Knife. I just returned it to LM due to rusting.

They were great. I had a new model XE6 sent back to me in less than a week. That's fine customer service. I've complained about LM 's response to my inquiry for a lefty Wave. But they got it right this time. The new XE6 seems to have various upgrades in tool strength & design, as well as fit & finish.

My EDC/ GHB usually has a LM Blast. I've found it to be LE acceptable even in very restrictive jurisdictions. Why is it LM discontinued such a sweet tool? Their new Rebar is nice, but no scissors. In my mostly urban use, the scissor is often employed.

My woods kit has a Wave, as does my small tool kit

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