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#1 Ernest Cahl

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:43 PM

.. . what will be the most practical leatherman for DPs ?

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#2 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:13 PM

Whatever ones your crew carries.
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#3 Ernest Cahl

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:22 PM

Whatever ones your crew carries.


yeah , my question is not that smart - i admet . :)
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#4 Jon Kukla

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:10 PM

Just as a general answer to the question, I'd say get something on the more affordable side of the spectrum - you tend not to need most of the bells and whistles that get added on successively costlier models. My current one has pliers, a knife, scissors, philips head and two different sized flat heads, and a bottle opener. I use everything but the opener, but don't really find myself needing much else. My model is the Fuse, IIRC. I know some people who regularly use the serrated blade/mini-saw, but I've never had cause to, and if you really have something that tough, probably best to go get the real tools.

But that's all just my $120 meds (5 cents in Cuba).
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#5 Chris Keth

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:52 PM

The one I got as a gift ;)
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:29 PM

OK, I'm staying on topic here. I use the Leatherman Kick. I think it's the best bang for the buck ($25 at Target) and has most of what I need in a pinch when I don't have a toolbox around: knife, pliers, wire cutter, 2 flat blade and a medium Phillips screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. No saw blades, compass, GPS or IP address. Takes no batteries. It isn't so big it gets in the way, like the all-out mondo toolkits do. And I carry a thumb drive on my keychain - it gets alot of use also.

Edited by Robert Hughes, 09 July 2007 - 06:32 PM.

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#7 chuck colburn

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:37 PM

The Gerber models are also nice.
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#8 Alex Wuijts

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 05:32 AM

Make sure it has a beer opener, very useful.
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 07:19 AM

Make sure it has a beer opener, very useful.


That's what the bumper of the pickup truck is for.
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#10 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 02:16 PM

i''m using the Gerber "Suspension". it was cheap and has the few things i use consistently. it also has springloaded pliers which i like.

emphasis on the cheap. this is my fourth or fifth leatherman type tool. i have a hard time hanging onto them. :-)
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