What Do You Carry

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Sep 2020 12 18:31

What Do You Carry

Well have been looking for a while on possibly getting a new multi tool to carry. So what do you use or recommend.
I have a variety of Swiss Army Knives & occasionally carry a very basic one & also have SAK Spirit which is probably the best but a bit big.
Had a Leather man PST years ago but didn't like the grip, for a while was using a Micra but back in the draw.
Got a Gerber Suspension but to heavy.
So tend to carry a DeWalt pocket multi tool. Probably the right weight for what I need.
So can you recommend something light weight,has a knife,pliers, Phillips & slotted screwdriver & lastly scissors.
Comfortable grip & not expensive, so under £40 if possible.
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Sep 2020 19 20:30

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New to the job, 3 weeks now. Read the post and on your recommendation bought the DeWalt multi tool ...really handy! Great little tool and saves time having to go back for toolbag when it's a small fix while out on site. Used it a few times now
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Sep 2020 20 03:55

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My days spent in the U. S. Infantry we were issued the Swiss multi-tool, When I retired I took it with me, 18 years later she still serves me fine.
A bit price looking on the infonet but has a lifetime warranty.
Basically said, if you want a tool to use and last you then don't buy cheap.
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Sep 2020 20 09:58

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Check it out, the thing about a multi-tool is the guarantee. If you get one from the shops at a good price, then after some tine a blade or two breaks. You can't send it in to be repaired or replaced so you have to buy another one.
Gerber, Victorinox and Leatherman all have great multi-tools, I know, I own all three. And they give a lifetime warranty, I know 'cause I have sent them in to replace broken blades and was no charge.
Personally I use my Swiss tool. it is comfortable to me and has sentimental value.
There are down sides to all so it is just what you feel comfortable with.
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Oct 2020 01 09:15

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I carry a Gerber center drive with me most of the time. Until it recently broke, I contacted Gerber and after a few emails between us, I am very happy with their customer support, I'm getting a new replacement of the updated model, the center drive plus -Like.png- I'm just waiting for it to arrive.

I can't work out how it snapped as I was just retightening a screw in a wooden block, only thing I can think of it was a defect in the bolt thing holding it in place.

But I still recommend it as the screwdriver is in the center of the tool , rather than being offset, and it takes normal 1/4 hex bits.
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Oct 2020 01 09:17

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Leatherman Charge TTI the best money can buy.
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Oct 2020 01 09:54

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Gerber as well plus a Kershaw screwdriver that looks like a pen with assorted bits inside it.

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Oct 2020 01 09:56

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Already carry on my belt..
Bunch of keys on a jailers ring
Radio
Phone
ID tag on extendable cable
Personal hand gell bottle.
Face shield for First aid CPR.

Anything more and my pants will fall down.... -Big grin.png-
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Oct 2020 01 10:06

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Just a small box cutter keyring, If something needs fixing it goes on a list and will be fixed when i get the time and use my tool bag.
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Oct 2020 01 10:13

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Before retirement i always had a Leatherman and an old trusted penknife that a elderly neighbour gave me when i joined up and have always carried it with me in service life and civilian life. -Like.png-

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Oct 2020 01 10:26

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I carry a Nite ize key tool - Nite Ize KMTCK-01-R3 Doohic Clip Key Tool, Black , off of Amazon. It doesn't have a Philips head but does most things I do. Good thing is it is always with my keys- one on work and one on car keys. Having had a nice small leatherman (squirt) I had to hand in at Disneyland Paris as it was deemed dangerous- hence now only carry the key tool. Will open boxes/cuts cable ties/flat head screwdriver/bottle opener- all for about £5. There are Philips head/scissor versions but haven't got one yet.
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Oct 2020 01 11:17

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Leatherman Wave every time! not in your budget but you get what you pay for, 25 year guarantee which they honour, I also have the bit kit and extender and couldn`t live without it, even has a small screwdriver bit for glasses which comes in really handy for staff glasses -Success.png-
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Oct 2020 01 12:33

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I’ve had a Leatherman Wingman for ages, a bit too bulky and heavy to carry around though. I used up a voucher and got a Leatherman Squirt recently, much more pocket friendly but still quite robust, only used it a few times so far but time will tell I suppose.
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Oct 2020 03 11:58

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I have this https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Coa ... ouch-Black mine came with a separate little torch as well as the built in torch, its a great little bit of kit but doesn't have the lifetime guarantee.
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Oct 2020 03 15:56

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Leatherman every time, loads of models to suit your needs and a 25yr guarantee pretty much seals it for me.

I sent back one that I had broke the knife on, I'd had it inscribed too but they sent me a brand new one cos it had no inscription, thats service for you. -Like.png-
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