Jul 10, 2002 9:44 AM
|Hello...I think I've finally lost my trusty Swiss Army knife that I've had for 7 years. I have been looking at the "multitools" out there and came across something called the Leatherman Juice series. Anyone have one of these? Worth getting or would you recommend something else. I carried my Swiss Army daily and found it extremely useful for a variety of small tasks. Kinda feel naked without having it. I don;t really need this for the bike since I have all the tools I need there--more like general household tasks.|
|re: Multi tools?||JS Haiku Shop|
Jul 10, 2002 11:21 AM
|not the juice, but i do have a leatherman given me by a navy big-wig that's just about indestructable. it's more of the typical multitool, though, not a knife-base. i think they run way more than $100 (the one i've got). longer than a swiss army knife. of course, you probably already know the most important part of a multitool: bottle opener.|
|yup...the bottle opener has saved me many times (nm)||ColnagoFE|
Jul 10, 2002 12:06 PM
|re: Multi tools?||Beaver|
Jul 10, 2002 11:39 AM
|I'm not familiar with the Juice, but if you are looking for something small, a Leatherman Micra might do the trick. I don't leave home without it. Has scissors when opened instead of pliers like a standard Leatherman, tweezers, bottle opener, small flat head screw driver on bottle opener tip, scary sharp knife blade, another flat head screw driver, kind of a phillips screw driver, and finally a nail file. Easily fits in a pants pocket and it's the same size as the small Swiss Army knife.
I do have a Leatherman Wave and a BuckTool, both are fairly compact but still to big to carry in a pants pocket. I would recommend the Wave over the BuckTool. The Wave has better features like locking blades and the Buck has been regulated to my fishing tackle box.
Jul 11, 2002 11:46 AM
|I have six different Leathermans, but the wave is my favorite. My wife has a very cool one that I got her for Christmas, it is the Flair. It has a good cork screw that has came in handy a few times.
The Leatherman tools have a 25 year warranty and very good customer service. I go by there plant every day on my commute and stopped in there on Monday for the first time. I dropped off my fathers Wave for repair. He had broken off a blade stop. Absolutely no hassles on the warranty.
If you shop around, you should be able to find the Wave for $60 on sale.