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    Anyone used a cheap leather man

    A work mate suggested that I get a cheap one of Ali express to see if I like it and if I end up losing it before I get a proper one.

    Anyone used one?

    https://m.aliexpress.com/item/328715...w1554406080308

    https://m.aliexpress.com/item/329963...w1554406080308

    Stuff like this.

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    i have a genuine one, its been used allot and has pulled me out of a few scrapes. i wouldnt bother with cheap rubbish as they will fail on you in times of need.
    save your $$ and get a reputable brand
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    I've had an original Leatherman that does light duty stuff all the time for nearly 30 years now. Still going strong. I became quite adept at rebuilding my Land Rover fuel pump with it... I have also used some budget knockoffs... supercrap auto, among others... None of them last or work as they should.

    I also got a Wingman "free" through Fly buys. It's been great.

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    I have just upgraded to a Surge from a wave. Blades fold out without opening the whole knife and the blade is on the outside. Cheap just doesn’t it it for me.
    Remember the 7 Ps; Pryor Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

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    Just remember not to use your leatherman to cut up the lime for tequila shots. Mine disappeared somewhere between 1/4 way through the bottle and 3/4 of the way through and was never seen again. That was my first purchase after joining the army so was pretty gutted to loose that. And half my brain cells from the Mexican poison

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    Quote Originally Posted by piwakawaka View Post
    Just remember not to use your leatherman to cut up the lime for tequila shots. Mine disappeared somewhere between 1/4 way through the bottle and 3/4 of the way through and was never seen again. That was my first purchase after joining the army so was pretty gutted to loose that. And half my brain cells from the Mexican poison
    Much more than a multitool has been lost to the spirit of agave...

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    i had a cheapo knockoff for a few years, it was ok, just to see if i liked the idea of having one, its now in my partners car . . the Leatherman i now have is a big step up in quality and price.

    give the ali job a try and see if these type of gadgets are for you . . . R
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    i had a cheapo knockoff for a few years, it was ok, just to see if i liked the idea of having one, its now in my partners car . . the Leatherman i now have is a big step up in quality and price.

    give the ali job a try and see if these type of gadgets are for you . . . R
    At the price you can't complain aye.

    Cheers for the comments.

    I am not so keen to get a genuine just yet. I will see how the Ali one goes

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    Of the genuine leather man's.

    Which one is recommended? I need it more for trade work as a go to before I muck around with tool bags.

    My work mate recommends the surge I think. The wave is bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Of the genuine leather man's.

    Which one is recommended? I need it more for trade work as a go to before I muck around with tool bags.

    My work mate recommends the surge I think. The wave is bigger.
    The surge is a bigger version of the wave with an interchangeable file/wood saw.
    Remember the 7 Ps; Pryor Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

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    Getting a cheap one first is a good idea, I bought a cheap second hand Swiss knife in 1984, not long later I bought a genuine one. The Surge is now number 5.
    Remember the 7 Ps; Pryor Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2post View Post
    The surge is a bigger version of the wave with an interchangeable file/wood saw.
    Ah so I have it the wrong way round.

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    Work out what tools you need and buy the one that has those, I have a couple of genuine models, my wave is the best part of 25 years old and gets used every day at work, still going strong, seen the cheap ones, wouldnt last a week of use in my opinion.
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    Buy the real deal, they are legit. I've got 1 in s30v and it has been an absolute beast of a knife. I hacked a 1m dia ball of old fishing net off an anchor with that little blade and it didn't miss a beat. Goes everywhere I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-D View Post
    Buy the real deal, they are legit. I've got 1 in s30v and it has been an absolute beast of a knife. I hacked a 1m dia ball of old fishing net off an anchor with that little blade and it didn't miss a beat. Goes everywhere I do.
    Ok. I'll save up then
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