Best Multi-Tool To Buy

#2
I was issued a Leatherman Core for H9. Good quality, but never really had call to use all the stuff on it, and replaced it with a small pocketknife.

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#3
Some units get issued leathermans for herrick, not sure exactly who though.

I own a (private purchase) leatherman Surge, great bit of kit, if a bit heavy.
 
#5
Gerber Crucial is in the black bag issued for ops.

Nice simple and practcal little tool and costs about thirty-odd quid.

One blade, pliers / wirecutters, screwdrivers (flat and phillips) bottle opener / carabiner, tin opener.
 

Travelgall

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#7
In a more serious vein I understand the Gerber is the one to have. The last thing attached to my webbing was a cheap Chinese knock off. Never used it, but it felt gash.
 
#8
I have a big Victorinox Swiss Tool.

I won't deny it, it's big. And pretty heavy against it's Gerber rivals. However, I've never minded carrying that bit of bulk, as it does have balls to it, and is much more suitable for 'heavy duty' applications.

For average field use, yes it'd be a bit big and heavy and over-tooled to be much use, however when I spent my days clambering round FFRs bolting stuff to other stuff it was a top tool.
 
#9
leatherman wave, I believe some Engineer units & pioneer pl's get them issue'd but i presume that'll be down to the unit QM,

also used a old style Gerber but did'nt lock & requires a service as a bit loose,

Anyone experienced the Gerber service & repair system or is there one? just curious...
 
#10
Have used a Leatherman Wave for a good few years now. Was an upgrade from the original Leatherman. Only failed once (and that may have been me using it incorrectly - but I am not addmitting that!) and I had it replaced within a week.

Q.
 
#11
had a leatherman when in - hated the fact that the sections were open when using the pliers making squeezing with any pressure very uncomfortable - now have a gerber and find it much better
 
#12
Travelgall said:
This usually does the trick for every type of repair required.


ah indeed..."when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything is a nail..."
 
#13
Leatherman and Gerber are good i used my gerber nearly everyday on herrick,

i had a gerber with the quick deploy pliers, which i got off a USMC 'grunt' in exchange for a pair of dpm shorts well worth the swap!
 
#15
TheSpecialOne said:
had a leatherman when in - hated the fact that the sections were open when using the pliers making squeezing with any pressure very uncomfortable - now have a gerber and find it much better

True of the Original Leatherman but the Wave has rounded handles so no discomfort when using the pliers.

For info:

£60 @ AMAZON

I got mine of the US EBay for less than £50.

Q.
 
#16
I had a load of SOG multitools given to me to issue to the lads. Didnt last very long. In the end we swapped stable belts and the like for US issued Gerber with the PE4 detonator spike fitted. Apparently very hard to get??






edited because its not a bloody Leathermans, but a Gerber!!!! Piss poor mistake considering its in the drawer next to me!
 
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#19
Travelgall said:
This usually does the trick for every type of repair required.

You must be REME "if at first you don't succeed get a bigger hammer"
 

Travelgall

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#20
[quote="tropper66

You must be REME "if at first you don't succeed get a bigger hammer"[/quote]

Dear god no. My platoon commander at Sandhurst put me of all things Mechanical for life. The man was a tool so It makes sense that he'd pick a job surrounded by them. But I believe the REME have an important role in explaining how an FFR Landrover will spontaneously detonate if you weld some hooks for Cam nets on it according to Pamphlette LDR-49A without asking their permission.
 

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