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Burgundy

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I’m looking to draw upon the collective wisdom.

I’m regularly finding myself going backwards and forwards to the shed for handtools for extensive yet undemanding jobs.

I ‘edc’ a Victorinox SAK (Waiter - mainly for the corkscrew!) and it gets near-enough daily use but isn’t quite up to task. I need pliers, wire stripper, reliable screwdriver etc. It’ll get a fair bit of beating.

Basically, what’s good and what should be avoided?
 
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Tommo

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I've had a leatherman wingman for years. I snapped the tip of the blade through miss use but not had any faults with it. Gets used daily.
 

Chris

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Best I’ve found for daily carry is the Leatherman Juice range as unlike the larger ones they don’t have locking blades.
 

BJS

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Definitely a Leatherman, mine lives in the pouch on my belt all the time.
I once showed up at the airport to take a flight with only carry on luggage. The detector picked it up, I had forgotten it was still on my belt. They confiscated it, I was gutted and I had to buy another one, it comes in so handy..
 

Northam Saint

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I’ve a Leatherman and a Swiss Tool as well as a Gerber. Forget the Gerber from the start, build just isn’t as good as the other too.

Leatherman have an excellent warranty and they stand by it very well. I had one where the scissors spring broke. Sent it back and a couple of days later a brand new one arrived.

For quality though it’s the Swiss Tool. I’ve had mine for years and it’s as good as new.
 

DevonStan

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I have a purple Leatherman Juice XE6. Bought it new in new in 2014 althought it has the date of manufacture stamped inside it and it says 09/12.

Have to admit it doesn't get used. Don't think I've ever actually used any of its tools in anger. It's pretty much as new as i got it as an emergency aid for walking on Dartmoor, but things didn't work out exactly as planned. It has it's own case/sheath too.

Anyone care to suggest what it might , realistically, be worth please. I made out an advert for Ebay and listed it at something like £85 including its case plus another new case (still in it's bubble pack) and set it at £85 plus £6.50 for DPD next day delivery .... but the advert got pulled due to the restriction on bladed items on UK Ebay.

Be grateful for opinions especially as I gather the Juice is a bit desirable (and they've apparently brought out a new Juice in the USA and that's re-kindled interest.)

I'm a member of the other UK shaving forum too so I might ask there as well. Hope no-one minds. Nah, course they won't :).
 

Gairdner

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I have a purple Leatherman Juice XE6. Bought it new in new in 2014 althought it has the date of manufacture stamped inside it and it says 09/12.

Have to admit it doesn't get used. Don't think I've ever actually used any of its tools in anger. It's pretty much as new as i got it as an emergency aid for walking on Dartmoor, but things didn't work out exactly as planned. It has it's own case/sheath too.

Anyone care to suggest what it might , realistically, be worth please. I made out an advert for Ebay and listed it at something like £85 including its case plus another new case (still in it's bubble pack) and set it at £85 plus £6.50 for DPD next day delivery .... but the advert got pulled due to the restriction on bladed items on UK Ebay.

Be grateful for opinions especially as I gather the Juice is a bit desirable (and they've apparently brought out a new Juice in the USA and that's re-kindled interest.)

I'm a member of the other UK shaving forum too so I might ask there as well. Hope no-one minds. Nah, course they won't :).
Good to see you posting @DevonStan.
 

DevonStan

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Ta, fellas. Older, but, strangely, no wiser. Ain't that a mystery?

Still using the same soaps, blades, hardware and smellies that I was in my first flush of enthusiasm. But sort of run out of things to talk about so just get up in the morning and have a shave.

Please accept my sincere good wishes though. I mean it.
 
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