Discussion in 'Recreation, Hobbies & Interests' started by Burgundy, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Burgundy

    Burgundy Forum GOD!

    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?
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  2. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Über Member

    New Jersey
    My son swears by his Leatherman.
  3. ShaunWistow

    ShaunWistow WAWAW

    Oh @Roscotanna lol, seems this EDC might be popular
  4. Roscotanna

    Roscotanna Forum GOD! Artisan Vendor

    Victorinox swisstool spirit X is simply sublime!
  5. Roscotanna

    Roscotanna Forum GOD! Artisan Vendor

    It would seem so!
    ShaunWistow likes this.
  6. Tommo

    Tommo Forum GOD!

    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.
  7. chris.hale

    chris.hale Forum GOD!

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

    constant Forum GOD!

    tommo send the leatherman back to them and they will replace it i did the same to mine
  9. BJS

    BJS Actual Member

    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..
  10. Northam Saint

    Northam Saint Forum GOD!

    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.
  11. Clouds

    Clouds Veteran

    Jozi, South Africa
    25year guarantee - difficult to beat
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