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Original wave owners club, 22955

Keeper Of The PowerCut Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,894 - Allan

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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2010, 08:44:09 PM »
That's a pretty neat Wave you got there, Bob..  :o  :)
 


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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2010, 09:14:45 PM »



i edc mine

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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2010, 09:37:07 PM »
How do you find the carry comfort with the clam-packaging?  :D
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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2010, 09:48:29 PM »
How do you find the carry comfort with the clam-packaging?  :D

you could do with bobs wave to get into them   ;)  :rofl:

paul
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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2010, 10:55:56 PM »
this is probably a stupid question, but what is so different about the original to the new one?  they look very similar.

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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2010, 11:46:37 PM »
So this is the club for guys that need a silly amount of flat heads on a bendy tool is it?  :rofl:

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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2010, 11:54:54 PM »
So this is the club for guys that need a silly amount of flat heads on a bendy tool is it?  :rofl:
Yes and you aren't allowed in. :D I have Two Old Waves. One in brand new condition and one I got from Felinevet for $10 bucks.

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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2010, 01:06:15 AM »
this is probably a stupid question, but what is so different about the original to the new one?  they look very similar.

Nope, it's not a stupid question :) They are actually very different, albeit they look similar from a distance.

I'll list the differences I can think of:

Beefier pliers
Bigger PE and serrated blades
Locking tools in the handles
Much more comfortable due to the more rounded design
Bit driver replaces fixed drivers
Removable Pocket Clip and Lanyard ring
Bronze bushings

..... erm. That's all I can think of. Overall, the new Wave is much improved.



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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2010, 02:03:40 AM »
I've got one.  It was my second Leatherman and my longest running EDC.  I carried it faithfully for almost six years.  Then I found this place and got my Surge, then a Blast...  It's a great tool, regardless of it's bendy handles and plethora of flat heads, not to mention,  a true piece of multitool history and inovation.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 51,391
Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2010, 02:29:35 AM »
I found mine at a Pawn shop last year on vacation for $10 bucks :o had 20 on it but the guy said they were having a half off sale on tools and since it was a tool :D  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh Didn't even have to haggle with him :) I did have to clean up on it a bit and sharpen it but I have done that to more than a few of my tools :tu: Never really used it much but glad I have it :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 1,894
Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2010, 03:20:01 AM »
So this is the club for guys that need a silly amount of flat heads on a bendy tool is it?  :rofl:
Yes and you aren't allowed in. :D I have Two Old Waves. One in brand new condition and one I got from Felinevet for $10 bucks.

That's where I got one of mine.  :D

Here's a good article on the improvements of the New Wave: http://www.equipped.org/lm_charge-wave.htm


 
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,234
Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2010, 03:24:31 AM »
The longer philips  on the old wave is a fav of mine. I'm not a fan of the new square bits in the new wave. No reach.

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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2010, 04:08:05 AM »
Hi, I said I would post some pics when i figured out how. I will start here.





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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2010, 04:17:00 AM »
Also note, the front wave is the first one I bought new. The sheepsfoot blade has no thumb grooves. The second one I bought new, the thumb grooves are added. The third, changed from USA to tool. Also added rivet and tension piece?

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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2010, 04:18:41 AM »
Three generations there stack, very nice! :tu:

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 51,391
Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2010, 04:20:06 AM »
Nice pics and nice Waves :drool: :D What are the datecodes of each of those?

I think that the first is an Old Old Wave as well as the 2nd perhaps and the 3rd is a New Old Wave can't remember exactly how that goes maybe there a 4 variations :think: Anyhow great pics :D
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 51,391
Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2010, 04:21:02 AM »
Three generations there stack, very nice! :tu:

How does the generations thing go again Bob? I can never remember :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D
Hero Member Posts: 602
Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2010, 04:36:17 AM »
Thanks. I know this is a dumb question but where are the date codes located? ??? I bought all of these new and just put them away. They were never used and I never looked for any date codes.
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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2010, 05:32:56 AM »
Thanks. I know this is a dumb question but where are the date codes located? ??? I bought all of these new and just put them away. They were never used and I never looked for any date codes.

Date codes are inside the back of the handle frame.  YYMM   (year and month).

The first one is circa 1998-1999,  the next is from around 99-2000 and last was just right after that in around 2000. :)

The bumps are good cuz you can't tell which knife you are opening if you are not looking at it.  :ahhh That way you can tell you have the serration blade.  :2tu:

The last one seems to be pushing on the back of the plier hubs which leads me to believe that its providing friction to keep it from turning into a butterfly knife.  the older ones (like mine) have the handle frame actually rubbing on the hub which causes the friction.  I need to get one of those.  I don't want to lose my original wave through the warranty system when it wears out.   :'(

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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2010, 05:40:42 AM »
cool pics stack , works of art, and nice to see them all next to each other  :tu:

paul
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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2010, 06:11:24 AM »
The big problems with threads like these is after so many posts and so many pictures then
we start getting the "I gotta get one of those" and it just ends up costing us money.   :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,550

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Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2010, 06:21:12 AM »
The big problems with threads like these is after so many posts and so many pictures then
we start getting the "I gotta get one of those" and it just ends up costing us money.   :D

 :rofl: this is a problem, luckily im always skint so not a problem for me  :D

paul
Hero Member Posts: 602
Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2010, 10:59:13 PM »
Ok,heres what I see.   0602B,   0401,  and   0400.  I hope this tells more about them. Are there any more forms before 2004?   Glad everyone liked the pics. I think they came out good for first time. :D  Many moor to come ;)
Sr. Member Posts: 305
Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2010, 03:14:58 AM »
I got one from my uncle two christmases ago. The scissors are my favorite; i think the new wave should have kept them.

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Sr. Member Posts: 339
Re: Original wave owners club,
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2010, 04:40:52 AM »
I have one. I carried it for many years. The date codes are 0399 and 0699. It doesn't have the little notches on the back of the  serrated blade. it only took me a couple of days before I put a spot of green enamel paint on that blade near the pivot so I could recognize the plain edge blade. It wasn't till I noticed the little notches on the new Wave that I filed some ridges on the top of the blade. (I wish I'd thought of that by myself.)

It's still a favorite. I love the size but I don't carry it much any more. The Charge TTI gets more belt time than any of my multi's.

The only other mod' I did to the Ol' Wave is to grind one of the middle sized flat drivers into a rather effective awl.

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