I cut myself with my wave back in October while carving a Halloween pumpkin , I must stress though that the lock didn't fail and it was purely down to operator error and alcohol I did however do a proper job that resulted in surgery to repair nerve damage and I still have no feeling on one side of my thumb . It's a bit worrying with your lock failure , did you hit it very hard , have you tried to replicate it again ( without cutting yourself ) , also does the liner lock only just engage the blade or does it travel all the way across ?
Yeah, i have to agree on liner locks. It's still not a fixed blade. My confidence just isn't 100%. I would put it around 70%. Slippies maybe 40. I am careful regardless. I have had nothing major happen after using hundreds of the things but i've had lots of close calls and minor cuts that were enough to realize what could have been. Just continue to be very aware regardless of lock type, imho.
My handling/ability confidence is about 95%... But my confidence in the lock holding up against any real torque or elbow grease without failing is what I'm talking about.
So at work today i was using my longest owned leatherman the wave (also my most trusted leatherman) to cut come strapes at work. ive herd that the liner lock on the blade can disengage if the spine of the blade is hit, but i always though it wouldnt happen to me, how i was so wrong i was holding the wave with blade out and sharp side up and pulling the wave up through the strap on the top of a box (i hope that makes sence) after cuting the strap i went to put my arm down and caught the tip of the blade on the box (metal box, not that that matters) and the blade SNAPPED shut. i looked down to see the blade sitting on my hand between my first finger and thumb. after lifting the blade i notice that i can see bone it was a painless experience because the blade was hair popping sharp, so it was such a clean cut i didn't really feel it. but i did have to get my boss to take me A&E for 2 stickes. no biggy my wave bit me and now im a little scared of it. no pics im afraid i didnt think to take a pic when i did it (silly me thinking about myself first)so just a warning, DONE HIT THAT SPINE. that is all
Thats the reason why I carry a Super Tool 300,its more safety for me.
It sounds awful but please use a spellchecker next time. It was a real drag to read through all the spelling mistakes.
No, it just sounds rude and misplaced. I'm shore their id a righting forem fur you sumware.
Quote from: bearpark on January 27, 2012, 12:48:39 AMIt sounds awful but please use a spellchecker next time. It was a real drag to read through all the spelling mistakes.Wow, a poor guy has cut his hand and is typing with one hand and you pick on him? By the way there should be 2 spaces between sentences. LOLBruce
Quote from: bearpark on January 27, 2012, 12:48:39 AMIt sounds awful but please use a spellchecker next time. It was a real drag to read through all the spelling mistakes.No, it just sounds rude and misplaced. I'm shore their id a righting forem fur you sumware.