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Top 5 tools? 3208

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,323 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Top 5 tools?
« on: November 29, 2006, 11:56:25 PM »
In another thread I mentioned that the Spirit probably ranked well within the top 5 tools for most folks, but it got me to thinking whether it really is there or not?  Sure it's one of the top 5 tools folks talk about here, but is it in the top 5 for you?  It could be pretty neat to see what everyong thinks is the top 5 tools now, then do this again in a year or so and see what's withstood the test of time, what's been eclipsed and so on.

My top 5 tools are:

SwissTool Spirit
Leatherman Juice XE6
Leatherman Juice Kf4
SwissTool X
Wenger SwissGrip

There's no criteria to choose from- not heavy duty tools, not woods tools, nothing.  Just what 5 tools are your favorites?

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 2,886
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 12:04:51 AM »
My top 5 tools:

Leatherman Charge Ti
SwissTool Spirit
Leatherman Core
SwissTool
Leatherman Juice Xe6

If you count SAKs as multitools I would replace the Juice Xe6 with the SwissChamp

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Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,276
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 02:06:59 AM »
This month my top five are:

Leatherman Charge Ti
SwissTool Spirit
Leatherman Wave (old style)
Leatherman Micra
SOG ToolClip

(Ask me again next month, as I will no doubt have different favorites by then.)  :)

~Bob 

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Sr. Member Posts: 338
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 03:02:38 AM »
Funny. I had the LM Charge tool and didn't like it at all becauae of the fat Ti Handles that are screwed on and the bit changer. I Sold it. Don't carer for the new Wave because of the same tools. The only thing nice about the Charge is the blade. *hint hint* to other manufacturers. :laugh: This is a simple upgrade and will really help marketing.

Vic Spirit
SOG powertool
Swisstool
Old LM wave
LM Juice KF4
Core

Okay so it was six. I really like the Core just did not no how to rate it. Its larger tools make it an interesting multi because of its size. Don't care for the Surge because its to fat and does not feel as good as the Core.

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,323 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 03:11:40 AM »
Looks like I was right so far in putting the Spirit in the Top 5...

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 2,886
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 03:35:29 AM »
I like the Charge Ti handles. I have the old Wave and the New Wave and the Charge handles are more comfortable when using the outside tools. I feel that I can get a better grip on them as well. Plus they look cool :D  Different tools for Different folks I guess.

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Sr. Member Posts: 338
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006, 03:56:42 AM »
 :o
« Last Edit: November 30, 2006, 03:41:56 PM by colubrid »
Multitool Enthusiast Admin Team No Life Club Posts: 2,753 Staff Writer
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 06:26:47 AM »
Well for me the top two rank simply because of the pocket clip, I work in the retail business and having a tool on your side clashes with your wardrobe (dress shirt, tie, slacks). So mine are:

Charge Xti (I like it cause it has better steel than the wave, two drivers and the Ti gives me a better grip on the handles)
Wave (Always my favortie, like the Ti but for my dirtier jobs around the house)
Spirit (Love the small stature of the spirit in comparison to the Swisstool, Vic definaly put ergomics into this one)
Powerlock (Compound leverage, what more can I say)
Swisstool CS PLus (My complete fix it all package, I can fix just about anything with this package on my hip, but it weight a ton.)

David
Full Member Posts: 216
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006, 02:48:34 PM »
Here's mine in no particular order of which is my favorite
Leatherman Core
Leatherman Wave (new model)
Leatherman Micra
Sog Powerlock (S62)
Victorinox Swisstool
No Life Club Posts: 1,485 4x4 since '74
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2006, 07:14:13 PM »
Here's my unordered list of 5 favorite multitools, subject to change:

Victorinox Swisstool X
SOG PowerLock S60
Leatherman SuperTool (original model)
Leatherman PST (1991 version)
Leatherman Micra

Retired engineer, author.

A man with one multitool always knows exactly which to use. A man with many multitools is never quite sure. - parnass
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,541 Aggressive in defence
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2006, 07:38:35 PM »
Swisstool RS
Swisstool std
Swisstool X
Supertool
Spirit

Dunc
Newbie Posts: 23
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2006, 09:53:41 PM »
I do count SAKs as multitools (to me a multitool is any tool that has multiple tools, regardless if it has pliers or not), so my current "fav 5" in no particular order is:

-SwissTool
-SwissTool Spirit
-Juice S2
-SAK SwissChamp
-SAK Explorer Plus

Newbie Posts: 17
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2006, 07:58:03 PM »
My top 5

Swisstool X - on me Fri to Sun
Swisstool Spirit- near my pillow
Leatherman Mini-Tool-on me Mon-Fri
Victorinox Cadet ( alox)- in my wallet
Victorinox Companion- on my keyring

No Life Club Posts: 3,572
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2006, 11:14:28 PM »
My pick : Leatherman Charge Ti
             Leatherman Surge
             Leatherman original wave
             Vic. Swisstool
             Vic Spirit

Tabulated in order of preference , not merit.

Chris
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,323 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2006, 01:23:26 AM »
Still looks like I was right in suggesting that for most people, the Spirit is in the top 5 tools.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Sr. Member Posts: 338
Re: Top 5 tools?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2006, 09:19:38 PM »
My top 5

Swisstool X - on me Fri to Sun
Swisstool Spirit- near my pillow
Leatherman Mini-Tool-on me Mon-Fri
Victorinox Cadet ( alox)- in my wallet
Victorinox Companion- on my keyring



"Victorinox Cadet ( alox)- in my wallet". Hey that a pretty good idea. I have one and am going to try it in my Victorinox wallet. Thanks for sharing.

 

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