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Leatherman REV club
on: April 02, 2015, 08:01:43 PM
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 08:02:41 PM
Some detail photos
A couple things I noticed after opening up the package:
1. The handles spread wider than Sidekick or Wingman. (not good)
2. The handle on REV are different from SK/WM, they are two piece handles much like Sideclip's design. REV's pliers head and tools use the handle directly as retaining "spring", vs SK/WM has leaf spring to "click" tools in place. The retaining strength on REV is weak.
3. Different pliers head design, better cutter, not spring loaded, I think they are same pliers as Leap.

If you already own SK/WM, don't brother with this, a cheap version of the low end tool.
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« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 08:39:00 PM by Kampfer »
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 08:13:52 PM
Huh, at least the Juice different handle thickness faces appear parallel.  :rofl: Really don't like the end view.

How well do the cutters cut small cable ties and stranded copper wire?



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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 08:21:55 PM
This thing is so easy, took less than two minutes to take apart and put back together.

I tried putting the drivers on the other end of handle in place of pliers, they fit in but don not click, their locking lugs could not reach the handle. It would be good if the drivers can directly drop in take place of pliers, average user can easily transform the tool to "Pocket knife" or "Pocket pliers" modes, sadly that is not the case.

I tried putting Rev's pliers on SK, but they don't fit either.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 08:43:27 PM by Kampfer »
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 11:56:01 PM
Hmmm. I saw them in stock at Scheels earlier in the week. Can you do comparison pics with a SK/WM? The plier head looks pretty small in relation to the rest of the tool.
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 12:09:13 AM
Hmmm. I saw them in stock at Scheels earlier in the week. Can you do comparison pics with a SK/WM? The plier head looks pretty small in relation to the rest of the tool.
All my SK/WM were butchered :facepalm:
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 12:46:37 AM
I still have no idea why Leatherman waste their time and money on the rev when they already have the Wingman/Sidekick.  :facepalm:

I love my Leathermans, but the companies decisions make me wonder WTF is going on around their. Sadly the Rev is one of the least disappointing tools they have released recently. The Tread being one of the most disappointing.
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #7 on: April 03, 2015, 01:06:16 AM
I still have no idea why Leatherman waste their time and money on the rev when they already have the Wingman/Sidekick.  :facepalm:

I love my Leathermans, but the companies decisions make me wonder WTF is going on around their. Sadly the Rev is one of the least disappointing tools they have released recently. The Tread being one of the most disappointing.
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #8 on: April 03, 2015, 01:28:36 AM
I still have no idea why Leatherman waste their time and money on the rev when they already have the Wingman/Sidekick.  :facepalm:

I love my Leathermans, but the companies decisions make me wonder WTF is going on around their. Sadly the Rev is one of the least disappointing tools they have released recently. The Tread being one of the most disappointing.

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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #9 on: April 03, 2015, 02:09:39 AM
Hmmm. I saw them in stock at Scheels earlier in the week. Can you do comparison pics with a SK/WM? The plier head looks pretty small in relation to the rest of the tool.
All my SK/WM were butchered :facepalm:

Thanks. I guess it was just an optical illusion making me think it was smaller.
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #11 on: April 03, 2015, 09:38:15 AM
Some detail photos
A couple things I noticed after opening up the package:
1. The handles spread wider than Sidekick or Wingman. (not good)
2. The handle on REV are different from SK/WM, they are two piece handles much like Sideclip's design. REV's pliers head and tools use the handle directly as retaining "spring", vs SK/WM has leaf spring to "click" tools in place. The retaining strength on REV is weak.
3. Different pliers head design, better cutter, not spring loaded, I think they are same pliers as Leap.

If you already own SK/WM, don't brother with this, a cheap version of the low end tool.

What are they thinking?  Who is doing the pliers ergonomics; Richard Keil?  :bnghd:
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #12 on: April 03, 2015, 09:40:42 AM
I still have no idea why Leatherman waste their time and money on the rev when they already have the Wingman/Sidekick.  :facepalm:


Well the cutters are different which might be a reason.  Maybe the WM/SK spring weakens the pliers (or makes them more expensive to produce).

Not yet easily available here so its academic for me but what I see I don't like that much.  But I'd still like to know if the cutters are any good  :pok:


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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #13 on: April 03, 2015, 09:47:37 AM
Yes I forgot to talk about the cutters, pretty much is standard cutter like other Leatherman offerings like Wave. Of course the outlines of the pliers head are different.
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #14 on: April 03, 2015, 11:45:18 PM
Have to say I am very disappointed with REV, much worst than I thought.
I am ok with SK/WM, but rev is another step down from them, not just lacking one outside tool (Scissors or saw).
The entire tool just feel sloppy & filmy in hand, handles are too wide spreaded. 
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #15 on: April 04, 2015, 12:31:15 AM
Have to say I am very disappointed with REV, much worst than I thought.
I am ok with SK/WM, but rev is another step down from them, not just lacking one outside tool (Scissors or saw).
The entire tool just feel filmy in hand, handles are too wide spreaded.

That's a bummer. If I can grab one for $20 or under I might still do it though.
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #16 on: April 04, 2015, 12:37:12 AM
I got it for free, but still returned it for store credit.
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #17 on: April 04, 2015, 12:38:28 AM
I got it for free, but still returned it for store credit.

Hahaha,  :rofl:


They have them in a brick and mortar store right now?
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #18 on: April 04, 2015, 12:43:33 AM
I got it for free, but still returned it for store credit.

Hahaha,  :rofl:


They have them in a brick and mortar store right now?
I have the member annual refund from REI, which I used to purchase it.
I am surprise instead of issue me store credit they gave me cash refund.
Now I have $28 in my pocket. :whistle:
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #19 on: April 04, 2015, 12:44:23 AM
Leatherman, if you are reading this, WAKE UP, you are heading down Gerberland! :rant:
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #20 on: April 04, 2015, 12:46:26 AM
I got it for free, but still returned it for store credit.

Hahaha,  :rofl:


They have them in a brick and mortar store right now?
I have the member annual refund from REI, which I used to purchase it.
I am surprise instead of issue me store credit they gave me cash refund.
Now I have $28 in my pocket. :whistle:

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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #21 on: April 04, 2015, 12:47:55 AM
Leatherman, if you are reading this, WAKE UP, you are heading down Gerberland! :rant:

+1! I have been very disappointed with their choices on tool designs in the last couple years. The only good ones being the Rebar, Raptor, and........ well that's it.  :facepalm:
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #22 on: April 04, 2015, 12:50:37 AM
I noticed REV's MSRP is only $2.00 cheaper than Wingman, it is a no brainer.
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #23 on: April 04, 2015, 01:03:18 AM
I noticed REV's MSRP is only $2.00 cheaper than Wingman, it is a no brainer.

GERBERLAND  :facepalm:


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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #24 on: April 04, 2015, 10:50:52 AM
I noticed REV's MSRP is only $2.00 cheaper than Wingman, it is a no brainer.

Wingman much better then Rev


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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #25 on: April 04, 2015, 11:10:03 AM

2. The handle on REV are different from SK/WM, they are two piece handles much like Sideclip's design. REV's pliers head and tools use the handle directly as retaining "spring", vs SK/WM has leaf spring to "click" tools in place. The retaining strength on REV is weak.


Does the split "body spring" act independently on the drivers unlike SK/WM?

I don't like weak retaining strength particularly on a flat driver though with two handles (but not one handle  :D) the handles can be closed to prevent tool close-up.

Disappointing to hear Rev is such a poor product.  Unsprung by-pass cutters on SK/WM would have been better IMHO  :whistle: 


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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #26 on: April 05, 2015, 06:02:23 PM
Will the pliers transplant into a SK/WM?
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #27 on: April 05, 2015, 08:40:50 PM
Will the pliers transplant into a SK/WM?
With some mod, maybe. But not a drop in.
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #28 on: April 05, 2015, 08:42:41 PM

2. The handle on REV are different from SK/WM, they are two piece handles much like Sideclip's design. REV's pliers head and tools use the handle directly as retaining "spring", vs SK/WM has leaf spring to "click" tools in place. The retaining strength on REV is weak.


Does the split "body spring" act independently on the drivers unlike SK/WM?

I don't like weak retaining strength particularly on a flat driver though with two handles (but not one handle  :D) the handles can be closed to prevent tool close-up.

Disappointing to hear Rev is such a poor product.  Unsprung by-pass cutters on SK/WM would have been better IMHO  :whistle:


They do act independently but still retaining is very weak.
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Re: Leatherman REV club
Reply #29 on: April 05, 2015, 10:23:39 PM
Will the pliers transplant into a SK/WM?
With some mod, maybe. But not a drop in.

So what you're saying is, totally useless for all purposes.  Good to know.
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