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Leatherman Rev? 2545

No Life Club Posts: 2,842
Leatherman Rev?
« on: June 17, 2015, 07:14:37 PM »
I saw the Rev at Lowes last night and it looks like a Wingman with a couple tools chopped off. Any information on this thing?

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Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 07:16:21 PM »
I saw the Rev at Lowes last night and it looks like a Wingman with a couple tools chopped off. Any information on this thing?

Non one hand opening. Missing a second outside tool. Non spring loaded pliers. The only positive is they dropped the anvil style wire cutters.

Complete waste of time and money for Leatherman in my opinion.

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Sr. Member Posts: 487
Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 07:40:48 PM »

A useful Rev/Wingman/Sidekick comparison here.




Previous comments are accurate but I'd suggest a different emphasis.  If Wingman and Sidekick weren't already here, there are some better points.  Bypass cutters assuming they do pass closely.   All stainless smooth finish tough exterior.  I only have a one armed Wingman as an occasional backup carry but I do rate it for that.   Once you make the decision to go scissorless, and Wingman hardly has great scissors, IMO as an entry level MT Rev may just about make the grade, subject to a low enough street price.

I don't think I'll be buying but mainly because I'm cutting back and getting very picky about purchases.
No Life Club Posts: 3,327
Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 08:06:58 PM »
I saw them at Lowes today for $25.  Nah.  Its fine for the guy who needs a basic MT, and its better than a handful of nothing, but the Sidekick & Wingman have more going for them. Especially the spring loaded plier head.

But practically speaking, for the average non-MT guy all three are pretty much the same.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,255 Tactical Desk Jockey
Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 08:23:48 PM »
It is good for beginners, but not good enough for members of MTO.

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Sr. Member Posts: 487
Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015, 08:29:00 PM »
It is good for beginners, but not good enough for members of MTO.

I must dispose of all my spring-less plier multitools  :pok: Before resigning.
Hero Member Posts: 664 Better to have a tool, than be a tool.
Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 02:32:58 AM »
I bought one just to complete my collection, however I do like it's lines and the simplicity reminds of the PST. It does sit nice in my pocket and pliers seem to be a bit more stout. This paired with a trusty Sak can tackle a fair amount. I like to use my sak for the scissors and the blade for fine cutting and the blade on my rev for more hack jobs.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2015, 02:36:07 AM »
It is good for beginners, but not good enough for members of MTO.

Beginner and Member of MT.O are not mutually exclusive.
Hero Member Posts: 664 Better to have a tool, than be a tool.
Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2015, 02:41:42 AM »
As a side note, leatherman intended this to be lower cost, more accessible tool for people. With the rising cost of materials, they could no longer produce the wingman and sidekick under 30$.
Sr. Member Posts: 487
Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2015, 11:52:24 AM »
I struggle to get LM's bleating about cost.   The Rev is not widely available in the UK but can be obtained for £40.  Same supplier has Rebar for £59 or even better, Rebar plus Removable Bit Driver kit combo for £63.    Who'd buy Rev when you can have Rebar spring-less pliers  :pok: ?

Possibly I was half way to trying Rev (because it promised usable cutters) then it clicked that it had a locking blade so not right for UK EDC.  Going to patent an improvement,  saw instead of the main blade, inside tools as per Sidekick, specifically the (non-locking) serrated knife.  Could be called KRev or maybe Stonk is silly enough.  Got to think as an LM marketeer.

« Last Edit: June 19, 2015, 11:56:54 AM by pingu »
Full Member Posts: 158
Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2015, 04:44:26 PM »
Held my firest one at the store last week
I liked it, but, as others have stated before, its less than a SK or WM in function but more money (I THINK they were 40 bucks or so?)
I was tempted, just to add more to my collection, but couldnt pull the trigger at the moment.

Now I saw someone say 25 bucks at Lowes, I could go 25 on one just because of the collection.

While the WM is their 'entry level' tool....I love it!
Ive bought two of them for less than 20 bucks each new
I dont carry the WM, carry a Wave, but one resides in my car.
Have bought a SK, but not opened it yet, no rush as its just like a WM but no scissors and I dont use saws
No Life Club Posts: 1,356
Re: Leatherman Rev?
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2015, 08:45:01 PM »
It is good for beginners, but not good enough for members of MTO.

Haha... +1. I think everyone here will agree.

 

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