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Leatherman Plier Changes

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Leatherman Plier Changes
on: July 03, 2015, 03:11:52 AM
It would appear we have some new versions of plier heads out there.

Pics thanks to SuzukiGS750EZ from over here.

Regular on Wave.



New on Charge.



If that isn't enough then check out this review from ssvs04 .: MY NEW WORK COMPANION THE SURGE.

Regular 0909 ST300.



Regular 0813 Surge.



Edit: pic added with permission.  :cheers:

New on Surge.



I did notice however the 'teeth' on the needle nose section appeared to be more aggressive then normal. Well, to me anyway. I'm actually quite curious as to why if this is the case.

Anyone else notice this change? Anyone else have more pics?
« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 11:08:36 AM by zoidberg »


au Offline Rossko07

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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 03:30:55 AM

It would appear we have some new versions of plier heads out there.

Pics thanks to SuzukiGS750EZ from over here.

Regular version from a Wave

(Image removed from quote.)

New version from a Charge.

(Image removed from quote.)

If that isn't enough then check out this review from ssvs04 .: MY NEW WORK COMPANION THE SURGE.

I did notice however the 'teeth' on the needle nose section appeared to be more aggressive then normal. Well, to me anyway. I'm actually quite curious as to why if this is the case.

Looks different than my Surge. Anyone else notice this change? Anyone else have more pics?

It seems they have adopted the aggressive teeth similar to that found on a leatherman OHT. To me this is a definite improvement.


nz Offline Henry

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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 04:15:10 AM
Counting teeth on the flat section of the plier, ssvs04 seems to have about 17serrations, my Surge has over 30. Definitely a lot more aggressive now.

For reference my Surge is mid-2014, purchased in Australia.
Surge, Wave, Rebar, Micra, C33x


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Reply #3 on: July 03, 2015, 06:15:13 AM
My new surge I got today has a lot less aggressive teeth than my old model surge.  I'll post up pics later.


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #4 on: July 03, 2015, 10:48:41 AM
Nevermind, old Surge and new Surge are the same. Not sure what I was looking at.


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #5 on: July 03, 2015, 11:16:22 AM
Nevermind, old Surge and new Surge are the same. Not sure what I was looking at. (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

Got the date code for your new Surge mate?


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #6 on: July 03, 2015, 11:29:55 AM
I'm not quite sure what you mean by new pliers? The wave has standard pliers and the charge has cap crimper pliers? I thought that was normal?
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Reply #7 on: July 03, 2015, 11:35:09 AM
I'm not quite sure what you mean by new pliers? The wave has standard pliers and the charge has cap crimper pliers? I thought that was normal?

We are looking at the teeth along the needle nose section.
Wave pic is just for the comparison.
Charge pic above is the first I have seen that has teeth like the Rebar.


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #8 on: July 03, 2015, 11:38:16 AM
I'm less interested in the numbers of teeth, and more interested if they've done anything with the excessive handle splay  :whistle:


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #9 on: July 03, 2015, 01:18:05 PM
I'm not quite sure what you mean by new pliers? The wave has standard pliers and the charge has cap crimper pliers? I thought that was normal?

We are looking at the teeth along the needle nose section.
Wave pic is just for the comparison.
Charge pic above is the first I have seen that has teeth like the Rebar.


Oh, I get ya. Mine were like that too I reckon, but I don't have the plier head to check anymore, sold it in a Rebar. I just assumed all CC plier heads were like that as I'd only had that one.
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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #10 on: July 03, 2015, 05:47:44 PM

Nevermind, old Surge and new Surge are the same. Not sure what I was looking at. (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

Got the date code for your new Surge mate?
Here you go Zoid. 10/14


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #11 on: July 04, 2015, 01:30:46 AM

Nevermind, old Surge and new Surge are the same. Not sure what I was looking at. (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

Got the date code for your new Surge mate?
Here you go Zoid. 10/14

Thank you carlb.  :cheers:

Anyone have a Surge dated after 1014?  :pok:  Anyone have xx14 or xx15 Charge models?  :pok:


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #12 on: July 04, 2015, 08:21:32 AM
Will have to see my Surge. Will be around that time you are looking for.

Could it be, that CC head only has wider jimpings?


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Reply #13 on: July 05, 2015, 03:00:05 AM
All they need to do is put replaceable cutters on more models.
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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #14 on: July 05, 2015, 02:03:43 PM
Will have to see my Surge. Will be around that time you are looking for.

Could it be, that CC head only has wider jimpings?

Until more people post info we don't really know what the deal is.


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #15 on: July 05, 2015, 02:05:53 PM
My Surge has fine teeths.  I just can't read date on it. Will try take pictures of it. If them would show something. ..


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #16 on: July 05, 2015, 03:14:47 PM
All they need to do is put replaceable cutters on more models.

*shudder*


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #17 on: July 05, 2015, 05:00:01 PM
All they need to do is put replaceable cutters on more models.

*shudder*


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #18 on: July 06, 2015, 09:28:02 AM
My Surge is 0813, same as that pictured above. I noticed the bigger notching on ssvs04's Surge, looks like a good improvement.


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Reply #19 on: July 06, 2015, 03:13:58 PM
Had to wait sunshine to see dates. Other handle is 1113 and other 1014. And fine teeths BO Surge.


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #20 on: July 06, 2015, 03:18:43 PM
Thank you Crow.  :cheers:


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #21 on: July 26, 2015, 10:55:08 PM
Some pics of my ST300 with new style plier head and a comparison with an older one.

The data codes are 10/14 and 02/15...
ST 300 - 1.JPG
* ST 300 - 1.JPG (Filesize: 232.08 KB)
ST 300 - 2.JPG
* ST 300 - 2.JPG (Filesize: 265.45 KB)
ST 300 - 3.JPG
* ST 300 - 3.JPG (Filesize: 219.19 KB)
ST 300 - 4.JPG
* ST 300 - 4.JPG (Filesize: 214.32 KB)


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #22 on: July 26, 2015, 11:02:50 PM
Great picture comparison  :tu:


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Reply #23 on: July 26, 2015, 11:03:42 PM
Thank you EDCfan.  :cheers:  Excellent info and pics there.  :tu:  The first sighting of that version on a ST300.  :ahhh


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #24 on: July 26, 2015, 11:04:47 PM
I also bought a Wave with new pliers, dated 03/15 - both sides.
They also had a Charge AL with new pliers, but I didn't checked that closely...
The rest of tools was with old pliers, maybe old stock.
Wave - 1.JPG
* Wave - 1.JPG (Filesize: 249.56 KB)
Wave - 2.JPG
* Wave - 2.JPG (Filesize: 183.92 KB)


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Reply #25 on: July 26, 2015, 11:08:30 PM
And there was some more.  :ahhh  Good work EDCfan.  :salute:


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Reply #26 on: July 26, 2015, 11:15:47 PM
And there was some more.  :ahhh  Good work EDCfan.  :salute:

Thanks, I will keep my eyes open, if I go around that store next time  ;)


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #27 on: July 27, 2015, 11:56:37 AM
Love those aggressive teeth on the needle nose. I want!


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #28 on: July 27, 2015, 12:08:22 PM
My Surge, with both handles dated 10/14 has the finer teeth.  I think I prefer them to the coarse teeth on the Rebar as they're less likely to mark delicate materials.


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Re: Leatherman Plier Changes
Reply #29 on: July 28, 2015, 03:47:31 AM
Someone asked about the date on their surge....I cant find it
I know where it is on my STs and Waves etc...but I cant find it on the Surge (JUST got it 10 days ago from the LM store in Portland)


 

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