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OHT owners - your feedback please... 2684

Newbie Posts: 9
OHT owners - your feedback please...
« on: July 21, 2015, 11:56:57 PM »
Hi guys!  Im sure a few of you own the OHT and maybe using it as your daily tool.

Any opinions? Recommendations? Thoughts?
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,247
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2015, 12:32:59 AM »
First of all, welcome  :cheers:.

I presume you're talking about the Leatherman OHT and not the Victorinox OHT, right ?

Well the Leatherman OHT is the tool that surprised me the most in the last couple of years.  When I saw the first pics of it here on MTO I told myself that this was one tool I'd never buy, I even said so in a topic here.  But then I saw one at the local outdoorshop for the first time, I held it in my hand, played with it for a while and decided to take it home with me to try it out.

And since then I've carried it on a regular base and turns out it's a great tool, for a full size tool it's relatively light, all tools can be opened with one hand (it might take some practice though), and although the tools are quite small, they are well capable of getting the job done.   The pliers are the first Leatherman pliers that are not capable of cutting paper, but I guess that's normal for a sliding plierhead, and let's face it, we don't use them for cutting paper, and they seem to do well at the real stuff, so ...

So, long stoy short, I like it, I like it a lot  ;).


Greetings from Belgium  :salute:.



P.S.: Let me add some random pics for no particular reason...  :whistle:






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Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 12:41:34 AM »
These were my thoughts on the OHT

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,53640.0.html

I don't carry it that often,but I rate it up with the PST!

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No Life Club Posts: 2,297
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2015, 03:07:00 AM »
I wonder why leatherman hasn't released any new tools with quick deployment? :think:

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Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 03:30:35 AM »
I wonder why leatherman hasn't released any new tools with quick deployment? :think:

They are to busy making man jewelry no one wants.

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Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2015, 03:36:07 AM »
I wonder why leatherman hasn't released any new tools with quick deployment? :think:

Good question. The main reason I haven't pulled the trigger on an OHT is because I keep waiting on LM to release one with a different load-out. I'm not a first responder so the cutter/O2 wrench could possibly be something different - also, a serrated blade and a cutter are sort of redundant IMHO. Finally, if they wanted to downsize it a little - that'd be great.

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No Life Club Posts: 2,297
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2015, 03:38:43 AM »
I wonder why leatherman hasn't released any new tools with quick deployment? :think:

They are to busy making man jewelry no one wants.

:bnghd: :bnghd: :bnghd: :bnghd: :bnghd: :bnghd:

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No Life Club Posts: 2,297
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2015, 03:43:57 AM »
I wonder why leatherman hasn't released any new tools with quick deployment? :think:

Good question. The main reason I haven't pulled the trigger on an OHT is because I keep waiting on LM to release one with a different load-out. I'm not a first responder so the cutter/O2 wrench could possibly be something different - also, a serrated blade and a cutter are sort of redundant IMHO. Finally, if they wanted to downsize it a little - that'd be great.
I agree. A more edc friendly tool would be nice. But as the Captain has stated, they rather make friendship bracelets than tools :facepalm:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,087
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2015, 07:47:14 AM »
I like the OHT a lot and has been my most carried and used MT for a while. A big plus is you can flick the pliers.     :D
« Last Edit: July 22, 2015, 07:50:41 AM by David »

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Sr. Member Posts: 321
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2015, 08:16:16 AM »
I'm not seeing much love here. I personally really like it. For what it's purpose is I think they've done a good job. It's got all your essential tools that are all easily accessible.

You don't have to be a first responder or similar to get the most out of this tool. I use it as my dedicated camping MT.
Hero Member Posts: 885
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2015, 10:27:20 AM »
I love mine, only second after the mighty Surge.

My review of the OHT, compared to the MP600: http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,53932.msg931536.html#msg931536

But i replaced the serrated blade with a bigger one from a LM Wave. (Still hoping to find a BO Wave saw, too.) http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,55140.msg963467.html#msg963467

Additional i like it´s look.  :D

Have fun.

Bye,
Michael
No Life Club Posts: 1,384
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2015, 11:45:42 AM »
Hi guys!  Im sure a few of you own the OHT and maybe using it as your daily tool.

Any opinions? Recommendations? Thoughts?

G'Day,

Firstly, Welcome to the forum.

I have been carrying an OHT as an EDC for about three months now. I'm a train driver and need a tool on my belt for small incidental repairs. Initially I thought like Top-Gear-24, never own it. I was not a fan of the sliding pliers, let alone the spring loaded ones. BUT, I have come to really like the tool a lot. The OHT opening is one of the cleverest bits on this tool. Most of us are used to using both hands to open and close tools, but this tool makes a lot of sense to me. I often have only one had free and the OHT shines. The size is perfect for my hands. I'm left handed but over the last few months become pretty ambidextrous in deploying the tools.

What I like:
Easy opening of the tools once it is broken in, and mine was pretty smooth out the box
Good serrated blade for my uses
Cool pliers action, can become addictive playing with it for hours on end

What I don't like
Nothing really
Nylon sheath is bulky on a belt, made my own leather one.

Changes
I would like a file instead of the saw, or an interchangeable bit - not sure if that will work.
Slightly longer plain edge blade - it does well on food preparation duties every day

The strap cutter works well to open parcels and packaging, quite sharp. I have had no need for the O2 wrench ether. Here is Oz we have some arcade laws against carrying blades. Due to the "First Responders Focus" I don't even get a second look once the cops see which tool it is. I also make a point to show the Strap cutter and O2 wrench first. I think that in a pinch you can probably use the small driver as a glass breaker.

I like it and use it a lot.

Cheers,

Pete


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,517 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2015, 12:46:55 PM »
I have handled one, but didn't like it. Stubby tools, rather bulky/heavy for what it offers, and the strap cutter tool is not necessary with the two other blades IMHO



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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,321 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2015, 01:02:08 PM »
I am not going to say anything...just post this photo...is all.  :salute:


A little Leatherman information.

Leatherman series articles
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 36,553
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2015, 01:35:14 PM »
I've had mine for a while now.

I do like the spring action pliers.
The handles aren't the most comfortable and there is a pinch spot down towards the pivot but that's just being picky.
Did I mention I like the spring action pliers.

The liner locks at one end are different than the other.
I would rather they had ditched two or four of the tools so the others could be longer.

So in summary, I like the pliers more than the tools.

No Life Club Posts: 2,026
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2015, 06:37:27 PM »
I've had mine for a while now.

I do like the spring action pliers.
The handles aren't the most comfortable and there is a pinch spot down towards the pivot but that's just being picky.
Did I mention I like the spring action pliers.

The liner locks at one end are different than the other.
I would rather they had ditched two or four of the tools so the others could be longer.

So in summary, I like the pliers more than the tools.



+1 to everything that zoidberg said. :tu:

I've been using mine for yardwork and home improvement projects, and I've also noticed that it's tough to keep clean. if mud/dirt/grit gets into the sliding mechanism of the pliers, it slows down the flicking action and is difficult to clean out. :-\

I don't mind strapping the OHT to my belt for projects that are more on the heavy-duty side, but it won't become my EDC anytime soon.
Newbie Posts: 9
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2015, 10:09:40 PM »
my luck is that dirt/mud/dirt isn't a problem for me.
I'm usually working i a clean environment. of course there are unusual situations like CPR on the beach or a dirty car accident but that's kinda rear situation.

thanks for shearing  :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 1,356
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2015, 01:49:25 AM »

Out of the newer LM tools the OHT and the Leap are the ones that interest me the most. Good to see what others have to say about the OHT.
No Life Club Posts: 1,356
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2015, 02:05:11 AM »
I am not going to say anything...just post this photo...is all.  :salute:



Interesting colors. A dark shade of green like khaki green would also be nice. Also a dark brick red OHT.
Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,390
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2015, 03:06:35 AM »
I am not going to say anything...just post this photo...is all.  :salute:

OK Chako - or fellow OHT owners - I gotta ask...

I thought all OHTs had the same tool load out.
However the black one on the right looks like it has different tools at the top and bottom right.

Aha - Just realised - And half answering my own question - It's the OHT - So the piccies tell me what the tools are :)

So they are different ....
- Is the tool just the other way up? - Or have they put them on the black one in a different location/order ?  ???

Not important - Just curious !!  :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,321 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2015, 03:11:53 AM »
I flipped one over so that you can see the underside. They all have the same load-out.

A little Leatherman information.

Leatherman series articles
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,312
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2015, 03:56:26 AM »
Now, if I could fit those spring-loaded pliers in my Surge....  >:D

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,262 Tactical Desk Jockey
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2015, 08:27:00 AM »
While it is a nice tool, I feel it gave up too much space for its fast pliers, which I dont have much need for.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,312
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2015, 12:43:46 PM »


I thought yours was BO? Where did you find a half BO, half SS version?  ;)

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,312
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2015, 12:44:44 PM »
While it is a nice tool, I feel it gave up too much space for its fast pliers, which I dont have much need for.

For me the attraction is that the pliers are spring-loaded, rather than fast.

Sr. Member Posts: 325
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2015, 04:35:39 AM »


They are to busy making man jewelry no one wants.
Hahaha! I kind of thought the same thing... But it does seem there are some folks who like it.
What are your thoughts on it, Cap?


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Full Member Posts: 107
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2015, 09:17:29 AM »
I've had mine for a while now.

I do like the spring action pliers.
The handles aren't the most comfortable and there is a pinch spot down towards the pivot but that's just being picky.
Did I mention I like the spring action pliers.

The liner locks at one end are different than the other.
I would rather they had ditched two or four of the tools so the others could be longer.

So in summary, I like the pliers more than the tools.

Nice photos, Zoidberg. The leather gloves does well deploying the OHO tools?

Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need- Miyamoto Musashi ce.1645
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 36,553
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2015, 10:00:21 AM »
I've had mine for a while now.

I do like the spring action pliers.
The handles aren't the most comfortable and there is a pinch spot down towards the pivot but that's just being picky.
Did I mention I like the spring action pliers.

The liner locks at one end are different than the other.
I would rather they had ditched two or four of the tools so the others could be longer.

So in summary, I like the pliers more than the tools.

Nice photos, Zoidberg. The leather gloves does well deploying the OHO tools?

Thank you Dr.  :cheers:  The leather gloves deploy the OHO tools with ease.  :tu:
Full Member Posts: 107
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2015, 10:14:50 AM »
I've had mine for a while now.

I do like the spring action pliers.
The handles aren't the most comfortable and there is a pinch spot down towards the pivot but that's just being picky.
Did I mention I like the spring action pliers.

The liner locks at one end are different than the other.
I would rather they had ditched two or four of the tools so the others could be longer.

So in summary, I like the pliers more than the tools.

Nice photos, Zoidberg. The leather gloves does well deploying the OHO tools?

Thank you Dr.  :cheers:  The leather gloves deploy the OHO tools with ease.  :tu:

This made me part with some money (for OHT) with ease.

Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need- Miyamoto Musashi ce.1645
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 36,553
Re: OHT owners - your feedback please...
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2015, 10:37:58 AM »
I've had mine for a while now.

I do like the spring action pliers.
The handles aren't the most comfortable and there is a pinch spot down towards the pivot but that's just being picky.
Did I mention I like the spring action pliers.

The liner locks at one end are different than the other.
I would rather they had ditched two or four of the tools so the others could be longer.

So in summary, I like the pliers more than the tools.

Nice photos, Zoidberg. The leather gloves does well deploying the OHO tools?

Thank you Dr.  :cheers:  The leather gloves deploy the OHO tools with ease.  :tu:

This made me part with some money (for OHT) with ease.

Haha.  :kirky:  Remember to post some pics when you get it.  :)

 

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