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New member, New CORE.
on: August 12, 2008, 09:01:51 PM
Been lurking here for a few weeks, reading a LOT of threads, and finally decided to jump in the pool.

I have a some vintage Leathermans, including and Old Wave and Supertool.

I recently picked up a CORE because it has the same tools as my Supertool, but a with more modern features (better locks, longer drivers, etc). 99% of the time, when I needed a tool of some sort the supertool would fit the bill. Very rarely do I go to the toolbox because the supertool could do the job.  I decided the newer CORE would work nicely for me....and it has.

question: why does the CORE have plastic inserts in the handle? The plastic does not extend outside the handles to act as padding (like on the kick, fuse, blast, etc)...so what's the point?


Side observations:

  • The CORE is big, but I can EDC it in the pocket without a problem. It is bigger than the supertool, and the CORE will not fit into a supertool sheath...unless you really cram it in there!  :o

    speaking of which, I should look into getting a new sheath for it. The one that came with it is functional, but big.

    Scissors would be nice on the CORE but the current scissors on Leathermans are too tiny to be of much use. For scissors, I carry a SAK super tinker in the left pocket.

     


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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 09:09:54 PM
Welcome shamus!  :cheers:

Couldn't agree more about the plastic inserts. They don't extend past the backs of the tools on any of the other models either. Makes no sense.

In fact, the finger grooves on the Blast and relatives expose more of the tools than if they weren't there, and cause your fingers to actually contact less of the handles. It's just plain bizarre...
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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008, 09:10:51 PM
Welcome to the forum Shamus.  :)
I'm back!!


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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 09:11:18 PM
Welcome to the Core,Shamus.

hey Core is intended for manly use only,thats why there aint no scissors for any small detail thingys like cutting pics of celebrities into some pink fan scrap book :D :D :D :D :D


you might wanna check out LeathermanĀ“s Molle sheath,its sturdy can be worn(on regular bdu belt) horizontally  and vertically.

i have owned core and i was stupid enoung to get rid of it one time but couple days ago i received another one from MickeyD.this one is a keeper :cheers:

dont u go and start to hassle there by trading it away :twak: :twak: :twak: :twak: :twak:


anyways,wellcome again :drink:


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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #4 on: August 12, 2008, 09:19:30 PM
Welcome mate,you will be made welcome here! :cheers:
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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #5 on: August 12, 2008, 10:13:06 PM
Welcome to the Forum mate :)

I think the plastic insert's are probably officially there to save weight (it's no lightweight after all) and more than likely as a cost saving too.
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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #6 on: August 12, 2008, 10:14:34 PM
dont believe a word mickyd feed you,hes a twistid swiss perv :D


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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #7 on: August 12, 2008, 10:15:30 PM
dont believe a word mickyd feed you,hes a twistid swiss perv :D
Maybe :D :D
Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!


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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #8 on: August 12, 2008, 10:38:07 PM
`Welcome to the forums Shamus  :cheers:

I don't have the Core,but I do have the Super Tool,and the Fuse,and Blast,and I like the locks on the Fuse & Blast better also.

The Core does have a good set of working tools on them,and the grip is a lot better than the Super Tool,but I still like the USA on the Super Tool. :salute:


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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008, 10:54:10 PM
Welcome Shamus!  :cheers:

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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #10 on: August 13, 2008, 02:23:55 AM
Howdy Shamus!



I'm away from home at the moment....can't check myself.....do the plastic inserts really save weight? (Is the sheet metal thinner on the Core handles than on the Super Tool?) ???
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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #11 on: August 13, 2008, 02:37:03 AM
Just looking at my Core, and hadn't really noticed before the Zytel is there purely as spacers for the plier heads. Due to the number of tools in each handle, they are much wider than the thickness of the pliers. Two of the "spacers" have small protrusions into the handle cavity to serve as stops for the saw and the file.

Although there is Zytel running down the length of the handle (both sides), they are barely thicker than the rounded edges of the handles, and actually do prevent the sharp edges of the rounded handles being exposed. Although I wonder if the lengths exist purely to connect the spacers at each end of the handles so that assembly is easier, or whether the molding process is more efficient (cheaper?) that way.

Either way, I'd say they're doing quite a lot!



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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #12 on: August 13, 2008, 02:41:56 AM
its either SURGE!!! or CORE :D


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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #13 on: August 13, 2008, 03:27:05 AM
Hey shamus welcome to the forum :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: I don't personally have the Core but you can tell by the post that there is a following of ppl that really like it :D


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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #14 on: August 13, 2008, 04:39:00 AM
Welcome to the forum! For a good sheath, I'd take a look at the LM SURGE sheaths. They have accesory pockets too. Or better yet, buy the removable bit driver for the CORE and it includes the premium sheath!
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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #15 on: August 13, 2008, 05:50:15 AM
Welcome shamus . The Cores not a bad multitool at all .

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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #16 on: August 13, 2008, 06:27:22 AM
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hey Core is intended for manly use only,thats why there aint no scissors

ha ha!

DaveK, Looking at the plastic inserts, they seem to keep the saw/knives/file from scraping the metal handle when it's folded...and the there are spacers next to the pliers which probably help them line up properly when the tool is closed. So I guess the plastic makes sense.

 


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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #17 on: August 13, 2008, 07:24:26 PM
Shamus where abouts in the world are you ?

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Re: New member, New CORE.
Reply #18 on: August 15, 2008, 02:18:17 PM
USA.


 

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