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No Life Club Posts: 2,279 Ruler of the E01 society!
old Wave coming
« on: September 13, 2008, 06:53:31 AM »
Hi everyone, just letting you know I 've got an old style Wave coming. I know some of you say the new model is better, but I already have a Suge which does the bit exchanger thing. It should be with me by middle of next week, hope I like it.



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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,230
Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 07:37:36 AM »
Some here like the old style Wave better some like the new style better

I asked the forum which 1 would be better 4 me and they said to go with the new 1

That doesn't mean it is everyone's cup of tea though :D

As I said there are ppl on here that would take the old 1 over the new 1 :cheers:

I myself my get an old style someday just to see the difference ;)

So congratulations on the new Old style Wave you got coming :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 08:05:12 AM »
It'll be interesting to see how much smaller and lighter it is than the Beast (Surge)  :D

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Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 09:43:31 AM »
I'd be tracking an old Wave if I hadn't heard such damning reviews of the handles twisting, pinching etc.

Anyway, As long as you serve nice pics when it arrives, I won't care if you get terrible, agonising blood blisters :)
Hero Member Posts: 761
Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 11:53:04 AM »
The only complaint I had with my old Wave is that the blades did not lock, otherwise it served me well for 5 years. I think you will like it just fine.

Erick
No Life Club Posts: 2,279 Ruler of the E01 society!
Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 07:07:56 AM »
I'd be tracking an old Wave if I hadn't heard such damning reviews of the handles twisting, pinching etc.

Anyway, As long as you serve nice pics when it arrives, I won't care if you get terrible, agonising blood blisters :)

I'll take photos of the blisters just for you Nomad  :multi:

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Sr. Member Posts: 270 America- Love it or leave it, but don't bleed it!!
Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 08:48:12 PM »
I have heard of people sending in the old wave and getting the new one as replacement, but I guess they still got the old ones you just have to ask for them.

J
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Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008, 10:48:56 PM »
One of the good things about the old style is the screwdriver blades,you can get into recessed screws a lot better!! :salute:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,385 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 11:00:03 PM »
IMO if you want a user, you'll prefer the new Wave, it is an evolution of the original, and for me at least, improves it in just about every aspect.

If however, (and I suspect I'm right ;))you are building a collection Magic Bus, then the old Wave is essential. It represents a major milestone in Leatherman's thinking, by offering one-handed opening blades for the first time, but also making the tool more aesthetically appealing. It is an incredibly important tool in the evolution of the multi-tool.

If collecting is your aim, then that's the best way to do it I reckon:

Sideclip -> Kick
Super Tool -> Super Tool 200 -> Core
Old Wave -> New Wave
etc.

I hope you enjoy these things as much as we all do on here, and of course you have plenty of money because you are going to need it :D


No Life Club Posts: 2,279 Ruler of the E01 society!
Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2008, 08:38:52 AM »
You're right of course Dave. It seems I enjoy collecting multitools as well as using them  :) I have been aware of them for years, but only experienced them when my shop started stocking Gerbers. I found this site while doing a little research on the subject. They appeal to me because I am a practical person by nature, and would always prefer to fix something myself if possible, than pass it over to somebody else.

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Sr. Member Posts: 493 More money, younger women, and older whiskey
Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2008, 09:18:55 AM »
Youll be really surprised at how much smaller and lighter a wave is than a surge.

I was really surprised at the difference between the charge XTi and the surge.
No Life Club Posts: 2,279 Ruler of the E01 society!
Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2008, 10:42:57 PM »
Well, it's come! First impression is it's tiny, compared to a Surge  :) Overall condition is good, though there is a little damage to the wire cutters.. looks like someone didn't use the hard wire notch. Apart from that and a little rust things are good. The well documented flexy handles are present and correct too.... but I like the Old Wave despite it's obvious shortcomings. I'm not sure that the outside opening blades represent any advantage over the PST II for me though. Another one for the collection and each one is different!

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,126 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: old Wave coming
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2008, 10:44:30 PM »
Well, it's come! First impression is it's tiny, compared to a Surge  :) Overall condition is good, though there is a little damage to the wire cutters.. looks like someone didn't use the hard wire notch. Apart from that and a little rust things are good. The well documented flexy handles are present and correct too.... but I like the Old Wave despite it's obvious shortcomings. I'm not sure that the outside opening blades represent any advantage over the PST II for me though. Another one for the collection and each one is different!
Glad you got it safe n sound mate :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!

 

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