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One week with the Wave Plus 1895

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,234
One week with the Wave Plus
« on: August 04, 2018, 07:07:15 PM »
Not real good with reviews but I'll either get better at it or not  >:D

Here is my review of the Wave Plus or Wave+ .

Here you have it out of blister pack which itself is sharper and more deadly to open than it should be. Guess multitool theft is a major thing.  ::)  Tool and nylon sheath.
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The nylon sheath has a pretty solid snap and is better quality than those pleather sheaths from the Blasts or Fuses . This sheath would great with a Rebar but I went with a Charge sheath to carry my Wave plus in .
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Another pic of the provided sheath
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The tool itself. Fit and finish is top shelf. All tools open nicely, no rubbing. Tool is still a little tight opening but after a year of use you'll wish you had it back that way.
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All the inside tools.  Scissors, a tiny screwdriver that is phillips and flathead held in tight,  flathead, can opener.  All open easily with thumbnail. QC is A+ here.
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Outside opening blades. This is why the Wave is so popular. One handed opening. This feature trumps any other multi on the market as it is so invaluable working in tight spaces,  Blade is 420HC so it sharpens easily. Serrated one too.
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Close up of the hard wire cutters. They cut hard wire, coaxial, cat5e with pretty nice. I snipped a coat hanger just before doing this review. Here's the rub. I cut a lot of zip ties and these cut so so . Also braided cable you have to cut up at the front of the wire cutters, not all the way back or the cable with fray.
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File is a combo or rough and diamond. Always liked the Wave files so why mess with a good thing.
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I give this tool two thumbs up. I carry a bit kit which I highly recommend. I also recommend a Charge sheath but let me show you why .....You can belt carry it horizontal, vertical. Leather is hard use premium and if you are constanyly using your tool you can use the hole in the bottom of the sheath to carry/hold the Wave while your hands are busy and you can easily reach for it without unsnapping every use. I use this feature daily.
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In short, I'd say your hard earned money would not be wasted on this fine tool. I just got done using the hell out of it every few minutes outfiting an auditorium so big you could fly a Harrier jet about in it. Used the Wave on multiple tasks and it performed as expected.
Thanks Leatherman for another fine tool and thank you MTO members if you made it thru my mediocre review.  :D :D :salute: :salute:

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« Last Edit: August 04, 2018, 07:08:53 PM by Pacu »

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 08:49:16 PM »
Excellent review Pacu :cheers: :like: :like:
Would love to get one soon or the
Surge I haven’t made my mind up which one yet :ahhh

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,234
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2018, 09:00:37 PM »
I find myself wanting a Surge again , had a few in the past but gave them away to friends.  I don't know though.... my belt of 10 years finally broke last week. Guy I'm too hefty or the tool was. I'm blaming that weighty Wave .  ::) ::) ::) :D

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2018, 09:22:19 PM »
Just think how quickly your belt would
of broken with the Surge hanging of it :rofl: :facepalm:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,001
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 04:02:26 AM »
Good review Pacu!
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apart from a couple of typos  :whistle:
Nice pics.  :like:

Wspeed you NEED a SURGE!!!  :pok:

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,225
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 06:41:29 AM »
Nice review.  I like that leather sheath.  I've given up on LM nylon sheaths a while ago.  I cannot get away from OHO MT any time soon.  For work its a must not a convenience. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018, 12:09:51 PM »
nice review,  :salute:

those Charge sheathes are top notch  :tu: but I like the new ones too, they seem sturdy enough  :)

Also, excellent pics, a joy to the eyes with that High Definition  :like:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,558 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2018, 05:13:57 PM »
Thank you for the review, Pacu! Think I'll throw the Wave+ on the "to-get list".
I have Waves, but I would like to personally see how the replaceable wire cutters work on the Wave+.and that nylon sheath looks awesome. Also, I will need one with "+" on the handles for the collection. :like:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,558 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2018, 05:18:05 PM »
I find myself wanting a Surge again , had a few in the past but gave them away to friends.  I don't know though.... my belt of 10 years finally broke last week. Guy I'm too hefty or the tool was. I'm blaming that weighty Wave .  ::) ::) ::) :D
Yeah. I'm blaming the MT weight for my belt issue too! :like:

Just think how quickly your belt would
of broken with the Surge hanging of it :rofl: :facepalm:
The Surge is incredibly light....If you take into account the strength, size and functionality.  But, you're right, it'll make a belt sag a bit over time. :ahhh
You need one, W!  :pok: :D
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 05:19:40 PM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2018, 05:22:29 PM »
I find myself wanting a Surge again , had a few in the past but gave them away to friends.  I don't know though.... my belt of 10 years finally broke last week. Guy I'm too hefty or the tool was. I'm blaming that weighty Wave .  ::) ::) ::) :D
Yeah. I'm blaming the MT weight for my belt issue too! :like:

Just think how quickly your belt would
of broken with the Surge hanging of it :rofl: :facepalm:
The Surge is incredibly light....If you take into account the strength, size and functionality.  :)
You need one, W!  :pok: :D
I know but can’t at the moment it has
been a expensive couple of months for me  :facepalm:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,558 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2018, 08:21:30 PM »
I know what you mean, W!  There are several MTs I'd like to acquire, but I am dealing with some medical expenses.  :facepalm:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2018, 08:41:23 PM »
For me it’s car parts and gas and electric bills  :facepalm:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,558 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2018, 08:54:50 PM »
We should just NOT pay our bills and buy our Wave+ and Surge. :cheers:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2018, 09:30:00 PM »
So is the only difference between the wave and wave plus the new pliers ?

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2018, 09:35:58 PM »
We should just NOT pay our bills and buy our Wave+ and Surge. :cheers:
Where were you with this sage advice on Friday? Huh?  On Friday I paid $1200 to the mechanic and $600 to the plumber.  I don't think I'll be buying any more knives or tools for the rest of the year. :rant:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,234
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2018, 09:44:34 PM »
So is the only difference between the wave and wave plus the new pliers ?

Yea, all the other features are the same as the last gen Wave except plier head.  Guess they are gonna have replaceable wire cutters plier heads on most of their tools.

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2018, 09:51:14 PM »
 :cheers:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2018, 09:51:58 PM »
We should just NOT pay our bills and buy our Wave+ and Surge. :cheers:
That sounds good GLBM  :cheers: :like: :like:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2018, 11:23:05 PM »
 
Quote
. All tools open nicely, no rubbing.

Pacu, what about the plier head on the handle channel?  That rubbing, which scratches up the head, drives me crazy given the price of the tool and attention to detail elsewhere.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,234
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2018, 11:42:57 PM »
Quote
. All tools open nicely, no rubbing.

Pacu, what about the plier head on the handle channel?  That rubbing, which scratches up the head, drives me crazy given the price of the tool and attention to detail elsewhere.

So far no noticeable rubbing there. I havent noticed any scratching there yet.
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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2018, 12:08:16 AM »
It does look good quality  :tu: :like:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2018, 01:16:54 AM »

One more pic never hurt.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,558 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2018, 02:17:34 AM »
We should just NOT pay our bills and buy our Wave+ and Surge. :cheers:
Where were you with this sage advice on Friday? Huh?  On Friday I paid $1200 to the mechanic and $600 to the plumber.  I don't think I'll be buying any more knives or tools for the rest of the year. :rant:
Sorry I was late with my sage advice.  ;)
Seriously though, those are some serious bills there, Alan! My sympathies for that, sir! :ahhh

We should just NOT pay our bills and buy our Wave+ and Surge. :cheers:
That sounds good GLBM  :cheers: :like: :like:
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One more pic never hurt.
Ahh smurf all. It looks too good in that photo, PN! I'm going to order one now. :like:



I'll just borrow from the storage cabinet fund, so bills will stay paid  :)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,558 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2018, 02:22:38 AM »
Since I have three Waves in stainless(2 new and 1 OG), I opted for the BO Wave+. Figured I'd get it in black before they raised the price $10 for BO on the Wave.
It is ordered. :woohoo:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B079MJ6MLV

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2018, 12:08:36 PM »
Nice one GLBM  :like: :like: :tu:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2018, 01:07:07 PM »
+1 - do tell us of your experiences with it...

Cheers!
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,558 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2018, 02:30:54 PM »
Will do my best not to let it become a shelf queen.  :salute:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2018, 02:39:21 PM »
Will do my best not to let it become a shelf queen.  :salute:
:sa: :sa: :sa:  are you sure GLBM that’s not like you :tu:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2018, 02:54:21 PM »
Will do my best not to let it become a shelf queen.  :salute:
:sa: :sa: :sa:  are you sure GLBM that’s not like you :tu:
I plan on using the one on the way, but will order another at some point(maybe a month or so from now) that won't be used. :facepalm:

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2018, 02:56:09 PM »
Will do my best not to let it become a shelf queen.  :salute:
:sa: :sa: :sa:  are you sure GLBM that’s not like you :tu:
I plan on using the one on the way, but will order another at some point(maybe a month or so from now) that won't be used. :facepalm:
That makes more sense GLBM  :cheers: :like:

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