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One week with the Wave Plus 2019

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2018, 08:32:30 PM »
Thanks Pacu for your excellent review  :cheers:
It made me want one really bad  :ahhh :ahhh
So about two hours ago I bought myself a LM Wave+
And I can say so far I am really happy with it  :tu: :like: :like:


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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2018, 02:45:08 AM »
Very very very nice, W!  :like:

My BO Wave+ came in today! The tool has no QC issues at all. It seems LM has stepped up their QC game on the Wave+. :woohoo:

I am a bit jealous, as the BO came with the "Molle" sheath. The same rotten sheath I have several of. Really wanted the new nylon. Oh well. The tool kicks smurf!
I'll post pics after dinner.   :cheers:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2018, 03:33:25 AM »
Pics as promised.

And some other LMs came to greet the BO Wave+. :)




« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 03:34:48 AM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2018, 04:30:21 AM »
Excellent review Pacu :like: I see this has prompted a few of you to get one as well and can't wait to here your thoughts on them :tu: :like:

I will get around to getting one of these sooner or later I am sure :facepalm: :D
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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2018, 05:13:16 AM »
You know you need one, Poncho! :pok: :D

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2018, 12:25:35 PM »
I agree with GLBM you need one Poncho  :pok: :tu:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2018, 01:53:55 PM »
you two , enablers!  :pok: :D

enjoy your new aves folks! :cheers: I am glad to see that apparently LM stepped up QC with the new +series, they look very well built  :multi:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2018, 02:31:24 PM »
you two , enablers!  :pok: :D

enjoy your new aves folks! :cheers: I am glad to see that apparently LM stepped up QC with the new +series, they look very well built  :multi:
Thanks TP  :cheers:
I’m very impressed with the quality of the Wave+ :tu:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2018, 04:27:24 PM »
you two , enablers!  :pok: :D

enjoy your new aves folks! :cheers: I am glad to see that apparently LM stepped up QC with the new +series, they look very well built  :multi:
Thanks TP  :cheers:
I’m very impressed with the quality of the Wave+ :tu:

I said it first  :pok:

And the Wave + itself, well ...  ::)






I must say that his one looks like a Leatherman from 15 years ago.  Not one thing wrong with it (okay, there was one thing, one of the screws from the replaceable wire cutters wasn't screwed in deep enough, and it touched the handles when closing the tool, but this was fixed in two seconds and with two twists of the wrist  ;)).

But the rest of the tool feels just perfect, nothing rubbing, nothing too loose or too tight, handles perfectly aligned (the tool lies perfectly flat on the table, not like most Spirits  :pok:). And every part of the tool, inside and outside feels just perfect.  This Wave + is possibly the Leatherman with the best fit and finish since, dare I say ... My original Supertool  :D

Okay, my Charges (date codes 0808), my previous Wave (date code 0111) and the two 25th Anniversary Waves (date codes 0408) I recently bought also had great fit and finish, maybe the Wave/Charge platform is just Leatherman's A-game.  I must say, all of my previous Wave/Charge tools had the pliers rubbing against the handles while closing the tool, scratching up the plier head along the way, the new Wave + (at least the one I own  :P) does not seem to have this "problem".  This is not a big thing, since it's a tool and pliers are bound to get scratched up during use, but still, I hope this means that Leatherman have stepped up their game, and that their QC issues have been dealt with ...  If not, I guess I should just be happy that I was one of the lucky ones this time ...   ;)

P.S.: I also bought it because this one doens't have the "+" on the handles (yet ?).  If the next batch comes out and those have Wave + on the handles, I will be very happy that I got one of the first batch (collectors ...  ::)).

 ;)



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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2018, 04:40:24 PM »
Nice write up Top-Gear  :like: :like: :tu:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2018, 04:42:08 PM »
Pics as promised.

And some other LMs came to greet the BO Wave+. :)


Excellent collection GLBM as always  :like: :like: :tu:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2018, 05:06:59 PM »
Pics as promised.

And some other LMs came to greet the BO Wave+. :)


Excellent collection GLBM as always  :like: :like: :tu:
Thank you, W! :cheers:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2018, 01:22:13 AM »
This week my wife ( finally ) got back surgery for her disc in her back. While she was drugged up in the bed I fixed the hospital door that wouldn't stay closed, opened her icepack, used the pliers to fix the blood pressure cuff that came undone. Wave + came in real handy up there.  :multi:

Glad to see my review has prompted others to this winner of a tool. That black oxide is cool looking.  8) 8)


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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2018, 02:13:48 AM »
Pacu,

Thank you again for the review!

Leatherman owes you money for promoting the Wave+. :rofl:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2018, 04:55:07 AM »
Well, I mean, it's still a Wave. Of course it's good. Why are people surprised with how good the + is?  :think:
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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2018, 05:26:16 AM »
Because LM has been selling some tools that have minor QC issues for a few years now. Not detrimental issues of QC, but nagging issues nonetheless.
It seems the Wave+ is consistently produced to the level LM used to be known for. I hope it stays that way.

My 2014 Wave has PE blade and file rub, as well as one handle snaps into place more firmly than the other. Those issues don't make it a bad tool in any sense of the word, but I was thrilled to see my Wave+(and apparently other member's + Waves) had absolutely no nagging issues. Everything feels and behaves as it should. :)

I hope that helps clarify the perception of surprise at the Wave+. Was it worth buying a new one for the replaceable cutters? Not really, but it was a nice excuse to buy another Wave.. :rofl:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2018, 06:25:28 AM »
Great review, Pacu :tu:. Seems like the general consensus is that the Wave + has some great QC.

A little while back, I sent in my original Wave for warranty and got a new one. The tool is magnificent, but the QC seemed lacking. The file rubs, the pivots tighten when rotated, and the plier pivot seems offset or something, making them stiffer.

The replaceable wire cutters seem nice. I’m a little gun-shy with using my wire cutters because I damaged the ones on my old Wave.

~CsB
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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2018, 06:47:07 AM »
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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Just change the last frame to "just buy the damn thing". :D

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2018, 02:54:54 PM »
A heads up:

Wspeed, Nix(from what little I know) and I are planning to do a Wave challenge starting September 1st. The mods requested the challenge be started, by all involved, on the first. Not before or after the first. Being the Wave, it should prove to be a wildly good challenge. The badge requests would need to be done in bulk.
They are going to be working on a Wave only badge for OG Wave, New Wave, and Wave+.

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2018, 03:10:09 PM »
Nix has ordered a nice new Wave+  :cheers:
And is joining the challenge  :tu:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2018, 03:49:52 PM »
 :woohoo:

A tool I think you'll thoroughly enjoy, Nix! :cheers:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2018, 04:02:11 PM »
We would love to have you join the challenge Pacu
And anyone else who has any gen Wave
As this challenge is for all Waves :tu:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2018, 10:00:05 PM »
We would love to have you join the challenge Pacu
And anyone else who has any gen Wave
As this challenge is for all Waves :tu:
This one is gonna be a tidal wave of a challenge! :like:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2018, 10:03:44 PM »
It’s not going to leave anything standing it’s that big  :D

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2018, 08:54:40 PM »
The Wave Challenge looks like it's building into a Hoss of a thread.  :tu: :tu:

After a couple of weeks using the Wave + i did notice a difference in plier closure. The older Waves ( Charges too ) close better than the Wave +.  You could remove a splinter easily with the older Wave models, not so much with the Wave +.

See pics below.

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,351
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #59 on: August 18, 2018, 09:00:09 PM »
I just checked my Wave+ and
I have exactly the same as you Pacu :think:

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