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One week with the Wave Plus 2021

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,251 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #60 on: August 18, 2018, 10:06:19 PM »
LM switched from fine teeth to coarse teeth a few years ago. Did it to the 300 and Surge too. :tu:

It isn't a Wave+ only thing.  :)


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,246
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #61 on: August 18, 2018, 10:38:52 PM »
Here's a few more models for tooth comparison.

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20180818_153403

20180818_153415

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No Life Club Posts: 3,184 Honey Badger Don't Care
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #62 on: August 18, 2018, 11:41:17 PM »
Its because that's the new plier design.

The Wave in the pic is stamped 03-23-18
« Last Edit: August 18, 2018, 11:44:09 PM by CallsignBadger »

~CsB
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,458
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #63 on: August 18, 2018, 11:57:30 PM »
Is there any benefit for why they changed the pliers design :think:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,246
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #64 on: August 19, 2018, 12:01:15 AM »
Its because that's the new plier design.

The Wave in the pic is stamped 03-23-18

I see,  :salute:
 
my ST300 is 0314 and my Wave 0612

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #65 on: August 19, 2018, 12:11:15 AM »
Is there any benefit for why they changed the pliers design :think:

Who knows  :dunno:

And the front portion is flush / flat

It might just work better for more applications


 :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:

~CsB
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,458
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #66 on: August 19, 2018, 12:13:18 AM »
Weird  :shrug:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #67 on: August 19, 2018, 12:23:55 AM »
some backlight

20180818_172214

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,458
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #68 on: August 19, 2018, 12:26:08 AM »
I don’t get it  ???

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #69 on: August 19, 2018, 12:38:13 AM »
it grabs at the very tip well but I can slide a sheet of paper between the main teeth easily

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #70 on: August 19, 2018, 12:36:39 PM »
might be because bigger, thicker teeth don't get as worn out and damaged over years of grabbing, twisting and holding stuff?  :think: :think:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #71 on: August 19, 2018, 12:43:20 PM »
:iagree:

My Vic Spirit S has got damaged teeth at the front caused by the previous owner. These are very fine too and therefore less durable.

And face it, how many times do you use pliers for that ultra fine pulling work? You'd need tweezers for that :pok:

I don't think this is a bad move from LM... at all!
And that coming from a Vic fan... ;)

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #72 on: August 19, 2018, 04:44:55 PM »
Makes sense  :iagree:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,251 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #73 on: August 19, 2018, 04:50:59 PM »
:iagree:

My Vic Spirit S has got damaged teeth at the front caused by the previous owner. These are very fine too and therefore less durable.

And face it, how many times do you use pliers for that ultra fine pulling work? You'd need tweezers for that :pok:

I don't think this is a bad move from LM... at all!
I couldn't agree more! :cheers:

I buy a lot of "lightly used" MTs and the biggest issue I have is the plier teeth, as those are arduous at best to repair. Fine teeth take hours and hours of using a mini-file to reshape. The newer coarse teeth, while also much harder to damage, take just a half hour or so with a mini-triangular file . :)

Only down side to coarse plier teeth is tool marks if you slip thr grip on something :ahhh
« Last Edit: August 19, 2018, 04:52:55 PM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #74 on: August 19, 2018, 04:53:36 PM »
Yeah, easier to get tool marks, or teeth marks, with a bit of slippage, but in general I prefer an aggressive tooth. If I need to be more gentle, I'll wrap a bit of duct tape around the teeth to protect the material I'm working with.
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,458
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #75 on: August 19, 2018, 04:55:41 PM »
But then if you don’t want teeth marks
You shouldn’t use pliers
Only the correct tool for the job  :pok:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #76 on: August 19, 2018, 04:59:19 PM »
I think that new desing is bit bettwr when need hold nuts and bolts or something else with same kinda desing.

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #77 on: August 19, 2018, 05:04:41 PM »
But then if you don’t want teeth marks
You shouldn’t use pliers
Only the correct tool for the job  :pok:
:iagree:

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No Life Club Posts: 3,184 Honey Badger Don't Care
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #78 on: August 19, 2018, 05:11:36 PM »
I've been loving the new design so far :tu:


The tips are also very precise, and they do seem infinitely more durable.

~CsB
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,458
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #79 on: August 19, 2018, 05:16:14 PM »
So I take it there is no longer a problem with the pliers  :tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,246
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #80 on: August 19, 2018, 06:14:16 PM »
So I take it there is no longer a problem with the pliers  :tu:

Not sure yet for me on if I like this new design yet or not. I wish there was some way I could use it exclusively for about a month straight , test all the design features, post some action pics, give some insight, and draft up a summary.  ::) ::) :D :D


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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #81 on: August 19, 2018, 06:17:23 PM »
But then if you don’t want teeth marks
You shouldn’t use pliers
Only the correct tool for the job  :pok:
:iagree:


What if you don't have the correct tool for the job?  ???

Sometimes all a man has is a set of pliers, a little ingenuity, and some determination.   :multi:   :viking:
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,458
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #82 on: August 19, 2018, 06:20:55 PM »
But then if you don’t want teeth marks
You shouldn’t use pliers
Only the correct tool for the job  :pok:
:iagree:


What if you don't have the correct tool for the job?  ???

Sometimes all a man has is a set of pliers, a little ingenuity, and some determination.   :multi:   :viking:
I see that more as a emergency
So yes pliers will have to be good enough
And if you don’t want any damage
you better be careful then  :rofl: :like:

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,458
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #83 on: August 19, 2018, 06:31:40 PM »
So I take it there is no longer a problem with the pliers  :tu:

Not sure yet for me on if I like this new design yet or not. I wish there was some way I could use it exclusively for about a month straight , test all the design features, post some action pics, give some insight, and draft up a summary.  ::) ::) :D :D


That would be a excellent idea Pacu :cheers: :like:
I just wish I could help you with that one  :rofl: :rofl: :tu:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #84 on: August 19, 2018, 06:33:36 PM »
Maybe we could call it a 30 day challenge  :think: :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,246
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #85 on: August 19, 2018, 06:35:38 PM »
Maybe we could call it a 30 day challenge  :think: :D

30 days does have a nice ring to it.  :salute:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #86 on: August 19, 2018, 06:39:12 PM »
Maybe we could call it a 30 day challenge  :think: :D

30 days does have a nice ring to it.  :salute:
It just came to me out of nowhere  :dunno: :D

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,458
Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #87 on: August 19, 2018, 06:43:08 PM »
And maybe we could do this for all MTs SAKs and knives
A badge for completing the challenge would be nice as well  :tu:

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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #88 on: September 03, 2018, 08:31:29 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.  But, you're right, it'll make a belt sag a bit over time. :ahhh
You need one, W!  :pok: :D

Nice walk-through, Pacu.

I tried carrying my OG Surge on my belt while I was working on the Jeep and a Honda the other day. Honestly the weight was something to contend with especially since I've been hip-carrying a Rebar for a year. But more importantly,  that silly, narrow belt loop they use on the Premium Nylon sheath is really insufficient. The tool is so heavy that it warps the belt loop out of shape in a day. And then it sits that much farther from your belt and catches on everything.

Now I keep it in my day pack (which goes to work with me every day) or in the Jeep.

Surge is a great tool. But I recently got a Wave. Didn't think I would like it, but after handling it I really do see the draw.
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Re: One week with the Wave Plus
« Reply #89 on: September 03, 2018, 10:42:29 PM »
The Surge is actually quite light once you take everything off the ends of the handles.  :whistle:


 

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