Also a quick question does anyone else have a notch in the top jaw of there Crunch? If so does anyone know what it's for
Quote from: Poncho65 on December 04, 2008, 04:59:39 AMAlso a quick question does anyone else have a notch in the top jaw of there Crunch? If so does anyone know what it's for I have used the notch to hold a jigsaw blade and the Crunch becomes a saw handle.
It has to be one of the most complex LM out there Who would have thought to make it like that?It seems to be a great pair of locking pliers (and unless you have one you really don't know what I am talking about)This is a tool you really have to see and feel to really grasp how well built and complex it is
Do you think the Crunch cuts the mustard as a standalone tool,or is it better as a complement to another tool or SAK like some others feel?
If I could find one locally I would buy it.
Quote from: Bison56 on December 04, 2008, 06:23:50 AMDo you think the Crunch cuts the mustard as a standalone tool,or is it better as a complement to another tool or SAK like some others feel?I think Leatherman intended the Crunch to serve as a standalone tool, with additional flexibility to work with optional hex bits. If you have more patience than me, it can serve you well as your EDC (carry on your person) tool.When I first bought a Crunch (from eBay), I carried it as a standalone EDC tool for a while as an experiment. It took me too long to deploy the pliers jaws and individual tools. Ok, I am impatient. Now, I keep the Crunch in the Maxpedition Proteus pack in my truck and reverted back to carrying more conventional plier multitools on a belt case instead.I should give the Crunch another try as EDC sometime. In analyzing which tool(s) I use most often, a knife blade is by far the winner so I now carry a separate folding knife and am no longer as dependent on a multitool to provide a blade.My Crunch is a few years old. I don't know how well the current specimens are built. The Crunches I've seen are Leatherman "old school." I mean they were very well built -- in the tradition of the original PSTs and SuperTools. No plastic. I suspect they are more rust resistant than the current Leatherman tools.
I plan to raid one of your homes.