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Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club

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us Offline gregpost

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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #840 on: February 18, 2019, 05:51:08 PM
 I hope Leatherman continues to develop this platform. It's a good edc option because it's so easy to carry. The new Free P2 looks interesting but it's a bigger multitool and doesn't have spring action pliers.



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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #841 on: March 01, 2019, 02:52:07 AM
I have the Wingman, my least favourite LM. I was attracted by the tool set, scissors, package opener,  and something to keep on my desk or in my pocket around the house. Unfortunately I find it uncomfortable in the hand, flimsy, horrible shape combo blade and hard to open the blade one handed. I still use it while I contemplate a Rebar or a Juice S2, or even one of the new Free series but I was disappointed in it.


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #842 on: March 01, 2019, 07:41:38 AM
I have the Wingman, my least favourite LM. I was attracted by the tool set, scissors, package opener,  and something to keep on my desk or in my pocket around the house. Unfortunately I find it uncomfortable in the hand, flimsy, horrible shape combo blade and hard to open the blade one handed. I still use it while I contemplate a Rebar or a Juice S2, or even one of the new Free series but I was disappointed in it.

Go with the Rebar then, it only takes up slightly more pocket space than the Juice S2, but gives proper size tools, great pliers with replacable wire cutters, it's just a no brainer. The Rebar lacks scissors, while the Juice has them, but as you mentioned in the other thread, you already carry a Micra, so scissors are covered. The Rebar and Micra combo is as close as you can get to a perfect pairing with an incredible amount of different tools for any task or challenge, they complement each other very nicely.


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #843 on: March 01, 2019, 11:42:53 PM
Go with the Rebar then, it only takes up slightly more pocket space than the Juice S2, but gives proper size tools, great pliers with replacable wire cutters, it's just a no brainer. The Rebar lacks scissors, while the Juice has them, but as you mentioned in the other thread, you already carry a Micra, so scissors are covered. The Rebar and Micra combo is as close as you can get to a perfect pairing with an incredible amount of different tools for any task or challenge, they complement each other very nicely.

Good advice. In the Made Of Mettle movie Tim Leatherman himself keeps the Rebar on him at home. I use my Wingman daily, it's very handy and I am trying to love it but I am just not feeling it unfortunately.


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #844 on: March 02, 2019, 02:40:15 AM
Hey, does anyone know if the Philips driver will work with the Leatherman Bit adapter that is designed for the square ones?

Really curious about this, because I am hoping the Free series will work with it as well.

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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #845 on: March 02, 2019, 03:12:59 AM
Hey, does anyone know if the Philips driver will work with the Leatherman Bit adapter that is designed for the square ones?

Really curious about this, because I am hoping the Free series will work with it as well.

Cheers,
HG

Sorry HG, but it will not. I understand that the toolset in Wingman/Sidekick/Rev is the same; I own the Rev and the Removable bit Driver adapter, and it will not fit on the phillips or flat driver without modification. You could file/grind the PH driver's sides (angled, 'til it fits diagonally and snug) though.


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #846 on: March 04, 2019, 03:35:09 PM
No, I can't see the bit adaptor working on the Free either.
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #847 on: March 04, 2019, 07:27:04 PM
Nothing really to add, just reflecting on how much I did like both my Wingman and Sidekick.   
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #848 on: March 11, 2019, 09:09:29 PM
Just saying hi! Proud owner of a new Sidekick! First impression is good. It's supposed to be a budget tool and I've been carrying my surge so my expectations wasn't high. But I really like it. Going to put I in the mix and get back when I tried it out more.

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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #849 on: March 11, 2019, 11:21:55 PM
Just saying hi! Proud owner of a new Sidekick! First impression is good. It's supposed to be a budget tool and I've been carrying my surge so my expectations wasn't high. But I really like it. Going to put I in the mix and get back when I tried it out more.

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I had fairly low expectations of the Sidekick myself, but I was very pleasantly surprised as well.  :)
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #850 on: May 14, 2019, 10:36:13 AM
Am the proud owner of a wingman. We've  been together 2 years and still going strong.  But definately thinking of modding it as i have very little use for the weird box opener thing. Considering switching out the screwdrivers for a bit holder.
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #851 on: May 14, 2019, 12:22:43 PM
There are several mods done with the WIngman/SideKick platform :cheers: just check the Mod Squad subforum :tu:


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #852 on: May 14, 2019, 02:49:53 PM
There are several mods done with the WIngman/SideKick platform :cheers: just check the Mod Squad subforum :tu:

 :tu:I'll check that out. Thank you Poncho65
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #853 on: May 15, 2019, 02:29:02 AM
I love my Wingman. It has all the toolset I need for urban edc in a lightweight package. Springloaded pliers, decent scissors, package opener, comfortable egonomics, built-in pocket clip. It ticks all my boxes.
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #854 on: May 15, 2019, 06:52:25 AM
I love my Wingman. It has all the toolset I need for urban edc in a lightweight package. Springloaded pliers, decent scissors, package opener, comfortable egonomics, built-in pocket clip. It ticks all my boxes.
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #855 on: May 15, 2019, 07:04:10 AM
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But, that said, that photo is not of a roamingcat. More like a stationarycat. :think: :D

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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #856 on: May 15, 2019, 07:10:51 AM
 :cheers:
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #857 on: May 15, 2019, 07:57:57 AM
There are several mods done with the WIngman/SideKick platform :cheers: just check the Mod Squad subforum :tu:

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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #858 on: May 25, 2019, 12:36:44 AM
Aaaaand another club i can finally post in  :D

Here is my first Wingman  :hatsoff:
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #859 on: May 26, 2019, 10:58:04 PM
Congrats SirVic :like:


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #860 on: May 27, 2019, 01:00:24 AM
Thanks Poncho  :hatsoff:


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #861 on: May 28, 2019, 11:54:32 AM
Aaaaand another club i can finally post in  :D

Here is my first Wingman  :hatsoff:

Thanks for sharing.  :hatsoff:
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #862 on: May 28, 2019, 03:03:17 PM
 :cheers:


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #863 on: June 20, 2019, 05:27:37 AM
I actually broke my Wingman and so I sent him for warranty, the locking part for the main blade broke. I actually really missed him when he was gone and I was happy when they sent a new one back, which is actually much better as the main blade comes out much easier so I am not risking hurting myself every time I open it so I am having a much better experience with it now. It will still be my least favourite but at least it gets daily use now and is on me always.


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #864 on: June 20, 2019, 03:51:04 PM
Sprung pliers are nice for a MT.  I appreciated them very much.  While I have moved on from both Wingman/Sidekick they are good tools.  Shame the price went up on these. 
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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #865 on: October 25, 2019, 05:05:08 PM
Opened my Wingman the other day, SNAP!  Internal flat spring for one of the handles broke.  Handle is now flippy floppy loose.  Sending in for warranty repair/replace.  I don't even use this thing hardly at all. Clearly a heat treat issue with the materials of the spring.

My two Sidekicks are doing just fine.


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #866 on: October 25, 2019, 05:09:48 PM
Wow, but a least its under warranty!


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #867 on: November 01, 2019, 02:04:43 AM
There a way to replace the knife blade? Tip broke off on me.


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #868 on: November 01, 2019, 02:23:32 PM
Leatherman has an excellent warranty. Depending where you are you send it directly to Leatherman or you send it to the distributor in your country.  You have to go on line first and fill out the form requesting warranty repair.


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Re: Leatherman SIDEKICK / WINGMAN Owners Club
Reply #869 on: November 01, 2019, 03:52:21 PM
What do they do to the wingmans that give them such a bad rep?

Ive heard very little bad things about the Sidekick (I own one) but so much about the wingman


 

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