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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #90 on: January 19, 2023, 08:57:45 PM
Imagine if the green ones glowed!

I know there have been special editions that do, but I don’t think it’d really add much to the production cost and could even be used as a security feature, like a watermark.
:iagree: That would have been great. I absolutely love my stayglow RescueTool


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #91 on: January 19, 2023, 10:54:35 PM
Ever since I landed on the Raptor Response I have been curious to how it compares to the Raptor Rescue. But already owning a Raptor, I couldn't justify purchasing another one. However, I found this unbranded clone online for $20 and figured I'd give it a try. You know, for science.

I believe it is 1:1 to the proper Raptor Rescue, but the build quality and action is really bad. It cuts surprisingly well though, so I might keep it in my car as a spare.

The Raptor might be a pricy set of shears, but you really do get what you pay for. The quality of Leatherman has never disappointed me. Please forgive me for shopping from our foe. :whistle:

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I have been very tempted to buy a clone of these to compare as well :ahhh glad to hear it cuts well anyways  :tu: :like:


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #92 on: January 26, 2023, 12:49:50 PM
Both the limited editions (Orchid and Aqua) are showing out of stock on Leatherman.co.uk at the moment.

I wonder if new colours are on the way or if it’s just a stock issue.


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Reply #93 on: January 26, 2023, 01:00:37 PM
Both the limited editions (Orchid and Aqua) are showing out of stock on Leatherman.co.uk at the moment.

I wonder if new colours are on the way or if it’s just a stock issue.
Interesting. I would imagine that the Raptor doesn't sell that much, being a specialized tool and all. Good thing you secured the Orchid :D


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #94 on: January 26, 2023, 01:31:05 PM
I reckon it sells pretty well.

If you want a plier based multitool, you buy a Wave, or a Surge, or a Rebar, or a Bond, or a Charge, or a Supertool, or even a Gerber.

If you want folding shears, you buy a Raptor.

The Orchid one is my wife’s. I bought a black and orange pair through a Facebook group, but when I opened the package, they’d turned tan  ???

Seriously considering getting either black and orange or green to carry, then fixing the tan somewhere in reach in the car.


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Reply #95 on: January 26, 2023, 05:40:34 PM
Let me clarify, I am sure it sells well. But not compared to e.g the Wave. A specialized tool isn't for everybody, a plier based tool is (mostly). Meaning the market for a Raptor is smaller than for the Surge.

I'm not sure if this made any sense. I love the Raptor. The black and orange ones looks great indeed! :tu:


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #96 on: February 14, 2023, 06:43:18 PM
Rocking the Raptor on the first day of a three day First Aid at Work course.

 


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Reply #97 on: February 14, 2023, 07:39:36 PM
Great pic 8) :like: amd good luck on the course :tu: :cheers:


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #98 on: April 01, 2023, 01:37:30 AM
New Raptor Recue colors coming Tuesday.  Looks like maybe coyote with black and maybe blue with black.


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #99 on: April 01, 2023, 02:11:16 AM
New Raptor Recue colors coming Tuesday.  Looks like maybe coyote with black and maybe blue with black.

I saw.

Never really considered a Raptor before as I am not sure I need something like it.


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Reply #100 on: April 01, 2023, 02:25:38 AM
I saw.

Never really considered a Raptor before as I am not sure I need something like it.

If you don’t have a use move on.  I have a couple of sets that I never use. They are beast though.


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Reply #101 on: April 01, 2023, 02:57:51 AM
I :like: mine but it is more novelty for me as well :D

You may actually need one though  :think: :pok: :D


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Reply #102 on: April 01, 2023, 05:05:56 AM
For what they cost, I think it’s worth buying a Raptor just to keep in your car for emergencies.

If you find other uses for then once you’ve got them (and you probably will), even better.

They’re great for garden, kitchen, craft, and general use, and handy for a vehicle or first aid kit too.

You also get to laugh at people who say Surge scissors are the best Leatherman make.


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #103 on: April 01, 2023, 05:24:43 PM
That last comment is the best one, Crunchie :rofl: :like: :like:


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #104 on: April 03, 2023, 01:58:38 AM
 :iagree: :rofl:
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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #105 on: April 04, 2023, 06:46:57 PM
When I saw the new black and coyote tan tease in the email, I was expecting black oxide shears like their other coyote tan tools.  It's just to different colors on the grips.  I am completely disappointed, but I guess that saves me $100.  Haha


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #106 on: April 04, 2023, 06:48:57 PM
So just the handles? :facepalm: oh well, something else I don't need and money I can save for the ARC :whistle: :D


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Reply #107 on: April 04, 2023, 07:26:52 PM
I found a picture on the site of a US retailer that showed the two releases today, as well as a black and red model and a green and blue model, due in August.
It also shows the single colour green, blue, red, and tan models as being discontinued soon.

I’d quite like a non-limited edition glow in the dark model, or a few new colours of Raptor Response to choose from.


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Reply #108 on: April 05, 2023, 02:17:13 AM
These “new” colors are pretty disappointing. I wish they would make a solid orange as opposed to orange and black.  I’m not a fan of the two tone Raptors.


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Reply #109 on: April 05, 2023, 07:31:25 AM
I got my wife an Aqua one because it matches her company colours, and they look really good.

I think green and orange might work, especially if the green glowed.


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Reply #110 on: April 05, 2023, 03:21:15 PM
I think a glow in the dark model the is a great idea!  I can tell you there's nothing that hides better at 3 am than a stock color tool  :facepalm:
Barry


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #111 on: June 25, 2023, 10:58:55 PM


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Reply #112 on: June 25, 2023, 11:00:58 PM
Awesome bunch of red Rich :drool: :like:


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Reply #113 on: June 25, 2023, 11:21:37 PM
Thank you  :hatsoff:  I think I need a red Micra now.


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #114 on: June 30, 2023, 06:38:46 PM
Thank you  :hatsoff:  I think I need a red Micra now.

And you know there’s a red Raptor Response, right?

(Try saying that quickly after a few beers…)


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Reply #115 on: June 30, 2023, 06:47:21 PM
And you know there’s a red Raptor Response, right?

(Try saying that quickly after a few beers…)


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #116 on: July 12, 2023, 05:54:49 AM


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #117 on: July 12, 2023, 11:59:04 AM
I'm probably the last to notice, but there are lots of Raptor knockoffs on Amazon, and some of them are even called Raptors.


https://www.amazon.com/Elegital-Emergency-Response-Stainless-Foldable/dp/B0B92NCRLC/ref=sr_1_7?crid=1VT6WYLLXN2GW&keywords=folding%2Bshears&qid=1689030972&sprefix=folding%2Bshears%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-7&th=1
I bought one of these back in January. Surprisingly accurate, but the action and poor build quality is a dead giveaway.
It cuts well though :ns:


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Re: Raptor Club
Reply #118 on: August 04, 2023, 08:41:42 PM
New Raptor Rescue two-toned colors coming next week.


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Reply #119 on: August 04, 2023, 10:35:17 PM
Wake me up when they release a black oxide Raptor  :tu:


 

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