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Lets look at the Skeletool Family.

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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #90 on: December 16, 2014, 06:52:09 PM
Me!!
Don't like comboe edges. I like one or the other.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #91 on: December 31, 2014, 09:51:48 PM
Same here. I like to use the base of the blade way too often.

This summer I'm ordering every color Skelly From TTC. In which case all of them will have their blades swapped. (My income is extremely seasonal)


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #92 on: June 18, 2015, 06:33:58 AM
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #93 on: June 18, 2015, 05:06:27 PM
Man, the concept sketches of multitools really gets me excited. Bummed, at the same time because usually the best ideas get left behind. Too bad leatherman strayed so far from these initial drawings. The main thing I dislike about the Skeletool is that it could be a lot more compact than it is. It would also be pretty easy to get some additional tools on its frame.

Still, really fun looking. Good find!
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #94 on: June 18, 2015, 05:14:02 PM
Man, the concept sketches of multitools really gets me excited. Bummed, at the same time because usually the best ideas get left behind. Too bad leatherman strayed so far from these initial drawings. The main thing I dislike about the Skeletool is that it could be a lot more compact than it is. It would also be pretty easy to get some additional tools on its frame.

Still, really fun looking. Good find!
While I have some love for the Skeletool, my issue is with its size-to-utility ratio. Meaning it only really has 3 tools for being the same size as a Rebar. I just can't sell it to myself lately for an EDC. I even recently made the switch from the Style CS to the Micra because the micra has more tools and is smaller. And who doesn't want their gear to take up as little space as possible...
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #95 on: June 18, 2015, 08:31:36 PM
Man, the concept sketches of multitools really gets me excited. Bummed, at the same time because usually the best ideas get left behind. Too bad leatherman strayed so far from these initial drawings. The main thing I dislike about the Skeletool is that it could be a lot more compact than it is. It would also be pretty easy to get some additional tools on its frame.

Still, really fun looking. Good find!
While I have some love for the Skeletool, my issue is with its size-to-utility ratio. Meaning it only really has 3 tools for being the same size as a Rebar. I just can't sell it to myself lately for an EDC. I even recently made the switch from the Style CS to the Micra because the micra has more tools and is smaller. And who doesn't want their gear to take up as little space as possible...


Perfectly stated. I agree completely. I like to compare the Skeletool to my PPP, and the Skeletool weighs the same or more, but is severely lacking in utility by comparison. Even my Octane has more to offer for the same weight and similar bulk.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #96 on: June 19, 2015, 06:25:34 AM
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #97 on: June 19, 2015, 05:56:25 PM
Skeletool is not a handyman's MT, maybe perfect for someone works in an office environment, where bigger better scissors are in no short supply, but knife, pliers and screw driver would be very convenient to have. And he won't need anything else.

It is a knife base MT, Think of it as a pocket knife with pliers and drivers as bonus then you will appreciate it more. I haven't held any other MT in knife mode as comfortable as the Skeletool.

It has more than 3 tools: knife, pliers, cap lifter and 4 sizes of drivers, that is 7 in my book.

It is a gentleman's MT 8)
« Last Edit: June 19, 2015, 05:57:50 PM by Kampfer »
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #98 on: June 19, 2015, 05:58:41 PM
I love a Skeletool Debate in the morning.

Was it Andrewbird (learherman factory worker) who said most the technicians carry skeletools?

Maybe because they have specific bags of tools for the job anyways.

Anyways, I believe the skeletool is perfect for both white collar and blue collar work.


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #99 on: June 19, 2015, 06:00:27 PM


Was it Andrewbird (learherman factory worker) who said most the technicians employees carry skeletools?


That is correct sir. And I was the one who asked that question.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2015, 06:04:07 PM by Kampfer »
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #100 on: June 19, 2015, 06:01:03 PM


Was it Andrewbird (learherman factory worker) who said most the technicians carry skeletools?


That is correct sir. And I was the one who asked that question.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #101 on: June 19, 2015, 06:15:26 PM
Lol :tu:
Be honest I felt the same way toward skeletool as sawman up until 10 months ago, since then skeletool is my most carried MT. Pair it up with a Micra they make a good team.
And I agree with Sawman, Micra is way more useful than Style CS.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #102 on: November 18, 2015, 12:01:17 AM
Just saw a desert tan Skeletool in store.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2015, 12:03:38 AM by Kampfer »
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #103 on: November 18, 2015, 12:16:54 AM
What store?

That looks great! To bad they didn't do it in BO.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #104 on: November 18, 2015, 12:26:27 AM
They need to do it in plain-edge.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #105 on: November 18, 2015, 01:34:10 AM
They need to do it in plain-edge.

Agreed.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #106 on: November 18, 2015, 01:37:27 AM
I don't want to start the whole "Signal" debate in here, but even if I liked that tool I would have huge objections to the part/serrations. When will LM figure it out  ::)
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #107 on: November 18, 2015, 06:23:19 AM
They need to make one with plain edge and in full sliver / stainless steel, a hammer at the cararbiner.
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #108 on: November 18, 2015, 09:23:39 AM
Lol :tu:
Be honest I felt the same way toward skeletool as sawman up until 10 months ago, since then skeletool is my most carried MT. Pair it up with a Micra they make a good team.
And I agree with Sawman, Micra is way more useful than Style CS.

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The Skeletool and the Micra make a killer-combo.
What the Skeletool is missing comes in the Micra (Scissors, micro driver, file, tweezers) there is very little redundancy and is very realistic urban EDC carry with pretty capable blade, pliers, scissors, drivers.
What´s possibly missing is an awl. There are two options to fix it in my opinion: Make an awl bit for the Skeletool or to file down the 2D philips of the Micra (or straight driver if you prefer).

« Last Edit: November 18, 2015, 09:25:31 AM by Mextreme »


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #109 on: November 18, 2015, 09:33:42 AM
I do love the SkeleTool. Amazing looks, nice ergonomics and the most useful tools.
Great OH folder, great plier and perfect companion to a Compact or a Classic.

And awl or a prybar would be nice to have and toothpick and tweezers could be easily integrated.

I traded my SS for a CX and love it even more.

However I carry a Spyderco daily these days so the redundancy would be too great so the Spydie gets priority... still the Skelly is my favourite Leatherman (the incoming Charge Al might change my opinion though...).
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #110 on: November 18, 2015, 09:41:55 AM
Always great to see new tools and get new information - Skeletool is really a goog looking tool  :tu:
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #111 on: November 18, 2015, 06:54:58 PM
Lol :tu:
Be honest I felt the same way toward skeletool as sawman up until 10 months ago, since then skeletool is my most carried MT. Pair it up with a Micra they make a good team.
And I agree with Sawman, Micra is way more useful than Style CS.

+1
The Skeletool and the Micra make a killer-combo.
What the Skeletool is missing comes in the Micra (Scissors, micro driver, file, tweezers) there is very little redundancy and is very realistic urban EDC carry with pretty capable blade, pliers, scissors, drivers.
What´s possibly missing is an awl. There are two options to fix it in my opinion: Make an awl bit for the Skeletool or to file down the 2D philips of the Micra (or straight driver if you prefer).
:tu: my Micra has an awl
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,55311.msg968453.html#msg968453
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #112 on: November 18, 2015, 10:58:40 PM
Lol :tu:
Be honest I felt the same way toward skeletool as sawman up until 10 months ago, since then skeletool is my most carried MT. Pair it up with a Micra they make a good team.
And I agree with Sawman, Micra is way more useful than Style CS.

+1
The Skeletool and the Micra make a killer-combo.i
What the Skeletool is missing comes in the Micra (Scissors, micro driver, file, tweezers) there is very little redundancy and is very realistic urban EDC carry with pretty capable blade, pliers, scissors, drivers.
What´s possibly missing is an awl. There are two options to fix it in my opinion: Make an awl bit for the Skeletool or to file down the 2D philips of the Micra (or straight driver if you prefer).
:tu: my Micra has an awl
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,55311.msg968453.html#msg968453

That mod is perfect for a combo with the skeletool. Very clever.


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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #113 on: November 19, 2015, 08:00:32 PM
Notice the size difference?
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #114 on: November 19, 2015, 08:28:34 PM
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They need to make one with plain edge and in full sliver / stainless steel, a hammer at the cararbiner.


Ehhh? Maybe?

It's a light use tool.

Somewhere there are the shattered remains of a Skeletool that did not survive the
Sea Monster Assessment Criteria for Knives, Drivers And Tools (SMACKDAT).

I feel tempting folk with a "hammer" surface would not increase its survivability.



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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #115 on: November 19, 2015, 08:44:21 PM
Notice the size difference?
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Wow. I didn't realize they have changed the size (or is it a forced perspective trick). Which is current production? Maybe I need to go back and read the whole thread. One of my biggest complaints was the size of the Skeletool, at 4 inches, still seemed excessive for a pocket tool. So if they shrank it a bit, that would be awesome. Also, sweet paint job - cookies and creme. Texas Tool Crafters or a do it yourself job?
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #116 on: November 19, 2015, 11:08:48 PM
Notice the size difference?
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After checking with our design team, just to make sure there was not some new Skeletool coming out, he did say it is just an optical illusion!
 
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #117 on: November 19, 2015, 11:09:48 PM
 :twak: :twak: :twak:
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #118 on: November 20, 2015, 12:30:21 AM
Ah, but their is a new Skeletool coming out... wait, nevermind. Leatherman have removed the mentions of Skeletool RX (and Knifeless Rebar) from their site. At least for now?
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Re: Lets look at the Skeletool Family.
Reply #119 on: November 25, 2015, 12:04:26 AM
Yes, Leatherman did see fit to ever so slightly beef up the pliers on the recent Skeletools. With that said, there isn't much difference between the two in terms of metal thickness...but then again, maybe the plier head didn't need much beefing up.

Now as far as generation thing goes. The first generation had a serrated knife blade for the Skeletool CX and a plain blade for the Skeletool. Second generation switched that around. I have no idea when Leatherman made the plier head change...I can view it as a third generational change. Anyone have any idea when they changed the plier head?

I have quite a few Skeletools and have looked at many since they came out . it would seem that the Plier head change was made at the same time as the blade change.or pretty close.


 

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