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B.O. Wave to Charge Tti? 2175

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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2015, 12:36:34 AM »
Nice


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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2015, 01:11:55 AM »
Make sure to post your opinion coming from a wave! Though I'm sure the bit kit will be as much of an upgrade as the tool itself!

Surge, Wave, Rebar, Micra, C33x
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2015, 03:18:05 AM »
Yes I had the bit kit and extension with my stolen surge but never really used it. I will give first impressions!
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2015, 04:37:45 AM »
Can the crimpers on the pliers be used for butt connectors for electrical work?
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2015, 10:19:08 PM »
It does feel lighter than the wave. I can't say I'm impressed with the pliers. I like the smaller serrations the wave has, and the handles come closer together on the charge, the knife blades touch back to back if you squeeze hard enough. Other than that, I see no difference. It came with a clip, I ordered a clip. Oh well! One for backup.
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« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2015, 12:40:07 AM »
And the s30v blade had somewhat of a dip in at the belly (almost as if it was smacked on a pipe). It caught anything I tried to cut. So I sharpened it out. Very soft steel for s30v. Almost sharpens like a surgical steel. Sprayed it all out with brake clean and oiled. Ready for pocket time now.
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2015, 01:28:36 AM »
That was also my gripe with the charge is the pliers. I like the wave ones better also.


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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2015, 01:52:32 AM »
I'd say for the price it isn't worth what they ask, I guess I expected more, like when I bought my sebenza. But on the same token, it is a step above the wave in certain areas.
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2015, 02:12:59 AM »
It does feel lighter than the wave. I can't say I'm impressed with the pliers. I like the smaller serrations the wave has, and the handles come closer together on the charge, the knife blades touch back to back if you squeeze hard enough. Other than that, I see no difference. It came with a clip, I ordered a clip. Oh well! One for backup.

Do you mean the plier teeth/serrations? Got a pic comparing them?
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2015, 02:30:38 AM »
I believe the reason that the pliers on the charge come together closer and the blades touch back to back is because the area where you would say, grab a nut to tighten it, is closer together.
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2015, 02:34:42 AM »
I believe the reason that the pliers on the charge come together closer and the blades touch back to back is because the area where you would say, grab a nut to tighten it, is closer together.

The interesting and new thing here are those teeth. First I've seen or heard like that. Mind if I link to your pics for a new thread?
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2015, 02:35:25 AM »
Charge is literally a hair longer, but significantly thicker. The reason behind each handle on the wave including the ruler is stamped from one sheet of steel. The charge has "liners" if that's what you'd call them, and a titanium scale. They're both just as comfortable as one another. I'm trying to think of things to use that cap crimper on...
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2015, 02:42:19 AM »
And the charge pliers are loads tighter at the wire cutters than either of my two waves, 300 or surge were. They cut paper. My swisstool as well.
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« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2015, 04:24:53 AM »
What's the date code on the Charge? I've started a new thread. Leatherman Plier Changes.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 04:27:12 AM by zoidberg »
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2015, 04:53:02 AM »
It says 12 inside the handles. Oddly.
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« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2015, 05:33:20 AM »
Sometimes the numbers can be real faint.
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2015, 05:41:29 AM »
Maybe old parts and new parts?
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2015, 06:08:56 AM »
I don't care for the cap crimper thing in the pliers. Always gave me trouble putting screen clips in at work.


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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2015, 07:23:12 AM »
Maybe old parts and new parts?

Look down the other end.


« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 08:24:01 AM by zoidberg »
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2015, 10:43:10 AM »
Can the crimpers on the pliers be used for butt connectors for electrical work?

You need to use the butt kit as well.  ;)

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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2015, 02:39:34 PM »

Maybe old parts and new parts?

Look down the other end.



There are no other numbers
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B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2015, 06:40:01 PM »
I have searched the tool high and low and found nothing. Loosened up the tools a bit so there was no play but didn't keep breaking my finger nails. Sprayed out with brake clean, air hose then cleaned in hot water and dish soap. Oiled with 3 in 1 and wiped the rest away. Seems like a decent tool, we'll see how it holds up for the next few years. Scissors had a few flat spots so I touched them up with the ceramic stones I have, and as I said before I sharpened the rounded in portion of the main blade. Other than that I haven't done anything else.

Forgot to mention why I cleaned a second time. After I cleaned with brake clean, I had it resting on a garbage can in the sun outside. Went to flip the lid and heard a clunk. Right in dirt and sand... Oh well.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 07:11:16 PM by SuzukiGS750EZ »
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B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2015, 09:07:50 PM »
Forgot to mention why I cleaned a second time. After I cleaned with brake clean, I had it resting on a garbage can in the sun outside. Went to flip the lid and heard a clunk. Right in dirt and sand... Oh well.

Just part of the break in...


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« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 09:09:31 PM by carlb »
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #53 on: July 03, 2015, 09:58:30 PM »
Lol well. I originally did that to all the leatherman I've owned to get the factory grit out. I'm sure the sand would have made it even smoother but I was skeptical.
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #55 on: July 04, 2015, 01:03:15 AM »
Looks legit, right?

Yes, looks legit.
I know a few MTs don't have date codes but I believe the Charge should.
With the Surge they moved it onto the wall, maybe they've done something similar with the Charge or they're not bothering any more?
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2015, 04:12:07 AM »
Been using the tti everyday since I bought it. I've used every tool on it (although the bottle/can opener wasn't used for that function). I have to say, i like the new plier serrations. They don't flatten if they slip on something hard and they seem to grab corners of things much better. The external blades smoothed out after a day or two of use.
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2015, 05:15:41 AM »
I'm going to try and use it as much as I can while I R&R my transmission next week. Should get a workout!
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Re: B.O. Wave to Charge Tti?
« Reply #58 on: November 29, 2015, 01:26:45 AM »
I can honestly say that buying the tti isn't worth the price difference over the wave. The main blade can't keep an edge any better than the 420hc. And nothing else is different. The hook on the serrated blade isn't impressive either. And it's a bit heavier feeling than the wave. I'm not unhappy with it, but I certainly would think twice about rebuying it over a wave.

 

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