CD is more for mechanics and OHT is more outdoorsy.It will be hard to compare.
Quote from: Padre on March 22, 2017, 09:41:09 AMCD is more for mechanics and OHT is more outdoorsy.It will be hard to compare.You say that, but there are an awful lot of similarities between them.Leatherman had the OHT designed and ready to go the very second that the Gerber sliding head patent expired- I know, I had seen it before the patent expiration, and Leatherman made no secret of the fact that they were going to do it. If Leatherman is going to try and make a Gerber, it only makes sense to compare it to the real thing. As the Freehand is discontinued, the Center-Drive makes a more fitting comparison since it is more on par size wise with the OHT.Both tools are larger than the MP600. I'll try and get a comparison photo for you Gareth.Def
Quote from: Padre on March 22, 2017, 09:41:09 AMCD is more for mechanics and OHT is more outdoorsy.It will be hard to compare.I think this is probably the best simplistic comparison I've heard, true and straight to the point. Well done sir.Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
Will you please touch on the points of tool access and ease of use. How convenient and efficient it is to access tools?
Quote from: leathermon on March 22, 2017, 05:21:41 PMQuote from: Padre on March 22, 2017, 09:41:09 AMCD is more for mechanics and OHT is more outdoorsy.It will be hard to compare.I think this is probably the best simplistic comparison I've heard, true and straight to the point. Well done sir.Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using TapatalkI guess I'm wasting my time with all of this then? Def
Just to address some of the comments so far- yes, you probably can access all of the functions one handed if you are dexterous enough, however, that is a skill that you have developed. I am reviewing this for someone who has neither and is looking at the two of them on the shelf and trying to decide which one to buy. Since these two are about as close as tools from these two companies have ever gotten (except maybe the PST and MPT) I thought it was an excellent opportunity to put them together and see how they stack up. That guy wouldn't have the ability to open the tools using different fingers, and neither would someone like my father, who has lost some of his hand strength and coordination as he gets older.
No need to apologise- this is an open forum and we accept the input of everyone. Otherwise, it wouldn't be a forum, it would be an againstum. I just wanted to make the counterpoint that the tool was designed with the standard one handed opening method where the thumb is used to open the tool. There's a lot of stuff that people can do, or can learn to do, but it isn't the standard and may not be instinctive. That was my only point.Def
Great comparison so far Grant Sent from my SM-G920R4 using Tapatalk
Quote from: Monrogue on March 23, 2017, 06:46:15 PMGreat comparison so far Grant Sent from my SM-G920R4 using TapatalkSorry, couldn't help it. It's not often that you get two such similar tools from different manufacturers to put head to head. It's actually been kind of fun to pit them against eachother.Def
The OHT does have a slightly greater surface area on the cutters, which would be an advantage, but the Gerber cutters can be rotated to present a fresh surface when one surface gets dull or damaged.
Additionally, the percentage of the head that is cut out to accommodate the replaceable cutters is more significant on the OHT than the more robust head of the Center-Drive, potentially providing a weak point during hard use. The first point goes to Gerber.
Very nice comparison review Def... I don't own both and was just wondering, will there be some kind of actual use test comparing performance? Or has anybody done so.Part 1 got me really curious about the CD and went to look at some reviews over at youtube.A video by wealljuggleknives says that the serrated blade on the cd is not sharp as compared to a SAK, an MP600 (I think) and some LM tools (don't remember which model) and even shows this with a papercut test.On another video by someone else, the replaceable wire cutters shattered while trying to cut a stainless steel wire. The CD belonged to this guy's friend.Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk