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Who Hasn't owned a PST? 3805

Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 32,916
Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« on: February 14, 2021, 10:35:25 PM »
OK, time for some honesty folks; who here hasn't owned a PST?  I've been around multitools long enough that I remember when they were still being sold new but I realise that obviously isn't true for everyone. :D 

Personally I'd recommend trying one if you haven't but perhaps you have reasons why you don't feel the need. :shrug:

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 10:48:27 PM »
Never owned a PST, but I have a PSTII which is a handy little piece of MT :like:

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 10:54:38 PM »
Never owned a PST, but I have a PSTII which is a handy little piece of MT :like:

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Close enough I'd say.  :D  I wasn't a fan of the combo edge blade so swapped it out for a plain one but other than that I think it is an excellent MT.

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 10:58:11 PM »
I have never owned a PST but primarily because I just haven't gotten around to picking one up :dunno:
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 11:06:50 PM »
Close enough I'd say.  :D  I wasn't a fan of the combo edge blade so swapped it out for a plain one but other than that I think it is an excellent MT.
I would like to have a PE blade as well, but the combo edge does a decent job :tu:

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2021, 11:18:32 PM »
I’ve never owned one, just got into the wonderful world of multi tools a couple of years ago... but I can’t have just 4 or 10 of anything I like so there may be one in my future haha.

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Sam from KY
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2021, 11:19:04 PM »
I have never owned a PST but primarily because I just haven't gotten around to picking one up :dunno:

I think the later pattern tools are a big improvement over the early ones IMO.  If you ever do get round to it I think you'll be surprised by just how compact, and capable, it is.

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2021, 11:40:58 PM »
I chose poorly.

In the late 90s I had the options of a PST, a PST2 and a Supertool. I chose the Supertool, thinking that bigger is better.

I'd have been happy with either of the PST options... Since I've handled both.

I lent the Supertool to someone and he handed it back to me in completely broken condition. I just moved on with life at that time... Since I had other tools.

Before the warranty ran out I got it replaced and promptly sold it.   It was before I was on MTo,  and now I wish I had passed it on to one of you lovely people.
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2021, 11:46:47 PM »
I chose poorly.

In the late 90s I had the options of a PST, a PST2 and a Supertool. I chose the Supertool, thinking that bigger is better.

I'd have been happy with either of the PST options... Since I've handled both.

I lent the Supertool to someone and he handed it back to me in completely broken condition. I just moved on with life at that time... Since I had other tools.

Before the warranty ran out I got it replaced and promptly sold it.   It was before I was on MTo,  and now I wish I had passed it on to one of you lovely people.

I made exactly the same choice back in the day.  Supertool over PST.  In fairness I carried that Supertool for years and don't regret choosing it.  I only came back to the PST in later years and didn't appreciate it at first. 

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2021, 12:16:34 AM »
:raises hand:

Never owned one, never even handled one. Will I now he stripped of my MTO stripes? :ahhh

I got into multitools somw 15 yeara ago, and have been carrying SAKs for almost 30 years, well real ones 27 years, but except for the historical aspect if the PST, I simply never felt the appeal of it.
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2021, 12:21:28 AM »
I bought one new in box from a store when they first came out. Loved it.

But other newer models caught my eye and I gave mine away.......   :pommel:

After trying numerous other multitools, I've decided that the PST is tied with the Vic Spirit X as my favorite multitool. There is something wonderful about the simple, straightforward, compact, and useful PST that is hard to beat.

I've got a couple used ones on hand now. Love 'em.

heterodox, not in the box
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2021, 02:35:05 AM »
The great thing is that you can pick one up fairly cheap nowadays.  I have a few.  In many ways, the original multitool is still the best :tu:

Barry
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2021, 04:05:45 AM »
 :iagree: It was my first full sized MT and I still love how compact they are and the tool complement is still very good :tu: I do like the PST II tool set just a bit better ( I have also replaced my user PST II combo blade with a plain edge PST blade ;) ) but the same form factor is still there :tu:

All of you need to get a PST :poke: :D
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2021, 04:14:28 AM »
 :iagree:

Barry
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2021, 07:36:36 AM »
G'Day,

I was very late to the PST party. I got the PST II as I preferred the scissors and the diamond file. I hated the blade!!! Then I got my first PST to swap the blades across. The PST went to an 'ol mate as he had no MT. Years went by and I slowly got more PST II's. I needed to get PST's to swap the blades across and as part of a batch there was a good condition BO PST in. It needed some attention: the eyeglass driver was bent as a small bit was broken off the pliers. I straightened the eyeglass driver and filed the pliers equal. The shape is now similar to a SwissTool pliers. I carry if from time to time as I really like the BO feel. I also got a very early PST from an inmate here. It got a refresh with a good clean and sharpen. It is ready to do duty when needed. I don't carry it often though.

I think the PST and PST II tools are still some of the best ever produced. Yes they are old and hurt your hands if you use the pliers often, but apart from that they are great. The quality is excellent and they can be found at very good prices.

Cheers, Pete
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2021, 12:18:59 PM »
I have never had an either. I grow up in a SAK family and discovered plier based tools when I was an adult and got a wave instead.



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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2021, 01:51:37 PM »
I have a few.

The PST II is better in my opinion in regards to the toolset.

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 52,503
Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2021, 02:02:00 PM »
The PST was my first MT. I bought mine new around 1994 and carried it everyday for work for 20 years, never let me down.   :salute:

Still have it and after a bit of Rehab it's still going strong.    :tu:            PST Rehab
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2021, 02:05:50 PM »
Very rare to get one mainland Europe at a "normal" price.
They're usually selling from €60 and up if they even pop up locally.
Thankfully, Nix got me one some time ago :dd:

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2021, 02:21:47 PM »
I don't have one yet.  Back in the day I thought the mini tool was a good idea and got that instead.
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2021, 03:37:30 PM »
I don't have one yet.  Back in the day I thought the mini tool was a good idea and got that instead.

Here is your remedy   :D

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=Leatherman+pst&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2021, 04:23:13 PM »

heterodox, not in the box
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2021, 08:04:25 PM »

Alan, looks like you owe Steve a quarter.....

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 :rofl:

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2021, 10:47:08 PM »
 :iagree: :rofl:
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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2021, 10:51:00 PM »
 :rofl:

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2021, 10:54:16 PM »
Here is your remedy   :D

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=Leatherman+pst&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1

... ... ... ... ... hey, wait a second... Steeeve, please stop sharing those links! I've scrolled through 3 pages and added 4 favourites until I realized what just happened  :rant:

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2021, 11:07:49 PM »
I've also started with a Supertool back in '95.
Why? It has a woodsaw  :dunno:

Although being on the heavy side I've carried it daily for a good time.

I've got a PST 2 years later.
I love it, it carries nicely in the 5th pocket of my jeans  :tu:

Hmmm.... what about swapping the file for a woodsaw?  :think:


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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2021, 11:49:25 PM »
I've also started with a Supertool back in '95.
Why? It has a woodsaw  :dunno:

Although being on the heavy side I've carried it daily for a good time.

I've got a PST 2 years later.
I love it, it carries nicely in the 5th pocket of my jeans  :tu:

Hmmm.... what about swapping the file for a woodsaw?  :think:

Oddly I was thinking exactly the same thing earlier today.  I put a saw (and scissors) into my Kick and it's an excellent compact MT.

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2021, 12:21:53 AM »
Sounds interesting Gareth  :like:

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Re: Who Hasn't owned a PST?
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2021, 12:25:32 AM »
I got my first PST back in '87 (Army issue) That went missing on "deniable ops"  :whistle: :rofl: Never to be replaced.

I then got a Mini in '88 that was "lifted" by some ne'er do well  :rant:

The PST was replaced (with a JPST) courtesy of Aloha and the Mini by way of Sos24 ( :cheers: :hatsoff: )

They don't like it up 'em!

 

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