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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #330 on: March 23, 2022, 04:53:47 PM
I just checked out my new Curl that I have never used, and the blade is fine.

The Curl that I just exchanged the blade has wobble, but I haven't tightened it up yet because I'm still working on it.


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #331 on: March 23, 2022, 11:43:02 PM
I’ve had good and bad luck with blade wobble from Leatherman. For instance, the plain blade that came with my Wave plus wobbled a bit, but I’ve since replaced it with an identical blade from EBay that locks solidly in place. Leatherman’s locking tools in general often have more or less wobble, but I’ve found that the non-locking tools usually don’t wobble at all. I guess it’s the fact that the spring applies constant pressure to slip joint tools.
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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #332 on: March 24, 2022, 10:59:11 PM


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #333 on: March 25, 2022, 06:31:22 PM
Curl and Bond :cheers:



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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #334 on: March 25, 2022, 06:33:21 PM
This forum needs a "like" button.

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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #335 on: March 25, 2022, 06:41:12 PM
We had one years ago but it had some conflicts with some other bits of software that had to be upgraded :ahhh so it went the way of the dinosaur :whistle: :D


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #336 on: April 13, 2022, 03:57:47 PM
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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #337 on: May 15, 2022, 01:47:43 AM
After a lot of back and forth I decided to grab the curl. I had an extra serrated blade from a charge mod so I threw that in and it's really great. This thing reminds me a lot of the OG wave. Super compact. Love it!
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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #338 on: May 15, 2022, 06:31:17 AM
Congrats Demel :woohoo: Great pic and nice mod 8) :like:


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Reply #339 on: May 15, 2022, 05:56:46 PM
Congrats Demel :woohoo: Great pic and nice mod 8) :like:
Thanks. Now I just have to figure out how to get the red loctite off the blade :facepalm:

Also, I was looking at Leatherman's site and I was wondering if the OG Wave sheath would work well with the curl? Does anyone know which sheath is the best fitting for the Curl?
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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #340 on: May 15, 2022, 07:55:32 PM
I wouldn't doubt that the OG Wave sheath would fit :think: :cheers:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #341 on: May 16, 2022, 10:58:16 PM
Thanks. Now I just have to figure out how to get the red loctite off the blade :facepalm:

Also, I was looking at Leatherman's site and I was wondering if the OG Wave sheath would work well with the curl? Does anyone know which sheath is the best fitting for the Curl?

I carry my Curl in an OG Wave sheath. It fits perfectly.
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Reply #342 on: May 16, 2022, 11:59:10 PM
I carry my Curl in an OG Wave sheath. It fits perfectly.
If possible, can you send a few pictures?

Is the same as the one on Leatherman's site?
 https://www.leatherman.com/original-wave-heritage-sheath-311.html
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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #343 on: May 17, 2022, 12:32:37 AM
Cool mod, Demel  :tu:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #344 on: May 17, 2022, 12:29:14 PM


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #345 on: May 17, 2022, 01:37:43 PM
Gear pic and combo,  Adam  :like: :like:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #346 on: May 17, 2022, 03:45:13 PM
 :iagree:    :like:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #347 on: May 17, 2022, 10:35:57 PM
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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #348 on: May 18, 2022, 05:17:34 AM
If possible, can you send a few pictures?

Is the same as the one on Leatherman's site?
 https://www.leatherman.com/original-wave-heritage-sheath-311.html
Yes, it’s the Original Wave Heritage sheath. I dyed mine darker brown with Fiebing’s leather dye because I didn’t like the natural leather finish it came with. 
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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #349 on: May 18, 2022, 05:21:55 AM
I’ve seen complaints about the stitching on the new heritage sheaths coming loose, especially on the belt loop which is stitched on. I smeared superglue over the exposed stitching to try to prevent that. It’s held up pretty well so far.
Current SAKs: Explorer, SwissChamp, Handyman (modded), Climber, Super Tinker, Tinker, Woodsman (modded), Electrician, Pioneer, SwissTool
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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #352 on: May 18, 2022, 05:29:47 AM
Yes, it’s the Original Wave Heritage sheath. I dyed mine darker brown with Fiebing’s leather dye because I didn’t like the natural leather finish it came with.

I like the darker color also  :tu:


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #353 on: May 18, 2022, 12:42:53 PM
I like the darker color also  :tu:

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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #354 on: May 18, 2022, 07:19:03 PM


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Reply #355 on: May 20, 2022, 07:04:10 PM
I've looking at the curl since buying it. I've carried it. Used it. Swapped the blade out for serrated one, then put the straight blade back in. Carried it some more. With almost a decade of usage, I've also experienced probably 80% of Leatheman's catalog  :facepalm: The signal, mut, surge, and a few juice lines are the ones that I have not come across. I can say that after much consideration this may be a perfect Leatherman  :dunno:

One could argue that it would be even more perfect by adding the serrated blade (with hook) and saw on the backside. (I agree) this would make it the perfect Wave 3.0 so hear me out.

It's slender like the OG Wave - this cannot be underestimated. This thing carries really slim and light. Especially compared to the charge.
OHO Blade
Awl (which everyone wants on the wave platform)
Built in and removable pocket clip
No eyeglass screwdriver. (as a eyeglass wearer myself I much prefer the mini driver on the 91mm saks)
Leatherman's well known tools (bit exchanger, flat driver, etc...)

I am super picky. Never satisfied with any tool. I always feel like a slight tweak here or there is always necessary. But I really cannot think of one thing I would change on the Curl. Honestly. The serrated blade, saw, and replaceable wire cutters would be nice additions but for the urban edc user, not necessary. If I needed that I would rather have this exact same tool set with those additions. Again please Leatherman. Wave 3.0  :bnghd:

There are quite a few mixed reviews out there. And I am not knocking anyone for it. IMO I really do think the Curl is perfect. At least as humanly possible. It does make me wonder what a Wave 3.0 (or Mini Surge) could look like. Outside components being blade, smaller surge scissors, saw, and file, and putting the serrated blade from the sidekick where the wave scissors used to be  :think: Or implement a new chisel / scrapping tool

Either way. I'm loving the curl. Great work Leatherman  :cheers:
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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #356 on: May 20, 2022, 07:47:16 PM
Great thoughts and I feel very similar about the Curl :tu: it is a very nice lightweight carry :like: It is very similar to the OG Wave and that makes it a very awesome tool indeed 8) :like:

We actually would be on Wave 4.0 for the next version since the Plus version is technically 3.0 :think:



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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #357 on: May 20, 2022, 08:29:28 PM
Great thoughts and I feel very similar about the Curl :tu: it is a very nice lightweight carry :like: It is very similar to the OG Wave and that makes it a very awesome tool indeed 8) :like:

We actually would be on Wave 4.0 for the next version since the Plus version is technically 3.0 :think:
I did consider that but the plus feels like a 2.5. not a full upgrade but a slight tweak with the replaceable cutters. OG wave to the next gen was an obvious difference. So a 3.0 would be nice to have a serious upgrade, slender frame like the curl, updated tool set, etc.. that would make it feel like a new tool altogether
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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #358 on: May 21, 2022, 12:04:01 AM
I can agree with that  :cheers: :D


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Re: Curl Owners Club
Reply #359 on: May 21, 2022, 08:12:39 AM
I've looking at the curl since buying it. I've carried it. Used it. Swapped the blade out for serrated one, then put the straight blade back in. Carried it some more. With almost a decade of usage, I've also experienced probably 80% of Leatheman's catalog  :facepalm: The signal, mut, surge, and a few juice lines are the ones that I have not come across. I can say that after much consideration this may be a perfect Leatherman  :dunno:

One could argue that it would be even more perfect by adding the serrated blade (with hook) and saw on the backside. (I agree) this would make it the perfect Wave 3.0 so hear me out.

It's slender like the OG Wave - this cannot be underestimated. This thing carries really slim and light. Especially compared to the charge.
OHO Blade
Awl (which everyone wants on the wave platform)
Built in and removable pocket clip
No eyeglass screwdriver. (as a eyeglass wearer myself I much prefer the mini driver on the 91mm saks)
Leatherman's well known tools (bit exchanger, flat driver, etc...)

I am super picky. Never satisfied with any tool. I always feel like a slight tweak here or there is always necessary. But I really cannot think of one thing I would change on the Curl. Honestly. The serrated blade, saw, and replaceable wire cutters would be nice additions but for the urban edc user, not necessary. If I needed that I would rather have this exact same tool set with those additions. Again please Leatherman. Wave 3.0  :bnghd:

There are quite a few mixed reviews out there. And I am not knocking anyone for it. IMO I really do think the Curl is perfect. At least as humanly possible. It does make me wonder what a Wave 3.0 (or Mini Surge) could look like. Outside components being blade, smaller surge scissors, saw, and file, and putting the serrated blade from the sidekick where the wave scissors used to be  :think: Or implement a new chisel / scrapping tool

Either way. I'm loving the curl. Great work Leatherman  :cheers:

After nearly 30 years of my modest Leatherman experience, I can agree the Curl is the best Leatherman so far for urban EDC for me. :cheers:


 

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