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Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...

us Offline Murphy Slaw

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Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
on: March 01, 2024, 01:51:07 PM
I carried this SOG Powerlock for nearly 20 years. It got to a point where I was uncomfortable NOT having it. It's gotten me out of so many jams I can't count them. I recently retired it for the new Leatherman Arc, because U.S.A. But I'll be keeping it around....

Show your most used and abused.



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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #1 on: March 01, 2024, 07:40:08 PM
I carried the PST for a decade, dented the wire cutters, snapped the small flathead and the tip of the blade. But those dastardly Leatherman people just replaced everything when I sent it to them.

No other MT was in use that long or as my only MT, so there's very little to see  :(
Spydies and Vics and Leathermans, Oh My!


gb Offline gra_farmer

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #2 on: March 03, 2024, 07:26:26 PM
I don't have a picture unfortunately, as I sent it in ages ago, but I shattered the pliers of a new wave (the original I kept new and boxed).

I was using it all day, cutting high tension wire, pulling staples on fence posts and pretty much everything.

I was joining two stands of high tension round wire, and really clamping down, and....the pliers just kind of shattered into about 11 pieces including the handle.

The then girlfriend blamed me for being ham handed, as I have a bear grip (I normally bend handles in on themselves). I have send back 7 full size leatherman tools and about 6 smaller plier / scissor leatherman tools.

The Swiss tool, I am yet to do any real damage too.....so highly recommend those


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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2024, 07:32:21 PM
I have send back 7 full size leatherman tools and about 6 smaller plier / scissor leatherman tools.

The Swiss tool, I am yet to do any real damage too.....so highly recommend those

This, right here, is why Swisstools are my choice for vehicle MTs, etc.


fi Offline customod

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #4 on: March 04, 2024, 08:48:58 PM
It isn't my oldest MT, that honor goes to my Charge but my wife got me a Skeletool for my 30th and I carried it daily for nearly a decade... it has seen a lot of abuse and held up really well. I just recently put a new edge on the blade and cleaned and oiled it and it is getting a lot more carry time again.

Here's a recent pic... looks surprisingly unused considering all it has done.

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gb Offline SurgeUk

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #5 on: March 04, 2024, 10:24:54 PM
Good stuff awl  :salute:

Mine is my O/G Surge but you can't see the wear in this shot (opened new work toys)

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They don't like it up 'em!


us Offline Alan K.

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #6 on: March 06, 2024, 10:56:57 PM
My EDC for the last 6 or 8 years, except during challenges, I liquified this bit of handle on my Victorinox Spirit when I accidently contacted both posts of a 12 volt battery and had to kick it away from the battery before it welded itself in place. At least I 'll always know which one is mine.
 :oops:

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #7 on: March 07, 2024, 12:20:44 AM
My EDC for the last 6 or 8 years, except during challenges, I liquified this bit of handle on my Victorinox Spirit when I accidently contacted both posts of a 12 volt battery and had to kick it away from the battery before it welded itself in place. At least I 'll always know which one is mine.
 :oops:
That just gives it character.
:tu:


us Offline Murphy Slaw

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #8 on: March 07, 2024, 01:56:31 PM
My EDC for the last 6 or 8 years, except during challenges, I liquified this bit of handle on my Victorinox Spirit when I accidently contacted both posts of a 12 volt battery and had to kick it away from the battery before it welded itself in place. At least I 'll always know which one is mine.
 :oops:


That's what happened to my SOG in the first post.

Gets the old adrenaline going, doesn't it...


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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #9 on: March 07, 2024, 05:04:59 PM
My EDC for the last 6 or 8 years, except during challenges, I liquified this bit of handle on my Victorinox Spirit when I accidently contacted both posts of a 12 volt battery and had to kick it away from the battery before it welded itself in place. At least I 'll always know which one is mine.
 :oops:

Aw, like, BIG TIME!!!  :multi:   :salute:   :D
Gabba gabba hey!!


us Offline Alan K.

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #10 on: March 09, 2024, 03:53:03 AM

That's what happened to my SOG in the first post.

Gets the old adrenaline going, doesn't it...
It was shocking! :facepalm:


us Offline SteveC

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #11 on: March 09, 2024, 01:29:02 PM
My original PST that I carried for 20 years for work. Used but not abused and I ended up giving it a bit of a rehab.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,76337.0.html






us Offline Murphy Slaw

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #12 on: March 09, 2024, 02:06:24 PM
Very cool, Steve.

Makes you feel bad for retiring one.

That's why I keep it handy and use it from time to time.


fi Offline customod

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #13 on: March 17, 2024, 12:56:46 AM
edit: posted in the wrong thread. But yeah, that's quite an amount of time for carrying one tool - nice.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2024, 01:04:10 AM by customod »


us Offline Murphy Slaw

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Re: Your Most Used And Abused Multi-Tool...
Reply #14 on: March 17, 2024, 01:39:17 PM
that's quite an amount of time for carrying one tool - nice.

When you get my age, time goes way faster...


 

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