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    Recommend a sub-£100 Leatherman type tool

    Hi, got a relative who wants to get her other 1/2 a Leatherman for Xmas (she is leaning towards Leatherman, but could be swayed), preferably a "cool" looking one (I think she likes the black ones). I don't really know her other 1/2, so would like to spread the blame on any recommendation.

    Anyone like to suggest which model they would like to get?

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    I've got a basic 'kick' I think it was about £25 @CPC. Very handy around school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I've got a basic 'kick' I think it was about £25 @CPC. Very handy around school.
    Cheers. I think she's feeling a bit more generous than that, though.

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    Thanks. I think I put her off the Skeletools (want more gadgets) and he fancies himself as one of those who likes "classic" things.

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    Good selection here hand multi-tools | Clas Ohlson

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    Don't forget the Gerber range (which my mate likes) or Victorinox which I use.

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    I've had a Leatherman since my army days and I still use it on an almost daily basis. Tough as old nails it is, and very handy to have in the house for random tasks. I had a couple of Gerber's before that, but the pliers blade always broke so I gave up on them.

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    There was a discovery channel programme about leatherman and the ceo uses a test jig to cut a nail with the leatherman and then it still cuts a piece if paper.

    I have a super tool 2000.

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    Thanks for the alternatives, folks - but I am trying to narrow the field!

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    I went through a phase of buying quite a few, from letherman's (skeletool, surge) gerber (suspension) and swiss (victorinox).

    The gerber is nice because the pliers are sprung, but the only one i carry around with me at work is the skeletool, has everything i need and is really light.

    The victorinox and surge felt too heavy to carry around unless they are clipped onto a belt.

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    Letherman are a good multi tool and the Victorinox are a good knife I have owned both for at least 15 years.

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    I've got one of these - Leatherman® Skeletool CX Multi Tool - Multi Tools from Leatherman® Store UK

    Great for its knife, bottle opener and pliers but useless for everything else (but it looks and feels AWESOME so that’s why I go it)

    If the person needs something with more tools on though this is not the one to go for...

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    Thanks for this post, I've got a Buy Leatherman Squirt ES4 Keychain Tool (Red) | Leatherman Multi-Tools, Knives & Flashlights | Leatherman-Tools.co.uk in LEATHERMAN SQUIRT > and you reminded me that I'd left it in the front office when I was doing a job. I'd be gutted if I lost it. (Thinking about it, someone could well be gutted if a pupil found it!)

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