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General Chat Thread, Multitool (Leatherman) in General; I have a leatherman wave, which I wear every day across all the primary schools I work in. I have ...
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    I have a leatherman wave, which I wear every day across all the primary schools I work in. I have "trained" my self to press the pouch in every time I leave a room I've used it in just to be 100% safe.

    I've had a couple of people question it but normally once they see the knife is one part of it they don't really see it as an issue.

    I'd be lost without it, especially after I got the extra screw driver bits for it, its now got all the hexagonal and torx bits as well a few sizes of phillips and flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    I'd kill for a Skeletool, they look really cool.

    I've got a Sidekick, it has a very sharp blade. In fact, I cut myself on it first day I had it.

    Same as @Oaktech, it's either on my belt or in my hand, no one has ever complained about it, and I find it invaluable at least three times a week.

    Every Tech should have one.
    I just covered my eyes and handed over my credit card! I had to restrain myself from getting the carbon fibre one!

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    lol I paid for ours from our maintenance budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrritableTech View Post
    @pete from your link isn't your skeletool classed as a lock knife - it has a blade that locks? Or would you argue it is ok, because it is in your toolbox?
    It is a lock knife. I don't carry it around because I'd have to trek back to the office and drop it off if I want to nip into town, since that would fall outside of "private property*/to-from work/good excuse" reasons. It's also because it's not as rounded as the Juice and destroys pockets quickly.

    Generally speaking, if you're not being an idiot, nothing will happen. If you are being any sort of an idiot and plod discovers a lock or pocket knife, they may use it as a reason to arrest you, regardless of whether your possession was legal at the time or not.

    *our school is private property (buildings and grounds owned by private trust), yours may not be.
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    Can't say that I've ever needed any sort of multitool in the 17years I've worked in schools.

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    I had mine from my Army days (Bought Cheaply in an American PX in Sarajevo!) Always had it on my belt then so when i left I carried on wearing it in work, until someone pointed out that I couldn't. It didn't bother me I just ended up removing/swapping kit out and fixing it in dedicated workspace.

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    I'm pondering this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENJn...layer_embedded seems highly practical!
    The bolt override and detonator insertion tool especially useful.
    Last edited by m25man; 26th September 2013 at 05:06 PM.

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    Slightly off track but I'm pondering one of these for snow days
    Toughbook 19 vs. Snowmobile - YouTube

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    My wife does not like anything belt mounted so I am not allowed out the house with it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    I'm pondering this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENJn...layer_embedded seems highly practical!
    The bolt override and detonator insertion tool especially useful.
    Somewhere, the NSAs "Columbine" alarm just went off...

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    I have a leatherman squirt Multitool (Leatherman)-143.jpg that is on a lanyard. I've used it for a wide range of tasks, including extracting a broken brace from a kid's mouth.

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    I'd be concerned about carrying one on your belt, not for safety but because it looks ridiculous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    I'd be concerned about carrying one on your belt, not for safety but because it looks ridiculous!
    It's in my pocket, the lanyard is to stop it falling out and getting into the wrong hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    It's in my pocket, the lanyard is to stop it falling out and getting into the wrong hands
    Was a general comment at those who said they carried them on their belts

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Was a general comment at those who said they carried them on their belts
    I visualised that the majority on this forum goes to work looking like an extra from 3rd Rock from the Sun anyway, so a leatherman on the belt would be pretty cool!

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