Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Community > MacNN Lounge > Picked up the Leatherman Freestyle yesterday ...

Picked up the Leatherman Freestyle yesterday ...
Thread Tools
cmeisenzahl
Grizzled Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2005
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jul 30, 2009, 08:33 AM
 
$40, the 420HC model, not the more expensive 154cm model. Seems just about perfect so far. Nice size, fits in or on pocket. Blade and pliers.
http://www.leatherman.com/multi-tool...freestyle.aspx
     
nonhuman
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Baltimore, MD
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jul 30, 2009, 09:15 AM
 
Nice! Though I think I'll keep my Wave. If I wanted something more minimalistic I'd probably go with the Skeletool, just seems wrong to not even have a screwdriver.
     
residentEvil
Professional Poster
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Detroit
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jul 31, 2009, 10:24 AM
 
Exactly; gotta have the screwdriver. Got some Cabela's money to spend; think I will pick up a few...of the Skeletools. Have gift cards and promo code for more money off.
( Last edited by residentEvil; Jul 31, 2009 at 10:30 AM. )
     
OSX Abuser
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Silicon Valley
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 1, 2009, 08:55 AM
 
As an anniversary gift my wife gave the Leatherman Core. Great tool for doing just about anything.
Reality is the playground of the unimaginative
     
cybergoober
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Newport News, VA USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 4, 2009, 09:05 PM
 
I just recently received a Core as a late b-day present to replace my 13-or-so year old (and fairly worn out) SuperTool. Liking it so far. A bit bulkier than the SuperTool, but more comfortable.
     
paul w
Mac Elite
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vente: Achat
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2009, 09:45 AM
 
I'm not familiar with the freestyle technique for scoring men in leather.
     
SpaceMonkey
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 5, 2009, 09:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by cybergoober View Post
Liking it so far. A bit bulkier than the SuperTool, but more comfortable.
That's what she said.

"One ticket to Washington, please. I have a date with destiny."
     
cybergoober
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Newport News, VA USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 10, 2009, 07:33 PM
 
Heh.

The 1/8" flat head screwdriver tip is already starting to break off on the new Core...

Somehow I had forgotten about the 25 year warranty, so am sending both the Core and the old Super Tool back (hopefully I'll get a newer model Super Tool as my original has since been "retired.")

Anyone know what the average turnaround is on these things as far as warranty repair/replacement?
     
Laminar
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 10, 2009, 07:40 PM
 
I just picked up four of the Leatherman 831078 (Freestyle with 154cm blade) for some of my groomsmen/ushers. I got them on Amazon from Leatherman for $31 each.

     
Captain Big Trousers
Forum Regular
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Tahiti
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 10, 2009, 07:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
(Freestyle with 154cm blade)
Arr. How big would me pantaloons hav ta be fer a 60 incher in me pants?
     
nonhuman
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Baltimore, MD
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 10, 2009, 09:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by cybergoober View Post
Anyone know what the average turnaround is on these things as far as warranty repair/replacement?
I usually just take them into the nearest REI and they'll simply hand me a new one. Other stores that stock them will probably do the same. (I think I'm on my fifth wave now, though the current one has lasted me nearly 10 years... Didn't treat them as well as I could have when I was in high school...)
     
Laminar
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 10, 2009, 10:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Captain Big Trousers View Post
Arr. How big would me pantaloons hav ta be fer a 60 incher in me pants?
Wow, talk about a complete lack of comprehension on my part.

This multi-tool features DLC coating for scratch and corrosion resistance as well as a 154CM stainless steel blade that will hold its edge three-times as long as a traditional stainless steel knife.
154CM: An American made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality.
     
cybergoober
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Newport News, VA USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 26, 2009, 10:37 PM
 
Got my multi-tools back today. The Core seems to have been repaired (as expected.) The old Super Tool was replaced (as expected), except with a Surge. Decent upgrade, IMO. I was kind of expecting a Super Tool 300 (list $84 - though I've never seen them listed as in stock anywhere), and instead got the $115 list Surge with a nylon pouch and file attachment.
     
   
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:50 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,