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Leatherman Tread

#1  Postby Macdoc » Apr 02, 2019 4:49 pm

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Tool chest on your wrist.

https://www.leatherman.com/tread-425.html

Scouts delight ....be prepared... :coffee:
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#2  Postby aban57 » Apr 02, 2019 5:07 pm

I'm not sure many scouts can afford this...
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#3  Postby Svartalf » Apr 02, 2019 5:13 pm

yeah, that thing is freaking expensive for what it is, especially as I'm not sure the various tools are that practical to use.
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#4  Postby Hermit » Apr 02, 2019 5:39 pm

Would you be able to walk in to an airliner with that?
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#5  Postby I'm With Stupid » Apr 02, 2019 5:48 pm

I've never really got what Leatherman's are supposed to be about. I don't get why they're so expensive compared to a million other multitools. I mean obviously this bracelet is more for show. Nobody's turning up to a building site with one of those.
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#6  Postby Animavore » Apr 02, 2019 5:52 pm

My girlfriend bought me a Leatherman for my birthday a couple of years ago and I lost it two weeks ago. :cry:
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#7  Postby The_Piper » Apr 02, 2019 7:26 pm

I have a Leatherman multi-tool that I lost for like 7 years, but now it's found again. It's certainly a high quality item, but not worth the mark ups over generic $12 ones.
This bracelet isn't very practical in comparison. It's a neat bracelet, I'd offer around $3.49 for it. :dopey:
Hermit wrote:Would you be able to walk in to an airliner with that?
One of the reviews said he had it confiscated at an airport. :doh:
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#8  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 02, 2019 8:10 pm

Nice baubles.
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#9  Postby Matt_B » Apr 02, 2019 8:17 pm

Scouts will just get the cheap knock-offs that'll start appearing a few weeks from now.

Mind you, where are the pliers? They're the one vaguely useful thing that a Leatherman has that you don't get in a Swiss Army knife.

It's not like that many people use a genuine Swiss Army knife either.
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#10  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 02, 2019 8:41 pm

Matt_B wrote:Scouts will just get the cheap knock-offs that'll start appearing a few weeks from now.

Mind you, where are the pliers? They're the one vaguely useful thing that a Leatherman has that you don't get in a Swiss Army knife.

It's not like that many people use a genuine Swiss Army knife either.


They tend to go overboard these days with the number of tools. Often missing out the classic stone remover from horses hooves.
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#11  Postby laklak » Apr 03, 2019 2:52 am

Can I remove the cylinder heads from a 6V-53 Detroit with that? No?

Fuck use is it then?
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#12  Postby zulumoose » Apr 03, 2019 6:10 am

I have carried a Leatherman Wave every day that I have worn a belt for over 20 years. It has come in useful a ridiculous number of times, and everything on it still works perfectly. I have also used it for many things it was not designed for, such as levering things open (even manholes), hammering, chiselling, hanging as a plumb-bob weight, hair trimming, and many others I don't recall right now.

The price is high, but the quality and utility over time makes it well worth it.
What is missing for everyday carry is a light source and ignition source, both of which are on my keyring.
I also recently added a new leather pouch and a perfectly sized torch as a companion tool that slots onto the pouch.

The tread, OTOH, I regard as a an overpriced and rather pathetic gimmick.
The tread is like a 4x4 that has low profile rims and no ground clearance, the practicality is theoretical only.
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#13  Postby Animavore » Jun 19, 2019 4:49 pm

Animavore wrote:My girlfriend bought me a Leatherman for my birthday a couple of years ago and I lost it two weeks ago. :cry:

Found it under the couch! :awesome:
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#14  Postby Svartalf » Jun 19, 2019 4:52 pm

congrats on finding your toy again
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#15  Postby laklak » Jun 19, 2019 4:57 pm

I keep one in each of the cars, they come in handy on occasion. Most of what I do requires tools with a bit more substance, though. Just had to buy a 36 inch, 1/2 inch drive socket breaker bar. I got torque, man.
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#16  Postby The_Piper » Jun 19, 2019 5:02 pm

laklak wrote:I keep one in each of the cars, they come in handy on occasion. Most of what I do requires tools with a bit more substance, though. Just had to buy a 36 inch, 1/2 inch drive socket breaker bar. I got torque, man.

I have a ratchet that long. $2 at a yard sale, and it even has it's own case. :mrgreen:
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#17  Postby Cito di Pense » Jun 20, 2019 7:25 am

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#18  Postby laklak » Jun 20, 2019 2:36 pm

I used mine to take the flywheel off an outboard motor. Barely managed to break it loose. I am not now the strength which in old days moved flywheels and main bearings, but that what I yam I yam.
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#19  Postby OlivierK » Jun 22, 2019 10:53 pm

Any socket wrench can be made into a 48" socket wrench with 48" of galvanised pipe of appropriate internal diameter. Just saying. :grin:
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#20  Postby OlivierK » Jun 22, 2019 11:10 pm

Matt_B wrote:Scouts will just get the cheap knock-offs that'll start appearing a few weeks from now.

Mind you, where are the pliers? They're the one vaguely useful thing that a Leatherman has that you don't get in a Swiss Army knife.

It's not like that many people use a genuine Swiss Army knife either.

I have a genuine Swiss Army knife in my pocket at pretty much all times unless I've had to fly somewhere. It usually just sits there, but when you need it, it's good to have it. It's done more small jobs than I could count (and opened a lot of beer bottles :grin:).

My current knife is 20 years old, and in almost as new condition. I had a Chinese knockoff at one point, it lasted about 18 months, and then fell apart, despite getting far less use than my usual.
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