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    Posted: 03 December 2022 at 2:11pm
i've sadly lost my leatherman, RIP

so i'm now looking for a replacement. does anyone have a particular recommendation? 
i suppose it would be too much to ask for a specific sound tech / rigger multitool

can also make a thread about tools you love / can recommend to others i guess :]
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headtorch, recently got a petzl bindi and i love it. super tiny and very bright. USB charging too.

miniware TS80P - incredible usb C soldering iron, i can't imagine living without it

recently got a wera kompact screwdriver set, and while expensive, it is absolutely great
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I had a leatherman Wingman in the past which was great, and when that went walkies at a gig I got a Surge which has been even better.  (and also have a little T4 for going away camping and hiking)

Nothing wrong with gerber and other multitools, but leatherman really are a step above in quality, I wouldn't buy anything else these days. 

Other sound tool I couldn't do with out now is a Sound Bullet https://sonnectaudio.com/

Designed and manufactured by a friend "Italian Dave", an Italian sound engineer who's been living and working here in Glasgow for years now, it's honestly the best sound test tool available just now for problem solving and testing while setting up a system. LOADS of different functions and uses, so much crammed into such a small package, and excellent built quality. Dave Rat had jumped on them and done a big interview and tour of the factory in Italy where they're manufactured, and they've been getting rave reviews from everyone. Some good youtube videos that go through all the features and uses etc. 

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Another Leatherman tbh.
If it ain't broke (but lost) don't fix it (replace)
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Oooh them sound bullets look superb
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I gave up owning nice leatherman type tools and just grab a couple of the cheap ones in lidl or wherever when I see them.
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As handy as a Leatherman / Gerber is, for an emergency situation…

They’re never a decent substitute for the proper tool for the job.
Decent set of side cutters and some Wera Screwdrivers and you’re already many times more productive. 

Basic plug in tester and voltmeter an essential, decent torch so you don’t drop your phone when trying to use it as one, couple of Y split cables with Convertcon’s in the middle to get you out of jail, a handful of wago’s, a label printer, also electricians scissors are well handy! Surgical forceps for fishing things out of little gaps, quad spanner, the list goes on…
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I like the look of the sound bullet... Will pick one of those up I recon.

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Originally posted by dylan-penguinmedia dylan-penguinmedia wrote:

As handy as a Leatherman / Gerber is, for an emergency situation…

They’re never a decent substitute for the proper tool for the job.
Decent set of side cutters and some Wera Screwdrivers and you’re already many times more productive. 

Basic plug in tester and voltmeter an essential, decent torch so you don’t drop your phone when trying to use it as one, couple of Y split cables with Convertcon’s in the middle to get you out of jail, a handful of wago’s, a label printer, also electricians scissors are well handy! Surgical forceps for fishing things out of little gaps, quad spanner, the list goes on…


Yes - the list of essential tools is long. It ends up being a decent well-stocked toolbox, but saying that, I always have a decent torch - and my trusty Swiss Army knife on board when working!   Smile



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Surely OPs point is a pocket sized cover all replacement.
We all should have a well stocked toolkit ..

Leatherman all the way!
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A multi tool is, in almost all circumstances, the wrong tool for the job. The knives are never as sharp as they need to be - they go blunt and people still use them, where as a cheapo snap blade is always sharp, or a snap away from being sharp. The screwdriver bits round screws far too easily, where as a good quality screwdriver leaves no trace on a fastening. The scissors are good for trimming your nails I guess, but if anyone has used a pair of CK electricians scissors then they know how poor the multi tool offerings are in comparison. 

I used to wear a leatherman by default, and it took me a good long time to come to terms with the above facts. 
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