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Well, I'll Never, Ever, Do That Again. Like Ever!

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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  


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Posted September 25, 2012 - 09:48 PM

I went out for a late night ride on the MF1650 last night, and didn't take along
my handy, dandy multi-tool (Leatherman)

I'll never do that again.
I managed to get the front left wheel all wrapped up in an old wire fence line.
Being it was dark, I had to keep it running, for the lights, and the exhaust on that
machine, is right there, in your face.

What a treat it was getting it untangled.
From now on that tool is in my pocket. All the time.
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Posted September 25, 2012 - 09:59 PM

Mine is always on my belt. I carry an old Gerber multitool. The case it came with was crap, but I found that an old .45 mag pouch was a perfect fit. Looks better too.

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 10:01 PM

Will, sorry to hear of your misfortune tonight. You are 100% right on target though. Always carry your multitool with you.

Some call it everyday carry, others being prepared. I keep a multitool and small flashlight on my belt all the time. I find I use both of them all the time.

I carry a Swiss Tool from Victorinox.

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:08 PM

I carry the G2 , it has saved my a$$ more than once. I use it every day at work, Cant do with out it. It drives me nuts if I dont have it



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Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:20 PM

Sorry to hear you got wrapped up Will, but am glad to hear you and the Massey are OK.

Leather man tools in my pocket for years. Like missing an appendage when it isn't.

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:30 PM

Radio station been overplaying some Taylor Swift? LOL
Sorry that happened Will. Glad you're ok.
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Posted September 26, 2012 - 04:06 AM

I too have a Leatherman multi-tool, and it is very handy.
Another item in my pocket is a 4" adjustable wrench. The maintenance supervisor at works calls it a "Save the World" wrench.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 04:40 AM

Sounds like your evening didn't go so well for a while,Will.Sorry to hear it.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 05:24 AM

Sorry to hear of the mishap! Hope no damage to the 1650! I have several different multi-tools, one of which is a Leatherman 'Core'.




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Posted September 26, 2012 - 09:18 AM

Sorry to hear of your problem! There is a leatherman Fuse on my belt at all times. Wear it in the office, Church or whatever I'm doing(Except Sleeping). As Backup there is a Swiss Army knife and an old uncle Henry in my pocket.
I've refused to get on an airplane since they have said I can't take it with me. Guess I'm old enough to be a bit cantankerous?

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 10:10 AM

Nothing makes ya feel more like a tool than not having the tool ya need! Glad you made it home before the wolves got ya!
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Posted September 26, 2012 - 02:45 PM

I got a Leatherman Core, saved me a couple of times. I've been in positions though were the Core wasn't working for job and i had to run back to the shop or to the hardware store for something. Nothing gets ya more than missing the tool you need. Thankfully I think I got it all now.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 03:11 PM

Sounds like one of those Homer Simpson moments there Will! I'm glad that you got yourself and the Massey untangled without too much trouble. I know what you mean about the exhaust in your face too! I have for years carried a multitool most of the time. I swore by the Gerber for years, but slowly came to realize that while the blades are superior, the rest of the tool, made of the same steel as the blades, is too brittle to be of much use as a serious tool. Work issued me a Leatherman Core about 3 years ago and it has really grown on me. The blade is sufficient and holds an edge well and the rest of the tool is extremely tough and durable. Like many have said, I feel naked without it! 85% of the jobs that I encounter at work can be handled with the tools I have in my pocket and on my belt...they are: My Leatherman, a 4" and 8" adjustable wrench, a small Mag light, and a 6 in 1 screwdriver. The 75 Lb. tool bag is there for the other 15% LOL.