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    Cooler than an i-phone

    The Leatherman pocket survival tool.

    And Leatherman is celebrating their 25th anniversary. For all the snobs out their they have introduced the Dorado collection which only costs $40,000.

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    Re: Cooler than an i-phone

    LOL. For some reason, I have a fascination with these things, too. I have the little one that I hook to my key chain...I use that thing all of the time (I got the one with scissors, not the mini pliers).

    I have two or three of the bigger ones, one in the garage, one in the shed, one at my desk. I need to back off.

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    Re: Cooler than an i-phone

    I've been looking for a $40,000 Multi-tool!

    Jon, Do you keep the $40, 000 or $12,000 around your garage/shed/desk?


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    Re: Cooler than an i-phone

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneFan03 View Post
    I've been looking for a $40,000 Multi-tool!

    Jon, Do you keep the $40, 000 or $12,000 around your garage/shed/desk?
    I don't think I have ever spent more than $30 on any one. The bigger ones are knock offs


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    Re: Cooler than an i-phone

    Me and 8 other guys quite possibly owe our lives to my Leatherman Crunch.

    During the initial invasion of Iraq, the HMMWV in front of us lost a rear wheel at 60 mph. We stopped to assist, and when the driver switched off, fuel starts running out from under the engine compartment of our vehicle onto the ground. The rest of the column keeps moving, leaving two broken-down HMMWVs sitting on the side of the road.

    While the guys from the HMMWV in front of us are piling their crap into our HMMWV, I pop the hood of ours, and see immediately, that one of the fuel injector lines had broken off at the B-nut where it enters the engine.

    Right about this time, Hadji pulls up with a white Toyota pickup on the overpass behind us, and starts putting rounds from an AK into our general direction. Some of the guys start shooting back, some are still piling junk into our HMMWV, and I whip out my Leatherman Crunch, take off the B-Nut (those things are torqued on pretty good, btw) push the remaining fuel injection line through the B-Nut and then flange it with the Leatherman's knife blade. (Which I broke the tip off doing, but I was a little stressed, you know?)

    Somewhere about this time, some Hadji-dude had snuck up to the now stripped HMMWV that broke down, and set it on fire with a gasoline bomb.

    I managed to get the B-nut tightened down to "Guttentite" torque standards, and we got away (obviously). It was a sloppy job, and the HMMWV ran like crap, but it ran good enough to get to the next Convoy Support Center, and get a new line installed.

    I am very, very sentimental toward that Leatherman. I still have it, and the tip of the knife blade is still broken off, but I like it that way, now.


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    Re: Cooler than an i-phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Me and 8 other guys quite possibly owe our lives to my Leatherman Crunch.

    During the initial invasion of Iraq, the HMMWV in front of us lost a rear wheel at 60 mph. We stopped to assist, and when the driver switched off, fuel starts running out from under the engine compartment of our vehicle onto the ground. The rest of the column keeps moving, leaving two broken-down HMMWVs sitting on the side of the road.

    While the guys from the HMMWV in front of us are piling their crap into our HMMWV, I pop the hood of ours, and see immediately, that one of the fuel injector lines had broken off at the B-nut where it enters the engine.

    Right about this time, Hadji pulls up with a white Toyota pickup on the overpass behind us, and starts putting rounds from an AK into our general direction. Some of the guys start shooting back, some are still piling junk into our HMMWV, and I whip out my Leatherman Crunch, take off the B-Nut (those things are torqued on pretty good, btw) push the remaining fuel injection line through the B-Nut and then flange it with the Leatherman's knife blade. (Which I broke the tip off doing, but I was a little stressed, you know?)

    Somewhere about this time, some Hadji-dude had snuck up to the now stripped HMMWV that broke down, and set it on fire with a gasoline bomb.

    I managed to get the B-nut tightened down to "Guttentite" torque standards, and we got away (obviously). It was a sloppy job, and the HMMWV ran like crap, but it ran good enough to get to the next Convoy Support Center, and get a new line installed.

    I am very, very sentimental toward that Leatherman. I still have it, and the tip of the knife blade is still broken off, but I like it that way, now.
    That, my friends, is an awesome story.



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    Re: Cooler than an i-phone

    Leatherman has to be the coolest, most useful invention ever.

    I'll be using one to put on my brand new ISU plates later this afternoon...


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    Re: Cooler than an i-phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Me and 8 other guys quite possibly owe our lives to my Leatherman Crunch.

    During the initial invasion of Iraq, the HMMWV in front of us lost a rear wheel at 60 mph. We stopped to assist, and when the driver switched off, fuel starts running out from under the engine compartment of our vehicle onto the ground. The rest of the column keeps moving, leaving two broken-down HMMWVs sitting on the side of the road.

    While the guys from the HMMWV in front of us are piling their crap into our HMMWV, I pop the hood of ours, and see immediately, that one of the fuel injector lines had broken off at the B-nut where it enters the engine.

    Right about this time, Hadji pulls up with a white Toyota pickup on the overpass behind us, and starts putting rounds from an AK into our general direction. Some of the guys start shooting back, some are still piling junk into our HMMWV, and I whip out my Leatherman Crunch, take off the B-Nut (those things are torqued on pretty good, btw) push the remaining fuel injection line through the B-Nut and then flange it with the Leatherman's knife blade. (Which I broke the tip off doing, but I was a little stressed, you know?)

    Somewhere about this time, some Hadji-dude had snuck up to the now stripped HMMWV that broke down, and set it on fire with a gasoline bomb.

    I managed to get the B-nut tightened down to "Guttentite" torque standards, and we got away (obviously). It was a sloppy job, and the HMMWV ran like crap, but it ran good enough to get to the next Convoy Support Center, and get a new line installed.

    I am very, very sentimental toward that Leatherman. I still have it, and the tip of the knife blade is still broken off, but I like it that way, now.


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    Re: Cooler than an i-phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Me and 8 other guys quite possibly owe our lives to my Leatherman Crunch.

    During the initial invasion of Iraq, the HMMWV in front of us lost a rear wheel at 60 mph. We stopped to assist, and when the driver switched off, fuel starts running out from under the engine compartment of our vehicle onto the ground. The rest of the column keeps moving, leaving two broken-down HMMWVs sitting on the side of the road.

    While the guys from the HMMWV in front of us are piling their crap into our HMMWV, I pop the hood of ours, and see immediately, that one of the fuel injector lines had broken off at the B-nut where it enters the engine.

    Right about this time, Hadji pulls up with a white Toyota pickup on the overpass behind us, and starts putting rounds from an AK into our general direction. Some of the guys start shooting back, some are still piling junk into our HMMWV, and I whip out my Leatherman Crunch, take off the B-Nut (those things are torqued on pretty good, btw) push the remaining fuel injection line through the B-Nut and then flange it with the Leatherman's knife blade. (Which I broke the tip off doing, but I was a little stressed, you know?)

    Somewhere about this time, some Hadji-dude had snuck up to the now stripped HMMWV that broke down, and set it on fire with a gasoline bomb.

    I managed to get the B-nut tightened down to "Guttentite" torque standards, and we got away (obviously). It was a sloppy job, and the HMMWV ran like crap, but it ran good enough to get to the next Convoy Support Center, and get a new line installed.

    I am very, very sentimental toward that Leatherman. I still have it, and the tip of the knife blade is still broken off, but I like it that way, now.
    You should send this story to Leatherman Tools because IMO it's an awesome story. I'm sure they'd love to hear of the exploits their tools are used for and might even ask to use it as a testimonial.



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    Re: Cooler than an i-phone

    Wow these are expensive, even without the fancy artwork...



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    Re: Cooler than an i-phone

    Quote Originally Posted by mkcrawford View Post
    You should send this story to Leatherman Tools because IMO it's an awesome story. I'm sure they'd love to hear of the exploits their tools are used for and might even ask to use it as a testimonial.
    Except they might change the part about the knife breaking...maybe it was shot off and you didn't notice it....maybe?


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