I take lists like this with a BIG grain of salt. Leatherman has so much more exposure in retail stores, so that's all that a lot of people see and buy.Wide reader agreement for Leatherman multitools: http://lifehacker.com/five-best-multitools-512033104
Good point techieman33, the marketing aspect has much to do it seems with consumer opinion. Multi-tools are no exception.I take lists like this with a BIG grain of salt. Leatherman has so much more exposure in retail stores, so that's all that a lot of people see and buy.
I like to think I am informed and not the subject of good advertising. I still prefer Leatherman over Gerber, but I also prefer one with less attachments or implements. I want pliers,phillips and straight screwdrivers, blade. Anything else makes it heavy. I don't need a saw, a bottle opener, or wine opener. I don't drink wine and I can open bottles with anything handy, including the side of the tool, almost any blade on it, a bic lighter, hammer, stapler.........I take lists like this with a BIG grain of salt. Leatherman has so much more exposure in retail stores, so that's all that a lot of people see and buy.
Of course I usually lose the dang thing before I break it. That or my sons do.Leatherman is absolutely AMAZING about their repair/replacement warranty. There are absolutely no problems. If there's something wrong, they will fix it or give you a new one. Just send it in to them. Done. Even if there is a "better brand" out there, it's highly unlikely that they would beat Leatherman's service. Thus it's a no brainer.
It's not as readily available in stores, and most will just get what they can find locally. If your an electrician the wire stripper add on is a must have.So little love for the SOG! I've had my Power Assist for 2 years now and love it.
The primary features I enjoy are the exterior blades, the compound leverage, and the ease of opening it.
I have only seen one other LX have one in the past 2 years and it makes me sad. Especially because everyone who sees or uses my tool rather likes it. I think that SOG just isn't as large of a name as Leatherman, so when a lot of us go out to buy tools, we don't do much shopping for other products, only those we've heard of.
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So far years of use and my two best friends are always there safe and secure.