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Old 05 December 2022, 12:21   #1
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Best stainless multitool (not Leatherman)

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On the current lifejacket I have an Australian multi tool that I picked up last time I was out there. It's stainless, doesn't take much maintenance and seems to hold up pretty well.

I'm aware that the cheap ones, although claiming stainless, will rest before the season is out, let alone being left alone for a couple of months at a time over winter.

I'm looking for anew tool for the new lifejacket, which means the Aussie one can stay where it is for days when that unit is used.

Leatherman produce great units at a price that'll make me cry teh day I drop it (never dropped a cheap one but...........)

So what do you all use that won't break the kids piggy banks when they but the thing for Christmas, and I won't cry when I have to buy another so they don't twig I dropped it!
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Old 06 December 2022, 10:48   #2
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Folks



On the current lifejacket I have an Australian multi tool that I picked up last time I was out there. It's stainless, doesn't take much maintenance and seems to hold up pretty well.



I'm aware that the cheap ones, although claiming stainless, will rest before the season is out, let alone being left alone for a couple of months at a time over winter.



I'm looking for anew tool for the new lifejacket, which means the Aussie one can stay where it is for days when that unit is used.



Leatherman produce great units at a price that'll make me cry teh day I drop it (never dropped a cheap one but...........)



So what do you all use that won't break the kids piggy banks when they but the thing for Christmas, and I won't cry when I have to buy another so they don't twig I dropped it!


Rescue knife (a Pacific I think). For the record, leathermans rust like buggery in salt water, I know
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I have a lomo rescue knife it’s ace but limited beyond cutting…… also they won’t ship them now which is pants unless your passing Glasgow.

https://www.lomo.co.uk/product-categ...rescue-knives/
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Old 08 December 2022, 06:57   #4
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Screwfix do a £20 De Walt multi-tool. I've no experience of it but it is cheap enough to be considered a 'seasonal' consumable.

I tend to slake my Leatherman in ACF-50 and apart from some dis-colouration, it has survived very well. I do fear the day when I try and teach it to swim though.

Another post on which knife.

https://www.rib.net/forum/f8/which-knife-84788.html
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Iíve had a scubatool in a box on the boat for years. Itís survived amazingly well with no treatment at all
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I can recommend the Lomo knives, unfortunately mine is on the seabed somewhere between Coll and Muck.
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I can recommend the Lomo knives, unfortunately mine is on the seabed somewhere between Coll and Muck.


I forgot about that
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