Should I get a multi tool?

Fezman92

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I know that some EMTs have multi tools in addition to Raptors. I’m wonder your thoughts.
 

DesertMedic66

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I have one in my bag. It stays there until I have needed it which isn’t very often but times have occurred.

I carry another one with me on my flight vest.
 
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Fezman92

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Anything specific?
 

DrParasite

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absolutely. I recommend this one:
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or this one:

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some people love their multitools; I've had three over my career, and two have since been lost or discarded. personally, I don't see the attracting of carrying one; the 3rd ones stays in my duty belt, and I can't think of the last time I actually pulled it out, let alone used it.

If you want to spend the money on one, go nuts. it's your money

 

DesertMedic66

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Pretty much any leatherman will do perfect. Never had any issues with any of mine.
 

Tigger

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Carried a wave for years on my belt, but with raptors plus a knife I had essentially stopped using it. I kept leaving at the station and didn't have it for mountain bike rides where I actually used it, so now it lives in my sick red mountain bike fanny pack.
 

NomadicMedic

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Seems like the day I needed it, I didn’t have it. I just started to carry it all the time to fully insure I’d never need it.
 

MackTheKnife

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I have a Core and an OHT. Use them semi-frequently. They're useful.
 

ffemt8978

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I have a Core and an OHT. Use them semi-frequently. They're useful.
They're useful when you don't have the appropriate tool available. I carried a basic Leatherman every day and pretty much only used the pliers on the O2 tank when we couldn't find the wrench.
 

Fastfrankie19151

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I carry one that I've had for years. I broke the screwdriver recently and sent it in to Leatherman for repair. I'm getting a leatherman Wave to replace it.

If you DO decide to buy a multitool, sign up for Leatherman PRO. Do NOT ever pay full price for that stuff. https://www.leatherman.com/pro.html
You will love the wave I have one great tool I carry it daily usually in a pocket of my pants or some times on my belt.
 

The Possum

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I had a Leatherman for years. I now have a Gerber multi pliers. Honestly I don't carry either of them. I carry a knife in my pocket and my trauma shears have a cut out to open the '02 tanks. That's all I really need.
 

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