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AMAZON Prime - Leatherman 830850 Skeletool CX Multitool $52.89 LOWERED!

IE_dealfinder 64 February 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM in Home & Home Improvement (2) More Amazon Deals
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NOW $52.89! (thx to fire787)

Was $54.88

This is the lighter "CX" version with carbon fiber handle. I've waiting for these to drop below $55 again. Smilie

Cheers!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XU43IC/

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#16
I have had this knife/multitool for a couple years now and it's what I carry when I need to pack a knife. I am not sure how much weight the CX version shaves off because I haven't seen the non CX in person to compare them, but as far as multitools it is the best one I have ever owned. I love how it has a manageable pocket knife form factor.

It is an excellent tool for day to day situations, and I hear it works well in a pinch if you are in an IT position. If you carry a pocket knife or a multitool or both this is the perfect replacement. I'll admit it has opened more beers and cut more boxes than anything else, but I love having the drivers and pliers handy when they are needed.

My only complaint really is the weight. This thing is meaty even with the CX construction, but I suppose the weight adds to the durability.

Edit:

Forgot to mention that I love the non-serrated blade on this model, but this might be a downside to some.
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Quote from BloodGain View Post :
Can anybody tell me the length of the knife blade? It looks like ~3", which would work for my needs.

I'm on the fence. I'd like to carry a little more than a knife without taking my full-size Leatherman Wave on days I'm just sitting at the office. It's a good deal, I'm just trying to decide among the many things I could be spending money on right now :-)

It's 2.5" along the cutting edge
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Quote from Ryuk View Post :
does the law permit to carry this anywhere in public, can i use it for self protection?
Not sure this would be for self protection, more of a tool than a weapon
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Quote from Ryuk View Post :
does the law permit to carry this anywhere in public, can i use it for self protection?

Depends on your state.

But in general, this can be kept on your person except in private places as per their rules and some public institutions such as Gov't buildings, airport gates, some universities.

Here's California's laws:

http://zknives.com/knives/article...laws.shtml
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love my regular skeletool
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Not sure this would be for self protection, more of a tool than a weapon
It's a weapon in the right situation. I feel much safer when I have it in my pocket. Only time it won't help is during a gun fight.
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Quote from jho8 View Post :
Not sure this would be for self protection, more of a tool than a weapon
It isn't designed for self protection, but the blade is pretty intimidating. It also folds out in a way that locks unlike some multitools. It could be used in defense, but it isn't the best option. There really isn't anything to keep your hand from slipping up onto the blade if you make hard stab.
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#23
Quote from cal3thousand View Post :
This thing might save your life in the right situation. Worth $55 now?




This is so true. I only have 2 multi-tools that have lasted me in my life and they are both Leatherman. The original Leatherman that I have has been abused and left in salty tackle boxes only to be revived by a little WD-40 and maintenance.

The Leatherman Skeletool CX goes everywhere with me. I missplaced it for 2 weeks in the crack of my car seat and I felt vulnerable and naked that whole fortnight Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
Everyone in my office floor tries to borrow it whenever they need a tool.

I would have a hard time justifying this purchase at full price when the non CX version is about as good (just a lesser blade and no CF inlay). But at $55, this thing is a good deal.
i cant justify spending this much money and get the slap with tax.. the best was a few years ago when the non cx version hit $30 bucks Smilie bought 3 flipped one.. one remains un flippable.. no matter how low i went so its sitting in a box somewhere. the other is with me. and yup feel naked without it. thats the feeling this thing has.. the other multi tools by leatherman are bulky and i lost them all some how... this has a clip and the form factor is lovely $30 -$35 not a penny more cx or not
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#24
How this is compared to the "Leatherman 830846 Skeletool Multitool"
http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-...+skeletool
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Quote from cal3thousand View Post :
It's 2.5" along the cutting edge
Thanks. It's a little on the short side, but not a deal-breaker. I have a Gerber Evo Jr. I don't carry because it's a little too short for my taste, but this has more functionality and a more substantial handle.

On the fence I stay, I guess, unless they sell out or bump the price before I make up my mind.
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Quote from toton View Post :
How this is compared to the "Leatherman 830846 Skeletool Multitool"
http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-...+skeletool
It's significantly lighter in that it's partially made of carbon fiber which also, some claim, gives it a bit of a softer feeling in the hand, Also, the blade is of better quality on CX (or at least used to be when it was the serrated blade). It's also looks a lot better, but that's a matter of opinion of course.

I don't own either (yet), but did a lot of reading up on reviews to compare them and believe at this price point, the CX is a better value based on feedback from people who owned both.
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Quote from cal3thousand View Post :
This thing might save your life in the right situation.
meh. I've had a good run.
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Quote from Oysterhead00 View Post :
It's significantly lighter in that it's partially made of carbon fiber which also, some claim, gives it a bit of a softer feeling in the hand, Also, the blade is of better quality on CX (or at least used to be when it was the serrated blade). It's also looks a lot better, but that's a matter of opinion of course.

I don't own either (yet), but did a lot of reading up on reviews to compare them and believe at this price point, the CX is a better value based on feedback from people who owned both.
Thanks!
based on Amazon, both of them weigh 5 oz, but this could be inaccurate.
I am just looking for a reason to pay the extra $15 between the two Smilie
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#29
Quote from DukeofDeals View Post :
This has hit as low as $45. I'd bite at $50. Nice unit.
Yeah... I don't need it right now so I put in a price alert and might get it when it's under $50 again.
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#30
$55 is not bad for a durable, portable toolkit. You may pay $5 for a philips screwdriver, another $5 for a flathead. A pair of scissors may cost $3 or $4, and these make excellent nail clippers ($2-$3). A solid pocket knife and all the accouterments therein run from $25-$30. A pair of pliers may cost $15. All that together costs $55--but it fills a miniature toolbag. The Leatherman fits on your belt or in your pocket.

I'm a proud owner of the Leatherman Wave. I take it with me wherever I go. If I don't have any luggage to check, I'll mail it ahead of me. Otherwise, I get separation anxiety :-)
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