Just got my Leatherman Charge TTi

yalskey

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I just got my Leatherman Charge TTi in the mail today. I've never owned any multi-tool, so this one is my first. I believe this is the top-of-the-line, cream of the crop Leatherman you can get right now. I got it for US$100 from a website I will not say because I don't want to spam, or seem like I'm spamming.

Anyways, the first thing I noticed when I took it out of the box was "Man, this thing is really heavy duty". It really is built like a tank and you will know that as soon as you put it in your hand. This is daddy's tool son :)

Everything is so well thought out and it totally makes sense. I didn't even need the directions. The only thing I had to look up is the built-in landyard ring, and how to install the pocket clip and quick-release lanyard ring.

Everything feels super strong on these. Every tool locks solid in place. The cutting tools are sharp as razors. The pilars feel like I could crush a ball bearing in there. Top notch... as serious tool.

So in conclusion, I hate it.

LOL, just kidding.
 

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It sounds like its a peice of garbage, not even worthy of a trash can... send it to me + I'll properly dispose of it for you!
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If that price included the bit kit, please pm me also with the site. Thanks. :rock:
 

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Ahhh, heck with it. Since a bunch of people are asking for the site I got it from, I'll just post it here. MOD --> I'm really not trying to spam, but I'm getting requests as to where I got it from.

http://www.leatherman4less.com/detail_leatherman_chargeTTi.html

You have to add it to your cart in order to see the US$99 price.

Might I add also that this site has EXCELLENT SERVICE!!! And I'm not just B.S.ing here. I order the TTi with the Leather Sheath and they accidentally sent me the nylon sheath (the box was labeled leather, so it's an understandable mistake). I sent them an email, and within the same hour they had replied with "Sorry about that, the leather one is in the mail to you as of now"!!!

The very next day I got the leather sheath in the mail. They even threw in a cool Pelican 3AAAA pen light for FREE to make up for the mistake. Plus, they didn't need me to send back the nylon case or anything... they didn't even verify my story before they sent out a new one!

This is the kind of company CPFer's need to support. Excellent customer service.

I swear, I have nothing to do with this company.... I'm just a fellow CPFer who found a good deal that turned out to be a great deal!

p.s. The leatherman TTi DID come with a bit kit! Although it wasn't the full 21 peice double sided bit kit... it has like 6 or 8 double sided bits in it.

Sorry Mods if you think this is spamming... didn't mean any foul here :)
 

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JNewell said:
Not sure I agree. :) The pliers are, for me, the most valuable part of the Leatherman, and I don't like losing jaw surface to the crimper on the XTi and the TTi.


The TTi is supposed to have like 50% stronger pliers verses previous generations. That's what I read anyways.
 

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lukestephens777 said:
I just got a Leatherman Charge Ti! Fantastic tool. Got it for $60 US off ebay!! Not quite as good as the Tti though!
Did it come with all the accessories? A sheath? A bit kit? Was it under the full warranty? Was it new or used?

Good deal never the less (whatever that means :)
 

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I just ordered my TTi - when I get it' I'll do a "first impressions" review - and in about 6 months, or less, a long term review

I've always ahd a "problem" with the knife blades on various multi tools - I have hope for the TTi
 

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The knife blade on the TTi is pretty good. It's slender and meant for slicing / cutting (get it... / slash cutting :)

It's made of S30V which is pretty much the best steel for knives besides ZDP-189.

I can easily open it up, use it, and unlock and close it with one hand.

Seems pretty solid for most light to medium duty cutting.

KC2IXE --> Did you order it from 4lessdepot.com???

Oh and one more thing guys... keep in mind that the "Ti" is different then the "TTi". The TTi, the one that I got is the next generation of the Ti. Maybe since the Ti model is phasing out is why a lot of you are getting it for US$60 and 70. The "TTi" model is suppose to have 50% stronger pilers and a bunch of other refinements over the "Ti".
 
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I've had Ti for a long while .... I frikkin adore it !

I'm not sure the TTi pliers are 50% stronger as the design is almost identical to the Ti ..... but I'm hoping they have "refined" the new version ..... and love the kick *** steel on the main blade !! :D
 

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yalskey said:
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KC2IXE --> Did you order it from 4lessdepot.com???

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Yeah - I did.

Think is - me and knives - I'm seriously PICKY about knives - went through oh, 10 hunting knives before I spent the $$$ and ordered a custom made to what I wanted. For a dress pocket knife, I probably went through 20-30 before I ordered a custom. For heavier edc - I've even ordered a custom, which I carried for oh, 5 years - but I still don't have one I'm totally happy with (that was a DC Munroe Chimera - it is the knife that made me HATE any recurve at all on a knife - I will NEVER buy a knife with ANY recurve on the blade again - I like flat stones for reshapening - and you just cant do that with a recurve - otherwise a GREAT knife)

The BEST I expect the blade on the TTi to be is "OK" - if it gets MORE than an OK - I'll be a VERY happy camper. Good blade steel, and blade shape are a start - how is the heat treat, the lockup, etc
 

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I love my Ti Charge. It's easily the best multi-tool I've ever owned and has saved the day on more than one occasion.
 

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KC2IXE said:
Yeah - I did.

Think is - me and knives - I'm seriously PICKY about knives - went through oh, 10 hunting knives before I spent the $$$ and ordered a custom made to what I wanted. For a dress pocket knife, I probably went through 20-30 before I ordered a custom. For heavier edc - I've even ordered a custom, which I carried for oh, 5 years - but I still don't have one I'm totally happy with (that was a DC Munroe Chimera - it is the knife that made me HATE any recurve at all on a knife - I will NEVER buy a knife with ANY recurve on the blade again - I like flat stones for reshapening - and you just cant do that with a recurve - otherwise a GREAT knife)

The BEST I expect the blade on the TTi to be is "OK" - if it gets MORE than an OK - I'll be a VERY happy camper. Good blade steel, and blade shape are a start - how is the heat treat, the lockup, etc

Yeah, ok, you are picky :)

Don't expect to be impressed with the blade on the TTi. It's a decent blade for general purpose cutting, but it isn't anywhere near the custom end dedicated knives you can get. It's more of a utility knife than a blade that encompasses all your ideals. You won't be affraid to actually use it for "dirty" work then either.

Everyone needs a knock-around blade once in a while.

Glad to hear you ordered it. It's just about the best Leatherman made... just try not to get too ultra picky about it... :)
 

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yalskey said:
Yeah, ok, you are picky :)

Don't expect to be impressed with the blade on the TTi.

The big question is - will it be good enough to surplant the knife on my belt. If it is - GREAT - doesn't have to be perfect. If it isn't - it'll replace my original leatherman that sits in the backpack, and the original will get stuffed in my wife's glovebox, or my desk drawer, or whatever

I'll overlook a "non perfect" blade to gain the rest of the tool - to a certain pain threshold - the question is - will it be above or below that threshold
 
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