Just a little selection of nice things...
This is not going to be an article about bashing the Wingman. Some impressions and thoughts about it instead could perhaps be welcome. Many times with MTs people tend to forget to
some degree that it could be a very nice set of tools in the pocket. On the internet and YouTube you can already find the pros and cons about most aspects of it so I would like to give my impression too. Honestly with Leatherman MTs I like the Wave and large
models the best. This models is more a budget friendly MT and perhaps this is best to be used in combination with other tools and knives. On SAKs you can find budget friendly models and more top notch knives in the same fashion. Budget friendly can mean many
things with production methods and the number of functions just to mention two factors quickly.
Opinel is a Company that makes very friendly knives for the wallet and you get
much cutting performance for the buck. You will find small production variations on the virobloc and how tight it is. Usually never any problem and it is a blessing how well they perform. I have a few Opinels that I have used with both Sandvik stainless and
In my experience with SAKs and knives the obvious size of the category and functions is the indication for what use it is made for. I have the same impression with Opinel and Leatherman as well.
Somehow when I know I will need the use of a complete MT then it is usually always the SwissTools
I grab with me and so far this philosophy never fails. For many people it is the large Leatherman tools and they are just as happy.
people got some advantages because we learned from the knives and the selection of tools for what designation it will work the best. So I used the same mindset on all other MTs and pocket knives too. This is a smart decision that usually always succeeds but
One thing I know many talk about is the cutting section of the pliers on the wingman MT. It is a different design and the cutting section will meet when force is
applied. Perhaps it could be more precise so less force is needed. Then again on several MTs today you have inserts on the cutting section and that is very nice because very expensive Tools can get damages there when cutting tough materials. I guess its been
many a foul word expressed when this happens? More than likely I would guess. My tool is brand new and the second wingman in my collection. Nothing wrong with the first one it is just a possibility for comparison
personally. Besides the cutting section I like the pliers very much. It would be a very nice help for a number of tasks. In combination with a fixed blade or SAK this would be even greater. The little versatile file with screwdriver tip is nice. I do miss
the metal-saw function because having such can be handy and good for safety too.