Discussion in 'Other Tools' started by SmilinJoe, Apr 22, 2019.
Many of you probably already knew about this tool but I didn't. I had to have it!!
I've seen those. How does it close/fold up?
The base of the left pincer disconnects and the whole head folds into the right handle I will post pics when I get home.
I edc one every day. I also use it for one thing or another almost every day.
Originally bought it as a stream side fly tying vice but it is do much handier for other stuff
Fly tying vice was the first use I thought of too.
I've carried one for 15 years. The Crunch is a great tool.
I have the Kershaw version, rides in the wife’s glove box, I edc a wave and have yet to find anything to fill it’s shoes
Wow, they've been out that long?!
I bought mine in Kuwait in 2004, so at least that long.
Yep, launched in 1999. Really great tool. The adjuster backs all the way out to reveal a hex driver. One of my favorite tools; the ideal companion to a SAK.
What!!! When I get home I'm checking that out!! Like James freakin' bond!!
Got one for my dad when they first came out, probably 1999 or 2000. When he passed away I got it back, used but not abused.
Crunch is probably my favorite Leatherman tool. Not necessarily a "one hand wonder" but darn handy useful.
I love multitools and have EDC'd a Wave religiously for years. I've seen the Crunch and at first wanted one back when they were hard to get (they seem to be more avail now?).
You guys that own one, is it that much better than having a Vise-Grip and a good folder knife? Like I said I always have a Wave on me as well as an EDC folder knife - I already have Vise-Grips of dif sizes, I could just chuck one in my bag. What am I missing other than "different strokes"?
If anyone is interested I have an On Scene Tactical concealex (like kydex) belt sheath for trade that is made for a Leatherman Crunch.
I no longer have a crunch so it is up for trade.
It can be worn on the belt or you can remove the belt clip and wear it around your neck if you wanted to.
Pm or email me at email@example.com with any offers.
By the same logic, you could drop the Wave and just carry your folder and some pliers. Better yet carry a SAK and some pliers. Or just carry pliers, a small saw and a few screwdrivers in your bag and not bother with a multitool. Regular hand tools would be stronger than a multitool, cheaper (except for a few premium brands) and easier to use. Just not as easy to EDC.
Multitools are compact and expedient. If I expect real work I will bring real tools. No offense to Leatherman, et al.
Crunch is the right mix of tools for me (including the locking pliers) plus Leatherman quality. Most other multitools have extra stuff I don't want or need.
Not everyone sees value in carrying locking pliers, so not everyone is going to want a Crunch. I always thought they were a bit of a niche product.
I totally get where you are coming from. I was gassing for a Crunch when I first saw it - still may end up with one just because.