phractal wrote:Just bought a Leatherman Juice C2 for the Miss.
Not a bad little tool. I was surprised at how good it felt in my hand. The machine tolerances are very tight and the pliers were fairly stiff to open with one hand until I oiled them. What I think I dig the most is that for a righty, which both the Miss and I are, the bottle opener deploys with one hand. We bought a bottle of wine but have yet to test the cork screw. When used in conjunction with the bottle opener, it's supposed to work like a captains knife. I'll find out tonight.
I also would like to note that the wire cuters are much better than those on my SideKick.
The thing is almost exactly the size of a BIC lighter. The Miss wanted a multitool but was turned off by the size on my SideKick. There were other Juice models to choose from but She wanted a cork screw and the C2 was the thinnest model with one.
Of my two bitches about it, the thing cost twice as much as my Sidekick and is far less capable. But I guess if She was using it all the damned time, like I do mine, She'd have gone with a bigger tool. For Her, it's a good compromise. It's small enough She don't mind carrying it. The other thing I don't care for are the anodized aluminum scales. They just feel chincy to me.
If I could make any suggestions to Leatherman, it would be to make the whole tool out of the 420HC, replace the rivits with torx screws, like on my SideKick, and spring load the pliers. They could also cut away a bit of the scale on the blade side to make for better one handed opening of the blade.
One of the cons of this tool is the corkscrew and bottle-opener as wine opening lever. You need to hold it steady when using it as such as the "lever" part (bottle opener) will slide on the lip of the glass wine bottle as you try to heave that cork out. Hold it steady with your fingers as you get the cork out. I did that Saturday night and it even bent the bottle opener some. I bent it right back with my hands and it is fine. A sommelier tool it is not. A SAK is actually better at the job.
Other than that, most used LM I have owned.