The Green Industry's Resource Center

Thread Tools   Display Modes
Old 09-04-2013, 09:41 PM
jrs.landscaping's Avatar
jrs.landscaping jrs.landscaping is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,694
Leatherman kick/ wave, we have one in every truck.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2013, 11:31 AM
rlitman rlitman is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,384
Originally Posted by PA GrassChoppers View Post
I have a leatherman brand tool but only used it a few times, perhaps that's why it is hard to open lol
Yeah, they're always way tight and rough out of the box.
Here's the secret. Whenever I get a new one, I'll put on a 1/2 hour TV show, and sit down with the Leatherman in my hands, and open and close it all the way, up and back until your forearms are sore. Usually 1/2 an hour is sufficient.

I'll then wash it out with soap and water to get the metal dust out of the joint, blow it out with compressed air, and lubricate it with a dry teflon chain lube (White Lightning is the best knife lube I've found so far). It will be smooth as glass after that.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2013, 01:19 PM
BlackCloudDiesel BlackCloudDiesel is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI.
Posts: 103
Leatherman Wave I have had at my side for 10 years. Never leave home without it.
Walker MT-GHS
Walker MD-GHS (7,100+ hrs!!)
2x Walker MD-SD
Sterling Acterra dump
Bobcat 763G
John Deere 244J articulated wheel loader
Deere 4320 tractor, Cab w/ heat and A/C
Gator 6x4 diesel
01, 06, '13 F-350
07 F-450
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:42 PM.

Page generated in 0.05790 seconds with 10 queries