Rated 3 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 3 out of 5 by A Legend In It's Own Mind... Though Gerber gave a good try at building the ultimate multitool, sad to say the Legend 800 falls short. First, the aluminum handles-while rust resistant-make the tool unwieldy when compared to the Gerber's rival, the Leatherman Wave. The one-hand opening knife blade is VERY good, but for some reason Gerber decided to match that with one-hand opening scissors! For every plus this tool possesses, there seems to be a minus. The saw blade coupler is a neat idea which allows saw blades to be replaced with certain off-the-shelf varieties like metal or wood-cutting blades. On the other hand, the file seems very cheap and the Phillips screwdriver is very short ("stubby" comes to mind). In fact, the flats are "stubby" as well. The scissors are an unusual shape which makes cutting certain materials a chore. The pliers heads have replaceable carbide cutters which is nice, but the pliers don't open very wide and their somewhat unique shape precludes insertion into tight spots. They are spring loaded, which is handy, but the aluminum handles would probably be more comfortable to those with large hands. The textured inserts on the handles will come off if you oil the tool too much, so be careful getting oil on the handles. Fit and finish are reasonable, but my handles had runs where a protective finish had been applied to the aluminum. The components have more attention to detail. Overall, the Legend 800 is a B-grade tool at best. I do occasionally carry mine, but potential buyers might want to check out offerings from Leatherman and SOG as well. 07/19/2012
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