Enlightened By My Super Tool
Well I have had my Super Tool now for 9 years and it has survived rock shows, medical emergencies and most of all save my life in my opinion. Well this is a simple story so here it goes...
I was living with some good friends of mine after a very nasty separation. I had nothing and for me to work they were my saving grace. During this stay I had been doing some repair to their home, seeing as how they had a beautiful baby girl coming. Well there was a huge problem and that baby was coming. Their bedroom was as cold as outside and, for them to keep the baby with them in there, the only option was to get it repaired and sealed right. I stepped in and after 7 or more hrs of work it came down to a weather sealed plug to seal off a wicked draft coming in right by their bed.
***Now Warning ALWAYS SHUT OFF BREAKER REGARDLESS HOW EASY THE OPERATION***
So with everything ready I began what I thought would take two minutes. YA, RIGHT! First I had to secure the outlet now while holding the outlet in the center due to the previous guy leaving so much feed. I had to push it in (a generally safe place if wired correctly) with my Leatherman. I was ready to insert each screw with some pressure and my Leatherman slipped and ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZAppp! My hand clenched down and, with such quick pressure, squishing my Leatherman. It was like a spring and my hand was free in seconds. So I was left with a numb arm, a permanent weld mark on my Leatherman, and half of my friendís place with a poor electrical system now fried. Ahhhhhhhhh &*%" where the only words that could be heard throughout the house.
Well, it got worse. It was winter and with the power off, the pipes froze. Bang! Splash! Now water was pouring in from the side of the house and I was now frantic. 1 Hr later the electrician shows up and informs me that the whole place was wired backwards. Yes, I said, backwards and he continued to tell me if I hadnít almost become fried Canadian critter then it could have been worse in time.
3 1/2 hrs later the plumber has finished the plumbing and the electrician has secured the majority of the house power and everything turned out ok. Now I had some time to sit and check out my Leathermanís damage. Well it survived as noted above a weld mark on the pliers. I was so impressed. I thank you Mr. Leatherman for making such a tool that saved my life. I now just purchase my second too,l a Wave, which will be used to help me do my job as a First Responder and Health and Safety Rep for a Contracting firm in Northern Ontario. Hats off to you and the hard work of all your employees on a product leading perfection.
North Bay, Ontario, Canada