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Top 5 Best Leatherman Multi-tools

Updated on April 4, 2012
Quality Multi-Tools since 1983
Quality Multi-Tools since 1983

Are you looking for the perfect gift idea for for his birthday, Christmas, Father’s Day, or maybe even Valentine’s Day? A Leatherman multitool is one of the most useful and practical gifts for men that you can buy. He'll love it more than the tie or socks you got him last year! A Leatherman is a super tool manufactured to the highest quality standards and able to accomplish all sorts of job or hobby tasks. Leatherman tools are a great investment for any tool or emergency set.

Leatherman full-size multitools come in a variety of thirteen different configurations to make tough jobs faster and easier. From the powerhouse Leatherman “Surge” featuring 21 tools in one, to the compact Leatherman “Skeletool” which has seven, you are sure to find the perfect Leatherman multitool that can get the job done. Here is a list of the top five best Leatherman mutlitools that can tackle the toughest jobs.

Leatherman Wave

The Leatherman Wave is the most popular full-size multitool, and with good reason. This tool features outside accessible blades which are able to be deployed with just one hand. A 2004 redesign equipped the Wave with even larger knives, stronger set of pliers and longer wire cutters for even more versatility. The Leatherman Wave features 17 top-quality tools such as needle-nose and standard pliers, bottle and can opener, wire cutters, serrated and clip point knives, saw, scissors, two bit driver sizes, two file types, a ruler, and even an eyeglass screwdriver bit for those pesky tiny screws. The Leatherman Wave is available in stainless steal and black oxide versions and comes with either a leather or nylon sheath. Along with a standard Leatherman 25-year warranty, the Leatherman Wave is the best multitool money can buy. 

Leatherman Surge

The Leatherman Surge is the largest Leatherman mutlitool with 21 tools-in-one. The Surge features longer knives and pliers than any other Leatherman multitool and has the capability of opening four tools while the handle is closed. The Surge has a super-sturdy locking mechanism to ensure safety when using any of the blades. A nice, unique feature of the Leatherman Surge is the special blade exchanger where blades and files can be exchanged for the desired configuration. The Surge is also equipped with the strongest set of scissors with more squeezing power which makes cutting jobs a breeze. The Leatherman Surge is equipped with needle-nose and standard pliers, bottle and can opener, wire cutters, serrated and clip point knives, saw, scissors, two bit driver sizes, two file types, a ruler, an awl and a blade exchanger. The Leatherman Surge is a do-it-all MacGyver tool built for the toughest jobs. 

Leatherman Skeletool

The Leatherman Skeletool is a great combo multitool with a cool less-is-more design. At a mere 5 ounces, this Leatherman multitool is proof that big things come in small packages. The Leatherman Skeletool is an award-winning multitool featuring 7 excellent tools for making everyday jobs to complicated tasks easy. With the Skeletool, you get a stainless steel clip point straight/serrated combo knife, needle-nose and regular pliers, 2 wire cutters, a bit driver with 2 bits, bottle opener and a carabiner clip. The Leatherman Skeletool also features a removable pocket clip for easy carrying. The Skeletool is just what every man needs in a great looking package.

Leatherman Charge TTi

The Leatherman Charge is actually a combination of two other great Leatherman multitools, the Charge AL and Charge ALX. The Charge TTi has been fitted with premium comfort titanium handles giving it a sexy, sleek look. But looks aren’t what gets the job done. The Leatherman Charge TTi is a true workhorse among multitools. The Charge TTi boasts 19 of the most useful tools along with 8 interchangeable driver bits. The Charge TTi’s arsenal includes an S30V stainless steel knife, serrated knife with cutting hook, needle-nose and standard pliers, bottle and can opener, 2 wire cutters, wire stripper and crimper, saw, scissors, two file types, a ruler and 8 separate driver bits for different applications. If you're tired of searching for the right tool when you need it, try the new Charge TTi. 

Leatherman Super Tool 300

The Leatherman Super Tool 300 is a heavy-duty use multitool built for the working man. The Super Tool 300 is outfitted with the strongest set of pliers the Leatherman company has ever produced. The Leatherman Super Tool 300 has a sloped-top handle design that makes it easier to reach into those tight places. The Super Tool 300 has 19 tools that are ready to handle the roughest jobs. You get needle-nose and standard pliers, bottle and can opener, 54CM removable wire cutters, 154CM removable hard-wire cutters, stranded-wire cutters, wire stripper, electrical crimper, serrated and clip point knives, saw, scissors, 3 separate screwdrivers, wood/metal file, a ruler, and an awl. The Leatherman Super Tool 300 is just like having a toolbox on your belt. 

About Leatherman

In 1983, Leatherman has been producing the finest multitools on the market and all are backed by a 25-year guarantee. Leatherman was in the news in October 2010 for donating Leatherman Wave multitools to 33 miners who had been trapped in a Chilean Mine for more than two months. Each Leatherman Wave was engraved “Nuestros 33 Heroes”. Leatherman also made donation during 2009’s Haiti Relief effort and has a long history of donations in support of disaster relief operations.


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      SHAR NOR 

      7 years ago from Miami, FL

      This is cool. Thank you for sharing this great info about the Leatherman Multi-tools which seem to be the best. Bravo.

    • GAbaptist profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Alaska

      Thanks for the reply Wesman! I'll bet the same people who heckle you would be the first ones to ask to borrow your mini when they get in a jam!

    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      9 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Now this is really cool. I've been thinking (okay, I thought about it exactly one time, but now it's twice) about writing a hub about my key chain Leatherman mini; folks have heckled me a bit when I've told them that I paid $35 bucks for it, but it really is a very handy little tool to have around when you don't have anything else.


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