My Leatherman Wave Review
The Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool is one of the most famous multi-tools in the world today. First conceived in 1998, it was re-designed in 2004 with larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters, and all-locking blades.
This International best-seller is made in Oregon, USA. An excellent and well thought out tool, it offers access to all its tools while in the folded position. It operates exactly like a pocket knife except for the fact that it has a lot more options.
Many accessories and parts such as a nylon sheath, a quick-release pocket clip, a lanyard ring, a bit driver extension, and a 21-piece double-ended bit kit can all be added to this tool to increase its functionality.
Name: The Leatherman Wave
Price: 99.85 (Sept. 25, 2017)
Best Place To Buy: Amazon.com
Overall Rank: 98 out of 100
Featuring 17 Tools
- needlenose pliers
- regular pliers
- Hard-wire cutters
- wire cutters
- wire stripper
- 420HC knife
- 420HC serrated knife
- spring-action scissors
- ruler 8″, 19 cm
- can opener
- bottle opener
- wood/metal file
- diamond-coated file
- large bit driver
- small bit driver
- medium screwdriver
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
- Arguably the best multi-tool on the market
- main blade length 2.9″
- all locking features
- One-handed operation
- stainless steel construction
- blades stay sharp and are easy to access
- all tools are high-grade tools
- bit driver extension available aftermarket
- 40-bit set available aftermarket
- 25-year guarantee
The Bad and the Ugly
- a bit heavy at 8.5 ounces
- some tools can be stiff to open initially
- all in all, an excellent product with very few negative things to say about it
Who is the product for?
This is an excellent product for anyone who spends a lot of time in the great outdoors. A great companion to any survival kit and toolbox. Don’t forget to include this tool in your “emergency preparedness” kit.
It will not replace your entire garage or workshop of tools, however, this is a very solidly built tool, easy to hold and easy to carry around on your belt.
It comes with a leather sheath or you can purchase a belt clip if you so desire. There are many accessories and parts that can be purchased aftermarket.
The makers of this tool have so much confidence in this tool that they offer you a 25-year guarantee.
Where else and how often do you see such confidence in a product!
Comments, Questions, and Suggestions
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