Leatherman Tools: An Overview for Choosing the Right Tool for You

Leatherman Tools are on the list of equipment coveted by many outdoor persons, hobbyists, home improvement, military, and law enforcement persons, because they are space-saving, sturdy and convenient. The various models, such as the Fuse and Rebar, offer a wide selection of individual tools that come packed into one multitool. A brief summary of the…

Leatherman Tools are on the list of equipment coveted by many outdoor persons, hobbyists, home improvement, military, and law enforcement persons, because they are space-saving, sturdy and convenient. The various models, such as the Fuse and Rebar, offer a wide selection of individual tools that come packed into one multitool. A brief summary of the fairly extensive selection of categories in various sizes – including keychain size in pink for breast cancer awareness – can introduce you to the Leatherman world and help familiarize you with their products so you can make a more informed choice.

Under the Multitool listing, there are already six categories: Heavy-duty, Full-size, Pocket-size, Keychain, Pink Program, and Retired. There is a separate listing for Military / LE.

In the Heavy Duty category are:

Crunch (with 15 tools-in-one)
Super Tool 300 (19 in one)
Surge (21)

The Military Line consists of Duty-Specific workhorse appliances:

MUT (18 in one)
MUT EOD (17)
Super Tool 300 EOD (19)

Their Full-Size line has eight different multitools, all measuring about four inches tall when closed. These include:

Blast (16 devices in one)
Charge AL (17 devices)
Charge ALX (18)
Charge TTi (19)
Sidekick (15)
Wave (17) (their best seller)
Wingman, which includes 14 nifty gadgets

The newest member in the Full-Size category is the Rebar, which has 17 devices-in-one. It has the same sloped neck and body configuration as the Micra and Super Tool 300. You can order it in each size category as it is in the line of classic “heritage” offerings. An added feature for the four-inch size is replaceable wire / hard-wire cutters.

The Leatherman Company also produces eight models in the Pocket Size range. These somewhat smaller products are sized from 3.25 or 3.45 inches for:

Freestyle (5 devices)
Freestyle CXs (also 5)
Juice C2 (12 devices)
Juice Cs4 (15)
Juice S2 (12)
Juice Xeb (18)

The Skeletool and Skeletool CX, are somewhat larger (four inches tall when closed) and both house 7 implements.

Next in line is the Keychain Size, of which there are six models:

Micra (10 devices-in-one)
Squirt ES4 (13)
Squirt PS4 (9)
Style (5)
Style CS (6)
Style PS (8 appliances).

For those of you who might like your Keychain Leatherman in a pink version with a portion of the sales procedures allocated to support Breast Cancer Awareness, and with each tool showing the Breast Cancer Awareness symbol, the company now offers three pink choices: the Pink Micra , the Pink Style, and the Pink Style CS.

The company also has a Retired Line, which at the time of this writing, includes 27 members that are no longer manufactured, but many are still available at various retail outlets and can be purchased online.

All Leatherman tools are made using stainless steel with a rust -prevention coating, and all come with a 25-year warranty. Many are available with a black oxide finish for those who like that look.

All Leatherman products are stamped with inventor Tim Leatherman's name on each one, which is one reason why he inscribes on such high standards of quality and service.