The Ultimate Tool: a Leatherman New Wave Multitool

leatherman New WaveIf you are ever stranded on a desert island with only one tool, you’d better hope it’s a Leatherman New Wave Multitool.  About $65 on Amazon.

Swiss Army Knives are so… yesterday.  Since 1975, Leatherman has been producing multitools that are really useful and the New Wave model is one of the best and highest rated.  I’ve had a Leatherman for years.  I use it around the house all the time.  It’s really invaluable.

Here are the important stats on this awesome little thing:

  • Full-sized 17-tool multitool in peg package
  • Includes 2 pliers, wire cutters, 2 knives, saw, scissors, 2 files, 2 drivers, bottle opener, 2 double-ended bits, and more
  • 100 percent stainless steel construction
  • Includes lanyard attachment and combination leather/nylon sheath
  • Backed by a 25-year limited warranty
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Regular pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Hard-wire cutters
  • 420HC knife
  • 420HC serrated knife
  • Saw
  • Scissors
  • Wood/metal file
  • Diamond-coated file
  • Large bit driver
  • Small bit driver
  • Medium screwdriver
  • 8-inch (19-cm) ruler
  • Bottle opener
  • Can opener
  • Wire stripper
  • Length closed: 4 inches
  • Length open: 6.3 inches

Get your Leatherman New Wave Multitool at Amazon here.  For other highly-rated multitools, check out these on Amazon.

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