Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40
Very well-made quality multitool. Extremely convenient as an EDC tool or to throw in your pack. Definitely worth what I paid for it.
- Fair price
- Well designed
Replaced two of my EDC tools, pliers, and a pocketknife. It doesn't include mini-scissors, opting for instead a knife-sized saw blade, which is very effective.
Both the pocket knife and saw blade are accessible without unfolding the tool, and are very quick and easy to open. When the tool is opened, the pliers have a hold-open spring contained internally in the pliers themselves. The flat-head and phillips screw drivers are large enough to use, and the knife-sharpening-file is effective aswell.
Also included is a leather carrying pouch and a pocketclip.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35
Great for everyday use.
- Leatherman brand
- Play in the players joint
If it weren't for the price ($35 from EMS), I would be disappointed in the small play. Hopefully Leatherman is not starting to sacrifice American-made quality for profit margins, and we (last reviewer and me) just got a bad production batch.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $28
The Sidekick is half the price of most other Leatherman products and about 90% of what you expect from Leatherman. A bit heavy for the pocket but generally well made and functional. A good buy.
- Well made
- Lots of useful tools
- Smooth edges make it easy on your pockets and hands
- A bit heavy
- Just a bit of play in the handles
I bought a Sidekick from Amazon for $28 including shipping so it was a bargain I could not pass up. I liked the Skeletool but the loose screwdriver bits tend to disappear leaving you with a semi-functional tool. The Skeletool is certainly lighter, but boils down to a blade and a pliers after you lose the bits.
All the tools on the Sidekick are firmly attached and are easily deployed. However, the one handed opening of the blade takes practice. The leather pouch is not terribly useful unless you plan to hang it on your pack by the caribiner. For pocket carry it is redundant.
The spring-loaded pliers are well-made and functional. I did not try the wire cutters but they do not inspire confidence as they do not touch. I am not sure this tool is one you should rely on for saving your bacon in the back country but for daily carry, it is a nice piece of hardware.
I would recommend it to friends.
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You can never be too prepared for a zombie outbreak. One minute you're just getting it done at work, and the next you're running for your life as hordes of undead surround your building. The only thing between you and death (or worse) is your Leatherman Sidekick Multi-Tool. This 15-tooled combo is ready to help you cut, saw, and screw-drive your way through any obstacle.
A great choice for first-time users, the original Portland, Oregon multi-tool manufacturer is making you your very own Sidekick. This handy tool has all the features you need to get your project done, at a fraction of the cost. The handy, outside-accessible blades mean you can open the knife with just one hand and rounded handles make getting a grip around their all-new, spring-action jaws easy and very comfortable. Stainless steel and backed by a 25-year warranty first choice, or handy second backup, you can't beat the value of the Sidekick.
- Ramsey Outdoor
Leatherman, the Portland Oregon multi-tool manufacturer is making you your very own Sidekick, so you always have backup.
The handy, pocket-size Leatherman Sidekick multitool has a wide range of the tools you need to get your project done, at a fraction of the cost of other tools. 420HC stainless-steel blades are accessible from the outside and can be opened easily with one hand. Rounded handles offer a sure and comfortable grip; spring-action jaws make using the pliers a breeze. Features straight and serrated blades; medium, small and Phillips screwdrivers, bottle and can openers and a 1-in. ruler. Also includes spring-loaded regular and needlenose pliers, spring-loaded wire cutters, wire stripper, metal file, fixed lanyard ring and removable pocket clip. The Leatherman Sidekick multitool comes with a leather sleeve and convenient carabiner accessory (not intended for climbing).