User Review: Leatherman Skeletool
Price Paid: $60-ish
I own 2 of these bad boys. I lost the first one, and had to buy a second one to replace the first. A year later I found the lost one in my basement couch. That pretty much says it all about this tool, so valuable I had to have it in my life.
What I love about this tool is that I can clip it to my pants pocket like a pocket knife, but then it also has the pliers, screwdrivers, and functionality of a Leatherman while not being as heavy other Leathermen. My life and work dictate the need for a light weight tool that has all these functions.
I do have a few negatives on this guy.
I've bent the pocket clips on both of these knives easily. I clip it to my pocket and then the clip would get stuck on something while I was working and bend. That stinks. i've had to take the clips off and re-bend them. I hope you read this Leatherman.
The philips head strips under heavy use. Maybe I work it too hard, maybe a stiffer metal. Just a suggestion. The skeletool is no different then my Leatherman Supertool in that the wire cutters on the pliers did not take much use to become marred. I guess all leatherman wire cutters should only be used to cut thinner wire.
All those harsh negatives being said, I still have a Skeletool in my pocket all day everyday.
Ebay was the cheapest place to buy a Skeletool.