User Review: Leatherman Wave
Source: received it as a personal gift
This is the sharpest folding blade I own. The scissors can cut anything. The saw is amazingly sharp.
- Extemely sharp and durable blades.
- It comes with a robertson bit.
- The pliers actually work!
- It's kinda heavy.
- Nowhere to store the extra screwdrivier bit.
- No hack saw.
I have been carrying this multitool for 2 1/2 years. If I am camping, fishing, or hiking, it's always on my belt.
If I'm at home, it sits in the junk drawer in my kitchen. I use it for everything. I use it to cut hard plastic packaging, cardboard, and paper. The different screwdriver bits come in handy and i often use it instead of walking downstairs to grab a screwdriver out of my tool box.
The scissors are extremely sharp.
It has a lanyard loop, so when I am in my canoe, I have it tied to my belt with a piece of paracord.
The leather sheath that came with it is great. The tool fits perfectly when it is folded, or when it's opened into a pair of pliers.
I've cut a lot of heavy gauge baling type wire and the wire cutters still work great.
Of all the knives I own, the only blade that is sharper than my leatherman blade is my filleting knife.
My opinion of a multi-tool is that it's meant to be used for everything. I don't go a week without pulling my Leatherman out and using it, and after 2 1/2 years it's not worn out. Everything still works as well as the day I got it.
I don't use the saw very often. I'm not really sure when I would need a very small saw. I would have preferred having a small hack saw. I can think of many times when I wanted to saw off a bolt head or a nut or saw down a broken piece of hard plastic on a piece of kit.
The only other thing I don't like is the weight. This thing is heavy. However, I'll lug it around everywhere because it always performs well when I need it.
I'd ask Leatherman to design a Wave that is made of lighter materials, but if they did that, I probably wouldn't pay the extremely high price that I'm sure would go along with it.
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