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Pros Small, well-built, good selection of toolsSophisticated, comprehensiveCompact, light, with multiple carry options, smart, effective toolsComprehensive, well-made, aftermarket accessories and carry optionsLarge, excellent construction, full-size functions, customizable
Cons Small, flexible pliersHeavy, expensiveFew featuresProprietary bit driver, no pocket clip includedHeavy and large; limited portability. Proprietary bit driver
Bottom Line A small, keychain-ready piece of equipment you can keep with you all the time for everyday tasksThe sky-high standard by which other multi tools are comparedClever and clean, with only a few tools, all of which are executed well for everyday carryAll you should need, with proven pedigree, at a forgiving priceThis tool pulls no punches: it optimizes for function at the cost of portability
Rating Categories Leatherman Squirt PS4 Leatherman Charge+ TTi Leatherman Skeletool CX Leatherman Wave+ Leatherman Surge
Functions (40%)
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9
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8
Construction Quality (25%)
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Specs Leatherman Squirt... Leatherman Charge+... Leatherman... Leatherman Wave+ Leatherman Surge
Number of Functions 8 19 + bits 5 + bits 18 + bits 19 + bits
Weight (ounces) 2.0 oz 8.8 oz 5.0 oz 8.5 oz. 9.5 oz with case 12.2 oz. 14.3 oz with case
Locking Tools? None All but pliers All but pliers All but pliers All but pliers
Pliers Type Spring-loaded pliers Needlenose with wire cutters, crimper Needlenose with 2 wire cutters Needlenose, regular, wire cutters, hard-wire cutters, crimper Needlenose, regular, wire cutters, hard-wire cutters, crimper
Tools Accessible Without Deploying Pliers All Blades, saw, file Blade Blades, saw, file Blades, saw, file
Blades and Type 1 straight drop point 1 serrated gut hook type, 1 straight drop point 1 straight drop point 1 straight, 1 serrated 1 straight, 1 serrated
Scissors Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Number of screwdrivers 2 1 integrated. Many bits included, with more available aftermarket for proprietary driver 4 included, more available aftermarket for proprietary driver 5 included/integrated. More available aftermarket for proprietary driver 4 included, more available aftermarket for proprietary driver
File? Yes Yes, wood/metal and a diamond-coated file No Yes, wood/metal and a diamond-coated file Yes, wood/metal and a diamond-coated file
Saw? No Metal and wood No Yes Yes
Openers Bottle Can and bottle Bottle Can and bottle Can and bottle
Other important Features None Ruler, cutting hook, wire stripper None Ruler Ruler, awl, wire stripper
Sheath Included? No Yes No Yes Yes
Other carry options Key ring attachment Pocket clip, key ring Carabiner style clip, pocket clip Pocket Pocket
Closed dimensions (Length by thickness, in inches) 2.3 x 0.5 4 x 0.8 4.3 x 0.6 4 x 0.7 4.5 x 0.8
Open Length (Pliers) (inches) 4 in 6.2 in 6.2 in 6.3 in 7.1in
Open Overall Length (Primary blade deployed) (inches) 3.8 in 7 in 6.8 in 6.9 in 7.6 in
Length of Primary Blade Effective Edge (inches) 1.5 in 2.8 in 2.6 in 2.8in 3.1 in
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