Leatherman Wave Tools

4.3/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00


Product Description

Leatherman Wave


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dean a Weekend Warrior from Indiana

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2008

Strengths:    compactness. Many tools (the older one)

Weaknesses:    crappy weak screwdriver blades... i have one that is bent now..should have purchased the new Swiss Army multi-tool...better material and craftmanship

Bottom Line:   
don't buy this knife unless you do wimpy project with it. Mine has a bent blade now.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   swiss army multi-tool

Bike Setup:   Schwinn aluminum frame / Shimano gearing

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chad a Cross Country Rider from Olive Branch

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2005

Strengths:    blades open without opening tool. rounded edges easy on the hands.

Weaknesses:    crappy wire cutters and small screwdriver blades tend to chip or bend

Bottom Line:   
bought this tool to replace my original leathermans tool(lost it). i have no regrets. the original and the wave have saved my ass many times.

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Favorite Trail:   the one less traveled

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Walmart

Similar Products Used:   original leathermans, every tool you can imagine and some you cant.(i'm a tractor trailer mechanic)

Bike Setup:   giant iguana, old cannondale

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fil a Weekend Warrior from Adelaide Australia

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2003

Strengths:    Comfortable rounded edges, quality, very sharp, good mix of items, nice locking and one hand open, option toolkit

Weaknesses:    Nice pouch but bad press stud, I lost my first one trail walking cos it pops open - be warned. No easy carrying for the option pack.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent for everything else the bike tool doesnt do!! Having lost one due to the crappy press stud on the pouch, I got another - that is an endorsement itself!!
Could be considered pricey, but when it comes to tools you get what you pay for. A mangled bolt from a poor tool costs alot more!!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $119.00

Similar Products Used:   gerbers, swiss army, various pocket knives

Bike Setup:   A bike with bits requiring tools

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan from Philadelphia

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2003

Strengths:    It has everything a dedicated bike tool doesn't. Compact. Better quality than most other multi tools including ones made by Leatherman.

Weaknesses:    Expensive and the small size makes it easy to loose. But I keep buying them (on my third). The knives ARE sharp.

Bottom Line:   
Biked 800 miles from Helsinki to Warsaw with my Wave and a Park MT-1 mini tool and a chain breaker. Can't live without it.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $69.00

Similar Products Used:   Gerber multi.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michael Nerdbucket a Downhiller from Exmouth

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2001

Strengths:    Really good for cracking nuts.

Weaknesses:    It sinks man, which really cheesed me off when I dropped in while sailing in my dingy. I had to use a magnet on a long stick to get it back.

Bottom Line:   
Really cool tool.
The only problem I had with it was when I used it to tease my dog. My dog bit me and I tripped and got the thing stuck up my ar*e and one of the blades like popped out so I couldn't pull it out so I had to get my friend to cut it out bit by bit with a like oxyacetaline torch... sure burnt the hell out of my bum hairs!

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Favorite Trail:   a trail left by a slug on my shoe

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   From a guy in the pub

Similar Products Used:   Spanner - which was really no good cos you could only crack nuts by smashing them with it really hard and the bits fly everywhere.

Bike Setup:   Only got one wheel at the moment cos I had to sell the rest of the bike to pay my phone bill.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rhane Brill a Weekend Warrior from Wildwood, NJ, USA

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2001

Strengths:    Tough tool; high quality stainless steel finish; easy to open and use; not heavy and VERY nice leather case came with it

Weaknesses:    None really!

Bottom Line:   
I would recommend this tool for any cyclist. The great this is I also have the Leatherman Wave Tool Adapter. I carry both items with me when cycling just in case. The tool kit is very small and tucks in nicely in my bike pack.

I would recommend this tool for both men and women. This is not "just" another tool. Be careful of the very sharp blades. I recommend the Flair or Pulse tool for younger people (i.e. great first knife/tool for a boy scout)

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Favorite Trail:   The beach trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $62.00

Purchased At:   http://www.cheapcheats.com

Similar Products Used:   I also own a Leatherman SuperTool. I prefer this one because the edges are rounded and it makes it easier to hold. I also think it's a little lighter then the Super Tool.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nikolas Ojala a Weekend Warrior from Tampere, Finland

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2000

Strengths:    + The nylon belt pocket, always with me
+ Very useful screwdrivers, blades, cutter etc.
+ Good stainless steel


Weaknesses:    - Price maybe

Bottom Line:   
This beats all the red Swiss multi-tool knifes. Really a tool, not a toy. I really would buy this again. No wonder that other makers have copied the idea. Because it is always with me, I have used it almost every day to some purpose since I bought it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $85.00

Similar Products Used:   Wenger multi-tool knife, Victorinox

Bike Setup:   Just a mountain bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gavin a Weekend Warrior from regina

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2000

Strengths:    Quality

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
You get what you pay for. The best multi tool on the market. Better than the old Leathermans in comfort and safety, I don't leave home without it, in fact I have two.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   All manner of tools, from 5 dollar crap to this

Bike Setup:   raven

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Glen Willms a Weekend Warrior from Kelowna, BC

Date Reviewed: June 23, 1999

Strengths:    
High Quality
Very comfortable to use. Quick access tools...


Weaknesses:    
Uhm... Just the hit to your wallet


Bottom Line:   
By it, for work, for play. Great for everything... Pull it out with pride... Mine is always in my pocket.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
LeatherMan (plain)


Bike Setup:   
Doesn't matter... works anytime, anywhere

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Cross-Country Rider from Santiago, Chile

Date Reviewed: May 3, 1999

Strengths:    
Impeccable quality
Pliers are indispensible for bikes


Weaknesses:    
Price


Bottom Line:   
I bought this shortly before a 2 week bike trip and it proved outstanding. The quality is excellent and the pliers saved our butts again and again.
My only complaint was the price. It was $125 down here, but it should be a fair amount less. Note also that the wire cutter section of the pliers is not effective for cutting cables on your bike.
Overall, highly recommended. A must if you any long distance traveling in remote areas.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Top Peak Alien


Bike Setup:   
1999 GF Big Sur

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