Leatherman Wave Tools

Leatherman Wave

User Reviews (10)

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Michael Nerdbucket   Downhiller [Sep 14, 2001]
Strength:

Really good for cracking nuts.

Weakness:

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.

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!

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.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
gavin   Weekend Warrior [Sep 19, 2000]
Strength:

Quality

Weakness:

none

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.

Similar Products Used: All manner of tools, from 5 dollar crap to this
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Aaron   Cross-Country Rider [May 03, 1999]
Strength:

Impeccable quality
Pliers are indispensible for bikes

Weakness:

Price

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.

Similar Products Used: Top Peak Alien
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Nikolas Ojala   Weekend Warrior [Oct 30, 2000]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

- Price maybe

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.

Similar Products Used: Wenger multi-tool knife, Victorinox
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dan   [Apr 29, 2003]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Gerber multi.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Glen Willms   Weekend Warrior [Jun 23, 1999]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

Uhm... Just the hit to your wallet

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

Similar Products Used: LeatherMan (plain)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Rhane Brill   Weekend Warrior [Feb 14, 2001]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

None really!

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)

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
Chad   Cross Country Rider [Sep 12, 2005]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: original leathermans, every tool you can imagine and some you cant.(i'm a tractor trailer mechanic)
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Fil   Weekend Warrior [May 06, 2003]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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!!

Similar Products Used: gerbers, swiss army, various pocket knives
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dean   Weekend Warrior [Mar 31, 2008]
Strength:

compactness. Many tools (the older one)

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: swiss army multi-tool
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
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