Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Leatherman Skeletool Review -

Leatherman Skeletool – 830846

There are a number of different models available.  CS, CX, etc.  This is the plan and simple Skeletool.  Nothing additional to add to the end of the name.  

The model number is 830846

$34 on Amazon at the time of this video

5 oz.

25 year warranty.

This is pocket-sized multitool even though it is often referred to as full size.
Roughly 4 inches in length and an inch a quarter wide.


There is a pocket clip that is removable.
Stainless steel body.
420 high carbon stainless steel blade – partially serrated
Holds an edge very well.  Chisel ground. 2.5 inches in length
Needlenose pliers – not the finest point but certainly good enough.
Regular pliers
Hardwire cutters
Wire cutters
Knife combo
Carabiner and bottle opener
Large bit driver
Handle bit storage
Locking blade
Philips head and straight heads.  Easy to access. 

I consider this a dual purpose multi-tool.  In other words it has two main uses in the way that I use it.  You have the pliers aspect and then you have the knife aspect.  Sure it has a bit driver but that isn’t of any concern for me 99.9% of the time.

Heave duty basic multi-tool.  Has some good features but lacks the kitchen sink.

Awesome finish and quality.  Very tight movements and I like that. I don’t care for a loose tension.

I personally care this for backpacking but honestly there are some multitools that I would consider better for the job.  I do prefer having a saw, a can opener, file, etc.  Biking yes.  EDC, yes.

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