Although we tend to laugh at our wives’ obsessions with makeup, truth is, us men are not much different. Case in point – our obsession with tools. You start with one screwdriver, and soon you’ve got multiple pliers, scissors of various sizes, different blades and what not scattered around your garage floor. And yes, just like our wives only use 10% of their makeup, we too only use a few of our tools. If only there was a convenient multi-functional device that incorporates all the tools one requires the most – something that you could whip out of your pocket for any odd job?
Well, such a device is not a new idea. Ancient Roman craftsmen used knots of silver and iron to bind different tools together; builders in the Medieval Period would hang their most important accessories on a rope, and then a few centuries later the Swiss Army knife first appeared. However, it was in 1984 that Tim Leatherman started the commercially-made multi tools craze with his original Pocket Survival Tool. And today, there is a range of different Leatherman tools for sale to suit everyone – from DIYers to engineers.
For a DIYer like me, I found that the quintessential accessory is Leatherman Wave. This product is hands down the most popular Leatherman multi tool and for a very good reason. It combines an incredible 17 different tools: large and small bit drivers, large screwdriver, needlenose pliers, normal pliers, scissors, wire and hand-wire cutters, wire stripper, wood/metal file, diamond-coated file, serrated and clip point knives, 19 cm ruler, bottle and can openers and even a small saw. Everything is conveniently packed in a stainless steel body that can take quite the beating, believe me.
If you find that 17 items are too much for you, there are also some simpler models of Leatherman tools for sale like the Leatherman Crunch. A new member of the Leatherman family, the Rebar features the iconic bodies and sloped-neck design of famous models. However, this time the company put focus on minimalism and included only the most necessary tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, knives and can and bottle openers. Putting blue collar workers as its target demographic, the Crunch has an affordable price and features and easy to use mechanism convenient for industrial or construction-oriented environments.
Whatever tool you pick out of the wide range Leatherman boasts with, you can be sure you are getting the best bang for your buck. All Leathermen multi tools are made from 100 percent stainless steel that protects against corrosion and guarantees durability. And a strong, dependable multi-tool that has all the essential accessories should be part of every tool kit, emergency kit or car glove compartment. And if you too are constantly in a DIY mood, carrying this kind of accessory in your pocket can help you unleash any inspiration the instant it hits you.