Choosing the right gift is challenging. If you're like many, gifts you've given or received in the past were soon forgotten and relegated to a box or shelf in the closet. This year, give a gift that will get used on a daily basis—give a multi-tool.
Multi-tools are versatile devices—compact enough to carry in a pocket or a purse—and they feature a variety of essential smaller tools for tackling everyday tasks, such as slicing open boxes, tightening loose screws, opening bottles and a wide array of other activities. When it comes to multi-tools, it's tough to beat the robust quality produced by Leatherman.
Whether you're shopping for a teen, an avid outdoorsman, or a DIY aficionado, one of the following nine Leatherman multi-tools is guaranteed to be appreciated and actually used.
The CURL®: A Great First Multi-tool
Featuring all the gadgets a first-time multi-tool user needs, including pliers, a bottle opener, a wire cutter, and 12 more essential tools, the Leatherman CURL® is a top-notch stocking stuffer. This compact tool measures just 4 inches long and 1.24 inches wide when closed. One of the handiest things about this multi-tool is the ability to open and operate any of the included tools using just one hand, leaving the other hand free. The CURL® is a great way to introduce newbies to the benefits of a quality multi-tool.
The SIGNAL®: The Ultimate Camping Accessory
The SIGNAL multi-tool from Leatherman offers a multitude of helpful devices that will make camping a breeze. Among its 19 tools, users will find a Ferro rod for starting a campfire, a hammer for driving tent stakes, and a diamond-coated sharpener for honing hunting knives or ax blades. The SIGNAL also comes with a knife, saw, and other essential tools to make camping, hiking, or trekking simpler and safer. Stow it securely on a belt or backpack strap until needed.
The FREE™ P2: A Wiring Wonder and So Much More
Featuring 19 tools, including wire cutters, a wire stripper, needlenose pliers, and a variety of screwdrivers, the FREE P2 multi-tool from Leatherman has all the devices necessary for replacing old switches and outlets. For the DIYer on your list who can never seem to find all the different tools needed for simple home-wiring projects, this multi-tool is just the ticket. Plus, it's ready for a range of other household tasks.
The RAPTOR® RESPONSE: Emergency Response Multi-tool
Do you have a person in your life who seems to be prepared for anything and everything? Look no further than the Leatherman RAPTOR RESPONSE multi-tool that features sharp shears with ceramic-coated handles for cutting away clothing or a jammed seatbelt, a ring cutter for removing a misshapen ring, a ruler, and an oxygen tank wrench. The Raptor Response steps up as a high-quality tool that performs multiple functions, which is ideal in emergency scenarios. Plus, it comes with a clip for convenient belt carry, so it is always easily within reach.
The SKELETOOL® RX: Commute With Confidence
Whether the gift recipient is a teen who will be driving for the first time or a seasoned truck driver, the SKELETOOL RX offers peace of mind and the tools necessary to break a jammed car window or cut through a stuck seat belt strap. The SKELETOOL RX also comes with pliers and wire cutters for making minor auto repairs on the fly. Stow the tool in a glove box or console, or attach it to a cord via its secure carabiner clip and hang it from the rearview mirror for quick access.
The WAVE® +: Around-the-House Aid
The WAVE+ multi-tool is the perfect device for the person who's always looking for a screwdriver, wire cutter, file, or knife but doesn't want to lug around a heavy toolbox. The WAVE+ comes with 18 tools, including pliers, wire cutters, wire strippers, a ruler, files for sharpening blades and smoothing rough edges, and even bit drivers for tightening loose drawer knobs or tightening screws. The WAVE+ features one-hand operation, so the user doesn't need both hands to use the tools.
The SURGE®: Indispensable Handyman's Helper
For the person on your list who does a little bit of everything, the Leatherman SURGE multi-tool will become the most appreciated gift this year, and you may want to pick one up for yourself at the same time. It comes with a total of 21 tools, including multiple screwdrivers, wire cutters, pliers, and knives, along with files, an 8-inch ruler, and more. No DIY job will be left undone when there's a SURGE multi-tool in the house.
The FREE™ T4: Purse- and Pocket-friendly EDC
The Leatherman FREE T4 is among the top multi-tool options for someone looking for an everyday carry (EDC) device that won't take up a lot of room. It offers 12 fundamental tools that will come in handy throughout a typical day. The tools include spring-action scissors, four screwdrivers (one of which is small enough to use on eyeglass screws), and tweezers. As it weighs less than 4 ounces, it can easily be carried in a pocket, purse, or backpack.
The SUPER TOOL® 300: The Ultimate Companion
For the person who needs the most durable of tools, the Leatherman SUPER TOOL 300 won’t disappoint. It offers 19 tools and locks some of the devices in place to exert more pressure or torque. It includes heavy-duty pliers and screwdrivers for tightening loose hinges or bolts, wire cutters and strippers for electrical work, and a saw for small trims. The sloped-top handle design makes it comfortable and easy to use even with gloves on. This is a serious multi-tool designed for the toughest tasks.
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