Leatherman tools have been my go-to multi-tool for decades. A lot of gun owners refuse to buy their tools after the company’s owner publicly endorsed John Kerry in 2004. I don’t care about the man’s politics. I care about his products. I met him in person at SHOT Show a few years back and he was very humble and down to earth, someone you could have a beer with and talk tools.
What I like about Leatherman’s products is that their warranty is very good, their products are made in the USA and the engineering and materials of the product are sound.
I have used my Leatherman Wave to help restart a car on the side of the road (which was the original problem that Tim Leatherman had on a European vacation that inspired him to invent his first multi-tool), to get guns running back at the range, and to fix countless numbers of “Dear, will you take a look at this….” problems around the house.
From tightening a loose battery connection to removing a wayward finishing nail from a heel (ouch), the Leatherman Wave has done it all for me and then some.
I have sent my Wave back to the factory for some warranty work. I was having a problem with one of the tools having a sharp edge where it wasn’t quite supposed to and it came back fully cleaned with all the blades sharpened and the offending edge buffed down to my liking. Their warranty department did the work quickly and at no charge.
As gun owners, we tend to love tools. We love them because they make our lives easier. They help us take things that are broken and make them work again.
The other tool I have in my range bag is the Leatherman MUT. It’s every bit as useful as my Leatherman Wave…and more. The great thing about it is the seatbelt cutter/flat edge that lets me pull on stuck bolts or drive a wayward staple in or a stubborn takedown pin out.
Everyone has a favorite tool that they like to keep in their range bag just in case things go sideways, and you’ve heard about two of mine. What’s your favorite thing in your range bag that you won’t leaving home without?
(Besides extra ammo….)