Pros: Included Tools, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Locking, Overall Quality, Finish
Solid, handy multitool
This is a great multitool, the tools on it cover just about every basic need. I've cut small tree limbs with the saw, drywall with the serrated blade, and all sorts of stuff with the plain blade. Bits of powder from the drywall stuck to the serrated blade and I neglected to fully clean it off for a day or so, when I did, there were rust spots on the blade--not a big deal I cleaned them off with some steel wool and a rough sponge (small stains were left, I don't think I cleaned it properly). I often used the large flat-head screwdriver to scrape and pry at small things. I didn't put the pliers through any heavy use, and I didn't use the wire cutters. I ended up giving it away as a gift! I wrapped some faux leather cord around the sheath because I thought it might separate at the seam inside the belt loop in time (a friend of mine had his leather leatherman sheath wrapped in two zip ties to keep it together, his was quite old), and it all held up nicely. The clasp rusted and was sticking at one point but I hit it with a wire brush and some oil and it was fine after that. I had the rebar on my belt when I was digging and getting wet. I know for sure that dirt, wood bits, and dust got into the moving parts, and maybe even water, too--but it held up just fine for a few months until I oiled it. I'm going to check out the leatherman 300, but this is the smaller version and its nice because it doesn't weigh down your belt too much and its small enough to be legal in most areas.