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Is this the new or old version? looks like...
Is this the new or old version? looks like the old one...
Leatherman Surge Multi-Tool
this is the best multitool ive come across. its large so its easy to handle and actually work with. the saw is truly impressive. it actually works! the knives come sharp. so sharp i had an accident and had to get some stitches. my one complaint is that my surge rusted after a couple months of use. that should just not happen with a stainless steel multitool of this supposed quality.
the BIG one
big, heavy, sturdy, and essential. i have three leathermen... i carry the surge, while i have my two boys carry my older, smaller, lighter leathermen. of course i really only need the surge, but the boys think they are big time. not for ultralighters, but this is a staple when i am packing for a week backpacking trip with the boys.
I freakin' love this tool!
The Surge is a big tool, and I mean big, smaller hands beware. The size makes it feel sturdy, indestructible even. But with that comes the weight. Weight is such a major issue to people that they may never consider this as something to take backpacking or even to carry for work. Come on, it's just over 10 ounces (listed weight must include sheath, etc), which in my mind, is nothing for the versatility, and the ability the Surge has to replace a bunch of larger bulkier items many campers still carry. The long reach of the handles and pliers can easily replace a pot grabber, cut wires and nails and repair all kinds of different gear. The screwdriver on this thing has a small reach, but being able to swap in a PosiDrive 3 bit sold in the Leatherman Bit Kit, means it becomes my repair kit for backcountry skiing as well. The saw will literally last longer than any other without dulling, and not because of some diamond blade, but because the t-shank adaptor that holds the saw on this tool will hold any t-shank blade, as in any jig saw blade sold at your local hardware store. And then there is the knife, the big burly outside opening knife, making it able to replace your other camp blades. It has a long reach, sharp factory edge, and strong lockup.
This multi took out a lot of little items in my pack (pot grabber, fixed blade knife, folding pocket saw, repair kit tools), and even if you carry none of these, you will still regret not adding it to your pack.
Bought this when I lost my last Leatherman.
I use this tool not only in the backcountry, but also at work.
Surprisingly; the screwdriver heads and scissors, as well as the pliers, are used most frequently!
Built very sturdy. The stainless steel makes it easy to keep clean.