Recently, he began not to arrange for some parameters the multi-tool EOD PowerLock from SOG. Although I still consider it optimal for a set of tools among all multitools. According to the search results, I decided to purchase and try the Leatherman Surge multitool. On the manufacturer’s website, its equipment and some parameters are indicated, but we will not repeat it and focus on what is not written there.
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The multitool Leatherman Surge arrived with a standard leather case, in which there are two compartments. One directly for the multitool itself, and in the second a dermantine case for interchangeable tools. On arrival there was a file.
Characteristics figures Leatherman Surge, which are not on the manufacturer’s website.
The knife is 8.2 cm long, 2.1 mm thick.
Sererator knife length 8.2 cm, thickness 2.2 mm.
Scissors total cutting edge length 2.2 cm, thickness 1.5 mm.
Saw total cutting edge length 6.3 cm, thickness 1.5 mm.
Nippers working length 1.1 cm.
The maximum opening width of the jaws of the pliers is 4 cm.
By the way, on Leatherman Surge, unlike other models of multitools, there are three nippers: ordinary, strong and powerful, plus one crimp. The photographs are shown in circles. Leatherman Surge vs. Leatherman Charge.
The ruler immediately upset that it was impossible to measure it normally. Just put the risks, between which the numbers, one can only guess where exactly the mark of 2 or 4 centimeters for example. However, a closer inspection revealed that there are risks corresponding to the numbers, they are elongated and brought to the inside of the handles, which, however, does not add convenience when working with the ruler.
Learn more about filling handles and tools for Leatherman Surge multitool.
In one handle.
1. Powerful flat screwdriver length 3.6 cm, thickness 2.4 mm, width of the working part 8 mm, thickness 1.6 mm. I’m even at a loss to say what can be turned with such a screwdriver.
2. No less powerful awl 4.5 cm long and 1.6 mm thick at the end and 2.5 at the base.
3. Holder for small bits with a flat and Phillips screwdriver. Since I have a second such bit, I plan to grind a Phillips screwdriver under a thin awl.
In the second hilt.
1. Holder for large bits with a flat and Phillips screwdriver-bit.
2. Can opener and bottle opener with wire stripper.
The features of the Leatherman Surge multitool include a holder for standard saws from a jigsaw, which you can always choose for yourself. In shops and bazaars they are full. And for wood, and for metal, and plastic, and diamond, and with different teeth … the cost is from 3 hryvnia and above. So instead of sawing an aluminum corner or some kind of bolt with a file included in the multitool, it will be much easier and with less effort to make it an appropriate interchangeable file.
If there are not enough options for two-way bits from the manufacturer, an extension adapter for standard bits will come to the rescue. It is inserted into the holder for large bits, magnetized, the flat bits from Leatherman are also suitable for it. With the same adapter, it becomes possible to twist and unscrew something in deep holes or in inaccessible places, where you just can’t crawl.
Leatherman Surge is equipped with a retractable half ring for the safety cord. It extends from the side of the saw, it is not immediately noticeable, therefore, sometimes it remains without the user’s attention.
If you do not have the capabilities of a half-ring, you can put a signature ring with an enlarged hole or a clip on Leatherman Surge. They are mounted in the slot provided on the side of the scissors and are tightened by the standard retainer. They sit on the multitool tightly, with virtually no backlash.
The advantages and disadvantages of Leatherman Surge multitool can be argued for a long time, but you must admit that its potential capabilities are impressive. In the photo below, its complete set is still not completely complete..
The new Leatherman Surge multi-tool with removable 154CM steel wire cutters can be purchased at the X-Gear online store. In white and black options for external coating.