Multitool Leatherman Wave Plus is an updated and improved version of Multitool Leatherman Wave. One of the most popular in the line of multitools Leatherman. The main difference in the new model is replaceable wire cutters, which are easy to replace in case of wear or breakage..
Multitool Leatherman Wave Plus, characteristics, set, functionality, advantages and disadvantages of tools, overview.
Leatherman Wave Plus retained all the tools of the previous Wave model. In addition, it improved the design of pliers and locks on both blades, file and saw. So, it can still rightfully be called one of the most functional and balanced in terms of a set of tools in the line of multitools produced by Leatherman.
Key Features of Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool.
Number of functions: 18
Folded Length: 100 mm
Blade length: 7.37 mm
Material: 420HC Stainless Steel, Black Oxide
Included: leather or nylon case
Official Warranty: 25 years from the date of purchase
Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool Tools.
1. Pliers for working with small parts.
2. Grip for bolts, nuts and cylindrical parts.
3. Replaceable wire cutters for soft wire and wires.
4. Replaceable wire cutters for thick, stiff and hardened wire and wires.
5. Crimp tool for electrical connectors.
6. Wire stripping tool.
7. 420HC high carbon stainless steel blade.
8. 420HC high carbon stainless steel serration blade.
9. Saw on wood.
10. Spring-loaded scissors.
11. The ruler is 8 inches / 19 centimeters.
12. Can opener.
13. Bottle opener.
14. File for wood and metal.
15. Diamond file.
16. The holder for large bits with the bat Phillips # 1-2 3/16 Screwdriver.
17. Eyeglass Screwdriver Phillips / Flat Tip Bit Holder
18. Flat screwdriver.
+ Fixing ring.
The Leatherman Wave Plus multitool is available in two finishes for handles and tools: white polished Stainless Steel and black oxidized Black Oxide. It comes in a blister or a cardboard box of a new design, and depending on the model, comes with a leather or nylon case.
Pliers and grip for bolts, nuts and other parts on Leatherman Wave Plus multitool.
The main tool of the Leatherman Wave Plus multitool is pliers and a grip for bolts, nuts, cylindrical and other parts. Pliers are well suited for holding small objects, for working with small parts or for work requiring precision. Their shape allows you to work in narrow and inaccessible places..
Replaceable wire and wire cutters have become even more convenient to use. However, they have one, very significant drawback. The fact is that the captured nut, bolt or cylindrical part is too close to the cutters. Therefore, if care is not taken, a bolt, nut, or part can be damaged by the sharp edges of the cutting pliers, which, with strong uncontrolled pressure, will certainly crash into them.
Pliers are bred quite widely. In any case, they can easily capture and work with an inch-diameter pipe (2.54 cm). The shape of the handles is ergonomic, so when working with nippers and pliers, you can make great efforts without any unpleasant sensations for the palms.
Simple and serrated blade, saw and file of Leatherman Wave Plus multitool.
Under the covers of the Leatherman Wave Plus grips, from the outside, are located:
420HC steel knife with conventional cutting edge.
420HC steel serrated knife.
Wood and metal file with diamond file.
All these tools are removed and put into working position without folding the multitool handles. In addition, both knives can be easily opened with one hand using special holes in the blade. In the open position, all these tools are firmly fixed with integrated locks.
Opener for cans and bottles, holder for large bits of multitool Leatherman Wave Plus.
Inside the cavity of one Leatherman Wave Plus handle is a universal opener for cans and bottles along with holders for large bits. In addition, at the base of the opener is a fairly functional built-in tool for incising and stripping the insulation of electrical wires.
The kit comes with one proprietary double-sided flat bit Phillips # 1-2 3/16 Screwdriver. The number and range of branded interchangeable bits can be increased by purchasing a set of Leatherman Bit Kit bits. It contains 21 double-sided bits for almost any task.
Leatherman Wave Plus Flat Screwdriver, Scissors and Small Bit Holder.
Inside the cavity of the other Wave Plus handle there is a flat (7 mm) screwdriver, scissors and a small bit holder. Comes with a thin double-sided Phillips / flat-head screwdriver. There are no particular complaints about a flat screwdriver, but scissors should be used with caution. Very hard materials are highly likely to break..
All tools, in both handles, in the open working position are fixed with a built-in flat lock. On the outside of the Leatherman Wave Plus handles are centimeter (20 cm) and inch (8 inch) rulers.
At the end of one of the multitool handles, a retractable safety ring is hidden for a cord or lanyard. To get it, you have to use some kind of sharp object. The Leatherman Wave Plus handle also holds a signature clip. After that, the convenience of carrying it in your pocket is greatly enhanced.
Features, strengths and weaknesses of the Leatherman Wave Plus multitool.
The multitool Leatherman Wave has not needed any special tests for performance for a long time. He has already proved everything to everyone. This is one of those multitools about which they speak for all occasions. And its Plus version has further expanded the functionality of this multi-tool.
The new Wave Plus is well-balanced in terms of tooling and performance. She will become a reliable assistant when staying away from home or a tool bag. Suitable for tourists, fishermen, hunters, people working in the field of repair and maintenance of some equipment, lovers of an active lifestyle, or those whose activities are associated with frequent business trips to different places.
The multitool functionality is easily expanded due to branded bits, an adapter for standard hexagonal bits, and other accessories. At the same time, rather weak scissors somewhat spoil the overall picture. You never know when they will let you down and break at the wrong time.
Replaceable nippers, in which case, allow you not to stand on ceremony, press hard and bite even hard materials that are obviously not intended for them. Even if they bend or break, they are very easy and quick to replace. The main thing is to have a spare kit with you.