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Leatherman Surge Can Opener

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James Smith
• Saturday, 27 November, 2021
• 7 min read

All locking features means that every tool and knife on the body of the handle, except the clear head, will lock into place. Note that the Crunch; however, does feature both all locking tools and clear head.

surge leatherman tools
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The all locking design enables the user to operate individual tools safely and effectively. By locking them into place when fully open, the user can put pressure on the implement while safely completing the job, before manually unlocking the tool to stow it away.

Add to Cart All locking features means that every tool and knife on the body of the handle, except the clear head, will lock into place.

Note that the Crunch; however, does feature both all locking tools and clear head. The all locking design enables the user to operate individual tools safely and effectively.

By locking them into place when fully open, the user can put pressure on the implement while safely completing the job, before manually unlocking the tool to stow it away. Every feature on this tool can be opened and operated with one hand.

The Weatherman combo implements are not as elegant as the Vic dedicated ones, but work well enough and save space. That is true and I still love my leatherman's and use them as both, but I recently bought a Spartan and think it is a much more intuitive and effective design.

leatherman surge multi tool industrial tools
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Since I have now swapped my Wave for a Victorinox Swisscom X I don't really care what LM does, but I doubt that most people mind if the tool isn't quite as good as long as it can do the job when needed. I don't mind the Weatherman ones, and honestly I don't need either one often enough for it to be worth taking up another tool spot.

I've seen people whining about needing a few tries to get a bottle cap off, but like Snapchat said it's a multitool, and you have to compromise to save space. That is true and I still love my leatherman's and use them as both, but I recently bought a Spartan and think it is a much more intuitive and effective design.

Victorinox Saks are beautifully designed, great in both pocket and hand, the implements good enough or better for most multi-tool purposes, and so well-made it is hard to believe they can be sold so relatively cheap. They have a feel that is so satisfying I seldom use one for even a routine chore without admiring its quality.

Weatherman products, OTOH, for all their utility and quality, don't really reach that standard. They are less hand friendly, with sharp edges to contend with, some implements are kludge, and some models look as if the design team could have used a bit more time.

For example, the Juice sports handles of different thickness on each side, and you have to lift the combo tool out of the way to access the scissors (seems inelegant, maybe, but there is no competitor in its size category). After long term trials with several models of both makes, my preference for Weatherman has to do with more effective screwdrivers that better fit standard sized screw heads; true needle nose pliers; easier access to implements, especially under wet and cold conditions or while wearing gloves; one-hand blade opening, premium steel PE knife and a bit system (Charge); decent size pliers in a SAK-sized format (Juice).

leatherman surge
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For those reasons, I put up with the minuses, but there is plenty of room in my life for Saks. Victorinox Saks are beautifully designed, great in both pocket and hand, the implements good enough or better for most multi-tool purposes, and so well-made it is hard to believe they can be sold so relatively cheap.

They have a feel that is so satisfying I seldom use one for even a routine chore without admiring its quality. Weatherman products, OTOH, for all their utility and quality, don't really reach that standard.

They are less hand friendly, with sharp edges to contend with, some implements are kludge, and some models look as if the design team could have used a bit more time. For example, the Juice sports handles of different thickness on each side, and you have to lift the combo tool out of the way to access the scissors (seems inelegant, maybe, but there is no competitor in its size category).

The Juice series interests me the most, as I think the design is attractive (by Weatherman standards) and I have a strong preference for pocket sized tools in this format. Always seems to take a few goes, bending the damn bottle cap from different angles till it drops off.

And the screwdriver around the home when I can 't be bothered taking out the tool box. Took me 10 minutes, works much better, but then you have been careful lifting bottle caps, or you can pierce the metal.

surge leatherman
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Took me 10 minutes, works much better, but then you have been careful lifting bottle caps, or you can pierce the metal. If you sharpen it then it works decently, but nothing I would want to use regularly to open cans.

They need to put an edge on those awls in the Juice line as well. If you sharpen it then it works decently, but nothing I would want to use regularly to open cans.

Frankly, I wouldn't want to open cans regularly with any pocket tool. Almost any dedicated can opener works better than almost any multi-tool or SAK implement, so I don't expect finesse from them.

But when you are in the boonies and need one to open your can of COQ Au VIN, they will get the job done. True enough, Weatherman should be embarrassed by the sucky unfinished awl, but it is easy enough to sharpen.

Frankly, I wouldn't want to open cans regularly with any pocket tool. Almost any dedicated can opener works better than almost any multi-tool or SAK implement, so I don't expect finesse from them.

leatherman surge pouch knife
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But when you are in the boonies and need one to open your can of COQ Au VIN, they will get the job done. A strong loop for attaching a split ring or key ring, allowing the user to keep their multi-tool handy at all times.

The stainless steel handle of this Weatherman Tool, 4.5” closed, has locking components. Features include: electrical crimped, clip point blade, serrated blade, spring action scissors, blade exchanger, diamond and wood/metal file, saw, large bit driver, Phillips 1 – 2 and 3/16” screwdriver double end bit, large and small screwdriver, awl with sewing eye, inch and centimeter rulers, bottle/ can opener with wire stripper and lanyard ring.

Nose pliers Needle nose pliers Cable cutters Pliers replaceable wire cutter 154CM Braided wire cutters Electric hooking tongs Cable peeler 420HC pocket knife 420 HC saw pocket knife Scissors with spring Saw Phillips screwdriver Large screwdriver File/rasp Awl with eye for basting Bottle openerCanopener Diamond file Small screwdriver Rule (19 cm) Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

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