The times a multi tool has been exactly what I required in a pinch are too expensive to count. I think everyone should own a multi tool. Even somebody with little experience in do- it-yourself, repairs, or any form of mechanics or building can discover value in having a multi tool around your house. In fact, if you aren't going to keep a tool box in your house or apartment, then you need to at the minimum have a multi tool useful.With this being stated it's easy to make the error of purchasing the very first multi tool you see in the dollar store. These are typically low-cost and break beautiful fast, the knife and saw blades will dull and be almost useless. The pliers will flex, the wire cutters will hardly cut paper, and the screw chauffeur will be a joke. A quality Leatherman packed to the brim with tools is a far better option for only somewhat more than the cheapo tool.The Leatherman Wave is the most popular multi tool Leatherman has. The Wave is the best representation of Leatherman items. The quality, tools, and rate have made this a preferred Leatherman. This multi tool is a perfect jack of all trade style tools and it is not designed with a specialty use, but for any sort of usage.The Wave is a really strong tool, even when put under tension it does not seem flexing or straining. The tool is difficult and solid. Because of the strong building and construction and frame, the Wave does be available in at a hefty eight ounces. Eight ounces is slightly on the heavy side when riding in the pocket, but once put in a pouch becomes much more comfortable. This tool is designed to be brought when it's going to be utilized. As an everyday carry tool it's a bit much.The Wave includes a remarkable 17 tools. Basically, you have a little tool box in your pocket. Like I stated, if you don't carry a multi tool and you're not too handy this is an excellent tool to keep in the drawer or the closet just in case. A significant addition to this style is the reality all the tools lock. This is incredibly helpful, and much safer when dealing with sharp tools.The Pliers are difficult and the body of the multi tool makes an amazing grip. The pliers absolutely feel strong and the ridges guarantee a sure grip. The solid construction of the tool offers me a lot of self-confidence when twisting, pulling, or bending with these pliers. The wire cutters are longer than earlier Waves models and work extremely well. I tested the wire cutter with some old wire hangers. Initially, I started with one to see the outcome, it was smooth and fast. Later on, I began including extra strands to evaluate the strength. They cut whatever I tossed at them, and cut it quick. The only problem I had with the wire cutters is they aren't replaceable. So you need to utilize them appropriately in order to avoid damages.The tools also feature a double sided file, one side for wood and one side for metal. I didn't have much to do for the wood file so I utilized it to ravel a corner on my workbench and it worked well. Like all multi tool submits its brief so you need to put in some extra time. I utilized the metal file to smooth a burr on a revolver base pin that was bothering me. The file worked perfectly for the small task.The small scissors are a tool most might consider as ineffective, till you require them. The small scissors are remarkably tough and especially the spring action, it is quite impressive. The medium screw motorist is a quick and useful tool, most likely the most secondhand besides the knife blade. Also included is a big and small bit driver. Naturally included in this bit chauffeur is a bit package with several Phillips heads and flat suggestion bits. You have a great deal of alternatives with a screw chauffeur, big and small bits. No size of screw shall stop you.Next multi tool keychain concern the blade. Made from difficult 420 HC the steel is difficult and element resistant. The blade holds an edge after time and heavy use. The blade does not bend or falter, and cuts through rope, twine, and tape with ease. The Saw blade is just as difficult and best for little cutting jobs; obviously, it's no replacement for a regular saw.3 tools that may seldom be used are still hard as nails. The can opener is perfect and easy to use with a little practice, convenient if you are camping or in a survival situation. The next tool is the bottle opener, and finally a ruler is constructed onto the deal with. Leatherman really crammed some tools into this thing.The Wave is honestly the perfect multi tool for both the do-it-yourself crowd and the this-is-the-only tool-I-will-ever-own crowd. The Wave can ride in the pocket, tool box, the boat, and the truck and be handy in any of them.The Wave has some optional accessories one can purchase, consisting of bit motorist extender, an additional bit set, flashlight combo sheath, leather or nylon sheath, lanyard and pocket clip. Leatherman also realizes that the soldiers like and use these tools, and designed a sheath constructed for usage with a MOLLE system, which is the typical webbing used to hold military equipment.The multi tool has a couple of attributes. As pointed out the tools all lock into location. The Wave is made from tough stainless-steel. There is also a black oxide variation available. The black oxide is an extremely difficult surface that looks excellent. This type of finish is perfect for the military, because the regular stainless steel is shiny and reflective. Much of the tools are able to be operated with only one hand. Plus Leatherman uses a 25 year warranty on all their products. Leatherman likewise has fantastic customer care and quick turn-around for any work done.All-in-all the Wave is a remarkable tool that can be utilized in nearly any circumstance. The quantity of tools makes it indispensable to anyone.