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Leatherman Squirt PS4 / ES4

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Leatherman Squirt PS4 blue multi-tool
  • Price: ~$23
  • Weight: 4/5
  • Size: 5/5
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Utility: 5/5
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Editor’s Choice

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Leatherman Squirt PS4 and ES4

The Leatherman Squirt series includes two models that are identical except for the middle section of the pliers jaws – the PS4 comes with regular pliers and the ES4 comes with wire strippers. Most users will prefer the PS4 version, the regular pliers offers greater functionality than the wire strippers unless you often find the need to strip small wires. Both versions have the features of full-sized Leatherman multitools shrunk down to keychain size.

Our Hands On Review

The best multitool is the one you have with you, and the Leatherman Squirt PS4 and ES4 virtually disappear on your keychain. At only 2 oz and 2.25 inches when closed, the Squirt multitool disappears on your keychain until you need to use one of its 9 tools. Leatherman included a lot of functionality in a small package: needlenose pliers, [PS4] regular pliers / [ES4] wire strippers, wire cutters, 1.6 inch 420HC steel knife, scissors, regular/Phillips screwdriver, wood/metal file, medium flat screwdriver and even a bottle opener.

Leatherman Squirt ES4 multi-tool

True to the Leatherman name, the Squirt has solid build quality and quality 420HC steel that holds a sharp edge on the knife blade. At only 2.25 inches long, the small form factor can be challenging at times to get the correct tool out of the handle as the cutouts are quite small – especially on the handle that does not contain the knife blade. Also convenient is that all the tools are accessible from the outside without unfolding the pliers. As with most pocket knives, the tools on the Leatherman Squirt do not lock in place so take care not to accidentally close one on a finger.

Options

Stylish as well as functional, both Squirt models are available with anodized aluminum handles in three colors: blue, black and red. The Squirt ES4 trades out the regular pliers for wire strippers (12ga, 14ga, 16ga, 18ga, & 20ga). Each of the pliers, wire cutters and scissors have spring action for easy use.

Don’t be misled by their small size, these multitools are backed by Leatherman’s engineering experience and offer serious functionality when you can not carry a larger multi tool.

The Leatherman Squirt PS4 was a top rated multi tool in our article Gifts for Guys – 5 Top Rated Multitools.

  • Blade length: 1.6 in
  • Closed length: 2.25 in
  • Weight: 2.0 oz
  • Pocket clip: no
  • One-handed: no

Official Tool List for the Squirt PS4 and ES4 as provided by Leatherman

  1. spring action needlenose pliers
  2. [PS4] spring action regular pliers /[ES4] spring-action wire strippers (20ga, 18ga, 16ga, 14ga, & 12ga)
  3. spring action wire cutters
  4. 420HC knife
  5. spring action scissors
  6. flat/Phillips screwdriver
  7. bottle opener
  8. wood/metal file
  9. medium screwdriver

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