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- Price: ~$55
- Weight: 4/5
- Size: 5/5
- Durability: 5/5
- Utility: 5/5
- Overall Rating: 5/5 Editor’s Choice
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Leatherman Super Tool 300 – Our Hands-On Review
The Leatherman Super Tool 300 is award-winning and for good reason – the Super Tool 300 strikes the right balance of full-sized robust tools in a heavy duty package. The Super Tool 300 comes ready to work with two knife blades (clip-point and serrated- both made out of 420HC stainless), four screwdrivers (three sizes of flat tip and a Phillips head), a saw, three wire cutters (stranded and replaceable regular/hard-wire cutters), and heavy duty pliers – all in a sturdy and well engineered package.
As is normal with Leatherman, they claim 2 tools for the pliers – ‘needle nose’ pliers for the section where the jaws meet each other and ‘regular’ pliers for the middle section of the jaws that do not close completely together. Add in an awl, ruler, wire stripper, crimper, can opener, bottle opener, and a wood/metal file and the Super Tool 300 rounds out nicely with 19 total tools. The Super Tool 300 is not compatible with one of our favorite features on some new multitools – the bitdriver option that is on the Leatherman Charge, New Wave and Skeletool.
The Super Tool 300 has all the best that Leatherman has to offer:
- 154CM Stainless Steel on the wire cutters keeps an edge 3 times longer than 420 Stainless Steel due to its high carbon, high allow and corrosion resistance.
- The strongest pliers that Leatherman has ever produced with a taper that allows them to insert farther into tight spaces.
- Large side cutouts for easy access to swing out the tools
- Rolled handle edges for a comfortable grip without sharp corners digging into your hand
- 19 tools to handle what life throws at you
Most of the complaints about the Super Tool 300 are from users that are surprised by the size and weight – at 9.6 oz and 4.5 inches in a closed position this tool is too large and heavy to carry in your pocket. Fortunately, some models come complete with a nice leather and nylon sheath to carry on your belt – and the sheath allows the Leatherman to be carried in the folded position or open for quicker use of the pliers. Alternatively, you can stash it in glovebox of your wife’s car to always have it handy when you need it. Common with most large multitools the Leatherman Super Tool 300 will be stiff when first received and will break in over time with use.
- Blade length: 3.2 in (primary blade)
- Closed length: 4.5 in
- Weight: 9.6 oz
- Pocket clip: no
- One-handed: no