The Water Saver
It was around 20 degrees F one day, and I decided to go hunting. I got all of my stuff ready, and grabbed my Leatherman Wave. I get out to my tree stand, only to find a lot of branches were bent down from a storm the previous night. I whip out my Leatherman and easily cut each of the branches away, as well as the extra rope that was dangling down. Once up in my tree stand I notice a bolt on my bow was loose, which I tightened with my Wave.
Now, this isn't the important part of the story. Just how I used it before actually saved my house from flooding in water. After I got back to my house, I took a nice hot shower. However, when I was turning the water off, the knob broke. I got a pair of regular pliers, but for some reason they didn't turn the water 'knob'. I then got a pair of high quality vice grips. It was my father and I pulling the vice grips for about 3 minutes and it loosened the knob a slightly, but when we pulled a little more the vice grips snapped in two! (I did get a replacement; they 'claimed' that it was an error in the making of it). The shower is now about 3 inches from overflowing, so I ran out of my house to my garage (wearing only underwear), grabbed my Leatherman Wave, and told my dad to move. I looked back in the hole of the wall to see a little metal bar jamming it. I used the knife part of it to reach in and knock it away; however the knob still wouldn't turn. I used the pliers and twisted hard; the knob twisted over and the water stopped... but the knob had also broken off. It was somehow rusted, rotted, and the metal bar actually had nothing to do with it!
This is a story of what real quality is. You don't know quality until you get a Leatherman.