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The Leatherman Surge is one of our two largest multi-tools; a real powerhouse, built with our largest pliers, longest multi-tool blades and easy-to-use locks. A unique blade exchanger, replaceable 154CM wire cutters and four outside-opening blades give you quick access to the tools you use most. The Surge was built for tough jobs and the hands that do them.

Surge® Tools

  1. Needlenose Pliers

    A cast pinching tool with an angled nose for holding or manipulating materials, ideal for small objects or tight spaces.

  2. Regular Pliers

    A cast pinching tool for holding or manipulating materials.

  3. 154CM Replaceable Wire Cutters

    Replaceable bypassing cutting blades crafted from 154CM, meant for cutting regular and light-gauge wire. 154CM will keep its edge three times as long as traditional stainless steel for less down-time in the field.

  4. 154CM Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters

    Replaceable bypassing cutting blades crafted from 154CM, meant for cutting hard wire. 154CM will keep its edge three times as long as traditional stainless steel for less down-time in the field.

  5. Stranded-wire Cutters

    Concave cutters located under plier jaws for use on Stranded wire - smaller gauge wire bundled or wrapped together to form a larger conductor. The concave shape helps to keep the shape of the strands without crushing them.

  6. Electrical Crimper

    Found in the jaw of the tool and used for general purpose crimping of electrical connectors.

  7. Wire Stripper

    A useful notch for safely stripping multiple types of wire.

  8. 420HC Knife

    A knife crafted from 420HC, a high-carbon stainless steel that is corrosion resistant and can be easily maintained.

  9. 420HC Serrated Knife

    A toothed blade crafted from 420HC stainless steel. Serrations grab and cut materials easily, making this style of blade exceptionally useful for cutting through rope or fiber.

  10. Saw

    A toothed tool made from 420HC stainless steel that is designed to work on a pull motion, which requires less effort and has less propensity for breakage. The open-tooth design keeps the saw from filling up with material, allowing the user to complete a job without pausing to clean the tool.

  11. Spring-action Scissors

    Scissors for cutting paper or other light materials that automatically spring back to the open position when not being used. Sprung tools are helpful for reducing hand-fatigue, especially in scissors where the user may be opening and closing the tool many times to make multiple cuts in a row.

  12. Awl w/ Thread Loop

    An awl is a tool that can be used to create or enlarge holes by puncturing materials such as leather or canvas. They can also be used to start stair steps for hunting stands. The thread loop can be used for sewing materials together when necessary.

  13. Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)

    A precise measuring guide for determining length in inches or centimeters, up to 8 inches or 19 centimeters.

  14. Can Opener

    A lever/punch style tool to assist in opening canned goods, perfect for camping or in survival situations. The blade on this tool has been ground in a way that it pushes the cut metal into the rim, keeping sharp edges from cutting the user as the can is handled.

  15. Bottle Opener

    A tool that allows the user to pop the top on a favorite beverage.

  16. Wood/Metal File

    A 420HC stainless steel tool with a crisscross pattern that forms a rough surface for the user to file or smooth both wood and metal surfaces. The file pattern on Leatherman files is extended to the end of the file as well as down the side to give a file stoke and/or a more precise file edge.

  17. Diamond-coated File

    A stainless steel blank coated with premium synthetic diamond particles which create a rough surface that can be used to sharpen hard steel blades with much more precision than wood/metal files.

  18. Blade Exchanger®

    This feature allows the user to swap out Leatherman and universal t-shank tools of the same length for specific jobs, extending the functionality of the multi-tool. The Blade Exchanger® locks the tool into place for safety during use.

  19. Large Bit Driver

    This driver slot holds any of the full-size Leatherman tool bits in place and allows the user to exchange bits for different jobs. Not intended for the eyeglass screwdriver tip.

  20. Large Screwdriver

    A flat bladed screwdriver tooled from 420HC stainless steel, intended for use on larger slotted screws.

  21. Small Screwdriver

    A flat bladed screwdriver tooled from 420HC stainless steel, intended for use on small slotted screws.

Surge® Features

  1. All Locking Features

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

  2. Lanyard Ring

    This secure ring is for attaching the tool safely and securely to a lanyard. Often people who work near water or on scaffolding attach their tool to a lanyard on their person to avoid losing the tool if it's dropped.

  3. Outside-accessible Features

    This multi-tool features tools that are accessible while the tool is in its folded or closed position, mimicking the functionality of a pocket knife.

  4. One-hand Operable Features

    Every feature on this tool can be opened and operated with one hand. This enables the user to keep the other hand free for situations that require multi-tasking or a free hand.

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Surge
 
4.3

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strength (40)
  • Functionality/number of features (39)
  • Versatile (37)
  • Durability/quality (34)
  • Handle comfort (31)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Hard to carry (3)
  • Poor design (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home improvement/do-it-yourself (40)
  • Maintenance & repair (37)
  • On the job (35)
  • Outdoor activities (camping/hiking) (29)
  • Fishing (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourselfer (33), Law enforcement/first responder (7), Military/law enforcement (3)

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5.0

Fantastic Multi-Tool!!!

By Ben The Service Tech

from Orange County

About Me Do-It-Yourselfer, Technician

Pros

  • Durability/Quality
  • Functionality/Number of Features
  • Handle Comfort
  • Strength
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fishing
    • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
    • Maintenance & Repair
    • On the Job
    • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

    Comments about Surge:

    I just got my new Surge and I'm alrady using it much more than anticipated! I work as a game technician at an arcade, and this tool really provides me with just about everything I need to repair what breaks down. From small electronics, to removing large hardware, this tool does it all for me. I would defenantly recommend purchasing the bit extender and bit set to go with it. As some side notes, To make everything (both bit sets and the spare file) fit in the sheath it came with I soaked it in hot water for about 15 min and stretched it out, which worked perfectly. Also I do find the flat head screwdrives sort of redundant since you have the exchangable bit feature. So It would be cool to see some different tools on it. Overall great tool for on the job work.

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    3.0

    I'll miss you Small Bit Driver...

    By Gaia

    from Brasília, DF - Brazil

    About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Strength
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Handle Comfort
    • Pocket Clip Fitting
    • Tightness

    Best Uses

    • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
    • Maintenance & Repair

    Comments about Surge:

    I have an old Surge among other leathermans', and I love the "big boss"! It's biggest flaws are the acute corners on the handle and the lose inside tools. Nothing much. And I loved the idea of heaving replaceble wire cutters, but not enough to give up the small bit driver!!! Thers simply no need of another screwdriver, when you already have a big one and the large bit driver. If the small one can't fit in there now, you shou think in something more usefull!!!

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    5.0

    Great tool

    By bcccgifts

    from Midwest

    About Me Computer Tech, Do-It-Yourselfer, Sar Scuba

    Pros

    • Durability/Quality
    • Functionality/Number of Features
    • Strength
    • Warranty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer Repair
      • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
      • Maintenance & Repair
      • On the Job
      • Scuba Tool

      Comments about Surge:

      In my day job as a company computer tech I find that the ability to have most all tools I need to complete a job in my pocket at all times is a huge time saver. As my volunteer work with a SAR scuba team I find the stainless steel construction a must for dives. The tool provides great peace of mind as a backup tool to cut away fishing line or other possible entanglements.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best of the Biggest

      By Big Daddy Boo

      from Corunna, MI

      About Me Fire Captain

      Pros

      • Bit Options
      • Changable Bit Options
      • Durability/Quality
      • Extreme Heavy Duty
      • Functionality/Number of Features
      • Grand Size
      • Handle Comfort
      • Strength
      • Versatile
      • Warranty

      Cons

      • Not For First Timers
      • Not For First Time Users
      • Price
      • Professional Use
      • Varsity Only No Jv League
      • Varsity Only No J V League

      Best Uses

      • Firehouse Functions
      • Fishing
      • Gifts
      • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
      • Hunting
      • Maintenance & Repair
      • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
      • On the Job
      • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)
      • You Name It

      Comments about Surge:

      If you want a multi - tool built for shear strength, The Surge is your tool. With its power and its grand size, the jobs it can handle are endless. Every component measures up to the toughest tasks. It's like having an entire toolbox in you pocket!

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      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Heavy, came with defects out of the box

      By Stan

      from Brisbane, Australia

      Pros

      • Functionality/Number of Features

      Cons

      • Casted Iron Part Loose
      • Hard to Carry
      • Heavy
      • Leather Pouch Bad Design
      • Not Us Made Quality
      • Poor Construction
      • Poor Design
      • Scissorsbendedoutofbox
      • Vertical Play In A Blade
      • Vertical Play In Saw-file

      Best Uses

      • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
      • Maintenance & Repair
      • On the Job

      Comments about Surge:

      Purchased few Leatherman Fuses - one got broken - replaced by warranty. Then purchased the Supertool 300 - What a mistake! Send to replace by warranty - they replaced here in Australia with new version of Surge whether the actual tool which cae in as a replacement is new - not so sure..Lots of issues, irritating. Sent them few photos, communication was great thats all I can say. Quality - looks like it is not made in US anymore? It still usable but with bended out of box out of stright line scissors, loose cated iron part on the bottom of the tool, substantial vertical play of the blade and play in the saw/file attachement it is annoying not to say more. Leather pouch is really poorly designed and not practical. Utter disappointment while yes it still can be used. Average quality. Do not pay too much for it.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Maintenance worker rates Surge

      By Charlie

      from Trout Run Pa

      About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact/Easy to Carry
      • Durability/Quality
      • Strength

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fishing
        • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
        • Maintenance & Repair
        • On the Job

        Comments about Surge:

        Seems to be a strong and versitle tool. A little stiff so far, but good otherwise. I'm disappointed in the Phillips screwdriver as it fell out somewhere and slid out the hole in the bottom of the sheath. I don't know if it wasn't fastened in correctly or not, but I would like to replace it.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good tool but exercise caution

        By The Real Sinatra

        from Cincinnati Ohio

        About Me Do-It-Yourselfer, Tradesman

        Pros

        • Functionality/Number of Features
        • Strength
        • Versatile
        • Warranty

        Cons

        • Poor Construction
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
        • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
        • On the Job
        • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

        Comments about Surge:

        I thought this was Leatherman's answer to my prayers for a good, strong, full size multitool that could be very versatile. I had owned a wave before(still do actually) but didn't use the eyeglass screwdriver that much and because I work with electric in my job I was really starting to take a toll on the wire cutters. Also to be honest I love the wave but it just didn't have the size I needed to put enough leverage on whatever I was trying to grip. Enter the surge. On your website its in the trades category. And I got so excited. I bought one as soon as I could and began using at work. I had set it down on a 4 ft ladder and bumped it. It fell to the ground and I heard something small break off and roll across the floor. It was the exterior lock for the inner tools on the bit driver/can-opener. Side this tool is only two months old. Disappointing that all it had to do was fall one wrong way and now its out of commission. I am pretty confident that leatherman will honor their warranty but this could possibly happen again down the road when its no longer under warranty. The wave will be taking over again until I get the surge back which is also disappointing if I think about it because I got the surge so I wouldn't wear my wave out so fast. Leather man is a great company and makes their stuff in the USA which I love but if they advertise that a tool would work well for a tradesman in normal everyday use then it breaks after it falls 4 feet that tell me that leather man needs to beef up this design a bit. I know its a heavy tool already but I know for a fact that if the surge weighed 3 or 4 ounces more than it already does but was more robust and wouldn't have this issue I would still buy it even after a reasonable price increase to boot. (pay close attention to that reasonable word I used) don't know if I can edit a review but if I can I will when i get it back from warranty.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for Bike Cops

        By Bill N

        from Philadelphia, Pa.

        About Me Law Enforcement/First Responder

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact/Easy to Carry
        • Functionality/Number of Features
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Maintenance & Repair
          • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
          • On the Job

          Comments about Surge:

          I use the Surge along with additional accessories offered by Leatherman, the Bit Driver Extender and the Bit Kit for quick repairs to my Police Mountain Bike. The Bit Kit has numerous sized allen keys that can be quickly attached to the Surge for tightening loose bolts or to make quick adjustments to the bike during vigorous patrols. Its also small enough to be carried on your duty rig with an included pouch or you can carry it in your bike trunk. Leatherman also engraved my name and badge number on the tool for quick personalized identification.

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          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          My favorite Leatherman

          By Ed

          from Bangor, ME

          About Me Do-It-Yourselfer, Pipeliner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durability/Quality
          • Functionality/Number of Features
          • Handle Comfort
          • Strength
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fishing
            • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
            • Maintenance & Repair
            • On the Job
            • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

            Comments about Surge:

            This is perfect for me. I'm a bigger man with large hands and this fits / feels perfect in my hands. Only thing I didn't like was they removed the micro / eyeglass screwdriver tool and replaced it with a small straight blade screwdriver. Other than that I am very happy with my updated Surge.

            One other thing would be nice, make a sheath that would fit not only the tool but the additional bit sets as well, even if it is an accessory or an upgrade price. Doesn't make sense having the bit sets and not being able to keep them with the tool.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            very pleased and happy

            By brent

            from tipton, in

            About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durability/Quality
            • Functionality/Number of Features
            • Strength
            • Versatile
            • Warranty

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Fishing
            • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
            • Maintenance & Repair
            • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

            Comments about Surge:

            The 2 greatest features are the interchangeable saw blade with a t- shank type blade, and the interchangeable screwdriver bit set with the extender.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My favroite tool

            By Nick the cableguy

            from Norway, Europe

            About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Compact/Easy to Carry
            • Durability/Quality
            • Functionality/Number of Features
            • Handle Comfort
            • Strength
            • Versatile
            • Warranty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fishing
              • Gifts
              • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
              • Hunting
              • Maintenance & Repair
              • On the Job
              • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

              Comments about Surge:

              I have worn this tool on my belt for work, fishing/hiking and motorbike roadtrips for well over two years, and I absolutely love it. I work as a telecommunications technichian, and I get to use it every single day. The quality of this tool is great. I wore out the leather sheath, but it was to be expected after about 2.5 years of every day use. Replacing it didn't cost much either. I wouldn't go a day without my Leatherman Surge, if it's not on my belt, I bring it in my car or on my bike everywhere I go.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Best Tools i have ever owned

              By SHARK

              from Rialto,Ca

              About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact/Easy to Carry
              • Durability/Quality
              • Functionality/Number of Features
              • Handle Comfort
              • Strength
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
              • Hunting
              • Maintenance & Repair
              • On the Job
              • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

              Comments about Surge:

              I use this tool every day, from just having to tighten a loose screw here at home to cutting a child out of a jammed seat belt of a car that had flipped over on the highway. I was the first person with a cutting tool on scene and was able to cut the strap and remove the child. This is the 2nd Surge I own, the first one I had for many years but I lost it at work. I felt incomplete for months like I was missing a limb, until my wife got me a new Surge for Christmas. She even had it engraved with my name. Now I feel complete. This is the best tool ever!!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Great tool, dirty, however

              By Sergei

              from The Woodlands, TX

              About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Functionality/Number of Features
              • Strength

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself

                Comments about Surge:

                I have ordered a black version with what they call it a Black Oxide coating. This coating leaves itself on my hands, so without even starting to do anything, my hands become dirty the same second I pick up the tool.

                I do not mind to have my hands dirty when I work, but this tool (Surge 21) was intended for home use only (meaning working in clean environment), so that I would not have to go to my garage for the tools all the time. Leatherman's idea is that this coating will eventually wear off leaving itself on my hands - I do not understand how someone came up with such nonsense and is completely disappointed with my purchase. Unfortunately since I engraved my tool (thought it will serve me for life.. eh..), I can not exchange it.

                I do not recommend anyone to buy a Black Oxide version, just get a standard stainless steel one - it does not make your hands filthy the second it is picked up, so I am sure the stainless steel version will be a great purchase.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Everyone should have a Leatherman!

                By Notchboard

                from Kings Mountain, NC

                About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact/Easy to Carry
                • Durability/Quality
                • Functionality/Number of Features
                • Handle Comfort
                • Lightweight
                • Strength
                • Versatile
                • Warranty

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                  • Hunting
                  • Maintenance & Repair
                  • On the Job
                  • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)
                  • Saved A Life With Mine

                  Comments about Surge:

                  My six year old son cut a 2"x6" in half with the saw blade.
                  I use it for everything from pulling hairs out of my nose to cutting my wife's sandwich in half at the diner.

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                  5.0

                  Surge Multi-tool

                  By Handyman's Wife

                  from West Chester, PA

                  About Me Married To A Handyman

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact/Easy to Carry
                  • Durability/Quality
                  • Functionality/Number of Features
                  • Handle Comfort
                  • Strength
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                  • Maintenance & Repair
                  • On the Job
                  • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

                  Comments about Surge:

                  I bought this for my husband as a Christmas gift. He runs his own Handyman business. We also love the outdoors and so far this has been a handy tool to have with us. I hit a home run on this gift! He loves it and uses it every day.

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                  3.0

                  Crooked etching

                  By NARLEYHORNS

                  from Sapulpa Okla

                  About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact/Easy to Carry
                  • Durability/Quality
                  • Functionality/Number of Features
                  • Handle Comfort
                  • Strength
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Laser Engraving Very Crooked

                  Best Uses

                  • Maintenance & Repair

                  Comments about Surge:

                  Need to revisit your fixture on your laser etcher. Beautiful knife / tool if it weren't for the slung on laser work.

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                  5.0

                  Nice tool

                  By jim

                  from west chester pa

                  About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durability/Quality
                  • Functionality/Number of Features
                  • Strength
                  • Versatile
                  • Warranty

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                    • Maintenance & Repair
                    • On the Job

                    Comments about Surge:

                    So far so good has work great when I have needed it to

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                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Would like to give five stars

                    By aaronski

                    from Maine

                    About Me Avid Outdoorsman, Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Compact/Easy to Carry
                    • Durability/Quality
                    • Functionality/Number of Features
                    • Handle Comfort
                    • Strength
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fishing
                      • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                      • Hunting
                      • Maintenance & Repair
                      • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

                      Comments about Surge:

                      I got this as a Christmas gift in December 2014. Two days later I was just admiring it, and playing around with the tools on it, and three of the accessories-the two flat tip screwdrivers and the leather awl- just suddenly started flopping loosely around. They are on the same side when the tool is opened.

                      The torx screws are anti-tamper, so I went to the hardware store and had to buy a kit to tighten it. Turns out, apparently, I need two; one for each side, so I haven't fixed it yet.

                      I will call customer service and see what they say.

                      The fit and finish is great, and the tool, overall, is very rugged. I primarily use the pliers, cutters, knife,and screwdriver attachments, and I like the fact that the cutter blades are replaceable.

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                      4.0

                      Great Surge!

                      By samsffr

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact/Easy to Carry
                      • Durability/Quality
                      • Functionality/Number of Features
                      • Handle Comfort
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile
                      • Warranty

                      Cons

                      • Case Not Up To Par

                      Best Uses

                      • Fishing
                      • Gifts
                      • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                      • Hunting
                      • Maintenance & Repair
                      • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
                      • On the Job
                      • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

                      Comments about Surge:

                      At least once a day on everything!

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                      5.0

                      Excellent design, very happy.

                      By Jerry S.

                      from Fort McDowell, Arizona

                      About Me Law Enforcement/First Responder

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durability/Quality
                      • Functionality/Number of Features
                      • Handle Comfort
                      • Strength

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Surge:

                          I mainly bought the Surge to use in outdoor activities. I ride my horses frequently in the nearby National Forest and have two hazards to contend with, barbed wire and cactus thorns. Equipment failures can also be a problem in the back country. The Surge has the right tools to deal with all the issues I encounter. I find it to be an essential tool for a safe ride.

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                          5.0

                          Man, my wife is NOT a happy camper!!

                          By URLOOZN

                          from Hammond, LA

                          About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durability/Quality
                          • Functionality/Number of Features
                          • Handle Comfort
                          • Strength
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Gifts
                          • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                          • Maintenance & Repair
                          • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
                          • On the Job
                          • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

                          Comments about Surge:

                          This was ordered as a Christmas gift and I wasn't supposed to know about it. When I got the email I asked my wife if she knew anything about it before I called my credit card to report a false charge. She had to fess up and tell me about my gift. I'm sure I'll get as much use out of it as the Wave I've had since 2003!

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                          (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Most versatile tool, but poor on EDC app

                          By HanSolo

                          from Poland

                          About Me Do-It-Yourselfer, Military

                          Pros

                          • Durability/Quality
                          • Functionality/Number of Features
                          • Handle Comfort
                          • Strength
                          • Versatile
                          • Warranty

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                          • Maintenance & Repair
                          • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
                          • On the Job

                          Comments about Surge:

                          Its quite heavy, so won't be best on Every day Carry, but you won't find anything like that on the market. Tool is hard and tough as hell. Versatile and evolutive. Using it, I was able to bring back in woods, my crashed car, back on the road! Leatherman should leave place for bits empty and try to add somehow a long, fixed philips to Surge. New replacable wire cutters are step in right direction. Would be nice to find knive made with sth more than 420HC. No need of 154CM, but sth more than it's now.

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                          4.0

                          Man's Tool

                          By Adel

                          from Detroit, Michigan

                          About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durability/Quality
                          • Functionality/Number of Features
                          • Handle Comfort
                          • Strength
                          • Warranty

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fishing
                            • Gifts
                            • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                            • Hunting
                            • Maintenance & Repair
                            • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
                            • On the Job
                            • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

                            Comments about Surge:

                            First lets start with some design aspects I like:

                            1. Exterior accessible scissors are a big bonus, and the scissors themselves are top of the line when it comes to multi-tools.
                            2. The blades are the perfect combination of functionality and size. Much more intimidating than the wave's.
                            3. The saw is very functional, and being able to switch out the file is pretty handy for sharpening tools on the fly. Keep in mind companies sell products similar to the saw and file that can also be used in the blade exchanger! Youtube it.
                            4. Pliers are beautiful, best on a leatherman. Replacable wirecutters are also amazing.
                            5. I enjoy the awl, not found on many leathermans.
                            6. The weight and overall size may be big for some, but after carrying a wave for months it doesn't feel like much a difference. Sometimes i dont even clip it, just leave it deep in my pocket. Sensory adaptation is all it is.

                            Not so good designs:

                            1. This is a big one, the interior tools don't deploy correctly. Say you want the large flat head screwdriver, as you pull it out all the other tools pull out. Doesn't matter how far out you get they continue to follow, so you have to hold them back. Same thing on the other handles tools.
                            2. As with all leathermans, they rust if you don't take care of them. Don't get this if you live in a humid area. If you do get it, make sure to WD-40 it regularly and take care of it when it gets wet.

                            Experience:

                            The first day I got this i left it in my car at University. I had to finish a rocket project before class so me and a friend just took it to my car and finished it using the multitool. Also used it to make a protein shake. Cut off the head of a water bottle and used the knife to mix the powder. And of course the everyday uses i cant even remember. Fixing a closet, fixing a huge stapler, taking out branches of a tree on my lawn, and fixing my chem goggles. If you dont mind a little extra size, right pocket is reserved for this tool, then you will love it.

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                            5.0

                            Never leave home without it

                            By RatBoy

                            from Pittsburgh

                            About Me Do It All

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durability/Quality
                            • Functionality/Number of Features
                            • Handle Comfort
                            • Strength
                            • Versatile
                            • Warranty

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fishing
                              • Gifts
                              • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                              • Hunting
                              • Maintenance & Repair
                              • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
                              • On the Job
                              • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

                              Comments about Surge:

                              I have been carrying a leatherman SuperTool for a long time , and have always liked the quality in design and engineering . The surge was no let down in either . Once you own a leatherman there isnt much this world can dish out that it cant handle . I use it at home at work ,at friends homes Everywhere ,if i dont have my leatherman on me i feel "Naked" I carry it all day everyday and It outperforms all others I have tried ....even the one with the babyfood name .

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                              5.0

                              Best Muti-tool out there!

                              By FXHD

                              from Alabama

                              About Me Car Audio, Do-It-Yourselfer, Farm Work, Woodworking

                              Pros

                              • Durability/Quality
                              • Easy Access
                              • Functionality/Number of Features
                              • Handle Comfort
                              • Strength
                              • Versatile
                              • Very Uniform
                              • Warranty

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fishing
                                • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                                • Maintenance & Repair
                                • On the Job
                                • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

                                Comments about Surge:

                                Before i got the surge i had the leatherman blast and it was a great knife very useful, and durable but the surge is a whole lot better tool. it blows all other multi-tools out of the water. a lot of people complain about the heaviness of it but its never bothered me at all. i love the feel of it just by holding it you can tell the amount of detail and work in creating this knife. In my opinion Leatherman is the best muti-tool company hands down no other company puts out such high quality knives for the price. if i had to choose only one knife to have the rest of my life it would be the Leatherman Surge.

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                                3.0

                                surge just a bigger wave/charge?

                                By joe

                                from pa

                                About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durability/Quality
                                • Handle Comfort
                                • Strength
                                • Versatile
                                • Warranty

                                Cons

                                • Is Bigger Really Better

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                                • Maintenance & Repair

                                Comments about Surge:

                                The biggest leatherman out there. Is it really needed when you have the wave and charge in the inventory already? No actual phillips screwdriver but lots of bit drives. Why have standard screwdrivers when the bit drive is there? It doesn't make sense to me unless you are driving up the tool count. It has big comfortable handles with minimal fold out tools, very unlike the supertool 300. The one handed flip out knives are good. The scissors are very good! A good big tool but it just doesn't have the golly gee-whiz appeal of the other leathermans. Maybe leatherman just set the bar too high with the earlier tools? The replaceable tools are well thought out.

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                                1.0

                                Failure Out of the Box

                                By Veteran

                                from Tustin, CA and Antipolo, Philippines

                                Pros

                                • Strength
                                • Versatile
                                • Warranty

                                Cons

                                • Hard to Carry

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                                • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders

                                Comments about Surge:

                                I am terribly disappointed to receive a Surge this afternoon and then struggle with a poorly designed "Deluxe Leather Case" that does not provide a secure means to store a Bit Kit and Bit Extension without worrying about the loss off one of the bit holders and the Bit Extension.

                                I cleaned the packing grease off using WD40 and began to try and get the thing into the "Deluxe Leather Sheath" and it was a struggle to just get the flap to snap.

                                Later I pulled it out of the sheath and something fell into my lap. The lever to unlock / release the tools on the side of the "Large Bit Driver" and the "Can / Bottle Opener" fell off the Surge! It appears that this lever has two pivot points / rods about mid way that stick into a hole on each side of the handle. One of the pivot points/rods broke off and the lever fell off.

                                This is not what I had grown to expect from Leatherman quality. I owned a Wave for years and it never failed. It disappeared in my move overseas. So while back in the states I wanted to replace it.

                                I purchased it on September 7th and received it today the 10th. I did not even have the opportunity to use it for what it is designed to do. The product is defective!

                                I had excellent service from the Wave. The fit and finish of the Surge I received was nothing close to the fit and finish of the Wave that I had. I cannot recommend this to anyone until it is proven that Leatherman can deliver a quality Surge without defect to me. I have to absorb the original shipping costs and now pay additional shipping to return it for a replacement not to mention the time involved packing, addressing and shipping the return. Irritation and aggravation from a company that prides itself on Quality and Innovation.

                                This Surge failed hands down.

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                                4.0

                                GREAT UNIT

                                By NOVABIRD

                                from oregon

                                About Me Artesancraftsman, Do-It-Yourselfer, Engineer, Gunsmith

                                Pros

                                • Compact/Easy to Carry
                                • Durability/Quality
                                • Functionality/Number of Features
                                • Handle Comfort
                                • Lightweight
                                • Strength
                                • Versatile
                                • Warranty

                                Cons

                                • Swap Useless Parts

                                Best Uses

                                • Fishing
                                • Gifts
                                • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                                • Hunting
                                • Maintenance & Repair
                                • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
                                • On the Job
                                • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

                                Comments about Surge:

                                this tool is really nice, however you need to replace the useless flat screwdrivers with a micro bit adapter and another tool as they are almost useless since the tool has the bit driver add on, swapping the serrated blade with a gut hook on it from the charge to this unit would also add more as well, honestly all leathermans should have that knife on them.
                                if you can't fit the micro adapter in there try making a micro bit adapter for the large bit driver as an option, having that option has helped greatly when i used to own a wave.

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                                4.0

                                One Stop, GoTo Tool from Geek to Farmer

                                By Chicken Farming Geek

                                from Minnesota

                                About Me Do-It-Yourselfer, Farmer, Geek

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Functionality/Number of Features
                                • Handle Comfort
                                • Locking Blades
                                • Strength
                                • Tools On The Outside
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Computer Maintenance
                                  • Farming
                                  • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                                  • Maintenance & Repair
                                  • On the Job
                                  • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

                                  Comments about Surge:

                                  This is my EDC knife and tool. Sure it's heavier than most but it's a solid piece of kit that can do more than 10 what other tools can do.

                                  I would love to see changable tools, like swapping out the small flat screwdriver for one that would recieve the C4 punch or disassembly punch.

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                                  5.0

                                  Storm Surge

                                  By NP John L

                                  from North Plains, OR

                                  About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact/Easy to Carry
                                  • Durability/Quality
                                  • Functionality/Number of Features
                                  • Handle Comfort
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Strength
                                  • Versatile
                                  • Warranty

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Farm Repair
                                    • Home Improvement/Do-It-Yourself
                                    • Hunting
                                    • Maintenance & Repair
                                    • On the Job

                                    Comments about Surge:

                                    New design of tool is greatly appreciated. Pliers are now very functional and replacement cutters is a great add. The closing/folding hinge is much safer now and doesn't pinch your hand when closing. Tool box on your hip. Thank you.

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