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

  2. Regular Pliers

    A die 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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    • Home improvement/do-it-yourself (6)
    • On the job (6)
    • Maintenance & repair (5)
    • Outdoor activities (camping/hiking) (5)
    • Fishing (3)
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    The tool of choice

    By Out Door's Fishing Guide

    from Vancouver, Wa

    About Me Best Multi On The Market, Do-It-Yourselfer, Good Outdoor Living, Jack Of Trades, Law Enforcement/First Responder, Out Door Fishing Guide

    Verified Buyer


    • Compact/Easy to Carry
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    • Good 4 Truck Glove Box
    • Handle Comfort
    • Lightweight
    • Made In The Usa
    • Only The Best
    • Quality Product
    • Safety First
    • Strength
    • Versatile
    • Warranty
    • You Will Always Be Happy
    • You Will Not Be Disappoin


    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Surge:

    How you use the product
    Every day use with endless uses. From Fishing to Hunting Teaching Outdoor Classes, Search and Rescue, Carpentry, Office Work Automotive work the list will never stop. You will never be disappointed with any LEATHERMAN'S product.

    Since you are looking for a quality multi purpose hand tool to have on your side at all times. You need not to look any further. This is the one that covers all. From working out on the open range to working at home and even in the shop. This Leatherman tool covers all. The replaceable cutters is great, along with the changeable index bits. Plus the blade changer is a huge plus. You have all the tools in your hands when you need them. You know when you are out away from the shop and you need a tool to complete a project and all the tools are in the shop. Not to worry you have the Leatherman with you. With being at the wright place at the wright time at a BBQ and the BBQ dose not work properly, then here you are with the Leatherman to repair the BBQ and all of your friends and family are happy at the TAIL GATE event you not only saved the good time's you might even be able to have the first BBQ servings. Then you can say thanks to the Leatherman and all of the endless uses to use for and even for the BBQ TAIL GATE event. Then you can cheer for your team on a full and happy belly. Yes then everyone is saying thank you to you for the fine first class repair of the BBQ. A pat on the back to you and you just say thank you to all and a big thank you to the Leatherman to save the BBQ of the Tail Gate event. From the open range to the big city life the Leatherman will always have a place on your side. As you can say always be prepared, from a Scout to the public be prepared to help yourself and others be kind and friendly.

    Things that are great about it. The strong durable build of a quality product made in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    Things that aren't so great about it. Nothing at all to report.

    The warranty is hands down the best one out here. To have a warranty such as this warranty be proud the Leatherman is made is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Heavyweight performer

    By Simon B

    from Leicester, England.

    About Me Boathandler, Diver, Engineer, Welder


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    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Surge:

    This replaced my old Wave, it's a big step up, Surge is a powerhouse of quality tools. Larger and stronger used at work, out at sea and at home. Also have a bit kit, this has got us out of a number of pickles.
    The heavy duty scissors are excellent and the tiny jewellers screw drivers are surprisingly versatile. I'll reach for leatherman first and full sized tools only if it's defeated.
    It really cannot be beaten and has travelled the world with me, it's only downfall is price Is price in the uk.

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


    Awesome and reliable.

    By mhajicek

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Armorer, Cnc Programmer, Cnc Programmermachinist, Do-It-Yourselfer, Machinist


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    • Versatile


      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Surge:

      I've been using the Surge for over a decade now, and carry it everywhere I go. I feel naked without it. I use every tool on it on a regular basis, and it's usually the only tool I need for most incidental repair and jury-rigging tasks. Bring a hammer and some allen wrenches and you're set for almost anything.

      I have had some failures, but they're due to my own abuse of the tool. I've snapped the large flathead once and the pliers three times, trying to use them well beyond their design intent in all cases. In all I've bought I think three of them, and am now looking to get my fourth, hopefully the new redesigned one. It looks like the redesign will make the pliers stronger, since the hard insert allows the plier body to be a tougher alloy / heat treat.

      My only other comment would be that the retention clip for the medium sized phillips / flathead bit keeps falling out, for which I substituted a dab of plumbers putty. It seems that may have been redesigned too, so I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the new model. I have to applaud Leatherman for working to iron out these few kinks in an awesome product. If these few problems are solved by the new design it'll be darned near perfect! Now if I can only get one with a black oxide body and Titanium Nitrided blades...

      Note to Webby: can't remove "Cnc Programmermachinist" from "Describe Yourself" section. Thanks.

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