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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
 
4.2

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strength (37)
  • Functionality/number of features (36)
  • Versatile (34)
  • Durability/quality (32)
  • Handle comfort (29)

Cons

  • Heavy (12)
  • Hard to carry (3)
  • Poor design (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home improvement/do-it-yourself (36)
  • Maintenance & repair (34)
  • On the job (32)
  • Outdoor activities (camping/hiking) (28)
  • Fishing (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourselfer (31), Law enforcement/first responder (7), Military/law enforcement (3)

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3.0

Get it if you are a professional

By Lazy worker

from North Bergen NJ

About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blades Are Sharp
  • Durability/Quality
  • Strength

Cons

  • Heavy
  • No Spring In Plyers
  • Too Expensive

Best Uses

  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Military/Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Outdoor Activities (Camping/Hiking)

Comments about Surge:

This tool is pretty well made and you can tell it is a quality product. However it seems to me that this is just a heavier version of the wingman with an interchangable saw blade and file. It is quite heavy for its size and the plyer/wire cutter is not spring loaded which could be challenging when griping something. I would not recommend it for someone who needs basic stuff. it is definately for pros

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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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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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    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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    (2 of 2 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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      (7 of 7 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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        (1 of 2 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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          (2 of 2 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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          (1 of 1 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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            (1 of 1 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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                (3 of 4 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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                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                                5.0

                                Power surge

                                By Rocoz

                                from Brooklyn ,NY

                                About Me Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Surge:

                                  After watching clips of his product I knew I had to have one and boy do I love it. Even when I'm not using it I take it out and just look at it and play with it. One minor flaw and it may be on my part is that sometimes it's a bit hard to close from the open pliers back to compact size. Minor non issue to me and maybe it's something I'm doing wrong or maybe because it's new.

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                                  5.0

                                  Surging to the top

                                  By SMO

                                  from Iowa

                                  About Me Do-It-Yourselfer, Law Enforcement/First Responder, Military

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • None So Far

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Surge:

                                  I just received the Surge last week. I have owned many multi-tools in my life, I need not look farther. This tool is very robust and very versatile. The blade access without opening the handle is a great feature. The same jaws as the Super tool is a great upgrade and exactly what I was looking for. I bought the Molle XL sheath and the belt clip/lanyard holder. The tool w/pocket clip fits nicely in the sheath. Overall a great tool!

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                                  5.0

                                  Every day carry

                                  By Gary

                                  from Allentown, PA

                                  About Me Do-It-Yourselfer, Law Enforcement/First Responder, Military

                                  Pros

                                  • Don't Leave Home Without
                                  • Functionality/Number of Features
                                  • Handle Comfort
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Surge:

                                    I wanted the best tool for the job, I found it in the Surge. I use everything on this tool except the bottle opener. what sold me was the removable/interchangable file and saw, with the ability to use off the shelf jigsaw blades this was a no brainer for all that I get into from work to camping I can switch from a metal cutting blade to a wood cutting one in just seconds then to the file to sharpen other tools with the diamons file.
                                    The removable cutting jaw blades for the wire cutter is a life saver, I'm not worried anymore about cutting extra hard fence wire around my farm, if they chip, I can replace them.
                                    Don't get me wrong, this tool has limitations, it doesn't have a hammer.
                                    The only suggestion I would have for leatherman (I'm sure that I'm not the only one) to have a "build your own tool" with interchangeable parts or offer some of the parts like the file holder for purchase separately. I do plan on getting another one or two when money isn't tight because I believe in having the best.

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