Properly Tempered Jaws
I was tapping a hole, critical to the construction of some custom hardware, when my tap snapped off. Being carbide the tap was "un-drillable", but it was sticking out one sixteenth of an inch. I figured if I could grab it, I could unscrew it out of the hole. I grabbed a 4" pair of high quality locking pliers and clamped them on and tried repeatedly to twist only to continually strip the edge of the jaws off. So much for carbon steel.
I got my Leatherman Crunch out to see how the stainless would fair. The Crunch grabbed on and turned it! Then it let go losing only a fraction of the jaws corner. I repeated this until the broken piece was out. I was impressed by the obviously well thought out metallurgy of the Leatherman tools. I now carry the Charge Ti exclusively, even in a suit thanks to the wonderful pocket clip. Materials matter and Leatherman just keeps getting better and better. (I keep a Crunch in my briefcase, so it is never very far away either).
Los Angeles, CA
It clamps up to a 1-inch diameter pipe with its vise grips, and if you remove the adjusting screw, you'll find a hex-bit adapter built right in.
One of two original Charge designs that took multi-tools and their feature materials to a whole new level.