With a shop full of tools, it's hard to imagine you need yet one more. But the thing about having a full shop is that it doesn't (quite) fit in your pocket. When you're in a pinch and need something quick, that's where a multi-tool will help you out. Here are our top 5 reasons (aka tools) why woodworkers need a multi-purpose Leatherman tool by their side, featuring our new Leatherman Curl®.
TOP 5 REASONS WOODWORKERS NEED A MULTI-TOOL
Whether it's pulling out nails or staples or even removing a printer cartridge, having pliers in your pocket is very handy. Drop something in just the right, hard-to-reach spot? Fingers not small enough or dexterous enough (or even available—hello, gloves) to hold that one thing you need to hold? Convenient and easy to use (yes, most of our tools have both needlenose and regular pliers), multi-tool pliers are your new best shop pal.
2. KNIFE BLADE
In a woodworking shop, there’s always a need for a quality knife. It’s very nice to have a pocketknife to shave off the rough edge on a piece of wood, or even slice the tip off a tube of caulk. Having a safe, sharp knife on hand will save you time, and because it’s part of your multi-tool, it’s easier to store than a full-size knife.
There's always a pesky rough edge that just needs a little touch up. That's why you need a file in your pocket.
Of course you've got a full-size saw (if you’re a serious woodworker), but you won't be carrying that thing around with you. If you're up on a ladder or just have a small piece to cut, the multi-tool’s pocket-size serrated saw will do the trick.
Tightening down those final screws or making quick adjustments is easy with a multi-tool. Bonus points for ratchet driver. Remember those days you were always hunting for the right driver in the right size? You won’t once you have a multi-tool.
A MULTI-TOOL MAKES WOODWORKING LESS WORK
We understand you didn’t get into woodworking because of the opportunity for long-winded discussions. So, we’ll stop soon. Tackle your next project with fewer frustrations when you have a Leatherman multi-tool with you. End of story.