Top 10 EDC Multi-Tools

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Top 10 EDC Multi-Tools

With a lot of everyday carry multi-tools to choose from, how do you know which one is best for you? Good news! We’ve assembled our list of Leatherman’s favorite multi-tools specifically with everyday carry in mind. 



6 Best Full-Size EDC Multi-Tools


1. Bond

Based on the original 1990s Leatherman PST, with the versatile Bond by your side, there’s not much you can’t fix, tighten, adjust, or solve. Fewer trips back and forth to your toolbox. Zero time hunting for the right tool for the job. Lighter, more comfortable, and less prone to scratches, this high-quality workhorse gets the job done for years to come. Carry it with the included nylon sheath or accessorize with a removable pocket clip (sold separately), and you’re good to go. At a mere 5.8 ounces, this stainless-steel workhorse provides 14 essential tools including pliers, a durable 420HC knife blade, and a set of standard screwdrivers.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.5in | 15.87 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.36 cm

WEIGHT: 6.21 oz | 176 g

WIDTH: 1.21 in | 3.0 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .56 in | 1.4 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, wire stripper, 420HC blade, awl, spring-action scissors, ruler (4 in | 10 cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, Phillips screwdriver, medium screwdriver, small screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel

Family using Leatherman Bond

2. WAVE+

Hard to argue with an international bestseller. Powerful pliers, good, one-hand operable blades and a comfortable handle makes the Wave Plus a go-to everyday carry multi-tool. Durable wire cutters can be replaced, so you can keep using this professional-grade multi-tool for years. Craftsmanship and high-quality design combines to make this 18-tool Leatherman ideal for jobs big or small. All features of the Wave Plus lock into place so you don’t have to worry about them moving or closing while you’re using them. If you work on or near water or on scaffolding, the Wave Plus has a lanyard ring to attach it safely and securely to a lanyard, so it won’t be lost if you accidentally drop it (no more losing things out of your pocket as well).

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.25 in | 15.87 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.37 cm

WEIGHT: 8.5 oz | 241 g

WIDTH: 1.2 in | 3.05 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .7 in | 1.78 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, premium replaceable wire cutters, premium replaceable hard-wire cutters, electrical crimper, wire stripper, 420HC knife, 420HC serrated knife, saw, spring-action scissors, ruler (8 in | 19 cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, diamond-coated file, large bit driver, small bit driver

INCLUDED BITS: Eyeglass screwdriver, Phillips #1-2 & 3/16” screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel, matte black

Leatherman Wave on mechanic's table

3. Skeletool

Weighing in at a sleek, streamlined five ounces, the Skeletool has a stainless steel combo blade, pliers, bit driver, removable pocket clip and carabiner/bottle opener. Plus, it just looks good. Not only can you change bits, but you can store them in the handle so they’re always there when you need them. The Skeletool CX is its twin cousin. It features all the tools of the regular Skeletool with the addition of a premium 154CM blade which holds an edge well. Don’t need that much? The even lighter (1.3 ounces!) Skeletool KB makes a great pocket knife. A bottle opener pops the top off your beverage for an extra bonus. A replaceable pocket clip makes it easy to carry.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.0 in | 15.24 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 2.6 in | 6.60 cm

WEIGHT: 5 oz | 142 g

WIDTH: 1.24 in | 3.15 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .52 in | 1.32 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, 420HC combo knife, carabiner/bottle opener, large bit driver, included bits: Phillips #1-2, screwdriver ¼” & 3/16”

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel, blue, green, coyote tan    

Leatherman Skeletool with camera bag

4. FREE P4

A more tool-dense version of our P2, the FREE P4 includes a saw and a 420HC serrated knife. Every multi-tool in the FREE series uses our revolutionary magnetic system which gives you smooth, quick access to tools so you can work with speed and confidence. Every feature of this tool can be opened and used with one hand, so you can multi-task quickly and have one hand free. Every tool and the knife (with the exception of the plier head) locks into place. No more worrying that a tool will close or cam back while you’re using it. For everyday carry, the FREE P4 gets bonus points for how every feature on it moves like liquid.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4.25 in | 10.78 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.45 in | 16.39 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 2.76 in | 7.02 cm

WEIGHT: 8.6 oz | 243.8 g

WIDTH: 1.3 in | 3.4 cm

HEIGHT: 1.3 in | 3.4 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .68 in | 1.7 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, premium replaceable wire cutters, premium replaceable hard-wire cutters, electrical crimper, wire stripper, 420HC knife, 420HC serrated knife, saw, pry tool, package opener, awl, spring-action scissors, ruler (1.41 in | 25 mm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel

Leatherman FREE P4 sitting on gloves

5. Charge+

Versatility is the keyword with the tough Charge Plus. Just in case the 19 tools aren’t enough, you can upgrade with a bit driver kit, so you (almost literally) will have every tool you may ever need for those everyday problems. The scissors slice through anything and a convenient cutting hook take your cutting abilities to a new level. It includes a removable pocket clip so you can attach it to your belt loop or pocket for extra security. Never worry about your everyday carry multi-tool falling out of a pocket or dropping it and losing it forever thanks to a removable, quick-release lanyard ring. Need an extra hand? No problem. Every tool can be opened and locked into place with just one hand.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.25 in | 15.87 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.37 cm

WEIGHT: 8.3 oz | 235 g

WIDTH: 1.2 in | 3.0 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .76 in | 1.9 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, premium replaceable wire cutters, premium replaceable hard-wire cutters, electrical crimper, wire stripper, 154CM knife, 420HC serrated knife, saw, spring-action scissors, cutting hook, ruler (8 in | 19 cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, diamond-coated file, large bit driver, medium screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel, black

Leatherman Charge on DIY table

6. Curl

Inspired by our best-selling multipurpose tool, the Curl is packed with some of Leatherman’s most iconic features and is ideal for first-time multi-tool owners. It features 15 different tools but folds down to a compact, four-inch package that can be carried with the removable pocket clip or in the included nylon sheath. It’s the quickest, easiest, and most affordable way to be prepared for home projects, quick fixes, and anything else life throws your way. Want to know more about one of our newest tools? Check out our blog post here.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.25 in | 15.87 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.37 cm

WEIGHT: 7.5 oz | 212 g

WIDTH: 1.24 in | 3.14 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .6 in | 1.5 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Needlenose pliers, regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, wire stripper, 420HC knife, large bit driver, spring-action scissors, diamond-coated file, awl w/ thread loop, ruler (8 in | 19 cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, medium screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel

Leatherman Curl on workers table

3 Best Everyday Carry Knives


1. FREE T4 (+T2)

Our most universal tool to date, the FREE T4 features a knife that stays sharper longer, comfortable scissors, and an included, removeable pocket clip. The most revolutionary aspect of the T4 (like all FREE multi-tools) is the magnetic locking system which feels smooth and fluid when you open and close the tools. Every feature can be easily opened with one hand and from the outside, so you have your other hand free to multi-task. Lock tools into place so when you press down on something, it won’t unlock or cam back on you so you can work quickly and safely.

CLOSED LENGTH: 3.6 in | 9.3 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 2.2 in | 5.6 cm

WEIGHT: 4.3 oz | 121.9 g

WIDTH: .96 in | 2.4 cm

HEIGHT: .96 in | 2.4 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .69 in | 1.8 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: 420HC Knife, Spring-action scissors, Pry tool, Package opener, Awl, Bottle opener, Wood/Metal file, Phillips screwdriver, Medium screwdriver, Small screwdriver, Extra-small screwdriver, Tweezers

Leatherman FREE K2 and K4 on table

2. FREE K4

Lightweight and portable, the FREE K4 folding pocket knife moves fluidly and has 9 essential tools. Access the mini-pry, spring-action scissors, or the robust, full-size 420HC knife blade with one hand so your other hand is available for other things. Don’t need the scissors? Consider the FREE K2 for all the same features with one fewer tool. The K2 also comes in more colors if you want options.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4.5 in | 11.5 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 3.3 in | 8.4 cm

WEIGHT: 5.5 oz | 155.9 g

WIDTH: 1.3 in | 3.2 cm

HEIGHT: 1.3 in | 3.2 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .72 in | 1.8 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: 420HC Knife, Spring-action scissors, Pry tool, Package opener, Awl, Bottle opener, Phillips screwdriver, Medium screwdriver, Extra-small screwdriver,

CUSTOMIZABLE: No

COLORS AVAILABLE: Slate

Leatherman FREE K4 on workers table

3. Crater C33

Just want a pocket knife? The Crater C33 delivers. Slim and lightweight, the 420HC straight-edge blade locks into place so you can work quickly and safely. But because we can’t just give you one tool (it’s called a multi-tool, after all), the carabiner does double duty as a bottle opener. Win. In the words of one reviewer, “Neat and compact, sharp, nice edge, fit and finish are excellent for the price….” Thanks, C.K.. Pretty much says it all.

CLOSED LENGTH: 3.87 in | 9.82 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 2.6 in | 6.6 cm

WEIGHT: 2.36 oz | 66.9 g

TOOLS INCLUDED: 420HC blade, carabiner/bottle opener

CUSTOMIZABLE: No

ENGRAVABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Black

Leatherman Crater attached to backpack

Best Pocket-Size EDC Multi-tools


Micra & Style PS

Already have the full-size tools? Just want something super small to carry around and have handy without taking up pocket space? Keychain tools are the ones for you. Great on their own or as a super portable addition to your everyday carry items, the Micra manages to pack 10 tools in 1.8 ounces. A small knife, tweezers, spring-action scissors and more mean you can do those quick jobs fast. Tackle box, sewing kit, pocket, purse or keychain, the Micra is there for you. With the good looks of the Skeletool, the Style PS has all the tools of the Micra minus the knife. Designed to be pocket-friendly, the Style PS scissors and blade-free design make it much easier to go anywhere. Attach it with the key ring hole or use the carabiner to make it easy to carry. Cut off plastic tags, trim a fingernail or remove a tweezer on the go.

 

MICRA

CLOSED LENGTH: 2.5 in | 6.5 cm

OPEN LENGTH:  4.2 in | 10.6 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 1.6 in | 4.06 cm

WEIGHT: 1.8 oz | 51 g

WIDTH: .75 in | 1.9 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .37 in | .93 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: 420HC knife, spring-action scissors, flat/Phillips screwdriver, ruler (4.7 in | 12.0 cm), nail cleaner, tweezers, bottle opener, nail file, medium screwdriver, extra-small screwdriver

CUSTOMIZABLE: Yes

COLORS AVAILABLE: Stainless steel, black, red, gray, blue, green

 

STYLE PS

CLOSED LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.5 cm

OPEN LENGTH:  4.5 in | 11.43 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 1.6 in | 4.06 cm

WEIGHT: 1.58 oz | 44.7 g

WIDTH: .8 in | 2.0 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .35 in | .89 cm

TOOLS INCLUDED: Spring-action needlenose pliers, spring-action regular pliers, spring-action wire cutters, spring-action scissors, flat/Phillips screwdriver, tweezers, nail file, carabiner/bottle opener

CUSTOMIZABLE: No

COLORS AVAILABLE: Black, red

Leatherman Micra on table with keys

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