Leatherman Super Tool 300 Review

By on February 2, 2016

Leatherman Super Tool 300

Leatherman Super Tool 300
8.5

Function

8/10

    Portability

    8/10

      Ergonomics

      9/10

        Value

        10/10

          Durability

          9/10

            Pros

            • - Made in the USA.
            • - Replaceable Wire Cutters.
            • - A Great Value for all that you get.

            Cons

            • - Tools Aren't Accessible From The Outside.
            • - Low Quality Included Carrying Case.

            This is one of my favorite multi tools that I reviewed as part of this project. It is a thoroughbred stub of a multi tool if I’ve ever saw one.

            Leatherman has been a mainstay in the world of multi tools for as long as I can remember. With tools like this, they are not going anywhere anytime soon either. The Super Tool 300 is a great tool in the traditional Leatherman design for good measure.

            If you are looking for a good priced multi tool that is not going to break the bank, then the Leatherman Supertool 300 might be the best multi tool for you. It has just about any tool that you could dream of in a durable and cost effective frame. Not to mention, you get all of this at a great price while still made in the USA. That is always a great selling point for anything that I buy!

            Leatherman Super Tool 300

            Function

            The Super Tool 300 has 18 of the most commonly found tools in all multi tools. It has every screwdriver, bottle opener, ruler, and file that you could every need. If its not included in the charge, then you probably don’t really need it in the first place.

            I was very impressed with the pliers built into this great portable tool. The needle nose and regular plier combo is built very well and will last you for years to come. You will lose this multi tool before you have the chance to break these pliers, trust me. Another huge benefit of the Super Tool 300 is that the wire cutters are replaceable. The wire cutters are the most important part of a multi tool for me, so being able to replace them is a huge benefit.

            The first negative thing I noticed was that this configuration does not include a pair of scissors. This could be a deal breaker for you if the scissors are important to what you are looking to do with your new multi tool. Another thing I took points away for is that none of the tools are available on the outside of the device. You need to unfold the unit entirely, pull out the tool, and then close it for you to get any tool ready to use.

            Portability

            By default, all multi tools that we reviewed are portable since they can be moved quite easily. If you complain the portability features that other multi tools boast though, you will see that the Super Tool 300 is in the lower half of the field.

            Since it was built to have almost every tool you could ask for, it was designed as a full size multi tools. That means that it is a little larger and heavier than some of the other options you have to choose from. That is something to keep in mind if you are thinking about making a purchase today.

            One small thing I noticed when it came to portability is the included case was designed with Velcro. While Velcro is easy to use, it has a tendency to wear away fast and leaving you with nothing. I would have preferred to see a nice button to hold it closed if it was my choice.

            Ergonomics

            Just as you would expect from a Leatherman, the tool fits just right in your hand when you fold it into position. The groves in the sides of the tool line up perfectly with the indents as well. This makes it rather easy to open a tool with one hand on the fly.

            Value

            For the price available on Amazon, this is an amazing value when it comes to multi tools. It isn’t priced with the best of the best but is priced with the affordable and useable options instead. That makes it easier to look past some of the shortcomings. This is the perfect multi tool to buy someone that is looking for a well priced all around tool to keep in the car or bag.

            Tools

            1. Needlenose Pliers
            2. Regular Pliers
            3. 154CM Replaceable Wire Cutters
            4. 154CM Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
            5. Stranded-wire Cutters
            6. Electrical Crimper
            7. Wire Stripper
            8. 420HC Knife
            9. 420HC Serrated Knife
            10. Saw
            11. Awl w/ Thread Loop
            12. Ruler (9 in | 22 cm)
            13. Can Opener
            14. Bottle Opener
            15. Wood/Metal File
            16. Phillips Screwdriver
            17. Large Screwdriver
            18. Medium Screwdriver
            19. Small Screwdriver

            About Steve Pincket

            If we had a real “tool expert, Steve would be the guy. If you knew how much Steve knows about tools then you would realize how sad that is! Steve comes to us from the great state of Maine and likes to write about the topics that no one else wants. We are glad to have him!

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