Leatherman Charge TTi Review

By on February 1, 2016

Leatherman Charge TTi

Leatherman Charge TTi
8.9

Function

10/10

    Portability

    8/10

      Ergonomics

      9/10

        Value

        8/10

          Durability

          10/10

            Pros

            • - Most Functions
            • - Comfortablt
            • - Strength
            • - Performance

            Cons

            • - Expensive
            • - Heavy

            Leatherman ushered in a new era when they released the Charge TTi. They strayed away from their traditional design enough to address some of the traditional complaints, but were careful not to destroy the tradition of a Leatherman multi tool. I believe that they did a great job walking that line without straying too far to either side.

            The most noticeable change is that most of the tools are accessible from the outside of the Charge TTi. This is a huge change from all of the older models and even some of the lower end new products. This significant improvement has also made a move in the price of the product. The Leatherman Charge TTi is typically priced in the range of $170.

            Functions

            If you are looking for all around functions, the TTi is the leader of the pack. If you include the auxiliary bits that come in the purchase, you get almost double the functions you get out of any other multi tools out there.

            The Pliers in this tool are essentially a 4-in-1 1 tool of their own. You get tapered needle nose pliers, an inset crimper, serrated jaws, and a strong set of wire cutters all in one. That alone is a fine piece of engineering if you ask me!

            As mentioned above, the most used tools are accessible from the outside of the device. That means that you can access two blades, one straight and one serrated, from the outside of the unit without having to unfold it. Most tools accessible from the outside are a pair of saws, cutting hook, and file.

            The rest of the tools are accessible from the inside corners by flipping the Charge TTi open. This is where you will find the scissons, bit holder, screwdrivers, and can opener.

            Portability

            Leatherman Charge TTi 2This multi tool is considered a full-sized multi tool. That means that it is a little larger and heavier than some of the other options, but you have to expect that with the amount of functions you receive.

            It comes with a quality leather best sheath to hold everything you receive in the package. It snaps shut to secure your multi tool and all of the accessory bits to keep them together. This is not the multi tool to buy if you are looking for something to put on your keychain!

            Ergonomics

            The handle is very comfortable to hold, with curves and tools in just the right places. No matter what function you are looking to use, the handle is rounded perfectly so that you can clench your fist with ease. You won’t have to worry about pinching your skin like you might with some of the other multi tools on the market.

            Value

            You are not going to purchase the Leatherman Charge TTi for it’s value. You are going to buy this so that you have the best multi tool that money can buy. The Leatherman Wave and Charge AL are a better value if that is what you are looking for, but you will lose out on some of the functions.

            Tools

            1. Needlenose Pliers
            2. Regular Pliers
            3. Hard-wire Cutters
            4. Wire Cutters
            5. Crimper
            6. Wire Stripper
            7. S30V Knife
            8. 420HC Serrated Knife
            9. Saw
            10. Spring-action Scissors
            11. Cutting Hook
            12. Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)
            13. Can Opener
            14. Bottle Opener
            15. Wood/Metal File
            16. Diamond-coated File
            17. Large Bit Driver
            18. Small Bit Driver
            19. Medium Screwdriver

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