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Leatherman 830040 Wave Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath

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  • New Wave folding multitool; all locking blades for safety; 1-hand access to 4 outside tools
  • 2 pliers, 2 wire cutters, 2 knives, saw, scissors, 2 files, 2 bit drivers, screwdriver, ruler, bottle/can opener, wire stripper, 2 double-ended bits
  • 100 percent stainless steel
  • Includes multitool and nylon sheath
  • 4 inches closed, 6.3 inches open; 8.5 ounces; 25-year limited warranty
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Product Description


The Wave multitool's compact folded shape hides a wealth of tools and blades within.
The Wave Multitool From Leatherman: Better than Ever

The most popular full-size Leatherman tool is now better than ever. Larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters and all-locking blades make the new Wave an essential piece of equipment for any job or adventure. The pliers have been redesigned to withstand more than double the previous squeezing load, and the new bronze bushing makes one-handed knife access a smooth operation -- plus, the one-at-a-time blade selection function means that the tool you want is the tool you get. The versatile Wave comes with a durable and attractive nylon sheath.

The Wave includes several screw bits for added versatility.

Expand your Wave's capabilities with the optional bit kit, pocket clip, or lanyard ring (not included).
User Features

This Wave model has four exterior blades that can be accessed even while the tool is closed. (Note: the knife blade can only be opened when the tool is closed.) You can open the blades with one hand by placing your thumb in the thumbhole at the base of the blade, and rotating until the knife is fully extended. This securely engages the locking mechanism.

The saw and file both have nail nicks at their tips for easy access. The locking mechanism is marked with a padlock symbol on the tool itself. To unlock the blades, all you have to do is press the locking mechanism toward the handle until the blade slides past the lock.

Accessing the interior features is a snap, too -- just grip the handles and rotate them open. Each interior blade can be opened by using the nail nicks. The scissors extend in the very same way, and they lock into place for secure, safe use. And of course, it's easy to change the tool bits, too. Just remove the bit from the driver and pop a new one into place.

Optional Accessories (not included)

Expand your Wave's capabilities with the Bit Kit, offering 21 double-ended bits. Or, you can add a pocket clip and quick-release lanyard ring.

What's in the box:

The Leatherman Wave multitool and a nylon sheath.


All Leatherman products are covered by a 25-year limited warranty. If within 25 years from the purchase date of your genuine Leatherman tool you find any defect in material or workmanship, you can count on the manufacturer to make it right with fast warranty service. To obtain warranty service, return your tool to Leatherman Tool Group. Depending on the tool defect, they will decide whether to repair your tool or replace it with a product of equal or greater value. No variations, upgrades or refunds are offered.

Multitool Capabilities:

  • Needlenose pliers
  • Regular pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Hard-wire cutters
  • Clip-point knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Saw
  • Scissors
  • Wood/metal file
  • Diamond-coated file
  • Large bit driver
  • Small bit driver
  • Large screwdriver
  • Ruler (8 inches)
  • Bottle/can opener
  • Wire stripper
  • Lanyard attachment
  • Two double-ended bits

Key Tech Specs:

  • Length closed: 4 inches
  • Length open: 6.3 inches
  • 100-percent stainless steel blades and tools

The Leatherman Tool Group and its History of Quality

In 1975, Leatherman Tool Group founder Tim Leatherman was inspired by leaky pipes and a cranky car on a budget trip to Europe -- and thus the idea for his first pocket survival tool was conceived. Since then, Leatherman has become an internationally recognized company with hundreds of employees and a wide variety of durable, versatile, stylish products. Created with bold designs and truly rugged construction, Leatherman products are a perfect addition for tool kits, emergency sets, and glove compartments everywhere.

From the Manufacturer

Packed full of new implements, the most popular full-size Leatherman tool is now better than ever. The New Wave Multi-Tool features larger knives, stronger pliers, and longer wire cutters for cutting, twisting, and snipping your way out of any tough situation. An essential piece of equipment for nearly any lifestyle, the New Wave comes with an integrated, highly compact bit kit for maximum versatility. One-handed access to four outside tools means faster response time to the trouble at hand. Large and small bit drivers give added versatility, while larger thumbholes on two outside blades provide quick, one-handed access. And, so there's no mix up as to which blades lock and which blades don't, Leatherman made them all lock this time. One hundred percent stainless steel means optimal durability and long tool life. Plus, the nylon sheath now lets you carry with the New Wave with the jaws open and the sheath closed for quicker access to the goods within. Your purchase is covered by Leatherman's 25-year warranty.


  • Stronger, versatile and more features than ever before for tackling just about any job
  • 100 percent stainless steel for optimal durability
  • New jaw design, all locking blades for safety
  • One-handed access to four outside tools for quick-draw applications
  • 25-year limited warranty for consumer confidence

What's in the Tool

  • Needlenose Pliers
  • Regular Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hard-Wire Cutters
  • Clip-Point Knife
  • Serrated Knife
  • Saw
  • Scissors
  • Wood/Metal File
  • Diamond-Coated File
  • Large Bit Driver
  • Small Bit Driver
  • Large Screwdriver
  • Ruler (8 inch/19 cm)
  • Bottle/Can Opener
  • Wire Stripper
  • Lanyard Attachment
  • Two Double-Ended Bits

What's in the Box

  • Multi-tool
  • Nylon sheath


  • Length: 4 in. / 10 cm closed — 6.3 in / 16 cm open
  • Weight: 8.5 ounces / 264 grams
  • Materials: 100% stainless steel (Optimum grade hardness for each tool/blade)
  • Included Screw Bits: Phillips and flat tip eyeglass screwdriver
  • Phillips #1-2 and screwdriver 3/16"

Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number 830040
Item Weight 10.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 4 x 1 x 1 inches
Origin USA
Item model number 830040
Size Large
Item Package Quantity 1
Number Of Pieces 12
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description 25 years

Technical Specification

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF ]

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars 596 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #6,253 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#55 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Multitools & Accessories > Multitools
#572 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available April 1, 2004

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF ]

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Overall, the new Wave is worth the money and effort though not perfect, but we'll go through the comparison to the old Wave (which is still pretty darn good).


-All the tools lock open! I love this one, and this alone makes up for the short comings (to follow).

-The removable driver bits are most excellent. The basic one that comes with the Wave is OK, but when you add the accessory kit, you're ready to face any sort of fastener (torx, Allen/hex, posi-drive, square)

-The sheath allows you to carry it in the pliers configuration as well as fully closed (and has room for the accessory bits, barely).

-That little eyeglass screwdriver bit is worth it's weight in platinum.

-Like the original Wave, the knife blades are accessible when the tool is fully closed, and lock open. This is a major improvement over most other mutli-tools, and was my main reason for getting my first (old style) Wave. The blades also have thumb notches for easy (single-handed) opening, that are well sized (not too big, not too small) for both carrying and ease of use.


-Sadly, the new Wave is significantly bulkier than the original, but still not as bulky as most of the Gerber tools.

-The nylon sheath feels a little cheesy, but has held up fairly well.

My Wave has stood up well to fairly rough use, and I recommend it for anyone who needs a screwdriver once or twice a day but doesn't want to lug the full tool box around (The Wave, a Camelbak, and a poncho liner are probably the three most useful things a friend or loved one going to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, etc could have). The scissors deserve special note as they work wonderfully; could someone at Leatherman replace one of the outside blades, like the sheepsfoot/serrated blade with the scissors? I use the scissors a lot more than the serrated blade, and would welcome being able to get to them without opening the pliers.
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I work for a police department as an Animal Services Officer/Cruelty Investigator and have field tested the original Leatherman Wave for five years. I absolutely love it and I can't fathom how I could have ever gotten by without it. I recently (excitedly) purchased the New Wave and I am both pleased and disappointed. The bronze bushings are a great new feature and they really do make a difference along with the larger thumb holes in ease/smoothness of opening. The interchangeable screwdriver bits are a big improvement and the addition of the Eyeglass Phillips/flathead screwdriver will be very useful. I have to use the nylon sheath on my duty belt because the loop on the leather one won't fit over it. Otherwise, I would definitely use the leather sheath because it looks and functions much better (the Velcro on the nylon sheath does not stick very well).

The NW design is definitely stronger/more solid except for the wimpy new scissors that they used. The old scissors would cut through tough plastic packaging, leather and just about anything you could throw at them (I used them to cut around the plastic packaging of the New Wave). As an experiment I tried to use the new scissors on the same packaging and while they would cut it, it was a chore. They will cut through leather (the leather on the old Wave Sheath) but not nearly as easily as the Original Wave does. Also, when you open up the scissors on the NW you have to be careful not to cut yourself because they put the movable arm in right next to the blade, so when you go to push it down you could get cut if you are not paying attention.

The fact that ALL OF THE BLADES LOCK is a wonderful and long awaited improvement. The new screwdrivers are very cool, useful and easy to open.
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All the features and functionality of the old Wave yet with all locking tools and a new multi-bit attachment accessory. Much easier to use with one hand and a little more ergonomic too (e.g., easier to reach and open individual components, easier one-hand access to outside blades). It's got a needle nose pliers/wire cutter, regular pliers, knife blade, serrated knife blade, saw, scissors, 2 files (one is diamond-coated), large and small it drivers, a screwdriver, an 8-inch (19 cm) ruler, a bottle/can opener, a wire stripper, and 2 double-ended bits. Additional interchangeable bits are available for a few bucks more. The only drawback is that it comes with a nylon sheath instead of the nicer leather one.

My first Leatherman tool (purchased more than a decade ago) was improperly tempered and the pliers broke the first time I used it. They expeditiously and graciously exchanged it for a brand new one that worked fine (which I still own). I not only appreciated the great customer service but have purchased half a dozen more since then (both for myself as well as for gifts). For my day job I have to be a suit and tie kind of guy so I don't normally carry a Leatherman around with me, yet I have one in each vehicle and a third in my shop. Over the years I have found them very practical, useful, and well designed. I have used them for tinkering in my shop, emergency car repairs, outdoor events (e.g., hiking, camping, fishing), and more...
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This is simply the best multi-tool: compact, solid, and an excellent selection of rugged tools. Particularly noteworthy: superb knives (straight and serrated), well-made sissors, a bit tool with interchangeable bits - it comes with a phillips head, but you can buy a set of 22 additional bits for just $20. The Swiss Army SwissTool has many enthusiastic users, but I have both and definitely prefer the Leatherman: the SwissTool is pretty, but the New Wave simply has better tools in every case. (No comparison, in particular, for the blades!)

Note that the New Wave, unlike the original Wave, DOES have all-locking tools!
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