|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.5 x 1.2 x 0.8 inches|
|Item model number||831082|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Warranty Description||25 years|
Leatherman 831082 Freestyle CX Multi-tool
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- 154CM Stainless Steel, Clip-point Knife
- Needlenose Pliers, Regular Pliers
- DLC-coated Stainless Steel Handles with Carbon-fiber Handle Insert
- Outside-accessible Blade for One-handed Opening,
- Locking Blade, Removable Pocket Clip, DLC Coating for Scratch and Corrosion Resistance
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The Freestyle CX boasts long-lasting, multi-purpose strength in a pocket-size 3.45-inch frame. This multi-tool features DLC coating for scratch and corrosion resistance as well as a 154CM stainless steel blade that will hold its edge three-times as long as a traditional stainless steel knife. A carbon-fiber handle insert allows the CX to offer a superior strength to weight ratio.
Designed for Superior Control, Power, and Comfort
Designed to act as your "go to" pocket knife without giving up multi-tool functionality, the CX boasts an ergonomic grip to ensure comfort and ease of use. The outside-accessible blade is easily opened with just one free hand, so while you're holding the fishing line or the flashlight in one hand, you can swiftly make cuts with the other. The CX's two-in-one needlenose/standard pliers sport both hard and regular wire cutters.
The CX also includes a removable clip, allowing you to store it on your belt or pocket for easy access at all times. Whatever the adventure, the CX is the ideal tool for powerful functionality in a portable package.
The CX is covered by a 25-year warranty.
About Leatherman: Time-Tested Tools
On a low-budget trip through Europe in 1975, recent college graduate Tim Leatherman faced a number of impromptu "fix-it" situations that his traditional pocket knife couldn't help with. Over the next eight years, Tim used his engineering background to produce countless designs and hundreds of prototypes for the tool he wished he'd had on that trip.
In 1983, the original Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool hit the market. By 1993, Leatherman was selling more than one-million tools a year. Thanks to their durability and versatility, Leatherman products--which now include multi-pliers, knives, pruners, and LED lights--are a mainstay of tradesmen and women, sailors, fishermen, hunters, backpackers, scouts, and do-it-yourselfers the world over.
What's in the Box
Leatherman 831082 Freestyle CX Multi-tool.
Top Customer Reviews
This tool is light and small enough to carry in your pocket every day.
The plier is sturdy and only large enough for smaller nuts or objects, around 3/4in or less. Altogh advertised as a "needle nose," it really doesn't fit into tight quarters like a true needlenose. The blade is non serrated so it's easy to sharpen at home. For righties, the blade opens easily one-handed, locks open solidly, and opens when the plier is folded (having to open the plier to access the blade is the major drawback of a lot of larger multitols).
I don't miss the screwdriver included in the skeletool because I have a leatherman micra on my keychain. This tool plus the micra is far more useful than any one tool on the market.
If you really really need the screwdriver bits and you use the pocket clip, the skeletool is probably a better bet, but this tool is more useful to me because I like to keep my pocketknife inside my pocket. A useful sturdy plier, a really high quality blade, and nothing else. If you're considering this item vs the skeletool because your wave is too big, this is the one to own unless you really want to compromise size for a flimsy screwdriver.
The Freestyle is all this and more. I don't have the convenience of large pockets that men have, and carrying one in my purse is next to useless. The clip is perfect for slipping into the waist of my jeans or skirt where it stays secure, hidden, and unobtrusive but ready when I need it at the flick of a thumb.
I don't like to give up style or functionality for either of the two, and with the Freestyle I don't have to. I have received many compliments on it, and it has all the quality and style you can expect from a Leatherman. Fellas, buy it for your girl. She will thank you. ;)
The workmanship of the tool is very good. Fittings are tight and there's no sideways play in the blade or pliers. It does seem quite strong. It's also a very high tech looking tool with an industrial feel.
Out of the package the tools are difficult to open. I certainly couldn't open the knife with one hand, and the pliers were stiff enough that at first it appeared to be locked. Even after twenty minutes spent with WD40 and just opening and closing the pliers are still not fluidly opened. This is likely a consequence of the workmanship however, and I expect it will get better with use.
Second, it looks good, but it seems some form was done in place of functionality. Looking at the picture you can see the blade itself has several holes. The largest one is a thumbslot for opening. Unfortunately, it's difficult to get the right leverage on the blade given the shape and the size of the tool. Also, though the holes reduce the weight by a few grams, they make the blade and tool more difficult to clean and maintain (lubricating oil must be cleaned with a qtip or risk fouling the outside of the tool which can be dangerous). There is no spring assist on the pliers, which means you work it more like a scissors.
Finally, there's only a knife and a pliers on this tool. The Leatherman Micra, though smaller, packs a lot more into the size. It can be argued that the Freestyle tools are more rugged, but unfortunately it exists in that middle ground between compact mini-tool and a proper folding knife/pliers.
As others suggest, there are other tools that cost slightly more that have better functionality.
First and foremost- this isn't a multitool. It's not the "Leatherman" most people think of when they hear the word. It doesn't even pretend to be. It's a Leatherman KNIFE. And it just happens to have a small set of pliers thrown in. A lot of people complain that these pliers are too small to be any good, and yes, they're too small to replace a set of pliers (or even a larger multitool), but man are they handy to have. I've used these for pulling staples out of wood, hooks out of fish mouths, I've twisted broken screws out of boards, and used them to hold bolts while I loosened nuts, stripped/cut countless wires, pull stuck pins from stage rigging, and hundreds of other things.
It really amuses me that everyone complains that the knife is too small/dull on a multitool, then when they buy a knife, they complain that the multitool aspect of it isn't good enough. I think of this tool and my Leatherman CORE in a very similar way: When I'm in a pinch, and I need a tool in my hand, it's great to have.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are an efficient minimalist, don't like complicated things and dig the simple but effective gear...do yourself a favor and get yourself this piece of fine gear. Read morePublished 9 months ago by NATIVEMODE
The size is a little smaller than what I expected but its a good tool.
very solid. It's a little hard to open and close the pliers. Cutters work. Read more
My only complaint about this tool is that its thicker than an every day carry needs to be. If they could make it thinner i think it would be excelent.Published on January 16, 2014 by Pens
It showed up before I expected it and it was exactly what I wanted.Its a great tool for the price i paidPublished on August 28, 2013 by Bradley Martin
Leatherman advertises this as a multitool but in all honesty my SAK has more tools than this. What you do get is a well made set of pliers and a great blade made out of 154CM - one... Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by Drew
I use this for work and for play. The knife is great as it does not have seration, It is easy to sharpen and get get one hell of a sharp edge. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by Scott D. Stoner
I got this after comparing it to the skeletool cx. I feel like I made the right choice in purchasing this tool. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Matt T