LEATHERMAN, Wingman Multitool with Spring-Action Pliers and Scissors, Built in the USA, Stainless Steel with Nylon Sheath
|Product Dimensions||3.8 x 1 x 2 inches; 6.88 Ounces|
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- ONE OF OUR BEST: A classic, designed and assembled with premium materials; The Wingman is your go-to tool for projects around the house, on the job or at the campsite
- 14 TOOLS IN 1: Equipped with 14 tools to handle almost anything: knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, a wire stripper, scissors, a package opener, bottle and can openers, a file and a ruler
- OUR GUARANTEE: We’re proud to stand behind every product that leaves our factory in Portland, Oregon; That’s why we offer our 25-year warranty, so you can be confident your Leatherman lasts a lifetime
- ONE-HAND OPENING: Open all the tools with one hand, even the ones that aren't accessible from the outside; And with a locking blade, you can cut with confidence
- ALWAYS ON HAND: With its compact size, lightweight design and removable pocket clip, your Wingman is always within reach and ready to work
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The Leatherman Wingman is just that: your go-to tool for projects around the house, on the job, or at the campsite. A great, lightweight, pocket-sized, stainless steel tool; the Wingman features an outside-accessible, one-hand opening blade and newly designed spring-action jaws.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 3.8 x 1 x 2 inches; 6.88 Ounces
- Item model number : 831426
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : July 19, 2011
- Manufacturer : Leatherman
- ASIN : B005DI0XM4
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- #16 in Multitools
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The "full size" line of tools are all about 100mm long when folded, and include the Charge TTi, the New Wave, the Rebar, and the Wingman. The first two are much more expensive than the latter two, and I will only discuss the Rebar and Wingman.
Leatherman multitools can be further subdivided between blade-in and blade-out designs. In the former, you must open the tool to have access to the knife blade(s); in the latter they are available just as they would be in a pocket knife
The Rebar is a blade-in design; the Wingman is blade-out. If your most common use of the tool will be for cutting with the knife blade(s), then the Wingman would be more convenient.
The Rebar has a much superior shear-type wire-cutter with replaceable blades. The Wingman has a butt-type or pinch-type wire-cutter. Both work, but the Rebar works noticeably better, especially for hard wire.
The Rebar has two large blades, a plain blade and a serrated blade; the Wingman has only a single combination blade, but it is instantly available because of the blade-out design.
The Rebar has a full-size double-sided file with a serrated edge that can serve as a hack saw. Wingman has what can only be described as a toy, a single-sided, half length file. I could consider it worthless.
The Rebar has a full-size wood saw; the Wingman has none.
The Wingman, however, has an excellent scissor, the best of the whole line, while the Rebar has no scissor.
The Wingman's pliers are spring loaded; not so the Rebar.
All the blades, even the small screw-drivers, of the Rebar lock; only the knife and scissor of the Wingman lock. A negative, however, of the Rebar is that the lock-release levers protrude enough to catch if you carry it in your pocket.
The Rebar comes with a nylon sheath, while the Wingman has no sheath but does have a good retentive pocket clip. Also the Wingman has a somewhat more rounded shape at the end so it carries better than any of the other full-size multitools in the pocket.
Both Rebar and Wingman have a good Phillips screw driver, but the Rebar's is superior.
Unlike the Rebar, the Wingman has no awl.
At around 22 dollars the Wingman is the best value; the Rebar with sheath is around 37.
Which to buy? If you want a multitool small enough to carry in your pocket, one that you will keep in your desk or kitchen junk drawer, if you will mostly use the knife, and find a scissor handy, I'd recommend the Wingman.
If, however, you want a more fully competent multitool, that can compare well with the much more expensive Wave and Charge, a tool that includes excellent file, awl, and superior wire cutter, choose the Rebar.
What if price is no object? I'd still probably recommend the Rebar. It is noticeably lighter (191 vs 241 g) than the New Wave, and it is 3 mm less in breadth and thickness, which seems little until you hold the two together. The Wave and Charge are simply too big for even occasional pocket use.
All of the multitools mentioned in this review are of high quality and will last a long time. Some reviews have said that Leathermans are not made like they used to be, and a review here compares unfavorably the Rebar with the Supertool. (They are similar in design but the Supertool is considerably bigger.) In any case, I have an "old Supertool", made when they still forged "USA" into the pliers, and for the life of me I can see no difference in quality. Certainly the wire cutter of the Rebar is superior. (Incidentally, they are still made in the USA, but a stupid California law keeps them from stamping it on the tool.)
So, just buy one, or several, they are all good. I have one in each car, pack, kitchen tool drawer, backpack, etc. I guess you can have too many Lethermen, but I have not gotten there yet!
To get the spring on the scissors' spring arm to engage you need to really press down on them. you'll feel it click into place (now that you know it should) but it's so unintuitive it was weeks before i bum-stumbled into the solution. It's a minor complaint but just the beginning of the stupid design issues.
Except for the knife and the scissors you you need to open up arms to get at the other tools so it becomes pretty award to use and lets face it, you're far more likely to get your actual screw driver rather than futz around with the ones here. Among the more annoying design snafus is the clip placement. The pliers' jaws are easily the heaviest part of the tool and because the clip is on the same end as the clip, the heaviest part of the tool is always up making it easier to slip off you pocket or belt. i tried moving the clip to the other end but it's a no-go. Lastly, the knife utility is hampered by adding a saw edge to ~ half the length. It's not even long enough to cut through a medium-sized apple without dragging the saw edge and making a mess. A fully edged knife and a separate saw tool would be far more useful. Given the price point I can't recommend this item. It'll probably work as a tool in my tackle box but then again so would a folding knife and a pair of forceps which would cost considerably less.
I also gave this as a gift to one of my son's that works in the West Texas oil fields and he to swears by it and how much he uses it every day! When he lost his, he was very upset because he had grown so dependent on it. So, I immediately had a new one shipped out to him. Many of his coworkers have purchased one as well after seeing how useful it is.
I started carrying my Original Leatherman in the Navy as a Nuclear Machinist Mate. Mine has been all over the world helping me thousands of times at work, at home and on the road. It now rests with my Paw Paw so he can continue fixing things up in heaven. Now I carry a Wingman as well as my sons.
I also bought one for my son and he already broke the 'lock' on the screwdriver, injuring himself in the process and making the screwdriver limp and useless. Now he just has a broken pair of bad pliers with even worse scissors.
- Pliers - handles spread too wide
- Wirecutter - ok on stiff wire, awful on soft wire
- Screwdrivers - 'lock' is trash
- Knife - Serrated/straightedge knife is 'ok'
- Scissors - thumb tab is small, scissors slip often
- Can opener - ok wow but a can opener is simple
- Wire stripper - this works ok
- File - this works ok
- Ruler - a 1 1/4 inch ruler doesn't get much use
- Package opener - doesn't work on blister packs
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En dos palabras es Solida y Esencial.
Hoja de acero 420HC, filo combo, bloqueable y apertura a una mano, excelente, cubre todos los usos y trabajos, muy bien afilada de fábrica y fácil de reafilar.
Las mejores tijeras que una multitool puede ofrecer, bloqueables. Aín mejores que la Swisstool de Victorinox y junto con las Surge, las mejores tijeras de Leatherman en sus multitools de cualquier rango.
Alicates sólidos y resortados (gran manejo) con corta alambres, excelentes para cualquier reparación en el hogar, auto y oficina.
Relación Calidad/Precio muy buenos.
EDC Urbano, claro!
No le doy 5 estrellas porque:
1. El resto de sus herramientas abren sólo al desplegar primero los alicates.
2. El resto de sus herramienta no se bloquean, al ejercer presión sobre los destornilladores se cierran accidentalmente sobre los dedos
3. El destornillador phillips, al ser estampado sobre la lámina del mismo grosor que el destornillador plano carece del "agarre" natural de un destornillador común pillips.
4. La lima, es muy pequeña, pero funciona muy bien en madera y metales por lo menos para quitr virutas de cortes y tiene una regleta (mm-in) francamente risible, inútil.
Nada de esto lo encuentras en la Swisstool de Victorinox, por mucho la mejor multitool. Pero, obviamente, a 4 o 5 veces su valor
I don't know what other people are reviewing, but some of the reviews mention things that don't apply to this tool.
Needlenose Pliers: Sprung so they open by themselves. Nice tool.
Regular pliers: No such thing. It has the rounded grip that regular pliers have (built into the needlenose), but not the wide tip.
Phillips screwdriver: Nice quality. It's flattened as it is in many tools like this, but it fits and works well.
Flathead screwdriver: Works well, nice quality metal.
Knife Blade: Nice edge. Half is smooth, half is serrated. I would have bought something different if I had of noticed this. Locks open.
Scissors: They cut. They are loose, and they are not sprung (despite what some reviews here say). Low quality, not happy with them. However, I doubt I will use them much anyway.
Wire Cutter: Meh, has a small gap, it may not cut all the strands in a small stranded wire.
Wire Stripper: Meh. I don't see why they bother with wire strippers unless they are going to put them in the plier part.
Bottle/can opener: Looks like every other bottle/can opener I have seen on a tool like this. Have never needed it, and will likely never use this one.
Ruler: Terrible. They put ruler marks on the back of the file, and call it a ruler. They should have used the handle. Now there is about a 1" strip with marks on it, but no real straight edge. They just shouldn't have bothered if they are going to implement it in such a poor fashion.
File: It's a file. It's only about 1 1/4" long. It feels well made, but we will see if I ever need it (hardly ever need a file this short).
Over-all, this is a pretty good tool. The hinges look well crafted, the fit is nice, and the grip is good, with no sharp edges digging into your hand like some cheap plier tools have. I am happy with the tool since the main things I will use are the screwdrivers, pliers and knife. Those parts of the tool are all well-built.
However, the next time I need a tool like this I think I will go for something a little more expensive and hopefully get something designed a little better with a better selection of tools, and tight/sprung scissors.
It's surprisingly light and carries well in the pocket with the integrated clip, and the on-board tools are what most people would be likely to use in their home. You end up with a phillips driver, two flathead drivers, a package opener (handy for hard plastic clamshell packages,) a nail file, and a combination can/bottle opener. That's aside from the primary tools which are a fairly nice combination-edge blade and good pair of scissors. All of the tools work quite well, aside perhaps from the 'ruler' function stamped onto the nail file/small flathead screwdriver. The pliers are spring loaded and use anvil-style wire cutters as a cost-saving measure. Nonetheless, they suffice and even handle hard wire fine (though be sure to use the integrated hard wire cutters.)
It's not quite the do-anything tool that the wave is, lacking a proper file and a saw, but it's also a good deal cheaper and much more convenient to carry (unless you buy the optional pocket clip for the wave... which brings up the price that much more.)
Really, for the price, it's excellent. If you're interested in multitools but put off by the high prices of name-brand models and low quality of generics, the wingman / sidekick are worth a look.