If you google something like "leatherman wave hidden lanyard ring" or something you'll find explanations on it. Don’t mind the extra 4 oz. The Wave File blade is not removable. In the conversation of multi tools, there is a pretty strong debate between the Leatherman Wave and Surge. We strive to give you all you need to make an informed decision on the Leatherman Surge vs the charge TTI. So, when it gets soiled, make sure to rinse and dry. Can't verify myself, but if you feel like playing a long game, the Wave might be a solid investment haha. Would probably take it with me if i wanted to live out of my backpack for more than a year or so, otherwise I'll just stick with my old and reliable Wenger Ranger Grip, plus some small scissors in my first aid kit and maybe a set of small needle nose pliers, mainly for getting a sowing needle through stronger materials when doing gear repairs in the field. The Large bit is equivalent to a standard sized bit (1/4 inch). Oil as needed. BTW, I made the video version of this topic and it’s uploaded to YouTube, so please watch: I had a Wave and found a Skeletool suited my needs. Login. I know this Leatherman doesn't get a lot of love but I brought mine on a short camping trip a few weeks ago and it was perfect. The locks work reliably and the blades stay out of the way when using the pli… Keep the Bit Kit & extension in the glovebox in case I need to tinker w/gear. Blade material for both, 420 High Carbon Heat-treated Stainless Steel. Copyright © Gadget Survivalist 2017. Might be the hand size, but the slightly larger shaft and blade length is preferred. The main difference is the wire cutters for the Surge are replaceable, whereas the Wave is not-removable/built-in. The Wave is suitable for everyday carry due to its size and lighter weight with basically the same capabilities, I believe. However, the Surge plier head is slightly larger than the Wave. For example, Charge + costs $139, while Charge + Forest modification is as expensive as $144. The Surge features bigger pliers compared to the Charge TTI. Knife. Center-Drive looks bulkier than Surge but weighs less by 3 oz. It's also fun to snap the pliers into place while sitting 'round the fire haha and if you carry a larger pocket knife (I do) the small blades on the OHT aren't much of an issue. Leatherman’s quality is fantastic and the company stands behind each and every multi tool. The Leatherman 830039 New Wave … It should also be noted that many potential buyers compare the Wave vs “Another Tool” For example, in a recent post we compared the Leatherman Wave Vs. Moving on to the Saw blade. Pretty convenient. Let’s begin with the body dimension. Anyone own the Charge Plus and know if it’s worth the extra cost? All rights reserved. Swiss Army knives are very much that way. Use Proprietary interchangeable double ended bits. Within the Leatherman range, the Leatherman Wave Plus is located at the middle of the price range. EUR. After taking it out on a few prolonged camping an hitchhiking trips I have found it to be a bit too heavy and awkward to have on my belt and also that it is prone to getting sand an grit messing up the smoothness of its moving parts. I initially bought the Surge. Leatherman Wave Plus. It’s exchangeable with the Saw blade. Edge can be used as scraper.  Keep in mind, both of these multitools are a compromise over full-size tools, not a replacement. Leatherman Wave Vs Charge Leatherman Wave w/ Leather/Nylon Combo Sheath. It’s a weight saver. Thanks. This particular Wave plier-head incorporates the cap crimper, not found on the Surge for this review. It is designed with larger pliers and sloped top handle. I had a Blast before and wanted something bigger and badder. The main difference has to be the number of tools attached. The exact wording is from the manufacturer and is stated … I felt it only proper to do a comparison between the Leatherman Surge and Wave, taking into account the size and weight and difference in available tools in each. However, the bit extension receptacle is deeper than the standard bit length. Really handy to have the one handed capability if you're in an awkward position and need your multi-tool. Hey All! The Leatherman Surge retails for between $125 – $130USD and the Wave retailers for $115 – $125USD. We've had absolutely no issues with the construction quality of the Wave+. Blade material same as the straight edge, 420 High Carbon heat-treated stainless. While the Charge and Wave sport both the file and saw with 2 blades, the Surge gives the option of Saw OR File and Scissors with 2 blades. Another best multi tool is Leatherman Wave and it popular by its outside design, its redesigned on 2004 with larger knives and stronger plier. Continuing on with the scissors, found on both the Surge and the Wave, both incorporate a leaf spring to facilitate use. Leatherman Surge vs Supertool 300 – Conclusion Both the Surge and the Supertool300 are of superior quality and are made to last. 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The Surge scissors is accessible on the outside, whereas the wave is on the inside, and has to be un-folded to use. Good recommendation! Obviously Surge scissors is bigger than the Wave scissors. Re: leatherman surge vs. wave « Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007, 06:25:14 PM » Another thing to consider is that without a sheath, the Surge will be missing either a saw or a file (if that matters to you), unless you carry the extra piece somewhere else. Next is the awl. Overall length 3 inches with a 2 ½ inch usable file. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Jul 2, 2011 #1. col902. Drop the Wave+ in your pocket and you’ll be 8.4oz (241 gms) heavier. It still feels perfectly at home in your pocket while you’re in the field. .  I don’t believe that one is better than the other. Moving on to the Knife blade. Wave, blade length is 2.9 inches with approx. I’ve used both and I would say the Surge just feels better to use. Also the Wave plier head incorporates a cap crimper for this particular model, which is not on this particular Surge. Actually I use Surge at work. 2.7 inches cutting edge. Basically, if you are interested in a slightly larger, heavier tool with a few more options, the Leatherman Surge is a really good way to go. The Wave blade length is 3 inches with 2.7 inch cutting edge. making it … That is all we had in this Leatherman Wave vs. Surge vs. Chargecomparison review. while the Wingman weighs 7 oz. Bit extension will also accept the standard ¼ inch bits. The last item is the lanyard ring. They’ve been around for decades and have used that time to perfect their line of products. Overall length of the saw blade is 3 ½ inches with the 2 ½ inch cutting edge. The construction of the Surge & the Wave are basically the same. The 3 main tools within the plier-head are hard and soft wire cutters, standard plier-jaw, and needle nose. And depending on where you buy it, either sold as a separate option or as a set. Whereas the Wave has only 1, which is 1/4 inch flat blade. Both have cross-cut coarse side and Diamond coated fine. Login. 😉. Fast delivery from our own stock Over 12.000 products Extended return policy until 31-01-2021. I love the Leatherman Squirt, because I always have it with me.  Depending upon application, size, and weight, is what makes the difference. The pliers are bigger and stronger than the waves one. It’s still usable. These two tools are two of Leatherman's highest quality and I wanted to put together a full comparison of the two. Get it here for only $86.00 The Leatherman Wave is c… at YouTube? Still, we are writing a Leatherman Surge vs Wave article to compare and see which one is better and which will fit your needs. Of course blade material is 420 HC stainless for both. Charge comes in 2 versions – the ALX and TTI. Image. The Wave has most of the core components and is a bit smaller/lighter, also it is cheaper. Keeping in mind that the multi-tools will never replace the full-size tools contained within either multi-tool. As an everyday carry, I liked the idea of the big scissors. However, due to the Wave’s size and weight, it can be looked at as a plus. However, small bit is actually a non-standard bit, extremely small, i.e., jeweler screw driver size. I have gotten myself into the exact same comparison just over a year ago and ended up getting the Surge. If you prefer the easy open design of the Free P4 and like how intuitive it is to use you’ll probably prefer it to the Charge TTi. Obviously the Surge is suitable for a work place environment owing to its size and weight. I can't imagine needing more than a Wave unless you have a job or hobby that requires a special tool found on another model.  Actually I own and like both. Order before 2:30 PM & get same day shipping Returns within 14 days We ship from the Netherlands. When I plan to pseudo-ultralight it up, the Wave is my choice. Comparison of Leatherman Surge vs Leatherman Signal Multi Tools. These two tools are two of Leatherman's highest quality and I wanted to put together a full comparison of the two.. Basically, if you are interested in a slightly larger, heavier tool with a few more options, the Leatherman Surge … Gerber Center-Drive: 4.7 in VS Leatherman Surge: 4.5 in Weight: Center-Drive 9.5 oz VS Surge 12.5 oz. BTW, 420 High Carbon Stainless is less prone to corrosion. It’s easier to put an edge on and maintain the knife edge with this material. I still take it out every now and again for example in an urban exploration setting or for handy work. I don’t know why. Though they cost more or less the same the Wingman is slightly cheaper than the Wave. If that’s important to you then the Charge TTi is still going to reign supreme. This may need to be a Netflix show now.... Ive got the surge and the scissors are by far the best feature on them, they are strong and can cut through thick leather.  However, the Surge has 2. But as far as functionality is concerned, Surge is the best courtesy of the 21 tools and when it comes to affordability, Wave Plus is the best bang for the buck. . It can be also used in certain electronics that requires to pin-hole-reset. The Leatherman Surge has a bit more steel, a bit more functionality and a bit more weight, so it’s expected that it has a bit heavier price tag. Another example would be general out-door, day to day, or everyday carry (EDC), camping, hiking, or backpacking, weight would be an issue (like the Wave.) Purely because many of the tools are such good quality it feels wrong having them so far down a list. I've never came across a use for the more powerful jaws of the Surge's pliers in the backcountry. Having said that, the Surge is comparably priced, usually within +/- $5 of each other. Hi, today I’m going to cover the Surge and the Wave. Dimension, overall 3 ½ inches long with a 2 ½ inch usable file. Center-Drive Knife is longer by 0.15 inches. Not sure if I'm too late but I’ve owned both the Wave and the Surge, and the Wave is my favorite since it is a little smaller and fits better in my pocket. The best way to describe this tool is a jeweler screw driver. Which tools do these multi-tools have? An additional note about the Surge plier-head is on the back side of the plier head hinge, there’s a stranded wire cutter and wire crimper, which the Wave does not have. GBP. You need to open the body for the Rulers. Eventually, I ended up just using it for crafts and workshop projects, not camping/traveling activities. The Wave is 3 inches overall length with a 2 ½ inch cutting edge. Paid Subscribers don't see ads! Both the Surge and the Wave incorporate built-in retractable metal lanyard rings. The construction of the Surge & the Wave are basically the same. Today, I want to talk about the choice between two gems: the Leatherman Wave and Leatherman Charge TTi. Moving on to the Plier-head. Editing this video took a looooong time, so I hope you enjoyed it. I've been perfectly satisfied with the Wave since getting it. Weight. Price. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. They have blessed us with a lot of great products throughout the years and many users are beyond satisfied. Mine is Black oxide coating over 420 high carbon stainless steel. LEATHERMAN, Surge Heavy Duty Multitool with Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters and Spring-Action Scissors, Stainless Steel with Premium Nylon Sheath. The tool loadout is basically the same, with the addition of a cutting hook on the serrated knife the only real … I pretty much immediately returned the Surge for the Wave. Neither of these 2 comes standard with a pocket clip.  😉. [keychain]. Blade length is 3.1 inches with approx 2 3/4 inches cutting edge for the Surge. Made of 420 High Carbon stainless steel. Since Surge is larger, it has the room/space to include the additional flat blade.  An example would be at work where I need to use full-size plier or screw driver, and don’t have immediate access to my tool box (Surge). ---, Press J to jump to the feed. It’s Very condensed. Please refer to my “Center-Drive VS Surge Comparison Review” video at 6:55, where I demonstrate the standard bit insertion into the extension. The Surge’s awl blade is 1 ½ inches long with an edge on one side and incorporates a threading hole for heavy materials. Leatherman Surge vs Wave: The Comparison. As you have seen, there is no better choice because the three have been specialized for different needs. Leatherman Wave vs Charge TTi. The Wave, closed length is 4 inches, weight 8 ½ oz, 11/16 inch thick, 1 3/8 at it’s widest point when folded. . The knife sucks on both in my opinion. Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by jonpwn, Apr 7, ... wave and charge tti are almost the same in size and weight.. However, literature states 8 inch and 19 cm. I think I'm going to switch to a folding saw in my pack, and a medium/large knife on my belt. Carries as comfortably as my BM Osbourne. Surge and Charge Surge and Wave Charge and Wave The next picture shows the outside tools. Its a bit bulkier and heavier but you get used to it, over all im happy i got the serge over the wave. Mar 16, 2011. Much harder stainless steel. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the CampingGear community, A helpful community that aims to help users make informed decisions about camping gear including sleeping systems, clothing, cooksets, and packs.... and to show off our stuff Surge’s ruler is 8-1/2 inches or 21.5 cm. Original Surge costs $129, and the price for Black & Silver Surge is $155. Moving on to the flat blade screwdriver. The Surge is plier heads are also changeable. The extension and extra double-ended bits are optional. One of the most popular multi-tools from Leatherman, the Wave, is considered a full-sized multi-tool featuring 17 tools in one small and compact package. Comparison of Super Tool 300 vs Leatherman Wave: Super Tool 300 is the best multi tool for the workers. Leatherman will sell you an optional one (and lanyard ring) for around $5. But I either strap it to my pack, or put in inside. Of course, we are talking about the Leatherman products. It's a little too bulky to put on my belt without the weight pulling my belt off kilter and making things uncomfortable. It's the only one I've owned so can't offer an opinion on the others. Choose the right Leatherman Leatherman Surge vs Wave Plus Leatherman Wave Plus vs Gerber Center-Drive Leatherman Charge Plus TTi vs Wave Plus Leatherman vs Victorinox multi-tools. I’m a bigger dude w/ meaty man mitts so the Wave just seemed anemic to me. Both have inch and metric. The Charge TTI has, … The Gerber Suspension has a unique … LEATHERMAN, Original Wave Multitool with Scissors and Eyeglass Screwdriver Bit, Black with Leather … However, the Surge plier head is slightly larger than the Wave. On to the Serrated knife blade, for the Surge, blade length is 3 ¼ inches with 3 1/8 inches cutting edge. The replaceable wire cutter blades for Surge are made from 154 CM stainless steel. 125. On the Surge, just like the file blade, it is removable (interchangeable.) It’s my side of thing but it took reeeeeeeaaally long time to edit this video. I hope you enjoyed watching it. Weight 12.5 oz. Did you watch my video version of this website yet? The TTI is definitely the most desired multitool due to the titanium handle scales and the S30V main blade. Neither the Surge or Wave have the guthook which is so useful. And that’s definitely the case with the Leatherman Wave Plus (and for two of my favorite multi-tools that are still to feature, the Charge … The Wave’s ruler is 8 inch or 19 cm. Compare the main Features, Specifications, Prices and Select the Best Model. Let’s face it; a multi-tool is convenient to have around when a tool box is not readily available or practical at times i.e. The scissors were cool but off balance for me because of how heavy the tool body was. On to the Bottle opener, can opener, and wire stripper incorporated on both the Surge and Wave. On to the file blade, For the Surge, it’s a removable file blade. I'd like to upgrade/mod the blades to the S30v blade of the charge at some point. The contents are dense. The Leatherman Wingman is similar to the Leatherman flagship model and is more like a little brother to the Wave than the Suspension is to the Center Drive. Phillips & Flat blade, double ended. In the conversation of multi tools, there is a pretty strong debate between the Leatherman Wave and Surge. Is the charge worth the extra 20 or so dollars? In case if you are new to Leatherman multi-tools. Having gone through both the Surge and the Wave, the biggest differences between the two is the size and weight with minor variations in some tools. The main difference is the wire cutters for the Surge are replaceable, whereas the Wave is not-removable/built-in. Charge. Has anyone here used either tool or have a different multi tool you would recommend? Since this is the camping section, I just want to throw out another idea: the OHT. 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