Gerber Truss vs Leatherman Wave

Nowadays, people are all doing their things independently. In the old days, probably we’re all in the way of depending on some place just to get our things done.  Painting our house, sticking the wallpaper, even for simple workshop activities, we all directly go to the workshop place. But It’s not a bad thing, people are more independent nowadays because the access to everything is seamless and flexible now.

We have the internet with all the great applications and websites on which all of the people can share their knowledge. If you’re familiar with ‘DIY’ or ‘Do It Yourself’ abbreviations, you must know that the contents are all over the internet nowadays. And people can freely share their specification, specialization, or their skills and tricks on the internet so that It can be used efficiently and effectively by other people. 

From the ‘DIY’ or ‘Do It Yourself’ we can know and be aware that there’s so many tools out there which are created and produced to make people need more comfort to proceed.  There is one product which can amaze you called ‘multi-tools’. It can contain like 10 or to 20 single tools in one. You can use it in many particular conditions and needs without bothering to carry out so many tools at one. 

This kind of tool is worthy to carry out everywhere in case you meet some situation that really needs these tools urgently. Because you need to bring it everywhere, then you need it to be extra simple. These multi tools are usually something that we can fold to fit the tiny space in our bag. It can be carried out by women or men, no problem since the size is quite flexible to adjust to any space. You can also save it in a box to prevent you from getting hurt.

Now that we know what kind of things multi-tools is, and we bet that you’re interested in this product, let’s compare two best quality and branded multi tools you can choose from for your DIY or Do It Yourself things. 

Multi Tools from Truss Gerber 

Gerber is quite well known brands based in Portland , Oregon, USA for Its products which mostly targets hunters, soldiers, and tradesmen. The good things about these brands is they are all made and produced mostly in Portland so the materials standard that they are using is guaranteed. Apart from Multi Tools products, they also offer some other useful products like knives with various types. Folding, fixed, assisted, and automatic. Read also: Gerber Dime vs Leatherman Style Ps.

Other than that, Gerber has cutting tools which as mentioned before is mostly targeted for hunters, soldiers, and tradesmen. There’re axes, machetes, saws, and scissors. Some other tools they provide like sheats, kits, breaching tools, and accessories are quite fancy and in good quality as well. 

Back to the main topic which is multi tools. As expected, they also offer various types of multi tools in a way that It’s categorized by how we would like to open it. There’s one hand opening, butterfly opening, pocket ,multi-tools and compact. They gather the requirements from almost all of their targeted market to fit their use so Gerber can give more than expected products. For you who search for convenient multi tools, now at least you know that Gerber can be the answer for you. 

 Gerber TrussLeatherman Wave
Product Dimensions1.75 x 0.5 x 4.35 inches
4 x 1.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight8 ounces
11.2 ounces
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In terms of prices, It follows the way It is comfortable for customers to use. For example like centre drive compatible sheath, they cost you $100 or about 1,500,000 IDR. While for Truss which is considered a butterfly opening costs you only $52 or about 780,000 IDR. It depends on the durability, the way It opens, and the material use for the multi tools. For pocket size, you can easily find it at a cheaper price around $30 – $40 per item. 

Multi Tools from Leatherman Wave 

Another famous tools brand coming from the same area, Oregon USA, is Leatherman Wave. Although they’re typically using pretty similar things, If we look at more into it, their target or focus is different. Their focus is for builders, workers, problem solvers, pioneers, and adventurers. We can consider DIY will be in the problem solvers category. That’s why they’re not really into that hard product like Gerber but focusing only for the minor user. Aside from Multi Tools products, they offer wearables which consist of all wearables like tread, link, and tread for watch, knives consists of combo and straight blade, pocket tools consists of skate, hunt and shoot, snow, and surf. They also provide accessories which we can mix and match with the tools we have. They provide leather, molle, camo, and various types of sheath. 

For Multi Tools itself, they have various types such as heavy duty, full size, pocket size, and keychain. From here we can see that multi tools from Wave are mostly focusing on the size of the tools, while the multi tools from gerber are focusing on categorizing the types by opening method. One interesting point is we can’t see keychain mode in Gerber while we see that Wave provides it. It again proves that wave gerber are looking for more expert users while wave are focusing more on minor users like us for our DIY or spare tools in urgents time.  

Gerber Truss vs Leatherman Wave

- New features to the Truss include: wire stripper, medium flathead driver, awl, file, and ruler
- The low-profile sheath can be mounted vertically or horizontally on belt
- The sheath is also MOLLE-compatible for those operators that require MOLLE vest or pack mounting options
- The handle is constructed from one single piece of steel, allowing for additional strength in a slimmer design
- READY FOR ANYTHING: A fresh upgrade to our most popular multitool; Now includes premium replaceable wire cutters for tackling jobs tough, big and small for years to come
- INSTANT TOOLKIT: Packs a quiver of 18 tools, including pliers, replaceable wire cutters, wire stripper, knives, saw, spring-action scissors, ruler, can & bottle openers, files and screwdrivers
- 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: You only need one hand to open and use the compact Wave Plus, even the ones that aren't accessible from the outside

Which one is the best for your DIY times? 

In terms of prices, Gerber Truss is cheaper than Wave by $5 to $10. But having said that, It doesn’t mean that Gerber is the suitable tool for you. Gerber Truss are more expert but Wave provides more Multi Tools tpe products than you think with several affordable prices you can choose. You can find a $20 to $30 price for pocket size. And for more advanced tools, you can get it from $60 to $90 price. The price depends on the number of tools in one product. There’re even 18 tools in one pocket with only around $80 to $100. It consists of needlenose, regular pliers, replaceable wire cutters, electrical crimper, wire strippers, and so many others. So It’s the right thing to say that you can chose Wave products for you