Leatherman Wave vs New Wave

Multitools are exist in many people car compartment or being carried around in people’s backpack. Multitools is important, since we never know, when we need to do emergency repairing or such. Multitools has been manufactured by various manufacturer, but there are only a few which is known to offer their customers great quality products. One of them is the Leatherman, which is famous with their Wave multi tools. In recent years they released New Wave to continue the Wave. If you are in need of a multi tools and confused about which one to choose, please read our article below.

In this article we are going to give you information about:
– What is Leatherman Wave and Leatherman New Wave
– What are Leatherman Wave and Leatherman New Wave Features
– Leatherman Wave vs Leatherman New Wave

About Leatherman Wave
Leatherman wave is a multi tool manufactured by Leatherman, which is an American company based in Portland Oregon. Leatherman claims that the Leatherman wave is their best selling products. The Leatherman wave has most of the features from Leatherman Charge TTI but comes in half the price. This multi tool can be categorized as a full sized tool and measured just about 4 inches, which makes the tool compact and easy to carry anywhere. The Leatherman wave is a perfect companion for tradesmen, hikers, office workers, hobbyist, technicians, DIYers, and any kind of professional users alike. Aside from Wave Leatherman also has various other multi tools.

Leatherman Wave Features
The Leatherman wave comes with many features, such as the stainless steel handles, pliers with needle nose tips and regular jaw section, soft and hard wire cutters, plain edge and serrated knife blades (420HC stainless steel), Wood-cutting saw, Wood or metal file and diamond-coated file, large screwdriver bit driver with double-sided bit, small eyeglass screw-sized screwdriver bit with double-sided bit, medium allotted screwdriver, ruler along the handles, bottle and can opener, wire striper, and sheath (leather, nylon, leather-nylon combination).

When you use the tool, the knife blades, saw blade, and combination file can be used without having to open the handles or unfolding the pliers first, while outside those four tools, you will need you to open the handle first before using them, because those four tools lock into position using liner lock. The two knife blades can be open with one hand but the saw and file will require using two hands.

About Leatherman New Wave
Leatherman New Wave is a multi tool designed by the famous Leathermen that is well known for its quality and durable products. The Leatherman New Wave is one among Leatherman bestselling multitool and made with 100% stainless steel, so the users should not be worry about rusting. The Leatherman New Wave is pretty easy to use and access. For example, you don’t need to open the entire tools to use the blades, because the tools are place at the outside of the main place. The product also offer a 25 years warranty to ensure you it will last for a pretty long time. The length of Leatherman New Wave is 4 inches when closed and 6.3 inches when open and weigh only 8.5 ounce.

Leatherman New Wave Features
The Leatherman New Wave comes with many features, such as needle nose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutter for hard wire, smooth knife, serrated knife, scissors, saw, diamond-coated file, wooden or metal file, bit driver, small bit driver with small screwdriver, large screwdriver, ruler, lanyard ring, wire stripper, can opener, and bottle opener.

Leatherman Wave vs New Wave

NameLeatherman WaveLeatherman New Wave
Key Features- READY FOR ANYTHING: The Wave is hands down our most popular multitool. With larger knives, longer wire cutters, and all-locking blades, the redesigned Wave is perfect for any job, adventure, or everyday task. - FIT MORE FUNCTIONALITY: The Wave is equipped with 17 tools, including knives, pliers, screwdrivers, a small bit driver for eyeglasses, wire cutters, a wire stripper, scissors, bottle and can openers, files, a saw, and a ruler.- New. LEATHERMAN 830039 Wave(R) Multi-Tool (Stainless Steel) *Wave(R) Multi-Tool (Stainless Steel) * 17 tools in 1 Stainless steel handles; Outside-accessible blades & tools for 1-handed opening; All locking blades & tools; 420HC clip-point knife; 420HC sheepsfoot serrated knife; Needle-nose pliers; Regular pliers; Wire cutters/stripper; Large & small bit drivers; Scissors; Diamond-coated file for wood or metal; Saw; Can & bottle opener; Stainless Steel with premium leather sheath * WARRANTY: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS

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When comparing the both wave and new wave, we may pay attention on its overall features. For example the wave doesn’t have all the tools lock and only the outside blade. The thumbholes are also smaller and the knife blades were narrower. The wave also don’t have the bit-holder but in exchange it has a great pair of scissors. When choosing which one you want to purchase, it is better to look at your need first. However in our opinion, the Leatherman New Wave is better because it is the upgraded version of the original wave. But if you don’t want to spend more on your multitool, the original wave still does a good job.