Leatherman Pliers

Many Leatherman tools include pliers as the primary tool. It is usually a combination needle-nose and standard pliers tool, with fine gripping teeth near the tip, and more jagged teeth closer to the pivot. There is also a soft wire cutter even closer to the pivot, and usually a hard-wire cutting notch right at the pivot.

Leatherman Pliers

The Leatherman pliers are full-sized, and can be used to grip, pry or compress just about anything. They are significantly more powerful and useful than the Victorinox pliers. Leatherman pliers range in size from 40mm to 60mm (2.5" to 3.5"), depending on the overall size of the tool.

All Leatherman pliers include soft-wire cutters, which can cut copper and other soft materials. Most also include a hard-wire cutting notch, designed to shear the wire rather than slice it. Most newer models have pliers with replaceable wire cutters (very handy, since the wire cutter is often the first part of the tool to become damaged).

Found On:
  • Leatherman Blast (retired)
  • Leatherman Freestyle (retired)
  • Leatherman Fuse (retired)
  • Leatherman Kick (retired)
  • Leatherman SuperTool 200 (retired)
  • And several other Leatherman models...
Similar Tools:
  • The Victorinox pliers are much smaller, with no wire cutter.
  • The Wenger pliers on Wenger Swiss Army knives include a slip joint so they can handle larger nuts. They use a lever arm as a return mechanism.