Leatherman Wave vs Charge AL Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by col902, Jul 2, 2011. LEATHERMAN, Original Wave Multitool with Scissors and Eyeglass Screwdriver Bit, Black with Leather … That’s about average f… 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 … Surge is 4 and half inches long, ¾ thick, approximately 1 and half inches widest point when folded. 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. The best way to describe this tool is a jeweler screw driver. TL,DR:Got a Surge, like it alright, bit too heavy and grit-sensitive for something I would want to have on my at all times in the field. Leatherman’s quality is fantastic and the company stands behind each and every multi tool. Let’s begin with the body dimension. at all. Another best multi tool is Leatherman Wave and it popular by its outside design, its redesigned on 2004 with larger knives and stronger plier. Squirt PS4 on my keys & Surge in my pocket w/ pocket clip. 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. 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.) Price. However, literature states 8 inch and 19 cm. Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by jonpwn, Apr 7, ... wave and charge tti are almost the same in size and weight.. All pivots are tight, and the overall build is stiff enough for all but the most stubborn of rusted tasks. Blade length is 3.1 inches with approx 2 3/4 inches cutting edge for the Surge. The Surge’s awl blade is 1 ½ inches long with an edge on one side and incorporates a threading hole for heavy materials.  Actually I own and like both. We've had absolutely no issues with the construction quality of the Wave+. Moving on to the Knife blade. The cost for the Leatherman Wave varies from $99 to $125. The contents are dense. 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. Product. BTW, 420 High Carbon Stainless is less prone to corrosion. The replaceable wire cutter blades for Surge are made from 154 CM stainless steel. The Wave is suitable for everyday carry due to its size and lighter weight with basically the same capabilities, I believe. 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. 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 had a Wave and found a Skeletool suited my needs. They offer a 25 year warranty (repair or replace) with some conditions and things to keep in mind. EUR. Obviously Surge scissors is bigger than the Wave scissors. When I plan to bushcraft, the Surge goes in my pack. The Charge TTI has, … making it … Both have inch and metric. The Wave is 3 inches overall length with a 2 ½ inch cutting edge. Center-Drive Knife is longer by 0.15 inches. Still, we are writing a Leatherman Surge vs Wave article to compare and see which one is better and which will fit your needs. Center-Drive: 3.25 in VS Surge 3.1 in Cutting edge: Center-Drive: 3 in VS Surge 3 in. It is designed with larger pliers and sloped top handle.  Both the Surge and Wave have built-in flat blade screwdrivers. In addition to the proprietary bits, there is a bit extension which fits into the large bit driver allowing the multi-tool to become full length driver. The Wave has most of the core components and is a bit smaller/lighter, also it is cheaper. We would love to tell you more about the differences. If not, oh please watch! 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 I have the wave, in hindsight, would have preferred the surge for the option of a hacksaw and the size. ---, Press J to jump to the feed. 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. Original Surge costs $129, and the price for Black & Silver Surge is $155. Is the charge worth the extra 20 or so dollars? Also the Wave plier head incorporates a cap crimper for this particular model, which is not on this particular Surge. Whereas the Wave has only 1, which is 1/4 inch flat blade. Though they cost more or less the same the Wingman is slightly cheaper than the Wave. 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 Wave, closed length is 4 inches, weight 8 ½ oz, 11/16 inch thick, 1 3/8 at it’s widest point when folded. For only a few dollars more, the Surge delivers a much more robust multi-tool that can be a savior when you find yourself in need of typical tools like wire cutters and replacement blades. Knife. Both the Surge and the Wave incorporate built-in retractable metal lanyard rings. Don’t mind the extra 4 oz. On to the Bottle opener, can opener, and wire stripper incorporated on both the Surge and Wave. Blade material for both, 420 High Carbon Heat-treated Stainless Steel. “For me, the Wave hits on all cylinders of great design," said Ben Rivera, CEO of Leatherman. 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. 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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. 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. And depending on where you buy it, either sold as a separate option or as a set. Keep the Bit Kit & extension in the glovebox in case I need to tinker w/gear. The Wave File blade is not removable. At a MSRP of $99.85 for the stainless finish, it’s comparable to other premium multi-tools like the SOG PowerAssist or Victorinox SwissTool RS. GBP. Made of 420 High Carbon stainless steel. The locks work reliably and the blades stay out of the way when using the pli… 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. OK, beginning with the Large bit driver.  😉. Neither the Surge or Wave have the guthook which is so useful. Order before 2:30 PM & get same day shipping Returns within 14 days We ship from the Netherlands. Pretty convenient. Copyright © Gadget Survivalist 2017. Which tools do these multi-tools have? The edges of the file are also cut for filing, for both, Surge and Wave. The main difference is the wire cutters for the Surge are replaceable, whereas the Wave is not-removable/built-in. Compare the main Features, Specifications, Prices and Select the Best Model. Of course, we are talking about the Leatherman products. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Jul 2, 2011 #1. col902. 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 … I’m a bigger dude w/ meaty man mitts so the Wave just seemed anemic to me. 2.7 inches cutting edge. Oil as needed. Phillips & Flat blade, double ended. The main difference has to be the number of tools attached. The further I get down this list the harder it gets. However, the bit extension receptacle is deeper than the standard bit length. It is constructed of 100% stainless steel, and you can operate it with one hand. These two tools are two of Leatherman's highest quality and I wanted to put together a full comparison of the two. It still feels perfectly at home in your pocket while you’re in the field.  Both are held in by the lock, so they won’t slip out during use. 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. I have gotten myself into the exact same comparison just over a year ago and ended up getting the Surge. Leatherman Surge and Wave Detailed Comparison The Wave is a bit limited when you have it compared to the Surge; it doesn’t come with a blade exchanger.The Wave has some tools which the Surge doesn’t have such as the tiny screwdriver which can be made used for small screws and glasses. Mar 16, 2011. The Leatherman Surge is the more heavy duty apparatus among the two. The Surge features bigger pliers compared to the Charge TTI. Leatherman has 2 different bit drivers, referred to as the Large and Small. LEATHERMAN, Surge Heavy Duty Multitool with Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters and Spring-Action Scissors, Stainless Steel with Premium Nylon Sheath. Moving on to the Plier-head. I’ve used both and I would say the Surge just feels better to use. Thumbnail looks like two Viking wizards with long flowing robes. Anyone own the Charge Plus and know if it’s worth the extra cost? Keeping in mind that the multi-tools will never replace the full-size tools contained within either multi-tool. Comparison of Leatherman Surge vs Leatherman Signal Multi Tools. Really handy to have the one handed capability if you're in an awkward position and need your multi-tool. It’s easier to put an edge on and maintain the knife edge with this material. I hope you enjoyed watching it. Gerber Center-Drive: 4.7 in VS Leatherman Surge: 4.5 in Weight: Center-Drive 9.5 oz VS Surge 12.5 oz. On to the file blade, For the Surge, it’s a removable file blade. Image. . Much harder stainless steel. 😉. Login. However, there are provisions to add an additional oversized lanyard ring, or as mentioned earlier, belt-clip, for both Surge and Wave. hiking, backpacking. They have blessed us with a lot of great products throughout the years and many users are beyond satisfied. However, due to the Wave’s size and weight, it can be looked at as a plus. 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 Surge is Leatherman’s closest comparable product to the Free P4 from the … 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. I've never came across a use for the more powerful jaws of the Surge's pliers in the backcountry. When I plan to pseudo-ultralight it up, the Wave is my choice. The Surge was big and bulky and hard for me to use without both hands. Login. 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. Weight has a big impact on how easy a multi-tool is to carry – especially if you’re going to carry it attached to your body. Swiss Army knives are very much that way. Surge and Wave have provision for a detachable belt clip. Next is the awl. . Hi, today I’m going to cover the Surge and the Wave. .  I don’t believe that one is better than the other. I pretty much immediately returned the Surge for the Wave. The Surge scissors is accessible on the outside, whereas the wave is on the inside, and has to be un-folded to use. In the conversation of multi tools, there is a pretty strong debate between the Leatherman Wave and Surge. The Leatherman Wave has 17 tools while the Wingman has only 14. Wave Plus Vs Charge The Leatherman Charge is almost identical in design to the Wave+. Obviously the Surge is suitable for a work place environment owing to its size and weight. at YouTube? The main difference is the wire cutters for the Surge are replaceable, whereas the Wave is not-removable/built-in. Leatherman Free P4 Vs Surge. I initially bought the Surge. Comparison of Super Tool 300 vs Leatherman Wave: Super Tool 300 is the best multi tool for the workers. I had a Blast before and wanted something bigger and badder. It's a little too bulky to put on my belt without the weight pulling my belt off kilter and making things uncomfortable. I have a squirt that I keep in my front pants pocket every day for the past 5 years or so, and a surge that I carry on my belt at work. In the conversation of multi tools, there is a pretty strong debate between the Leatherman Wave and Surge. The last item is the lanyard ring. 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. The Leatherman 830039 New Wave … Leatherman Wave vs Charge TTi. It’s a half inch smaller and weighs 4 ounces smaller. The Large bit is equivalent to a standard sized bit (1/4 inch). The construction of the Surge & the Wave are basically the same. The Surge is plier heads are also changeable. It’s exchangeable with the Saw blade. Since this is the camping section, I just want to throw out another idea: the OHT. Editing this video took a looooong time, so I hope you enjoyed it. Both have cross-cut coarse side and Diamond coated fine. The Gerber Suspension has a unique … It has 18 tools instead of 21, but I don’t miss the extra 3 tools. Its lighter and has fewer tools than the Wave. Dimension, overall 3 ½ inches long with a 2 ½ inch usable file. It's the only one I've owned so can't offer an opinion on the others. We strive to give you all you need to make an informed decision on the Leatherman Surge vs the charge TTI. I love the Leatherman Squirt, because I always have it with me. The Squirt is a nice little tool, for sure. Leatherman Surge vs Wave: The Comparison. Eventually, I ended up just using it for crafts and workshop projects, not camping/traveling activities. So, when it gets soiled, make sure to rinse and dry. In case if you are new to Leatherman multi-tools. However, the Surge plier head is slightly larger than the Wave. I still take it out every now and again for example in an urban exploration setting or for handy work. Leatherman will sell you an optional one (and lanyard ring) for around $5. Leatherman Wave vs Charge the Leatherman Wave and Charge are similar multitools. It can be also used in certain electronics that requires to pin-hole-reset. Since Surge is larger, it has the room/space to include the additional flat blade. However, small bit is actually a non-standard bit, extremely small, i.e., jeweler screw driver size. Might be the hand size, but the slightly larger shaft and blade length is preferred. I'd like to upgrade/mod the blades to the S30v blade of the charge at some point.  Kind of like sibling rivalry that one is better over the other, which may be true but depending on where it’s used, i.e., camping, hiking, the garage, the car, in the house, at work and the individual need of having a multi-tool around as a handy item (tool). The 3 main tools within the plier-head are hard and soft wire cutters, standard plier-jaw, and needle nose. Thanks. Next item is the Ruler. An OTF knife, There are certain times in everyone’s life that they, What makes for the Best Assisted Opening Knife? As you have seen, there is no better choice because the three have been specialized for different needs. . All rights reserved. Surge and Charge Surge and Wave Charge and Wave The next picture shows the outside tools. For example, Charge + costs $139, while Charge + Forest modification is as expensive as $144. Today, I want to talk about the choice between two gems: the Leatherman Wave and Leatherman Charge TTi. Fast delivery from our own stock Over 12.000 products Extended return policy until 31-01-2021. Weight 12.5 oz. The Wave’s ruler is 8 inch or 19 cm. Moving on to the flat blade screwdriver. 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. Center-Drive looks bulkier than Surge but weighs less by 3 oz. Please refer to my “Center-Drive VS Surge Comparison Review” video at 6:55, where I demonstrate the standard bit insertion into the extension. Found in both the Surge and the Wave. They’ve been around for decades and have used that time to perfect their line of products. Carries as comfortably as my BM Osbourne. . This speaks volumes to the reputation of the Wave. Whereas the Wave does not have the awl blade. The pliers are bigger and stronger than the waves one. 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. On to the Serrated knife blade, for the Surge, blade length is 3 ¼ inches with 3 1/8 inches cutting edge. It’s comparison video but less than 10 min! The scissors were cool but off balance for me because of how heavy the tool body was. That said, I wouldn't take it camping because it's more than I need, I was working with the NPS and my boss told me that if you break a Leatherman and send it back, they send you an upgraded one. I've been perfectly satisfied with the Wave since getting it. The Leatherman Charge Plus TTi is located at the very top of the scale. Good recommendation! Mine is Black oxide coating over 420 high carbon stainless steel. Edge can be used as scraper. You need to open the body for the Rulers. Leatherman Wave vs Surge The Leatherman Guarantee. Charge. But I either strap it to my pack, or put in inside. Leatherman Wave Vs Charge Leatherman Wave w/ Leather/Nylon Combo Sheath. The extension and extra double-ended bits are optional. However, the Surge plier head is slightly larger than the Wave. Of course blade material is 420 HC stainless for both. It’s Very condensed. Depending on the model, you can buy Charge multitools for $130-150. Both Surge and Wave incorporate built-in rulers. 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.  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). [keychain]. But Leatherman Surge and Wave will substitute full-size tools.  However, the Surge has 2. The knife sucks on both in my opinion. Use Proprietary interchangeable double ended bits. Actually I use Surge at work. Big complex multi tools get harder to use as weight and bulk increases. That is all we had in this Leatherman Wave vs. Surge vs. Chargecomparison review. 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. 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. If you are looking for a multi-tool that can help you have a plethora of tools available at all times, then the Surge is an amazing choice. If you google something like "leatherman wave hidden lanyard ring" or something you'll find explanations on it. Leatherman Wave Plus. When I go camping or hiking I love the surge because it's got larger blades, both serrated and non, the saw is good for larger pieces of kindling, and the scissors are easy to get to. Drop the Wave+ in your pocket and you’ll be 8.4oz (241 gms) heavier. Purely because many of the tools are such good quality it feels wrong having them so far down a list. BTW, I made the video version of this topic and it’s uploaded to YouTube, so please watch: Continuing on with the scissors, found on both the Surge and the Wave, both incorporate a leaf spring to facilitate use. Neither of these 2 comes standard with a pocket clip. Get it here for only $86.00 The Leatherman Wave is c… On the Surge, just like the file blade, it is removable (interchangeable.) Leatherman Surge vs Supertool 300 – Conclusion Both the Surge and the Supertool300 are of superior quality and are made to last. It’s still usable. Although it is stainless steel, it will still corrode. The Wave blade length is 3 inches with 2.7 inch cutting edge. The tool loadout is basically the same, with the addition of a cutting hook on the serrated knife the only real … Overall length 3 inches with a 2 ½ inch usable file. Moving on to the Saw blade. Small bit driver is a non-standard size, proprietary tool. Can't verify myself, but if you feel like playing a long game, the Wave might be a solid investment haha. Has anyone here used either tool or have a different multi tool you would recommend? This is a similar feature to the Bosch jigsaw blade. I did look at the surge which is a bit cheaper than the charge tti and doesn't look too bad either. Within the Leatherman range, the Leatherman Wave Plus is located at the middle of the price range. What are your opinions on these two multitools? Blade material same as the straight edge, 420 High Carbon heat-treated stainless. They are 5/16 & 1/8 inch flat blade. while the Wingman weighs 7 oz. Its a bit bulkier and heavier but you get used to it, over all im happy i got the serge over the wave. Wave, blade length is 2.9 inches with approx. The exact wording is from the manufacturer and is stated … This particular Wave plier-head incorporates the cap crimper, not found on the Surge for this review. This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content … Having said that, the Surge is comparably priced, usually within +/- $5 of each other. 125.  Depending upon application, size, and weight, is what makes the difference. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. ... Leatherman Wave Multitool (830038) ... vs. Leatherman Charge TTI Multitool (830683) Leatherman Squirt PS4 Multitool (831195) vs. Leatherman Juice CS4 Multitool … It’s my side of thing but it took reeeeeeeaaally long time to edit this video. The Wave weighs just under 9 oz. Weight. Paid Subscribers don't see ads! The TTI is definitely the most desired multitool due to the titanium handle scales and the S30V main blade. The Wave is the subject for hundreds of Tool Tale submitted to the brand, including helping to climb out of icy waters and finding the way to safety after being buried in an avalanche. The Leatherman Surge retails for between $125 – $130USD and the Wave retailers for $115 – $125USD. If that’s important to you then the Charge TTi is still going to reign supreme. Bit extension will also accept the standard ¼ inch bits. Charge comes in 2 versions – the ALX and TTI. I don’t know why. It’s a weight saver. Did you watch my video version of this website yet? I think I'm going to switch to a folding saw in my pack, and a medium/large knife on my belt. 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. . As an everyday carry, I liked the idea of the big scissors. Hey All! 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