Since everyone needs a Leatherman, why not distinguish yourself from the pack by getting freakiest looking one that exists. What the Skeletool actually is is a pared down version of a Leatherman, equipped with only the most used tools. Because it's not weighted down with files, scissors, and other little used items, the Skeletool weighs only 5 oz., making it the lightest full-sized multi-tool out there.
The main feature of the Skeletool is the outside accessible blade, meaning you don't have to open the tool up to get at the blade. The Skeletool also has a screwdriver with interchangeable bits (and onboard bit storage). And since the point of this tool is to boil things down to the essential, there's also a bottle opener on it.
The Skeletool is available in two models. One is tungsten-coated and retails for about $80, and the other, which is all stainless steel, sells for about $60. This might sound like a lot, but we speak from experience when we say that Leathermans are great and worth whatever you have to pay for them. If you'd prefer a more normal looking one, they can be had for anywhere from $40 and up.
Check and see what the fellas at The Hardware Aisle had to say about the Skeletool.
Tungsten-Coated Skeletool at Amazon.com
Stainless Skeletool at Amazon.com
Other Leatherman Tools at Amazon.com
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at December 6, 2007 5:07 AM