December 6, 2007

Leatherman Skeletool

skeletool.jpgSince 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

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Recent Comments

My pliers snapped the first time I used them ... bending a picture hook... not exactly heavy duty.

Rest of tool fine, but that's not the point.


Posted by: Tim at June 26, 2009 8:24 AM

I have owned several Leatherman tools over the years and this is my favorite one yet. Other were great for the job site but this is the first one you can actually carry with you all the time and not be encumbered by it,


Posted by: Tucker Sheily at June 8, 2008 11:34 AM

Hi! I first read about the Leatherman Skeletool in someone's web posting that amounted to a love letter to the thing (http://www.leathermanskeletool.com). Can you actually offer any practical, specific comparisons to the function/performance/weight of a Swiss Army Knife, in case I want to replace that big ol' red pocket knife of mine with a Skeletool? Would appreciate any guidance.


Posted by: Norman at December 13, 2007 4:01 PM
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