Evaluation Type: Workshop Tools
Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True
What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: Leatherman, Gerber, SOG ... multitools.
What were the biggest problems encountered?: None. The tool is straightforward and easy to use.
I'd like to thank rscasny and element14, for allowing me to review this .
The contents are basic: the multitool and manual. No accessories, such as a holster for example, are included.
The packaging is simple and eco friendly, as the cardboard box and paper manual can be recycled. No plastic wrappers or packaging.
The Leatherman Wingman is a 14-in-1 multitool.
From left to right on the picture above:
There are some useful tools on there, such as the package opener, but others feel a bit gimmicky, like the 3.8cm ruler for example.
The set of tools is generic, but contains everything you need for simple, every day repairs. Overall, a good selection of tools.
The full steel unit feels sturdy and well built. The curves and rounded edges of the grips feel quite comfortable.
Its smaller form factor, weight and pocket clip make it ideal as an every day carry tool. I've had it in my pocket for over a week now and it didn't bother me once.
The pliers are great. The fact that they are spring-loaded make them so much easier to use for repetitive tasks. I own a more expensive Leatherman Charge, and it doesn't have that feature. It's great to see this available on an entry model such as the Wingman.
The knife has a combined straight and serrated edge. This halves the functional size of both types of blades, as well as makes it more difficult to sharpen the knife should it get dull. Perhaps two separate blades would have been better.
The scissors are spring-loaded as well, and are the biggest I've seen on a multitool. The little handle is also curved, making it comfortable and easy to use. Unlike the Charge, the scissors on the Wingman are located on the outside, so the pliers don't have to be opened first in order to get access.
Finally, the dedicated package opener is something I haven't come across on a multitool before. I typically use a knife or scissors, but I must say opening boxes and plastic blisters is easy and probably safer with this package opener.
The other tools perform as expected, but are similar to other multitools, with no special or mention-worthy differences.
The Leatherman Wingman is a quality tool at an affordable price point. Ideal as an every day carry for smaller tasks and repairs.
- Solid, comfortable and lightweight build
- Pocket clip and small form factor make it easy to carry around on a daily basis
- Spring-loaded pliers are a big bonus
- Package opener is a useful and interesting tool
- Rather than a combined straight and serrated blade, two separate blades would be preferred
I do like the package opener, as I found I need to be very careful opening packages so you don't slice into the inner contents.
I'm not decided about having a decicated package opening tool as even the end of the pliers would cut most packing tapes without cutting into the contents. But it does looks like it might make a decent boring bit for a metal lathe
But overall it looks like a really great tool and like most Leatherman tools, well built and boxed to make an ideal gift.
Well done review, you answered to all my questions about this tool. I always see it around the world and now finally I have a clear idea on what I can do. Nice photos and good presentation.
I like the package opener.