Leatherman Squirt PS4

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  1. HoustonB77

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    I have been looking for a keychain multitool for some time now and couldn't decide what to go with. After watching several youtube videos I kept coming back to the Leatherman Squirt. It has just about everything I was looking for and came in at a TINY Size. I already EDC a larger Leatherman so tiny seemed like a perk. Price point came in at about $35 and it had solid reviews. Needless to say I pulled the trigger.
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    When it arrived I was actually a little disappointed it was even smaller than it looked on the internet. :/ I have very large hands and I was worried that it was going to be to small to use. Plus how can something that tiny actually do anything and not break.


    Well let me be the first to tell you I was wrong. It is actually perfect for keychain use. The blade is small but very functional for opening boxes and small projects. Obviously I would'nt use it to process a deer but for small stuff around the house it works great. It will also save my main EDC blade from doing task that might damage it.
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    The pliers have also already come in handy. They are spring loaded and come with a nice tip for fine detail work.
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    I have also used the scissors for cut my nails and small pieces of thread around the house.
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    Overall I am very pleases with this little tool. Hopefully it will be on my keychain for years to come. O did I mention that this thing only weighs 2 ozs? It's leterally the size of my house key! It's awesome!
     
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    Pretty cool. I never use my leatherman wingman in my bag, well not often enough to justify it. I had a gerber dime but its not quite the same quality as the leatherman seems to be.
     
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    Thanks I think you might actually use something like this. it's on your keys so its always nearby
     
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    I have the Dime and it would be perfect if the pliers were spring loaded like that Squirt. That's a nice feature to have on a small tool.
     
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    Yep if it didn't it would be very difficult for me to operate with my large hands .
     
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    Great tool. I like the version with the file and without the knife, I use it for fishing.
     
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    This one has a file also. Didn't know you could get it without the knife.
     
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    I keep one of these in the tin inside my belt kit. It is a handy little multi-tool.
     
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    I have a Leatherman Micra but a squirt is on my to get list as well.
     
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    I like it so much I may get the juice to. I'm running a skeletool in now but may replace it.
     
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    Squirt PS4 is a highly undervalued EDC tool. It's truly a lot of tool in a very small package.

    I had heard and seen that an issue with the Dime is that as it is opened and closed over time, it actually wears against itself and causes damage. Basically a fit and finish/design and quality issue.

    Seems a decent tool otherwise.
     
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    The PS4 is a great little tool and the plier's are good and really strong tweezer's for sliver's, pulling knots tight, etc.. The only thing I don't like about the PS4 is the blade grind. I just don't like that it was ground on one side. :)

    EDIT: I carried this combo for awhile but mostly just EDC the light and SAK Explorer!

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    I’ve been carrying one on my edc keychain for many years. It is a handy little tool, use it almost Dailey around the office. I agree with @lil'mike about the grind on the blade, however it’s decent steel and holds a good edge and is adequate for a box opener or general utility blade.
     
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    My Micra from a couple decades ago is still going strong.

    Leatherman should either update the Micra with outside opening tools.

    ... or make a Squirt variant with hard-use scissors or shears instead of pliers. ... or just don't scallop the wire strippers of the ES4.

    I weld, splice, and strip electrical wiring on a daily basis... and scallops are more hindrance than help. Prefer straight blades when stripping wire.
     
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    I like mine too. It's on my "going to town" edc chain....
     
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    I do agree the Squirt is a really nice tool!
    The blade, although it is only 420HC, comes shaving out of the box!

    And by the way, so far in this thread 2 out of the 3 lights shown are Olights, one of my favorite flashlight brands!
     
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    Funny about the Olights. I just ordered the S1R II last night. This will be my second.
     
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    I picked up a dime at some point in my travels and never carried it. I am currently giving serious thought to lightening my edc so I have been looking at the dime vs squirt vids too. While like the op I am leaning towards the Leatherman, but having a hard time not wearing my wave as it offers so much more. What I’m shooting for is a single pocket kit. So far I have 2 tiny lights to choose from so I’m on my way to a mini kit! Any suggestions on small sized edc would be welcome here if it’s ok otherwise pm me with recommendations. Big thanks to the OP for this post!
     
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    If you want pocket friendly ang small I would give serious thought to a Juice S2. The squirt is nice but for EDC pocket carry the juice wins for me hands down. I still carry the squirt on my keychain but love the juice for pocket carry.
     
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    Thanks! I think that’s a better fit for me and it makes the list!
     
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    Agreed! The Juice S2 is probably my most carried knife.
     
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