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Pros: Strong and tough multi tool with a great feel in hands. Well design packed in a durable and nice looking leather sheath. Cutters and pliers are its primary tools, but the screwdrivers come in six sizes, and they are all more that usable. Files are not there just for show, and the hook is well placed. Knife blade is sharp and (just as the other tools) easily deployed. Great balance between utility and convenience.

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Cons: It may seem that it’s a pricey piece, but you get a lot for your money. Bulkier size might be a turn off until you feel its strength. Bottle opener is thick, so it might go under the cap not as easily as you’d like.

Leatherman 830678 Charge ALX with Leather SheathIs this the best multi tool in this price range? They come in all shapes and sizes, and I will try to clear up if this one suits your needs. I will even try to help you save up some time, and few bucks hopefully…

It’s you who will be the judge if this one is a perfect match for you.

I will just mediate between you and some other customers.

Plus, I will add my own opinion that I believe matters because I spent years as an employee in a multi tool factory, I am a multitool collector and I’ve been writing these reviews for years now.

  1. I will clear up what the offer is – what Leatherman is saying
  2. Then, we’ll take a look at the PROs and CONs as per the end users
  3. And then, based on all of that and with a splash of my expertise, we’ll get to our final verdict on multi tool

<<See more pictures and user ratings here on Amazon.com>>

The basic fact sheet:

  • Aluminum handles that are hard-anodized
  • Long nose and regular pliers, wire and hard-wire cutter
  • Wire stripper
  • Clip-point and serrated knife
  • Saw, wood/metal and diamond coated file
  • Two large bit drivers and one small one
  • Nine double-end bits
  • Eight-inch ruler
  • Removable pocket clip
  • Fixed and quick-release lanyard ring

It looks like a winner, but let’s see what the users are saying:

  • Truly a great product. I say that with cheaper and lighter models in mind because this one really gets the job done…
  • Just the right size and really tough…
  • I can tell how much effort and time someone spent designing this right out of the box…
  • The tools slide smoothly…in and out like a breeze…
  • The blades are great. Even the tools that I didn’t expect to use come in handy…
  • I am a pro musician. I use this baby not only to cut wires, but fix any problems with opening battery doors and electronic parts…
  • Six different sizes of screwdrivers, thank you very much…
  • The knife is amazingly sharp…
  • This is an example of striking the perfect balance between utility and convenience…
  • This is a unit that can be compared to some super tools…
  • I was a Leatherman fan even before this piece, but after cutting hundreds and hundreds steel wires and bass strings, I am loyal to the bone…
  • For the amount of work you can get done with this piece, I can’t complain even if it seems heavy…
  • I lost my previous Charge and thought that I can find a new exciting piece…but after two attempts failing miserably, I got back to this Leatherman…
  • I decided to go with this multi tool because I liked the fact that it comes with two bit drivers, plus a usable hook. I work as an IT guy in a big company, so I constantly have to rack equipment, open PC cases and Server cases. Breaking into cable bundles is not a problem anymore…
  • Using the hook is a really safe way to cut plastic wire ties…
  • This piece has HIGH QUALITY written all over it…
  • The leather sheath is a real looker…

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Moving on to the CONs as per the users:

  • The bottle opener is very strong, but it might be so thick that it is troubling getting it under the bottle cap…
  • You won’t get much comfort squeezing down the pliers, not the best design of the handles…

The review resume:

Leatherman 830678 Charge ALX with Leather Sheath Review

Overall, a great product and a 4.6 / 5 in Overall Quality Rating.

Leatherman Charge is one of the industry standards and the ALX seems every bit as good as the TTI, only lighter.
It’s an improvement on its “younger brothers”. Strong lock and bronze bushings for easier deploying. Great quality of the steel – the steel used in this one holds edge at least 3 times as long as the lower grade steel.

Comes with a 25-year warranty. That alone speaks volumes.