Over at Amazon, they dropped the price of the Leatherman Skeletool multi-tool, to $29.88.
The Skeletool, one of my favorite multi-tool designs (here’s my Skeletool review), is a minimalist tool. It’s compact, light, and comfortable to carry.
It features a knife blade (partially serrated on this model), multi-functional pliers with wire cutter blades, a screwdriver bit holder and 2 removable double-ended bits, a carabiner clip that doubles as a bottle opener, and a pocket clip.
The Skeletool has been on sale at Home Depot, also for $30. If you want one NOW, you can go to your local HD and buy one (check inventory online), or order it from Amazon and skip the holiday traffic.
I recently bought another one of these multi-tools at the holiday sale price, although I haven’t determined yet where it’ll live. I already have a Skeletool CX and Skeletool as part of my rotation of carryable multi-tools, so this one will more or less be kept where it’ll be used often. Maybe it’ll be my road trip multi-tool?
This is a fantastic multi-tool at a great price.
If you can pony up a little extra dough, consider the Skeletool CX, which has a better knife (plain edge and with slightly more premium blade alloy), DLC scratch-resistant coating, and carbon fiber handle scale. This one has an aluminum handle scale, and stainless steel body.
The CX was on sale yesterday. Now, it’s back to its full price of $67. The CX is a nicer tool than the plain Jane Skeletool, but not for double the money.
If I were giving multi-tool gifts this year, it would probably be a Skeletool, especially at this pricing. It doesn’t have a ton of tools or functions, but it has the most commonly used ones.