LEATHERMAN 19-In-1 Locking Multitool

Last updated: June 6, 2023

Cutaways on the handle make for easy accessibility on the Leatherman Super Tool 300. Though small, this device offers a robust tool selection, with four screwdrivers and fully replaceable wire cutters. Made of high-carbon stainless steel, these tools are built to last. In our testing, we found this multitool to be well-balanced and easy to handle. The blades were easy to release. The wire cutter was an especially handy tool, as well as the ruler.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Well-designed cutaways make it easy to access a wide array of tools with this LEATHERMAN Super Tool 300 Multitool.

In our analysis of 124 expert reviews, the LEATHERMAN 19-In-1 Locking Multitool placed 9th when we looked at the top 22 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Super Tool 300 is the multitool for the working man or woman. It features the strongest pliers we’ve ever produced and a sloped-top handle design so you can maneuver in tight spaces. The large side cutouts make it easy to grab components even with gloves on. Stranded, hard and regular wire cutters all come standard and because they’re removable you can repair or re-sharpen on the spot. 19 tools all ready for your toughest jobs.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Leatherman Super Tool 300 multitool has cutouts on the handles for easy operation with gloved hands though I found the cutouts useful even without gloves. The handles have rounded corners and edges which allows for comfortable use without gloves even when applying maximum pressure.
The Super Tool is constructed from an improved, high-carbon 420-grade stainless steel, and extra steel has been added to key areas, which guarantees long-term durability.
Wire cutter is replaceable.
One improvement we really like is the inclusion of replaceable wire cutters. In our experience those are often one of the first parts of a multi tool to give out. Having the option to painlessly switch them out is a huge improvement.
Got this as a gift for my husband and he was ecstatic. It lasts a long time. This is a second purchase, the saw on the first one broke but the rest of the tool was fine. Since he uses the saw a lot i repurchased.
I love how easily accessible the tools are with the big cutaways on the handle.
Everybody loves the Super Tool 300 for its quality feel and its durability.
One of the interesting things about the tool design on the Super Tool 300 is in the way they clump together when grabbed. This is by design as it prevents having to seek out individual nail nicks.
Super Tool 300 strikes the right balance of full-sized robust tools in a heavy duty package. The Super Tool 300 comes ready to work with two knife blades (clip-point and serrated- both made out of 420HC stainless), four screwdrivers (three sizes of flat tip and a Phillips head), a saw, three wire cutters (stranded and replaceable regular/hard-wire cutters), and heavy duty pliers – all in a sturdy and well engineered package.
This is a solid built tool, with very little frills, but very practical features.
Exact tool load out as the Core…and that is no bad thing.
The wire cutters on this model are best on any multi-tool I’ve seen. These are super strong, I cut barbed wire with ease. Try doing that with a cheapy tool and see what happens! These wire cutters are replaceable so when they where out you can change them out and be right back in business.
We loved the thin-profile pliers. When we used them in the field in areas where there were tight clearance issues, they performed flawlessly.
Replaceable wire cutters.

What reviewers didn't like

There is only a single Phillips head screwdriver with three (5/16″, 7/32″, 1/8″) flat heads. I probably would have preferred one flathead and two Phillips personally.
Can be hard to close.
Vintage design can seem old fashioned to some.
I never liked seeing Velcro on a pouch, it’s practical, but it wears out, a nice solid button would be better…
What it also means though is that you have to open the handles to get to any of the tools. You pretty much have to do this to get to the pliers on any other multi-tool anyway. But I prefer generally to be able to get to a few common tools, without having to open up the multi-tool.
The one downside that I personally don’t like, after comparing the Super Tool to some of the newer models is that the tools are not outside accessible.
Another issue that I have found that appears to have some commonality with several online user complaints… one of my 300s is super difficult to open and close. I know this will loosen up with time, however, not only are the main handles tough to open and close, but so are the tools inside of those handles. They are so stiff they fit the bill for the term “nail breakers”.
Its a big tool and its heavier than your average multi-tool. It weighs 9.6 oz and is fatter than other models so people with smaller hands my find it harder to use.
Both knife blades aren’t accessible from the outside. For veteran multi-tool users this may seem a bit counter-intuitive, but it only adds to the simplicity of the Rebar.
Tools aren't accessible from the outside.
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