Before I moved to Utah I came to visit for the weekend. I was in Provo visiting with my friend Jeff when he said he needed to borrow Bevan’s Leatherman to fix his shoe. It was about 1994 and I didn’t know what a Leatherman was. I hadn’t even heard the term before. Once I saw one I was immediately impressed. Add a 25 year warranty and I was beside myself. Before I moved to Utah in January 1995, Kip bought me a Leatherman PST for Christmas. I still have it and I still love it. I have since added the PST II, which has a serrated blade. Both the PST and the PST II have since be retired, but they are the original models for me and I prefer them over current models.
Yesterday I used my PST II to cut thick zip ties on a memory foam bundles at Mattress Land. I didn’t want to risk using a knife and potentially cutting the foam, so I inserted the pliers and used the wire cutters. It worked very well. I have recently started to carry my Leatherman with me again on a daily basis, and you just can’t beat the size and convenience of the tool. In my opinion it is far superior to other brands.
I don’t remember how or where I got this, and I don’t think it is made anymore, but I love this ratchet kit that attaches to the PST and PST II. It adjusts and locks in place at 45, 90, and 180 degree angles, and has the bit tips I need the most. I also carry this with me everyday.