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A good multi-tool is essential for any handyman because it has all the tools you will need for a lot of different jobs. It is often hard to pick one though because there are so many different ones on the market and it seems like they all have the same features while in most cases it doesn’t.
Leatherman Super Tool 300 vs OHT – Overview
- 19 Tools
- 420HC Straight and Serrated Blades
- Weighs 9.9 oz
When every day is a working day, you need a strong, compact, and light tool that gets the job done. Leatherman Super Tool 300 has all the tools you need to complete any job, from opening cans to making quick fixes on the go, and it’s tough enough to withstand the hardest day on the job. You can’t put a price on peace of mind, but we can tell you that this tool despite its price tag is at the top of multi-tools these days.
- 16 Tools
- Spring-Actioned Pliers and Wire Cutters
- Weighs 9.9 oz
Whether you’re a dad on the hunt for playmates, an adventurer looking for an edge, or a handyman in search of his next fix, the Leatherman OHT is ready to take on your toughest jobs and make them look easy. The Leatherman OHT is 100% one-hand operable, so you don’t need to worry about having to use both hands: just grab it with your strong hand and go! And with one of the best ergonomic grips, the Leatherman OHT feels so comfortable in your hand, you just might find yourself using it every day.
Super Tool 300 vs OHT – The Comparison
We reached the hot spot of this comparison between Leatherman OHT and Super Tool 300, below we will go on each multi-tool feature and function.
Since both multi-tools are made by the same manufacturer here is a list of functions that both multi-tools have:
- 420HC Blade
- 420HC Serrated Blade
- Phillips Screwdriver
- Large Screwdriver
- Medium Screwdriver
- Small Screwdriver
- Can Opener
- Bottle Opener
- Pliers – When it comes to pliers Leatherman Super Tool features standard Needlenosed and Regular pliers while Leatherman OHT features Spring-actioned Needlenosed and regular pliers.
- Wire Cutters – Just like in the plier’s case above, Super Tool 300 has Premium Replaceable Wire, Hard-Wire Cutters, and Stranded-wire cutters while OHT has only Premium Replaceable Wire and Hard-Wire cutters with the main differences being that the ones found on Leatherman OHT are Spring-Actioned and Super Tool 300 also has the Stranded-wire cutters.
- Electrical Crimper and Wire Stripper – Leatherman Super Tool 300 have these functions while OHT doesn’t, these functions might or might not be important, depending on if you are planning to use your multitool for electric tasks.
- Wood/Metal File – Super Tool 300 has a Wood/Metal File while OHT doesn’t have any kind of File.
- Ruler – Super Tool 300 features a 9-inch Ruler, while OHT doesn’t have one.
- Strap Cutter – Leatherman OHT has a strap cutter while Super Tool 300 doesn’t have this function. If you own a car this function might prove useful when in an emergency.
- Oxygen Tank Wrench – Leatherman OHT has this function while Super Tool 300 doesn’t but as far as we know the only two Leatherman multi-tools that have this function are OHT and Raptor. It is hard to understand why would anyone that is not an EMT should have an Oxygen tank wrench on an everyday-carry multi-tool.
- #8-32 Cleaning Rod/Brush Adapter – This is another function that OHT has that Super Tool 300 doesn’t and it might be useful if you are owning a weapon.
Size & Weight
Here are some important technical specifications for each multi-tool.
Leatherman Super Tool 300
- Closed Length: 4.5 in
- Open Length: 7.0 in
- Main Blade Length: 3.2 in
- Weight: 9.6 oz
- Width: 1.2 in
- Closed Length: 4.5 in
- Open Length: 6.6 in
- Main Blade Length: 2.37 in
- Weight: 9.9 oz
- Width: 1.6 in
To sum it up Leatherman Super Tool has a bigger length when open, weighs less, and has a longer blade, while Leatherman OHT is slightly heavier and has a smaller blade.
- All locking features – Both Super Tool 300 and OHT have this feature which locks all tools into place with the only exception being the plier’s head.
- Lanyard Ring – Between the two, only Super Tool 300 has a lanyard ring to attach the multi-tool easily and safely to a Lanyard.
- Outside Accessible tools – All tools found on Leatherman OHT are outside-accessible meaning that you can use a tool while the multi-tool is in its closed position. This function is very similar to pocket knives.
- One-Hand Operable – Leatherman OHT stands for One-Hand-Tool which is why this multi-tool was designed to be used with only one hand.
Both Super Tool 300 and OHT are covered by Leatherman’s 25-year warranty which should help you out in case your multi-tool gets damaged.
We reached the end of this comparison between Leatherman Super Tool 300 and OHT, we got to admit that both multi-tools are great for anyone that is looking for a heavy-duty tool. While the decision is hard, we consider Leatherman Super Tool 300 a winner between the two. OHT is not bad either but Super Tool 300 has more useful functions.