42nd Street Photo recommends the Leatherman Micra Standard

Leatherman Micra StandardThe Micra is Leatherman’s latest multi-tool and the first without a pliers. The Leatherman Micra multitool is crafted from 100-percent stainless steel, engineered to the optimum hardness for each individual tool. At a mere 2-1/2 inches when folded closed, this wee masterpiece offers super-sharp spring-action scissors, along with nine additional personal-care features. It’s just the right size for key rings or belt loops, so it’s always right at hand for speedy access and quick fixes.

Unfolding the Micra in the normal Leatherman manner opens up the scissors in the place we’ve come to expect pliers. When using the scissors, you’ll first grip the handles at the thicker ends and swing them open. At first you will notice a bit of resistance, due to the spring mechanism that controls the scissors. To close them, simply reverse the procedure. Nested in one side are a 1 1/2 inch knife blade, nail file and medium size screwdriver. In the other side are a tweezers, combination bottle cap opener and small screwdriver and a unique flat Phillips screwdriver. The handles incorporate a 5 inch / 11 cm. ruler. A small split ring is attached. To navigate the blades, just open the handles. Then it’s easy to use the nail nick to rotate out a single blade. Once the blade is open, all you have to do is close both handles to take advantage of the Posi-Stop feature. Should a blade accidentally start to close, that blade will be stopped by the opposite handle — for an added measure of strength and safety.

Features of Leather men Tools Mini Micra MultiTool:

  • 420HC Clip Point Knife
  • Extra-small Screwdriver
  • Medium Screwdriver
  • Flat Phillips Screwdriver
  • Spring-action Scissors
  • Nail File/Cleaner
  • Bottle Opener
  • Ruler
  • Tweezers
  • Stainless Steel Handles
  • Stainless Steel Body
  • Key Ring Attachment

If you want an inexpensive yet handy tool without the hassle of a carrying case this is the Leatherman for you.


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