Sidekick

Sidekick.jpg The Leatherman Sidekick is a tool that Leatherman came out with along with the Wingman in 2011 that was aimed at a more budget minded crowd. Being a budget tool they changed a few things on these models to save money. The plier head is a bit different than all the other tools. It has a anvil type cutter vs. the normal bypass cutter and they added spring action pliers. These tools being at a lower price point still are very solidly built tools and are still in production at this time.



Jaws

  • Needlenose/regular pliers that are spring loaded and an anvil type cutter.

Handles/Frame

  • Stainless steel with beveled edges designed for comfort. Includes a clip.

Blades and Tools

Spring-action Needlenose Pliers
Spring-action Regular Pliers
Spring-action Wire Cutters
Wire Stripper
420HC Knife
420HC Serrated Knife
Saw
Ruler (1.5 in | 3.8 cm)
Can Opener
Bottle Opener
Wood/Metal File
Phillips Screwdriver
Medium Screwdriver
Small Screwdriver

Blade Characteristics

  • All tools have a polished finish

Locking Mechanism

  • The outside accessible tools have liner locks but the inside accessible tools do not lock

Sheath

  • Originally the Sidekick came with a suede leather pouch with a grommet, along with the carabiner. But now come with either just the carabiner or a black pancake style nylon sheath with a Velcro flap.

Dimensions

  • Length open = 6 inch/15.3 cm
  • Length closed = 3.8 inch/9.7 cm
  • Width closed = 1.38 inch/3.5 cm
  • Thickness = 0.75 inch/1.9 cm
  • Weight = 7 oz | 198.4 g

Versions

  • None.

Variations

  • Early versions of this tool featured an aesthetic stamping on the clipside of the tool similar to the ones found on the front. This feature was removed, and replaced with a flat surface, so that advertising could be engraved onto the scale.

Background

Introduced in 2011. Made in the USA. Still in production.
The Sidekick has another tool that is built just like it except for a slightly different tool set the Wingman and another similar tool called the Rev. The Leap is also very similarly built. The handles of the New Wave also have a very similar build and may have been the inspiration for this series. That would also make the Surge and Charge similar. The Wave also has a similar handle type compared with the Sidekick as well.

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Created by Poncho65. Last Modification: Monday 28 of November, 2016 17:07:34 CET by sLaughterMed.