It’s not often something really good comes along in the gardening world. In fact, I’m a very suspicious sort, particularly when it comes to tools. You see, it’s hard to beat the traditional implements that have filled gardener’s sheds for eons. Some things never change and garden tools are one of them.
The Hybrid features razor sharp clippers, wire cutter and saw, slot and Phillips head screwdrivers, weed root cutter and more on one small unit.
We at MoPlants are quite impressed by Leatherman’s new Hybrid tool because I can’t tell you how often I have to go hunt down a screw driver or wire cutters. And maybe I have the wire cutters but need a pair of clippers to complete some small task. Tasks that take just a minute to accomplish often follow a half hour of hunting around for tools.
Leatherman’s famous Swiss Army Knife approach to practical tools has put their standard needle nose pliers model on every man’s belt from coast to coast. But the Hybrid is a perfect too for every woman to perform virtually all functions with a single purchase.
The HYBRID features clippers rather than pliers, using the same great design as the original Leatherman all purpose tool. It will fold down to a size slightly longer than a cigarette package. Slip this beauty into your pocket or on the belt and you’ll be ready to tinker with anything at a moment’s notice.
The Hybrid handles are coated in soft rubber to give a more comfortable grip.
The big burly MoPlants.com product evaluators put the Hybrid through their patented “can you break it” tests. We concluded that this should be considered a tool of convenience, NOT an everyday pruning tool for avid gardeners. With rigorous use the blades dull quickly and the square grips are somewhat uncomfortable. That said, we still think this is a well made must-have for saving time on everyday tinkering, puttering and occasional pruning of garden and landscape.
www.MoPlants.com gives the Leatherman Hybrid a thumbs up for holiday and year around gift for you and others on your gift list.
You can find the HYBRID at The Sharper Image (see Cool Links)