In the Maker Shed: Circuit Breaker Leatherman

In the Maker Shed: Circuit Breaker Leatherman

The Make: Circuit Breaker Leatherman features 13 tools, including wire strippers and scissors. It’s the perfect companion for electronics hacking, mobile fixing, and MacGyvering on the go! Also available is our Warranty Voider & Bomb Defuser versions!


  • 420HC Clip Point Knife
  • Spring-action Needlenose Pliers
  • Medium Screwdriver
  • Flat/Phillips Screwdriver
  • Wood/Metal File
  • Wire Cutters
  • Wire Strippers: 20GA, 18GA, 16GA, 14GA, and 12GA
  • Scissors
  • Bottle Opener

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20 thoughts on “In the Maker Shed: Circuit Breaker Leatherman

  1. Anonymous says:

    A bottle opener? I thought liquids and electronics didn’t mix.

    How about a Leatherman with a bunch of different crimping tools for different electrical connectors? That would rock.

    1. Nathanael Phillips says:

      I’ve always wondered if I was missing something with the inclusion of bottle openers with virtually all utility knives. Especially workbench-related ones.

      I didn’t think I was supposed to be drinking while operating power tools…

  2. Karl Palutke says:

    How is this consistent with the ‘if I can’t open it, I don’t own it’ philosophy? Can I obtain drawings or spare parts in order to repair or modify this?

    1. kalleguld says:

      If you can’t open it, grow some nails.

      On a more serious, it looks like it has standard Torx screws, so switching a tool should be easy.

      1. Marc de Vinck says:

        That’s a good point. They used to be riveted together, now they use standard Torx screws. Now you can disassemble it for for cleaning.

  3. AMalePoet says:

    How about a grounding wrist band and attachment point? Being a source of static to introduce to a board your working with seems to be a bad idea also.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      Wouldn’t the user be grounded, (wristband, etc) and not the tool?

  4. Ernest Stokes says:

    How about a 110/66 punchdown tool

  5. Brian McNamara says:

    Looks like a great tool but it would be handy to go down to 22 or 24GA. I live in the world of little wires.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      I use mine on 22awg solid core all the time and it works great. I’d have to test 24awg …I can’t believe I don’t have any in my studio to test?

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