Pros: Included Tools, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, None
Cons: Blade Material, Included Tools
I love multitools. So I knew I would end up buying a q4, if for no other reason than “it looks cool”. I Really like the way it opens and closes, it’s profile makes it much easier to carry in my front pocket vs a regular fold open leatherman (which always rides on belt). It’s a little longer than I thought it would be, but fits in every pair of pants I own. Nice and light, carries like no other multitool I’ve owned I absolutely LOVE having a ratchet driver that accepts standard 1/4” bits. Only being able to hold 1 double ended but worried me, but I have a little keychain holder for a couple extras. And when it comes to using the driver, the tools shape makes it handle like a legit dedicated driver. I never really realized how clunky using a leatherman was until I got ahold of this. Pliers get a pass. About the same size as a leatherman juice’s, on the small side, but nice. Now, the dedicated tool selection is where things get bumpy. . . The knife blade? Tiny, just over 1.5”, made of cheap Chinese steel, awkward to open, might as well not even be there. That could be a deal breaker for some, but I always carry a larger folder or fixed blade on me regardless The file? Not great. Works ok on softer metals, that’s about it. Can’t hold a candle to leatherman files (perfection) Bottle opener AND can opener? Does this thing really need both?? The bottle opener has the typical flathead tip on it, which can sometimes come in handy, but a can opener. . . Nope. In short, the whole row of tools is pretty much useless to me. Which is fine, because when I think about it, the only things I ever use on my other multitools is the bit driver, the pliers/wirec cutters, and once in a blue moon I’ll use the scissors to trim a rogue nose hair. So, in short, the things the q4 does well, it does REALLY well, well enough to make up for things it’s missing or lacking. It definetley won’t replace my charge tti, but it has earned a place in my starting line of edc gear.