Leatherman tools are built to be tough, so repairs are rarely needed. If sticky hinges are the problem, that's easily solved on your own; more complicated repair jobs are best left to the experts. With a 25-year warranty policy, your tool is probably still covered. You can mail it back to Leatherman Tool Group for a quick fix if the problem is more than a simple repair.
Things You'll Need
- Leatherman tool
- Old toothbrush
- WD-40 or similar lubricant
- Pliers, 2 pair
Boil a pot of water for a Leatherman with sticky or hard-to-pull-out tools. At the same time, preheat your oven to 225 degrees. Open all of the Leatherman's tools and place it in the kitchen sink. Carefully pour the boiling water over the tool. Brush the tool with an old toothbrush to remove any remaining gunk.
Place the cleaned Leatherman in a pan and dry it in the preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes. Allow the tool to cool, then apply WD-40 liberally. Wait 10 minutes and wipe the excess lubricant away.
Use two pairs of vice-grip style pliers to fix a Leatherman with loose tools. Grip the small round heads on either side of the end of the handle and turn one pair of pliers clockwise. This will tighten the connection between the pins which screw together to hold the tools in place.