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The main reason to get a Dime is if you need a good bottle opener. The Dime is basically a bottle opener that also happens to be a pliers-based multitool. By comparison, the bottle opener here on the Squirt isn't very good. I tried it on some imported German beers and you really have to line it up just right. It was tricky to use and felt flimsy. It's probably the worst feature on the Squirt.
On the other hand, overall build quality seems better on the Squirt. The file is decent and MUCH better than what you get on the Dime. The knife is a little better too. The Squirt's 420HC holds a better edge than the Dime's 3Cr13Mov. Sadly, it's still not great. Some of the larger Leatherman tools come with better knife steel. I'd love to see that option here. AFAIK, there isn't a lot of choices for pliers-based multitools in this size category. I couldn't find one with a better knife. This one will be fine for occasional light-duty cutting tasks. If you need to cut things with any regularity, this will be better off as a back-up to your regular pocket knife.
I've had this Leatherman in my pocket for the past 14 months. I use it daily. It's small, has all the essentials, and has been extremely helpful.
That being said, I have one warning: The blade it not usable for anything much more advanced than cutting the tape on package. I felt this way for a long time, and this weekend the point was really driven home when the blade closed on the finger and gave me a good cut across my knuckle.
I'm not a knife expert, but it seems that the location of the hole in the blade is poorly placed,letting the blade close easier than it should. ANy sort of stressed cutting, like through a zip tie or cordage can cause the blade to sort of bounce forward, closing back into the handle. It rarely does it all the way (obviously) but Over the past 14 months I've seen it come close to cutting me several times, and this weekend it finally happened. Granted, I should have stopped using it for that purpose the first time I saw it do this, but none the less, I don't think the blade is very safe. And no, my blade is not loose in any way. It snaps into place both when opened and when shut, and it takes an appropriate amount of force to open and close it.
That said, this is a great little tool. But if you're looking for something that may do slightly heavier duty cutting, go for something else.
Purchased the Leatherman Squirt PS4. Wanted essentially a swiss army knife with a pliars. I consider the scissors from Swiss Army knife to be the best in the multi tools. I seem to have a lot of uses for the scissors so they are a necessity to me in a multi tool. I thought I would get the best quality scissor from Leatherman. Instead the scissor rivet is so loose the scissor is almost useless. The cost of the Squirt is much higher than the competition, but perhaps worth it considering the Leatherman reputation for quality. This is very disappointing.
The size and light weight lend this to being a good keychain or pocket carry item. I wish Leatherman had continued the Juice line, like the CS and XE models. For the price of this small unit, I think I may replace it with a SOG Power Pint instead. I'm not so impressed with the PS4 but I'm sure it has it's uses.
On paper this knife looks great. It has almost all that I need (missing tweezers), and leatherman quality... only in real life, it's missing the leatherman quality. Unlike previous, larger leathermans, the pliers are a little loose, and so are the scissors. This makes cutting more difficult than it should be. Yes, the scissors are small, but my swiss army knives similar sized scissors cut much better. The file, although it looks good, isn't as sharp as it should be, and one edge has a slight bump, so that you cannot file things perfectly flat.
Otherwise everything else works well. The phillips screwdriver works wonderfully well. I've used it on my computer and my sunglasses and many things in between. The knife is sharp and decently stiff(much better than swiss army knives), though it is single ground, which means the edge can chip and bend much easier. It is very small and fits well on my keychain, though a little heavy.
Overall, it is a good product. I would recommend it to a friend. Just don't expect a top quality product. They did have to cut a few corners to make it as cheap(price cheap) as it is.
I bought this tool for EDC to replace a Micra. I liked the idea of not having to open the tool to retrieve the smaller blades. I returned it because It doesn't appear to be as well made as the Micra and because the blades are very difficult to pull out given the tiny notches some of which are below the level of the frame.
The scissors don't have a tight enough tolerance between the cutting blades. This means that if you want to cut a thread or something fine like that, you're really out of luck. It'll but a piece of paper fine, but beyond that, it really isn't that good. I like the other tools, but the scissors get the most use, and for those to be lacking was a total letdown. I had the smallest Swiss Army knife before this and the scissors were great. I might end up switching back to that. I have other Leatherman tools that are amazing, but this one is a letdown.