I don't know what to say about this multi tool other than its sweet! I carried a victorinox swisstool before the surge and I have to say, i'm warming up to leatherman. I was never very impressed with them, but the surge and charge tti are two of my favorite models from them. I will at some point pick up the charge tti also, but the surge will probably be my edc for a while. The pliers are smooth with no play, i like how they have the pliers setup so as youre opening its easy, and then locks into place. This is caused by a piece on the plier head shaped similar to a very acute triangle. There are a scissor like piece on the handle themselves that spreads as the triangular piece pushed through the center of it. I don't really know how to explain it lol. But anyways, it's a solid tool! I got the bit kit and extender with it, and also put a AAA microstream flashlight in the sheath. Carries well, i carry it horizontally above my left front pocket.