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Ladder Safety

Because ladders are common tools used every day, many people forget proper ladder safety. It’s important to remember that ladder injuries are easily preventable if you think before acting.

Avoid ladder injuries with these ladder safety suggestions.

Do Not Use the Top Rung of a Ladder

  • Do not use the top step/rung of a ladder as a step/rung unless it was designed for that purpose
  • Ladders must be free of any slippery material on the rungs, steps or feet
  • Properly set and use the ladder according to safety instructions and warnings
  • Wear shoes with non-slip soles

 

 

 

 

 

Woman Painting Using 3-Point Ladder Safety

  • Always maintain a 3-point (two hands and a foot, or two feet and a hand) contact on the ladder when climbing, and keep your body near the middle of the step.
  • Be aware of the ladder’s load rating and of the weight it is supporting, including the weight of any tools or equipment. DON’T exceed the maximum load capacity or duty rating of a ladder.
  • DON’T permit more than one person on a single-sided stepladder or an extension ladder.

Ladder Not Locked Safely

  • Be sure that all locks on an extension ladder are properly set.
  • DON’T climb a closed stepladder.
  • Haul materials with a line rather than carry them up an extension ladder.
  • Use a ladder only on a stable and level surface, unless it has been secured (top or bottom) to prevent displacement.
  • DON’T place the base of an extension ladder too close to or too far away from the your vertical surface. The proper angle for setting up a ladder is to place its base a quarter of the working length of the ladder from the wall or building.

Making smart decisions while using any type of ladder is a must. Each ladder has directions specific to that ladder type, so be sure to know what capabilities are offered. Remember, ladder injuries are easily preventable.

Don't Climb Ladders Backwards

Man using ladder with proper angle against house

Group carrying a ladder

Which Leatherman Should I Get?

Leatherman Multi-tools

Leatherman: Man or Marketing?

Although it sounds like the most manly name a marketing exec could conceive of, Leatherman was actually named for founder Tim Leatherman. It was on a road trip that Tim discovered the scout knife he was using everything for really needed to be a pliers-based multi-tool. He started designing, and – after years of prototyping and perfecting – the Leatherman was born.

It’s a Must-have for Many!

Today, it’s rare to find a do-it-yourselfer who doesn’t carry a multi-tool wherever he or she goes. Taking it along becomes as second-nature as grabbing your keys and wallet in the morning.

Leatherman - folded

Do YOU Need a Leatherman?

If you haven’t yet discovered the confidence and convenience that comes from always having a Leatherman on your person, try this test: For the next couple days, make a mental note of every time you wished you had a pocket knife, needle-nose pliers, screwdriver, etc. handy. Then ask yourself, “Why didn’t I order a Leatherman from doitbest.com two days ago?”

If you’re buying a gift for someone, it may help to know that the most popular Leatherman model is the Wave. If you’re getting a multi-tool to carry in your pocket daily, size or weight may play a part in your decision. Whichever model you decide on, you’ll enjoy your Leatherman for years to come – especially considering their outstanding 25-year limited warranty!

FREESTYLE

The simplicity of the Freestyle makes it an ideal go-to knife or pair

of pliers!

5 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Hard-wire Cutters
  4. Wire Cutters
  5. 420HC Combo Knife
  • Closed Length: 3.45″
  • Weight: 4.5 oz
  • Model: 831079
  • SKU: 817155

STYLE CS

The stylish clip-on Style CS multi-tool contains your most necessary tools!

6 Tools in 1

  1. 420HC Knife
  2. Spring-action Scissors
  3. Flat/Phillips Screwdriver
  4. Tweezers
  5. Nail File
  6. Carabiner/Bottle Opener
  • Closed Length: 2.9″
  • Weight: 1.4 oz
  • Model: 831206
  • SKU: 820605

SKELETOOL

Everything you’ll need can be found in Skeletool’s great-looking, lightweight frame!

7 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Hard-wire Cutters
  4. Wire Cutters
  5. 420HC Combo Knife
  6. Carabiner/Bottle Opener
  7. Large Bit Driver
  • Closed Length: 4″
  • Weight: 5 oz
  • Model: 830846
  • SKU: 817110

WINGMAN

The Wingman is your go-to tool for projects around the house, on the job, or at the campsite!

14 Tools in 1

  1. Spring-action Needlenose Pliers
  2. Spring-action Regular Pliers
  3. Spring-action Wire Cutters
  4. Wire Stripper
  5. 420HC Combo Knife
  6. Spring-action Scissors
  7. Package Opener
  8. Ruler (1.5 in | 3.8 cm)
  9. Can Opener
  10. Bottle Opener
  11. Wood/Metal File
  12. Phillips Screwdriver
  13. Medium Screwdriver
  14. Small Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 3.8″
  • Weight: 7 oz
  • Model: 831425
  • SKU: 800197

OHT

Leatherman’s first one-hand-operable multi-tool, the OHT is a real workhorse!

16 Tools in 1

  1. Spring-action Needlenose Pliers
  2. Spring-action Regular Pliers
  3. Spring-action Premium Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
  4. Spring-action Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters
  5. 420HC Knife
  6. 420HC Serrated Knife
  7. Saw
  8. Strap Cutter
  9. #8-32 Cleaning Rod/Brush Adapter
  10. Can Opener
  11. Bottle Opener
  12. Oxygen Tank Wrench
  13. Phillips Screwdriver
  14. Large Screwdriver
  15. Medium Screwdriver
  16. Small Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 4.5″
  • Weight: 9.9 oz
  • Model: 831631
  • SKU: 800946

REBAR

Pliers optimized for strength make the Rebar ideal for job sites and home projects!

17 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters
  4. Premium Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
  5. Electrical Crimper
  6. Wire Stripper
  7. 420HC Knife
  8. 420HC Serrated Knife
  9. Saw
  10. Awl w/ Thread Loop
  11. Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)
  12. Can Opener
  13. Bottle Opener
  14. Wood/Metal File
  15. Phillips Screwdriver
  16. Large Screwdriver
  17. Small Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 4″
  • Weight: 6.7 oz
  • Model: 831547
  • SKU: 800057

WAVE

By far the most popular Leatherman model, the Wave is perfect for any job or adventure!

17 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Hard-wire Cutters
  4. Wire Cutters
  5. Wire Stripper
  6. 420HC Knife
  7. 420HC Serrated Knife
  8. Saw
  9. Spring-action Scissors
  10. Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)
  11. Can Opener
  12. Bottle Opener
  13. Wood/Metal File
  14. Diamond-coated File
  15. Large Bit Driver
  16. Small Bit Driver
  17. Medium Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 4″
  • Weight: 8.5 oz
  • Model: 830039
  • SKU: 821322

CHARGE ALX

With its ergonomic grip, the Charge ALX can cut or rip through the toughest materials!

18 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Hard-wire Cutters
  4. Wire Cutters
  5. Crimper
  6. Wire Stripper
  7. 154CM Knife
  8. 420HC Serrated Knife
  9. Saw
  10. Cutting Hook
  11. Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)
  12. Can Opener
  13. Bottle Opener
  14. Wood/Metal File
  15. Diamond-coated File
  16. Large Bit Driver (I)
  17. Large Bit Driver (II)
  18. and Small Bit Driver
  • Closed Length: 4″
  • Weight: 8.3 oz
  • Model: 830676
  • SKU: 800058

SUPER TOOL 300

The strongest pliers Leatherman’s made are in this multi-tool for the working man!

19 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters
  4. Premium Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
  5. Stranded-wire Cutters
  6. Electrical Crimper
  7. Wire Stripper
  8. 420HC Knife
  9. 420HC Serrated Knife
  10. Saw
  11. Awl w/ Thread Loop
  12. Ruler (9 in | 22 cm)
  13. Can Opener
  14. Bottle Opener
  15. Wood/Metal File
  16. Phillips Screwdriver
  17. Large Screwdriver
  18. Medium Screwdriver
  19. Small Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 4.5″
  • Weight: 9.6 oz
  • Model: 831103
  • SKU: 800877

SURGE

One of Leatherman’s two largest multi-tools, the Surge is a real powerhouse!

21 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters
  4. Premium Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
  5. Stranded-wire Cutters
  6. Electrical Crimper
  7. Wire Stripper
  8. 420HC Knife
  9. 420HC Serrated Knife
  10. Saw
  11. Spring-action Scissors
  12. Awl w/ Thread Loop
  13. Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)
  14. Can Opener
  15. Bottle Opener
  16. Wood/Metal File
  17. Diamond-coated File
  18. Blade Exchanger®
  19. Large Bit Driver
  20. Large Screwdriver
  21. Small Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 4.5″
  • Weight: 12.5 oz
  • Model: 830160
  • SKU: 805114

Whether you work in an office or on a job site, having a Leatherman multi-tool equips and prepares you for whatever today has in store. Once you’ve chosen the model that best suits you, order it below, or pick it up at your local Do it Best store!

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Ladder Safety

Because ladders are common tools used every day, many people forget proper ladder safety. It’s important to remember that ladder injuries are easily preventable if you think before acting.

Avoid ladder injuries with these ladder safety suggestions.

Do Not Use the Top Rung of a Ladder

  • Do not use the top step/rung of a ladder as a step/rung unless it was designed for that purpose
  • Ladders must be free of any slippery material on the rungs, steps or feet
  • Properly set and use the ladder according to safety instructions and warnings
  • Wear shoes with non-slip soles

 

 

 

 

 

Woman Painting Using 3-Point Ladder Safety

  • Always maintain a 3-point (two hands and a foot, or two feet and a hand) contact on the ladder when climbing, and keep your body near the middle of the step.
  • Be aware of the ladder’s load rating and of the weight it is supporting, including the weight of any tools or equipment. DON’T exceed the maximum load capacity or duty rating of a ladder.
  • DON’T permit more than one person on a single-sided stepladder or an extension ladder.

Ladder Not Locked Safely

  • Be sure that all locks on an extension ladder are properly set.
  • DON’T climb a closed stepladder.
  • Haul materials with a line rather than carry them up an extension ladder.
  • Use a ladder only on a stable and level surface, unless it has been secured (top or bottom) to prevent displacement.
  • DON’T place the base of an extension ladder too close to or too far away from the your vertical surface. The proper angle for setting up a ladder is to place its base a quarter of the working length of the ladder from the wall or building.

Making smart decisions while using any type of ladder is a must. Each ladder has directions specific to that ladder type, so be sure to know what capabilities are offered. Remember, ladder injuries are easily preventable.

Don't Climb Ladders Backwards

Man using ladder with proper angle against house

Group carrying a ladder

Which Leatherman Should I Get?

Leatherman Multi-tools

Leatherman: Man or Marketing?

Although it sounds like the most manly name a marketing exec could conceive of, Leatherman was actually named for founder Tim Leatherman. It was on a road trip that Tim discovered the scout knife he was using everything for really needed to be a pliers-based multi-tool. He started designing, and – after years of prototyping and perfecting – the Leatherman was born.

It’s a Must-have for Many!

Today, it’s rare to find a do-it-yourselfer who doesn’t carry a multi-tool wherever he or she goes. Taking it along becomes as second-nature as grabbing your keys and wallet in the morning.

Leatherman - folded

Do YOU Need a Leatherman?

If you haven’t yet discovered the confidence and convenience that comes from always having a Leatherman on your person, try this test: For the next couple days, make a mental note of every time you wished you had a pocket knife, needle-nose pliers, screwdriver, etc. handy. Then ask yourself, “Why didn’t I order a Leatherman from doitbest.com two days ago?”

If you’re buying a gift for someone, it may help to know that the most popular Leatherman model is the Wave. If you’re getting a multi-tool to carry in your pocket daily, size or weight may play a part in your decision. Whichever model you decide on, you’ll enjoy your Leatherman for years to come – especially considering their outstanding 25-year limited warranty!

FREESTYLE

The simplicity of the Freestyle makes it an ideal go-to knife or pair

of pliers!

5 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Hard-wire Cutters
  4. Wire Cutters
  5. 420HC Combo Knife
  • Closed Length: 3.45″
  • Weight: 4.5 oz
  • Model: 831079
  • SKU: 817155

STYLE CS

The stylish clip-on Style CS multi-tool contains your most necessary tools!

6 Tools in 1

  1. 420HC Knife
  2. Spring-action Scissors
  3. Flat/Phillips Screwdriver
  4. Tweezers
  5. Nail File
  6. Carabiner/Bottle Opener
  • Closed Length: 2.9″
  • Weight: 1.4 oz
  • Model: 831206
  • SKU: 820605

SKELETOOL

Everything you’ll need can be found in Skeletool’s great-looking, lightweight frame!

7 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Hard-wire Cutters
  4. Wire Cutters
  5. 420HC Combo Knife
  6. Carabiner/Bottle Opener
  7. Large Bit Driver
  • Closed Length: 4″
  • Weight: 5 oz
  • Model: 830846
  • SKU: 817110

WINGMAN

The Wingman is your go-to tool for projects around the house, on the job, or at the campsite!

14 Tools in 1

  1. Spring-action Needlenose Pliers
  2. Spring-action Regular Pliers
  3. Spring-action Wire Cutters
  4. Wire Stripper
  5. 420HC Combo Knife
  6. Spring-action Scissors
  7. Package Opener
  8. Ruler (1.5 in | 3.8 cm)
  9. Can Opener
  10. Bottle Opener
  11. Wood/Metal File
  12. Phillips Screwdriver
  13. Medium Screwdriver
  14. Small Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 3.8″
  • Weight: 7 oz
  • Model: 831425
  • SKU: 800197

OHT

Leatherman’s first one-hand-operable multi-tool, the OHT is a real workhorse!

16 Tools in 1

  1. Spring-action Needlenose Pliers
  2. Spring-action Regular Pliers
  3. Spring-action Premium Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
  4. Spring-action Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters
  5. 420HC Knife
  6. 420HC Serrated Knife
  7. Saw
  8. Strap Cutter
  9. #8-32 Cleaning Rod/Brush Adapter
  10. Can Opener
  11. Bottle Opener
  12. Oxygen Tank Wrench
  13. Phillips Screwdriver
  14. Large Screwdriver
  15. Medium Screwdriver
  16. Small Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 4.5″
  • Weight: 9.9 oz
  • Model: 831631
  • SKU: 800946

REBAR

Pliers optimized for strength make the Rebar ideal for job sites and home projects!

17 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters
  4. Premium Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
  5. Electrical Crimper
  6. Wire Stripper
  7. 420HC Knife
  8. 420HC Serrated Knife
  9. Saw
  10. Awl w/ Thread Loop
  11. Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)
  12. Can Opener
  13. Bottle Opener
  14. Wood/Metal File
  15. Phillips Screwdriver
  16. Large Screwdriver
  17. Small Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 4″
  • Weight: 6.7 oz
  • Model: 831547
  • SKU: 800057

WAVE

By far the most popular Leatherman model, the Wave is perfect for any job or adventure!

17 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Hard-wire Cutters
  4. Wire Cutters
  5. Wire Stripper
  6. 420HC Knife
  7. 420HC Serrated Knife
  8. Saw
  9. Spring-action Scissors
  10. Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)
  11. Can Opener
  12. Bottle Opener
  13. Wood/Metal File
  14. Diamond-coated File
  15. Large Bit Driver
  16. Small Bit Driver
  17. Medium Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 4″
  • Weight: 8.5 oz
  • Model: 830039
  • SKU: 821322

CHARGE ALX

With its ergonomic grip, the Charge ALX can cut or rip through the toughest materials!

18 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Hard-wire Cutters
  4. Wire Cutters
  5. Crimper
  6. Wire Stripper
  7. 154CM Knife
  8. 420HC Serrated Knife
  9. Saw
  10. Cutting Hook
  11. Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)
  12. Can Opener
  13. Bottle Opener
  14. Wood/Metal File
  15. Diamond-coated File
  16. Large Bit Driver (I)
  17. Large Bit Driver (II)
  18. and Small Bit Driver
  • Closed Length: 4″
  • Weight: 8.3 oz
  • Model: 830676
  • SKU: 800058

SUPER TOOL 300

The strongest pliers Leatherman’s made are in this multi-tool for the working man!

19 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters
  4. Premium Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
  5. Stranded-wire Cutters
  6. Electrical Crimper
  7. Wire Stripper
  8. 420HC Knife
  9. 420HC Serrated Knife
  10. Saw
  11. Awl w/ Thread Loop
  12. Ruler (9 in | 22 cm)
  13. Can Opener
  14. Bottle Opener
  15. Wood/Metal File
  16. Phillips Screwdriver
  17. Large Screwdriver
  18. Medium Screwdriver
  19. Small Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 4.5″
  • Weight: 9.6 oz
  • Model: 831103
  • SKU: 800877

SURGE

One of Leatherman’s two largest multi-tools, the Surge is a real powerhouse!

21 Tools in 1

  1. Needlenose Pliers
  2. Regular Pliers
  3. Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters
  4. Premium Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
  5. Stranded-wire Cutters
  6. Electrical Crimper
  7. Wire Stripper
  8. 420HC Knife
  9. 420HC Serrated Knife
  10. Saw
  11. Spring-action Scissors
  12. Awl w/ Thread Loop
  13. Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)
  14. Can Opener
  15. Bottle Opener
  16. Wood/Metal File
  17. Diamond-coated File
  18. Blade Exchanger®
  19. Large Bit Driver
  20. Large Screwdriver
  21. Small Screwdriver
  • Closed Length: 4.5″
  • Weight: 12.5 oz
  • Model: 830160
  • SKU: 805114

Whether you work in an office or on a job site, having a Leatherman multi-tool equips and prepares you for whatever today has in store. Once you’ve chosen the model that best suits you, order it below, or pick it up at your local Do it Best store!