I am usually a made in China guy myself, I use a multi tool daily. Then again I keep about a dozen made in China pens handy. Anyways A leatherman and the Snap-On ratcheting screwdriver are the two tools that I don't mind spending money on.
About 14 years ago I had a fantastic multitool. It was supplied by Buck and Hickman, was all stainless steel with plier/cutter and the normal blades and drivers. It had ruler measurements in metric and inches and printed or stamped into the handle were the words 'PROTOOL' and 'MADE IN AMERICA'. Foolishly I put it down while on a job, walked away for a few minutes and it was gone when I got back. I've searched the Internet since, but haven't found a replacement 'PROTOOL'. If anyone has come across the maker, I'd be grateful for information.
Leatherman Multi-Tools are covered by a 25 years warranty, Get in touch with a Leatherman Rep / dealer in your country and get it replaced.
Return Information We take extraordinary measures so your Leatherman product will give you many years of dependable service. If it doesn't, we will gladly repair or replace it, at our discretion, with one of equal or greater value under our 25-year guarantee for tools and 10-year guarantee for lights. This warranty does not cover abuse, alteration, theft, loss, or unauthorized and/or unreasonable use of your Leatherman product. This warranty does not cover sheaths, accessories, imprinting, colour finishes, cleaning, or sharpening.
Thanks, My tool was sent 9 weeks ago to the german support center
(Leatherman Garantie: National) Answer from them after 6 weeks:sorry,we never received your tool. After sending the delivery receipt :sorry we received it but can't find,we will send a new one asap. After seven weeks:we tried to send a new one,but your adress was lost, but we will send a new one today.
swisstool is 50 gr more heavy but 50% cheaper and 50% more usefull.
Received a TTi refurbished today.All functions very smooth and with a perfect alignment.Best TTi i have seen so fare. On top a brand new Juice XE6 with holster,2 Leatherman Baseball caps and 4 Leatherman Lanyards.