Review of Leatherman Juice CS4 by: Fred from Liverpool. Date: 23-4-2012
The Leatherman Juice CS4 is the second largest model in the Juice range. It's a nice compact size at just 3.25 inches long. It weighs 5.5oz which I think is towards the higher end of what I'd consider to be a 'pocket' multi tool. You can purchase a nice, model specific, leather belt sheath and, to be honest, I think that the sheath is the way to go. The tool is available in blue or grey. The handle scales are of aluminium but the rest of the tool is all stainless steel construction and is typical Leatherman quality. I bought this tool because I wanted something a bit more compact but with good functionality and the CS4 fits the bill nicely.
The tools are well made and the knife blade is very sharp straight from the box. Like the majority of Leatherman tools, this model is based around the pliers which are well formed and quite strong. The combined bottle top/can opener doesn’t look as good as what I’ve seen on Swiss Army knives, but it isn’t a deal breaker for me.The screw driver blades are all well made and very practical. A good wood saw plus a cork screw is provided along with an awl. This latter tool might benefit from being a tad sharper. There is a pair of good size scissors and these seem to work well. There is also a folding lanyard ring which Leatherman count as being a ‘tool’. Calling it a tool is a bit of a stretch! Best of all, this multi tool complies with UK legislation for possession in a public place since the knife blade is sub 3in and does not lock. This means that you can carry it with you on a routine basis rather than having to have specific "good reason".
My model is an attractive shade of blue. I don't know how durable the finish will prove to be, but the finish has been used on the range since their introduction so I guess it must offer reasonable durability. As I said at the beginning, I think the weight is towards the top end of what I would want to carry in my pocket. The leather sheaf, which is available separately, is a worthwhile purchase and not too expensive. I would have awarded 5 stars if the tool came with a sheath.
Once again I received excellent service from Leathermans. Prompt despatch and very good communication. This is my third purchase from Leathermans and I would not hesitate to recommend them.