Multi-tool

Micro-Plus EX puts 9 tools on your keyring

As Julie wrote a few posts down, here at The Gadgeteer, we can’t get enough keychain tools and gadgets.  So here’s another, the Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 Key Ring Tool.  As the somewhat lengthy name implies, 9 tools are embedded in this little gem, including pliers, bottle opener, 4 screwdrivers, and wire cutter/stripper/crimper.  All stainless …

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Gerber Suspension Multi-tool Review

I love multi-tools, and they have come a long way since my first basic Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool in the 80’s. I am always on the lookout for the ‘perfect’ tool for my own everyday carry- that magical balance between size, weight, tool options, and functionality that just works for me. My current ‘everyday carry’ …

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Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Multi-Tool

Remember Bear Grylls, who had that survival show called “Man vs. Wild”?  Gerber has a series of tools that they’ve dubbed the Bear Grylls Survival Series, and one of the tools in this line is the “Ultimate Multi-Tool”.  This tool has 12 stainless steel implements that lock into place for easier, safer use.  The handles …

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Leatherman Squirt PS4 Packs a Lot into a Little

Standard pocket knife not cutting it for you?  Need a few more tools your pocket, but not more bulk?  Only 2.5 in long, the Leatherman Squirt PS4 is a little gem that packs no less than 9 tools into a keychain-sized package.  In fact, it’s one of a very few multi-tools that includes both pliers …

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Gerber Crucial Pocket Tool Multi-Plier Review

There are a couple of brands I think of when it comes to multi-tools. Leatherman, SOG and Gerber. Today I want to show you the Gerber Crucial pocket tool multi-plier that was sent to be from OutdoorPros. It has been given the name Crucial because instead of having a bazillion knife blades, screw drivers, files, …

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SOG Multi-tools Shrink and Come in Pink

The SOG Micro ToolClip maybe be small, but it packs a formidable compact plier – with the precision to cut paper, the power to cut wire and the determination to grip screws. It does it all with a spring return and features a knife blade, two screwdrivers, and a file. It can be carried in …

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Leatherman MUT – A Specialized Multi-tool for Soldiers

We’ve all seen Leatherman tools with a wide variety of useful blades and tools, but did you know that they also offer a multi-tool designed specially for soldiers? It’s the Leatherman MUT and has tools to help a soldier (or civilian gun enthusiast) work on his/her firearm. Some of the tools include a replaceable firearm …

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Switch – Create a Custom Multi-Tool

How would you like to create your own custom uber Swiss Army style multi-tool? Now you can with the Switch from Quirky. It comes with 18 different tool attachments. You choose if you want a small (2-6 tools), medium (4-10 tools), and large (7-13 tools) sized tool by swapping the different blades/tools in and out. …

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Gerber announces Crucial multi-tool

If your gadget tastes lean more toward the utilitarian, you may be happy to learn that Gerber, famous for their knives and multi-tools (and not baby food), have added a number of new items to their multi-tool family, including the Crucial multi-tool and the Curve keychain tool.  The Crucial (pictured) is a butterfly-opening pocketable tool …

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Multi-tool with a wrench – Spyderco Byrdrench

The Spyderco Byrdrench is unlike any multi-tool that I’ve seen before. The tool’s housing is two stainless halves that join creating slip joint pliers (with a large or small bite) on one end and an adjustable 9/16” crescent wrench on the opposite end. Other tools include a knife, file, hole starter and a bit housing …

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The original multi-tool – Spyderco Byrd 8-Tool Harp

English tradesmen in the 1880’s invented the original multi-tool called the Harp Tool. Bricklayers, long shore men and the like carried Harp Tools, named for their shape resembling the musical instrument. Inside the harp would be implements specific to the trade or craft. The Spyderco Byrd 8-Tool Harp includes: a Phillips-head screwdriver, slotted-head screwdriver, saw, …

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Coast C5795 11 Function Multi-Tool Deluxe Review

I keep a multi-tool in the glove box of my vehicle, one in the tool drawer of Gadgeteer HQ and another in the junk drawer in my kitchen. Why so many multi-tools? Because they provide several functions in one handy package, that would otherwise take up a lot more space. Today I want to show …

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