View Full Version : Multitool recommendations?

05-17-2015, 10:23 AM
My simple $20 multitool has served me faithfully for many years but it's reaching it's retirement point! I don't know how it lasted so long. What do you recommend for a good multitool?

05-17-2015, 10:30 AM
SOG power assist Multi Tool. Had mine for a year now. Used in all kinds of environments and its held up well plus with the power assist mechanism you can cut some serious shit. It will cut pennies effortlessly. But I've snipped 9 wire with them with ease


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05-17-2015, 11:45 AM
I have carried a SwissTool X for many years. I have bought several others in the meantime and carried them, but always end up back with the Swisstool. Leatherman Wave/Charge is a close second for me.

05-17-2015, 01:39 PM
I have both Gerber and Leatherman ones and am happy with both. Look at what tools you want/need plus method of carry

05-17-2015, 02:06 PM
I've used the Leatherman wave for over 15 years. Still works great.

05-17-2015, 05:10 PM
Multi tools are the only product I will buy made by sog.

05-17-2015, 05:33 PM
I've used most brands (except the Swisstool) and I also love the SOG. It is bigger than others, but I've broken flathead tips on Gerbers, and Leatherman's are fine, but not outstanding- always seems like they do some things well, and other things poorly.
The SOG has done everything I've needed it to very easily. The power plier gearing gives a very powerful grip, the blade and tips have worked very well, I've used the line cutter a bit and it works wonderfully. The woodsaw is very aggressive and cuts fast. (I haven't used the socket driver other than to try it out, but it's a nice bonus) The wire stripper and crimpers work better than any other multitools I've had. The shape of the pliers allow for enough surface area to grip large items, while still having small needlenose tips (other brands seem to make you pick one or the other)
The whole thing opens very easily, the blades all lock open and have removable covers to not mess up your hands when squeezing the pliers. Being slightly larger than some other multitools is the only downside, but if you use it regularly, it's an easy compromise.

05-17-2015, 05:53 PM
I prefer the discontinued BuckTool 360

William B.
05-17-2015, 06:30 PM
I wanted a multi-tool that would clip in my pocket and be similar in size to the average folding knife. I tried a Gerber Crucial and had some issues with the pocket clip. It seemed like it was a pretty light-duty tool. Once I gave up on the Gerber I bought a Leatherman Wingman and still carry and use it daily after 2.5 years.

05-17-2015, 09:05 PM
After looking online at several sites I went with a Leatherman Rebar. Replaceable wire cutting blades and a great warranty made it to the top of my list.
Shortly after that Amazon issued me a Gerber. The Gerber was better for use while operated a boom or genie lift due to its one handed opening. For most tasks I still prefer my Leatherman.

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05-17-2015, 09:45 PM
I really like the Leatherman Surge and Wave. They hold up well though my beef with them is they are still really hard to open and close even after a year of use.
Great assortment of tools on each. Surge is very large while the Wave is mid sized

05-18-2015, 01:48 AM
Since this is posted under bon vivant, I am going to throw in my multitasker 3. It's quite nice, and equally pricey.

05-18-2015, 07:12 AM
Gerber Legend 800