This multitool has its ups and downs, but makes for…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $14.95
This multitool has its ups and downs, but makes for a good cheap tool to carry in your pocket or in your backpack outdoors. With 14 tools in all, its got a lot of uses.
- A lot of tools
- Compact and small
- Tools easy to access
- Saw and knife are excellent
- A few tools didn’t perform well
- Half of the tools only open halfway
- Flashlight is a bust
This multitool is okay. It has its ups and downs. This is the multitool I’ve owned the longest and that I’ve used the most outdoors. Half of the tools do not open fully; they only go halfway. I can see the benefits of this, but I’d prefer if they opened all the way (third picture).
All tools do not lock. It’s a slip joint design. There are some tools that blew me away, and there were others that were a huge letdown.
Let's talk about the letdowns first. The scissors were probably the biggest disappointment. They are not very sharp and the spring is not very springy. It barely cuts paper. The can opener and awl did not do well either. They’re too rounded and thick at the tip, making it difficult to pierce anything. Also, the flathead screwdriver is poorly made. It’s rounded and difficult to keep inside the slit of a screw. And finally the flashlight. The flashlight lasted me about an hour. Not very impressive.
Now for the tools that impressed me. The knife blade comes with a surprisingly decent edge, especially considering how bad the scissors were. It cuts well and is nice and long. The saw is also extraordinary. I’ve used the heck out of it, and it still works like a charm. The other tool I’ll talk about is the Phillips screwdriver. It’s nice and thick and strong, and works well. Built much better than the flathead.
I’ve had this tool for five years, and although half of the tools barely do their job, it’s still a great little backup to have out there. I was actually 14 when I purchased this. I find this is a perfect tool for younger teenagers who are just getting into camping. I loved it and found every use I could for it.
I’ve owned this tool for 5 years and have had a decent experience with it.