The Ozark Trail Multitool is a super cheap option…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $4.85
The Ozark Trail Multitool is a super cheap option for a multitool. It has 12 inside-accessible tools. For the price I’d actually consided this a good steal.
- Has 12 tools that each work well.
- Spring loaded pliers are fantastic
- Blade comes sharp
- Comes oiled up so nothing is stiff
- The tools are a good size
- Awesome sheath
- It isn’t best quality, but can’t complain for price
- Finger slit design makes it difficult to access some tools
- No locking tools
For $4.85 (at the time of this review) the Ozark Trail Multitool is a steal. Is it the best quality multitool around? No. Is it the best performing tool there is? Not a chance. But for the price, you get 12 fully functioning tools and a high quality sheath.
I’d say it’s most comparable to the Leatherman Rebar. This tool has an awl, plain edge knife, Phillips screwdriver, cap lifter/can opener, a saw, two flathead screwdrivers, a file, needle-nose pliers, regular pliers, and wire cutters. The last three tools I mentioned are spring-loaded. All tools are inside accessible, meaning you have to open up the tool to get to them. None of the tools are locking.
The pliers are actually pretty good. They’re aligned really well. I’ve tried out almost every tool. I just haven’t tried out the smaller flathead and the cap lifter/can opener. But as for the other nine tools, they work great. They do their job which is important.
The knife comes sharp, and the saw cuts through wood great. The file does a great job. I wouldn’t use it for metal. It appears to be a wood file. And the awl pierces okay. I guess they could have made it sharper. And the screwdrivers and pliers work great too. They do their job.
I usually take this with me camping, to have a multitool in case I need to mess with something. It does seem to be built for the outdoors because of the awl and saw. Plus the sheath straight up says “Outdoor Equipment”. So I usually keep it in my backpack I use to camp. And like I said, it does its job.
I’ve owned this tool for 4 1/2 years, and have had a great experience with this product.