A guide to getting the most out of your multitool, by choosing the right tool for your needs.
Having the right tool for the job is bliss, And nothing is better than always having that tool there when you need it.
The Reigning King: Leatherman Wave.
Is This the best Multitool on the market today? If you go by sales figures and five star reviews, yes, Leatherman have hit the spot with the Wave. Leatherman Wave has been around for a long time now, and is a tried and true platform. If you are looking for a tool that has a bit of everything, will be reliable and well made, and are willing to pay a bit extra to get that right tool for the job, you can't go wrong with the Leatherman Wave.
Best Value full size: Gerber Suspension.
While the Gerber Suspension isn't in the same league as the Leatherman, for the price, it's simply unbeatable. this multitool offers a full array of tools, great pliers, a good sharp (short) knife and solid construction. It'll surprise you just how well designed this Gerber multitool is. At this price point there is really no point looking for an alternative. If the Leatherman Wave is out of your reach, this is your best alternative. I've put my Gerber Suspension through hell and back, and it just keeps taking everything i can throw at it. Pick one up today, you won't regret it.
The Big Knife: SOG Reactor.
If you'd like to carry a full sized folding knife with you, but don't want to carry a second multitool, SOG's Reactor might be the tool for you. This multitool is light of tool, giving you only the basics, but it makes up for it's lack of tools. The SOG Reactor contains a full sized folding knife with some clever technology to assist in opening the blade one handed. It also has power assisted pliers and a very well designed screwdriver system that enables you to undo screws most multitool's couldn't handle.this Pocket multitool will wow your friends, and handle heavy duty tasks with ease. If you want a heavy duty tool, and only require the basic tools, get your hands on an SOG Reactor, you'll love it.
Mini Me: Gerber Dime.
Don't want to carry a big hulking fullsize multitool around with you? that's okay, Gerber's Dime multi tool is a great alternative. Everything you need in a small compact package, and a bargain price to boot. you can hang this tool from your keychain or carry it in your pocket. The only thing this tool is missing is a pocket clip. If you want to carry a tool that includes pliers, scissors, a decent small knife and screw drivers. the gerber dime will hit the spot.
Buy the Gerber Dime here.
Sight Unseen: Victorinox Swiss Card.
If discretion is important to you, or you want to minimise the amount of things to put into your pockets. Victorinox might have the answer. The Swiss Card. This credit card sized multitool fits in your wallet, and nobody has to know you have it. It'll always be ready when you need it, and carries an impressive array of tools. The Swiss Card comes in two models, the Classic (pictured here), and the Lite which features a small led light as well as a nifty four sided screwdriver. whichever one you chose it will soon never leave the house without it. You will always be prepared.
Buy the Victorinox Swiss Card Classic here.
Buy the Victorinox Swiss Card Lite here.
Keyring Hero: Victorinox Rambler.
This mini swiss army knife is a classic. Carry this on your keychain, and you will have the tools you need to get through the day. open boxes and blister packs remove a screw to change the battery in the remote, open letters, trim loose threads of your jeans, then relax with a cold one at the end of a long day, and pop the top with your little keyring hero. The Victorinox Rambler is a versatile little tool with pedigree heritage and an iconic look. Every gentleman should have one in his collection, or on his keyring.
Buy the Victorinox Rambler here.