Gear Review: Gerber Multi Tool

 

The Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool, it’s pretty much Gerber’s version of the famed Leatherman. However, the problem is Leathermans can be quite expensive when you’re looking for multi-tools to stash around in your home,truck, or have in your drawer at the office.

That’s the thing about a multi-tool – it’s usefulness in many situations mean they will be used often and in situations we do not foresee.

This will not be a full gear review, but I thought it’d be great to share this highly efficient and budget multi-tool.

For roughly $25 dollars, one can obtain several of these and either give them as gifts or store them in different places for emergencies.

Overall, the multi-tool performs well under “normal” task that each tool is supposed to do. Clipping chicken wire, opening cans, and snipping things here and there. However, the ruggedness and durability is not there if you’re looking for a multi-tool that can do it all in harsh enviroments.If that’s the case, you’re better off purchasing a higher grade set. For all other task and just having the peace of mind that these offer when stashed away, I believe they are highly worth the 20 odd pesos.

Check out the details below.

 

From Gerber:

“Tough, reliable, and easy to handle, the Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier is engineered to tackle jobs in just about every situation you can imagine. Featuring a sleek butterfly design, durable stainless steel construction, and Gerber’s patented Saf.T.Plus component locking system, this affordable multitool packs 11 convenient tools that will quickly prove indispensable.

Strong, Innovative Open-Frame Design
Strong yet lightweight, the Suspension Multi-Plier offers the durability of stainless steel construction along with an aluminum butterfly-opening handle that’s inspired by the precision engineering of Portland, Oregon’s famous suspension bridges. Like those time-tested iron bridges, this tool is designed to deliver the down-and-dirty performance that you demand from your tools.

But performance isn’t everything. The tool’s unique suspension-style handle sits comfortably in your hand, giving it a well-balanced feel. Compact enough to satisfy the most demanding minimalists, and cool enough for any gadget guy or girl, the Suspension Multi-Plier offers a sleek, streamlined design that will look as good as it performs.

Reliable, Easy-to-Access Tools Keep You Prepared
Whether you’re at home, on the road, at a muddy jobsite, or deep in the backcountry, you can’t predict what you’ll be up against. The Suspension Multi-Plier is fitted with 11 tools that will give you the edge in virtually any situation.

Starting with the knives, you have the choice of a straight blade for fine-tune cutting, or a serrated blade that’s great for cutting rope.

This tool also includes a Phillips screwdriver along with large and medium flathead screwdrivers, as well as a dedicated wire cutter/stripper. Unlike bulky squared-off pliers on many multitools, the needle-nose pliers at the center of this tool are designed for the tightest of spots. And they’re spring loaded so that they open when you release your grip, which makes working with them easy, pinch free and intuitive.

Other useful features hidden away in the handle of the Suspension include scissors, a bottle opener, a can opener, saw, an awl, and a lanyard ring.”

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Close up of the mini saw, screwdrivers, and knife

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Close-up of the serrated blade, can opener, awl, and scissors.

 

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