Archive for the ‘Multi-Tool’ Category

Gerber Clutch

July 11, 2009

Gerber Clutch is a good EDC pocket or keychain tool. The Gerber Clutch tools include; plier head, screwdrivers, bottle opener, file and tweezers Overall Length is 4.13 inches open and 2.56 inches closed. The Gerber Clutch has a 1.77 inch blade and weighs 2.4 ounces

Gerber Clutch is a good EDC pocket or keychain tool. The Gerber Clutch tools include; plier head, screwdrivers, bottle opener, file and tweezers Overall Length is 4.13 inches open and 2.56 inches closed. The Gerber Clutch has a 1.77 inch blade and weighs 2.4 ounces

http://www.gear-reviews.net/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1245126805&pid=1670

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Benchmade BlueBox Service Kit

July 10, 2009

Benchmade BlueBox Service Kit Pocket Tool Set. Benchmade uses six lobe, torx-like headed screws. This Benchmade BlueBox Service Kit includes bit sizes 6, 8 and 10 head bits and bit holder and extension that are all contained in the plastic case which doubles as the handle

Benchmade BlueBox Service Kit Pocket Tool Set. Benchmade uses six lobe, torx-like headed screws. This Benchmade BlueBox Service Kit includes bit sizes 6, 8 and 10 head bits and bit holder and extension that are all contained in the plastic case which doubles as the handle

http://gear-reviews.net/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1245128469

Leatherman Micra

May 29, 2009

The Leatherman Micra is a small (keychain size) spring loaded scissor and multi tool. It is small size and light weight make it ideal for pocket or pack. Tools include; Clip Point Knife, Extra-small Screwdriver, Medium Screwdriver, Flat Phillips Screwdriver, Spring-action Scissors, Nail File/Cleaner, Bottle Opener, Ruler and non removable Tweezers. The green version has a plastic cover over the grips which add almost no weight and increase the grip size just a bit. Tools on the Micra are easy to use when the scissors are open, but are not accessible when closed. The Leatherman Micra is about 4 inches long with scissors open, 2-1/2 inches long when folded (closed). The tool is just about 1 inch wide, just under 1/2 inch wide and weighs 1.8 ounces. With the two arms extended the ruler is about 5 inches long (13 cm)

The Leatherman Micra is a small (keychain size) spring loaded scissor and multi tool. It is small size and light weight make it ideal for pocket or pack. Tools include; Clip Point Knife, Extra-small Screwdriver, Medium Screwdriver, Flat Phillips Screwdriver, Spring-action Scissors, Nail File/Cleaner, Bottle Opener, Ruler and non removable Tweezers. The green version has a plastic cover over the grips which add almost no weight and increase the grip size just a bit. Tools on the Micra are easy to use when the scissors are open, but are not accessible when closed. The Leatherman Micra is about 4 inches long with scissors open, 2-1/2 inches long when folded (closed). The tool is just about 1 inch wide, just under 1/2 inch wide and weighs 1.8 ounces. With the two arms extended the ruler is about 5 inches long (13 cm)

Leatherman Micra

http://www.edcbuyersguide.com/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1239600125&pid=1535

Comparing Scissors on EDC Pocket Tools

May 26, 2009

Comparing scissors on a few EDC (Every Day Carry) pocket tools; the Gerber Shortcut, Leatherman Micra, Victorinox Huntsman, Victorinox Executive and the Victorinox Classic SD. These tools all offer scissors. If I were packing a first aid kit for a car or truck, I would include a pair of EMT scissors. But for everyday pocket carry or smaller first aid kits and survival kits these options might do well. Scissors in the Swiss Army Knives are very sharp and well made but will not cut through denim or other thick materials. The larger scissors on the Gerber Shortcut and Leatherman Micra is large enough to cut through many thicker materials

Comparing scissors on a few EDC (Every Day Carry) pocket tools; the Gerber Shortcut, Leatherman Micra, Victorinox Huntsman, Victorinox Executive and the Victorinox Classic SD. These tools all offer scissors. If I were packing a first aid kit for a car or truck, I would include a pair of EMT scissors. But for everyday pocket carry or smaller first aid kits and survival kits these options might do well. Scissors in the Swiss Army Knives are very sharp and well made but will not cut through denim or other thick materials. The larger scissors on the Gerber Shortcut and Leatherman Micra is large enough to cut through many thicker materials

Comparing Scissors on EDC Pocket Tools

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IDL Tools T-10 vs. Leatherman Squirt P4 Pocket Pliers

May 25, 2009

IDL Tools T-10 and the Leatherman Squirt P4 side by side. These are two pocket pliers we have been reviewing. The two are about the same size when open and weight. But when closed the Leatherman Squirt P4 is slimer and more comfortable. The Leatherman Squirt P4 is just under 1-inch wide, 2-1/4-inches long, 4 inches long when open, 1/2-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 is 1-1/4-inch wide, just over 2-inches long 4 inches long when open and just over 1/4-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 weighs 1.8 ounces, the Leatherman Squirt P4 Pocket Pliers weighs 2.1 ounces. The IDL Tools T-10 jaw opens wider to a little over an inch, the Leatherman Squirt P4 open to only a bit less than an inch.

IDL Tools T-10 and the Leatherman Squirt P4 side by side. These are two pocket pliers we have been reviewing. The two are about the same size when open and weight. But when closed the Leatherman Squirt P4 is slimer and more comfortable. The Leatherman Squirt P4 is just under 1-inch wide, 2-1/4-inches long, 4 inches long when open, 1/2-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 is 1-1/4-inch wide, just over 2-inches long 4 inches long when open and just over 1/4-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 weighs 1.8 ounces, the Leatherman Squirt P4 Pocket Pliers weighs 2.1 ounces. The IDL Tools T-10 jaw opens wider to a little over an inch, the Leatherman Squirt P4 open to only a bit less than an inch.

IDL Tools T-10 vs. Leatherman Squirt P4 Pocket Pliers

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Model
T-10
Squirt P4
Manufacturer
IDL Tools
Leatherman
Tool Count
10
10
Width
1-1/4-inch
Just under 1-inch
Length (Closed)
Just over 2-inches
2-1/4-inches
Length (Open)
4 inches when open
4 inches when open
Thickness
Just over 1/4-inch
1/2-inch thik
Jaw Span
Just over 1-inch
Just under 1-inch
Weight
1.8 ounces
2.1 ounces
Tool List
Knife
Small Phillips screwdriver
Small Flathead screwdriver
Large Flathead screwdriver
Bottle opener
File
Tweezers
Large pliers
Fine pliers
Wire cutters and strippers
Clip Point Knife
Spring-action Needlenose pliers
Regular Pliers
Wire Cutters
Extra-small Screwdriver
Medium Screwdriver
Flat Phillips Screwdriver
Wood/Metal File
Bottle Opener
Awl
Pros:
Solid
Strong Jaws
Blades open while pliers are closed
B lades lock open
Very well made
Looks good too
Strong blades & Pliers
Pliers are spring loaded (Open)
Easy to carry
(in pocket, on keys, in pack / bag)
Cons:

Many Sharp Edges
Jaws stronger than the grips
No lanyard loop
Tends to ‘Let Go’ when stored

Costs a bit more
Retail Price
$17.88
$29.94
Our Cost
$16 – New
Local Hardware Store
$20.50 – Used / Like New
(Auction $15 + Shipping)

IDL Tools T-10 and the Leatherman Squirt P4 side by side. These are two pocket pliers we have been reviewing. The two are about the same size when open and weight. But when closed the Leatherman Squirt P4 is slimer and more comfortable. The Leatherman Squirt P4 is just under 1-inch wide, 2-1/4-inches long, 4 inches long when open, 1/2-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 is 1-1/4-inch wide, just over 2-inches long 4 inches long when open and just over 1/4-inch thick. The IDL Tools T-10 weighs 1.8 ounces, the Leatherman Squirt P4 Pocket Pliers weighs 2.1 ounces. The IDL Tools T-10 jaw opens wider to a little over an inch, the Leatherman Squirt P4 open to only a bit less than an inch. IDL Tools T-10 and the Leatherman Squirt P4are both about 4 inches long when open

IDL Tools T-10 and the Leatherman Squirt P4are both about 4 inches long when open

Swiss Tech Utili-Key saves the vacation

May 19, 2009

I recently went to Orlando and got screwed over by the car rental place..

I had intended to get a rental and buy a knife at a local store or someplace.. but no car, no knife

All I had was my Swiss Tech Utili-Key 6 in 1 tool (which was allowed on the plane) for almost a week as my only blade

I wasn’t cutting down trees obviously, but all the minor tasks I typically use my pocket knife for, that dang key handled quite well

I am very impressed by this little gadget
Much more impressed now than all the while I’ve had it and never really used it

Utili-Key 6 in 1 key ring tool, straight knife blade, a serrated cutting blade, a flat screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and a micro-eyeglass screwdriver

Utili-Key 6 in 1 key ring tool, straight knife blade, a serrated cutting blade, a flat screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and a micro-eyeglass screwdriver

Utili-Key 6 in 1 key ring tool, straight knife blade, a serrated cutting blade, a flat screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and a micro-eyeglass screwdriver

The key clips it's self to a key ring when closed. Stays closed well. A good tool that is easy to carry with keys

The key clips it’s self to a key ring when closed. Stays closed well. A good tool that is easy to carry with keys

The key clips it's self to a key ring when closed. Stays closed well. A good tool that is easy to carry with keys

The Utili-Key can be opened to half way or all the way open (180) to use the blade effectively.

The Utili-Key can be opened to half way or all the way open (180) to use the blade effectively.

The Utili-Key can be opened to half way or all the way open (180) to use the blade effectively.

Swiss Tech #UKCSB 6 In 1 Stainless Steel Multi Tool

Swiss Tech #UKCSB 6 In 1 Stainless Steel Multi Tool

Utili-Key, 6-In-1 Stainless Steel Multi Tool , Locks Easily On Any Key Ring, Looks Just Like A Key, Always With You When You Need It, 3 Screwdrivers, 2 Knife Blades, Bottle Opener, Lifetime Guarantee. *Manufacturer: SWISS TECH PRODUCTS *Model number: UKCSB *UPC Code: 760750666665 *Length: 0.5 *Width: 5 *Height: 6


Comparing Prices on EDC Gear

May 6, 2009

We noticed some low prices on Every Day Carry (EDC) Tools at the local big box store. We took a look at the prices at the store compared to the suggested retail price from the manufacturer, and then we compared the big box store price to online stores and online auctions. Surprisingly, the Auctions were not always the lowest prices, and some of the prices at the local store beat the online purchase options. What this small experiment tells us is there is no best place to buy gear. Prices do fluctuate and for the money you might save it’s worth looking around before you put money down.

We noticed some low prices on gear at the local big box store. We took a look at the prices at the store compared to the sugested retail price from the manufacturer, and then we compared the big box store price to online stores and online auctions. Supprizingly, the Auctions were not always the lowest prices, and some of the prices at the local store beat the online purchase options. What this small experiment tells us is there is no best place to buy gear. Prices do fluctuate and for the money you might save it's worth looking around before you put money down. Gerber Ripstop, Gerber EAB (Exchange A Blade), Gerber Artifact, Gerber Clutch (pliers), Leatherman Micra, Leatherman Wave, Leatherman Blast, Swiss Tech Util-Key 6-in-1, Maglite Solitare, Mini Maglite, INOVA Bolt (2.0), INOVA Bolt (3.8), INOVA Bolt (4.6), INOVA X1, INOVA X0, INOVA X03, Black & Decker Stormtracker Weather Radio We noticed some low prices on gear at the local big box store. We took a look at the prices at the store compared to the sugested retail price from the manufacturer, and then we compared the big box store price to online stores and online auctions. Supprizingly, the Auctions were not always the lowest prices, and some of the prices at the local store beat the online purchase options. What this small experiment tells us is there is no best place to buy gear. Prices do fluctuate and for the money you might save it's worth looking around before you put money down.

We Review prices on the; Gerber Ripstop, Gerber EAB (Exchange A Blade), Gerber Artifact, Gerber Clutch (pliers), Leatherman Micra, Leatherman Wave, Leatherman Blast, Swiss Tech Util-Key 6-in-1, Maglite Solitare, Mini Maglite, INOVA Bolt (2.0), INOVA Bolt (3.8), INOVA Bolt (4.6), INOVA X1, INOVA X0, INOVA X03, Black & Decker Stormtracker Weather Radio

Knife / Light / Tool
Retail
Box Store
Online Store
Auction
Gerber
Gerber Ripstop
$ 63.29
$30.29
$33.40
Gerber EAB (Exchange A Blade)
$16.00
$10.79
$7.88 – $11.46
$9 – $13
Gerber Artifact
$ 14.86
$9.54
$7.88 – $10.38
$6 – $12
Gerber Clutch (pliers)
$ 25.38
$15.19
$19.99
$5 – $15
Leatherman
Leatherman Micra
n/a
$21.99
$19.99
$3.50 – $20
Leatherman Wave
n/a
$77.99
$79.99
$30 – $50
Leatherman Blast
n/a
$47.99
$47.99
$18 – $36
Swiss Tech
Swiss Tech Util-Key 6-in-1
$10.99
$5.24
$8.10 – $10.29
$5$12
Maglite
Maglite Solitare
n/a
$4.84
$4.98 – $6.99
$5 – $7
Mini Maglite
n/a
$7.89 – $8.49
$8.69 – $11.64
$3 – $12
INOVA
INOVA Bolt (2.0)
$27.99
$24.79
$21.95
$32.95
INOVA Bolt (3.8)
$36.99
$35.49
$31.95
$17.50 – $25.99
INOVA Bolt (4.6)
$45.99
$43.79
$41.95
$19.99 – $31.99
INOVA X1
$26.99
$20.49
$20.00
$9.75 – $16.99
INOVA X0
$49.99
$38.79
$42.50
n/a
INOVA X03
$69.99
$53.49
$48.00 – $51.64
n/a
Black & Decker
Black & Decker Stormtracker
Weather Radio
Discontinued
$30.99
$26.99$35.99
n/a
Red = Highest Price
Green = Lowest Price

http://www.edcbuyersguide.com/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1241510881

Tool Logic Survival II pocket tool

February 17, 2009

We were asked to review this Survival II Card pocket tool from Tool Logic. This version is in blue with a red LED light. Other models have a Compass / Magnifying Lens instead of the light, or a gray smoke color card. This handy little tool has enough useful features that it would be an excellent addition to any first aid or survival kit. We took these initial photos of the Tool Logic Survival II Card before we started testing it.

We were asked to review this Survival II Card pocket tool from Tool Logic. This version is in blue with a red LED light. Other models have a Compass / Magnifying Lens instead of the light, or a gray smoke color card. This handy little tool has enough useful features that it would be an excellent addition to any first aid or survival kit. We took these initial photos of the Tool Logic Survival II Card before we started testing it.

The Tool Logic Survival II Card with blade, toothpick and tweezers out and LED light on

http://www.knifebuyersguide.com/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1234856628

Tool Logic Survival II Card pocket tool

Watch our Fire Starting Tools video to see the Tool Logic Survival II card tool in action

Surefire Knives at SHOT Show 2009

January 22, 2009

A quick review of the Surefire Knives at SHOT Show 2009

Surefire Knives
http://www.surefire.com

A video gear review from Gear-Reviews.net
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Anything you’d like to see at SHOT show 2009 ??

January 8, 2009

SHOT Show is the big Shooting Sports / Military & Police / Hunting trade show each year

This is where the manufacturers show off their new gear for 2009

We attend as media, so we can take photos

Our crew will be there for all 4 days of the show and the shoot the day before
We’ll take thousands of pictures of the new stuff and then post the best of it all on our websites

http://www.gunshowreview.com/S…..HOT
(you can see our past years reviews here)

We always want our coverage to be better than before, so please let me know what you’d like to see
Have you heard about anything new? Want to see it close up?
Want photos of some part or function of some kind of gear?
Have questions about something? We’ll ask the manufactures for you

We missed a bunch of stuff last year and I thought I was prepared, so I’m interested in any suggestions or requests

thanks