I will just be quick and talk about the multi-tool I use. This is the subject on products we enjoy! So here goes…
First let’s take a look at Josie’s multi-tools. She has the Multi-Plier 400 Compact Sport Pliers, Gerber 05500. It’s a good tool and she enjoys it but what I do not like about it in general is that the tools are only accessible from the inside; not good for me.
Here’s the description:
- 11 Tools including wire cutter and Fiskars scissors
- Ultra compact 5.75″/1.2″ wide
- Stainless steel
- Weighs 6.0 oz
(Large and small screwdrivers, Crosspoint screwdriver, Drop point knife blade, Can opener, Bottle opener/medium screwdriver, Fiskars Scissors).
The Leatherman Squirt is her favorite because it is small, compact and fits on her keychain with useful tools when it comes to her personal needs…purse.
- Blade Length: 1.6 inches
- Closed Length: 2.25 inches
- Weight: 1.9 oz
(Tweezers, Spring-action scissors, Flat Phillips Screwdriver, Ruler, Nail file, Nail Cleaner, Medium Screwdriver & extra small one, Bottle opener, 420 HC Blade).
Now for me my brand is of course Leatherman. A well know brand for its quality and durability. But one problem! Which one them should I get. Let me make it simple for you. Either the Leatherman Charge AL or Leatherman Wave are the ones I use and would be my first choices.
Why? One thing before I get into that, the 2 Leatherman’s (Charge AL and Wave are identical when it comes to having the same tools, just the looks that are different) they are just about the right size for me to carry every day.
The bigger ones like the Surge is also a very dependable tool but too heavy to carry every day. There are a lot more multi-tools that Leatherman make that are comparable to what I use but I am not getting into that I would probably have to write 10 more pages to cover them.
So the main reasons for me to carry this multi-tool everyday are: Leatherman is a quality brand that you can depend on. This size is perfect for me, for everyday carry and it contains the right tools for my needs. That’s it!
Let me finish this blog by giving you a little description of my main carry when it comes to a multi-tool. The Leatherman Charge AL (by the way I like the black scales on it; they come out nicely and give it a cool look.
- Primary Blade Length: 2.9 in | 7.37 cm
- Closed Length: 4 in | 10 cm
- Weight: 8.3 oz | 235 g
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Regular Pliers
- Hard-wire Cutters
- Wire Cutters
- Wire Stripper
- 154CM Knife
- 420HC Serrated Knife
- Spring-action Scissors
- Ruler (8 in | 19 cm)
- Can Opener
- Bottle Opener
- Wood/Metal File
- Diamond-coated File
- Large Bit Driver
- Small Bit Driver
- Medium Screwdriver
A Multi-Tool is an all-around great piece of gear to have.