Best Multitools TechnoBuffalo 2020
Sometimes, the best tool is the one you have with you. This is doubly true when you have a plethora of tools at your belt with a great multitool. Whether it's a screwdriver, pliers, or a just a bottle opener, a multitool will have what you need, when you need it. We put some of the best multitools to the test just for you.
- Best Overall: Leatherman Wingman Multitool
- A Beloved classic: Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool
- Discreet tools: Wallet Ninja
- Lightweight and practical: Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier
- For the outdoorsy type: RoverTac Camping Tool
When looking at the best multitools, you really can't go wrong with a Leatherman. The wingman has 14 different tools, with the pliers being the main selling point. It's surprising how good that small set of pliers is, and how often I use mine for assorted chores around the house. It's also incredibly easy to open one-handed, which is very helpful in a lot of emergencies.
You can't talk multitools without talking about the Swiss Army Knife. While I don't think it is particularly useful for DIY jobs, it is fantastic to have with you out at the campsites. From can openers to a tiny pair of scissors, the swiss army knife has everything you need to survive a night in the wilderness.
Sometimes, the best tool is the one you have with you. To that end, the Wallet Ninja is a fantastic multitool for on the spot jobs you might need to do. It has multiple different screwdrivers and hex wrench sizes as well a slot to turn it into a phone stand. It even had a can and bottle opener as well, so it works great when you are at a cookout with friends.
Like the Leatherman, the Gerber multitool is excellent for those who do a lot of DIY as it has the right tools for on-the-go fixing. A good pair of pliers and multiple different screwdrivers make the bulk of the usefulness, but the locks on the knife and saw had an extra layer of strength.
This multitool has a particular set of tools focused on outdoor living. The Rovertac has some small tools that spin-out from the bottom — screwdrivers, bottle openers, and the like — but the big selling point is the small hatchet and hammer that make up the bulk of the multitool. These bigger tools are worth their weight in gold when you are out in the brush.
Choose your weapon!
A multitool is only helpful if you rememebr to keep it with you, so make sure you keep it on your belt or in your pocket at all times. For my money, I went with the Leatherman Wingman as it has that incredibly sturdy pair of pliers and most of my emergencies seem to be pulling things out of other things, don't ask me why.
If you are roughing it out in the campsite, then the RoverTac may be the right thing for you. The hatchet, hammer, and to a lesser extent, the pliers are incredibly helpful for dealing with making fires and setting up shelters. It's now one of my favorite camping kits.
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