posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 04:49 AM
I've used multitools for almost 10 years.
I started out with the ol' Leatherman Supertool back in '99 of the last century.
It was the sturdiest MT of its' time. Lasted me about two year, until the file broke off (used it wrong). I baught myself a new Supertool, and gave
away the old one, figured newer=better. WRONG. After trying different Leathermen for the next few years, I came to the sad conclusion that Leatherman
had sold out to mass-mfg cheap capitalism. They might make pretty pink MTs that go really well with your gucci handbag, but certainly not ther good
ol' robust tools they made in the times of yore (late 90s).
I tried the Gerber, but found that while lighter, it was also more brittle, and where the Leatherman bent out of shape, the Gerber snapped.
Next I tried SOG, but I suppose they mass-produce their tools cheaply now too.
My quest ended when I found the Swisstool.
Sure, they're fatter than an analog cellphone, but they last a looong time.
They are also customizable. And you can get a bit-handle, allowing you to use standard screwdriver bits.