The Suspension Multi-Plier by Gerber is a multi-tool with a total of 12 tools. The main tool is a pair of needle-nosed spring-loaded pliers with a wire cutter. It also has three different blades: a saw, a serrated-edged knife, and a fine-edged knife much like a pocket knife.
Other tools include a screwdriver, a crosspoint screwdriver, a small flat driver, a medium flat driver, a bottle opener, a can opener, and a lanyard hole. Even with all 12 tools, the Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier measures only 3.5 inches when closed.
When unfolded, it has an overall length of 6 inches. Each of the tools are made of durable stainless steel while the butterfly-opening handle is made of lightweight yet tough aluminum. That allows it to weigh just 9.6 ounces overall. To protect the entire tool, each purchase comes with a sheath that’s made of ballistic nylon.
The Suspension Multi-Plier features Gerber’s trademarked Saf.T. Plus locking system. This makes the tool safer using a sliding lock release. Using this, you can lock any tool in place so it doesn’t accidentally close or shift while in use. The same slider is used to release the tools. This goes great with your favorite survival knife or you can replace your standard pocket knife for this multi tool.
Leatherman is one of the most recognizable names when it comes to multi-tools and the Wingman is among their most popular models. It has 14 different tools, including the 4 spring-loaded tools: the regular pliers, the needle-nosed pliers, the wire cutters, and the scissors. This tool is also equipped with a 420HC combo knife, which has a straight edge and serrated edge in one blade.
The Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool also includes 3 different screwdrivers: small, medium, and Phillips. Other tools include a wood or metal file, a can opener, a bottle opener, a package opener, a 1.5-inch ruler, and a wire stripper. All 14 tools, as well as the handle, are made of 420HC stainless steel.
When closed, the Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool measures 3.8 inches and it weighs a total of 7 ounces. It’s designed specifically so you can fold out, use, and fold in tools with one hand. Plus, you can use one tool at a time while using the folded body as a handle. For maximum safety, the blade is guaranteed to lock in place while in use.
The Gerber Dime Multi-Tool in black doesn’t just boast a rugged look. It’s actually made to withstand rough use. With this tool, it isn’t just the blades that are made of stainless steel but the handles as well.
The Dime Multi-Tool by Gerber features 12 of the most useful tools you’ll need for everyday situations. These include the spring-loaded regular pliers, needle-nosed pliers, and wire cutters. Although it doesn’t have a serrated blade, it does have a fine-edged blade as well as a retail package opener.
For screwdrivers, it has a medium flat head driver as well as a cross driver. Its other tools include a bottle opener, scissors, file, tweezers, and lanyard ring.
When open, the Gerber Dime Multi-Tool measures 4.27 inches. When closed, it’s only 2.75 inches long. In total, it weighs only 2.2 ounces so it can fit in your pocket and you’ll barely even notice it’s there. Note that unlike other Gerber products, this doesn’t have a locking blade but it does keep steady when in use.
The Suspension NXT by Gerber is a multi-tool that features a few upgrades from the first Suspension model. This one has a slimmer design, has more tools, and has a built-in pocket or belt clip. Other than those, the same features that made the original model a success remains the same.
These include the locking system and the spring-loaded jaws. It also features the same outboard accessibility, which lets you use each tool without having to completely fold out the handle.
The Gerber Suspension NXT has a total of 15 tools. These include the usual spring-loaded regular pliers, needle-nosed pliers, and wire cutter. Its only knife is a 2.25-inch combination blade, which gives you a serrated knife as well as a fine-edged knife in one.
For screwdrivers, it has a small, medium, and large flathead drivers as well as one real cross driver. Its other tools include a pair of scissors, a can opener, a bottle opener, a wire stripper, an awl, a file, and a ruler.
In total, this multi-tool weighs 6.7 ounces. When open, it measures 6.25 inches and only 4.25 inches when closed.
The Wave Plus is a multi-tool by Leatherman, the internationally-renowned tool specialist. Although the original Wave model was a spectacular success, Leatherman opted to make this upgraded version with higher quality materials and replaceable parts so you can enjoy it for longer.
This one is made of high quality 420HC stainless steel and coated with black oxide. It measures 4 inches when closed and weighs 8.5 ounces.
The Wave Plus boasts a total of 18 tools. Among them are the regular pliers and the needle-nosed pliers. This model features both regular and hard wire cutters, which are both replaceable. It also features a wire stripper and an electrical crimper. For blades, it has a straight-edged knife, a serrated knife, and a saw.
For screwdrivers, it has a medium flathead as well as both a small and a large bit driver. That allows you to switch out bits. Included bits are for Phillips #1 and #2, 3/16-inch flathead screwdriver, and eyeglass screwdriver. Other tools include spring-loaded scissors, an 8-inch ruler, a bottle opener, a can opener, a wood/metal file, and a diamond-coated file.