What To Look For in a Multi Tool
The best multi tool should be able to help you out with a multitude of everyday practical problems. You’ll only miss it when you don’t have it with you! At minimum, the multi tool should feature a folding blade, one or more screwdrivers, a bottle and can opener, a pair of scissors and a file. But other common features can include tools and gadgets such as pliers, wire cutters, saws, a serrated blade, scrapers and even a whistle.
Ideally, multi tools should be made from stainless steel with an oxide coating to protect them from corrosion. Some multi tools come with a locking blade. Locking blades are illegal in the UK unless there is a genuine need for their use e.g for professional or specialist purposes, in which case you should carry supporting paperwork.
Most multi tools should be able to fit snugly into a sturdy nylon, canvas or leather pouch or belt sheath, or come with a pocket clip that can be hooked up to your belt or rucksack.
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