What Can You Do with a Multi-Tool?
A multi-tool was basically created in order for us not to carry around a whole box of a tool-kit. It was designed to give people the advantage of using multiple tools and functions in one portable device.
With that being said, if you’re considering getting a multi-tool for yourself and you need help figuring out how to choose one, then here are a few pointers.
- Make sure to identify your purpose of buying a military-grade multi-tool. Whether you need it for work or you simply want a more efficient one, knowing why you want to buy a tactical tool will ensure that you have the intentions to carry and use it.
- Think about the other tools included in the multi-tool you want. Will you get a good use out of it? Will it come in handy in certain situations? Is it easy to use? Answering these questions can help you decide on what type of tool you really want.
- And of course, consider the brand as well as the other tools it carries. Check for reviews and ratings online, or better yet go to a physical store and get a better feel yourself.
Now that that’s out of the way, we can focus on talking about what you can actually do with a multi-tool. For starters, you should know that a lot of people today carry at least one kind of multi-tool. It has plenty of uses ranging from everyday repairs to survival. The basic features of a multi-tool usually include a blade, a can opener, a bottle opener, screwdrivers, scissors, wire cutters, and pliers. With these, you can cut your food, gut a fish, slice and cut almost anything, open bottles of wine, beer, soda, open canned goods, drive loose screws, cut wires and so on. If these just doesn’t seem enough for your needs, go for a multi-tool with more features and is designed as more of a survival tool.
If you’re out in the woods on a camping or hiking trip, a more heavy-duty multi-tool may just save your life. But it doesn’t mean simply because you own it, you’re already a 100% safe. Think again. The first thing you need to do once you get your hands on your own multifunction tool is to learn how to use each feature carefully and to know when and where to use it. Pliers in multi-tools are pretty common nowadays, with some units designed specifically with this in mind. Pliers can help you with a number of tasks such as handling things, fashioning fish hooks out of metal or wire, holding hot cooking utensils, and so on. Wire cutters can be used to snip small rubber tubing and obviously, cut wires. Some units include not just a wire cutter but a wire crimper as well, making it possible to crimp wire or electrical connections. In terms of survival or outdoor use, the knife blade can be used to cut a rope, rubber hoses, and even wood carving. With a smaller blade, which some multi-tools offer, you can easily repair clothing or gear.
The multi-tool is truly a jack of all trades, and having it in a compact size makes it an even better gadget to carry around as well as carry out a multitude of tasks.