It may be designed for plumbers, but this versatile tool belongs in far more toolboxes than just those. At its heart are 1/2″ tube-cutting pliers, but it also includes flat and phillips screwdrivers, stepped hex and square seat wrenches, a knife, a saw, a flashlight, and more. Plus, it folds down to just the length of its handles.
THE BEST Multitools
This TC4 aluminum carabiner from InvictusEdge doesn’t just hold your keys, it packs a bottle opener, Phillips and flat blade screwdrivers, wrenches, and a slide-out hobby knife all in one. Comes in blue, purple, or silver finishes, and it’s 30% off in The Awesomer Shop.
Multitool maker Leatherman is offering up limited edition variants of four of its best tools, in a special black-and-silver combination, rather than the standard monochrome variants. Choose from the 19-tool Signal, 7-tool Skeletool, 21-tool Surge, or the 18-tool Wave+. You can also now customize colors on the Leatherman site.
The Tactica M100 is a compact multitool for cyclists and other people who often use hex bits and small wrenches. It comes with two bits, which you can store on the tool itself, and there’s an optional 12-bit pack. It also has a bottle opener, a package opener and a ruler.
This pocketable multitool packs in several essential everyday functions, including a 2-1/2″ fine-edge blade, a 2-1/2″ bit driver with flat and Phillips tips, a pry bar, bottle opener, scissors, and an awl. Available in orange, onyx, or blue. They also make a corkscrew version.
Italian knifemaker Maserin’s pocket tool is substantial and versatile. It starts off with a 2.6″ stainless steel knife blade, and adds to that a tool blade with a can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver, wrenches and more. It’s all set into a handsome body with sturdy G-10 handle scales. Available in black/black, black/silver, blue, or orange.
This collapsible carbon steel and aluminum shovel fits inside of a compact carrying bag, yet offers 16 functions. In addition to shoveling, it works as a saw, hammer, axe, wire cutter, screwdriver, hacksaw, knife, hook, hoe, ice pick, firestarter, whistle, disgorger, ruler, and even a bottle opener. A must-have in every car trunk.
This carabiner looks substantial, but weighs just 14 grams thanks to its titanium construction. It has two locations for hanging keychains, a sturdy and smooth spring belt clip, and packs in philips and flathead screwdrivers, wrenches, a 1/4″ hex driver, and a bottle opener.
This folding steel multitool features a pair of sturdy locking pliers, a pin vice, wire cutters, a wire stripper, a file, ruler, serrated knife, a hex-bit driver, various screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. It also comes with Leatherman’s legendary quality and a 25 year warranty.
This mini multitool is designed to make quick work of opening boxes, cutting rope, strapping, and other light-duty tasks. Its hook-shaped 2Cr13 steel blade end protects package contents, while its other half packs a mini pry bar, a flathead screwdriver, and a bottle opener. Sold in a two-pack.
This useful multitool features a sturdy 440C steel blade that works as a serrated knife, chisel, lever, belt cutter, scraping tool, and more. Its G-10 handle scales provide good grip, and it comes with a matching leather sheath. Measures 6.25″ long overall, with a 1.25″ blade length.
Accessory maker Dango bundles its slimline S1 Stealth wallet with their MT03 stainless steel multitool, which combines a money clip with a comb, screwdriver, wrenches, a bottle opener, and a detachable spork. The wallet is made from a durable material called “DTEX,” and holds up to nine cards in its pockets.
The latest version of MRF’s credit card-sized multitool packs 60 survival functions in one, including knife edges, an axe head, firestarter, sundial, wrenches, a hex driver, and more. Made from 440c high carbon hardened stainless steel for durability. Comes with a leather carrying case to protect you from its sharp edges.
FiveJoy’s versatile and compact tool belongs in the trunk of every car. It packs a heavy duty shovel, axe, hoe, hook, a serrated saw edge, firestarter, whistle, and more, making it the perfect tool for getting out of a bind, and for everyday tasks in the outdoors.
Chiseled Design’s hardened stainless steel mutitool packs in over 30 functions in one, including straight, philips, hex, and Torx driver bits, spoke wrenches, box cutter, string cutter, bottle opener, and more. Despite its slim profile, its pop-out driver handle provides good leverage.
The Cardshark asks us to fully embrace our inner geek, adding a variety of useful office tools to a retractable ID badge holder, including a marker clip, a screwdriver, box cutter, SIM card holder, USB flash drive, utility hook, bottle opener, and storage nook that’s just the right size for mini sticky notes.
A super handy EDC survival tool, the Firebiner can clip onto a belt loop or bag, and provides a spark wheel for starting fires, a safety blade for cutting cord or line, a flat blade screwdriver, and that all-important bottle opener. Available in multicolor, black, blue, or silver.
A titanium multitool that doubles as a set of eating utensils. It offers 10 functions including spork, knife, box cutter, plybar/flathead screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, peeler and cord cutter, and comes with a Hypalon pouch with a fire flint and carabiner.
SOG’s B66N is a plier-style multitool with a pocket knife designed for one-handed opening. It packs 16 tools including screwdrivers, bottle and can openers, string cutter, wire cutter, and even a blasting cap crimper, each with a locking mechanism. Made from sturdy 420 stainless steel with a black oxide finish.
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