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Multi Tool Information

Buyer's Guide

GENERAL INFORMATION

A multi-tool or combination tool is a compact, portable hand tool that combines several individual tool functions in a single item. Due to their compact size, they can be carried in a pocket or belt pouch. Components may include nail file, tweezers, folding scissors, toothpick, magnifying glass, screwdriver bits, and others. Nearly all multi-tools also feature at least one knife blade. There are also versions that have special tools for specific sports or outdoor activities, such as golf, horseback riding, hunting, or fishing.

REPLACING COMPONENTS

Some multi-tools allow users to replace broken components themselves. However, many of the more popular brands require the tool be returned to the manufacturer to have any broken components replaced. SOG gives you the ability to replace worn or broken components.

COMPOUND LEVERAGE

  • Compount leverage

    Compound leverage is a patented feature on SOG combination-tools. It provides twice the cutting and gripping force of conventional designs and allows you to squeeze harder with less effort, thanks to our unique gear drive.

Pouches

Typically the larger multi-tools will include a pouch that can be mounted on a belt. A majority of the pouches are made from leather or nylon.

FINISHES

Higher quality multi-tools have a polished finish to prevent corrosion, as compared to some of the other finishes available, like bead blasted.

OPENING MECHANISMS

There are many ways that multi-tools can be opened. Most require two-handed opening. SOG combination tools are famous for their one-handed flick opening.

WEIGHT

The weight of a multi-tool is something else to consider. Heavier tools usually feature more components. They are also generally much stronger and, therefore, capable of bigger chores.

MULTI-TOOL COMPONENT CHART

Looking for something in particular out of your Multi-Tool? Find the tool that best fits your needs with our handy component reference chart. Once you've found what you're looking for, along the top and bottom row we've organized each Multi-tool by part number.

  S60
B60
S61
B61
S62
B62
S63
B63
S66
B66
S67
B67
B69 S31
B31
PD01
PD02
S44 S45 CC-51
Double Tooth Saw X X X X                
3" Straight Blade         X X   X X      
3" Serrated Blade         X X   X        
3" 1/2 Serrated Blade X X X X     X     X X  
3-Sided File X X X X X X X X   X X  
Large Screwdriver X X X X X X X X     X  
Phillips Screwdriver X X X X X   X X X X X  
1/4" Socket Drive X X X X             X  
Awl X X X X     X X   X    
Can Opener/Small Screwdriver X X X X X X X X X X X  
Bottle Opener/Medium Screwdriver X X X X X   X X X X X  
Scissors (component) X X                    
Wire Strippers                        
Handle Covers X X X X X X X          
C-4 Punch           X X          
V-Cutter     X X X   X          
Blast Cap Crimper   X   X X X X          
Wire Crimper X X X X X X X          
Wire Cutter X X X X X X X X   X X  
Compound Leverage X X X X X X X   X X X X
Ruler X X X X X X X X   X X X
Scissors (head)                       X
Small/Medium screwdrivers                       X
Tweezers                 X     X
nail file/cleaner                       X
Pick                 X     X
  S60
B60
S61
B61
S62
B62
S63
B63
S66
B66
S67
B67
B69 S31
B31
PD01
PD02
S44 S45 CC-51