08/29/2016

What Makes the Best Keychain Multi Tool?

best keychain multi tool

If a multi tool seems handy, a keychain multi tool is much more with its small size. Last time, we reviewed some of the best pocket multi tool from one of our post. Today, you’ll be given the top 5 list for the best keychain multi tool you can find on the market.

As expected, keychain multi tools are smaller. But it doesn’t mean that they don’t work as well as the usual multi tools you know. They might not have that many tools; you’re lucky to get 10 or more, but they do the job they’re meant to do and that’s what’s important.

1. Leatherman – Squirt Ps4

Leatherman - Squirt® Ps4

Our top 1 for the best keychain multitool is the Squirt Ps4 by Leatherman. With more than a thousand customer reviews, this multi tool got an almost perfect rating at 4.7 stars. As a keychain tool, it features 9 tools. Some of these are spring action like the regular and needle nose pliers, scissors, and wire cutters. It also includes a bottle opener, a wood and metal file, and screwdrivers.

Knowing Leatherman, the 420 high-carbon stainless steel build of this multi tool seems to be a standard. Aside from that, Leatherman also did something to reduce weight and add strength to this tool. What? They added the durable but lightweight 6061-T6 hard-anodized aluminium on the handles. Another good point of the Squirt is that you can access all the tools even with the pliers closed.

2. Leatherman Style CS Multi Tool 2015

Leatherman Style CS Multi Tool

Next up is another keychain tool by Leatherman. Compared to Squirt Ps4, the Style CS Multi Tool has fewer tools to offer. It only has six tools namely: a bottle opener, knife, two screwdrivers, tweezers, a nail file, and a bottle opener. Of course, you would expect the 420HC stainless steel for optimized strength.

One advantage of the Leatherman Style is that it uses a glass-filled nylon handle. It’s stronger since it doesn’t require a steel frame for the interior anymore. This also reduces the weight of the multi tool so it’s lighter. Besides, six tools compared to nine is definitely lighter on your budget. It also comes with a unique clip-on design for easily keeping it on you.

3. Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool

Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool

On our third spot for the best keychain multi tool is the Bear Grylls Compact from Gerber. Unlike the first two multi tools we reviewed, the Bear Grylls has 10 tools. It’s very lightweight and has a compact design so you can easily fit it in your pocket or put it in a keychain.

In fact, the Bear Gylls is a mere 2.5 inches in length when closed and a 4.3 inches when opened. It also comes with two full-sized blades instead of just one compared to other multi tools on this list. The Bear Grylls comes with a lanyard ring. It also has the usual set of tools: a bottle opener and needle nose pliers to name a few.

4. Gerber Curve Tool

GERBER Curve Knife

On the fourth spot is another multi tool from Gerber, the Curve Knife tool. If you’re planning to do some serious tinkering, the Curve may not be the best keychain tool to work for you. This is because the Gerber Curve is mainly a knife tool with the addition of a bottle opener, screwdrivers, and a file.

It might not be the multi tool you have in mind but it’s a good choice if you’re planning to do some serious cutting when you’re outdoors. With a stylish and compact design, the Gerber Curve would be a great gift idea for men. Its knife works very well with a fine blade edge. It can be engraved too which makes for the perfect personalized gift.

5. Infora Utility TU247 KeyToolMultitool Set

Infora Utility TU247 KeyTool Multitool Set

Last on our list of the best keychain multi tool is the Utility KeyTool set by Infora. If you’re the type to go for a “novelty” keychain multi tool, the Infora Utility KeyTool would be the perfect match for you. Featuring eight tools in one, the Infora definitely looks like a key.

It’s gold and made of plastic with instructions on where and how you’re going to get to the tools you need. The Inforahas three screwdrivers with one that you can use for your eyeglasses! A great addition since eyeglass screws are very tiny. It also comes with a nail file, a nail cleaner, a thread cutter, tweezers, and a bottle opener.

Conclusion

With the smaller size of keychain multi tools, they're far easier to carry whenever and wherever you go. You have some of the best brands to choose from in this category of multi tool, from Leatherman and Gerber not to mention Infora. With a multi tool, you can easily get things done especially in times of emergency. So what are you waiting for? Invest in a keychain tool right now and don’t worry if you get a loose screw or suddenly need to cut a wire or cut up a piece of meat (or something). A keychain multi tool is always a good investment and it’s something you should buy if you want to be prepared for any “repair” or inconvenience.

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Michael M

Michael is a freelance writer out of New York who loves to take his kids camping! He's an avid runner and also loves his Kayak! He's hoping to pass his love of nature on to his kids through lots of outdoor activity!

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