As much as I love shopping for new gadgets and helpful accessories, I wind up not even carrying them all. I always end up having to leave something valuable in the car because I can't fit everything in my coat pocket. Does anyone else like to carry a bottle opener or pocket knife? I do! Instead of carrying multiple items in your pockets, find the best mini multitool for your everyday needs.
When shopping for a mini multitool, keep in mind what's important to you. For me, an everyday carry package opener is crucial. I'm continually getting packages in the mail for work, and I've dulled out plenty of kitchen knives opening boxes. Two other helpful tools I find appealing are scissors and screwdrivers. After doing some research, I found the best mini multitool that satisfies all of my requirements and more.
Leatherman calls this a lifesaver. The Leatherman Squirt PS4 multitool only weighs 2 ounces, and it has a key ring attachment. Attach this multitool to your car keys, and you'll never be without useful tools. This pocket tool has the functionality of your basic toolset for half the price. Also, we love that it's American-made. These tools are made in Portland, Oregon.
This stainless steel keychain tool consists of a bottle opener, knife, needlenose pliers, wire cutters, multiple screwdrivers, and more little tools. It's a significant number of tools, but once you close it, the device doesn't look much bigger than your typical swiss army blade.
Some Amazon customers are curious about how this heavy-duty tool compares to the Gerber Dime multitool. For starters, the Gerber Dime is half the price of the Leatherman Squirt. It's a high-quality budget-friendly multi-tool option, but here's what a customer of both items said.
The knife blade may not be to your liking for specific jobs. (Gerber's fine edge knife appears to be top-notch). Besides that, some may agree that the PS4 is the overall pick. The same customer said that the flat screwdriver is longer on the PS4 and that the nail file is stronger than Gerber's.
Overall, they're some of the best keychain multitools you can find, but Leatherman is still the top pick. It's a good multitool for many reasons. With spring-loaded pliers, durable handles, and a nearly perfect customer rating, it comes out on top as the best multitool over $20. Put that on your wish list!
This post was originally published on February 28, 2020.