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What is the best multi tool?

Which multi tool is best? is the most frequent question we get here at BestMultiToolReviews.net and there is no one-size fits all answer. Everyone has different needs and the best multitool is the one that has the tools you need and that you carry every day. If your multi tool is bulky or doesn’t have the right functionality you will  stop carrying it. Or worse yet, you select an easy to carry tool and think you are covered but that multitool can’t perform when you need it.  We review all the major multi tools from all the best brands in one spot and categorize them based on size, function, price, and brand. Our reviews are the result of hours of hands-on use for every multi tool in real world scenarios. We test each tool the same way for accurate comparisons and cut through the marketing jargon. Our goal is to give you reliable information before you buy so you are confident in your choice. Our comprehensive reviews are categorized into three main groups: Carry Method/Size, Activity, and Brands. If you are shopping for a loved one jump straight to our Best Multi Tools for 2020.

Best Multi Tool Reviews

Types of Multi Tools

Lever Gear Toolcard wallet multitool

Wallet Size

Simple multi tools usually made from a single piece of steel. These are flat credit card style multitools normally carried in your wallet or purse.

Leatherman Brewser one-piece multi tool

Pry Bar Style

Key size multitools that look simple but can be well engineered with surprising utility. Also called one piece or solid state multi tools.

Leatherman Squirt PS4 keychain multi tool

Keychain Size

Miniature versions of folding multitools centered around pliers or scissors. Find the quality tools and leave the dollar store junk.

Leatherman Skeletool pocket size multi tool

Pocket Size

Multi tools made to carry in your pocket or in a sheath, these tools are ideal for every-day carry (EDC) and have the common tools to get you through most jobs.

Leatherman Surge full size multi tool

Full Size

Tools that are too large or heavy to comfortably carry in your pocket. These full size multi tools are well equipped, like carrying a toolbox on your belt.

Leatherman Surge full size multi tool

Heavy Duty

These professional grade tools are made to withstand the punishment of daily use at the job site. Carry in a belt sheath or on a dedicated tool belt holster.


Leatherman multi tools

Leatherman Tool Group

The original American multi-tool company. Made in Portland, Oregon since 1983. Armed with creativity, know-how, and a Leatherman, you’re ready for whatever life throws your way.

Gerber Gear multi tools

Gerber Gear

Founded in 1939, Gerber is an American brand that is dedicated to crafting problem-solving, life-saving knives, multi-tools, cutting tools, and equipment.

SOG Knives and Tools multi tools

SOG Knives & Tools

Since 1986, SOG Knives has manufactured folding knives, fixed blades and multi-tool products for the military, law enforcement, industrial and outdoor marketplaces.

Victorinox Swiss Tool

Victorinox Swiss Army

For the ultimate multi-tool that you can take with you everywhere you go, look no further than the SwissTool. It’s the ultimate expression of the Swiss Army Knife DNA.

Columbia River Knife and Tool

Columbia River Knife and Tool

CRKT was founded in 1994 on a simple principle: that the greatest thing we can give our customers is Confidence in Hand®.

NIte Ize multi tools

Nite Ize

Nite Ize designs and manufactures inventor-driven products that organize your life, protect your gear, light your way, and creatively solve your everyday problems.


Leatherman Surge full size multi tool


Professional grade multi tools that won’t let you down on the job site – mechanic, electrician, plumber, construction and IT.

Leatherman Signal Topo multi tool


Multi tools for use outdoors – hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, climbing, boating, biking, and survival.

the best multi tool for the DIY home handyman


Everything the weekend warrior could ask for in a multi tool. Perfect for tinkering or large scale DIY projects.

Leatherman Style PS travel multi tool

Personal Care/Travel

Setup for personal care, these multi tools do not have knife blades so they are TSA compliant.


Under $30

Most wallet style, keychain size, and solid state multitools fit into this category, but you can also find value multi tools that aren’t junk.

Under $60

Mid range multi tools

Under $90

This is the workhorse category with the majority of full-size multitools that work for most users.

Under $125

Full-size multitools with premium materials, finishes and specialty components. Many heavy duty multitools are in this category.

Leatherman Surge full size multi tool

Above $125

The very best multi tools at any price, many with additional accessory toolkits.