Gear Review: Coast LED Micro Multi-Tool

I recall years ago when the multi-tool craze began and you would see a lot of folks with one on their belt. The concept of having one toolMicro Multi-Tool to tackle many tasks is brilliant. The first multi-tools were heavy and bulky. But as with any innovation, there is always room for improvement. This is why we have decided to take Coast Product’s model C2899B LED Micro Multi-Tool for a test drive.

My initial impression of the Micro Multi-Tool was that it had a solid feel. I first opened it to use the pliers function and was surprised by the strength of the spring action. This will come in handy when you only have one free hand to do the job. I also noticed the pliers teeth and wire cutters were well aligned and did not hinder the opening and closing mechanism. When I brought the handles back around to close the pliers function, the assembly made a solid click sound, locking the handles back in place. Even though the handles are three inches long, the rubber inlays allowed for a solid grip when handling the tool.

Micro Multi-ToolThere are many tools which the user may find handy; pliers, wire cutter, wire stripper, knife blade, phillips screwdriver, bottle opener with a flat head screwdriver, awl, file with nail pick, can opener with flathead screwdriver tip, and a can opener. I am sure you will find yourself in need one of these. But if you do, each tool is tightly secured on the sides of the handles while they are closed. Even though there were notches on the main tools, some were difficult to deploy as the spring tension is tight. I am sure over time this will resolve itself. When I attempted to address some issues around the house with the Micro Multi-Tool answered the call each and every time. Whether I was tightening screws, or prying the top on a can, it never faltered. I am not surprised this tool has received military approval.

There is one tool that I did not mention and that is the LED light integrated into the handle. Not only did Coast give the user the ability to have an LED flashlight that has a run time of 8 to 10 hours, but you can also change the batteries when they run out of power. It takes (2) CR927 batteries. So when you are in a dark situation and need a tool, the integrated LED light will allow you to concentrate on the matter at hand so you will not have to juggle a flashlight.Micro Multi-Tool

My final thoughts on the Micro Multi-Tool are that it should be given some serious consideration. Don’t be fooled by the size as this stout little performer stood up to some good sized tasks. The small size allows the user to keep a low profile when needed, this would be a good choice even at the office. With an MSRP of $8.00, you cannot go wrong and it would make a great gift for someone who does not have a multi-tool.

 

Coast Products LED Micro Multi-Tool 

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