I just realised that I have not done a multiool review in a while so:
I usually avoid LIDL multitools as they are just the usual cheap, Ganzo type, Chinese Multitools you can find everywhere, branded for LIDL.
However this one caught my attention as it looked cute and had a decent pair of scissors.
For the person that needs a pair of solid scissors, rather than pliers this type of multitool would be ideal. (Micra on steroids
There are actually two models - one scissor based and one pliers based, both retailing at 7Euro. The pliers one has two more tools, as the bigger scissors need more space in the handles. I was not interested in the pliers one as it is just the same as all the other low end multitools with pliers (I actually found one yesterday, on offer 30%off - worth buying- but the LIDL staff could not find the code for it and could not sell it to me.. not happy
It comes with a nice, hard, though a bit too tight, sheath. (a LM ST300 is used for size comparison
About the size of a LM Wave (closed)
but thicker than an ST300
..and about the same length when open
The handles have black painted metal covers with rubber inserts, making the whole tool visually appealing.
It feels rattly when closed but solid when open.
The tools do not lock, but are solid when open, using a backspring system to keep them open and closed.Toolset pictures
a decent Blade
a Philips screwdriver (medium size - decent enough)
a Medium flat screwdriver and bottle opener combo
a Wood Saw
a Large flat screwdriver
a File with two different sides and a metal saw end
There are no OHO tools and you need to open up the handles to access the tools.
The scissors are locked when you open up the tool and you need to move the locking lever to use them. The hadles also lock open automatically.
To close the tool you need to lock the scissors and unlock the handles, moving their two levers down.
The Woodsaw is interesting as it has an edge on its end, for some reason
The handles shape is bad, as you need to grip them from the end, to use, because gripping them closer to the scissors head makes you hand slip down towards the scissors.
If you have small hands then this tool is not for you.
The tools are OK, for a cheap Chinese tool, though the file is a bit hard to open.
There is no mention of the steel used.My main issue is with the Scissors purpose.
There is no mention on the box on what the scissors are designed for.
They look solid enough to cut thin sheet metal, but can they?
Are they for wires, plants, paper, cardboard, sheet metal, nails?? I have no idea.
Their size suggests hard use but the box says nothing.
I have used them to cut thick paper and hair and they work well. They are not, however, able to cut toilet tissue.
Overall a decent and unusual tool, that is given extra value by the LIDL 2 year guarantee/warranty.
I can imagine throwing it in my pocket or in the car when gardening or doing some decorating with paper etc, when the SAK scissors are not strong enough for the job.PROS:
Decent tool selectionCONS:
Unknown scissors specifications/purpose
Bad handle design