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OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality! 1920

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,425 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« on: May 31, 2017, 04:20:53 PM »
After months undecided, curiosity beat me and I finally got an OUTU Multitool.
I loved the concept and the design and decided to risk it with this unknown Chinese brand.



Couldn't be more satisfied, TBH. Quality is definitely there, the implements work as intended and I have little to complain about, especially for $15.

It's Skeletool sized, similar feel in hand, but its toolset results more complete as it adds the so-needed Scissors and File to the four Skele functions (Blade, Pliers, Flathead, Phillips).
The pocket clip is a big plus, every bit as good as the Skeletool's.

All tools are easily accessible, and the pliers unfold to show either a pair of jaws or a pair f scissor blades. These are big size, like shears, and similar to the Wingman's but bigger and noticeably stronger. You won't be doing tiny-SAK-scissors precision jobs with these, this is a heavy duty cutting implement.



The plier head and wire cutters feel sturdy and solid, much like the Skeletool's, but it is also obvious here that they are made for light to medium duty tasks and won't take much torque.

Blade is non-locking and not one-handed opening, but doesn't have the so criticised partial serrations like the leatherman tool, and is just as sharp. Great for UK laws and restricted blade places, or sites where you can't have a locking knife.



What puts this tool above the Skeletool to me is the scissors and the excellent drivers, both flathead and Phillips are integrated as solid pieces of the tool and as clever as the double sided swappable bits are, this system allows for stronger torque, better reach and the impossibility of losing the bits or small pieces.

Rides nice and tight in the pocket, clipped and riding low in profile.
All in all, my scepticism has been proven unfounded and it's an incredible buy for the price, a capable tool and a versatile gadget to carry every day or have in the work shop, car, etc.



My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Sr. Member Posts: 412
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 11:10:06 PM »
It's an interesting multitool, thanks for your impressions 👍
Newbie Posts: 39
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 04:24:45 AM »
Thanks for the tip. Just picked one for $12 shipped and I too like the scissors very much. Overall build quality more than adequate for a $12 MT. Only complaint is the file.
No Life Club Posts: 3,847 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 08:21:31 AM »
Thanks for the tip. Just picked one for $12 shipped and I too like the scissors very much. Overall build quality more than adequate for a $12 MT. Only complaint is the file.

$12 sipped is a bargain !  Where did you find them at that price ?  The Schrade badged version usually goes for $30 + shipping.

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,425 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 03:27:05 PM »
After some weeks with it I'd definitely pay $30 for it.
Much, much more surprising than I thought!!!



Really like it   :tu:


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Newbie Posts: 39
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 01:37:02 AM »
From eBay. Seller is in New York and tool is brand new in box. Just checked and it seems that there are still some more available.

Thanks for the tip. Just picked one for $12 shipped and I too like the scissors very much. Overall build quality more than adequate for a $12 MT. Only complaint is the file.

$12 sipped is a bargain !  Where did you find them at that price ?  The Schrade badged version usually goes for $30 + shipping.
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Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 02:02:52 AM »
When I reviewed the Schrade ST11 I felt the same way about this tool. Affordable, nice design that's not stolen from another company and pretty solid for the price.

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Sr. Member Posts: 310
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 02:03:32 AM »
   I just got one of these under the name  "Yocoo" for $20.00 on Amazon. There is no brand markings on the tool itself. I am also surprised at its quality! The blade came very sharp and that is very unusual in an off brand tool. The scissors are also very sharp, and they came lubricated. I just tested them on some thick paper and a padded envelope and they cut right through them.  It opens pretty smoothly and the Philips driver works great! I have not tried the flat head driver, but it looks like it would do OK as long as you did not put too much torque on it.  The handle it is on looks a bit thin. It is very "Skeletoolish", and seems like a great light duty tool for the dollar!
No Life Club Posts: 1,664 Duck!
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 03:21:15 AM »
When I reviewed the Schrade ST11 I felt the same way about this tool. Affordable, nice design that's not stolen from another company and pretty solid for the price.

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Wasn't this design stolen from MTo though?  ???
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,425 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 12:08:05 PM »
   I just got one of these under the name  "Yocoo" for $20.00 on Amazon. There is no brand markings on the tool itself. I am also surprised at its quality! The blade came very sharp and that is very unusual in an off brand tool. The scissors are also very sharp, and they came lubricated. I just tested them on some thick paper and a padded envelope and they cut right through them.  It opens pretty smoothly and the Philips driver works great! I have not tried the flat head driver, but it looks like it would do OK as long as you did not put too much torque on it.  The handle it is on looks a bit thin. It is very "Skeletoolish", and seems like a great light duty tool for the dollar!

Also surprised by the sharpness of scissors and blade, having tested so many Chinese multitools. A nice odd one!   :tu:

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,762
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2017, 12:26:48 PM »
Another thread ruined by PB...

Buy now or regret later
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,425 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2017, 06:11:42 PM »
Another thread ruined by PB...

well I can post some other pics!   :salute:





I carry it a lot!






My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
No Life Club Posts: 1,125
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2017, 03:42:10 PM »
Can these still be found on ebay? I can't seem to find them...  :ahhh

There is no magic therefore gadgets!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,380
No Life Club Posts: 3,847 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2017, 04:28:49 PM »
Can these still be found on ebay? I can't seem to find them...  :ahhh

Here's an OUTU  listing on US ebay  $11.99 with free US shipping:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272000306379

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
No Life Club Posts: 1,125
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2017, 05:04:24 PM »
What did you put in to the search? OUTU pliers multitool and such still produces no hits for me. Though I can follow your link with no problem (though the seller won't ship to my neck of the woods). What kind of arcane black magic is this!?!  :ahhh

 :D
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 05:10:16 PM by lister »

There is no magic therefore gadgets!
No Life Club Posts: 3,847 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2017, 06:05:26 PM »
What did you put in to the search? OUTU pliers multitool and such still produces no hits for me. Though I can follow your link with no problem (though the seller won't ship to my neck of the woods). What kind of arcane black magic is this!?!  :ahhh

 :D

IIRC I just searched on outu multi tool

The seller has probably blocked your country so you can't see it.  I have both Australian and US addresses linked to my ebay account (sometimes I have to switch whichever is my "primary address" to enable me to send questions or pay)

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Thread Killer 2017 No Life Club Posts: 3,964 Born to multitask.
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2017, 09:34:36 PM »
I need one so bad...  :(
Well, two, since they're so inexpensive. One for the collection, one for edc. Hell, and a couple more for gifts, why not. It looks yummy.  :drool:

How about we get a middleman to buy a bunch and forward it here?
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 09:36:05 PM by ReamerPunch »

No Life Club Posts: 1,125
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2017, 03:56:20 PM »
I need one or two. But no luck. No one is willing to ship one to our part of the world. And that is just not right!  :ahhh

 :rofl:

There is no magic therefore gadgets!
Hero Member Posts: 678
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2017, 11:36:02 PM »
Just get it direct from China - they ship pretty much anywhere. It was on sale there long before it started showing up in the west under various brands, so most likely originated there anyway. Should be around USD 18-20 shipping included.

Search for terms like "multi tool plier scissor knife" - should popup easily enough among other stuff.

« Last Edit: July 08, 2017, 11:38:14 PM by Vidar »

"If only simple wasn't so hard" - me
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Thread Killer 2017 No Life Club Posts: 3,964 Born to multitask.
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 12:32:57 PM »
Maybe these should be available in the mto store?  :whistle:

Along with the Benchmark multi-tool Chako has.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,425 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 03:10:13 PM »
if they were in the store I might buy another one... :whistle:


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Newbie Posts: 13
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 06:11:19 PM »
Bought one of these on ebay for $11.99, and it's GREAT. Combines the need for pliers and scissors, and I like the longer screwdrivers

http://www.ebay.com/itm/O...ksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2017, 09:46:06 AM »
You may find them in a popular site as CTSmart Multi-use Pliers.




Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,191 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2017, 05:31:28 PM »
It looks to me like a "proof of concept" prototype, that the R&D team haven't decided how to make properly yet  :D


My current users:
Victorinox: - Spirit X, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Salesman, + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, PTC + mods (Brian)
Gerber: - Balance, Dime + mods (MP426**, DEsTroyer, MP6000**, TurboDiesel**, Neutered Octane**)
Leatherman: - Sideclip, KF4, + mods (Fuse-ilier**, Knifeless Wave**)
Others: - Vise Grips LC6
** = knifeless
Sr. Member Posts: 408
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 05:44:44 PM »
What's the file like? Better suited for fingernails or metal? Does it have a metal saw? Is there a leatherman file that it's similar to?
Thread Killer 2017 No Life Club Posts: 3,964 Born to multitask.
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 11:08:46 PM »
Imagine this design with LM quality, liner lock blade and file (or saw?), and two bit drivers instead of fixed drivers.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,191 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2017, 11:55:35 PM »
Imagine this design with LM quality, liner lock blade and file (or saw?), and two bit drivers instead of fixed drivers.

You lost me at LM quality  :facepalm:


My current users:
Victorinox: - Spirit X, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Salesman, + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, PTC + mods (Brian)
Gerber: - Balance, Dime + mods (MP426**, DEsTroyer, MP6000**, TurboDiesel**, Neutered Octane**)
Leatherman: - Sideclip, KF4, + mods (Fuse-ilier**, Knifeless Wave**)
Others: - Vise Grips LC6
** = knifeless
Sr. Member Posts: 276
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2017, 12:09:38 AM »
Imagine this design with LM quality, liner lock blade and file (or saw?), and two bit drivers instead of fixed drivers.

You lost me at LM quality  :facepalm:
Gotta wonder when you're gonna put that bone away.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,191 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: OUTU Tool, cheap in price, not in quality!
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2017, 12:13:46 AM »
Imagine this design with LM quality, liner lock blade and file (or saw?), and two bit drivers instead of fixed drivers.

You lost me at LM quality  :facepalm:
Gotta wonder when you're gonna put that bone away.
As soon as they get their act together :2tu:


My current users:
Victorinox: - Spirit X, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Salesman, + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, PTC + mods (Brian)
Gerber: - Balance, Dime + mods (MP426**, DEsTroyer, MP6000**, TurboDiesel**, Neutered Octane**)
Leatherman: - Sideclip, KF4, + mods (Fuse-ilier**, Knifeless Wave**)
Others: - Vise Grips LC6
** = knifeless

 

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