The Good (part 2 aka almost as good):
Now for the larger of the two Crescent Toolzall tools:
CE blade, small flat driver, phillips driver and file. Tools are well made, well
machined and feel very sturdy. The tools lock into place and the tools clump somewhat
when you open them. This isn't good or bad really, it's just the way it is. I like it
on this tool.
Other side has can opener, flat drivers, pry bar, lanyard ring, awl and saw. This is
the sharpest most dangerous awl I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!!! The saw seems adequate but
there's a problem with this tool and I'll try to show it later.
Like the smaller one, the tools are very thick and sturdy.
The awl is very, very, very sharp... scary sharp even.
Can opener is well made, with very nice clean grind lines.
Plier head is awesome! Machined very precisely. Teeth are sharp and grippy, tip meets
There is a metal stop in each handle that meets up with the plier head and keeps the
outside opening tools from making contact with it and also from closing too far.
This is how the plier head should meet up with the handle to make it sturdy. It fits
into a collar (?) on the handles and this holds it good and tight when you squeeze down
on the handles.
Overall, everything is very well machined. Let's look at the locks on the tools. When
you open one of the tools, it snaps in to place with a noticeable pop. Here's the
mechanism. To unlock the tool that's open, you have to slightly open one of the other
tools to force out the lock spring and release the lock.
If you remember, I mentioned this one had a problem. When I open the saw, you can tell
that there is something wrong. It just never locks into place. Upon closer
examination, it appears that either two of the tools are too thick at the pivot point
or the saw is too small. Compare this picture to the one above:
The tools are machined funny with no real consistency as to size. There are other
problems with the machining of the tools as well. Across the board, not very uniform
or clean. I can't tell if it's just a quality issue or some shenanigans has gone on.
Overall, I'm very happy with both Crescent tools. I will probably carry the smaller
one. I love the PE blade and the phillips driver.
I can't help but wonder if it's because there has been some blades replaced on this one
seeing as the overall tool is so well made. But it could easily be QA problems.