Red 5 Gator Multitool
« on: March 26, 2015, 04:23:40 PM »
If you are in the UK you can pick one up at Argos for just under £13. For that price it's great value. It is heavy, and a little bit bigger than my SOG PPP. None of the tools or blades lock, so it's UK legal. Pliers are not spring loaded, and seem quite strong. Each tool/blade has it's own backspring, so no tool clumping, and the tools are easy to access. The phillips is 2d-ish, like a leatherman sidecick and they have also pinched the package opening tool off it too.
Blades are sharp, but short. Saw is very sharp, but again short. File seems decent and doubles as a long flat driver. Everything is tight, tools and handles snap nicely back into place. Can opener seems ok. Small flat driver is hollow ground on one side. Finish is quite good, a few dings here and there out of the box, but bearing in mind this is a £13 multitool I can find no serious flaws. Everything seems to work. Steel seems decent, handles are comfortable. Better than most of the cheap Chinese multitools out there.