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Ganzo G302-B Review 2405

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Ganzo G302-B Review
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:24:36 AM »
It seems that more and more companies are giving the multi-tool format a whirl. In recent years, Ganzo is yet another company producing these useful and quirky steel butterflies.
In an attempt to gauge their quality, usability, and value, we will be looking at their most expensive and popular multi-tool, the G302-B.



Length: 4.09" (10.4cm)
Width: 1.89" (4.8cm)
Thickness: 0.63" (16mm) or 0.79" (20mm) if we count the screws.
Tool weight: 10.1 oz (286g).
Tool, bits, & sheath weight: 14.1 oz (400g)
Bits included: PH1-3, H2-6, Flat 3, 5, & 7

Steel used: 440C
Handle fasteners: Torx 8 and Torx 6 screws.
Wire-cutter fasteners: Torx 8.
Wire-cutter material: Tungsten alloy

Blade length: 2.12" (54mm) for both blades
Saw length: 1.93" (49mm)
Scissors cutting edge: 0.787" (20mm)

Country of manufacture: China
Warranty: 10 years
Price: 27 USD

The "B" in G302-B denotes the black coating. It is just paint, but will help with corrosion, and possibly stealth.

Warranty (From the included pamphlet):
Quote
Ganzo Hardware series products which are purchased through authorized distribution channels can enjoy the qualified after-sales service for ten years from the dealing day.
Ganzo Hardware promises to be responsible for any quality problems caused by product quality. If failure or natural damage occurred in the use of our products, or any fault spotted in the material or manufacturing process, after verification, Ganzo Hardware has the right to decide whether it should be repaired, renewed or properly adjusted. In order to take advantage of the convenient after-sales service, please contact authorized sales outlets or Ganzo Hardware Industrial Co. Ltd.



The tool is accompanied by a nylon sheath and a rubber holder, which stores eleven 1/4" standard bits, and a bit adapter.



The sheath is nice enough. It is rigid, offers horizontal and vertical carry, and fits the tool and bits nicely. It is single stitched and closes with a snap button. The belt loops for horizontal carry appear a little thin for the amount of weight they have to support, but their stitching is re-enforced.



The bits are highly polished, which helps with corrosion, but they are very slippery, and therefore not easy to extract from their tight rubber holder.
Once you do manage to remove them, though, they do fit their adapter well, with very little room to move. There is no rattle, but rather, a silent, almost non-existent wobble, which causes little concern. These are standard 1/4" bits, so they can be fully substituted with others.



The adapter fits the square shank extremely well, and is magnetic. Despite having a bit in an adapter which is itself fitted on the shank, there is very little wobble at the tip, and driving screws is quite easy to do.



The bit adapter will also fit Leatherman and Gerber square shank Phillips screwdrivers. It will, however, magnetize their tips in the process, so consider whether this could interfere with what you are working on.



Moving on to the tool itself, we have a butterfly-opening multi-tool, with the implements accessible without opening the handles.

All implements lock securely. To disengage the lock, push the knurled edges of the locking plate downwards.
Detent is great. The implements are held closed securely, as are the handles.
The construction quality is quite good. There is no rattling, no stripped-out screws, no play in the implements, no gritty action, no gaps where there shouldn't be, no nail-nicks obstructed by other tools.
A note on construction: While it is not 100% metal, the tool does not rely on its plastic parts structurally. There is a plastic ramp at the bottom of either handle, which is ridged, in order to provide grip when using the pliers.

Having one end of the tool wider than the other helps ergonomics, and the tool stays in your hand.
The tool is quite comfortable to hold and use. The handle edges are rounded-off, and nothing digs into my palm while using this.



The stamped Ganzo emblem is pleasing to the eye, but the hole it creates has 90° edges, and will collect gunk very easily.
This applies to the decorative holes as well, but they do allow the blades and saw to be identified when closed, in order for you to deploy the implement you want.



In one handle, we have a plain-edge blade, spring-loaded scissors, a small flathead driver, a lanyard ring, and a can/bottle opener with a wire stripper notch.



The other handle has a serrated blade, a wood saw, the bit adapter shank, and an awl with sewing eye.



The plain edge blade and saw can be opened one-handed, with the right hand, and the serrated blade one-handed with your left hand.
The other implements have nail-nicks and are easy to deploy. They are easily identifiable when closed, and there is no clumping when deploying an implement.

The plain edge blade is properly sharpened. There is no blade play, which applies to all implements, and is very comfortable to open one-handed. It is nigh impossible to close one-handed though, because the lock is just too strong. It is in fact so strong, that my fingertips go numb after unlocking a few implements, because the knurled surfaces pushed to unlock the implements are too narrow, and do not offer much traction, which in combination with the strong spring on the lock, forces me to apply a lot of pressure on very small surfaces.



The serrated blade was rather blunt out of the box. It will tear through straps and cardboard, but the cutting edge is 100% covered in paint, and the sharpened portion is hindered from doing its job properly.



The saw is very aggressive, and cuts both when pulling and when pushing. Its spine is narrower than the toothed edge, which reduces binding in material. The issue is that it is too short.
All three one-handed implements are rather short, compared to the length of the tool, because the pliers springs occupy a fourth of the handle's length.



The rest of the implements are nicely done. The scissors, can opener, and awl are sharp, the shank serves its purpose, and the flathead will turn small screws. A minor issue with the scissors is that the handle you operate them with is a bit thin. Otherwise they are excellent, and cut very well.

The lanyard hole pivots from the opposite side of the pliers, which is nice, but from the same side as the blades, which is not as nice. It is useful to have a lanyard hole, but it is a shame to have it pivot out like the rest of the implements, when that space could have been used for something else. The lanyard hole could be an extended part of a liner, or a removable piece on the exterior of the handle.

The absence of a pocket clip is understandable, given the weight of the tool, and the fact that it is sold as a set, with additional bits. The only fixed screwdriver is a small flathead, so you're better off carrying the whole set anyway.




Opening the handles, we find a pair of needle-nose pliers, with an external spring, which is removable, and tungsten alloy wire-cutters, which are also removable (Torx 8 ).
While removable wire-cutters are nice, one could argue that the amount of material removed to accommodate them compromises the strength of the pliers. Should this concern you, there is a model exactly like this, but with integrated wire-cutters.



The pliers pivot action is smooth, and the tips meet precisely.
The regular pliers teeth are a little smooth, as a result of the paint, but they do manage to hold items securely.
The edges of the handles are rounded off and the additional knurled inserts help widen the surface that you have to bear down on, making the affair quite comfortable.



Note that the pliers open no wider than 1.22" (31mm) at the very tips, therefore limiting the bolt gripping section to a maximum of 0.63" (16mm) bolts.



The real issues here are the handles. There is too much splay when holding onto something. When the pliers are 100% closed, the handles are already quite far apart, and when you grip something, it only gets worse. I have large hands, and can barely keep up with the handle splay. Furthermore, the paint makes the handles slippery, despite the plastic tabs and knurled steel edges that were added for grip. The weight of the tool only adds to the slippage.



Conclusion
I was not expecting much out of this, but it certainly surprised me. It is solid, everything locks with no play, the pliers' pivot is smooth, the main blade was sharp (too bad for the serrated one).
Unfortunately, there are some issues with this, which will prevent me from carrying it around, mainly the handle splay, the weight, and how easily it slips out of my hand when using the pliers. It will find a place in a car or as a gift, but I do not see myself using it, when there are lighter multi-tools available, with less handle splay.
Having said that, there is a lot to admire about the G302-B, and it is arguably head and shoulders above other multi-tools in its price range, and would certainly handle most tasks its user would encounter. The quality is definitely there, especially considering everything it has to offer. If anything, the bit adapter fits many other tools, and there are many less expensive Ganzo models that include it.


Pros
-Quality construction.
-Full set of implements, with bits, sheath, and replaceable wire-cutters.
-Bit adapter fits many tools and accommodates standard 1/4" bits.

Cons
-Too heavy for its size.
-Handle splay when using pliers.
-Uncomfortable unlocking system.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2017, 11:02:26 PM by zoidberg »

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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 01:33:46 PM »
 :like:

nice review, I read with interest as I have the G202B and G301 and I also fouund the handle splay excessive, the locks hard on your fingers and the SE blade dull compared to LM or Victorinox's SE blades.
The non-replaceable cutters are decent and the bit kit is nice, my sheaths both ripped at the stitching between the belt loop and the sheath's body, but the button snap was excellent.

I dremeled the screwdriver (mini flat) to a fine awl as the provided awl s too thick and blunt for my uses. The can opener is so-so IME.

The bit kit was often used in my LM ST300, Rebar or MP800 as it fits perfectly just like you noticed.
all in all I agree with all your comments on the tool,   :salute:


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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 02:03:53 PM »
Really informative, thorough and enjoyable review RP - Great pics too. It looks a useful tool for the price.  :salute:

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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 02:43:48 PM »
Thank you for the review and viewpoints ReamerPunch! Handle splay is a big deal to me, so I will pass on buying the 302. I have an older Ganzo(says magnelex, but is was made at he exact factory ganzo is and is physically identical to older ganzo) without locks with the same issues. They really need to rethink their plier head back stops. This could be fixed with a dremel, but that is extra time and the warranty voided. :ahhh

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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 07:33:09 PM »
Great review mate and a MT that I wouldn't have really looked at before. :cheers:

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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 10:23:41 PM »
Excellent Review RP :o :like: :like: Very informative and put together very well :like: :like:
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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 10:56:01 PM »
Thanks guys!  :cheers:
I was really curious about this one. I do not regret buying it. It's nice enough.
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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 10:57:42 PM »
:like:

nice review, I read with interest as I have the G202B and G301 and I also fouund the handle splay excessive, the locks hard on your fingers and the SE blade dull compared to LM or Victorinox's SE blades.
The non-replaceable cutters are decent and the bit kit is nice, my sheaths both ripped at the stitching between the belt loop and the sheath's body, but the button snap was excellent.

I dremeled the screwdriver (mini flat) to a fine awl as the provided awl s too thick and blunt for my uses. The can opener is so-so IME.

The bit kit was often used in my LM ST300, Rebar or MP800 as it fits perfectly just like you noticed.
all in all I agree with all your comments on the tool,   :salute:

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Thanks!
I keep seeing that tool with the fold-out ruler. Any more pics of it?

I think you mentioned somewhere it was unbranded. What a shame. I don't suppose they're available somewhere?  :whistle:
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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 02:49:06 AM »
Awarded and congrats.   :cheers:
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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 05:26:54 PM »
:like:

Thanks!
I keep seeing that tool with the fold-out ruler. Any more pics of it?

I think you mentioned somewhere it was unbranded. What a shame. I don't suppose they're available somewhere?  :whistle:

I'll try not to derail this too much, but here is a brief overlook of it.
I got it at one of the local flea markets for about $6 or so. It has been used lightly for some years now, nothing serious but I've been pleased with it so far. In fact it's one of the greatest inexpensive, off-brand tools I've had. A short list of the Good, Bad and Ugly of it.    :tu:

The Good:
- Absolutely ergonomic, one of the most comfortable MTs to use in Pliers mode that I've tried. Those plastic rubbery inserts sure help to it, as does the curve on the handles
- There is no spring load, (personal choice here, though) and I prefer that on my tools, especially if they are this big as if they were springy the handle splay would most likely be excessive for most hands
- The Phillips is decent, not perfect but way better than most cheap Chinese MTs screwdrivers. Same can be said for the scissors. The blade came sharp, not shaving but very decent, and it opens in the right direction so that the handles don't interfere with the curing
- The most surprising implement of them all is the file. Is super aggressive on one side, and nice and smooth on the other. Its steel is very good, hardened, and the file's pointy tip is stabby and doubles as a pretty nice awl/punch. the file's length and coarseness are above most MTs out there
- Very nice snap and detents on the implements, no clumping and really accessible nail nicks and cutouts so that you can easily pul out the tool you want and no other




The Bad

- Non locking tools (which can be a plus if you're in the UK or have strict laws) make using the blade and file a bit dangerous (use common sense here) but the great drawback is on the screwdrivers, as they are very solid but the absence of lock make them pretty unusable for heavy duty screws, but the stiff detent and snap is up to light, medium and sensible use and screwdriving
- It's really thick (bulky) due to its many washers, implements and stainless steel body. Sheath carry is almost a must with these,a s it also lacks pocket clip (not that you'd carry that brick in the pocket though, even if it had a clip)



The Ugly
- The saw is awful. It is thin (as in not wide, not spine thickness) and that takes back from its cutting power. It's the hardest tool to access, but the teeth are sharp and grabby and it'll cut almost as good as a LM or Victorinox saw.
- The steel used in the head is soft (bends and dents easily) and I doubt it would hold up to certain wire cutting and heavy plier action, even though it has a hard-wire cutter notch under the normal cutting area and the width of opening is big, and wide. Above Skeletool, WIngman or PPP strength but below ST300, Surge, Powerlock or MP600



it also has other positive features (Phillips screws for easy maintenance, disassembly and manipulation).
The small screwdriver is a weird implement in most MTs as is the ruler function, the scissors have a solid spring system similar to Wenger's so they are durable and they've cut cardboard, tape, paper and twine without any problem so far. The hex holes fit and hold the bit heads tightly but I've barely used them.
The big flathead is pry-able and thick, will hold up and the pivot/washers will pop up before the implement breaks or bends.

So, all in all, I'd definitely recommend picking it up if you see it under $15 and I'd even take it before the Ganzo, as I personally like it more. 

 :salute:
« Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 05:27:58 PM by ThePeacent »

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SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2017, 10:15:12 PM »
Thanks so much! I'll definitely pick one up if I happen upon it, but I doubt it will happen. What a shame it has no markings from a brand or something.
It certainly looks awesome, and I've never seen a design and tool selection quite like it.  :cheers:
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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2017, 11:16:54 PM »
Thanks so much! I'll definitely pick one up if I happen upon it, but I doubt it will happen. What a shame it has no markings from a brand or something.
It certainly looks awesome, and I've never seen a design and tool selection quite like it.  :cheers:

I will hit you back if I ever spot one! here are some pics next to a Ganzo, Blacktip, a ST300 and a CORE for further comparison with this thread's tool
 :salute:



blades,



and serrated blades and saws (see how thin this saw is...flimsy and weak!)


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
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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2017, 01:18:23 AM »
I will hit you back if I ever spot one!

Thanks so much!  :cheers:
The more I look at it, the more I like it.  :tu:
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Re: Ganzo G302-B Review
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2020, 05:37:59 AM »
It seems that more and more companies are giving the multi-tool format a whirl. In recent years, Ganzo is yet another company producing these useful and quirky steel butterflies.
In an attempt to gauge their quality, usability, and value, we will be looking at their most expensive and popular multi-tool, the G302-B.



Dimensions and other info
Show content
Length: 4.09" (10.4cm)
Width: 1.89" (4.8cm)
Thickness: 0.63" (16mm) or 0.79" (20mm) if we count the screws.
Tool weight: 10.1 oz (286g).
Tool, bits, & sheath weight: 14.1 oz (400g)
Bits included: PH1-3, H2-6, Flat 3, 5, & 7

Steel used: 440C
Handle fasteners: Torx 8 and Torx 6 screws.
Wire-cutter fasteners: Torx 8.
Wire-cutter material: Tungsten alloy
Blade length: 2.12" (54mm) for both blades
Saw length: 1.93" (49mm)
Scissors cutting edge: 0.787" (20mm)

Country of manufacture: China
Warranty: 10 years
Price: 27 USD

The "B" in G302-B denotes the black coating. It is just paint, but will help with corrosion, and possibly stealth.


Warranty (From the included pamphlet):
Quote
Ganzo Hardware series products which are purchased through authorized distribution channels can enjoy the qualified after-sales service for ten years from the dealing day.
Ganzo Hardware promises to be responsible for any quality problems caused by product quality. If failure or natural damage occurred in the use of our products, or any fault spotted in the material or manufacturing process, after verification, Ganzo Hardware has the right to decide whether it should be repaired, renewed or properly adjusted. In order to take advantage of the convenient after-sales service, please contact authorized sales outlets or Ganzo Hardware Industrial Co. Ltd.



The tool is accompanied by a nylon sheath and a rubber holder, which stores eleven 1/4" standard bits, and a bit adapter.



The sheath is nice enough. It is rigid, offers horizontal and vertical carry, and fits the tool and bits nicely. It is single stitched and closes with a snap button. The belt loops for horizontal carry appear a little thin for the amount of weight they have to support, but their stitching is re-enforced.



The bits are highly polished, which helps with corrosion, but they are very slippery, and therefore not easy to extract from their tight rubber holder.
Once you do manage to remove them, though, they do fit their adapter well, with very little room to move. There is no rattle, but rather, a silent, almost non-existent wobble, which causes little concern. These are standard 1/4" bits, so they can be fully substituted with others.



The adapter fits the square shank extremely well, and is magnetic. Despite having a bit in an adapter which is itself fitted on the shank, there is very little wobble at the tip, and driving screws is quite easy to do.



The bit adapter will also fit Leatherman and Gerber square shank Phillips screwdrivers. It will, however, magnetize their tips in the process, so consider whether this could interfere with what you are working on.



Moving on to the tool itself, we have a butterfly-opening multi-tool, with the implements accessible without opening the handles.

All implements lock securely. To disengage the lock, push the knurled edges of the locking plate downwards.
Detent is great. The implements are held closed securely, as are the handles.
The construction quality is quite good. There is no rattling, no stripped-out screws, no play in the implements, no gritty action, no gaps where there shouldn't be, no nail-nicks obstructed by other tools.
A note on construction: While it is not 100% metal, the tool does not rely on its plastic parts structurally. There is a plastic ramp at the bottom of either handle, which is ridged, in order to provide grip when using the pliers.

Having one end of the tool wider than the other helps ergonomics, and the tool stays in your hand.
The tool is quite comfortable to hold and use. The handle edges are rounded-off, and nothing digs into my palm while using this.



The stamped Ganzo emblem is pleasing to the eye, but the hole it creates has 90° edges, and will collect gunk very easily.
This applies to the decorative holes as well, but they do allow the blades and saw to be identified when closed, in order for you to deploy the implement you want.



In one handle, we have a plain-edge blade, spring-loaded scissors, a small flathead driver, a lanyard ring, and a can/bottle opener with a wire stripper notch.



The other handle has a serrated blade, a wood saw, the bit adapter shank, and an awl with sewing eye.



The plain edge blade and saw can be opened one-handed, with the right hand, and the serrated blade one-handed with your left hand.
The other implements have nail-nicks and are easy to deploy. They are easily identifiable when closed, and there is no clumping when deploying an implement.

The plain edge blade is properly sharpened. There is no blade play, which applies to all implements, and is very comfortable to open one-handed. It is nigh impossible to close one-handed though, because the lock is just too strong. It is in fact so strong, that my fingertips go numb after unlocking a few implements, because the knurled surfaces pushed to unlock the implements are too narrow, and do not offer much traction, which in combination with the strong spring on the lock, forces me to apply a lot of pressure on very small surfaces.



The serrated blade was rather blunt out of the box. It will tear through straps and cardboard, but the cutting edge is 100% covered in paint, and the sharpened portion is hindered from doing its job properly.



The saw is very aggressive, and cuts both when pulling and when pushing. Its spine is narrower than the toothed edge, which reduces binding in material. The issue is that it is too short.
All three one-handed implements are rather short, compared to the length of the tool, because the pliers springs occupy a fourth of the handle's length.



The rest of the implements are nicely done. The scissors, can opener, and awl are sharp, the shank serves its purpose, and the flathead will turn small screws.

The lanyard hole pivots from the opposite side of the pliers, which is nice, but from the same side as the blades, which is not as nice. It is useful to have a lanyard hole, but it is a shame to have it pivot out like the rest of the implements, when that space could have been used for something else. The lanyard hole could be an extended part of a liner, or a removable piece on the exterior of the handle.

The absence of a pocket clip is understandable, given the weight of the tool, and the fact that it is sold as a set, with additional bits. The only fixed screwdriver is a small flathead, so you're better off carrying the whole set anyway.




Opening the handles, we find a pair of needle-nose pliers, with an external spring, which is removable, and tungsten alloy wire-cutters, which are also removable (Torx 8 ).
While removable wire-cutters are nice, one could argue that the amount of material removed to accommodate them compromises the strength of the pliers. Should this concern you, there is a model exactly like this, but with integrated wire-cutters.



The pliers pivot action is smooth, and the tips meet precisely.
The regular pliers teeth are a little smooth, as a result of the paint, but they do manage to hold items securely.
The edges of the handles are rounded off and the additional knurled inserts help widen the surface that you have to bear down on, making the affair quite comfortable.



Note that the pliers open no wider than 1.22" (31mm) at the very tips, therefore limiting the bolt gripping section to a maximum of 0.63" (16mm) bolts.



The handles are the real issue. There is too much splay when holding onto something. When the pliers are 100% closed, the handles are already quite far apart, and when you grip something, it only gets worse. I have large hands, and can barely keep up with the handle splay. Furthermore, the paint makes the handles slippery, despite the plastic tabs and knurled steel edges that were added for grip. The weight of the tool only adds to the slippage.



Conclusion
I was not expecting much out of this, but it certainly surprised me. It is solid, everything locks with no play, the pliers' pivot is smooth, the main blade was sharp (too bad for the serrated one).
Unfortunately, there are some issues with this, which will prevent me from carrying it around, mainly the handle splay, the weight, and how easily it slips out of my hand when using the pliers. It will find a place in a car or as a gift, but I do not see myself using it, when there are lighter multi-tools available, with less handle splay.
Having said that, there is a lot to admire about the G302-B, and it is arguably head and shoulders above other multi-tools in its price range, and would certainly handle most tasks its user would encounter. The quality is definitely there, especially considering everything it has to offer. If anything, the bit adapter fits many other tools, and there are many less expensive Ganzo models that include it.


Pros
-Quality construction.
-Full set of implements, with bits, sheath, and replaceable wire-cutters.
-Bit adapter fits many tools and accommodates standard 1/4" bits.

Cons
-Too heavy for its size.
-Handle splay when using pliers.
-Uncomfortable unlocking system.

 

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