Re: NexTool Sailor Pro - New design
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2021, 06:18:39 PM »
Here is a Spanish language video review:
First of all, I am glad it is a departure from the common design of NexTool MTs, with the pliers and massive scissors.
The tool looks great. It could very easily have a "Gerber" logo and you would not think twice about it. Though it has Gerber elements that help with that.
A big surprise was seeing that the tools are locked when closed. I don't think I've seen that on anything else. Though I am sure that if I carried this for any length of time, I'd get used to it but wish it was not a feature.
I like the tool selection. The square Phillips looks like a beast, and the blade and saw are nice and long. I see that the thumb-stud is in the slicing path a little.
The pliers look very nice, though the riveted wire-cutters are so 2010. Even off-brand tools are transitioning to removable wire-cutters. They also overlap and obstruct a few plier teeth. Maybe a little more handle splay than I'd like.
The reamer looks great. I appreciate the unique design, and proper sharpened edges.
I do not mind small scissors of large tools, as long as they perform well. There is a thumb-pad on these, and they look ok. Maybe a little too deep to deploy easily.
I think he said that it is called the "Sailor Pro" because of the "marlin spike" on the file? Ok. Not enough to warrant the name, but it is what it is.
So, I now have a choice. I can wait and see if it is good, by watching other people's videos and posts, and then get it, or I can order it now, and see for myself, and possibly risk disappointment due to appalling quality.