|Item Weight||9.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4 x 1 x 6 inches|
|Item model number||22-01471|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Included Components||Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471]|
|Warranty Description||Limited Warranty|
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- Suspension Multi-Plier multitool with 12 integrated components
- Saf.T.Plus component locking system guarantees safety
- Lightweight open-frame stainless steel handle
- Includes a ballistic nylon sheath
- Weighs 9.6 oz; Closed Length: 4 inches; limited lifetime warranty
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Tough, reliable, and easy to handle, the Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier is engineered to tackle jobs in just about every situation. Featuring a sleek butterfly design, durable stainless steel construction, and Gerber's patented Saf.T.Plus component locking system, this affordable multitool packs 12 convenient tools that will quickly prove indispensable.
Strong yet lightweight, the Suspension Multi-Plier offers the durability of stainless steel construction along with an aluminum butterfly-opening handle that's inspired by the precision engineering of Portland, Oregon's famous suspension bridges. Like those time-tested iron bridges, this tool is designed to deliver the performance you demand from your tools.
Starting with the knives, you have the choice of a straight blade for fine-tune cutting, or a serrated blade. This tool also includes a Phillips screwdriver along with large and medium flathead screwdrivers, as well as a dedicated wire cutter/stripper. Unlike bulky squared-off pliers on many multi-tools, the needle-nose pliers at the center of this tool are designed for the tightest of spots.
- Overall Length: 6.0"
- Closed Length: 3.5"
- Weight: 9 oz.
- Lightweight, open frame design is ideal for everyday tasks
- Convenient, easily accessible butterfly opening
- Saf.T.Plus locking knife and tools
- 12 tools
Gerber products are built for real life, to be used, and to endure the test of time.
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About The Gerber Knives 01471 Suspension Butterfly Opening MultiPlier, with SheathThe Gerber Knives 01471 Suspension Butterfly Opening MultiPlier is not just your average run of the mill pliers. With some many features such as needlenose pliers, wire cutters, fine edge knife, serrated edge knife, saw, scissors, crosspoint screwdriver, small and medium flatblade screwdrivers, can opener, bottle opener and lanyard hole this tool can come in handy in any situation. Not only is the Gerber Knives 01471 Suspension Butterfly Opening MultiPlier multifaceted but also extremely durable with a sleek design and stainless steel construction. At a very affordable price the Gerber Knives 01471 Suspension Butterfly Opening MultiPlier is like having 11 tools in 1 which not only saves you space but money as well. Ths item can only be shipped within the contiguous 48 US states. NOTE: This item can not be shipped to Canada.
Tough, reliable, and easy to handle, the Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier is engineered to tackle jobs in just about every situation you can imagine. Featuring a sleek butterfly design, durable stainless steel construction, and Gerber's patented Saf.T.Plus component locking system, this affordable multitool packs 11 convenient tools that will quickly prove indispensable.Strong, Innovative Open-Frame Design
Strong yet lightweight, the Suspension Multi-Plier offers the durability of stainless steel construction along with an aluminum butterfly-opening handle that's inspired by the precision engineering of Portland, Oregon's famous suspension bridges. Like those time-tested iron bridges, this tool is designed to deliver the down-and-dirty performance that you demand from your tools.
But performance isn't everything. The tool's unique suspension-style handle sits comfortably in your hand, giving it a well-balanced feel. Compact enough to satisfy the most demanding minimalists, and cool enough for any gadget guy or girl, the Suspension Multi-Plier offers a sleek, streamlined design that will look as good as it performs.
Reliable, Easy-to-Access Tools Keep You Prepared
Whether you're at home, on the road, at a muddy jobsite, or deep in the backcountry, you can't predict what you'll be up against. The Suspension Multi-Plier is fitted with 11 tools that will give you the edge in virtually any situation.
Starting with the knives, you have the choice of a straight blade for fine-tune cutting, or a serrated blade that's great for cutting rope.
This tool also includes a Phillips screwdriver along with large and medium flathead screwdrivers, as well as a dedicated wire cutter/stripper. Unlike bulky squared-off pliers on many multitools, the needle-nose pliers at the center of this tool are designed for the tightest of spots. And they're spring loaded so that they open when you release your grip, which makes working with them easy, pinch free and intuitive.
Other useful features hidden away in the handle of the Suspension include scissors, a bottle opener, a can opener, saw, an awl, and a lanyard ring.
Safe, User-Friendly Design
If you've ever had a folding knife close on your hand in the middle of making a tough cut, you'll have a special appreciation for Gerber's Saf.T.Plus system, which locks components securely in place for worry-free use.
Even with this lock system, deployment is quick and easy. Gerber's user-friendly design makes it simple to access any tool that you need--just slide the lock-release button back and get set for the task at hand.
This Gerber multitool also comes with a nylon ballistic-cloth sheath so that you can keep it protected from the elements when it's not in use.
If you're looking for even more versatility, Gerber offers an add-on tool kit that contains an adapter, three different sizes of flathead bits, cross point bits, and hex head bits for increased functionality. Also available are several a convenient sharpening systems that can help you keep the blades on your multitool in top condition without the hassle of using a whetstone or a round file, including the DF6 Compact Sharpener and the DF8 Sharpener, which uses unique diamond fingers to acheive a perfect 30 degree angle every time you sharpen a blade (tool kit and sharpeners not included).Gerber's History of Ingenuity
Savvy. Moxie. Craftsmanship. Attention to detail. These are just a few of the company traits that contributed to Gerber's emergence as a world leader in outdoor gear. Joseph Gerber started Portland, Oregon's Gerber Advertising back in 1910, and one Christmas, he hired a local knife-maker to craft 25 sets of kitchen cutlery as client gifts. The knives were so popular, Mr. Gerber ultimately left his agency to launch Gerber Legendary Blades in 1939.
For more than half a century, Gerber Legendary Blades has been helping people fend for themselves. Gerber designs popular, dependable tools and knives along with other outdoor gear that helps users accomplish whatever tasks they may be faced with, promoting the lost art of self-reliance.
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Suspension multitool and nylon sheath.
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Two things to be warned of.
1.) The pliers are great for needle nose pliers pinching straight on. However they are quite weak when used to pry sideways. Was underneath a car trying to separate the transmission linkage and I broke off one of the ends of the pliers' pinchers. Excessive force wasn't used. I was surprised when it broke.
2.) The other weak link on this otherwise awesome item is the pouch. The nylon/canvas materials is weak, but the worse part about it is the velcro clasp material, it wears out in a few weeks and does not keep the pliers in your pouch if you end up laying on the ground or inverted at all.
I thought perhaps one of my old leatherman leather pouches would work on this tool, but the butterfly grip is too wide.
Still for $22 I can't bring myself to take away a star.
Better velcro and better pouch would make this product significantly better.
Knowing not to pry sideways with the pliers, I would otherwise expect this tool to last quite a while.
The second pair I bought to replace the ones with the broken pliers, well they are laying on some roadside somewhere, as I was under a car and the velcro failed, leaving them on the ground when I got up.
The case has stitching already coming apart out of the package (it's in the pic so no guessing). You've had decades to catch up with Swiss Army on ease of use (pulling the tools out of the frame) but you still don't offer a fingernail catch on any of the tools. So, skip the nail catch...this is a "tough" tool darn it! Then how come no human could grab a single implement with gloves on...you know, like us tough hunters and those hikers? Details, details you say, give us a break! No, I won't. How about scissors that you've designed to store blade up? How about that they're 50% the size of any Swiss model (they're only like the 2nd or 3rd most used tool)? Hmm, this guy sure is picky...bet he didn't even look at the rock solid essentials??? Yup, you must mean the cutter feature that doesn't even close tight...what kind of fishing line are your designers using?
Look, I get it. You make a product for the best price, sell a gazzilion and ride the odds on returns for QC. Why not take the same piece of gear, don't even touch the features but rather spend a buck on inspecting what your shipping? Tell the team making the sheaths (no, I couldn't care their Asian origin) these are the specs, now get it done. It's not like I'm the only one complaining about the exact same thing in all these reviews. Anyway, make the call. Take half the time I took to write this run on sentence and make something worth putting your name on. You're not reinventing the wheel here...
Dear Gerber - You Listening?
The one thing I will likely have to do is upgrade the pouch. It's already showing some stretching in the belt loop and some of the stitching has come undone on the edge. I didn't ding the rating, because I care more about the tool. The pouch is serviceable, but not fantastic.
I looked at three other multitools in this general pricepoint (high teens up to $35), and this was the best one. The main issue with the others was that the tools were challenging to pull out of the handle, to the point where I was concerned that I would cut myself or tear a fingernail (my fingernails are short and very strong). The other multitools seemed to have too much friction / tight pivot, whereas the tools in this one (Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier) pulled out smoothly with a minimal amount of force.
I was looking for a multitool with pliers, wire cutters, scissors, straight blade, saw blade, can opener, and slotted/Philips screwdrivers. The scissors in this are a little short, but they work -- and I can get them in and out safely. :-) It's also nice that the non-plier tools are accessible when the multitool is closed.
I actually have two of these now because the one I bought here was a replacement for a 9 year old one that I had misplaced. Side by side you can barely tell which one has taken years of abuse. I have a Leatherman that cost 3x what the Suspension does and another that was about 4x as much and I don't find the tools on those to be as useful as the selection on the Suspension and they aren't as comfortable in the hand.
It has been my experience that any other brands tool in this price range or less will break under moderate to heavy use, specifically the pliers.
I love the tool so much I can't even take off a star for their crappy sheath. The belt loops will tear out petty quickly. Leather pouches cost 5 bucks and are well worth the investment.
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The blade/blades are very blunt out of the box. Took me an hour or so to get them up to useable. The locking mechanism is rubbish. Very stiff and not easy to unlock. The spring on the pier feels like it will break after some light use. The other tools feel cheap and tacky. I should have just spent 40 quid on a wingman or sidekick for a cheaper alternative to the surge. Dont waste your money on this, hunt about and get leather for 40ish. Amazon always have them on offet.
One of the drivers broke after practically no use. Emailed gerber or fiskars customer service
as they deal with gerbers customer service.
Basically got told tough @@@@.
This poorly made product has been topped.off by even worse customer care. Steer well clear and go leatherman who send you a new tool if one gets busted during use
Quality of the material, engineering, build quality, sharpness and usability of tools is next to none.
All the bits are also secure, as you need to unlock to slide out.
The positives are the fact everything locks, the tools are good, especially the scissors and overall the quality is high.
You get what you pay for, and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this tool
- The knives arrive sharp and seem to stay sharp, I'll update this review when they need sharpening.
- The screwdrivers are good enough for most screws (the pozi-drive slips on stiffer screws, but at that point you should be using a proper screwdriver anyway). The small flathead isn't quite small enough for adjusting the gain pots on some older-style wireless mic packs I come across, so I keep a teeny screwdriver on my belt for that.
- The bottle opener has opened every bottle I've thrown at it so far, a not insignificant number.
- The scissors are a little uncomfortable to use but they do cut competently.
- There's a sturdy tie-off point which is absolutely essential if you're working at any kind of height; You wouldn't want to drop a sharp knife on people below.
- The belt pouch seems fairly half-assed but it does keep the tool attached securely to my belt.
- The pliers/snips are sturdy and predictably cut/strip VanDamme Tour Grade cable, and guitar strings. I've also used them to extract hex bolts, a task which they perform amicably.
- The tool in general feels well-built and sturdy. There's no wobble or slop in any of the mechanisms, and the blade locks feel secure.
This tool is becoming my new daily driver multitool, after the hinges on my Gerber Compact Sport (an absolutely fantastic tool) finally gave out. At £19 it's an absolute steal, and I would definitely recommend it to those looking for a multitool but don't want to spend £90 on a Leatherman Wave.
Keep in mind that knives with locking blades are not legal to carry on your person in the UK, so please consult your local police force before making the purchase: I've spoken to mine who agreed that locking blades are safer for the user and advised that provided I kept it in my bag/tool case when not in a venue I should be alright. YMMV however, so do your due diligence and don't pull any stupid stunts.
I use a bottle of 3-in-1 oil to keep the tool lubricated. The only time I've had to add a few drops is when I cleaned some contact cement from the blade with acetone. In normal usage, you should only need to lubricate the mechanisms every 3/4 months, or when the knife mechanisms feel "rough".
TL;DR: Great tool, buy it if you're considering it. Not legal to carry on your person in the UK, keep it in your toolkit and you should be OK.
Premium quality multi tool which includes all parts.
There is a locking feature on the blades for added safety and it will not unlock by mistake, it will need significant force to unlock and close the knife part.
The knife is also very sharp, I have a terrible habit of testing the sharpness of a blade by rubbing it with my thumb and when I did so I ended up with quite a deep cut with very little pressure put on the blade so take a lot of care.
Very well made and useful tool however the only reason I have rated it 4 stars is that the sheath that comes with it is not the best material and easily rips. This is the only inferior part of this product. Other than the sheath this is a great buy.
Pros: Good value for money, good selection of tool, blades are sharp, feels and looks well made, ergonomic, sturdy locking mechanism for tools when in use, comes with a good handy sheath, 2 different belt loop settings on sheath
Cons: 25 year warranty if bought outside North America where it would have a full lifetime warranty. Saw had a slightly wobble, can be easily rectified by tightening screw. Lanyard ring is a bit redundant if using other tools as it gets in the way of other, unless you attach it to an releasable lanyard clip.
Will update product review if I have and more good or bad feedback.