|Manufacturer||Gerber Legendary Blades|
|Item Weight||2.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2.75 x 4 x 0.6 inches|
|Item model number||30-000469|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||12|
|Number of Handles||1|
Gerber 30-000469 Dime Mini Multi-Tool, Black
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- Sturdy stainless steel construction
- Compact, lightweight size fits perfectly in pocket - a daily companion for any task
- 10 tools: Needle nose spring-loaded pliers, Wire cutter, Fine edge blade, Retail package opener, Scissors, Medium flat driver, Crosshead driver, Bottle opener, Tweezers, File
- Convenient, easily accessible butterfly opening
- Overall length: 4.25 inches, Closed Length: 2.75 inches
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The idea is simple: always be prepared. The Dime is a mini multi-tool with an impressive list of features, ensuring you are ready for anything. This butterfly open tool fits on your keychain yet has 12 useful tools. Available in multiple colors and a bladeless version as well.
We took the standard keychain multi-tool and made it better. In addition to stainless steel pliers, wire cutters, a fine edge blade, spring-loaded scissors, flathead screwdriver, crosshead driver, tweezers and file, the Dime includes a unique blade designed to safely cut and score plastic packaging and a bottle opener that is exposed even when the tool is closed.
- Spring loaded needlenose pliers, standard pliers, & wire cutters
- Bottle opener
- Fine edge blade
- Retail package opener
- Medium flat head driver & cross driver
- Coarse + fine file & lanyard ring
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|Item Dimensions||2.75 x 4.00 x 0.60 inches||4.10 x 0.87 x 1.80 inches||4.25 x 1.00 x 4.25 inches||1.75 x 0.50 x 4.35 inches||9.75 x 4.13 x 5.63 inches||6.60 x 2.50 x 0.75 inches|
|Item Weight||2.20 ounces||7.20 ounces||6.40 ounces||0.50 lbs||0.51 lbs||0.50 lbs|
We took the standard keychain multi-tool and made it better. In addition to stainless steel pliers, wire cutters, a fine edge blade, spring-loaded scissors, flathead screwdriver, crosshead driver, tweezers and file, the Dime includes a unique blade designed to safely cut and score plastic packaging and a bottle opener that is exposed even when the tool is closed. Compact and lightweight, the Dime is the most valuable change you'll find in your pocket.
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I have a Leatherman Squirt and a Victorinox Midnite Manager that are comparable in size to this tool, and they are in a different league in terms of quality. I realize that each of those tools are about double the cost of this one, but the $10-$15 savings is not worth it. Those tools can be used daily, whereas I don't see myself bothering to use this one. I'd return it if it were worth the trouble.
I just couldn’t justify continuing to carry it. Reluctantly, I purchased the Dime for about half the price, thinking if I had to ditch it, it wouldn’t be a huge deal. However, I quickly realized that everywhere the Squirt fell short the Dime has an answer for and most importantly its half the price!
Most of what I use the multi tool for is opening boxes, which the Dime has a box opener, saving the blade for other tasks. The sheepsfoot blade on the Dime is a great and useful design. The Squirt has a single blade, which dulled after opening boxes and ventilation was covered in tape glue.
The Squirt doesn’t have a real bottle opener, something I always wished for. The Dime has a full opener built in. It doesn’t make it as ergonomic as the Squirt, but seems like the only way to get a full size opener on the tool.
Last the Dime has a pair of tweezers. I often tried using the pliers on the Squirt for smaller tasks better suited for tweezers, for example splinters.
All of the other tools and uses are about the same as the Squirt. I do have some concerns about the powder coating on the Dime vs the steel of the squirt, but time will need to tell how it holds up.
Overall, the Dime is on par with, if not edges out the Squirt in several areas and is only half the price! If you lose it or need to ditch it, you won’t lose your mind over the sub $20 tool.
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I wanted an EDC knife which would be handy for opening boxes, tightening or loosening the odd screw etc.
When it came it was packaged well and look good but I could tell straight away that the black finish would not last and sure enough, it has already exposed the bare metal at the 'hinge' end where you open the pliers and has started rubbing off on the body even from just being in my pocket.
This doesnt bother me so much and I suppose it will still look ok 'weathered'.
The build quality is probably where it should be for this price range. All the tools are accessible although the small driver/file sits slightly proud of the body, which is annoying for me.
Had the knife for a couple of weeks now. I've used most of the tools so far, with mixed results:
Bottle Opener: Fine, does what its supposed to sometimes takes two bites to get the cap off.
Box Opener: Excellent. Use it a lot.Don't know how I will be able to sharpen it when it dulls, but will worry about that at the time.
Broad Flat Driver: Ok, didn't slip. also used it as a pry which I probably wouldn't do again as I don't think it would take it.
Small Driver/Phillips: Ok, I can see it wearing quickly as it wont fit all phillips heads perfectly.
Pliers: The pliers are OK-to a point, You are never going to get enough grip to do anything major but the they will probably do light duty ok.
And that's as good as it gets, it gets worse from here:
File: Useless, can't even file my nail. In an akward position too as the key chain hoop gets in the way.
Wire cutters: Poor, struggle to cut 2.5mm multi strand cable. Got jammed on the cable then you have to use both hands to open the pliers again. Finally got there after 6-7 attempts but only by mashing the cable.
Scissors: Poor, can cut 5 sheets of A4 max. Tried to cut a fabric plaster for a cut and they couldn't do it, just splayed out and the fabric went between the blades.
Tweezers: Poor, tried to pull a wayward hair from my cheek and they just didn't grip. This was the main reason I chose the Gerber over the Leatherman Squirt.
Knife: Oh dear! Terrible! The first task I used this knife for was stripping a cable for a plug and it cut into and stripped the insulation fine. I was really impressed and thought I was onto a winner but that's it. When the scissors failed to cut the plaster I though "no worries, I'll use the knife" but it just doesn't have any bite. The tip is blunt now and the kantana shape which I thought was cool is just annoying. If you run it over a sheet of papaer even with a fair bit of pressure all you are left with is a dent, not even a score.
I'm going to try and sharpen the blade and see if things improve. If they do I'll bump it up by a star.
Ultimately I don't think I will have this knife long, unless I can sharpen the blade. But if it lets me down again with the scissors for example, I'll have to replace it.
Unfortunately the Dime proved too desirable and too portable and I believe mine was swiped at work. I will buy another in black if the price comes down again but would definitely recommend anyone after something handy gets one of these. I have bought a bigger leatherman plier multitool which is great but I really do miss the small size of this tool.
The big question is, would I buy another one to replace this one if I break this one? Probably yes, now that the price has come down a bit more from when I bought it :(
If you're after a pocket sized multi tool, go for a Victorinox or Leatherman instead. This may be cheaper but it's a false economy.
Okay so I have read other reviews on here about the Gerber Dime and many people report that their multitool has broken with use. I think perhaps people are forgetting that this NOT a heavy duty piece of equipment - it's a mini lightweight multitool for doing small things, like opening up packaging, cutting string, opning bottles of beer and other minor things.
I've had my purple Gerber Dime for a month now and I am delighted with it. Just remember it's limitations and it works a treat. I keep mine on my keyring and gets used on a daily basis for all sorts of things. From opening post and packages, to cutting small annoying loose threads on my clothes.
Opening up the Dime tools for use, it's quite stiff, but perhaps after months of regular use, it will loosen up a bit.
All tools fold away bar the bottle opener at the end of the Dime. It's fixed in place, but it's a very good tool indeed - It gets a good hold of the cap and removes it with ease. Wish the same could be said about my Victorinox Manager.
My favourite tool is the dedicated package opener. I'd normally use a regular knife to open up parcels etc, but this package opener works like a charm, and cuts through those annoying plastic heat-sealed packages like a knife through butter. If it can cut through that, it can easily cut through cardboard and paper!
Also has a regular knife on the Dime, also great for cutting through packaging and the like. Very sharp, so be careful with it.
Scissors are great. Cuts threads easily from clothing, or when I'm sewing. Also breezes though wrapping paper and sticky tape.
Th pliers I have not used yet, but they seem durable enough for small jobs. Always handy to keep on your person, you never know when you might need them.
Small flathead screwdriver and nail file I have never used yet. Although the nail file seems rather pathetic and too small to do the job intended for it. An afterthough perhaps?
Also if you look closely, there is tweezers tucked away in one of the arms of the Dime. It's very flat and compact, you won't notice it was there unless you were actually looking for it. The tweezers work very well, mostly for plucking hairs and removing splinters from my fingers when that happens.
Overall a great little multitool, just remeber it's limitations and you'll get along with it like two peas in a pod. I don't know how I managed without it before...it has a million uses and I use mine every single day without fail. I love the metallic purple colour of my Dime and I take great care not to scratch or bash it about. I understand that the colour starts to scratch off with much use and abuse after a while.
Overall, great wee tool. Love it so much. Reccomend.
There's a rumour that there's a pair of tweezers included, but I certainly haven't been able to find them.
At first I was impressed with the product and the fact that it is almost half the price of the Leatherman but the old saying "Buy cheap, buy twice" has come very true in my opinion. I
First the good points:
I liked the fact that the blade was ground on both sides as opposed to Leathermans single sided blade
Tweezers are a good addition but fiddly to get to
Box opener was unexpectedly useful
Tool has a solid feel to it
I work as a landscape gardener so the tool got a lot of use doing various tasks and this is where the problems started to show themselves. I have a realistic expectation of what I expect a tool to be capable of doing so would not consider the use it had to be unreasonable.
Here are the bad points in my opinion:
Bottle opener gets in the way and was removed
small screwdriver snapped
Files too small to be of any real use
Wire cutters on pliers pretty inefficient
moderate pressure on pliers caused them to bend out of shape
In summary you get what you pay for. If you want a good value cheap tool for occasional light use the Gerber Dime is an ideal purchase but if you want a tool that is robust and will stand the test of time save up and but the Leatherman version which will serve you well for a lot longer.
Few things I really like compared to the PS4 are the included package opener and more of a needle nose plier. However the lack of a full-size file that the opener obviously replaced is disappointing, and which one you find more useful will probably dictate your purchase of either the leatherman PS4 or gerber dime.
The knife is good and has a nice design, and is a v-grind rather than a flat-grind, which is preferable for such a small knife, which leatherman doesn't do (and annoyingly so). Overall if you can't shell out for a PS4, then this is a perfect alternative, as it's decent and has a good price tag; but I'm unsure at how long it might last, but it still comes with gerber's 25-year guarantee, so that's something.
I still think the Leatherman is vastly superior in every way imaginable, and this tool will age quickly as the paint already is scraping off as I open and close it, so if money isn't a problem and the package opener isn't important, I do recommend the Leatherman PS4 rather than the Gerber Dime.
On it's own though, it's a good product, a good size and weight, and very cheap for the versatility it provides.
Overall, it's a nice looking, functional, well made micro tool. I keep it in my back pack and make regular use of the pliers, cutter, blade and scissors - and occasional use of the screwdriver ends. However, if a file and tweezers are really important to you, this may not be the tool for you though!
Despite the tiny size, it's huge on potential. It's been used to fix all sorts of things big and small with the car, as well as a little DIY and helping to build a shed. The metal is light, but rigid, although I would want to use a spanner to turn the screwdriver blade for fear of bending it....
As a high quality, great looking, compact tool set, I think you'd be hardpressed to get better, especially at this price point. works great as a keyfob too!
This was meant to be an unpgrade from my old victorinox classic which I lost, but the victorinox was so much better, lovely precise scissors which were soo good and all the bits were lovely and springy to snap in and out. I had originally wanted to buy a more expensive brand of a small multi tool that is more than double the price of this, I am know considering buying that one now. After all you do get what you pay for..