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It feels good in the hand and looks elegant (to me)
on September 5, 2016
I purchased the Skeleton for my job (I work for a construction company in the shop) and perform a lot of maintenance when I just need something at hand immediately to get the job done.
The skeletool fits my needs perfectly, weighing a light 5.1 ounces. The knife can be accessed from the outside of the tool (a must have for me), and the tools on the Skeletool are paired down to be the essentials of what you need for everyday use. The pliers are strong, the wire cutters function flawlessly. It feels good in the hand and looks elegant (to me).
I made the mistake of not doing my research at first and buying a multi tool called the Crucial by Gerber before I bought my Skeletool. While similar in function, the form factor, ergonomics, weight, and quality were just...lacking in the Crucial. It was heavier, the pliers were weak, and really the only plus was that I could access the two (non swap-able) drivers with one hand.
Back to the Skeletool. The only complaint I have, and the reason for four stars is the locking system for the driver heads. There is a small tab that rocks in and out to tighten/loosen the drivers. I have had it come loose in me a few times, but since I became aware of how it functions, it hasn't given me any issues.
Bottom line: If you want a quality multi tool for edc, small repairs around house, shop, and that simply WORKS, you will not be disappointed with the Skeletool.