10 Multifunction Tools on the Market


Things happen. The garage door opener dies, and you left your door key in the house. You've planned ahead, though, and you've got a spare battery in the glove box. But what's this? You need a screwdriver to open the battery compartment? Now what?

It won't be a problem if you've got the little Clutch swinging from your key chain. This tiny Gerber multi-tool only weighs 2.5 ounces (71 grams) and claims 2.5 inches (6.35 centimeters) of space. But its bright red anodized aircraft aluminum grips open up to reveal a useful collection of tools. In addition to spring-action needle nose pliers like its big brother has, the Clutch contains a knife blade, small and medium flat head screwdrivers, a Phillips head screwdriver, bottle opener, nail file and tweezers. Its $20 price includes a limited lifetime warranty and a lot of potential for solving little problems [source: Bass Pro Shops, Gerber].

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