The Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel is one of the biggest, toughest multi-tools that also features the ease and convenience of wrist-flick deployment. That’s the story behind the Diesel Multi-Plier. We’re talking about an industrial-strength tool here. The kind that pulls no punches and shrinks for no task…regardless of how tough it might be. The individual stainless steel tools are bigger than average, and more rugged than normal. And each one locks into place for maximum safety and security with the Saf.T.Plus system. Maybe you could get by with a lesser tool. But why run the risk of all the cussing and fuming when you can own the multi-tool that rules the road? Diesel. The one tool you need when you can only carry one tool. One-handed opening Fully locking blades Includes Lifetime Limited Warranty Inboard tools Components:needlenose plierswire cutterpartially serrated knife bladecross point screwdriversmall, medium and large flat blade screwdriverscan openerbottle openerfilesawscissorsOverall Length: 6.61″ Closed Length: 4.92″ Weight: 8.6 oz.
Amazon Sales Rank: #769 in Home Improvement
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Dimensions: 1.50″ h x 5.00″ w x 9.63″ l, .53 pounds
Needle nose pliers, wire cutter, partially serrated knife blade, cross point screwdriver, small, medium and large flat blade screwdrivers, can opener, bottle opener, file, saw and scissors
One handed opening
Fully locked blades
Overall length 6.61-Inch, closed length 4.92-Inch and weight 8.6-Ounce
Lifetime limited warranty
My main concern was the strength of the pliers themselves (the Schrade was extremely strong and stable). I put this to the test immediately upon getting to work. I’m not sure what the reviewer who claimed the pliers had a design flaw was cranking on, but I cranked hex bolts/nuts, wing-nuts and all kinds of other fasteners with NO PROBLEMS! The needle-nose pliers were perfect for tight spots and sensitive moves with electronics, and I snipped everything from fishing-line to heavy-gauge wire and metal banding like butter with the snips.
The other issue I was concerned with was the ‘one-handed’ plier operation. This is really the key feature with any Gerber multi-tool, and I had NO problems at all getting the pliers to engage by flicking my wrist while holding one side of the two handles as instructed. It was a little stiff at first, but after a dozen or so flicks, the action was perfect.
Lastly, I was worried about all the reviews of the black coating coming off on the user’s hands. And right out of the box there was a small amount of black residue left on my hands after handling the tool for the first time. But I’ve had this problem with ANY black coated tool I’ve ever owned (try handling impact-driver sockets). I simply pulled out all the tools and wiped them off with a cloth and I haven’t had any of the residue on my hands at all since. My thoughts on this are if you are afraid of getting a little dirty, then maybe you better take up another hobby and let someone else handle the tools.
If you actually USE your tools, and don’t just buy them because they look cool, you will love having this on your hip. It is a fine looking unit, but it ain’t just a pretty face, it’ll tear up any job you use a multi-tool for.