Archive for the ‘Multi-Tools’ Category

Professional Power Tool Guide Reviews the COAST LED Pro Pocket Multi-Tool [Video]

Friday, July 27th, 2012

COAST LED Pro Pocket Multi-ToolHaving a good multi-tool you can trust in your everyday carry is important for active, fix-it types. Eric Jopp, a blogger and power tool reviewer at “Tools in Action” recently praised the COAST LED Pro Pocket Pliers multi-tool for its quality design and handy features. He was especially impressed with the LED lights at each end, which provide illumination whether you’re using the multi-tool’s knife blade or pliers.

“Overall the tool is very nice and handy,” he said. “If you’re looking for an inexpensive knife that will give you the tools you need, this is hard to beat.” (Read the full review.)


National Fishing and Boat Week Kicks off Summer

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s National Fishing and Boating Week is coming up June 2-10, 2012. This national celebration, which occurs annually on the first full week of June, coincides with the free fishing days in most states. This is the perfect time to update your tackle box with must-have fishing gear. (more…)

Celebrate National Trail Day | June 2

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Firemen In 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan stated in the “President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors” report that he believed all Americans should have the ability to find a hiking trail within 15 minutes of their homes. This statement evolved into the Trails for All Americans initiative, which helped form the annual National Trails Day in 1993. National Trails Day 2012 is on Saturday, June 2.

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COAST Product Reviews: Gear Guide Calls c5899 ‘One Sweet Multi-Tool’

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

LED Pro Pocket Pliers Multi ToolThe multi-tool market today is filled with flimsy models boasting frivolous bells and whistles. With the c5899 LED Pro Pocket Pliers, we wanted to get back to the basics by producing a rugged, hefty tool that offers maximum utility without all that fluff.

If a recent Gear Guide review of this multi-tool is any indication, it sounds like we hit our target. This concise and well-written review does a great job highlighting the main features of the c5899, describing it as “one sweet multi-tool.” Here’s a breakdown of what makes this tool special:


Show Your Multi-Tool Some Love: Maintenance Tips for Your Multi-Purpose Friend

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Relationships take work. You’ve heard all the metaphors – love is a two-way street; it takes two to tango; love begets love. The point is that you can’t just expect that special someone to cherish and nurture you without showing them some love, as well.

That rule is as true for your favorite stainless steel multi-tool as it is for your fiancé. Without regular attention, a multi-tool will begin to malfunction, just as a human in a rocky relationship might start “acting out.” Fortunately, both tools and human relationships can be improved with a little time and tender care.


How to Say Happy Valentine’s Day to Your Outdoor Enthusiast

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Multi-Tool LoveJust because Valentine’s Day occurs during the heart of the winter season doesn’t mean you can’t start looking forward to hiking and camping again when those warmer spring and summer days return. Indeed, in some parts of the world, Valentine’s Day is considered the first sign of spring.

This year, consider some helpful gadgets for your outdoor-loving significant other – such as an LED flashlight, folding knives or multi-tools. An LED flashlight may not sound like a romantic gift, but keep in mind that the gesture is a way of honoring your loved one’s hobby and letting him or her know you understand how important it is.


COAST Product Super Bowl Match-Ups: LED Pocket Pliers Multi Tool vs. Micro Tool Box Multi Tool

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Pocket Pliers vs. Micro Tool Box Multi ToolsWho will win today’s Coast Super Bowl matchup between our top multi-tools, beloved by hikers and handymen everywhere? On one end of the field, we have the ever-reliable LED Pocket Pliers Multi Tool; at the other end we have the versatile Micro Tool Box Multi Tool. Both of these multi-tools are loaded with various gadgets, and each is constructed from 400 series stainless steel.

Purchasing a multi-tool can be confusing, as consumers can easily become overwhelmed by all of the bells in whistles available on some of today’s models. The important thing when selecting a multi-tool is to identify which features are most important for your intended use. The touchstones of any quality multi-tool are utility and efficiency. The more gadgets a tool has, the heavier and bulkier it is – which means more isn’t always better.


3 Ways a Multi-Tool Can Come in Handy While Snowboarding

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Snowboarders view of life.American computer scientist Stephen C. Johnson has defined a successful tool as “one that was used to do something undreamt of by its author.” By this definition, a multi-tool is definitely a successful tool – it can be used in any number of unusual circumstances. This article explores how a multi-tool can be useful when snowboarding. We’re betting the developers of multi-tools probably didn’t anticipate that their inventions would be used by shredders, but there are at least three ways a multi-tool can come in handy when you’re snowboarding, including:

1. Tightening and Adjusting Your Bindings