Smartphones are changing the way we shop. According to a recent study from Ecoconsultancy, half of all American shoppers have used their mobile phones to compare prices and check out product reviews while shopping. Although our comparison-shopping prowess has certainly increased due to internet-enabled cell phones, it’s still not easy to figure out which purchase is best – especially for specialized products such as multi-tools. When you want high-quality knowledge about niche products, you have to go to the experts.
A multi-tool is a highly personalized thing – it’s a gadget that many people rely on daily. Therefore, you want to make sure you buy a multi-tool that will serve you well for years to come. Below, we compare two of our top-rated multi-tools, the Coast LED150 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers multi-tool (model #C5899B) and the Coast LED135 micro pliers multi-tool (model #C2899B).
|LED lights to illuminate task work||Two, one in front and one in back||One LED light in the handle|
|Blade Material||3Cr13 stainless steel||C3r13 stainless steel|
|Pliers||Yes, spring-loaded for one-handed operation||Yes, spring-loaded for one-handed operation|
|Serrated Blade||Yes, serrated section on main blade||Yes, separate serrated blade in addition to smooth-edge blade|
|Sure-Grip Rubber on Handle||Yes||Yes|
|Screwdriver(s)||Yes, includes small and medium screwdriver tips as well as Phillips head screwdriver tip||Yes, separate Phillips screwdriver blade and flathead screwdriver tip on bottle opener|
|LED Batteries||2 CR1616 batteries||2 CR927 batteries|
|File||No||Yes, with nail pick|
|Length when Closed||4 inches||3 inches|
|Bottle Opener/Cap Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Wire Stripper||No||Yes, on bottle opener|