Posts Tagged ‘multi tools’

Holiday Shopping: How to Spot a Quality Multi-Tool

Monday, December 17th, 2012

LED 130 LED Micro Pliers multi-toolA smart shopper always prepared to compare products. However, this kind of informed buying can be difficult when you’re shopping for a gift. Multi-tools, for instance, are sophisticated enough to offer dozens of different features. How can you be sure the multi-tool you purchase for a loved one will be used regularly, and that it will last? Our holiday shopping guide below is the answer. Read on to learn what to look for in a quality multi-tool.

Features. First, decide which features your gift recipient needs most. Multi-tools can be used for hunting, on-the-fly repairs, camping and much more. Figure out where and why the multi-tool will be used most – this will help you prioritize attachments and features. For instance, a computer technician would benefit from a tool that includes lots of slim screwdriver attachments for opening computer cases. Campers, on the other hand, would look for a saw blade (for cutting up firewood), a can opener, a strong knife and perhaps wire cutters for tent repair.

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Product Comparison: LED Pro Pocket Pliers Multi Tool vs. LED Micro Pliers Multi Tool

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

LED 150 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers Multi-Tool vs. LED 135 Micro Pliers Multi-ToolSmartphones 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).

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Product Comparison: LED Micro Pliers Multi Tool vs. LED Pocket Pliers Multi Tool

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

COAST's LED Micro Pliers Multi-Tool and LED Pocket Pliers Multi-ToolToo many choices – that’s how many modern consumers feel. The grocery store leaves us overwhelmed. The malls are so large and full of potential buying decisions that the elderly among us traipse through them for exercise. Well, we feel your pain, shoppers – and we want to make your multi-tool decision a little easier. The chart below compares two of our most popular multi-tools: the LED Micro Pliers multi-tool and the LED pocket pliers multi-tool. Our hope is that listing the basic information about each multi-tool side-by-side will help you figure out which is the best option for your needs.

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COAST Products Showcases Lighting and Multi-Tools at Snap-On Franchisee Conference

Monday, September 24th, 2012

A Sailor welds a bracket in the sheet metal shop.

Snap-On franchisees, associates and suppliers like COAST converged in Las Vegas Aug. 10-12 at the annual Snap-On Franchisee Conference. This conference is geared toward technicians, service workers and the companies that supply them. COAST participated as a leading supplier of multi-tools and LED flashlights.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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