What is a portable multitool?
A portable multitool is a compact and versatile tool that can replace a multitude of standard tools in a compact form. It is designed to be carried and transported where standard tools aren’t handy, such as in a car, in a desk drawer, or in a purse. The tool is small enough and light enough to slip into a pouch of a tool belt or tuck into a camping duffel. It can even be kept on a keychain or in trouser pockets without being burdensome.
The multitool typically contains various components, such as pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, knives, and bottle openers. Pliers-based multitools are the most popular as they offer the most complete functionality and often have knife blades that lock in the open position, limiting the potential for injury. Knife-based multitools are typically smaller and easier to carry than pliers-based models but lack the functionality of pliers and wire cutters