As a passionate fisherman, multi-tools are one of the items I just cannot get enough. When I get into the store, I totally lose my mind and I behave like a woman who sees just that one pair of shoes that she’s been missing so far. You can imagine that I have a multi-tool for each possible purpose and life situation. RAVPower RP-TL001 5-in-1 Pocket Knife Plier Kit is a convenient multi-tool pocket knife for any indoor or outdoor activity. What makes it so special is the fact that it provides a screwdriver adapter which you can use with any bit set.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Pocket Multi-Tool
If you are an outdoor person, you certainly do understand the importance of carrying a multi-tool with you. In the past, it was a Swiss Army Knife that satisfied all your needs. These days, you want to do more complex things and you want to do them with ease and in less time. This is why it is important to choose the right tool for your needs.
The first thing you want to ask yourself is where you’re going to use it and for what purpose. This will make you think about the size of your multi-tool first. There are various sizes available on the market – from very small keychain tools, medium sized ones that can fit into your pocket and large ones that you can wear around your waist through a special belt.
Once you figured out the size, you can start thinking about the components that your multi-tool needs to contain. You may find it useful to have a screwdriver, while you may skip a can or bottle opener. This is really up to you. I advise you to skip tools with excessive features that don’t have a lot of sense. Go for common tools used for fixing and opening, since they are the most important ones.
Finally, think about the brand you want. I always go for brands proven for quality and I never experiment in that regard.
RAVPower RP-TL001 5-in-1 Pocket Knife Plier Kit
RAV Power Pocket Knife is a multi-purpose pocket toolkit that seamlessly transforms into a plier, can opener, knife/saw blade, bottle opener, and even a screwdriver. It is designed for outdoor activities, like camping, fishing or hiking, but it can serve as an EDC gear in the office or in the house. It is made of durable stainless steel in black color.
- Long lasting
- Ergonomic handle for both hands
- Built-in protection for safer use
- Sharp knife
- Pliers are thin and can’t handle the torque
- Screwdriver attachments don’t have a spot in the knife itself so
Features and Benefits
What makes RAVPower RP-TL001 5-in-1 Pocket Knife Plier Kit better than others is the fact that it provides a screwdriver adapter which I can use with either 9 in 1 set that goes with the tool or with any bit set that I have at home. They all fit the standard size of the adapter.
The knife in this set is very sharp. It also provides saw blades, which is a must for pocket knives and multi-tools. The compact plier feels very sturdy. I like how it fits in the multi-tool body without making the size of it bigger. Can and bottle openers are cool, but there is really nothing special to say about them.
Blades can be dangerous, and you can easily cut yourself without proper care. In order to make the multi-tool army Swiss knife safer to handle, RAVPower has included a safeguard that prevents the blade from accidentally closing on your fingers by requiring you to push inwards to fold it.
RAVPower made an ergonomic handle for both hands. That means that regardless of your dominant hand, this multi-tool has its innumerable tools within an ergonomic handle that’s symmetrically flat on both sides to suit both righties and lefties.
Bear in mind that this is not a keychain. This is neither a wallet multi-tool nor a credit card multi-tool, so do not expect it to be invisible and light. It is not heavy and large, but it is supposed to be carried on your waits hooked onto your belt.
Multitool Pocket Knife RAVPower 5-in-1 Multi-Purpose Folding Knives Keychain Plier Kit in Durable Black Oxide Stainless Steel for Outdoor Survival, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking
- Multi-purpose pocket tool kit: seamlessly transforms into a Plier, can opener, knife/ saw blade, bottle opener, and even a screwdriver with the included 9-in-1 bit set
- Built-in protection for safer use: discretely integrated safeguard prevents the blade from accidentally closing on your fingers by requiring you to push inwards to fold it
- Durable stainless steel tools: black oxide multifunctional knife sports a sleek, stealth look and will serve you impeccably over time without rusting
- Ergonomic handle for both hands: both righties and lefties can comfortably hold the tool kit to tackle all tasks with ease
- Infinite indoor & outdoor uses: multi-tool knife serves the purpose for camping, fishing, or hiking, as well as for everyday use around the house or office
Alternatives to Consider
Gerber MP600 Multi-Plier:
Gerber MP600 Bladeless is designed specifically for compliance with “No Knife” policies of industrial facilities, hospitals, and other similar institutions that limit the kinds of items people carry on their bodies, helping ensure safety in the workplace, while still giving you the benefit of this industrial-strength MP’s muscular multitude of tools. Its needle nose pliers, accessible with one-handed open, greatly simplify a wide array of tasks. It contains rotatable, replaceable Tungsten Carbide wire cutters, and a brawny, removable RemGrit saw, so you can take it along or simply take it out. The MP600 Bladeless also contains a Phillips driver, three separate sizes of flat heads, a file, scissors, a built-in ruler, a lanyard ring, and a can and bottle opener, all of which lock in place for safe application. Gerber limited lifetime warranty.
When it comes to price, it’s double more expensive than the RAVPower Pocket Knife.
Gerber MP600 Multi-Plier, Needle Nose, Black 
- 14 tools cater to a variety of tasks – at home, at work, or downrange.
- One-hand opening design is accessible + simple to use.
- Solid stainless steel construction offers durable use over time.
- Included ballistic nylon sheath keeps the tool ready at a moment’s notice.
- Proudly made in the USA at Gerber’s Portland, Oregon factory.
Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool:
The Leatherman Wave multi-tool is one of the most popular models with 18 tools. It was made famous by its outside-accessible blades that can be deployed with just one hand. It has larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters, and all-locking blades. It’s a step further with its premium replaceable wire cutters. Wave Plus is a perfect tool for quick fixes, tough jobs, and everything in between.
On the other side, it’s more than 5 times more expensive than RAVPower Pocket Knife.
LEATHERMAN – Wave Plus Multitool with Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters and Spring-Action Scissors, Stainless Steel
- READY FOR ANYTHING: The Wave is hands down our most popular multitool. We’ve updated it with premium replaceable wire cutters so it can tackle tough jobs for years to come.
- FIT MORE FUNCTIONALITY: A variety of pliers, replaceable wire cutters, wire stripper, plain and serrated knives, saw, spring-action scissors, ruler, can and bottle openers, files, and screwdrivers.
- LET’S BE PRACTICAL: Sometimes you only have one hand to spare. The Wave Plus only requires one hand to open and use all the tools, even the ones that aren’t accessible from the outside. And with all-locking blades, you can cut with confidence.
- ALWAYS ON HAND: With its compact size and lightweight design, you can stash your Wave Plus in your pocket and always have it when you need it.
- GUARANTEED: Our 25-year limited warranty ensures that your Leatherman will give you many years of dependable service. Just send it in and we’ll fix it up. All Leatherman multitools are made and repaired right here in the USA.
Overall, this multi-tool looks great and performs very solidly. I also think it represents perfect value for money. So, if you haven’t ordered it yet, you better hurry up and get one for your indoor and outdoor activities. It is time to become the handyman everyone wants you to be.