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    Widdler
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    The Gerber Compact model multi-tool is absolute rubbish. Pliers collapsed with very minimal pressure. Disappointing to say the leased.

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    Super Moderator Jon Doran's Avatar
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    That's interesting, I'd send it back if that's the case. I have a Gerber Compact Sport multi-tool that I've been using for around ten years now, actually I had them in Nepal in 1999, so even longer, and they're still going strong. The pliers on the Compact Sport do fine for wire cutting and general gripping, though they're not as rugged feeling as conventional, full-weight pliers, but then they're needle-nosed things and it's a lightweight tool, so I didn't really expect them to be.

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    i heard that gerber got bought out by someone a couple of years ago (i want to say asda, but it's not!)

    I wouldn't expect much from the BG branded stuff, like a 'economy range'. They *look* interesting, though!

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    Goon
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    Rei.com have big orange BG knives that look interesting.

    not sure if they have a 'room service' whistle and emergency motel locator ;-)

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    I have one of the full size gerber skeleton type multi tools and have been using it for around 3 years. I have found it brilliant and very hard wearing. Traditionally gerber kit has been top notch.

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    Goon Bryan Mclaughlin's Avatar
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    When you say the pliers collapsed what specifically do you mean?

    I have SOG Paratool which has the plier head fold in quiet easily by design.

    Gerber have reasonable quality though I did hear that that first batch of BG knives could fail when being used to split wood via batoning.

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