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The light and compact Gerber Dime keychain multitool takes the standard mini multitool to a whole new level with innovative components and a convenient design.

Gerber Dime Keychain Multitool

The light and compact Gerber Dime keychain multitool takes the standard mini multitool to a whole new level with innovative components and a convenient design.
  • $19.95

Item # 832504

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  • Besides the usual pliers, wire cutters, blade, scissors, screwdrivers, tweezers and file, the Dime includes a unique blade for cutting/scoring plastic clamshell packaging
  • Thoughtful design features a bottle opener that is exposed even when the tool is closed
  • The Gerber Dime keychain multitool is made with 3Cr13 stainless steel

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Gerber Dime Keychain Multitool

Specification Description
Best use Camping
Knife blade type Straight edge
Locking blade No
Number of blades 1
Max blade length (in.) 1.5 inches
Closed length 2.75 inches
Handle material Stainless steel
Blade material Stainless steel
Phillips screwdriver(s) Yes
Standard screwdriver(s) Yes
Bottle opener Yes
Tweezers Yes
Scissors Yes
Fingernail file Yes
Lanyard ring Yes
Pliers Yes
Wire cutter Yes
Weight 2.2 ounces

Gerber Dime Keychain Multitool

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Rated 1out of5
by fromFlimsy, but nice while it lasts I really like all the tools on the Gerber Dime, and they (specifically the blades, not the tool in general) seem to hold up to standard tasks just fine. The problem with this multi-tool in my opinion, is that the metal of the casing is weak. I've owned two Dimes, and on both of them the metal stops that are supposed to determine the "fully open" position of the tool have failed. The first Dime failed while I was using the pliers to do some relatively light work. The casing bent, rendering the pliers portion of the tool useless. On the second Dime, the knife bent the casing out of place, making the blade sit at an odd angle to the handle. Each tool on the Dime would have to fail individually to make this tool completely useless, but it seems like every time I use a tool, it fails.
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 4out of5
by fromGood for backpacking If it's not clear by the photo, this is a very small tool. It's small enough to fit on a key chain, and light enough to perhaps even attach to a zipper pull. However, its small size makes it difficult to use as an everyday item. A tool this small certainly can't be as sturdy as the full-size version, nor can it be as easy to use. You'll be making use of your finger nails to open the tools inside the handle. BUT... If you want the gear repair and survival benefits of a multitool without adding a lot of weight to your pack, that's when the Gerber Dime is a clear winner. It's incredibly small and light, and can be easily hung from your bag or put in your first aid kit. Its small pliers are surprisingly strong for what they do, and with fine tips and a spring to provide accuracy, they make great tweezers, in addition to the tiny tweezers that slide out of the handle. I've used the pliers on this bad boy to grab hot plates, repair gear, and remove splinters. Indispensable, and really, probably best if put in your first aid kit. Hopefully Gerber realizes the ultralight potential of this and replaces the box cutting attachment with something like a fire starter!
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat little tool Love this little too, especially the blade designed to open heavy plastic packaging. It fits on my key change and goes where I go.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 4out of5
by fromDime preferred over the Squirt Have both the Gerber Dime and the Leatherman Squirt. While the two are comparable I anticipate using the Dime more regularly. The tool selection is similar but I find that the tools in the Dime are useable more often. The box opener always comes in handy and saves dulling the main blade. The bottle opener is definitely easier to use than the Squirt. Finally, I wanted tweezer for pulling ticks when in the back country. True, neither tool is suitable for the workshop, but great for backpacking without adding much weight to the pack and handy to have in the pants pocket for whatever.
Date published: 2012-06-16
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat for backpacking Just the right amount of useful tools to do repair without a huge muti-tool.
Date published: 2013-07-01
Rated 5out of5
by fromI never leave home without it! A great tool to have for 'just in case'! Small enough for any pocket. I'm a computer/network technician by trade and this multi-function tool has come in handy when I didn't have my other tools with me.
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat value Great for the money...bought two and both have been acceptable in quality.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 1out of5
by frompliers are useless I bought a knife combo pack and first time I used the pliers they bent. I was using them to bend light weight sheet metal for a stove wind screen. returned bought just the knife.
Date published: 2014-01-10

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