Stuff We Love: The Gerber-Suspension NXT Multi-Tool
This multi-tool might come pretty close to replacing your toolbox outright.
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Why bring an entire toolbox to the job when just one tool can do the trick?
While that might be a slight exaggeration of the adaptability and versatility of the Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool, it’s really not that far off. Calling this multi-tool a “pocket knife”, while technically accurate, seems a bit reductive. Sure, it shares a few traits with the classic red–and-white Swiss army knife, but it also offers much, much more.
Take, for instance, the number of tools packed into this compact device. Old-school pocket knives typically have around five to seven attachments. The Gerber Suspension-NXT, on the other hand, has fifteen tool attachments, including:
- Needle-nose Pliers
- Wire Stripper
- Flathead Driver
- Can Opener
- Serrated Blade
And it’s not just that this multi-tool contains a lot of tools, either. When he got the chance to try out the Supension-NXT himself, professional woodworker and Family Handyman contributor Marty Dyck was notably impressed by the design and sturdy build of the multi-tool.
“Everything is easily retractable,” said Marty. “It’s really heavy-duty, but lightweight at the same time.”
Even though it won’t flat-out replace the full-sized versions of the tools it contains, this multi-tool will more than hold up in most smaller applications and could really be a life-saver for someone in a pinch.
“It’s something that’s really handy,” said Marty. “If you don’t want to keep it in your pocket, at least keep one in your car.”
For all of Marty’s thoughts on this and several of our other favorite pocket tools, watch the video below: