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
  • File
  • Awl
  • Ruler
  • Can Opener
  • Scissors
  • 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.”

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For all of Marty’s thoughts on this and several of our other favorite pocket tools, watch the video below: