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Smart, Compact, on Task: MultiTasker Tools

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If you're like me and you drive a truck every day, you probably keep a tool box in the back with a variety of tools in it. The tools for situations nobody wants to be in, but inevitably come up, when you're on the side of the road somewhere tightening a battery terminal or replacing an alternator. Well, much as if you carry a gun every day, and much like wanting to keep your truck running, you want a couple weapon specific tools for when you're not at home or close to a full armorer’s kit. After trying just about every multi-tool on the market, I came across MultiTasker Tools (@multitaskertools).

MultiTasker is a small company based out of Marietta, GA that sells some pretty unique tools made specifically for shooters. Their first tool, which the company is named for, is the Multitasker Series 3. The series 3 is a pocket tool very similar in intent (if not construction) to multi-tools from other manufacturers like Leatherman and Gerber. From the first time you pick up the tool, the weight and quality is prominent and obvious. Built specifically for shooters, the list of tools incorporated within the MT reads like a small armorer’s box:

Multitasker Tool 3
• CNC machined pliers (D2 tool steel) – Not investment cast
• Non-slip G10 scales (Black or Tan)
• 3/8” hex for LaRue mounts
• 1/2” hex for scope rings
• Dual lug M4 castle nut spanner wrench + screwdriver
• 3/32″ pin punch with 8-32 male thread for OTIS cleaning kit compatibility
• Radiused tip carbon scraper
• 3″ D2 tool steel knife blade – Plain edge or partially serrated
• Pocket clip (removable)
• 1/4″ magnetic bit driver with M16A2 FSP adjuster
• Includes these commonly used hex bits and a convenient bit carrier: No.1 Phillips, 3/32 Slotted, 3/16 Hex, 9/64 Hex, 1/8 Hex, 7/64 Hex, T10 Torx, T15 Torx “

Joe Dawson MultiTasker

The time and thought put into engineering the Multitasker Series 3 is apparent. It’s designed to answer just about any problem you might conceivably run into (like while participating in a defensive carbine or pistol class). The G10 scales ensure a nice firm grip that doesn’t slip when working with weapon lubricants. They did an excellent job fitting as many tools as they could into a compact package. You can find my personal Multitasker on my hip, in my load bearing equipment, or in my backpack, anytime I am carrying a gun or headed to the range. I purchased mine well over a year ago and I use it regularly, whether it's quickly changing a trigger in a Glock, tightening a castle nut, firming up that scope base, or any other spur of the moment tasks. There's no more carrying a bulky bag of tools, and I can get guns back online burning powder just as quickly. The Multitasker Series 3 MSRP is right around $180, which I think is more than reasonable for this high quality tool.

Multitasker Tool 4

Joe Dawson MultiTasker 2

If designing your own multi-tool wasn’t enough, they also joined forces with Emerson Knives to manufacture the Emerson Knives EDC-1. Despite slightly resembling the shape of a standard boy-scout pocket knife, the EDC-1 isn’t designed to just be your son’s first pocket knife. Made to the same strict standards as the MultiTasker Series 3, the EDC-1 houses an Emerson Micro Commander style blade (D2 tool steel) with their Wave Feature, an AWL punch and scraper, a Standard and Phillips screwdriver with 90/180 degree stops, a detachable prytool with bottle opener, and dual stepped wrench cutouts (both Standard and Metric). You can purchase the EDC-1 through the Emerson Knives website at for around $135.

MultiTasker also recently released a new pocket tool named the TWIST. Shaped like a sharpie marker, the TWIST is more than it appears. CNC machined out of T-6061, its main body has two screw off caps, which are sealed with O-rings to keep water out. Under one cap, which has an Aimpoint turret adjuster on its top, this little tool houses an AR15 front sight tool and ¼” bit holder that accepts the included hex bits. The other houses a carbon scraper, dental pick, and 3/32 punch, all of which thread on to the outside of the cap which is threaded for any 8-32 Otis technology type cleaning accessories. If a multi-tool isn’t quite your style, but you still want to have some ability to work with a firearm on the go, this little CNC machined piece of awesome definitely fits the bill at right around $50.

If I could get away with finding a smaller way to carry the same number of tools for my truck, in an equally smaller package, I definitely would. The ability to carry almost all the tools I need on the range, in a nice small package, is actually a reality. Using the right materials, MultiTasker has taken the concept of the average multi-tool and made strides in giving shooters durable, reliable, and functional tools. I encourage you to check one out if you get the opportunity.

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