The Gerber Dime Is The Most Valuable Change In Your Pocket During An Emergency
Love ’em or hate ’em, multi-tools are wildly popular across a variety of industries. Still, some folks shy away from them because the tools themselves can be a little hard to use. However, the compact Gerber Dime includes some handy tools that can really help you out in a pinch.
Gerber Dime Design Notes
- Model: Gerber Dime
- Weight: 2.2 oz.
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Color Options: Black, Red/Black, Green/Black, Blue/Black
- Length: 2-3/4 in. (folded), 4-1/4 in. (open)
While there are plenty of full size multi-tools in Gerber’s lineup, we look at the Gerber Dime as more of a light-duty multi-tool. At 2.2 ounces, this is a perfect keychain companion or an easy option to throw in your pocket or backpack.
As you would expect, this multi-tool features a butterfly-style hinge that exposes the spring-loaded needle nose pliers and wire cutter. While it seems simple, the spring action is incredibly helpful, especially since the Dime is only 4-1/4 inches long when unfolded. These pliers are also exceptionally narrow, so they’re perfect for getting into tight spaces.
In the closed position, you have easy access to the other tools. On one side, you have a pair of mini-scissors, a medium flat head driver, and a file that doubles as a small flat head driver. Flip it over, and you’ll find a fine edge blade, a retail package opener, and a pair of tweezers. Gerber also includes the obligatory bottle opener and a lanyard ring for added convenience.
Of the tools we just mentioned, the retail package opener is one of our personal favorites. The small angled blade it ideal for opening boxes and clamshell packaging safely.
- Needle nose pliers
- Spring-loaded pliers
- Wire Cutter
- Bottle Opener
- Fine edge blade
- Retail package opener
- Medium flat head driver
- Small flat head driver
Gerber Dime Price
The Gerber Dime has a retail price of $29.99 and comes with Gerber’s limited lifetime warranty.
The Bottom Line
There are so many great multi-tools in Gerber’s lineup, but I can see the Dime becoming my personal every day carry. What Gerber did right with this model is keeping it simple and not going overboard by including every possible tool under the sun. The compact design includes essential tools for tackling life’s everyday tasks, and to me, I believe less is more.