It has removable tweezers (most people forget about this tool on it), as well as the oh-so-useful package opener. The bottle opener was a selling point for the dime, as the squirt's bottle opener is a joke, in addition to being inconvenient to access, so I ended up carrying a separate bottle opener. What essentials do you carry on a daily basis? I had the Gerber Clutch, which I think the Dime replaced. Fixed a lot of eyeglasses, springs, small gadgets etc. But it was not until World War 2 when the famous swiss knife ‘a portable multitool’ became popular and widely used. The Squirt PS4 has a better knife and a superior file. So it will be quick and dirty comparison between the two: Gerber is better than PS4: Leatherman squirt or Gerber dime. Adapun materialnya, Gerber Dime diusung dengan menggunakan 3Cr13 Stainless Steel, sedang Leatherman Squirt PS4 menggunakan 420HC … The can opener on the squirt is worthless and the file on the dime is worthless. Search for reviews on youtube, they're pretty useful. The Squirt has really nice scissors but no clamshell opener, … Could that wobblyness not be fixed by tightening the screws at the joints? In even the most crowded pockets the Dime will virtually disappear. When it comes to the use of power tools, there is always a rise in competition, amongst all the top brands in the market. edit:The squirt bottle opener also works well enough. - Leatherman Squirt PS4, Leatherman Micra, - Gerber Dime, Gerber Dime Travel. - Leatherman Squirt PS4, Leatherman Micra, - Gerber Dime, Gerber Dime Travel. Gerber Dime’s tweezers have a higher risk of getting lost due to the detachable design. Versatility . The Gerber Dime knife has a larger blade than the Leatherman Squirt and Micra. Location: Paradise . Aftetr all, Leatherman made their forture by bringing a plier based folding tool to market, and the squirt is of that ilk. 23 posts / 0 new . We first reviewed the Dime back in 2013, and for most that time it was the top choice among micro pocket tools but this is the first time that it has actually found its way to the TOP 5 multi-tools overall. If you mean bottle opener, well I can open beer bottles with it, but then again you can open beer bottles with anything. Either the Gerber Dime or the Leatherman Squirt PS4 will be a great piece to drop on a keychain or bum around in your pocket for some suburban living. I've used the Gerber warranty service once to replace a "Vise" that broke, and it worked as well as Leatherman's (which I've used a few times). The squirt is very useful, and also better looking (imo). This month’s update of the Gerber Dime review is a milestone for this micro multi-tool. Hands down the Leatherman. - Leatherman Squirt PS4, Leatherman Micra, - Gerber Dime, Gerber Dime Travel. Couldn't be happier :) However, I just the other day ordered a Squirt PS4 as a complement to go on my keychain - just in case. Ya tengo una P4, pero para convertirse en mi compañera diaria, el propósito para lo que la compré, le faltó el tener unas tijeras. The Dime isn’t a bad tool, and it’s anywhere from $5-15 cheaper than the PS4, but I prefer the PS4. Dime Vs Leatherman Squirt PS4. The leatherman has a much nicer finish, feel, and looks cooler. Also used and gifted Leatherman Style PS to a colleague. And I do plan on getting the Shard as well, forgot to mention that. I also like the Leatherman Squirt for a lightweight, basic option. 23 posts / 0 new . I'm also getting the Gerber Shard which has a bottle opener, and if that one is good then the opener on this tool is less important. This month’s update of the Gerber Dime review is a milestone for this micro multi-tool. Note that the blade does not lock in … The other features of Leatherman Micra include a 4.7-inch ruler, a nail file, a nail cleaner, and three screwdrivers. Offline . Edit: My personal favourite by far is the Leatherman mini tool - a now End of Life model, but if you can find it second hand on eBay it's a great mini-multitool. Which one? Solid 1.6" blade - 420HC steel used, good edge holding. But the Dime is one of the few things that Gerber makes very well. Size and Weight Both of the two models are compact and lightweight. Leatherman squirt or Gerber dime. The Leatherman Squirt PS4 is the lightest folding multitool we reviewed, clocking in at under 2oz. The Leatherman Squirt may be a little expensive for a small tool, but the fact is that it is a really good small multi-tool to have, means that it is worth every dollar you spend on it. Un poquito de desbarre... Con motivo de mi última entrada en el blog he acabado comparando varias multiherramientas mini del tipo Squirt de Leatherman. If you really feel like you need two knife blades on such a small multi tool the Vise provides them. Log in or register to post comments . (not sure how to edit post on mobile) I'm also getting the Gerber Shard, in case this changes any recommendations. The Leatherman Wingman is a great all around multitool for those who dont want to shell out $100+ for some of the others on this list. Here is our round by round, blow by blow, call of the battle of the mini multi-tools… Best Design and Function: Gerber Dime. Super excited. The Dime does beat out the Squirt with its inclusion of tweezers and a useful little box cutter. Small tools are inherently more difficult to use than full-size ones. Carried a lot of 1$ metal card Chinese multi-tools. Design . Leatherman Juice S2 A great mid-range multitool for your pocket, the Leatherman Juice S2 is a slim 3.25 inches long, but packs a robust 2.6-inch blade and larger-than-average scissors. Comparison of the Leatherman Micra, Leatherman Squirt, Gerber Dime and Victorinox Classic Swiss army knife EDC tools. The scissors are small but decent but I really miss the squirt's tweezers. It was also relatively heavy and had no scissors. - Leatherman Squirt PS4, Leatherman Micra, - Gerber Dime, Gerber Dime Travel. In assessing portability, it is size and weight that primarily determine portability. For build quality and overall usefulness though, we say go with the Dime. Gerber Dime Travel ($25) Vs. Leatherman Style PS ($25) The gimmick here is simple — since blades and airlines don’t mix, Gerber and Leatherman took … I just think that the Dime has a more useable tool set - for me at least. I'd have a hard time recommending any Gerber tools over their respective Leatherman variants, but which features are most important to you? Morry Banes May 18, 2018 Reviews No Comments. I am currently giving serious thought to lightening my edc so I have been looking at the dime vs squirt vids too. Pros: Very small and light (closed length 3.2 inches, weight 1.9 oz). I'd rather see it getting use than sitting in a shoebox or drawer somewhere. The other being the Shard. I'm not sure how well the drivers in the Dime would perform with heavy duty stuff as Gerber is notorious for its shoddy metals and heat treating. Those are pretty much all the necessary features I'm looking for, but I think pliers/scissors would be handy to have on an EDC as well. Durability. Lots of Leatherman Styles and Squirts, lots of Gerber Dimes, a few larger models like the Juice and Wave /u/Subaru92 mentioned. Solid 1.6" blade - 420HC steel used, good edge holding. Materials . Pros: Very small and light (closed length 3.2 inches, weight 1.9 oz). Also used and gifted Leatherman Style PS to a colleague. Thanks! It is a decent tool, worth noting that it’s very cheap but without ending up being a low quality Chinese product. The Leatherman Squirt PS4 is a popular keychain model and competitor to the Gerber Dime. The bottle opener on the Gerber works. I prefer the knife on the Gerber, the scissors on the Squirt, the pliers are comparable. I still like the package opener and knife on the Dime better, and don't have much use for the file so that's not a selling point for the PS4 for me. I also have no real need for the file. Which one? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. My understanding is that Gerber has a lifetime warranty (25 years outside of the USA). So it will be quick and dirty comparison between the two: Gerber is better than PS4: Gerber makes the Dime the second smallest product in our test. Offline . On the other hand, Gerber Dime comes with wire cutters, a package opener, a coarse/fine file, a cross driver, and a medium flat-head driver. For build quality and overall usefulness though, we say go with the Dime. Last seen: 2 weeks 1 day ago . I'm a Squirt fan. The scissors and pliers are okay for the size, but you cant really do anything too much with them. This isnt to say that the squirt is bad. Joined: 07/31/2017 - 16:06 . The pliers of the Dime are better operated with fingertips than with your fist. Last seen: 2 weeks 1 day ago . Gerber Dime or Leatherman Squirt PS4. I really do like the features and price, but I do want to ensure it lasts for my needs as well. I've cut through single stand barbed wire with my Leatherman Squirt keychain. The bottle opener on the Gerber works. The Dime is Gerber’s main entry in the micro multi tool market. Thanks for stopping by! As I mentioned in the intro, I bought this along with the Gerber Dime. After that I instead got a Leatherman Style PS and a separate knife (SRM 763). The Squirt PS4 replaced the now-retired Squirt P4 which I have logged many miles on (note pictures below). Gerber vs Leatherman – The Comparison To simplify things down, many people since decades tried to come up with portable designs to combine all the very necessary tools into one. Leatherman uses 420HC steel on this compared to the Chinese mixed steel that Gerber often uses. This item Leatherman 831230 Squirt PS4 Tool Gerber Dime Mini Multi Tool - Black Leatherman Sidekick - Multipurpose DIY multi-tool made in the USA with 14 built-in tools, all-locking features, a saw, pliers, screwdrivers and a bottle opener, in stainless steel with a nylon sheath The first significant difference between Leatherman Micra vs Gerber Dime is their heads. Carried a lot of 1$ metal card Chinese multi-tools. Morry Banes May 18, 2018 Reviews No Comments. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Best Multi Tool – EDC – Leatherman Vs Gerber Vs Victorinox and more September 3, 2020 April 19, 2018 by Brian Writing an article on the best multi-tool is stirring up a hornet’s nest, and I’m well aware many people will strongly disagree with the conclusions in this write-up. The Dime has package opener and tweezers tools that are not on the Squirt, and a better bottle opener. On the other hand, Gerber Dime comes with plier heads and integrated scissors. Leatherman has tweezers (that I lost) and the Gerber has scissors. Yeah, Gerber also have a good warranty, but from my (and other's) experience - Leatherman's works a bit better (especially the "no questions asked" policy). These tools are very different when it comes to design. Leatherman Squirt vs. Gerber Dime. I personally prefer the 2D phillips over the 3D in my pocket tools, because the tip it can also be used for small flat head screws and various prodding jobs. Tue, 09/01/2020 - 12:58 #1. lampliter. Gerber Suspension NXT vs. Leatherman Wingman Photo Comparison Overview Review 3926 Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers gerleatherberman The blade of the Leatherman Crunch, on top, opens from within the pliers while the blade on the Gerber Bear Grylls opens from the outside. This Leatherman Squirt PS4 Review comes after downsizing some of my EDC pocket tools. Also used and gifted Leatherman Style PS to a colleague. I've used the Gerber warranty service once to replace a "Vise" that broke, and it worked as well as Leatherman's (which I've used a few times). Leatherman squirt or Gerber dime. edit to add: If this is all that you're looking for (bottle opener, small knife, straight and phillips screw driver) I'd suggest getting the Gerber shard (which is actually a decent piece of kit & contains Phillips, bottle opener, mini pry bar and flat screwdriver) and the Leatherman Style (scissors, small knife, tweezers and small flat screwdriver). The only difference is the PS4’s lack of tweezers and box cutter. Apr 9, 2018 #11. Versatility . Leatherman Micra comes with scissors heads, and it does not have any plier. The dime is probably cheaper and if it breaks it is guaranteed for life. BTW, I have several variations on the Gerber shortcut - which appears to be similar to the Dime (maybe an older version) and it actually is a pretty nice tool, but it still is almost incomparable to any of my Leatherman(s): The fit and finish of the Leatherman tools are phenomenal. It was the hands down winner. Gerber vs Leatherman – The Comparison To simplify things down, many people since decades tried to come up with portable designs to combine all the very necessary tools into one. Value for $ User rating. Leatherman Squirt ES4 vs PS4 is a ‘must-read’ especially when your choice is on this multitool finally. The Leatherman’s cheapest multi-tool includes a knife, scissors, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, tweezers, a nail file, and a bottle opener. But regardless, the Leatherman products that compete directly with the Dime are the Micra and the Squirt. Fixed a lot of eyeglasses, springs, small gadgets etc. While like the op I am leaning towards the Leatherman, but having a … After reviewing both Multi-Tools independently, this video compares them head to head. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Gerber Dime Review (vs Leatherman Squirt P4) I'm going to write this review over a quiet drink - you have been warned. Gerber Suspension NXT vs. Leatherman Wingman Photo Comparison Overview Review 3926 Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers gerleatherberman The can opener on the squirt is worthless and the file on the dime is worthless. The flat phillips driver works great if you keep in mind that it is a keychain tool. Now as far as quality goes. It is slightly larger and heavier than the Leatherman Micra but still offers a good mix of tools in a very small package. For heavy duty work you'll want a real screwdriver, no matter what pocket tool you have with you. The Dime is a tiny bit longer due to the external bottle opener. I did a lot of research before purchasing my PS4 and I could not be happier. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool [31-000750] at Amazon.com. ), I'm trying to decide now between the Gerber Dime and the Leatherman Squirt PS4. The Gerber Dime is ok as a tool, but manufacture quality isn't as good as the Leatherman ones. Design . Gerber Dime weighs 2.1 ounces while Leatherman Squirt PS4 weighs 1.9 ounces. The Gerber Dime is a compact and lightweight multi-tool that fits perfectly in your pocket. Leatherman Squirt PS4 The Leatherman Squirt may not have as many tools as the Dime, but it makes up for it by being smaller and lighter, even though its made with better materials. That said, the video says that the Leatherman warranty is better than Gerber's. Thinking this was a faulty unit, I returned it to the store and got a new one. Do you think the Dime would last that long? Welcome to an environment focusing on discussion, recommendation, and news about the brand, as well as the entire category of multitools (mostly Leatherman of course). I have found the squirt pliers handy for things ranging from getting hood out the mouth a wriggling trout, to tightening up the loose antenna on my old Toyota Tacoma when I saw it wobbling in the wind. Also, does anyone know how well those 2D Phillips drivers work? The 25 year warranty is also awesome in case you actually manage to kill one. 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