Durability. The Squirt has really nice scissors but no clamshell opener, … Also used and gifted Leatherman Style PS to a colleague. They're sturdier, lighter and Leatherman does a better job of heat treating their steel than Gerber does - IMHO - but then Gerber isn't known for good QC anymore. 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. My understanding is that Gerber has a lifetime warranty (25 years outside of the USA). But it was not until World War 2 when the famous swiss knife ‘a portable multitool’ became popular and widely used. Could that wobblyness not be fixed by tightening the screws at the joints? 23 posts / 0 new . I was debating between the Gerber Dime and the Gerber Vise before settling on the Leatherman Squirt PS4. Adapun materialnya, Gerber Dime diusung dengan menggunakan 3Cr13 Stainless Steel, sedang Leatherman Squirt PS4 menggunakan 420HC … 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 two … Location: Paradise . The file on the Squirt is amazing but I've never had a purpose for it. The Squirt PS4 replaced the now-retired Squirt P4 which I have logged many miles on (note pictures below). I also feels more substantial than those other multi-tool blades. 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). Thanks for stopping by! Leatherman multitools - especially their smaller offerings (like the Style, Style CS, Style PS, Micra, Squirt, etc.) - Leatherman Squirt PS4, Leatherman Micra, - Gerber Dime, Gerber Dime Travel. Like, comment, and if you're not subscribed, please consider. Otherwise, the two tools are very similar in size and features. So it will be quick and dirty comparison between the two: Gerber is better than PS4: The Gerber Dime is a compact and lightweight multi-tool that fits perfectly in your pocket. So it will be quick and dirty comparison between the two: Gerber is better than PS4: The leatherman has a much nicer finish, feel, and looks cooler. One cannot exert nearly as much force on the pliers of the Dime, even disregarding the construction and strength limitatio… Here are some of the similar models and how they compare. Solid 1.6" blade - 420HC steel used, good edge holding. For build quality and overall usefulness though, we say go with the Dime. I'd have a hard time recommending any Gerber tools over their respective Leatherman variants, but which features are most important to you? The only difference is the PS4’s lack of tweezers and box cutter. Keeping in view the design, Gerber Dime appears to be more substantial, but when you use the two, there’s no actual difference. The squirt is very useful, and also better looking (imo). I own both and have carried both at different times. I also like the Leatherman Squirt for a lightweight, basic option. Leatherman squirt or Gerber dime. The dime is a perfectly serviceable tool, with some issues, and costs less. are really in a league of their own when it comes to usefulness and quality. Gerber Dime Review (vs Leatherman Squirt P4) I'm going to write this review over a quiet drink - you have been warned. The Dime in my opinon is the more useful tool. With a compact size and attached keyring, the Squirt PS4 can be on hand without weighing you down. (not sure how to edit post on mobile) I'm also getting the Gerber Shard, in case this changes any recommendations. Small tools are inherently more difficult to use than full-size ones. Lots of Leatherman Styles and Squirts, lots of Gerber Dimes, a few larger models like the Juice and Wave /u/Subaru92 mentioned. The Dime and the Squirt PS4 have almost identical tool loadouts. I really do like the features and price, but I do want to ensure it lasts for my needs as well. The mini pliers, while small, certainly get the job done for most tasks. The Dime isn’t a bad tool, and it’s anywhere from $5-15 cheaper than the PS4, but I prefer the PS4. Leatherman has far superior warranty to Gerber, so keep that in mind when reading other peoples' reviews of both. After reviewing both Multi-Tools independently, this video compares them head to head. Especially for the Dime, which I haven't been able to find much feedback on. Design . Size and Weight Both of the two models are compact and lightweight. 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. Gerber Dime or Leatherman Squirt PS4. Fixed a lot of eyeglasses, springs, small gadgets etc. I picked up a dime at some point in my travels and never carried it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I think the build quality of this Leatherman blows the Dime out of the water. It has removable tweezers (most people forget about this tool on it), as well as the oh-so-useful package opener. “Squirts PS4” by Leatherman will make you wonder how you ever made it without it. Dime Vs Leatherman Squirt PS4. The Dime is also half the cost of the PS4, making it the obvious choice. Solid 1.6" blade - 420HC steel used, good edge holding. 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. 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. Bad for the PS4 since you can not disassemble it to clean it like you can with the Gerber Dime. As I mentioned in the intro, I bought this along with the Gerber Dime. I'd rather see it getting use than sitting in a shoebox or drawer somewhere. When it comes to the use of power tools, there is always a rise in competition, amongst all the top brands in the market. While like the op I am leaning towards the Leatherman, but having a … 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. After that I instead got a Leatherman Style PS and a separate knife (SRM 763). These tools are very different when it comes to design. Posts: 244 . And I do plan on getting the Shard as well, forgot to mention that. Gerber Suspension NXT vs. Leatherman Wingman Photo Comparison Overview Review 3926 Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers gerleatherberman This was helpful, thanks. Now as far as quality goes. Search for reviews on youtube, they're pretty useful. The Leatherman is better, but costs more. Carried a lot of 1$ metal card Chinese multi-tools. The Dime is Gerber’s main entry in the micro multi tool market. It hurt the hell out of my palm, but the LM was unfazed. Also used and gifted Leatherman Style PS to a colleague. Can anyone who has either of these comment on what they like/dislike about them? I'm a Squirt fan. Versatility . Carried a lot of 1$ metal card Chinese multi-tools. Had a Gerber Dime as part of my EDC for a while, really liked it from day 1. I just finished this video review on the Victorinox Rambler, vs. the Leatherman Squirt & the Gerber Dime, and it looked really great so: I got a Rambler! It is a decent tool, worth noting that it’s very cheap but without ending up being a low quality Chinese product. In even the most crowded pockets the Dime will virtually disappear. Durability. Overall quality is still important though, and I'm more concerned about the quality of these tools specifically more than the past reputations of the brands. The first significant difference between Leatherman Micra vs Gerber Dime is their heads. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. edit:The squirt bottle opener also works well enough. Joined: 07/31/2017 - 16:06 . The gerber has an awesome bottle opener, its the clear winner in that department. The other being the Shard. I have been using a Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Knife for the past 2 years but constantly found myself needing a small pair of pliers. It was the hands down winner. Also used and gifted Leatherman Style PS to a colleague. Ace Rimmer and znapschatz like this. The Squirt and the Dime have very similar tool loadouts. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool [31-000750] at Amazon.com. In the battle for cheapest multi-tool, the battle rages on between Gerber vs Leatherman. Pros: Very small and light (closed length 3.2 inches, weight 1.9 oz). Gerber makes the Dime the second smallest product in our test. If you really feel like you need two knife blades on such a small multi tool the Vise provides them. On the other hand, Gerber Dime comes with plier heads and integrated scissors. - Leatherman Squirt PS4, Leatherman Micra, - Gerber Dime, Gerber Dime Travel. 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. They've sucked for a long time now. :] Thanks for all the help and info and suggestions!! Fixed a lot of eyeglasses, springs, small gadgets etc. The Leatherman’s cheapest multi-tool includes a knife, scissors, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, tweezers, a nail file, and a bottle opener. Press J to jump to the feed. The Gerber Dime has a better design, more tools that are easier to access, and costs half as much as the Leatherman. That said, the video says that the Leatherman warranty is better than Gerber's. The pliers of the Dime are better operated with fingertips than with your fist. Leatherman has tweezers (that I lost) and the Gerber has scissors. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I know a lot of people swear by Leatherman on this sub and Gerber seems to have a sketchy track record in terms of quality, but this is my first EDC tool and price is a major factor (the Gerber is cheaper), which is why I'm leaning towards the Gerber right now. Both Leatherman and Gerber make a lot of different multi-tools. 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. The Dime is a little larger than the Squirt, weights 64gr (10gr more than a Leatherman PS4). 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. Almost immediately I noticed the same wobblyness on the new one, hence returning it too, getting a full refund. Do you think the Dime would last that long? It was also relatively heavy and had no scissors. Last post. Here is our round by round, blow by blow, call of the battle of the mini multi-tools… Best Design and Function: Gerber Dime. 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. A pesar de ser una pequeñ;a muy bien hecha, al final es una Victorinox de llavero la que va conmigo a … New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Materials . 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. This Leatherman Squirt PS4 Review comes after downsizing some of my EDC pocket tools. 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. Not as fast and easy as a dedicated bottle opener, but it gets the job done. I prefer the knife on the Gerber, the scissors on the Squirt, the pliers are comparable. In fact, I use the package opener more than any other tool on there. 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 have one in my fishing gear too. 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). Also, does anyone know how well those 2D Phillips drivers work? But it was not until World War 2 when the famous swiss knife ‘a portable multitool’ became popular and widely used. Fixed a lot of eyeglasses, springs, small gadgets etc. Leatherman Micra comes with scissors heads, and it does not have any plier. So it will be quick and dirty comparison between the two: Gerber is better than PS4: Have a good one! Thinking this was a faulty unit, I returned it to the store and got a new one. Also used and gifted Leatherman Style PS to a colleague. The only difference is the PS4’s lack of tweezers and box cutter. The Gerber Dime is ok as a tool, but manufacture quality isn't as good as the Leatherman ones. 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. So, you have to … The Leatherman Squirt PS4 is pretty great if you're after something well priced, sturdy etc. The Leatherman Squirt PS4 is a popular keychain model and competitor to the Gerber Dime. - Leatherman Squirt PS4, Leatherman Micra, - Gerber Dime, Gerber Dime Travel. I also like the package opener and bottle opener it has. Evidently I want to avoid redundancy where possible. Fixed a lot of eyeglasses, springs, small gadgets etc. The can opener on the squirt is worthless and the file on the dime is worthless. Leatherman Squirt PS4 vs Gerber Dime Next we’ll look at the Leatherman Squirt PS4. So it will be quick and dirty comparison between the two: Gerber is better than PS4: The can opener on the squirt is worthless and the file on the dime is worthless. Super excited. Bermula dari ketertarikan saya akan micro multi tool, kali ini saya akan coba mengulas perbandingan antara Gerber Dime dengan Leatherman Squirt PS4 yang secara garis besar memiliki harga, ukuran dan fungsi yang hampir serupa. Leatherman uses 420HC steel on this compared to the Chinese mixed steel that Gerber often uses. What essentials do you carry on a daily basis? The build quality of this tool is amazing and can stand up to more expensive tools no problem. The dime is probably cheaper and if it breaks it is guaranteed for life. So it will be quick and dirty comparison between the two: Gerber is better than PS4: With that said, I have used the squirt drivers for heavy duty stuff when I had no access to real tools and they have worked great. Design . Leatherman squirt or Gerber dime. Pliers work best when they just fill your closed fist. Leatherman users have found it to be so handy for all kinds of jobs, we opened up distribution from specialty electronics retailers to all kinds of stores nationwide. Morry Banes May 18, 2018 Reviews No Comments. 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 Aftetr all, Leatherman made their forture by bringing a plier based folding tool to market, and the squirt is of that ilk. It is, as a matter of fact, manufactured in China but designed and engineered by Gerber Gear in the USA. Apr 9, 2018 #11. The Dime and the Squirt PS4 have almost identical tool loadouts. Postitus Postitas Delta » 13 Okt 2015, 07:31. The bottle opener on the Gerber works. Posts: 244 . For build quality and overall usefulness though, we say go with the Dime. Carried a lot of 1$ metal card Chinese multi-tools. I am currently giving serious thought to lightening my edc so I have been looking at the dime vs squirt vids too. - Leatherman Squirt PS4, Leatherman Micra, - Gerber Dime, Gerber Dime Travel. I'm a Squirt fan. Carried a lot of 1$ metal card Chinese multi-tools. I've cut through single stand barbed wire with my Leatherman Squirt keychain. 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. Tue, 09/01/2020 - 12:58 #1. lampliter. Went to the PS4, good times since. I believe the Squirt uses pins/rivets or whatever they are called, so you don't have that option there. Other than that both tools are basically the same. Un poquito de desbarre... Con motivo de mi última entrada en el blog he acabado comparando varias multiherramientas mini del tipo Squirt de Leatherman. 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. The Squirt PS4 has a better knife and a superior file. Which one? Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Could not open two of the tools without the help of a key. 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. The Dime has package opener and tweezers tools that are not on the Squirt, and a better bottle opener. The Gerber Dime knife has a larger blade than the Leatherman Squirt and Micra. 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). Squirt PS4 all the way. I just think that the Dime has a more useable tool set - for me at least. If you really feel like you need two knife blades on such a small multi tool the Vise provides them. The biggest difference between the two tools is the substitution of pliers for scissors as the main tool on the Dime. The Juice S2 is 3.25" closed and getting close to 5oz in weight. I did a lot of research before purchasing my PS4 and I could not be happier. Note that the blade does not lock in … Gerber Dime’s tweezers have a higher risk of getting lost due to the detachable design. This isnt to say that the squirt is bad. Leatherman Squirt vs. Gerber Dime. I had the Gerber Clutch, which I think the Dime replaced. But regardless, the Leatherman products that compete directly with the Dime are the Micra and the Squirt. ~ Sparkly . Based on the feedback on my last post (thanks to everyone who replied! Press J to jump to the feed. 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. With solid and startling features of tools offered Leatherman, other tools by Sog and Gerber are slowly gaining ground. And personally I actually like the look of the Dime more! This month’s update of the Gerber Dime review is a milestone for this micro multi-tool. The Dime is a tiny bit longer due to the external bottle opener. I hear great things about both. The scissors and pliers are okay for the size, but you cant really do anything too much with them. Offline . Leatherman Squirt PS4 Review. Spring-action scissors and a variety of other features make the Squirt ES4 both versatile and functional. The Gerber Dime is a compact and lightweight multi-tool that fits perfectly in your pocket. 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. Is the bottle opener on the Shard as good as that on the Dime? Value for $ User rating. Also used and gifted Leatherman Style PS to a colleague. However, after a short while I noticed that the fold-out tools (basically everything except the pliers) did wobble quite a bit. Knives: The leatherman has a more traditional blade shape. In the weight category, Leatherman Squirt PS4 wins theoretically, but practically, it’s a tie. Leatherman Squirt ES4 vs PS4 is a ‘must-read’ especially when your choice is on this multitool finally. - 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. Leatherman Squirt PS4 Review (vs. Gerber Dime & Suspension) – 2018 update. Which one? Gerber Suspension NXT vs. Leatherman Wingman Photo Comparison Overview Review 3926 Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers gerleatherberman Dime Vs Leatherman Squirt PS4. It is slightly larger and heavier than the Leatherman Micra but still offers a good mix of tools in a very small package. Realistically I plan on keeping the tool for maybe 3 or 4 years before upgrading if I find I'm using it a lot (this is my first EDC). A good bottle opener is important, and I do like the knife too. Pros: Very small and light (closed length 3.2 inches, weight 1.9 oz). 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. The Leatherman Wave and the Micra are two main contenders for best scissors-based multi-tool – rated at 4.24 (vs 4.14) the Micra still has a slight edge Among scissors-based pieces, only a few are worth mentioning, like the Leatherman Micra and the Squirt S4. Last seen: 2 weeks 1 day ago . The other features of Leatherman Micra include a 4.7-inch ruler, a nail file, a nail cleaner, and three screwdrivers. My understanding is that Gerber has a lifetime warranty (25 years outside of the USA). The Dime is actually more compact than most modern automobile key "fobs" and weighs just 66 grams. Leatherman Squirt PS4 vs Gerber Dime ülevaade. The flat phillips driver works great if you keep in mind that it is a keychain tool. Materials . Gerber Dime vs Leatherman Squirt PS4: V-Log Thursday - YouTube New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Tue, 09/01/2020 - 12:58 #1. lampliter. Joined: 07/31/2017 - 16:06 . The cheapest Gerber tool has a bottle opener and 9 other useful tools that include a file, pliers, knives, and more. A comparison between 2 of the most popular budget keychain multitools - the Leatherman Squirt PS4 vs the Gerber Dime. Cheers! Ya tengo una P4, pero para convertirse en mi compañera diaria, el propósito para lo que la compré, le faltó el tener unas tijeras. For heavy duty work you'll want a real screwdriver, no matter what pocket tool you have with you. Dollar for dollar, i'd say they're about equal. Leatherman squirt or Gerber dime. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. The bottle opener on the Gerber works. Gerber sucks. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. If you mean bottle opener, well I can open beer bottles with it, but then again you can open beer bottles with anything. This might not seem like much, but it is really a definite step up both in length and weight. The 25 year warranty is also awesome in case you actually manage to kill one. Last post. 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). That said, the video says that the Leatherman warranty is better than Gerber's. Cookies help us deliver our Services. But the Dime is one of the few things that Gerber makes very well. Location: Paradise . Carried a lot of 1$ metal card Chinese multi-tools. The blades on both are about equal in sharpness, I like the design of blade on the Dime. Comparison of the Leatherman Micra, Leatherman Squirt, Gerber Dime and Victorinox Classic Swiss army knife EDC tools. 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