I can see walking around with a leatherman on your belt....... but on a service call I take my real tools. I been on more commercial roofs than I can remember and it does suck to haul your ass back to the truck................which is why I take my hand tools in the first place.
I have found multi tools just don't fit the need of normal, single purpose tools.
Not even close.
I love my klein tools I tell everyone at work if it aint klein it aint mine. But that's bs now..the klein 1000000 in one or whatever the hell it is is great, but Lenox makes a good multidriver too. As someone else said it's always a good idea to have the ONE right tool. But Multitools are convenient for mostly low torque applications..that's my opinion anyway.
On a normal residential call I start out with a meter bag on my belt, a set of klein needle nose (with wire strippers), channel locks, small crescent, 1/4inch nut and 5/16 phillips and flat blade and gauges and flashlight. Sounds like a lot but it all fits in my back pocket amazingly. May not be a good habit but it's one I formed and for most light duty applications that gets the job done.
I never used a 6n1 and always carried a half dozen klein screwdrivers until one day working on a roof i found this el cheapo orange handle screwdriver. I've used it everyday after that for about 15 years now.
I carry one of these... Does everything I need it to do...
klien rules...just buy 4 klien,,and dont worry...
Who makes a good 4-in-1 screw driver...?
I would only buy the top manufactures klein, irwin, lenox, but the problem youll have is losing the bits or at least i do. But i still carry one. get you a flashlight holster and carry it on your belt be amazed how much time it will save you !
I just scored a GreatNeck 4 in 1 screw-stick at the Black & Decker Outlet for $3.99. They also had drill/Nut driver assortments for nuts (1/4", 5/16" and 3/8") for .78 and three double ended drill/drivers (+ & -) for .78. Hey I splurged and got two each of the 78 cent deals. I was happier over the Black & Decker Drill/Nut drivers sets for .78 than the 4 in 1. The main reason I stopped by the outlet store was to see if they had any Dewalt... Not a one. They had some smokin' deals on Cheap A@@ FireStorm's!
I'm looking for a 13 in 1... then, then all I'll need is a flash light! :LOL: