It is important with a multitool that the corrosion resistance is very high even without any coating for further protection.

A mirror polished surface or a polished surface is recommended not only for the corrosion resistance but for the cleaning as well.  On the SwissTools the surface is very well polished and I would call it a mirror polished surface on the handles, construction and most functions.

The handles on the SwissTool is large and comfortable and does not hurt the hand when force is used. The plier itself is not a needle nose type and this is a dilemma for some. Many want the needle nose type plier. The sturdier plier on the SwissTool is actually more comfortable to use and the extra surface at the tip can be helpful when pulling on a device.

 A needle nose plier is very useful for most tasks and some prefer that type.

There is a small dilemma with a mirror polished surface on the functions because it can get difficult when using a screwdriver. It can get slippery and I would agree that this is a small drawback for this type of surface.

One of the key factors for me it that a multitool product should have locking function because this makes the use of it much more safe and comfortable. The lock must be solid and easy to release.

Another dilemma on a multitool is the wire cutters on the plier and if any damage happen here it can be difficult to repair without sending it home. Some products on the marked got a wire cutter part with inserts that can be replaced easy. This is smart!

The SwissTool plier got a section for hard wire cutting on the inner part and the outer part can cut up to 40HRC. Read the instruction manual if doubts on the use or variations. The plier is one of the best on the marked.



Anatomy on a plier

I have touched this before some.

If you notice the design on the Swisstool plier that the sides are flat. This is for a good reason because it makes it possible to reach places and to have the plier head flat towards a surface making it possible to adjust a device or turn a bolt. It is possible to turn other devices or grab a device. Let us imagine you must in a situation turn a screw that got no slot for bits that fit or the head is damaged. It can be a machine or wood screw. What do you do? If you can reach with the plier and the gap towards the handle is not in the way then you may lay the plier flat and use the pipe wrench on the screw. It is easier said than done and I guess many have experienced this and do not want to damage the device the screw is on.  If you can reach the head with the pipe wrench then you may turn it with a sturdy and comfortable grip. In some cases you can use the metal file/saw and make a slot for a flat screwdriver or you can use the metal file on the sides of the screw head and make two flat sides for the plier to grab. This is also sometimes difficult if the metal the screw is made of are of a very good quality. Hardened steel may be difficult. Then sometimes the only possibility is to use the cut section of the plier and turn it. It is not easy to turn the head of different screws; it is very difficult and sometimes not possible. It is very little surface to grab when the screw is full down into a material. It is round and you must use a strong grip so you get enough to move the screw. It can be done.

The surface on the cut section on the Swisstool plier is very good and it will grab the metal it is towards. It depends some on the quality of the screw because some are very hard and you would depend on getting enough surface between the plier and the screw. The force applied and grip must be stronger that the resistance of the wood for example that holds the screw down. It can be done for sure.


Here is an example on the topic above. The screw is down into tough wood with no pre drilling. It is very secure into the wood with no pre drilling. It came out with the plier for sure. Also remember that the cut section of the plier and teeth will get worn by such tasks and that you remember that this is not everyday tasks for a plier for sure. The 1998 plier i know well and i have tested and used 3 of them to get knowledge.

This is the kind of bolts i have tested the Swisstools on. To get knowledge require serous research and one must be versatile is no joke and i have never had any breakage. It will get some worn that is obvious because the teeth will see some incredible strain. Also remember that you have the possibility to turn a bolt with the pipe wrench or cut sections. It does not mean it can take everything. There is a limit. This is not your everyday stuff!

i turned this bolt in and out with force!

here is the evidence

To turn this bolt fully in you must pre drill 1cm because the screw is thicker towards the head.

I hope i am at help and everything is independent and it is out of my wallet.

Good luck!


Take advantage of the edges on a bolt and lock secure into the plier. Strong grip is needed and firm controle. This is so both directions turning a bolt. Make sure that the bolt or nut does not turn into or collide with the wire cutting or cut area inside the plier.

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26.07 | 23:05

Hi and thank you very much for question. The closest I know is the Master Fisherman 1.4753.72. The. 73 is related to what inlay it got maybe. Best Regards Trond

26.07 | 19:22

Hello Trond,
I received a Mechanic in a red/white Victorinox box. The box is stamped item number 1.47 53.73. Do you know what knife goes in this box? Not Mech

01.07 | 23:13

Hi, sure I would like to see, BR.

01.07 | 16:24

Hello Trond.

Would you be interested in seeing progress pictures
Of my custom Champ with Voyager digital clock scales.
I could email them to you.


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