In the discussion and articles on Sakhome.com you will find research on the hybrid plier. On the picture to the right you can see one major important factor. We know that a needle nose plier sacrifices
some strength for fine control. This lack is clear when you use it like on the picture if the nut is hard to turn. If the only way is to turn a bolt/nut holding the plier like so then the needle nose can get damaged because you must use much gripping
force and there is not enough surface and it will slip. The hybrid is better here as well. This is the kind of tasks combined with bending that damages the needle nose pliers.
The key with a plier is this:
One entity when you are locked onto a device.
world of multi-tools you will find many designs and types of pliers. I like the needle nose pliers because it will go a long way. The key is to have the correct tool for a job or task. In many situations a multi-tool is used because people do not bring other
tools with them. The designated professional tools needed for harder or mechanical tasks for example are not brought along. It is then the multi-tools are used and in situations there people exaggerate the use and forget the breaking point on steel.
The key with the hybrid design is that you have a plier that would take the little extra. They will break or get damaged at one point too. The SwissTool is a professional multi-tool but it cannot replace designated professional
tools. It can fulfill everything in between and some extra when necessary.
The SAKs and Multi-tools got that tendency to fit sometimes when designated professional tools do not. That said.