Gerber Dime Multi-Tool – TSP Item of the Day

dimeEvery day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Gerber Dime Multi- Tool.  To me everyone should have a mini multi-tool on their key chain.

This is one of my absolute favorites due to how small and useful it is. There are so many times in our lives we could use a screw driver or a pair of pliers or even a good pair of tweezers.  I spent a lot of time checking into small key chain sized multi tools and the Gerber Dime was the one I settled on.

With this little gadget on my key chain I have the following tools everywhere I go, all the time.

  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Fine edge blade
  • Retail package opener
  • Scissors
  • Flat Screw Driver
  • Crosshead Screw Driver
  • Bottle opener
  • Tweezers
  • File

For many years I carried a Leatherman Wave, in fact I often still do.  Frankly I think it is the best full sized multi-tool out there.   But it is a rather large item on your belt and just not practical for every day and all the time.  To much EDC makes one look like a pathetic version of Batman you know.

So at times I would need pliers, a driver, etc, and just not have it with me.  Well pretty much anywhere I go I have my keys.  To drive home how small this item is when folded here is mine on my key chain below.  As you can see it takes up less space than the key to my 4-Runner.

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The Gerber Dime Multi- Tool is also a great deal at under 17 bucks with free shipping on Prime.  It absolutely will not do everything a full sized tool does but it is small enough to always be there when you need it.  To me that is the key with mini multi-tools, better a small set of pliers then none at all!

Remember you can always find all TSPAZ Items of the day by just going to TspAz.com along with a link to Amazon’s top deals of the day.

 

19 Responses to Gerber Dime Multi-Tool – TSP Item of the Day

  1. Jack, just wondering what is your view on the Dallas shootings etc. Im writing from Europe where all the media is owned by billionaires and so is highly biased, full of lies and so not worth listening to.

  2. If I lost my EDC multi-tool, I would cry. I did cry once when TSA confiscated it, but I got a good deal on a replacement on eBay from a seller named TSASurplusGuy

  3. I need a new one. Mine got confiscated by TSA because I forgot to go through my purse.

  4. Haven’t listened to the show yet, I listen in the mornings. However while reading the show notes about automation I heard an advertisement on the radio for a Frozen Yogurt robot franchise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQbEFsIegGY.

  5. Jack, could you suggest some good storage containers for things like flour or sugar? I’m experimenting more in the kitchen and would like to start buying larger (50#?) bags. I’ll need something for long term and something I can get into regularly to refill my supply in the kitchen. Thanks!

    • Modern Survival

      Honestly we use ball jars and dry can them. We also don’t use a ton of either so we don’t store that much.

  6. Two thought came to me.
    (1) Why don’t the GM food companies develop GM weeds which would out power other weeds but respect the crop. I mean a dominant weed or plant in nature (for example a grass meadow can go along way to pushing out other weeds if the grass is well matched to the soil and climate. Better the geneticall modify the weeds than genetically mess with the crop, also this would avoid the need for weed killer.
    (2) If all jobs eventually become automated even high end criminal jobs like politician, national president, banker, corporate ceo etc, royalty etc , then what purpose will humans serve? Will the robots put us n zoos for their own amusement? Will the alpha robots get lesser robots to clean out our cages? Will the alpha robots pay the omega robots to do the dirty work, will they pay the omega robots and with what currency. I can’t see the ultimate goal that all this automation will lead to when no one has a job?

  7. Two thought came to me.
    (1) Why don’t the GM food companies develop GM weeds which would out power other weeds but respect the crop. I mean a dominant weed or plant in nature (for example a grass meadow can go along way to pushing out other weeds if the grass is well matched to the soil and climate. Better the geneticall modify the weeds than genetically mess with the crop, also this would avoid the need for weed killer.
    (2) If all jobs eventually become automated even high end criminal jobs like politician, national president, banker, corporate ceo etc, royalty etc , then what purpose will humans serve? Will the robots put us n zoos for their own amusement? Will the alpha robots get lesser robots to clean out our cages? Will the alpha robots pay the omega robots to do the dirty work, will they pay the omega robots and with what currency. I can’t see the ultimate goal that all this automation will lead to when no one has a job?

  8. I thought that Michael’s comment about GMO developed weeds was very insightful and makes a lot of sense. The only GMO type behavior that I like is selective breeding, but if there was any benefit to humanity via GMO, then developing a cover crop that coexists well with certain food crops makes sense. Taken further, maybe forage crops could benefit also.

    • Modern Survival

      @Curtis, please repete this over and over and over until you get it to go inside and stay inside.

      Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO, Selective breeding is not GMO.

      Do not propagate Monsanto’s lies.

    • Just putting this here:

      A GMO is an organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there. (source: dictionary.com)

      This obviously EXCLUDES selective breeding, as selective breeding would only result in an organism with genes NORMALLY found there.

      Genetic modification is the process of forcing genes from one species into another entirely unrelated species…genetic engineering forcefully breaches the naturally-occuring barriers between species…the injected genes can come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans… (source: gmo-awareness.org)

      The result of modifying the organism is a TRANSGENIC organism, which can not by definition, arise ‘naturally’.

  9. Jack,
    Did you say once that on TSPAZ we can view your public wish list? I was just curious what types of stuff you like or find interesting on Amazon.

    Thanks for all you do.

    Attila

    • Modern Survival

      Nope but if you click on Amazon Reviews you can see every item of the day. It is right below the banner next to podcasts, videos, etc.

  10. Modern Survival

    It is pretty simple, it is a way to shop Amazon and support TSP at the same time.

    It always redirects to our current item of the day. If you like it you can get it, if not just do your shopping on Amazon for what you were going to buy anyway and support our show. This way we get financial support, it doesn’t cost you guys a single extra penny and Amazon gets great advertising to my community daily. A triple win.

  11. This Gerber Dime Multi- Tool is the one I’m looking for, thanks for share the useful information about it.

  12. Great gadget, combine lots of useful tool. And what I love most about it is its size and portable function, easy to take it with you everywhere. Thank you so much for your information, this gadget is exactly what I want to find.

  13. I would like to hear a show on EDC items. Like what is all on your key ring. Also, how to carry Batman’s utility belt while I am dressed business casual at work, when traveling through an airport as well as the rest of the time with normal wear.

  14. For years I carried a Gerber Clutch Mini Tool, as an IT guy, the screwdrivers were extremely useful. I broke a few of them, usually squeezing the pliers too hard until they sprung. I was disappointed when I found that they had discontinued it, but somewhat relieved when I found it re-branded as the Bear Grylls Compact Multi Tool. Replacing the nail file with a serrated saw is a somewhat useful upgrade.

    If I had known about the Dime at the time I would have gone with it.

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