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.


The Gerber Dime Multi- Tool is also a great deal at under 14 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!

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

  1. 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

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

  3. Hutchsteader

    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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Kilted Viking

    Typically, I’m not a huge fan of Gerber knives and tools, but I bought one of these on your recommendation. I must admit, I am pleasantly surprised. The little bugger is heavier than expected and appears to be very well made. I especially like the spring loaded pliers and the blister pack opener is fantastic!  My only gripe is that the one I bought is purple, but that is only because I couldn’t justify spending five bucks more for black or one of the other colors.  lol

    Thanks Jack!