Multi Function Or Single Purpose?

Multi Function Or Single Purpose?

Published Mar 24, 2021 by Rick Cundiff

When it comes to tools, there are basically two types: multitools and unitaskers.

On the one hand, you have Leatherman tools, Swiss Army knives and Shopsmith woodworking machines. On the other, you have dedicated screwdrivers and wrenches, basic pocket knives and Bosch table saws.

Both have their place, of course. The Leatherman tool and Swiss Army knife fit in a pocket or glovebox, giving you a range of tools suitable for a variety of needs in the field. Flexibility is their greatest asset.

Need a pair of scissors, a screwdriver, or pliers on a camping trip? How about a corkscrew for the bottle of wine you had the foresight to bring along? Multi-tool to the rescue!

Where the unitaskers have the advantage is in precision. Even with equal quality of manufacture, a dedicated tool is going to be a more accurate, and often easier way to accomplish some tasks. It all depends on what you have available.

For example, let’s say you need to remove a 3/8” bolt from a machine. If you only have an adjustable wrench, it’ll work. But if you have one available, a dedicated 3/8” open end wrench will do the same job better and faster.

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