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- Price: ~$33
- Weight: 3/5
- Size: 3/5
- Durability: 3/5
- Utility: 4/5
- Overall Rating: 3/5
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Gerber Crucial FAST Red [Discontinued by Manufacturer]
Like the other tools in Gerber’s Crucial lineup, the Crucial FAST Red is designed with only the important tools you need. You won’t find a bunch of seldom used tools that add weight and space. The Crucial FAST Red is very similar to the other Gerber Crucial multitools but adds three upgrades. First is F.A.S.T (Forward Action Spring Technology) to assist opening the knife blade. The other two differences are G10 on the main handle for better grip, and longer reach screwdriver heads. Despite its compact and lightweight size, the Crucial FAST Red multi tool delivers full-function components and at only 5.8 oz. you can carry it like a pocketknife for excursions and adventures. With all of the tools on the outside, the only time it is necessary to open the handles is when using the pliers.
Our Hands-On Review
The knife blade is accessible with one hand using the thumb knob and the FAST function makes it easy to open. The Gerber Crucial FAST Red includes liner locks on all of the tools to prevent unwanted closing while in use. The main handle of the Gerber Crucial is G10 composite with crosshatch pattern to improve grip and the overall shape is an ergonomic shape that makes it comfortable when using the knife or screwdriver tips. However, the handles are less comfortable when using the pliers. As with the other Crucial multitools, the pliers are not spring loaded. The Gerber Crucial FAST Red is a solid pocket sized multitool but spotty build quality and heavier weight put it behind the best everyday carry multi tools.
The Gerber Crucial FAST Red multi tool includes 8 different functions in a pocked sized package. When unopened, the Crucial FAST Red is 4.8 inches long and expands up to an overall length of 5.8 inches when using the pliers.
- Blunt tip knife blade
- Serrated blade (lower half of knife blade)
- Regular pliers
- Needle nose pliers
- V-cut wire cutters (pinch style)
- Long medium flat head driver
- Long cross head screwdriver tip
- Bottle opener
- Blade length: 2.25 in
- Closed length: 3.6 in
- Weight: 5.8 oz
- Pocket clip: yes
- One-handed: yes