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15 November 2009, 16:29
The Multitasker Tool hit the market a little while ago, and we were able to get ahold of several of them to test. Reviews tend to come in two forms, ones that are based on initial use, and ones that are based on long term use. In this case, we are able to put the experiences of multiple Military and Law Enforcement instructors all together, and give an overview of all of our experiences.

The concept behind the Multitasker Tool is as old as firearms. A product that is a dedicated, and purpose driven item that will work better than any other option available.

Does it work? It took several years worth of total experience to come up with an answer, but I was surprised at the total feedback given.


15 November 2009, 16:47
Lets start with how the Multitasker arrives. Opening its cardboard box, there is a black case with a belt loop, and inside is the tool, and a sleeve of bits.

I'll get the downfall out of the way to start, the case was less than what it could have been. I wouldn't say it was bad, but it wasn't what I would call great either. Shane of Multutasker recognized this as an early issue, and changed the case to what is pictured above. This new case is much better, and wraps the tools completely so nothing can fall out.

The Multitasker tool itself resembles a other tools you may have seen if you only give it a quick glance. The needle nose pliers are complete with wire cutters, and well textured G10 handles cover the gripping surface.

Where the Multitasker comes into own element is when you start unfolding its tools.

Starting on the left side, there are two components easy to identify, the first is a castle nut wrench, the second is a front sight tool that also doubles as a screwdriver bit extension.


15 November 2009, 16:55
The Castle Nut is an item that does not come loose very often, especially if it has been staked properly. However, if it does begin to loosen up, there are much worse things that can happen than simply a loose stock. If the receiver extension rotates too far, the buffer retaining detent will fire itself up into the bolt carrier, and can lock up the weapon. If the stock starts to wiggle, the Multitasker Tool has the ability to get you squared away nice and quick.


15 November 2009, 17:00
The next piece is the front sight adjustment tool. I can't remember a time that I've taught a class and not had to make an adjustment to elevation off the front sight. We all know that you can use a bullet tip to adjust the front sight post, but we also know that it is not the easiest of ways to do adjustment.

The front sight adjustment tool on the Multitasker Tool is built with the standard 4 prong, and works both with the usual A frame found on Military weapons, as well as most of the front Back Up Iron Sights (BUIS) that are on the market.




15 November 2009, 17:04
Removal of the front sight adjustment tool allows for use of the screwdriver and other included bits. A good range of weapon specific sizes are included, and in the image shown below you can see its being used to tighten down the Magpul MBUS (Magpul Back Up Sight).

A thoughtful touch is that the tool shaft is long enough to tighten down the pistol grip screw. This came in handy in a recent carbine course. The assortment of bits was also useful when an ambi-safety loosened up in the same course.


15 November 2009, 17:11
Dead center we see the needle nose pliers and wire cutters. The neednose pliers are pointed enough that they can pull a stubborn firing pin retaining pin, but not so thin that they are going to break or chip. This also allows for the tool to be used for a variety of every day tasks, and that is something that has kept it in my patrol car instead of just in my range gear.


15 November 2009, 17:17
The secondary side of the Multitasker Tool houses a 440C Tanto blade with liner lock, a 3/8 boxwrench, file with split chisel tip, and an angled bent tip.


15 November 2009, 17:30
The 440 Tanto blade is small (roughly 2.5"), but sharp and rotates smoothly into place. The locking lever shows that a lot of thought went into the design and layout of the tool. The below picture also shows the brass inserts the blade rotates on. The blade is large enough to be useful, but not large enough to violate any laws that I'm aware of.


15 November 2009, 17:38
The file is aggressive enough that any burrs or sharp edges you run into should pose no problem. The split tip works well as a carbon scraper, and is long enough to reach inside the Bolt Carrier to scrape where the bolt tail pukes its carbon guts. The next tool blade works for this also, but this one cleaned my carrier out in a matter of seconds.

Beat cops and guys working auto theft task forces will also find this piece handy for starting stolen vehicles. Not exactly something Multitasker had in mind when they designed it, but street cops and guys with broken ignitions will know what I mean. I guess you could say I have used this tool for more than just the basic range work in this review, its shown its usefulness on more than a few calls.


15 November 2009, 17:39
The last tool is a bent nosed, curved piece that works wonders for getting rid of carbon on the bolt tail of your M4. It will reach the inside of your bolt carrier as well.


15 November 2009, 17:48
Multitasker has built a tool that is well designed for the AR15/ m16 family of weapons. Its good enough that I carry it with me on patrol for fixing any weapon issues that guys come up with in the field, and versatile enough that I find myself using it for a slew of other tasks as well.

Complaints or room for improvement? I can't really think of any. I have no need for the 3/8" box wrench, but I don't use a M14, and don't use mounts that need tools to keep them tight. If I did, the Multitasker Tool would be even more important in with my gear.

The other LE instructors I deal with have found no room for complaint, and no need for improvement. The Military instructor (NCOIC) found his useful enough that he had them ordered for his entire shop. His CATM instructors have commented that its one of the best pieces of equipment they've ever received while in the Military. I wish I had NCOICs like that when I was still in, and I wish Shane would have invented the Multitasker Tool back then as well.


15 November 2009, 17:49
Multitasker Tool Information:


Multitasker Tools
P.O. Box 70666
Marietta, GA 30007

Multitasker has pledged to donate $1 to Wounded Warrior Project for every AR Multitasker (R) tool sold.