SNAP-ON 5314 MULTI-FUNCTION FOLDING KNIFE

Snap-On recently came out with a new folding Multi-Function Knife.  While it’s bulky for a knife what you might not notice right off the bat is that this knife also is a spring loaded needle nose Plier.  The most interesting part of this multi-tool is how the pliers fold out of the tool handle.  I’ve never seen this done before in a multi-tool.

Measuring approximately  3/4 inch thick and 4 inches long, the 5314 has a single partially serrated knife blade that can be opened with one hand.

The pliers have two gripping surfaces [tight and curved jaw] and a wire cutter. The stainless-steel knife blade measures 3 1/4 inches long and is partially serrated.  It weighs 7.2 ounces.

This is truly an interesting tool.   The pliers are configured to be used one way comfortably and the handle can double as a slotted screw driver or chisel ~ I wasn’t sure.  It is not as sturdy or beefy as some of the other “plier based” multi-tools but it’s much smaller and compact. this tool is certainly is worth a second look.

Snap on used stainless steel liners and an anodized finish on other parts to resist corrosion.  I’d like to see an all stainless steel finish.

The Snap-On Folding Multi-Function Knife (Model 5314) comes with a nylon carrying sheath and is available on-line for about $20.  It can be purchased at Knifecenter.com

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