Victorinox as many of us know is the best manufacturer of multi-functional tools out there. If you are considering purchasing a Victorinox tool, here is some information that will help you decide that it is the right product for you.
Firstly, they come in a varied number of sizes and price ranges to suit all budgets. One of the best on the market is the Spirit. The price for these can be anything from US$87 - US$205, although they can be found cheaper. Considering that these models come with over 26 tools the price is pretty competitive. Bear in mind that this is just an approximation and that if you are willing to shop around they can be found cheaper.
Many people have made reviews on this type of tool made by Victorinox; some say that it looks impressive when they first set eyes upon their purchase. It comes in black with a nylon case and is sturdy, well made and only weighs around 250g. Tests have been done against other leading manufacturers of this type of tool and it has always come out on top. For instance, the knife has been given 10 out of 10 for sharpness, and the ability to cut through the most difficult substances such as nylon, wire or cord. It has a minimal amount of flex when in use which is why it is so good at completing these sorts of tasks.
The scissors associated with this tool have also come out on top, there is no give in them when in use and the spring is robust enough so that it does not break. This tool also comes with a metal and wood saw; both have been tested and again came out on top compared to other leading manufacturers. The wood saw was found to make pretty light work of a piece of wood and the cut was incredibly clean. The metal saw performed equally as well and was tested on a metal that is used for making brackets, again resulting in a clean cut.
Other tools offered are a wire stripper and scraper, a wire sheath cutter which is circular, a chisel and a reamer. These are especially useful if you are an electrician and of course, if this is your trade, you need something that will do the job professionally. When testing the wire stripper, this product was used on some wiring that was fairly dense. It carried out the task with ease leaving no residue behind and did not damage the wires within.
There are a number of other tools available with this model which includes a can opener, metal file, pliers, bottle opener and many different types of screwdriver. This product also has a locking mechanism which keeps any tool you are using steady. Overall, the Victorinox tool has come out top. Of course, durability comes with this type of tool and you will find that it can last you a life time if it's looked after properly.