|商品尺寸||7 x 0.6 x 1.3 厘米|
Gerber Shard 钥匙扣工具 30-001501NA
- Lightweight and airline safe
- Titanium nitride coating for corrosion resistance
- Perfect size to carry anywhere on a keychain
- Includes: small and medium flat driver, Philips head driver, wire Stripper, pry bar, bottle opener, & lanyard hole
Perhaps the most simply designed tool in your arsenal, this key chain companion should not be underestimated. With 7 essentials functions built in, this airline-safe tool is ideal for everyday travel and tasks. A titanium nitride coating protects against corrosion for long use.
I chose the Gerber Shard based on a review of a similar item that recommended the Shard over the other product. Sadly, it does not live up to tradition of quality and utility shared by other Gerber products.
Much of the problem is in the size: the bottle opener can work if you want to spend the necessary time and effort on it. Personally, it was on the 2nd bottle that I gave up and got my Gerber Obsidian from the other room and used the good bottle opener it has. The little "pry bar" /nail puller is not only too small to be effective, but in the included "manual" /safety warnings sheet it actually tells you not to attempt using it to pry things. Last, one look at the Phillips screwdriver head will tell you it's not going to work (I didn't bother trying the flat head screwdriver blade). After a week I pulled it off my keyring and threw it in the junk drawer. It was cheap enough it's not worth spending the time and money to return it, but if you want a decent pocket multi-tool, in my opinion the Gerber Shard is not the one you want. Gerber is a good brand, but this is not a good Gerber.
Ever since a child, when I was faced with the need to open a videogame console (a version of the Pong game with 10 variations), in which the start/reset button would not work. I wanted to open it to diagnose, perhaps attempt to fix somehow. The case was secured with two hex head screws, and I did not have a proper hex driver to remove the screws. I had no tools, but a few screwdrivers and one pliers, and at that age I have never seen a hex head screw. I unsuccessfully attempted to remove the hex screws with the pliers to no avail, but scratching the case.
I finally and reluctantly took the game to a service shop, wherein a technician easily removed the screws with the proper tool, and showed me how to remove oxidation that had formed between the start button and the metal contact, a 5-minute fix. I was so frustrated that I could not do the job because I did not have the proper tool that, at that single moment, I promised myself that I would work to provide myself with every possible, imaginable tool that was: the proper tool makes the job easier. Many years later I became an engineer, and even though I do not have every possible tool that is, I do have a good bunch of them. :)
For a tool lover, the Gerber Shard is a must have. It certainly does not have the usefulness and flexibility of a swiss army knife (the Cybertool M is my everyday companion, I have some other 30 swiss army knives in my collection), but it is compact, light, and comes in handy when the army knive is perhaps far away. It is permanently attached to my keychain. I will not say what are the uses for this Shard tool, since that would be an insult to a tool fan. Each of us finds our own uses when necessity arises.
I previously had the black color version of this tool, which I believed I had lost by accident in a parking lot. I quickly purchased this silver version, which looks even better. One day after I received the silver version, I found my black one: it had fallen into a bag, not on the ground in the parking lot. I am now a happy owner of two Shards.
I wanted a multi tool I could attach to my keychain that I could cut open boxes with. This is a bit smaller than I thought it would be, but now I think it works better that way.
The main concern I had before purchasing was: “will this tear a hole in my pocket or scratch my leg with its sharp points?” I had read reviews stating that it wouldn’t be a good idea to put it on a keychain because of that. My answer now is: no it won’t.
We’ll see if that continues to be the case. If you out it on a keychain with several other things, I think it will help to nullify the sharp points problem.
I haven’t had a chance to use the pry bar part other than to open boxes. I’m not sure how easy it will be to grip since it’s so small. We’ll see.
Also, the Philips function (or "cross driver) is to narrow for most screw I encounter.
It is too late to return this item and I doubt the resale value is anywhere near what I paid for it.
Bottom line: Neat idea. However, not practical for my everyday life.