|Submited By: Larry D. Price Jr. on 01/17/2009|
Hands down this is my favorite multi-tool . I ve owned other multi-tools but this one is the most useful tool I ve ever carried. I m a communications technician and this tool has just about every tool we use daily, and then some. I ve just about used all of the tools on it so far, here s my thoughts; File/large flathead scredriver- works good for deburring conduit, etc.. screwdriver is sturdy, 66 punch tool- easy to use, cuts the wire well, philips head screwdriver- works great, I ve already used it to remove/install a few faceplates, knife- super sharp , spudger/hook - the spudger is easy to use , the hook could be a little closer to the tip,but it still works, 110 punch - once again easy to use , and sharp enough to cut on the first push, UTP stripper- scores the cable jacket well,easier to use on plenum cable , pliers - are awesome , I was really surprised how well the gears worked to increase your clamping force, the wire cutter is sharp . the hole saw- really sharp, cuts great. I can t say enough good things about this tool, the guys who designed it must have had some communication techs tell them what tools they use every day , because that s exactly what you have in the 525. No, you problem won t throw away the rest of your tools, but , when a customer says, " can you look at this... for a second , it s not working" and your tool bag is a ten minute walk away, you ll be thankful you re carrying it. My 525 s already been used to fix 2 customer problems , without me ever having to go all the way out to my truck for tools. If you work in telecommunications , buy this tool, you won t regret it.