Southwire 7-In-1 Multi Tool Pliers S7N1HD Reviewed By: John H
Review Rating: 4/5
Pros: Excellent design, quality materials, great price Cons: None so far! Pricey but well worth it!
Description of Southwire 7-In-1 Multi Tool Pliers S7N1HD Reviewed By: James B.
Review Rating: 4/5
Pros: Great looking and feels very solid. I like how they made the handles out of plastic rather than metal which would have been nice but not necessary.
They are easy to open and close with one hand. The jaws are wide enough to fit most small screw drivers, wrenches or other small tools without issue. The serrated teeth make them perfect for opening boxes, drawers etc…I use these all the time when working around my shop. The only negative thing I’ve found is that the spring loaded trigger mechanism doesn’t always work perfectly. Sometimes it won’t fire, sometimes it will but it’s still annoying. Other times if you’re really careful you can get away with just pulling back on the handle instead of pushing forward. Overall a good product and a great value at under $10!
Description of Southwire 5-In-1 Multi Tool Pliers S6N2HD Reviewed By: William C.
Review Rating: 3/5
Pros: Decent quality, you get a decent amount of options for how you want to use the pliers. Good for the price.
Cons: The wire cutters are very stiff and can’t cut anything larger than 20 or 22 gauge wire. The smooth jawed pliers are not spring loaded. The punch is not sharp enoug to be of any real value. The files won’t shape anything with any rigidity.
Description of Southwire 4-In-1 Multi Tool Pliers S5N1HD Reviewed By: James B.
Review Rating: 3/5
These pliers are pretty good for the price. I would have given them a higher rating but the shears are somewhat difficult to open and close.
I’m not sure how long they’ll last as it takes a decent amount of force to open and close them. The rest of the tool works fine and feels pretty solid, especially for the price.
Description of Southwire 3-In-1 Multi Tool Pliers S3N1HD Reviewed By: William C.
Review Rating: 3/5
These pliers look like they would be great but are very stiff and in my opinion not very well made. The plastic grips are very hard and don’t offer too much grip at all.
The handles are also somewhat uncomfortable after using them for only a short amount of time. I did like the plastic coating on the handles as opposed to raw metal.
The pliers themselves work well but felt very stiff. I don’t think they will last very long working on a daily basis.
If you only plan on using these here and there then they should be just fine.
The wire cutters work well also and are probably the best feature.
If you only need a tool for light household use then these pliers will probably be just fine for you. If you plan on doing any type of moderate to heavy use I would look else where.
The 3 in 1 pliers are somewhat of a misnomer. You can’t really use them for much besides wire cutting.
They do make great needle nose pliers though.
I wasn’t impressed with them but some people may still find them useful for small jobs around the house.
The 4 in 1 pliers are a little better than the 3 in 1 because the regular pliers are spring loaded. This makes them easier to open and close but they still feel pretty stiff and I don’t think they will hold up to heavy use.
The smooth jawed pliers also aren’t spring loaded and are pretty stiff as well.
They work well for gripping objects but they aren’t exactly fast at it due to the stiffness of them.
The saw is a nice option and works well when you need to cut smaller objects. I found that it is pretty easy to make mistakes when using the saw because your hand is so close to what your cutting.
The file works well enough on smaller nails but is pretty hard to use on larger things due to the stiffness of the pliers. It also requires a lot of up and down motion that can be tiresome.
The crimper works well enough but requires a lot of hand pressure to get it to sink further into whatever your using it on. It does make for a good wire stripper though.
The can opener is probably the best feature of these multi tool pliers. It opens cans pretty easily and makes for quick work of what would otherwise be a very time consuming task.
The bottle opener also works well and can be used with only one hand.
The knife isn’t too bad and is probably worth the price of the tool by itself. The punch is strong enough to go through a few different things but isn’t sharp so trying to use it like a knife will cause it to get stuck and require another motion to get it back out.
I haven’t really found much use for the screwdriver but it seems to work well enough. The ruler works well enough but is very hard to read due to the glare of the plastic from the ruler.
When using these tools remember that they do not have locking mechanisms so you will have to be careful when using them and make sure you have a firm grip on what your cutting or you might give yourself a nice cut.
They are good for light work around the house but I wouldn’t want to use them for anything heavier.
I would also recommend using gloves or at least some kind of hand protection as it gets pretty uncomfortable after a while due to the stiff pliers.
Anything you try to cut will get stuck in between the handles and will have to be removed which can be a pain.
The only way to prevent this from happening is by trapping the object with a piece of cloth or something so that it doesn’t slip down further into the tool.
If your looking to use this tool on a regular basis I would look into getting something with better built quality. If your just looking for something cheap to get you by every once in a while these will do.
I do not think I would buy these again.
Nice set for the money
I bought this tool mainly to have a decent set of pliers handy.I have the leatherman charge xt at work and love it but didn’t want to spend near that much for a set of pliers at home.The handles are rubberized with an inset metal grip area.The plier head has rubber inserts to avoid marring with the squeeze.The needle nose section works great but I can’t seem to get the smaller side teeth very far in without a lot of wobble,still not bad for the money.The knife blade is short but fairly wide and will easily cut paper,the scissors are sharp and easy to use.The file is a weird coarse pattern not the best for filing but better than a rasp.The 2 holes on the opposite side of the blade can be used for hanging or attaching to a lanyard.All in all a nice compact tool for $12.00.The only thing it lacks is a bolt / small nut wrench but I just keep one on my keychain and carry it in my pocket.
Great little set of pliers
Nice set of pliers for around the house. The wire cutters don’t work on anything over 18awg but otherwise the pliers work great for their size.
Compact and complete
I got this because I wanted a compact and lightweight tool that was able to do basic tasks. This fits the bill.
The knife came pretty sharp, the pliers are nice and work for lighter tasks, and the scissors are okay. No problems with them so far.
TheFile is nice for light tasks, but not heavy or prolonged use.
All in all, for the price it’s a great deal. Smaller than a pack of cards and light weight, yet still useful.
Only time will tell how long it lasts though.
Gets the Job Done
The pliers work as they should, but the knife is dull and the scissors are hard to cut anything with. Not bad for the price.
Pretty Good for the Price
All in all not a bad little tool, the pliers are actually stronger than I expected them to be (still no replacement for my full size tools but way better than I expected). All the other tools are just what I expected them to be.
For the price this little guy is worth it!
Good for EMT’s
I’m an EMT and I keep this in my glovebox. The pliers aren’t going to replace my regular pair however they come in handy on rare occasions.
The knife has been useful to cut things like seatbelts and such. The file is great for roughing edges on things. All in all a good addition to my glovebox as it takes no space and weighs next to nothing.
It’s a neat little tool…
But I just can’t bring myself to carry it around with me all the time. It seems a bit too small for my hands, though I have biggest paws on the block.
Maybe it’s because I’m left-handed and it’s made for a right?
Either way, it seems like a great little compact tool to keep in the car or grab if you’re going out for a walk and think you might need a tool of some sort.
Not bad at all for the price. I’ve seen much worse branded as something else and three times the price.
It’s a nice little gift for your less-tool-friendly friends too.
Great Little Gift For the Man Who Has Everything
I bought this as a late birthday present for my husband. He was very pleased.
It’s nothing special, but he didn’t have anything like it, and it was very inexpensive so I wasn’t worried if he ignored it or lost it. He claims he doesn’t plan to, but I’m sure it will come in handy at some point.
Good For the Price
Very Good For the Price. It is good for small jobs and I don’t feel as bad when I lose it because it didn’t cost much.
Decent Little Tool
I have to say, this is a pretty handy little tool. The only thing that I would add to it would be a clip of some sort to keep it in your pocket more easily.
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