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What is Multitool?
A multitool is a set of profile or everyday tools contained in one compact case.
Actually, the presence of the "multi" prefixoid hints that it means an interesting universal little thing that can cope with a wide range of tasks.
It is important to immediately understand that a mini multitool and a folding knife with an additional tool hidden in the handle are not the same things.
Purpose and principle of operation
Among the many types of multitools, a set of each of which is tailored to perform certain tasks, the classic full-size versions are widely used.
One well-chosen model will fit:
- For fishing, for example, when repairing equipment, where a complete set of tools consisting of several units may be required.
- For hunting - wire cutters and a knife will always come in handy. In addition, a can opener, a file, a saw, etc., are always in demand among hunters.
- For tourism. The pocket multitool will help the tourist to open the canned food, repair the equipment, and, if necessary, even build a stretcher for, say, an active recreation comrade who has injured his leg.
- And even for survival.
Types of multitools and their price
According to a general definition, camping multitools are multifunctional tools.
Their shape, size and ease of use are dictated by the needs of users.
The multi-tool can be divided into several types:
Pliers are the main tool.
There are a full-size version and a mini multy tool, which, due to its small size, is suitable for everyday wear.
One-handed version, which is based on a knife, and various useful additions are hidden in the handles.
Plastic case, the size of a plastic bank card (slightly thicker).
A miniature tool is inserted into the grooves.
Scissors, knife, tweezers, safety pin, rulers and screwdrivers included.
It can be equipped with an LED flashlight.
A metal plate is made according to the size of a bank card.
On the edges, there is, for example, a ruler, a senator and a standard blade.
The body itself also has functional holes that act as a ring for hanging openers.
A similar tool is also called a business card multitool.
Its subspecies is a credit card knife, which has a thin plastic case with a notch for the blade.
The device is transferred to the working position by folding the card along the break lines, which transforms into a pen.
Bracelet on hand
The model with an interesting design, made of links, each of which has a functional hole for a nut or screw of a certain dimension.
There are also rods that form the working part of a screwdriver for a specific fastener slot.
A miniature multi-tool that fits comfortably on a keychain.
It can have a variety of layouts, ranging from a classic knife to a folding knife, a multifunctional bottle opener, or a can opener with a carabiner-shaped body.
This tool has a stylish look.
The layout can be different, starting with the classics ending with the Swiss card.
The main advantage is that models in this design cannot be lost.
Mini multitools can also be divided according to specialization, characterized by a set of profile tools.
The main ones are:
Includes models without a knife but with personal care products.
Combination knives are also popular.
Often on the body of the hiking version, there is a carabiner for fixing on a belt, sling or backpack.
Multifunctional models are a real workshop that will allow you to build a shelter and make a fire if the steel is turned on.
Many survivalist multi-tools come with a leather sheath, a clip for attaching to a belt or the edge of a pocket.
Often the handles are made of titanium.
In the arsenal, in addition to wire cutters, scissors and a knife, a diamond file for sharpening hooks.
Similar to the previous version.
With an emphasis on possible bike repairs.
Wrenches and screwdrivers included.
The base kit includes pliers, a knife and nail files, kits for cleaning and disassembling weapons.
Such a military multi-tool can partially replace a full-fledged weapon tool.
Designed to work in difficult conditions.
For work with equipment of the vessel and performance of repair work.
The yachtsman's multi-tool is also made in the form of a folding multi-tool knife.
With dielectric handles designed for work with wiring and switchboards.
Emergency car multi-tool
Includes glass breaker and seatbelt cutting blade in one motion.
Includes a trihedron that opens the corresponding locks.
Standard multi-tools, depending on the design, can be with a one-handed opening of the tool by means of a peg or require two free hands.
In the latter version, the tool is equipped with a finger grip groove.
There is a non-standard tool with extended functionality, which also applies to muli tools:
Created according to the prototype of an infantry shoulder blade, it is performed in several variations.
For example, an additional tool is hidden in the hollow handle, such as a saw or a flashlight, which is wound onto the seat of the blade of the shovel itself.
The latter can also have a saw, a ruler, a hole - an opener on the side face.
In relation to the handle, the shovel is fixed at various angles to perform a wide range of tasks.
Another name for a jump starter is a portable device powered by a built-in battery and alligator clips for connecting to the battery terminals.
Allows you to start a car with a dead battery or recharge any modern gadgets.
USB connectors, an emergency flashlight, glass breaker are built into the case.
Such a rechargeable multi-tool has a capacity of about 10 thousand mAh and acts as an external source of electricity.
Another unusual tool that looks like an angle grinder.
The work is based on high-frequency oscillatory movements, in contrast to the use of torque by the angle grinder.
Direct purpose - cutting material in conditions where it is impossible to use a profile tool.
A variety of interchangeable attachments allow you to perform a wide range of tasks, from curly cutting tiles, ending with grinding joints, vibrating concrete compaction and even sharpening other tools.
Compact multifunctional lighter with four different functions.
Suitable for both urban and outdoor use.
The Swiss folding knife is considered to be the first representative of the class of universal tools of the "pocket" format - indeed, back in 1891, it was possible to have several useful items on hand in one compact "folding." However, it was the main "working body" of Swiss knives that limited their functionality: to this day, they remain precisely knives in the first place. Therefore, additional tools in them are seriously limited in both length and thickness to fit in the handle - if you have ever had a Swiss knife with pliers like the Victorinox Skipper, then you already know how "souvenir" they are there. But it is often more necessary to have pliers on hand than a knife.
Well, the answer was invented almost a hundred years after the creation of the Swiss knife: it was not until 1980 that Tim Leatherman patented a device that was called the "multitool." These were full-fledged pliers, in the handles of which, according to the principle of a Swiss knife, additional tools were hidden. The Leatherman trademark to this day remains "talking" for lovers of multy tools (and deservedly won most of today's rating of the best multi-tools), although only the lazy do not produce them. This word has also extended to a tool whose design has nothing to do with the idea of the original Leatherman PST - for example, bicycle multi-tools, which, in fact, are "Swiss knives without a knife." With so many to choose from, it's no wonder you can get confused by the multi-tools lined up in shop windows.
Best Multitools for 2022
Below is the list of best multitools for 2022.
Best Mid-Range Multitools
The price of this full-size camping multitool is quite low by Leatherman standards. This immediately indicates a simplification of the design: although the quick-change blades of the nippers are preserved here (and this is excellent!), the hinges of the tool packages are already non-separable here. That is, it is impossible to change something in the package. But the set here is what you need - and two knives, and a file, and a file, and openers with screwdrivers. Wire stripping and terminal crimping are also provided. In a word, despite the simplification of the design, the multi-tool retained wide functionality and high quality. It is made entirely of stainless steel, so it is not afraid of water and sweat.
Accordingly, in this section of the ranking, the Leatherman multitool gets the first place by no means only as a tribute to the "founding fathers' ' who created this class of tools: the muli tool is really excellent.
Nice set of tools
Replaceable nipper blades
TACTIA M.010 EDC MULTITOOL CREDIT CARD in BLACK
No less eminent than Leatherman, the American manufacturer Tactia offers us a full-size mulit tool, which, alas, requires special attention when buying. The fact is that it was this Tactia series that the Chinese fell in love with, and fakes can be found on the same Aliexpress for just over a thousand. But the quality at the same time will be incomparable, which the author, as the owner of both the original and "China," knows for himself. For example, sponges here can be "thrown out" of the handles with a sharp movement of the hand - but if the "American" takes it for granted because it is intended by the creator, then the "Chinese" regularly fly off the spring clips that hold the fingers-limiters of the hinge with sponges inside handles. Simply put, the "Chinese" is not only made of useless steel but also literally falls apart in the hands. So,
Made of stainless steel, the pocket multitool tool has what can be called "basic" functionality - pliers with or without narrow-nosed pliers (there are different versions), wire cutters with non-replaceable edges, one Phillips screwdriver and three-flat ones of different calibres. There is also, of course, an opener, knives and a file. The quality of the multitool is decent. The latches work reliably and are easily shifted with your thumb. However, unlike Leatherman Surge, the knives cannot be opened with one hand.
The pliers are brought into position in one movement - a Gerber trademark, often very convenient.
Relatively affordable price with high-quality materials and quality
Lifetime (but limited by terms) warranty
Non-replaceable cutting pliers and screwdriver blades
A large number of fakes
Skeletool-like pocket multitools are designed more for EDC wear "for everyone," not for constant use at work. They usually have simpler steel, and the feature set is curtailed. Therefore, despite several clear advantages of Leatherman, their "pocket" model in our rating is inferior to the full-sized Gerber.
Skeletool, having the dimensions of conventional folding knives, is much more functional than they are, and some of the design elements combine several features at once. For example, a carabiner with a spring clip will allow you to hang a mulit tool and open bottles. Blade - combined, with a serrated closer to the base, made of steel 420HC. There is a bit holder of a standard size for screws and screws. There are four complete bits (two flat, two - under the "cross" Philips). And, of course, there are pliers, narrow-nose pliers and wire cutters.
These best multitools weigh a little - only 142 grams. Just what you need for EDC. So, when choosing a compact mulit tool, pay attention to this model as well, since the main features of Leatherman (easy disassembly, a quarter-century warranty) did not pass by here.
Compact and lightweight
Good warranty terms
There are no built-in screwdrivers; you will have to carry bits with you.
The best high-end multi-tools
Our rating opens with an expensive but high-quality multi-tool from the "progenitor" company of this entire class of tools. In Tactica's "power" line, which began with the PST in 1983, this multi-tool is the most versatile, and it consistently holds the pennant of the best seller. So, what is hidden under the orange coating of the malti tool?
First of all, these are, of course, pliers with narrow-nose pliers. Their jaws are equipped with quick-change blades for cutting wire, which sets the Surge apart from even many "highly specialized" pliers, which, when the cutting edges become dull, become useless for working with wire forever. Electricians will find the crimped wire cutters on the back of the pliers hinge useful. For electricians, there is also a tool for stripping wires. Of course, it is very far from a specialized automatic stripper, but it is unlikely that anyone will manage to shove one into the multitool format. And Tactica will do as a lifesaver.
There are two knives in the muli tools - a regular one and a serrated one, both made of 420HC steel (other parts of the tool are also made of it, except for the nipper blades). Although by the standards of "knife makers," this material cannot be called top, it does not take away from its decent resistance to corrosion due to the content of up to 14% chromium in the alloy and good retention of sharpening while maintaining the flexibility of the blade: such knives are not afraid of side load, in unlike overheated 440C on Chinese copies, which do not bend, but burst. So, for example, on a hike, Surge knives will also come in handy. As well as complete files (and quick-change) and openers for canned food. The multitool also includes an awl, two files (including a diamond one), which are installed in the file socket, scissors, two screwdrivers, and a bit holder.
The traditional Tactica "trick" is the easy disassembly of the multitool and the availability of separate tools for sale. You can customize your mulit tool if you wish, replacing new tools with more useful ones. Other manufacturers do not offer this, which is a pity. True, it is problematic to buy components in United States, but eBay will always help out.
To summarize: the wallet multitool came out as a strong "universal" and strong. Alas, the impression is spoiled by the price: if we translate the price in the USA into dollars, it turns out that "at home" costs almost half as much as in our country.
Functionality and quality of materials
25 years warranty
Easy opening of knives with one hand
High price in the USA
Victorinox SwissTool X Plus
The most famous manufacturer of Swiss knives could not stand aside. Produced by Victorinox multitool in the best Swiss tradition, "stuffed" to the limit: the manufacturer proudly claims 37 functions in it. The multi-tool is made, of course, of stainless steel (the very name of the company includes "inox," which just means stainless steel).
What do we offer in the kit? Note that the manufacturer was cunning with the set of functions: the number "37" includes a set of bits that will have to be twisted with a separate key from the kit. Even the corkscrew is worn separately from the multitoo and, if necessary, is inserted into its nest on the handle. So, if you remove the "external" elements, the functionality of the muiti tool will look paler.
We will not particularly describe the complete tools in the SwissTool X Plus handles: all of them individually are well known from Victorinox knives. Although their steel is soft, it ensures against breakage. And the "built-in" functions of the best multitools for backpacking are good in terms of versatility. This cannot be taken away from him. Given that the tool is completely made of stainless steel, it is perfect for camping use. Another thing is that his price is now not very "tasty"...
Traditional Victorinox quality
Lifetime manufacturer's warranty against factory defects
Many parts are worn separately from the multitool tool. They are easier to lose.
The blades of the nippers are non-replaceable, and their material is soft - keep this in mind when choosing.
Non-separable design (all axles are riveted)
While for the vast majority of multi-tools, the tool "around" which they are assembled is narrow-nose pliers with pliers, Leatherman Crunch is made on the basis of self-clamping pliers (popularly called "Goebbels" for some reason). So it can also serve as a clamp-clamp if you need not hold something but fix it. In fairness, it is sometimes more convenient to turn the same nuts with a self-tightening tool if you do not need to constantly intercept: the brush gets tired many times less because the handles do not need to be squeezed all the time.
However, the self-clamping mechanism with a maximum grip width of 25 mm inevitably "ate" a decent volume, so there are a minimum of additional tools in this multitool: only a serrated knife, a small file, a Phillips screwdriver and two slotted ones (one of them is combined with a bottle opener). What and all? Not really. Although there is no room for a tool bag in the second handle, you can unscrew the adjusting screw from it and find that this opens a hex socket for standard bits. And on the lever of the mechanism, there is a special groove for stripping wires - this is specifically indicated by engraving.
The originality of the design is sometimes very "in the subject."
The inconvenience of using bits (and the unscrewed screw can be lost)
The jaws of the pliers are soft - obviously, the manufacturer decided to make sure that they do not break with great effort, most self-clamping pliers "sin" with this
Limited feature set
The best budget multitools
A representative of the budget class from a brand that is well known to the same knife lovers: for its price, the quality of Ganzo is very decent, so we decided to take a closer look at the mulit tool from this Chinese company.
The main steel used by the manufacturer is 440C. We have already warned above that the "Chinese" should be more careful with it: if the hardening technology is violated, it becomes excessively fragile. It's nice that there are few complaints about Ganzo in this regard. We note the ergonomic shape of the handles, both in the "pliers mode" and when using the tools built into the handles. Their set is minimalistic: flat and Phillips screwdrivers, a file, two knives, an opener and an awl. It is a pity that there is no file: then we would definitely recommend Ganzo as an inexpensive option for hiking, which, in which case, it will not be a pity to lose it.
Decent steel is used for all multitool tools
The set of tools is minimal
Warranty - only 1 year
A simple and extremely cheap multi-tool was named just as simply. At this price, you can buy it simply on the principle of "to have it," take it on hikes and hunting without fear of drowning in a swamp (especially considering that there is no cover in the kit, and fastening with a clip on the belt is not very reliable) or forget it by folding tents. The set itself here is just "camping and hunting": two knives, a file, openers. Screwdrivers, to be honest, do not impress with special strength, so you should resort to their help only as a last resort.
The light-alloy grips are quite ergonomic, although they tend to pick up dirt. In general, we have a classic cheap "Chinese" with all its pluses and minuses.
A well-chosen set of tools
Not the best steel, this is especially noticeable in screwdrivers, the tips of which are not hardened to the desired hardness.
The best non-traditional multi-tools
This multi-tool is the only one that can be at hand even when you do not have free pockets in your clothes, but also the clothes themselves. Indeed, at its core, this is an ordinary bracelet assembled from multifunctional links, which, according to the "Leserman" tradition, can be bought separately and assembled the tool "for yourself."
The standard set includes screwdrivers, hexagonal bits, and sockets for nuts. There is even a carbide point for breaking glasses, and the opener is hidden in the clasp of the bracelet. All elements are made of high-quality stainless steel.
Of course, any muiti tool becomes a victim of universality: each of its elements is less convenient than a specialized tool of the same type. Here, the design was also added to the problems: no matter how you twist the nuts with a bracelet taken from your hand, a normal key or at least pliers will be more convenient. But such a multy tool will be interesting even just as an accessory of a "techie," and as an option for the "most extreme case," it also has the right to life - it's not for nothing that the Chinese are already stamping fakes with might and main. In the end, there are times when even a completely "decorative" tool helps out: the author once repaired a motorcycle that stood in the middle of a forest road "...twenty" kilometres from the nearest home, generally using a "key chain" multitool for backpacking and a twig and, frankly, such a bracelet would have helped him much better.
This multi-tool bracelet also has an even funnier version - Leatherman releases the Tempo multi-tool watch, the bracelet of which is assembled from the same links. Indeed, if you can forget "just a bracelet" at home, then you will probably put a watch on your hand.
So at least for a great idea, it's worth adding pluses to the manufacturer. The Inner Hamster has already begun to push the Toad aside, hasn't it?
Maximum functions with minimum usable space
Easily replace links to resize or install desired
High price (however, if worn purely as an accessory, then there are also Chinese replicas)
The inconvenience of intended use
And again, Leatherman! But, if the previous model from this section of the ranking of the best multi-tools may be of interest even to people who will never use it, then Leatherman Pump is a highly specialized malti tool, and its very name indicates the target audience. Naturally, the word pump, in this case, does not mean water pumps, but pump-action shotguns - it was for them that the mini multitool tool was invented.
However, it is useful for other types of firearms as well. The multitoo includes a universal key for interchangeable chokes (whether you have at least an MP-155, even a Benelli Raffaello, it will work), a mini-screwdriver for adjusting sights (it is unlikely that you will have a sight with tactical drums on your gun), hex sockets allow use it as a ring key. There is also a removable key for bits, two double-sided screwdrivers (flat/cross slot, hex/Torx) and a sling cutter, also known as a skinning knife.
It is the non-retractable knife that spoils the impression of the muiti tool the most: just putting it in your pocket, you risk tearing the entire lining. Therefore, a complete case (by the way, with a MOLLE mount) is definitely useful. If we take into account that this multi-tool is inexpensive, it will become an interesting option for a gift for a hunter or ordinary "shooting" lover.
The tool is interesting, at least as a souvenir, especially for lovers of tactical accessories.
Choke wrench for all calibres
The cutter is not removed
It is not very convenient to turn the chokes (but it is difficult to pull too)
What should be in a toolbox? See for yourself according to your needs. It would be a mistake to buy an expensive multi-tool only to find out later that it only uses pliers and a knife. But you will have to carry extra weight with you constantly.
How to choose a multitool (2022)
Everyone is good with tool kits, except for one thing: you can't carry them in your pocket. And if the tool was required on the street or on the road?
Anyone who has had to unscrew a screw with wrenches and nails will surely appreciate the concept of a multy tool - a wearable set of the most sought-after tools. The idea, it should be noted, is not new - the first folding knives with additional tools in the "clip" appeared in the 19th century.
Some models are still produced in a similar format today, but most often, the modern "multi-tool" is made on the basis of pliers. We owe this design to the American Tim Leatherman, who patented the design of folding pliers in 1980, and the multi-tools of the Leatherman company he created are still considered one of the best. And this is despite the fact that today hundreds of companies produce a similar instrument, offering thousands of different models for every taste and budget. How to understand this variety and choose a really useful thing?
Decide where you will wear it and what you will use it for.
It's one thing if the wallet multitool is in the car or in a tourist backpack. And quite another if you are going to carry it with you all the time. In this case, the weight and dimensions of the tool come out on top - what's the use of three dozen different attachments if the malti tool is at home due to excess weight? Compact models can weigh about 50 grams and be no larger than a flash drive. Hang this multitoo to your keys as a keychain, and no damage will take you by surprise.
If you travel a lot by plane, keep in mind that it is forbidden to carry any knives in hand luggage - even folding knives with a blade length of a few centimetres. But you can carry a pocket multitool tool without a knife on board with you - it's not a fact that it will come in handy for you, but you never know?
And of course, you should choose a tool depending on the type of your occupation and hobbies. Whether you are into fishing or hunting, doing electrical work or minor repairs, cycling or biking, there are specialized multi-tools for you.
Well, you yourself can choose the most suitable model for you according to the necessary tools and other characteristics.
Characteristics of multitools
The number of tools in one multitool determines its versatility. But in no case is it worth chasing the maximum number of tools - the adage "less is better" in this case is very out of place. Each tool increases the overall weight and dimensions, and working with a malti tool with a couple of dozen nozzles and blades is not very convenient. Therefore, it is desirable that in the "clip," there are only tools that are in demand (just for you).
Pliers are one of the most used multipurpose tools. Pliers, perhaps, will be useful to you, regardless of what you are doing - they can also be used in everyday activities:
- repair the zipper;
- open/close the tap with a flown handle;
- carry out an express electrical repair: twist the wires, pull the cable through the hole;
- thin, tight-fitting jaws of some models allow the use of pliers as powerful tweezers;
- They can also crack nuts.
However, if you are going to give the pliers a large load, pay attention to the handles of the camping multitool and the mount. Inexpensive models have handles made of thin (up to 1mm) metal and fastening with flimsy rivets - the very first serious test will cause such a tool to break.
Nippers - come in handy if you often deal with wires. The cutting planes of the pliers are usually located at the base of the pliers, so their functionality is limited (a burr on the nail, for example, cannot be bitten off). On some "advanced" models, the wire cutters are fixed to the pliers with screws - this will allow you to replace a dull blade.
The knife is also one of the most sought after tools:
- sharpen a pencil;
- cut the package
- strip the cable;
- cut bread and meat products;
- and a million more uses.
The usefulness of this tool depends on the quality of the steel - in inexpensive models, the knife quickly becomes dull, and it becomes uncomfortable to use it. But there are other subtleties when choosing a knife: first, keep in mind that there are two options for its location.
In the second version, the knife blade is above the handle line when folded, and it can be inconvenient to use it, for example, when cutting aboard.
Secondly, pay attention to fixing the blade in the unfolded form - if it is absent, you can cut your fingers if a folding force occurs while working with a knife - for example when pulling out a stuck blade.
Screwdrivers can seriously help out in a difficult situation. A flathead screw can still be unscrewed with an ordinary knife, but small screws with a hex head or a Phillips screwdriver can cause serious difficulties, which a multitool for backpacking with a Phillips screwdriver and a set of hexes will help to cope with. A Phillips screwdriver is more useful than a small one (PH1 is also Philips # 1 or even less) - you can still manage to unscrew the screw for PH2 or PH3 with something at hand, and for a small screw, the same knife will more likely turn off the slot, making it completely non-removable. As for hexagons, it is better if a set of 2-8 mm bits comes with the multitool - this will allow you to "defeat" any tricky screw.
The opener allows you to comfortably uncork bottles. In addition, this tool usually performs several functions - most often, it is combined with a can opener and a flathead screwdriver. Sometimes it can be used to gouge grooves - like a chisel or chisel. And this tool is often used as a lever, for example, to separate tightly connected parts. The thickness of the metal at the tip of the opener is greater than that of the knife, and you can safely apply a lot of effort to it without fear of breakage.
The usefulness of a saw for wood also greatly depends on the quality of the steel - if with an inexpensive Chinese multy tool it is easier to break a branch than to saw it off, then with the saw of the same Leatherman, you can safely cut boards 30-40 mm thick. Not as fast and convenient as a hacksaw, of course, but quite real.
In addition, this tool has other uses:
- sawing plastic pipes;
- cutting holes and curly cuts in sheet materials;
- sawing wood and plastic in cramped conditions when it is impossible to crawl with a hacksaw.
Many knives are equipped with a "fork" at the end - this is an extractor for extracting hooks and tees swallowed by fish.
Scissors can come in handy as a manicure tool, but keep in mind that in inexpensive multi-tools, this tool becomes unusable one of the first. Small dimensions and rather large loads impose their own requirements on the material, which many budget models do not meet.
But in high-quality multitools, scissors can easily cut leather, plastic, cardboard or thin tin.
The material of the handles and the material of the tools is the main thing to pay attention to after you have decided on the weight of the multitool and the set of tools included in it. Unfortunately, the term "tool steel" is very loose, and the steel grade is rarely indicated in the specifications. Therefore, it is often possible to judge the material of tools only by indirect signs, for example, by the manufacturer. The best materials and the highest quality workmanship of tools are provided by Leatherman and Victorinox - recognized leaders in this field. Unfortunately, their multi-tools are not cheap. If you are not going to use a multitool for serious work, pay attention to the products of Gerber and Ganzo companies - in their multitools, good quality is combined with a very affordable price. Well, it makes sense to take the multi-tools of most inexpensive "Chinese" brands only for rare use with a minimum load. Their connections quickly begin to backlash, the knives become dull, the heads of the screwdrivers easily "fold," and the scissors instantly break.
Multitools with a set of hex heads will help you cope with "tricky" screws that cannot be unscrewed by any available tools, such as knives and keys.
Multi-tools with pliers will save your teeth and fingers when you need to unscrew a nut, tighten the fastener slider or crack the pistachio.
Multitools with pliers, a knife, wire cutters and a screwdriver will certainly come in handy for an electrician - they can bite off the wire, cut the cable, and screw the terminals.
If you need scissors in a multitool, don't skimp - cheap steel scissors quickly become unusable. It is better to take a more expensive model but with high-quality steel tools.
If you want the multitool to serve you faithfully for many years, choose among models from trusted manufacturers.