Gerber DET 600 Review

By on February 2, 2016

Gerber DET 600 Review

Gerber DET 600 Review
8.94

Function

8/10

    Portability

    10/10

      Ergonomics

      10/10

        Value

        8/10

          Durability

          10/10

            Pros

            • - Flick of the wrist, one handed opening pliers
            • - Specialized EOD tools
            • - Built to survive a tactical enviroment
            • - Lightweight

            Cons

            • - Lacks alot of
            • - Cost

            The Gerber DET 600 was specifically designed for the U.S Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team. That is why it has some tools that you are not used to seeing, such as a C4 punch and blasting cap crimper. That being said, this is a great tool for anyone with everything that it has to offer.

            This multi tool is built to last and includes all of the tools that you would expect out of a tactical multi tool. My favorite part is that it is all developed right here in The United States. The only improvement I would make would be replacing the Velcro on the carrying case with a snap.

            Function

            Most of the tools are geared towards military and tactical purposes, so this is something to seriously consider if you are into bushcraft or apocalypse survival. It is equipped with the tools that someone working in an EOD unit might want to have, but lacks some tools that you might want in your garage. It lacks scissors, drivers, and other common tools that an everyday user might desire.

            When it comes to cutting, the Gerber DET 600 is built to accomplish the mission no matter what. It is built with a replaceable RemGrit that was designed to cut its way thru any cable in its way. The fine edge knife is also a great way to slice and dice if push comes to shove.

            One of the coolest features of this Gerber is that you can open the pliers with the flick of your wrist. The weight is balanced just right, and the locks are positioned just right. That means that you can open it up with one hand very quickly.

            Portability

            At 9oz, I would consider this one of the best multi tools what it comes to portability. Factor in the fact that it is just barely over 5 inches long when closed, and you have the perfect tool to add you your gear. The retracting pliers allow for this multi tool to stay very short and compact.

            I mentioned before that I don’t like the Velcro on the case, but it is well constructed other than that. You get a premium nylon case that can hook onto just about anything. Specifically, it is designed to secure to tactical equipment if that is what you are looking for.

            Ergonomics

            The fact that the DET 600 is so light, gives it points in ergonomics right away. It is so easy to maneuver and get into place because of that light weight. The rounded edges also make it so that it fits just right in your hand whether you have it open for the pliers or closed for any other tool.

            Value

            The Value of the Gerber DET 600 really depends on whether or not you are using it is designed for. If you are looking for a great tactical multi tool, then this is a great value. Many would argue that it is worth its weight in gold for service men and woman.

            If you are looking for a great value on an all around multi tool, then this might not be the best tool for you. You are paying for some very specific tools that you are not going to use.

            Tools

            1. Needlenose pliers with blasting cap crimper
            2. Wire cutter
            3. Wire crimper
            4. C4 punch
            5. Fine edge knife
            6. RemGrit saw with universal coupler
            7. Cross point screwdriver
            8. Large flat blade screwdriver
            9. Lanyard ring
            10. Can opener
            11. File

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