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Here’s an interesting looking tool from Trend. The Multiscribe Pro has a rotating block that can be locked in at any angle with respect to the steel blade. The blade has markings in both 3/16″ and 1/4″ increments and comes to a point on one end. The block sports a pencil sharpener, a bubble vial, and two holes for sticking a pencil through, which is useful for scribing.

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When you practice catch-and-release, every second counts. The longer you have the fish out of water, the worse its chances of survival. You grab your forceps or other hook-remover only to figure out there’s no way you’re getting the hook out without damaging the fish. So you need to waste precious seconds to grab another tool to cut the line. If you were holding a pair of Hemocuts, you’d already have the fish back in the water.

The Hemocut is a combination of the Kelly forceps and bandage scissors. It’s marketed by two different companies for two entirely different fields. EMI manufactures and markets the Hemocuts to the medical field and William Joseph markets them to fisherman, including a few modifications like an open-finger loop and a rubber coating for a better grip in wet conditions.

The medical Hemocuts start at $6, while the ones specialized for fishing run $15.

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Columbia River Knife and Tool designed the Get-A-Way Driver Multi-Tool to be part of their ID (Inspired Design) tool system, but it also stands alone as its own tool. It carries four insert bits with spring-loaded detents which keep them secured in the bit driver. It also functions as a flashlight, 10mm wrench, bottle opener, and oxygen bottle wrench.

Weighing only 1.9 oz., the tool is only 3.75″ long and 1/2″ thick. The bit driver can be placed at the end of the tool and used as a straight screwdriver or placed on the side and used as a right angle driver for when you need extra torque. The flashlight requires two R927 3V lithium batteries.

CRKT sells two models of the Get-A-Way driver. One model comes with 2 flat and 2 Phillips-tipped drivers, and the other comes with T5, T6, T8, and T10 Torx bits. They claim the tool uses standard insert bits so maybe you can carry other bits you commonly use. Pricing for either model starts at $11.

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Many multi-tools seem to be a flimsy sampling of little knick-knacks. We’ve seen different versions for ages, but they rely on a simple straight-edged pocket knife to do most of the real work. However, Leatherman’s interesting Charge ALX model is a little different. It does away with many of the old issues multi-tools faced, like those Phillips drivers which always seemed to be less than helpful.

They have been replaced by a clever interchangeable bit system, much like what you’d find on an electric screwdriver. There are two of these sockets on the Charge, allowing you to keep multiple common bits ready for immediate use. Extensive kits with drivers for many different head styles are available and store nicely inside the same sheath as the tool itself.

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