Xiaomi multitools: Xiaomi Nextool 16 in 1 [Xiaomi 13 in 1 see post #135 <$10, pics added]

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Xiaomi multitools: Xiaomi Nextool 16 in 1 [Xiaomi 13 in 1 see post #135 <$10, pics added]
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It has good feedback on Banggood, though most reviews are very short.

I posted in another thread that this might be a good budget alternative to Leatherman.

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It looks nice. I wonder how durable it is. Are you going to get one?

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Interesting indeed. It would replace a lot of tools in my tool bag that I lug with me when we go camping.

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I’d like to have some good multitool stowed in the car. Leatherman is not worth it for me and the stuff that I read about all cheap multitools makes them seem even less worthy of their prices.
So I looked this up with interest.

I think that the really useful stuff for me is:

  • screwdrivers
  • pliers
  • wire cutter
  • scissors

Most of the rest is between useless and well-maybe-one-day.

I see that the 9-tool variant has a wrench (with a cute caliper) which would be useful as well but lacks scissors.

So…I have mixed feelings. Maybe I should wait for some later model…

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That is indeed an interesting option, I might just give it a try… I assume that “With Tools Inner Lock” means like a liner locking mechanism? I wonder if it’s for all the tools or just for the blades? Can anybody spot where the lock release mechanism is?

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I did ask BG today. 

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freeme wrote:

I did ask BG today. 


Thanks, specifically I’m interested in whether the smaller tools have a locking mechanism, especially the screwdrivers. The hacksaw does have a liner lock according to this video, but not clear about the other bits:

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I never had a multitool other than SAK knives, but I’m convinced by this one, with both pliers and scissors and looking good too, and I bought it with freeme’s code. Let’s see if it will get a lot of use. Thanks for the heads up Raccoon!

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Also grabbed one with freeme´s code.
Will be replacing an 92 model Leatherman, so it was about time.

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Wow, the scissors on this thing are quite impressive…

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I looked at it before but didn’t order it as it isnt, as most multitools are, really lefty friendly.
However I still consider it as it looks like a real alternative for a Leatherman.

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I’d like to know if the knife blade is beveled on both sides and hollow ground.

I use an old Sabertool with a blade that’s made that way. All the tools lock, no finger-snapping.

The brand was bought out by someone in China and chabuduo-ed to worthless crap == “chisel ground” and sharpened only on one side. And flimsy.

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Looks nice, but no lock on the knife is a pity.

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My EDC knife has no lock but clicks in place quite stiff. If that is the case I do not need a lock.

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I tend to abuse the knives of my leathermans, I feel safer then. But if you do just normal cutting you should be safe indeed.

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I like how it looks but 30Cr13 is really soft steel (think like AUS-4)

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Geuzzz wrote:
Looks nice, but no lock on the knife is a pity.

I personally don’t really mind it not having a lock on the knife because I’m always cutting against the geometry of the folding mechanism. But for something like a screwdriver it’s a lot more likely to bend back on my fingers as I throw my weight around.

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Geuzzz wrote:
Looks nice, but no lock on the knife is a pity.

I personally don’t really mind it not having a lock on the knife because I’m always cutting against the geometry of the folding mechanism. But for something like a screwdriver it’s a lot more likely to bend back on my fingers as I throw my weight around.

Your are totally right, but I rather have a finger between a collapsing screwdriver than a knife.
I have done both in the past to prove Facepalm

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I’m lefthanded and as Henk pointed out already, multitools are not lefty-friendly. So in case I need a knife, I probably will not use the multitool anyway.

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Geuzzz wrote:
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Geuzzz wrote:
Looks nice, but no lock on the knife is a pity.

I personally don’t really mind it not having a lock on the knife because I’m always cutting against the geometry of the folding mechanism. But for something like a screwdriver it’s a lot more likely to bend back on my fingers as I throw my weight around.

Your are totally right, but I rather have a finger between a collapsing screwdriver than a knife.
I have done both in the past to prove Facepalm

Can’t argue with that! Big Smile

djozz wrote:
I’m lefthanded and as Henk pointed out already, multitools are not lefty-friendly. So in case I need a knife, I probably will not use the multitool anyway.

I am too, but I guess at some point I just adapted and use my right hand, like so many things in this cold cruel world for lefties. Smile

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Literally the only thing I envy this thing for is the scissors. Dang they are great. Everything else the Wave/Wave+ is MUCH better. I got one cheap for 50 bucks. I would never buy any “tool” with no lock on the knife and everything that can fold on you and hurt you ever again. Learned that from swiss army knives. Other things I personally(!) miss on this: Usable screwdriver (that thing is just a pitiful excuse imho), file, metal saw (cutting nails, filing some metal. or finger nails lol).

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Got one and over the last month ive enjoyed using it. Although mine doesn’t have the name ‘XIAOMI’ on it it has another name.
Scissors are very sharp (already cut my self on them once).
Just of note the saw is lockable but the knife blade isn’t. Strange choice but maybe that so they can get more users in markets where lock knives cant be carried in public (Think of the children!….having access to a safety feature!)
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Trail Trek wrote:

Just of note the saw is lockable but the knife blade isn’t.

And what about the smaller tools like the screwdrivers? Lockable?

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Just of note the saw is lockable but the knife blade isn’t.
And what about the smaller tools like the screwdrivers? Lockable?

No sorry none of them lock, the only thing that locks in place is the saw which uses a frame lock.

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Trail Trek wrote:
sb56637 wrote:
Trail Trek wrote:
Just of note the saw is lockable but the knife blade isn’t.
And what about the smaller tools like the screwdrivers? Lockable?

No sorry none of them lock, the only thing that locks in place is the saw which uses a frame lock.

Thanks a lot for confirming that.

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xevious wrote:
The deployment of the pliers looks strange. I’m so used to the central positioning with something like a Leatherman. Does the 14 minute video cover all the features?

What do you mean? It looks to me like the pliers are in the middle of the “main” body of the tool. The scissors deploy from inside one of the handles of the “main” body, with an extra leg, which also has markings of a ruler.

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What do you mean? It looks to me like the pliers are in the middle of the “main” body of the tool. The scissors deploy from inside one of the handles of the “main” body, with an extra leg, which also has markings of a ruler.

Sorry, please ignore that posting I made. I’ve had a few really rotten days that messed up my concentration. Clearly the pliers are in the center and the scissors are from inside one handle. I need to take a break…
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xevious wrote:
Sorry, please ignore that posting I made. I’ve had a few really rotten days that messed up my concentration. Clearly the pliers are in the center and the scissors are from inside one handle. I need to take a break…

No worries, sorry you’re going through a rough patch. Feel free to take your break right here on BLF. Wink

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Has anyone received theirs from the freeme deal? I ordered two because they have good reviews and are at a great price. They are going to my wife’s and my emergency backpacks. I currently use for my EDC a leatherman wave.

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