Ozark Trail

Ozark Trail 12 in 1 Review – A Basic Multi Tool for Outdoors

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The Ozark Trail 12 in 1 multi tool is an excellent option if you are looking for something that works well in a budget. There are twelve tools inside, and for the price, it is undoubtedly value for money. It is a steal for the price it is for, even though it is not the best performing or the highest quality tool on the market, yet for the price, which includes twelve fully functional tools, it is an excellent choice.

Ozark Trail 12 in 1 Multi Tool – Overview

It can be compared to the Leatherman Rebar, and this tool has a dull edge knife, an awl, cap lifter or a screw opener, Phillips screwdriver, two flathead screwdrivers, a saw, needle nose pliers, a file, wire cutters, and regular pliers. All of these tools are inside accessible, which means you would have to open the device in order to use them. None of these tools, however, have the locking option.

Features

The pliers are quite good since they are aligned accurately. The rest of the tools also work well, and they do their job – which is the most crucial factor.

The knife is quite sharp, as it is supposed to be, and even the saw is able to cut the wood quite nicely. The awl pierces, on the other hand, are just okay and could have been a bit sharper.

The pliers and the screwdrivers also work very well and are able to perform their job. The edged tools are also a bit disappointing, while the straight-edge blade is quite tolerable, but the blade is a bit dull.

The medium straight screwdriver works all right and could be served with a file to make it sharper. The file is double-sided, and one of the sides is nice and blunt while the other side is quite dull.

The storage or the carry pouch is a great idea. The quality of the pouch is excellent, in fact, better than the pouch, which is available with the high-end multi-tools. So if you ever need a high-quality pouch for your expensive multi-tools, then you can always use this one!

This is a great tool that you can take with you for camping, where you surely need a multi-tool, and this one would come in handy. This is built for the outdoors because it has a saw and the awl. In fact, the sheath says “outdoor equipment” on it. The size is nice and compact and can be kept in your pocket or your backpack.

One of the problems that users can face with this multi-tool is that the tools do not have the locking mechanism. This can be an issue, especially with the screwdrivers where you can hurt or injure yourself with the sharpness.

List of Tools

In a nutshell, the Ozark Trail 12-in-1 multi tool is equipped with a storage/pouch, which is fitted for this tool. The tools, which it has, are:

  • Needle nose pliers
  • Regular pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Straight edge knife
  • Serrated knife (misidentified as a saw on the packaging)
  • Bottle opener
  • Can opener
  • Awl
  • File
  • Medium straight screwdriver
  • Small straight screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver

Specifications

  • Weight: 7.7 ounces
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 3.9 x 1.9 inches
  • Size: Pack of 1
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Item Package Quantity 1
  • No Batteries Included
  • No of tools: 12

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • It has twelve tools and each work very well
  • The spring-loaded pliers are excellent
  • Nothing is stiff since it comes oiled up
  • The size of the tools is quite good
  • The sheath is great quality
Cons
  • There are no locking tools
  • Difficult to access some tools because of the finger slit design

Conclusion

If you are looking for a great multi tool which has plenty of options yet you are on a tight budget, then this is an excellent choice. It includes a great variety of twelve essential tools, which always come in handy, whether you are at home or outdoors. In fact, it is a great idea to have this tool with you, especially for your outdoor adventures. It is low maintenance and value for money tool, which is ideal for beginners, but you may not find high quality like the other high-end brands, but for the price, it is an excellent buy.

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