The Multitasker Series 3 is designed specifically for the AR-15. ‘Wait, what? A multi-tool designed for the AR-15?’ Yes; and now that I have had the opportunity to physically hold the touch it, gaze at it and use it; I would like to share my thoughts and experiences with it and explain its features.
Some of you may already know that I am a big fan of aesthetics in my gear. Although aesthetics may not be particularly important when it comes to tools, it doesn’t mean I can’t still be impressed by them. I appreciated that even the Multitasker box and packaging was of high quality. Upon opening it, I saw that the Multitasker was securely and safely resting in dense foam that was cut to form and shape of the Multitasker. It was almost as if after removing the box top, the Multitasker was being presented to me.
Once I removed it from its foam nest, I noticed that the deep, dark and glossy black color appeared to be flawless all the way around. I also noticed that the bold, laser engraved Multitasker logo was proudly displayed on the knife blade. Ok, ok, I know. I am getting a little bit lost in the beauty of this tool but if you ever get the chance to see one in person, you will more than likely experience it too. Let’s move on to the features of the Multitasker Series 3.
The Multitasker features G10 grips which is the same material my VZ grips that I use on my 1911. The grips are textured and kind of resemble the appearance of carbon fiber. In between the two grips of the Multitasker is a sandwich of several tools, some of which have more than one use or purpose. Here is a list of the tools in a Multitasker:
– Needle nose pliers with wire cutters (replaceable inserts)
– 1/4″ Standard screwdriver head
– M4 castle nut spanner wrench and bottle opener
– 3″ Locking knife blade (D2 steel and you have the option of either straight or partially serrated)
– 3/8″ Box wrench (perfect for my LaRue mounts)
– 1/2″ Hex wrench (for use on scope rings)
– Carbon scraper/lug scraper
– 3/32″ Pin punch (tip is removable and other items can be attached to the 8-32 male threads)
– Magnetic 1/4″ bit holder that comes included with an A2 style 4 prong front sight adjustment tool (worked with my Magpul BUIS just fine)
Also in the box with the Multitasker are the included bits that fit in the magnetic bit holder. Those bits consist of various sized torx bits, hex bits, standard bits and one phillips bit.
The Multitasker Series 3 multi-tool has almost everything you would need for servicing your AR-15 (or M4/M-16) when at the range or out in the field. I am confident that placing one of these tools in either my range bag or bugout bag will allow me to service my AR-15 completely minus removing the barrel. I could literally use the Multitasker for removing my rail, butt-stock, castle nut and end plate, push out my trigger or hammer pins, remove my flash hider or compensator, adjust my optics, sights and optic mounts. For me, knowing that I am covered for tools when not at home gives me peace of mind. The fact that all of those said tools are all in one pocket sized multi-tool is impresses me. I can honestly say that I will not go to the range with my AR-15 without having a Multitasker in my range bag.
The Multitasker Series 3 multi-tool retails for $140.00 and is not available directly from Multitasker. However, I have typically found them in stock at Brownells