Gerber Legend 800

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Gerber Legend 800

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Review of "Gerber Legend 800"

published 30/08/2017 | sellerleygirl
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Pro The best mulit tool you can get
Cons Expensive - but worth it.
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"Never fear Bob is here, and he CAN fix it!!"

Gerber LEGEND 800 Multi Tool Pliers 11 Functions with Nylon Pouch

Gerber LEGEND 800 Multi Tool Pliers 11 Functions with Nylon Pouch

Gerber LEGEND 800 Multi Tool Pliers 11 Functions with Nylon Pouch


My husband took early retirement VERY early (aged 52) and he has had several part time jobs since. His last one was as ’handyman’ and groundsman at a caravan park and when he left four years ago to move into our current cottage, the residents clubbed together to buy him a rather nifty Multi Tool as a present. (They knew him too well)
I didn’t realise at the time just what a good gift this was, as this item sells at well over £100.
This little tool has been very handy, and I use it as much (if not more) as he does when I am working out in the garden

What exactly is it?

This is like a very posh Swiss Army Knife!!
It is a handy multi-tool that has 12 fully locking components, these are:

• Needlenose pliers
• ½ fine serrated edge knife
• ½ serrated edge knife
• Remgrit saw
• Fiskars scissors
• Philips driver
• Small flat driver
• Medium flat driver
• Large flat driver
• Bottle opener
• Can opener
• File

It comes in a small strong, black nylon pouch that has the name Gerber on and fastens with Velcro and it will also fasten onto your belt.
The tool measures 11cm (4.29 inches) when closed and 16.5 cm (6.57 inches) when fully open, and it weighs 252g (9.8 ounces). This small, but hefty, tool opens by the handles unfolding out and back from the jaws; these handles are made from cast aluminium handles with black rubber inserts and are 3.2 mm (1/8th inch) thick. The stainless-steel tools and locking mechanism are contained in these handles
The pliers are spring-loaded, and the tungsten carbide wire cutting blades are replaceable – all of this comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Manufacturer’s Details

• Needlenose pliers with indexable, replaceable carbide cutters, fine edge knife, Fiskars scissors, cross point screwdriver, small, medium and large flat blade screwdrivers, bottle opener and file
• Contoured aluminium handles with rubber inserts for grip
• Tungsten carbide wire cutters
• Includes Lifetime Limited Warranty
• Overall Length: 6.57"
• Closed Length: 4.29"
• Weight: 9.8 oz
• Handle Material: Aluminium with Rubber Inserts
• Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon
• Pliers Type: Needlenose
• Handle Colour: Champagne
Our Experience

Since his days in the Boy Scouts my husband has always loved a Swiss Army knife or multi tool, so he was more than pleased with his new toy!!
It took him a little while to let me play too, but now it is a constant companion for me in the garden. I love the fact that it is self-opening, very handy when you have your other hand tied up and you need the blade. The pliers although not the biggest in the tool box are probably the best pliers I have used – although I think that they could do with opening up just a little more; when they are fully open, the jaws spread is only 1 inch (25.4 mm) wide at the tip. But these are serious pliers and I have used them a lot with wire when sorting out the chicken run and coop
The main selling point for me with this tool is that all the different tools are accessible without having to first open the tool, just select and open the tool, then fold the pliers back shut to use them comfortably. This saves a lot of time and the ease of use due to everything with the exception of the pliers being accessible from the outside.
Everything about this tool feels high quality, from the Gerber name embossed on moist surfaces and the good solid feel to the main body and handles. I love the black rubberised inserts on the handles which stick out a little and provide an improved grip.
I spent yesterday sorting out my chicken’s coops and runs and this tool was used non-stop; the Philips screwdriver is a super little screw driver, so many I have used just don’t seem to fit the screws well.
This tool is so handy for so many jobs, just pop it on your belt or in your pocket and you don’t have to keep running back to the shed for a tool – there’s always something on this tool that will do the job.
I call it Bob, because anything I ask will it fix it always seems to come back with the answer ‘YES ICAN’ !

Pros and Cons


• One handed opening.
• Strong pliers.
• Great wire cutters.
• Good set of screwdrivers - 3 slotted, one Philips.
• Don't need to open tool to open blades.
• Blades all lock in place.
• Nice scissors
• Spring loaded pliers - again very nice when you use them.

• Pliers could do with opening up a little more
• The saw seems like a good idea, but it doesn’t cut anything too big
• It’s a large tool, so it can be a bit of a handful.
• It’s expensive

Buying and Cost

As I said earlier this is an expensive tool, the RRP is £149.99; however, currently (30/8/17) it is available from the company’s website ( for £119.99 with free delivery and with a free bottle of multi-tool oil and sharpening stone (worth £17.99) and you can also add personalised laser engraving to the blade for just £2.99.
Also, there is currently a special offer where you can save £5 on your first order over £30 at; just enter the code: FIRSTORDER in basket.

Other current prices are:

• Amazon: £106.52
• £106.95
• £135.75

There is a Multi-Tool & Knife Maintenance Kit available on the Gerber web site consisting of a bottle of multi-tool oil and a sharpening stone for £17.99.


If you are looking for a ‘good’ present for the man (or woman) who has everything, this could just be the answer!
For a gardener, mechanic, electrician, angler, crafter, DIY fan etc., this handy multi-tool would make the perfect gift.

5/5 from me for Bob!!


• In the palm of the hand
• Open as pliers
• Tools all folded in
• Pouch
• Folded
• Back
• Fully opened

Thanks for reading I do hope that this review has been of some help!

© Sellerleygirl August 2017

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Pliers - Multi Tool

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Manufacturer: Gerber

Type: Pliers

Sub Type: Multi Tool

EAN: 7429510780784


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