So, your kid is graduating high school. Cards are nice. Money is always good, but remember that you’re probably going to send them off to college in the Fall, so get them a gift that will be useful. Here are three multi-tools that would be perfect for a graduation gift.


Leatherman Signal – $99.85

Leatherman tells us that a “Diamond Like Coating” (DLC) provides scratch and corrosion resistance. This multi-tools features include: a 420 HC partially serrated stainless steel blade, needlenose and regular pliers, 154 CM replaceable wire and hard wire cutters, wire stripper, saw, hammer, awl with thread loop, can opener, bottle opener, 1/4″ hex bit driver, 3/16″ box wrenches, carabiner (non load bearing), safety whistle, ferrocerium rod fire starter, and a diamond-coated sharpener.  Blade Lengths: 2-5/8” blade; 2-3/4” saw. This tool is 4-1/2″ closed, has a 25 year warranty and is made in the USA.


SOG Powerlock Standard with V-Cutter – $79.99

As one of the original multi-tool manufacturers, SOG learned quite a bit over the years, like how to make the toughest tools with patented gear driven compound leverage mechanisms. This multi-tools features include: stainless steel construction with polished finish, needlenose pliers/gripper V-Cutter Hard wire cutter, crimper, double-toothed wood saw, partially serrated blade, 3-sided file, large screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, 1/4″ drive, awl, can opener/small screwdriver, bottle opener/medium screwdriver, rulers and lanyard ring. Blade Lengths: 2-1/2″ v-cut, 2-5/8″ saw. This tool is 4-11/16″ closed and comes with a nylon pouch. Made in the USA.


Gerber Diesel Multi-plier – $64.99

This no-nonsense multi-plier’s features include: stainless steel construction, one-handed opening, needlenose pliers, wire cutter, wire crimper, small, medium and large screwdrivers, phillips screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, file Saw, scissors. The sheepsfoot blade is 2-3/8″ and 1/8″ thick, and  the tool is 4-13/16″ closed. Comes with a ballistic nylon belt sheath. Made in the USA.